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Municipal Bylaws

A local council (municipal government) in Alberta derives its powers to pass laws through the Municipal Government Act (Act).The Act gives broad authority to municipalities to develop bylaws unique to each municipality.  Councils are expected to act in good faith and in the public interest when creating bylaws. Municipal administration should aim to create bylaws that are understandable, enforceable and accomplish council’s desired goal.

A bylaw is defined as a law made by a local authority in accordance with the powers conferred by or delegated to it under statue. A municipal bylaw is no different than any other law of the land, and can be enforced with penalties, challenged in court and must comply with higher levels of law.

The most commonly referred to bylaws within Legal are listed below. A full inventory of Legal's municipal bylaws can be found here.


Commonly Referenced Bylaws
Animal Control Bylaw #12-2022 Land Use Bylaw #05-2013 Tax Penalty Bylaw #05-2016
Assessment Review Board Bylaw #03-2019 Legal Library Board Bylaw #13-2021 Traffic Bylaw #01-2012
Chief Administrative Officer Bylaw #14-2021 Municipal Development Plan Bylaw #06-2013 Utility Installment Payment Plan Bylaw #07-2016
Community Standards Bylaw #13-2022 Off Site Levy Bylaw #01-2008 Water Bylaw #03-2023
Emergency Management Bylaw #05-2019 2023 Property Tax Bylaw #06-2023 Wastewater Bylaw #02-2024
Fire Bylaw #05-2022 Tax Installment Payment Plan Bylaw #08-2019 Waste and Recycle Collection Bylaw #01-2023


Contact the Town Office to inquire about any current or historical bylaws.