Links to the bylaws pages of the following cities: Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.
Bylaws are rules which are passed by an organization or public body other than a legislature, such as a municipal government or corporation.
Many Alberta municipalities provide online access to either all or some of their bylaws. Use the resources below to find the website of the municipality that interests you.
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Non-emergency 311 call systems, used increasingly in Alberta cities, offer a number of advantages. They give citizens a quick, convenient way to kvetch about problems in their neighborhoods, and get a response. Assistance with civic information and services.Service offers:
- telephone assistance on civic information and services
- online system to request a City service
- information including but not restricted to Animal Services, General Bylaw Services, Fire Prevention Bureau, Parks, Recreation Programs and Facilities, Waste and Recycling Services, Waterworks and Waste Water
Sharing services for bicycles, e-bicycles and e-scooters are now available in Edmonton. This City of Edmonton webpage provides information on where use is allowed and what the parking requirements are.
This booklet provides information on the rules and regulations enacted by cities and provincial law with regard to tickets and fines.
Although legalization is a federal decision, provinces and municipalities are responsible for setting rules with respect to cannabis consumption. This page summarizes the rules set by both the Province of Alberta and by the city of Calgary for cannabis smoking within the City of Calgary. The Calgary Bylaw regulates where smoking is permitted in public places: this includes tobacco, vaping and cannabis. Whether you are smoking cannabis for recreational or for medical purposes, everyone is expected to respect the same rules for where you can smoke.
Although legalization is a federal decision, provinces and municipalities are responsible for setting rules with respect to cannabis consumption. This page summarizes the rules set by both the Province of Alberta and by Edmonton City Council for cannabis smoking and vaping within the City of Edmonton. The City of Edmonton's Public Places Bylaw regulates where smoking is permitted in public places: this includes tobacco, vaping and cannabis. Whether you are smoking cannabis for recreational or for medical purposes, everyone is expected to respect the same rules for where you can smoke. Private property owners may establish additional smoking restrictions on their own properties.
This information is written for new and long-term Calgarians, homeowners or tenants looking for more information about their responsibilities within their neighbourhood. It is a quick reference to help you get started. See also: the Good Neighbour Practices Reference Guide which is an overview of municipal bylaws governing neighbourhood issues.
This helpful resource is a publication of BearPaw Legal Education. It answers the questions what is a bylaw, provides information on the penalties that can be levied if you violate a bylaw and what you should do if you are notified that you have violated a bylaw. It also provides information on what you can do if you are unable to pay the ticket immediately.
The Municipal Profiles are from Alberta Municipal Affairs and contain a compilation of statistical, financial, and other information about municipalities in the Province of Alberta. The information is based on data made available to and reports submitted to Alberta Municipal Affairs. The Ministry is not responsible for the accuracy of the information. Users are encouraged to verify the accuracy of the information contained in the Municipal Profiles before relying on it. Select a municipality from the list and then click on the "Contacts" icon to get access to that municipality's website.
Both the City of Edmonton and City of Calgary have passed bylaws about the licencing of short-term rentals. The City of Edmonton’s bylaw about short-term rentals is already in effect. The City of Calgary’s bylaw about short-term rentals will come into effect on February 1, 2020.
This page provides information on short-term rentals in Edmonton only. Information about short-term rentals in Calgary will be added to this page. If you have a question about short-term rentals outside of Edmonton, contact your local municipality.