Bylaws help ensure that our community is safe, healthy and vibrant. Their purposes include:
- Requiring activities to be licensed; to ensure that activities are carried out in a safe and responsible manner.
- Informing the community about acceptable standards of behaviour in public places.
- Promoting a nuisance free environment, i.e. through rules on keeping animals.
- Ensuring that the public can safely use public land.
You can find all of them available for download below.
Hard copies of the Bylaws may be inspected at the following places:
- Masterton District Council, 161 Queen Street Masterton.
- Masterton Library, 54 Queen Street, Masterton.
If you have any queries relating to the Bylaws please contact Masterton District Council on 06 370 6300.
Wairarapa Consolidated Bylaws
Part 1: Introductory
This part of the bylaw includes information that is common to all parts of the consolidated bylaw, including definitions, serving of orders and notices, powers of entry and licences.
Part 2: Public Places (including Parks and Reserves)
This part of the bylaw controls a diverse range of activities within public places so everyone can enjoy them safely and without nuisance.
Part 2: Public Places (including Parks and Reserves) (PDF, 1MB)
Part 3: Sale of Goods or Services in Public Places
This part of the bylaw requires every person who wants to sell goods or services in a public place to first obtain a licence.
Part 3: Sale of Goods or Services in Public Places (PDF, 3MB)
Part 4: Prevention of Nuisance from Fire and Smoke
This part of the bylaw controls the lighting of fires to protect the community from smoke nuisance.
Part 4: Prevention of Nuisance from Fire and Smoke (PDF, 149KB)
Part 5: Water Supply
This part of the bylaw provides controls to manage the water supply. It controls activities in order to protect the water supply and provides conditions of supply.
Part 6: Keeping of Animals, Poultry and Bees
This part of the bylaw states requirements for keeping animals, poultry and bees, in order to prevent nuisance and protect public health and safety.
Part 7: Cemeteries and Crematoria
This part of the bylaw controls and sets standards for the operation of cemeteries and crematoria.
Part 8: Wastewater
This part of the bylaw regulates wastewater drainage from domestic and trade premises.
Part 9: Trade Waste
This part of the bylaw regulates the discharge of trade waste to a sewerage system. It includes details of how to apply for a trade waste permit and permits conditions.
Part 10: Traffic
This part of the bylaw enables Council to set requirements for parking and control of vehicles on roads in the district.
Part 11: Speed
This part of the bylaw enables Council to set speed limits in the district (excluding State Highways).
Part 12: Beauty Therapy, Tattooing and Skin Piercing
This part of the bylaw regulates hygiene standards in commercial beauty therapy, tattooing and skin-piercing practices where there is a risk of infection of communicable diseases.
Part 12: Beauty Therapy, Tattooing and Skin Piercing (PDF, 251KB)
Masterton District Council Control of Dogs Bylaw
This bylaw provides requirements for the control of dogs in public places. It includes details of prohibited areas, leash control areas and dog exercise areas.
Masterton District Council Control of Dogs Bylaw (PDF, 158KB)
Masterton District Council Water Races Bylaw
This bylaw provides controls to maintain flows and protect the water quality for stock watering purposes in the district.
Masterton District Council Alcohol Control Bylaw
This bylaw controls alcohol in specified public places, at specified dates and times, with the aim of reducing alcohol-related harm and offences. It also enables Council to set temporary alcohol control measures.
Solid Waste Bylaw
Wairarapa Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw
This bylaw provides controls to ensure solid waste is managed and disposed of while achieving acceptable standards of amenity.
Wairarapa Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2021 (PDF, 415KB)
Wairarapa Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw Controls 2021 (PDF, 206KB)