Bylaws are laws that are specific to the Kāpiti Coast District. They are introduced and enforced by the Kāpiti Coast District Council, and reflect needs and concerns particular to our District and its residents.
Beach Bylaw 2021
The purpose of this bylaw is to manage human activities on the beach and protect the beach environment in accordance with the overarching objective defined in the Kāpiti Coast District Council Coastal Strategy 2006. This bylaw contains information about vehicle on beach restrictions and special events on prohibited areas. (For more information about permitting requirements, please contact the compliance team.)
Cemeteries Bylaw 2016
The purpose of this bylaw is to enable the Council to control and set standards for the operation of cemeteries within the Kāpiti Coast District under the Council's ownership or control.
Control of Alcohol in Public Places Bylaw 2018
This bylaw replaces the Kāpiti Coast District Council Control of Alcohol in Public Places Bylaw 2013. The purpose of this bylaw is to encourage responsible alcohol consumption, enhance the safety of the public and allow the responsible enjoyment of public places in the District.
Dog Control Bylaw 2019
The purpose of this bylaw is to promote better care and control of dogs on the Kāpiti Coast by supporting the objectives of the Kāpiti Coast District Council Dog Control Policy and complying with national dog control legislation, in particular Section 20 of the Dog Control Act 1996 and the Impounding Act 1955.
General Bylaw 2010
This bylaw contains the generic administrative provisions common to all Council bylaws (unless specifically stated otherwise in those bylaws), and covers topics such as licenses, fees, dispensations, breaches, penalties and offences.
Keeping of Animals, Bees and Poultry Bylaw 2010
(Effective until end of 31 December 2021) This bylaw manages the keeping of animals, bees and poultry throughout the Kāpiti Coast District to ensure they do not create nuisance or become a threat to public health and safety.
Keeping of Animals, Bees and Poultry Bylaw 2021
(Effective from 1 January 2022) This bylaw manages the keeping of animals, bees and poultry throughout the Kāpiti Coast District to ensure they do not create nuisance or become a threat to public health and safety.
Public Places Bylaw 2017
This bylaw seeks to maintain standards of public health and safety, protect the public from nuisance, minimise the potential for offensive behaviour and manage various types of land under the control of the Kāpiti Coast District Council.
See also the Trading in Public Places Policy 2017.
Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2021
The aims of the Solid Waste Bylaw are to monitor and regulate the collections, transportation, disposal and management of waste and to encourage the reduction of waste (both in the generation and disposal of waste). Specific requirements are placed on occupiers and collectors and there is a system of licensing for operators. The bylaw also provides for the promotion of Council's waste minimisation and waste reduction objectives and assists in the implementation of Council's Waste Management Plan and the New Zealand Waste Strategy.
Speed Limits Bylaw 2015
This bylaw allows the Council to set speed limits by resolutions on all roads under its ownership or control and in certain designated locations specified in the bylaw. Council adopted a minor amendment in June 2019 to update the Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2019.
Trade Waste Bylaw 2019
This bylaw regulates the discharge of trade waste to a wastewater system operated by the Kāpiti Coast District Council. This bylaw replaces the Kāpiti Coast District Council Trade Waste Bylaw 2007.
Traffic Bylaw 2010
This bylaw sets the requirements for parking and control of vehicular or other traffic on any road, public car park, reserve or any other public place owned or controlled by the Kāpiti Coast District Council.
Water Supply Bylaw 2013
The purpose of this bylaw is to help ensure safe and sufficient potable water supplies are delivered throughout the Kāpiti Coast District.