Bylaws

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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Alberta Resources

311 Call Centres

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
Related legal topic(s): Municipal information and bylaws

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.

Related legal topic(s): Drugs and alcohol, Municipal information and bylaws

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.

Related legal topic(s): Drugs and alcohol, Municipal information and bylaws

Municipal Bylaw Tickets in Alberta

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.

Related legal topic(s): Municipal information and bylaws

Municipal Bylaws of Alberta is an online collection of Our Future, Our Past: The Alberta Heritage Digitization Project (AHDP). ADHP is an ongoing, not-for-profit endeavor to provide all those interested in Alberta's history free, online access to cultural and heritage materials. Libraries and Cultural Resources, with the support of the Alberta Law Foundation, presents many of the municipal bylaws that have helped shape the development of Alberta. The collection is historical, but the site also provides links to current municipal websites.

Related legal topic(s): Municipal information and bylaws

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.

Related legal topic(s): Municipal information and bylaws, Statistics