By-Laws

Bridgewater Police Service is responsible for enforcing the By-Laws of the Town of Bridgewater. For a complete index of the Town's By-Laws and Policies, please visit the Town of Bridgewater's website by clicking here.

Some of the more frequently asked about by-laws include:

Dog By-Law:
Includes information on licencing, owning dog which runs at large, owning a fierce or dangerous dog, and owning dog which disturbs quiet of neighbourhood by howling, barking or in any other manner.

Fire Protection By-law:
No burning shall be carried out within the Town save and except burning that is within a stove; furnace; or small fires in a properly constructed barbeque or grill for the purpose of cooking food.

Properly constructed barbeque or grill shall consist of a stone, brick or building block construction with a chimney or flue including a spark arrester.

Protection from Second-Hand Smoke By-law:
Includes information on: smoking in park on town property or property town is licensed to maintain, smoking in playground on town property, smoking in outdoor recreational facility on town property, smoking on trail or path on town property or property town is licensed to maintain, and smoking on street within school area designated under Motor Vehicle Act, when not in enclosed motor vehicle.

Skatingboarding By-Law:
Focuses on rules around operating a skateboard on the sidewalk, street or other public space.

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