How Bylaws work
What bylaws are, and how we set them.
How Bylaws work
Airport Bylaw 2016
This bylaw protects the safety of airport users and property used in connection with the airport. It sets out the types of behaviours and requirements of users including the use of vehicles and aircraft operations.
Airport Bylaw 2016 (450kb pdf)
Alcohol Bylaw 2018
The purpose of this bylaw is to reduce alcohol-related harm by controlling the consumption of alcohol in public places. It sets out the agreed permanent, New Year and temporary alcohol-free areas. It also provides the powers of search, seizure and arrest by NZ Police.
Alcohol Bylaw 2018 (3mb pdf)
Beaches Bylaw 2018
This bylaw enables the safe, recreational use of Tauranga’s beaches and manages public safety and nuisance issues. It sets out the rules for vehicles on beaches, other craft, longline fishing, horses and fires.
Beaches Bylaw 2018 (1.8mb pdf)
Dog Management Bylaw 2018
This bylaw sets out the areas where dogs are allowed whilst on a leash, where they are permanently and temporarily prohibited, location of kennels, a limit on the number of dogs, impounding, menacing dogs, offences and penalties.
Dog Management Bylaw 2018 (3.6mb pdf)
Freedom Camping Bylaw 2019
This bylaw sets restrictions around freedom camping to ensure our spaces can be enjoyed by all. It sets out where freedom camping is permitted (subject to restrictions) and where it is prohibited, offences and penalties.
Freedom Camping Bylaw 2019 (6.6mb pdf)
Keeping of Animals Bylaw 2018
This bylaw promotes responsible animal ownership, including reducing impact on neighbours, the public and preventing damage.
Keeping of Animals Bylaw 2018 (256kb pdf)
Prostitution Bylaw 2019
This bylaw provides for the locations of brothels in Tauranga and regulates associated signage.
Prostitution Bylaw 2019 (1.7mb pdf)