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We are pleased to announce that The Bahamas Laws Online Website has been upgraded to enable users to have access to laws passed since the last consolidated Law Revision Exercise in 2009. However, Most of the Acts and Subsidiary legislation are available at this time. Legislation as it is passed will continue to be uploaded over time.

While it is the aim of the Government to ensure the accuracy of the information contained on this website, errors can be made and information can become outdated. Therefore, the information on this website should not be relied on as the authoritative text. The authoritative texts can be found in the Official Gazettes of The Bahamas which can be purchased from Government Publications located on Bay Street.

The Government assumes no liability or responsibility for the inaccuracy and inaccessibility of any of the laws via this website.

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Bahamas Legislation by Category
Item No Short Title Date Commenced
1996-0029 Approved Authorities Transfer Act Monday, 30 December 1996
1974-0016 Bahamas Information Services Department Act Tuesday, 31 December 1974
2014-0049 Bahamas Public Parks and Public Beaches Authority Act 2014 Wednesday, 25 March 2015
2006-0004 Disaster Preparedness and Response Act Wednesday, 01 March 2006
2011-0062 amended by... Disaster Preparedness and Response (Amendment) Act 2011 Wednesday, 28 December 2011
1974-0008 Emergency Powers Act Wednesday, 10 July 1974
1999-0044 Emergency Relief Guarantee Fund Act Thursday, 11 November 1999
2000-0005 Emergency Relief Guarantee Fund Regulations, 2000 Friday, 21 January 2000
1973-0020 Flags and Coat of Arms (Regulation) Act Tuesday, 10 July 1973
1991-0089 Flags and Coat of Arms Regulations, 1991 Friday, 01 November 1991
2017-0001 Freedom of Information Act, 2017 Friday, 21 April 2017
1965-0049 Freeport Bye-laws Act Saturday, 11 September 1965
1967-0061 Freeport (Building Code and Sanitary Code) Bye-laws Thursday, 09 November 1967
1967-0052 Freeport (Control of Advertisements) Bye-laws Thursday, 28 September 1967
1968-0037 Freeport (Marina and Inland Waterways) Bye-laws Thursday, 25 April 1968
1967-0051 Freeport (Removal of Refuse) Bye-laws Thursday, 28 September 1967
1967-0054 Freeport (Water Preservation) Bye-laws Thursday, 05 October 1967
1993-0035 Freeport, Grand Bahama Act Friday, 31 December 1993
1996-0005 Local Government Act Tuesday, 25 June 1996
2011-0014 amended by... Local Government (Amendment) Act 2011 Saturday, 01 January 2011
2012-0029 amended by... Local Government (Amendment) Act 2012 Tuesday, 01 January 2013
2015-0030 amended by... Local Government (Amendment) Act 2015 Wednesday, 01 July 2015
1968-0028 Declaration of Districts Wednesday, 01 January 1969
2014-0012 Local Government (Amendment of First Schedule) Order 2014 Friday, 14 March 2014
2013-0106 Local Government (Amendment of First Schedule) Order 2013 Wednesday, 13 November 2013
2008-0057 Local Government (Councillors) (Second Schedule Districts) Regulations Friday, 18 July 2008
2013-0109 Local Government (Councillors) (Second Schedule Districts) Regulations 2013 Wednesday, 13 November 2013
2014-0013 Local Government (Councillors) (Third Schedule Districts) (No.2) Order 2014 Friday, 14 March 2014
2008-0058 Local Government (Councillors) (Third Schedule Districts) Order Friday, 18 July 2008
2011-0038 Local Government (Councillors) (Third Schedule Districts) Order 2011 Monday, 16 May 2011
2013-0107 Local Government (Councillors) (Third Schedule Districts) Order 2013 Wednesday, 13 November 2013
2014-0007 Local Government (Councillors) (Third Schedule Districts) Order 2014 Monday, 17 February 2014
2008-0059 Local Government (Qualification of Public Officers for Election to Town Committee) Order Friday, 18 July 2008
2013-0105 Local Government (Qualification of Public Officers for Election to Town Committee) Order 2013 Wednesday, 13 November 2013
2014-0008 Local Government (Town Areas and Town Committee Members) (Amendment to Schedule) Order 2014 Monday, 17 February 2014
2008-0060 Local Government (Town Areas and Town Committee Members) Order Friday, 18 July 2008
2011-0039 Local Government (Town Areas and Town Committee Members) Order 2011 Monday, 16 May 2011
2013-0108 Local Government (Town Areas and Town Committee Members) Order 2013 Wednesday, 13 November 2013
1963-0038 Ministry of Finance Act Tuesday, 07 January 1964
1975-0000 Ministry of Foreign Affairs Act Wednesday, 07 May 1975
2012-0024 amended by... Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Amendment) Act 2012 Monday, 01 October 2012
2015-0028 Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Consular Services) (Fees) Regulations 2015 Monday, 11 May 2015
1969-0009 Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Consular Services) (Fees) Rules Thursday, 01 February 1979
2015-0005 Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Visas) Regulations, 2015 Wednesday, 28 January 2015
2014-0098 Public Service Commission (Foreign Service Order) Regulations 2014 Tuesday, 30 December 2014
1965-0052 Out Islands Utilities Act Saturday, 11 September 1965
1963-0049 Promotion of Tourism Act Tuesday, 07 January 1964
1938-0015 Public Holidays Act Monday, 21 February 1938
1963-0040 Public Works Act Tuesday, 07 January 1964
1968-0009 Anti-Litter (Freeport) Rules Thursday, 25 January 1968
1960-0264 Harbour Island Public Dock Rules Saturday, 26 November 1960
1964-0331 Ministry of Works (Control of Advertisements) Rules Saturday, 19 December 1964
1923-0423 Ministry of Works (Governor’s Harbour) Rules Saturday, 01 December 1923
1914-0059 Ministry of Works (Harbour Island) Rules Saturday, 14 March 1914
1934-0187 Ministry of Works (New Providence) Rules Saturday, 15 September 1934
1930-0014 Ministry of Works (Ragged Island) Rules Saturday, 25 January 1930
1956-0172 Ministry of Works (Spanish Wells) Rules Saturday, 08 September 1956
1966-0047 Public Parks Rules Saturday, 01 January 1966
1938-0251 Sea Bathing Rules Saturday, 17 September 1938
1956-0173 Spanish Wells Public Dock Rules Saturday, 08 September 1956
2013-0009 Randol Fawkes Labour Day Act 2013 Friday, 17 May 2013
1973-0022 Statistics Act Friday, 03 August 1973