Bylaws & Policies

See our brochure for an overview of environmental bylaws and policies in Saanich. 

Tree Protection Bylaw

This bylaw regulates activities around trees defined as "protected" in Saanich. This bylaw and the Urban Forest Strategy helps to protect and enhance the many values the urban forest contributes to residents and biodiversity in Saanich.

Information is available on the Tree Protection Bylaw page.

Noxious Weeds Bylaw

This bylaw may require Saanich property owners to remove:

  • “Bylaw listed” noxious weeds.
  • Or any other invasive plants that are likely to spread or become a nuisance to other property.

Invasive species are those that have been introduced from outside of their native region, and become a threat to local ecosystems.

Learn more on the Noxious Weeds Bylaw page.

Pesticide Bylaw

The bylaw limits the use of pesticides for the purpose of maintaining outdoor trees, shrubs, flowers, other ornamental plants and turf on private or public land. There are exemptions to this bylaw as well as the potential to get a permit.

Find out more on the Pesticide Bylaw page.