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 #09-2022|
|Emergency Management Bylaw #05-2019||2022 Tax Levy #07-2022||Wastewater Bylaw #11-2022|
|Fire Bylaw #05-2022||Tax Installment Payment Plan Bylaw #08-2019||Waste and Recycle Collection Bylaw #10-2022|