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.

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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

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 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 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

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.

Aqueduct
Finance
 | Size: 35 KB 3rd Jan 2019 494 – Loan Phase 1 Sandy Beach  | Size: 47 KB 3rd Jan 2019 504 – Loan for the improvement of the distribution, quantity and quality of the potable water network  | Size: 46 KB 3rd Jan 2019 505 – Loan Sewer  | Size: 40 KB 3rd Jan 2019 513 – Expense Phase 2 Sandy Beach  | Size: 40 KB 3rd Jan 2019 518 – Loan Reconstruction Cameron  | Size: 39 KB 3rd Jan 2019 519 – Expense Marina  | Size: 38 KB 3rd Jan 2019 524 – Loan Sewer Outfall  | Size: 38 KB 3rd Jan 2019 553 – Loan Drainage Cameron  | Size: 193 KB 3rd Jan 2019 554 – Loan Aqueduct  | Size: 42 KB 3rd Jan 2019 574 – Loan Allen Cottage  | Size: 59 KB 3rd Jan 2019 581 – Loan Kilteevan  | Size: 55 KB 3rd Jan 2019 585 – Loan culvert Anse-de-Vaudreuil  | Size: 43 KB 3rd Jan 2019 594 – Loan Community Centre  | Size: 38 KB 3rd Jan 2019 596 – Loan Côte St. Charles  | Size: 43 KB 3rd Jan 2019 597 – Water connection replacement on Main  | Size: 44 KB 3rd Jan 2019 598 – Loan Paving of Mayfair  | Size: 44 KB 3rd Jan 2019 600 – Loan Marina  | Size: 43 KB 3rd Jan 2019 603 – Loan Main Road Culvert near Bellevue  | Size: 45 KB 3rd Jan 2019 612 – Loan Stabilisation of Macaulay  | Size: 38 KB 3rd Jan 2019 614 – Property at 98 Cameron  | Size: 64 KB 3rd Jan 2019 616 – Loan Fire Station Complement  | Size: 194 KB 3rd Jan 2019 653-2014 – Amendment to BL504 Loan Aqueduct  | Size: 196 KB 3rd Jan 2019 654-2014 – Amendment to BL505 Loan Sewer  | Size: 195 KB 3rd Jan 2019 655-2014 – Amendment to BL554 Loan Aqueduct  | Size: 360 KB 5th Jul 2018 670.1-2018 By-law amending by-law 670-2016 to increase expenditure and loan amount  | Size: 169 KB 13th May 2019 670.2-2019: amending by-law 670-2016 in order to decree additional work  | Size: 251 KB 3rd Jan 2019 687-2017 - Loan and expenditure for renovations to the Community centre  | Size: 149 KB 8th Feb 2018 702-2018 - concerning the working fund  | Size: 326 KB 5th Jul 2018 706-2018 - Loan by-law for the Hudson Valleys drinking water production system  | Size: 759 KB 7th Mar 2019 708-2018 : By-law regarding contractual management  | Size: 225 KB 7th Mar 2019 716-2018: Respecting the remuneration of elected municipal officers
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General
 | Size: 24 KB 3rd Jan 2019 083 – General: Compulsory house numbering  | Size: 29 KB 3rd Jan 2019 232 – Elections: Postponement of the regular meeting on the year of a general election  | Size: 36 KB 3rd Jan 2019 348 – Council: Council meetings  | Size: 109 KB 3rd Jan 2019 439 – Pension Plan for Employees (in french only)  | Size: 50 KB 3rd Jan 2019 485 – Agreements: Municipal Works Agreements (Developments)  | Size: 30 KB 3rd Jan 2019 486 – By-Laws: Execution of municipal by-laws  | Size: 27 KB 3rd Jan 2019 500 – Council: Remuneration paid to the elected municipal officers  | Size: 33 KB 3rd Jan 2019 531 – Elections: Electoral districts  | Size: 284 KB 11th Jan 2019 531 – Elections: Electoral districts (plans)  | Size: 59 KB 3rd Jan 2019 624 – Code of ethics and good conduct for municipal employees of the town of Hudson  | Size: 103 KB 3rd Jan 2019 634 – Budget control monitoring policy  | Size: 67 KB 3rd Jan 2019 635 – Reimbursement of fees for travel and