Council's bylaws are special laws that apply in the Tauranga area only. Bylaws help make sure the city runs smoothly.
Bylaws exist for the following reasons:
- to protect the public from nuisance
- to protect, promote and maintain public health and safety
- to minimise the potential for offensive behaviour in public places
- if specifically required by legislation.
Bylaws are enforced by council staff. Breaches of bylaws can result in prosecutions and court-imposed fines, confiscations of equipment or orders to stop work. We will always consult with the local community before adopting any new bylaw or reviewing an existing bylaw.
Note: this year we have been reviewing a number of our bylaws. Keep an eye on our have your say page to find out what topics we are consulting on and when the new changes will come into force.
Airport Bylaw 2016 (450kb pdf)
Alcohol Control Bylaw 2018 (3.8mb pdf)
Beaches Bylaw 2018 (1.8kb pdf)
Dog Management Bylaw 2018 (4mb pdf)
Freedom Camping Bylaw 2013 (3.71mb pdf)
Keeping of Animals Bylaw 2018 (260kb pdf)
Outdoor Fire Safety Bylaw 2015 (688kb pdf)
Prostitution Bylaw 2008 (1.4mb pdf)
Speed Limit Bylaw 2009 (2.4mb pdf)
Stormwater (Pollution Prevention) Bylaw 2015 (236kb pdf)
Street Use & Public Places Bylaw 2018 (880kb pdf)
Supply of Water Bylaw 2007 (62kb pdf)
Trade Waste Bylaw 2008 (59kb pdf)
Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2012 (57kb pdf)
Traffic and Parking Bylaw
Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2012 (125kb pdf)
The Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2012 was amended 20 June 2017.
Last Reviewed: 29/03/2019