Municipal By-laws

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.

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

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).

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

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 and recycling 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.

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

TEMPORARY RESTRICTION FROM JUNE 1ST, 2018 TO SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2018 ON THE USE OF POTABLE WATER

All outdoor use of potable water is restricted except for the following:

  • Manual watering of flowers and gardens with a self shutting hand-held nozzle;
  • Filling of swimming pools with a single hose is permitted between 9 p.m. and midnight (By-Law 631, article 8.5.2);
  • Filling a new swimming pool is allowed in accordance to the conditions prescribed in the swimming pool permit;
  • Watering on a construction site (By-Law 631, article 8.3);
  • Watering for lawn treatment with bio pesticides (nematodes) (By-Law 631, article 8.6);
  • Washing a parking lot, driveway or patio in order to apply a protective coating (By-Law, 631, article 8.1.2).

Any person who contravenes to any provision of the present resolution will be liable to the fines outlined in Section 13 of By-Law 631

To read the official copy of the resolution: Resolution R2018-04-106 – Raising awareness for efficient water use

Noise

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

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.

Sewer connections

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.

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 25 cm (10 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.

Winter parking

It is prohibited to park a vehicle on a public way between 12:00 PM and 7:00 AM from November 1 to April 15.

Winter shelters (tempos)

Winter shelters are permitted from October 15 to April 15 and may not be installed or partly installed on public property.

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.

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For additional information, contact Town Hall at (450) 458-5347.