The by-laws posted on the Township of Puslinch website are for reference purposes only. To obtain a copy of a by-law, email the Township Clerk’s Office or call 519-763-1226 x103.
To determine permitted uses and zoning on specific properties, contact the Planning and Development Department or visit the Zoning page.
By-law enforcement and filing a complaint
The Township’s by-laws are enforced on a written complaint basis; telephone calls will not be accepted. The by-law complaint form must include your name, address and telephone number, or other contact information.
Failure to provide this required information will render the complaint incomplete and it will not be investigated. Your name will not be divulged unless your testimony is required in court. Should the Township find a complaint to have been filed for a malicious or vexatious reason, or as part of an ongoing pattern of harassment, the Township may cease the investigation and close the file.
Parking and Noise By-law Complaints
For Parking and Noise By-law complaints outside of business hours, please contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1(888) 310-1122
Animal Control Enforcement
The Cambridge and District Humane Society (CDHS) has been providing animal control services for residents in the Township of Puslinch since 2019.
Puslinch Residents can call CDHS at (519) 623-6323, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including statutory holidays for the following animal control services:
- To report dogs at large
- To report injured dogs
- To report injured cats
- To report aggressive dogs
- To report deceased domestic pets
- To report injured wildlife
- To report Exotic Animals
Township of Puslinch By-laws
|Accident Scene Solicitation||5245-11||A by-law to prohibit accident scene solicitation within the County of Wellington. Contact the County of Wellington for inquiries at (519) 837-2600.|
|Budget||06/22||A by-law to adopt the budget for the Township of Puslinch.|
|Building||057-2018||A by-law respecting Building, Demolition, Conditional, Change of Use and Occupancy Permits, Payment of Fees, Inspections, Appointment of Inspectors and Code of Conduct which repeals By-law number 42/05.|
|Cash-in-lieu of parkland||06/18||Being a by-law to require the conveyance of land or payment of cash-in-lieu of parkland for public park or other public recreational purposes|
|Expense Policy||16/12||A by-law to adopt the various policies of the Township of Puslinch.|
|Development Charges||044/19||A by-law to establish development charges for the Corporation of the Township of Puslinch.|
|Entrance Permit||032/20||A by-law to regulate the installation of entrance ways over the Puslinch Township Road System.|
|Exotic Animals||15/82||A by-law to control and regulate the keeping of certain animals and class within the Township of Puslinch.|
|Fireworks||039/14||A by-law to prohibit and regulate the sale, storage, display, and setting-off of fireworks and to repeal By-law 20/2003.|
|Forest Conservation||5115/09||A by-law respecting the conservation and sustainable use of woodlands and to repeal By-law number 5090-09. Contact the County of Wellington for inquiries at (519) 837 -2600.|
|Fortification||54/12||A by-law to regulate the fortification of land and protective elements applied to land and to prohibit excessive fortification of land and excessive protective elements being applied to land within the Township of Puslinch.|
|Kennel and Dog Licensing||24/21||A by-law to control, licence, register and regulate Dogs and Kennels within the Township of Puslinch and to repeal By-law 8/99 and 33/05.|
|Noise||5001-05||A by-law to provide for the regulation and prohibition of unusual noises or noises likely to disturb the public and/or the prevention of public nuisances.|
|Open Air Burning||45/14||A by-law to regulate the setting of open air fire and to repeal By-law 54-2007. Apply for an open air burning, or fire permit here.|
|Parking||5000-05||A by-law to regulate the parking or stopping of vehicles on highways, public parking lots, and in some instances, private property within the Township of Puslinch and to repeal By-law 4500-00.|
|Procedural By-Law||46/22||Being a By-Law to establish the Procedure for Meetings of Council and Committees and to repeal By-Law No. 59/08, as amended.|
|Property Standards||10/20||A by-law to provide for the maintenance of the physical condition and occupancy of property in the Township of Puslinch.|
|Property Tax||20/22||A by-law to provide for the levy and collection of property taxes for the 2022 taxation year.|
|Publicized Displays||08/22||A by-law to prohibit and regulate publicized displays that occur on private property in the Township of Puslinch and prohibit the same that create nuisance impacts.|
|Reduced Load||25/04||Being a by-law to designate the date on which a reduced load period shall start or end and the highway or portion thereof under its jurisdiction to which the designation applies.|
|Council, Committees and Other Appointments – Compensation, Benefits and Expense Policy||058/20||A by-law to adopt the Council, Committees and Other Appointments – Compensation, Benefits and Expense Policy.|
|Remuneration: Staff||009/20||A by-law to establish the rates of remuneration for Staff of the Corporation of the Township of Puslinch.|
|Sign||9/91||A by-law to regulate the erection and location of signs or advertising devices in the Township of Puslinch.|
|Site Alteration (Consolidated)||31/12||A by-law for prohibiting or regulating the alteration of property within the Township of Puslinch.|
|Site Plan Control||27/22||A by-law to establish a Site Plan Control Area, to define classes of development and to delegate Council Authority pursuant to Section 41 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990 c.P13, as amended, and to repeal By-law 2019-029.|
|Smoking||59/12||A by-law to regulate smoking in public places and workplaces in the Township of Puslinch.|
|Speed Limit||60/15||A by-law authorizing speed limits in the Township of Puslinch|
|Swimming Pool Enclosures||18/18||A by-law to regulate enclosures for outdoor swimming pools|
|User Fees and Charges||52/21||A by-law to permit the Municipality to impose fees or charges with respect to services or activities provided, related costs payable, and for the use of its property|
|Zoning||23/18||A By-law to prohibit the use of land and the erection and use of buildings or structures except for certain purposes, and to regulate the type of construction and the height, bulk, location, size, floor area, density, character, and use of buildings or structures.|
The Township recently amended the Zoning By-law provisions relating to Additional Residential Units. The new provisions have not yet been included in the Comprehensive Zoning By-law, but can be accessed by using this link.