Bylaws & Policies
Frequently Requested Bylaws & Policies
Bylaws and Policies inform how the District operates as a government body while providing regulations, guidance and procedures to the community. On this page, you will find copies of frequently requested bylaws and policies. The electronic and consolidated versions of the bylaws and policies are made available for convenience only and are updated by staff once they are adopted by Council.
To request official copies of District of Tofino bylaws or policy or to have a bylaw or policy added to this page, please contact Municipal Hall by Emailing Corporate Services.
Bylaws are adopted by Council during open Council Meetings and can include subjects like zoning and land use, signage, noise, parking regulations, licensing, fees and charges, property taxation and utility rates/regulation. Each bylaw must be read by Council three (3) times in an open and public meeting before it is adopted at a subsequent meeting. Members of the public wishing to provide feedback, questions and/or ideas to Council regarding proposed bylaws are encouraged to participate in the bylaw adoption process as early as possible by connecting with department staff proposing the bylaw or participating in Council meetings.
Policies are clear, simple statements about how the District intends to conduct its services, actions or business. Policies provide a set of guiding principles to help with decision-making for Council and Staff and are often accompanied by procedures that direct Staff on how to implement the policy.