By-laws and policies
A by-law is a form of legislation established by a local municipality to resolve issues and address the needs of citizens. Legal action can be taken as a consequence of non-compliance. In addition, by-laws govern the actions of all people in the Municipality.
To consult Austin’s by-laws (available in French only):
on other topics:
- Council and management
- Public domain
- Finances and taxation
- Quality of life (environment, sanitation, public health)
Municipal policies establish general principles to ensure consistency in decision-making and governance, and help guide future actions.
To consult Austin’s policies (available in French only):
- Social and municipal development policies
- Management policies