The By-law Status Registry tracks the status and history details of by-laws dating back to 1834. The City of Toronto and former municipalities that now make up the current City have passed more than 200,000 by-laws that are still in force today.
You can use the By-law Status Registry to look up the status of by-laws, view the amendment history and find other enactment details.
Search the By-law Status Registry
This By-law Status Registry contains by-law status information for:
By-laws from the former municipalities:
The Registry is updated as City Council passes new by-laws.
The By-law Status Registry includes information on all by-laws that the amalgamated City of Toronto has passed. It also includes information about many of the by-laws that the former municipalities passed.
If you want a copy of a by-law passed by the City of Toronto since 1998, you can view or print it from the list of City by-laws.
You can also access the new City of Toronto by-laws directly from the By-law Status Registry. Just look for the link near the top of your search results page.
The By-law Status Registry contains some of the pre-amalgamation by-laws passed by former municipalities. Visit City of Toronto Archives or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about obtaining copies of pre-amalgamation by-laws.
Many by-laws have been digitally certified and are available online. For more information, please email email@example.com or phone 416-392-8016.
For more information about the By-law Status Registry, or for help with searching, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-392-8016.