Municipal by-laws

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.

All-terrain vehicles

It is prohibited to circulate with an all-terrain or any other means of motorized transport like a snowmobile in parks and public places such as the Town’s nature trails.

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Burning

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

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.

Dogs
Fences and hedges

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

DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, GARAGE SALES ARE NOT PERMITTED  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

Garbage must be in closed containers and must be placed on your private property a maximum of one metre from the paved surface of the street.

Garbage, recycling, and food residues collections

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. Food residues collection is every Wednesday.

Leaves

Leaves will be picked up in the spring and fall. The leaves must be placed in closed paper bags.

Municipal right of way

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.

Municipal water
Noise

It is prohibited for any person to cause noise susceptible to disrupt the peace and well-being of one or many persons of the neighbourhood by carrying out construction work, demolition work or repairs to buildings or vehicles, to use noisy tools, particularly lawn mowers or chainsaws.

Monday to Friday, 7 AM to 8 PM
Saturday, 9 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, 9 AM to 4 PM
Public holidays: 9 AM to 4 PM

Permits
Pesticides

Spreading or using pesticides is prohibited. In the event of an infestation, a permit must be obtained from the Urban Planning Department.

Recycling

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.

Sandy Beach

SECTION 5 SANDY BEACH ACCESS BAN

No one may be at Sandy Beach at any time.

Any person who contravenes this by-law commits an offense and is liable to a fine of $100. The amounts set forth above shall be doubled in the event of a second violation. Any continued violation of one or other of the articles of these regulations constitutes, on each day, a separate and distinct violation.

SECTION 6 DOGS IN SANDY BEACH NATURE PARK

No one shall allow their dog access to the Sandy Beach nature park from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in June, July and August

Sewer connections
Septic systems
Sheds, etc

A building permit is required for the installation of accessory buildings (sheds, etc.).

Snow in the street

Residents and contractors are not permitted to throw snow or ice onto public places, namely onto the street or around fire hydrants.

Swimming pool

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.

Trees

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 from the base of the trunk at a height of 1,3 meters (51.18 in) above the ground level. 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.

Winter parking
Winter shelters (tempos)
Zoning

By-laws and plans

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.

Aqueduct
Finance
 | Size: ##size## 7th Dec 2022 756-2022: By-law to provide for a loan in the amount of $150,000.00 and an expenditure of $150,000.00 for the replacement of the membrane at the Whitlock West waste water treatment plant  | Size: ##size## 13th Sep 2022 755-2022: By-law authorizing a loan of $1,893,400 for improvements to Main Road, from Quarry Point to Bellevue.  | Size: ##size## 12th Feb 2022 742-2021: By-Law authorizing a loan of $ 350 000 for procuring equipment for Public Works  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 735-2020: By-Law authorizing a loan of $ 3 895 000 for work improvement of Main Road, village sector and sections on four other streets.  | Size: ##size## 8th Mar 2023 728.2-2023: By-law amending 728.1 on the delegation of powers and budget follow up and control  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 728.1-2021: By-law amending by-law 728-2020 on the delegation of powers and budget follow-up and control  | Size: ##size## 8th Mar 2023 728-2020 : Delegation of power and budget follow-up & control of the Town of Hudson  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 716-2018: Respecting the remuneration of elected municipal officers  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 708-2018: Regarding contractual management  | Size: ##size## 5th Dec 2019 706-2018 - Loan by-law for the Hudson Valleys drinking water production system  | Size: ##size## 8th Feb 2018 702-2018 - concerning the working fund  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 687-2017 - Loan and expenditure for renovations to the Community centre  | Size: ##size## 5th Dec 2019 670.2-2019: amending by-law 670-2016 in order to decree additional work  | Size: ##size## 5th Jul 2018 670.1-2018 By-law amending by-law 670-2016 to increase expenditure and loan amount  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 655-2014 – Amendment to BL554 Loan Aqueduct  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 654-2014 – Amendment to BL505 Loan Sewer  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 653-2014 – Amendment to BL504 Loan Aqueduct  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 616 – Loan Fire Station Complement  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 614 – Property at 98 Cameron  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 612 – Loan Stabilisation of Macaulay  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 603 – Loan Main Road Culvert near Bellevue  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 600 – Loan Marina  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 598 – Loan Paving of Mayfair  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 597 – Water connection replacement on Main  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 596 – Loan Côte St. Charles  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 594 – Loan Community Centre  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 585 – Loan culvert Anse-de-Vaudreuil  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 581 – Loan Kilteevan  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 574 – Loan Allen Cottage  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 554 – Loan Aqueduct  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 553 – Loan Drainage Cameron  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 524 – Loan Sewer Outfall  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 519 – Expense Marina  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 518 – Loan Reconstruction Cameron  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 513 – Expense Phase 2 Sandy Beach  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 505.1 By-Law - For the construction of a wastewater treatment system  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 505 – Loan Sewer  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 504 – Loan for the improvement of the distribution, quantity and quality of the potable water network  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 494 – Loan Phase 1 Sandy Beach
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General
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Good order
Hygiene / Health
Public security
Taxation and Assessment
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Traffic / Parking
Urban planning
 | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 525 – Plan 1: The Regional Context  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 525 – Plan 2: The Biophysical Characteristics  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 525 – Plan 3: Land Uses  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 525 – Plan 4: Heritage and Landscape points of interest  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 525 – Plan 5: Transportation Infrastructures  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 525 – Plan 6: The Natural and Anthropogenic Constraints  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 525 – Plan 7.1: The General Policies on Land Uses and Land Occupation Densities  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 525 – Plan 8: Area Of Prime Concern  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 525 – Planning Program  | Size: ##size## 25th May 2018 525.1-2018 to amend the planning program by-law No. 525 to identify areas at risk of landslides  | Size: ##size## 5th Dec 2019 525.2-2019: amending the planning program - higher density in zone H2  | Size: ##size## 19th Apr 2022 525.3-2021 To further amend the planning program–protection of natural areas  | Size: ##size## 16th Aug 2023 526 - 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For additional information, contact Town Hall at (450) 458-5347.