Bylaws are rules or regulations that are created to control specific activities within New Plymouth 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 the keeping of 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.

NPDC's bylaws are made in accordance with the requirements set out in the Local Government Act 2002.

Amendments to bylaws


Bylaws currently under consultation

Consultation is open for the review of the following bylaws:

Bylaw 2010 Part 4 Brothels and Commercial Sex Premises

Bylaw 2010 Part 2 Dog Control

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Bylaws 2019 and 2020

Bylaws in the New Plymouth District Council Bylaw 2008 and 2010

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2008 Bylaws Amended and Readopted July 2013

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2008 Bylaws Amended and Readopted September 2014

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