The “by” in “by-law” is a Norse word meaning “town”. So, a by-law is quite simply a law created by a town or city—the local government, as opposed to the provincial or federal government. As “town” laws, by-laws apply only within the city limits.

All bylaws must pass three readings before they can become law. First and second readings introduce the proposed by-law, and third and final reading is Council’s last chance to debate or amend a by-law before voting.  If a bylaw does not pass any of the readings, it is defeated.

Proposed by-laws

The by-laws listed below are scheduled for a third reading by the Council of the City of Fredericton on the date listed after each by-law. Click the appropriate link to read a PDF file of each proposed by-law, or access a paper version by visiting the Office of the City Clerk, at City Hall.

After the scheduled third reading, the by-law will either be passed or defeated – either way, it will be removed from this section of the website.

November 27, 2017

  1. By-law No. A-13.5 - Changes to the Governance Model

December 11, 2017

  1. By-law No. L-11.131 - Stop up and Close a Portion fo Saint Mary's Street
  2. By-law No. L-1.28 - Business Improvement Levy By-law - Downtown Fredericton Inc.
  3. By-law No. L-2.28 - Business Improvement Levy By-law - Business Fredericton North Inc.
  4. By-law No. T-1.92 - Parking Restrictions on Argyle Street
  5. By-law No. Z-5.129 - 26 Watters Drive

January 8, 2018

  1. By-law No. W-3.16 - Municipal Water Rates and Sewer Rentals

By-laws index

To read any by-law, click on the appropriate link(s) to see a PDF file, or visit the Office of the City Clerk located at City Hall to read a paper version.

By-Laws Respecting Administrative Matters
By-Laws Respecting Land Use
By-Laws Respecting Regulations and Licensing
By-Laws Respecting Safety
By-Laws Respecting Traffic and Streets
By-Laws Respecting City Works
By-Laws Respecting Zoning


Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of its contents, the City of Fredericton does not assume any responsibility for the reliability of the contents. If an official version of a by-law is required or to ensure that there have been no subsequent amendments, reference must be made to the paper version of the document that is held in the Office of the City Clerk.

Please be advised that, as the Zoning By-law is amended on a regular basis, all zoning amendments must be confirmed with planning staff. A full copy of the Zoning By-law and large size prints of the zoning maps are available for purchase. Please contact the Community Planning Division.

If you encounter difficulties downloading any of the by-laws, please contact the Office of the City Clerk.

By-laws Respecting Administrative Matters

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By-laws Respecting Land Use

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By-laws Respecting Regulations And Licensing

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By-laws Respecting Safety

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By-laws Respecting Traffic And Streets

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By-laws Respecting City Works

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By-laws Respecting Zoning

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