meal expenses  | Size: 147 KB 8th Feb 2018 699-2018 - establishing the terms of publication of public notices  | Size: 686 KB 14th Mar 2018 703-2018 Code of ethics and good conduct for elected municipal officers of the Town of Hudson  | Size: 759 KB 7th Mar 2019 708-2018 : By-law regarding contractual management  | Size: 173 KB 7th Mar 2019 710-2018 : AMENDING BY-LAW 624 ENTITLED CODE OF ETHICS AND GOOD CONDUCT FOR MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES OF THE TOWN OF HUDSON  | Size: 187 KB 9th May 2019 721-2019: REPEALING CERTAIN MUNICIPAL BY-LAWS
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Good order
Hygiene / Health
Public security
Taxation and Assessment
 | Size: 32 KB 3rd Jan 2019 005 – Taxation: Responsibility of proprietors for payment of taxes  | Size: 20 KB 3rd Jan 2019 100 – Taxation: Levy and collection of duties on transfers of immoveables  | Size: 26 KB 3rd Jan 2019 356 – Assessment: Request for revision of evaluation  | Size: 32 KB 3rd Jan 2019 566 – Taxation: Emergency Centres 9-1-1  | Size: 74 KB 3rd Jan 2019 608 – Taxation: Taxation rates for 2012  | Size: 44 KB 3rd Jan 2019 609 – Taxation: Business tax and license fees for 2012  | Size: 94 KB 3rd Jan 2019 626 – Taxation: Taxation rates for 2013  | Size: 51 KB 3rd Jan 2019 627 – Taxation: Business tax and license fees for 2013  | Size: 33 KB 3rd Jan 2019 636 – Utlility rates & tariffs 2014  | Size: 273 KB 3rd Jan 2019 647 – loan by-law for the extension of the municipal sanitary sewer – Hazelwood Street.  | Size: 117 KB 3rd Jan 2019 656-2014 – Utility Rates Tariffs 2015  | Size: 112 KB 3rd Jan 2019 661-2015 – Amendment to BL656-2014 Utility Rates Tariffs  | Size: 216 KB 3rd Jan 2019 668-2015 – Utility Rates & Tariffs 2016  | Size: 475 KB 3rd Jan 2019 684-2016 - Taxation 2017  | Size: 486 KB 3rd Jan 2019 684.1-2017 Taxation 2017 - by-law amending 684-2016  | Size: 634 KB 3rd Jan 2019 697-2018 - Taxation by-law 2018  | Size: 1 MB 1st Feb 2018 698-2018 - Tariffs 2018  | Size: 1 MB 3rd Jan 2019 698.1-2018 Tariffs 2018  | Size: 209 KB 5th Jul 2018 698.3-2018 MODIFYING BY-LAW NO 698.1 ESTABLISHING TARIFFS FOR CERTAIN GOODS, SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES OF THE TOWN OF HUDSON  | Size: 237 KB 6th Feb 2019 698.4-2018 - modifying by-law 698.1 establishing tariffs for certain goods, services, and activities for the Town of Hudson  | Size: 1 MB 26th Feb 2019 717-2019 – decreeing the taxation for the 2019 fiscal year  | Size: 847 KB 6th Feb 2019 718-2019 - to establish tariffs for the 2019 fiscal year  | Size: 220 KB 5th Jul 2019 718.1-2019: modifying by-law 718-2019 to establish tariffs
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Traffic / Parking
Urban planning
 | Size: 1 MB 3rd Jan 2019 525 – Plan 1: The Regional Context  | Size: 1 MB 3rd Jan 2019 525 – Plan 2: The Biophysical Characteristics  | Size: 2 MB 3rd Jan 2019 525 – Plan 3: Land Uses  | Size: 1 MB 3rd Jan 2019 525 – Plan 4: Heritage and Landscape points of interest  | Size: 1 MB 3rd Jan 2019 525 – Plan 5: Transportation Infrastructures  | Size: 2 MB 3rd Jan 2019 525 – Plan 6: The Natural and Anthropogenic Constraints  | Size: 2 MB 3rd Jan 2019 525 – Plan 7.1: The General Policies on Land Uses and Land Occupation Densities  | Size: 2 MB 3rd Jan 2019 525 – Plan 8: Area Of Prime Concern  | Size: 304 KB 3rd Jan 2019 525 – Planning Program  | Size: 243 KB 25th May 2018 525.1-2018 to amend the planning program by-law No. 525 to identify areas at risk of landslides  | Size: 168 KB 17th Sep 2019 525.2-2019: amending the planning program - higher density in