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Policies & By-laws

City Council governs by establishing policies and enacting By-laws.


City Council provides direction to Administration by establishing policies that govern the affairs of the Corporation. Visit the Policies and Procedures database to look for documents by topic.



City Council passes By-laws, or municipal laws or ordinances, under authority from the Province of Ontario. The Province authorizes what things can be regulated by the municipality.

Other By-laws are being formatted for the website. Please contact the Office of the City Clerk if you do not find the By-law you require.

Disclaimer: By-laws on this website are provided for convenience only. For accurate reference, consult copies of the official By-laws and documents in the Office of the City Clerk.


City of Thunder Bay
Office of the City Clerk

Address: City Hall, 3rd Floor
500 Donald St E
Thunder Bay ON P7C 5K4
Tel: (807) 625-2230
Fax: (807) 623-5468

City Clerk:

John Hannam
Tel: (807) 625-2230