The by-laws listed below do not comprise a complete list of Hudson’s by-laws, but they consist of the most requested by-laws.
The text of each by-law is presented for information purposes only and may be subject to modification by Council. In this case, the version adopted by Council shall prevail.
For the official version of a by-law, please contact the Town at (450) 458-5347.
Outdoor fires*, including barrel fires and outdoor fireplaces, are permitted subject to being placed at the rear of individual properties and not near the street. They must be supervised at all times to produce as little smoke as possible and to prevent smoke from drifting to neighbouring residences.
* A permit must be issued by the Fire Department for any open-air fire exceeding 1 square meter in area and 1 square meter in height.
Civic numbers must be visible from the street at all times. They are essential for emergency vehicles, such as Fire Department, ambulance or police vehicles. For safety’s sake, make sure they are clearly visible.
Roaming is prohibited and, while in public places, dogs must be kept on leash at all times. Owners/custodians must pick up feces on all public or private property other than their own. The fenced dog run is located at 725 Main (next to Thompson Park parking lot).
As a general rule, fences bordering streets shall not exceed 1.2 m (4 ft) in height. On all other sides, the height shall not exceed 2.0 m (6.5 ft). Hedges must be trimmed and well maintained. No height limit applies to hedges.
Garage sales are permitted once per year following issuance of a permit costing $20. Only one sign, not exceeding 0.37 m2 (4 sq ft) is permitted on the site of the sale. Directional sign are prohibited.
Garbage collection takes place on Mondays in the eastern sector and on Thursdays in the western sector. Collection in the central sector is on Mondays and Thursdays. Recycling collection is every Monday.
Leaves will be picked up in the spring and fall. The leaves must be placed in closed paper bags.
The space between the boundary of your property and the road pavement is designated as a municipal right of way. The maintenance and good order of this municipal space are the responsibility of the frontage resident. It is also prohibited for security reasons to place objects such as rocks, branches, etc. on this municipal right of way.
It is forbidden to use municipal water for lawn watering from May 1 to October 1 of each year, except according to the following schedule:
8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
2:00 AM to 5:00 AM
Non-residential properties in commercial zones
8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
2:00 AM to 5:00 AM
EVEN civic numbers: TUESDAYS and FRIDAYS
ODD civic numbers: MONDAYS and THURSDAYS
No lawn watering is allowed on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
It is strictly forbidden at all times of year to hose down driveways with water from the municipal water supply
At no time should water run off into the street or neighbouring properties
Only one faucet connection per dwelling is permitted
Watering of vegetable and flower gardens must be done manually or by dripping irrigation and is permitted every day
Vehicle washing is permitted at all times, provided you use an automatically closing nozzle
A permit is required for all watering outside the above schedule.
No permits will be issued between July 1 and August 31. A request for a permit must be given to the Urban Planning Department at least 72 hours in advance.
It is prohibited to make excessive noise likely to disrupt the peace and tranquillity of the neighbourhood. It is also prohibited to make noise while proceeding with construction, demolition or repairs, or to use a lawnmower or chainsaw except during the following times:
Monday to Friday 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
To obtain a permit, you must contact the Planning Department at (450) 458-0222.
The bin should be placed on your private property at a maximum of 1 metre from the paved surface of the street. Position the wheels so that they are closest to your house and the lid opens towards the street. Make sure your bin has no other objects within a 60 cm perimeter.
All property owners serviced by the sewer system are requested to connect up their buildings as soon as possible.
Please do not hesitate to call Technical Services for more information at (450) 458-0222.
Pools require a permit and must be situated behind the front setback of the main building. In-ground pools must be enclosed by a fence. Entrance gates to in-ground pools must have a self-closing and self-locking device ensuring that the gate remains securely shut.
A free permit is required to cut down trees with a diameter equal to or greater than 10 cm (4 in), the diameter to be measured at 15 cm (6 in) from the ground. A tree may only be felled if evaluated by the authority having jurisdiction as dead or dying, dangerous, a nuisance, diseased or in the way of a construction project. The penalty for felling a tree without a permit is a minimum of $300 per tree for the first infraction.
So that residents can be informed of the main by-laws passed by Town Council, by-laws and plans are available in this section.
Note that by-laws are likely to undergo changes. In the event that a change to a by-law is passed by Council but is not updated in the online version, the Council version shall prevail.
These by-laws apply insofar as they are not modified, replaced or repealed.
For additional information, contact Town Hall at (450) 458-5347.