Bylaws and regulations

Bylaws help ensure that our community is safe, healthy and vibrant. Their purposes include:

  • Requiring activities to be licensed; to ensure that activities are carried out in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Informing the community about acceptable standards of behaviour in public places.
  • Promoting a nuisance free environment, i.e. through rules on keeping animals.
  • Ensuring that the public can safely use public land.

The Tasman District Council Consolidated Bylaw was made in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 2002, and contains the following bylaws:

What are bylaws for?
Enforcement policy and guidelines

Rules help make sure our district is safe, healthy and vibrant. We use a collection of regulations to do this called the consolidated bylaw. It contains 11 chapters for different topics.

The dog control policy sets out expected behaviour from owners and dogs.

Policy on where you can and can't fly drones, model aircraft and other unmanned aircraft over Council land.

Our policy on identification, assessment, and actions to be taken to deal with dangerous, insanitary and affected buildings.

We have a policy to minimise harm to the community caused by gambling.

While there are currently no approved psychoactive products in New Zealand, this policy is active.