Bylaws are laws that are enacted by Council through the approval of two readings of the Bylaw at meetings held on different days. Below is a complete list of Stratford’s bylaws.

For information about Bylaw Enforcement please visit the Bylaw Enforcement Page.

Bylaw # 13 - Emergency Measures Bylaw
The Emergency Measures Bylaw establishes the Stratford Emergency Measures Organization and prescribes the duties and powers of the organization and the duties of the officials involved in the organization.

Bylaw # 21 - Water and Sewer Customer Service Regulations Bylaw
The Water and Sewer Customer Service Regulations Bylaw sets the terms and conditions of service to customers of the Stratford Utility Corporation.
Bylaw # 21B (Amendment)
Bylaw # 21C (Amendment)
Bylaw # 21D (Amendment)
Bylaw # 21E (Amendment)
Bylaw # 21F (Amendment)
Bylaw # 21G (Amendment)
Bylaw #21 (Schedule A - 2023)

Bylaw # 22 - Dangerous and Unsightly Premises Bylaw
The Dangerous and Unsightly Premises Bylaw defines and regulates “unsightly property” and what a “dangerous buildings” in Stratford.
Bylaw #22A (Amendment)

Bylaw # 26 - Animal Control Bylaw
The Animal Control Bylaw regulates animals in the Town of Stratford and, in particular, prescribes for the provision of needs, the licensing and control of dogs and the prohibition of classes of animals in residential areas or in all areas of the Town.
Bylaw #26A (Amendment)
Bylaw # 26B (Amendment)

Bylaw # 28 - Water and Sewer Mandatory Connection Bylaw
The Water and Sewer Mandatory Connection Bylaw establishes the requirement for properties to be connected to the municipal water and sewer system where service is provided unless specifically exempted in the bylaw.

Bylaw #29 - Reserve Bylaw
A bylaw required to allow Council the ability to set aside money for a specific purpose.  
Bylaw #29A (Amendment)

Bylaw #30 - Noise and Nuisance Bylaw 
The Noise and Nuisance Bylaw defines and prohibits activities that would be a nuisance, bans open burning and sets curfews in the Town.
Bylaw #30A (Amendment)
Bylaw #30B (Amendment)
Bylaw #30C (Amendment)

Bylaw # 35 - Cosmetic Pesticide Bylaw
The Cosmetic Pesticide Bylaw works within the authority provided by the provincial government to municipalities to regulate the application of Non-Domestic Pesticides for the control of landscape pests.
Bylaw #35A (Amendment)

Bylaw #36 - Council Remuneration Bylaw
A bylaw relating to remuneration and expenses of the Mayor and members of the Council of the Town of Stratford.
Bylaw#36B (Amendment)

Bylaw #37 - Tax Rate Group Bylaw
A bylaw to enable the application of different tax rates for different properties (ie: commercial vs. non-commercial rates).  
Bylaw #37A (Amendment)

Bylaw #38 - Grants and Donations Bylaw
A bylaw which enables the Town of Stratford to provide grants, donations, municipal property tax rebates or in-kind contributions to organizations or individuals.
Bylaw #38A (Amendment)

Bylaw #39 - Fees Bylaw
A bylaw required for the Town to charge fees for licenses, permits, programs, facility rentals and other matters, and applies to any person or organization upon whom a fee is imposed under this bylaw.
Schedule A (Revised Fees)

Bylaw #40  - Borrowing Bylaw
A bylaw required by the new Municipal Government Act to enable short and long term borrowing by the Town of Stratford.

Bylaw #42 - Smoke Free Bylaw
A bylaw on smoking restrictions for the health, safety, and welfare of residents.

Bylaw #43 - Election Bylaw (and Amendment #43A)
The majority of the provisions for the conduct of municipal elections are now contained within the new Municipal Government Act however municipalities have discretion to set their own rules around items including advance polling, alternative voting methods and campaign spending and donation limits. The Election Bylaw was drafted in partnership with Charlottetown, Summerside, Cornwall and Elections PEI, who administers the elections in the four large municipalities, to establish the discretionary rules and procedures for municipal elections in the Town of Stratford.

Bylaw #44 - Open Government Bylaw
This bylaw sees the Town of Stratford adopt an open by default approach and assists the Town in meeting its requirements under the Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act which is effective as of April 1, 2019.

Bylaw #45 - Zoning and Development Bylaw
The Zoning and Development Bylaw stipulates what uses are allowed on parcels of land within the town and it also stipulates what the rules are governing the subdivision and development of property in the town.
Bylaw #45A (Amendment)
Bylaw #45B (Amendment)
Bylaw #45C (Amendment)
Bylaw #45E (Amendment)
Bylaw #45F (Amendment)
Bylaw #45G (Amendment)
Bylaw #45H (Amendment)
Bylaw #45H (With OP Amendment)
Bylaw #45I (Amendment)
Bylaw #45J (Amendment)
Bylaw #45K (Amendment)
Bylaw #45L (Amendment)
Bylaw #45M (Amendment)
Bylaw #45N (Amendment)

Bylaw # 46 - Code of Conduct Bylaw
The Code of Conduct Bylaw sets the minimum expectations for the behaviour of members of Council in carrying out their functions and making decisions that benefit the Town of Stratford.

Bylaw #47 - Council Procedural Bylaw
This bylaw regulates the proceedings of Council in accordance with the Municipal Government Act.
Bylaw #47A (Amendment)
Bylaw #47B (Amendment)

Bylaw #48 - Conflict of Interest Bylaw
This bylaw governs the conflict of interest for Members of Council. 

Bylaw #49 - Enforcement and Summary Proceedings Bylaw
The Enforcement and Summary Proceedings Bylaw allows the Town of Stratford to issue tickets for summary offences against the the Noise and Nuisance Bylaw; the Dangerous and Unsightly Premises Bylaw; the Animal Control Bylaw; the Smoke Free Bylaw; the Zoning and Development Bylaw; the Building Bylaw; and the Cosmetic Pesticide Bylaw.

Bylaw #50 - Building Bylaw
This bylaw regulates the construction and renovation of buildings in the Town of Stratford.

Bylaw #51 - Records Management Bylaw
This bylaw establishes a corporate file classification and records management system for the Town of Stratford.

Bylaw #52 - Switch Program Bylaw
This bylaw establishes a program to enable eligible property owners to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric car charging, water use and water conservation installations in the Town of Stratford.

Bylaw #53 - Chief Administrative Officer Bylaw
This bylaw is regarding the appointment, authority, and accountability of the Chief Administrative Officer.