Welcome to Bahamas Laws Online

Bahamas StatutesBahamas Laws Online contains the consolidated electronic database of the 2000 Revised Edition of the Statute Laws of The Bahamas, which comprises —

     (a)    all legislation in force up to the 31st December, 2009; and 

     (b)    new and amendment legislation in force, enacted or made from January 1, 

             2010 to-date.

The legislation on this Website is made available for information purposes only.

The Government of The Bahamas and the Office of the Attorney-General make no representation or warranty, expressed or implied and accept no legal liability or responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of the legislation posted on this Website.  

Laws are amended from time to time, therefore users should consult the printed official text which can be found in the 2000 Revised Edition of the Statute Law and Subsidiary Legislation of The Bahamas, and in the Official Gazettes available from the Government Printing Department.

For any further information on how to use this site, please read About This Site or refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Repealed

Users of Bahamas Laws Online can access Acts and Statutory Instruments whether repealed, revoked or otherwise.

For the benefit of users, “repealed legislation” refers to former law (whether an Act of Parliament or a Statutory Instrument) that has been abrogated or revoked either by the –

     (a)    enactment of a later Act; or

     (b)    making of a later Statutory Instrument.

Accordingly, repealed legislation no longer forms a part of the Statute Laws of The Bahamas that are in force.

For the purposes of this website, where an Act of Parliament or Statutory Instrument has been repealed or revoked respectively, in most cases, a page indicating such will appear at the beginning thereof. A sample page can be found here.

Where a repealed Act or Statutory Instrument is not available on this website, a copy of such can obtained from the loose leaf version of the 2000 Revised Edition of the Statute Laws of The Bahamas or from Government Publications.

About This Site

There are several ways in which you can access the legislation catalogued on Bahamas Laws Online, namely, by:

  1. All legislation
  2. Acts
  3. Subsidiary
  4. Repealed
  5. Index

When searching the Bahamas Laws Online, you will note numbers in the column to the left of the title of the law and dates in the column to the right of the title of the law. 

The numbers to the left indicate the number of that law and the year in which that law was enacted. For instance, 2018-0004 means that the Act was the fourth Act passed by Parliament in the year 2018.  Similarly, in the case of subsidiary legislation, a notation of 2020-0001 means that the statutory instrument was the first to be made in the year 2020.

The dates appearing to the right of the title of a law indicates the date on which the law or parts of it came into force, also known as the “commencement date”. When hovering over the commencement date, a note may appear stating:

  • additional dates upon which various sections or parts of the enactment came into force; or
  • which sections or parts of the enactment may not be in force at the that time.

In some instances, a law which is particularly lengthy or verbose may not appear on Bahamas Laws Online and a notice to contact Government Publications for a hard copy of the same will appear. You may also obtain official and hard copies of any law appearing on Bahamas Laws Online from Government Publications.

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Bahamas Laws Online has been updated to enable users to have access to most of the laws enacted or made to-date. 

While it is the aim of the Office of The Attorney-General 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.

The Office of the Attorney-General assumes no liability or responsibility for the inaccuracy and inaccessibility of any of the laws via this website.

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