On this page you can review Tasman District Council bylaws, the rules or regulations created to control specific activities within the District. 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.

Bylaws are a useful way of dealing with particular local nuisance problems. They focus on issues that the Council determines are significant enough to pass enforcement options.

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

Introductory Bylaw

Control of Liquor in Public Places 2012

Dog Control Bylaw

Freedom Camping Bylaw 2017

Navigation Safety Bylaw 2015

The bylaw covers all navigable waterways in the Tasman District and is aimed at ensuring the safety of users on these waterways including rivers and lakes. It was adopted in September 2015.

Speed Limits Bylaw 2016

Tasman's Great Taste Trail Bylaw

Trading in Public Places Bylaw 2010

Traffic Control Bylaw 2016

Details of the Traffic Control Bylaw 2016

Water Supply Bylaw 2016

Wastewater Bylaw 2015