Bylaws are rules or regulations that are created to control specific activities within New Plymouth District. Bylaws help ensure that our community is safe, healthy and vibrant. Their purposes include:

  • Requiring activities to be licensed; to ensure that activities are carried out in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Informing the community about acceptable standards of behaviour in public places.
  • Promoting a nuisance free environment, i.e. through rules on the keeping of animals.
  • Ensuring that the public can safely use public land.

Bylaws are a useful way of dealing with particular local nuisance problems. They focus on issues that the Council determines are significant enough to pass enforcement options.

The New Plymouth District Council Bylaws are made in accordance with the requirements set out in the Local Government Act 2002.

Bylaws in the New Plymouth District Council Bylaw 2008 and 2010

2008 Bylaws Amended and Readopted July 2013   

2008 Bylaws Amended and Readopted September 2014

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