zone H2  | Size: 2 MB 22nd Jan 2019 526 - Zoning  | Size: 818 KB 22nd Jan 2019 526 - Zoning Appendix C - Uses and Standards Table  | Size: 243 KB 3rd Jan 2019 526 – Zoning Appendix D (Definitions)  | Size: 3 MB 3rd Jan 2019 526 – Zoning Plan  | Size: 616 KB 16th Jan 2019 526.1-2018 Amending zoning by-law 526 to include provisions applicable to zones potentially exposed to landslides  | Size: 351 KB 19th Sep 2019 526.4-2019 - to allow the subdivision of lots of smaller sizes in zones R-28 and R-33  | Size: 189 KB 5th Sep 2019 526.5 -2019 Modifying the requirements concerning bi-generational dwellings  | Size: 101 KB 6th Sep 2019 527 – Subdivisions  | Size: 179 KB 25th May 2018 527.1-2018 to amend by-law 527 concerning subdivision  | Size: 158 KB 3rd Jan 2019 528 – Construction  | Size: 296 KB 3rd Jan 2019 529 – Permits and Certificates  | Size: 190 KB 13th Jun 2019 529.1 - draft by-law - Permits and certificates  | Size: 29 KB 3rd Jan 2019 530 – Minor Derogations  | Size: 147 KB 3rd Jan 2019 571 – Site Planning and Architecutral Integration Program (SPAIP)  | Size: 4 MB 3rd Jan 2019 571 – SPAIP – Appendix 1  | Size: 365 KB 19th Sep 2019 571.3-2019 - modifying the sectors subject to the SPAIP  | Size: 81 KB 3rd Jan 2019 599 – Historical buildings  | Size: 7 MB 3rd Jan 2019 599 – Historical buildings – Appendix A  | Size: 71 KB 7th May 2019 611 – Concerning trees  | Size: 268 KB 7th May 2019 611.1-2018 By-law amending by-law 611 concerning trees  | Size: 108 KB 3rd Jan 2019 617 – Light pollution  | Size: 42 KB 3rd Jan 2019 620 – Amending By-Law No 611 concerning trees  | Size: 1,015 KB 22nd Jan 2018 621.1-2018: Town Planning Advisory Committee  | Size: 74 KB 3rd Jan 2019 623 – Agricultural Advisory Committee  | Size: 369 KB 3rd Jan 2019 652-2015 – Demolition  | Size: 135 KB 3rd Apr 2019 652.1-2019 : Amending by-law 652 concerning demolition  | Size: 140 KB 13th Jun 2019 652.2 - draft by-law - Demolition  | Size: 26 KB 3rd Jan 2019 657-2015 – Amending By-Law concerning construction  | Size: 658 KB 3rd Jan 2019 685.1-2017 - AMENDMENT TO BY-LAW 526 - FENCES and POOLS  | Size: 774 KB 3rd Jan 2019 685.2-2017 - AMENDMENT TO BY-LAW 526 - NON-CONFORMING USE, ACQUIRED RIGHTS AND ZONE R-10 GREENWOOD  | Size: 855 KB 3rd Jan 2019 688-2017 - Planning Program - MRCVS Compliance  | Size: 224 KB 3rd Jan 2019 688-2017 Annex A Plan 10  | Size: 225 KB 3rd Jan 2019 688-2017 Annex B Plan 11  | Size: 213 KB 3rd Jan 2019 688-2017 Annex C Plan 12  | Size: 453 KB 3rd Jan 2019 688-2017 Annex D Plan 2  | Size: 533 KB 3rd Jan 2019 688-2017 Annex E Plan 3  | Size: 147 KB 3rd Jan 2019 688-2017 Annex F Plan 4  | Size: 419 KB 3rd Jan 2019 688-2017 Annex G Plan 5  | Size: 209 KB 3rd Jan 2019 688-2017 Annex H Plan 7-1  | Size: 169 KB 3rd Jan 2019 688-2017 Annex I Plan 8  | Size: 2 MB 3rd Jan 2019 689-2017 Zoning - MRCVS Compliance  | Size: 395 KB 3rd Jan 2019 689-2017 Zoning - MRCVS Compliance - Appendix D - Usage and Standards Table  | Size: 848 KB 3rd Jan 2019 690-2017 - SPAI - MRCVS Compliance  | Size: 161 KB 3rd Jan 2019 690-2017 - SPAI Sectors - Appendix 1  | Size: 1 MB 3rd Jan 2019 691-2017 Planning Program - Zone C-1  | Size: 1 MB 3rd Jan 2019 692-2017 Zoning C-27  | Size: 195 KB 25th May 2018 701-2018 amendment to by-law 526 - zoning plan  | Size: 259 KB 28th Feb 2019 709-2018: Governing specific construction, alterations or occupancy proposals for an immovable  | Size: 186 KB 28th Feb 2019 709.1-2018: to amend by-law 709 regarding SCAOPIs
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For additional information, contact Town Hall at (450) 458-5347.