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Frequently requested bylaws

These are some of Strathcona County's most frequently requested bylaws. If you would like to view a bylaw not listed on this page please contact  or the department phone number listed with each bylaw.

If you are wondering about the process to lodge a complaint, check Bylaw complaints and Good Neighbour Tips.

Addressing Bylaw
Please see Civic Addressing Bylaw 29-2010

Aggregate Levy Bylaw 41-2009
A bylaw to authorize the implementation of a community aggregate payment levy, effective September 1, 2009.
Information: Transportation and Agriculture Services, 780-417-7100

Airport Bylaw 3-2015 (164.9 KB)
This bylaw regulates the operation of the Warren Thomas (Josephburg) Aerodrome.
Information: Transportation and Agriculture Services, 780-417-7100

Alarm Systems Bylaw 31-2008
A bylaw for the purpose of implementing an alarm system permit fee, and to impose a response fee associated with police responses to (non-fire related) false alarms.
Information: Enforcement Services, 780-449-0170

Animal Control Bylaw 18-2011
This bylaw regulates the keeping and harbouring of animals on land within Strathcona County, with the exception of dogs. For regulation of dogs, see Dog Control Bylaw
Information: Transportation and Agriculture Services, 780-417-7100

Apiculture Bylaw 43-2011
This bylaw regulates beekeeping within Strathcona County.
Information: Transportation and Agriculture Services, 780-417-7100

Assessment Review Board Bylaw 7-2010
Establishes the Assessment Review Board which hears complaints on assessment decisions made by Strathcona County.
Information: Legislative and Legal Services, 780-464-8140

Boards and Committees Bylaw 46-2015 (115.2 KB)
Establishes certain Council Committees.
Information: Legislative and Legal Services, 780-464-8140

Bylaw 63-2015 (amends Bylaw 46-2015) (16.6 KB)
Amends the Terms of Reference for the Environmental Advisory Committee.
Information: Legislative and Legal Services, 780-464-8140

Bylaw 64-2015 (amends Bylaw 46-2015) (18.5 KB)
Establishes the General Appeals and Review Committee.
Information: Legislative and Legal Services, 780-464-8140

Casino Bylaw 100-2001
A bylaw that prohibits casinos in Strathcona County.
Information: Legislative and Legal Services, 780-464-8137

Chief Commissioner's Bylaw 21-2015 (37.0 KB)
A Bylaw of Strathcona County respecting the appointment of, and delegation of certain powers and authorities to, the Chief Administrative Officer of Strathcona County.
Information: Legislative and Legal Services, 780-464-8137

Civic Addressing Bylaw 29-2010
This bylaw requires the numbering and display of numbers on parcels of land and buildings and units and sub-units within buildings.
Civic Addressing - FAQ
Information call Planning and Development Services, 780-410-6517

Concert and Special Events Bylaw 22-2014 (90.6 KB)
A bylaw to ensure organizers of concerts and events have proper planning and resources in place to hold their events.  Please note: all applications must be made in person at 911 Bison Way, Sherwood Park.
Information: Enforcement Services: 780-449-0170

Curfew Bylaw 62-2005
A bylaw for the purpose of imposing protective curfew regulations.
Information: Enforcement Services, 780-449-0170

Dog Control Bylaw 85-2006
This bylaw provides for the licensing, confinement and control of dogs.
Bylaw 11-2012 (amends Bylaw 85-2006)
Information: Enforcement Services, 780-449-0170
Information about off-leash areas: Recreation, Parks and Culture, 780-467-2211

Election Bylaw 28-2013
This bylaw provides for the conduct of municipal elections in Strathcona County.
Information: Legislative and Legal Services, 780-464-8157

Emergency Management Bylaw 42-2013 (65.0 KB)
This bylaw establishes an Emergency Management Program for Strathcona County which sets out the duties, roles and responsibilites to prepare and maintain an emergency management plan and to coordinate the response to an emergency event.
Information: Emergency Services, 780-467-5216

Emergency Services Bylaw 68-2000
This bylaw establishes and provides for the efficient operation of a fire and ambulance service in Strathcona County. It also provides for the issuance of fire permits, reporting of property damaged by fire, control of fire hazards, open fires, incinerator fires, pit fires, smudge fires and types of materials burned.
Information and Permits: Emergency Services, 780-467-5216

Fees, Rates and Charges for 2016 (31.0 KB)
This bylaw establishes Fees, Rates and Charges Schedule .This schedule is for services provided by Strathcona County. Maintained by Strathcona County's Financial Services Department.
Information: Financial Services, 780-464-8053

Firearm Control Bylaw 3-2014 (516.5 KB)
This bylaw regulates the use and discharge of firearms in Strathcona County.
Information: Transportation and Agriculture Services, 780-417-7100

Land Use Bylaw
Maintained by Strathcona County's Planning and Development Services Department.
Information: Planning and Development Services, 780-464-8080

Meeting Procedures Bylaw 20-2015 (116.6 KB)
This bylaw establishes the procedures for meetings of Council and committees of Council.
Information: Legislative and Legal Services, 780-464-8137

Municipal Development Plan Bylaw 1-2007
Maintained by Strathcona County's Planning and Development Services Departmern.  
Information: Planning and Development Services, 780-464-8080

Municipal Rights-of-Way Bylaw 75-2004
This bylaw regulates the use and occupation of municipal rights-of-way.
Information: Planning and Development Services, 780-464-8080

Noise Control Bylaw 66-99
This bylaw regulates domestic and construction noise and prohibits the operation of motor vehicles which make objectionable noise. It also provides authority to issue permits outside the hours established by this bylaw in limited circumstances.
For more information or to obtain a permit please see:
Information and permits .
Information: Transportation and Agriculture Services, 780-417-7100

Nuisance and Unsightly Premises Bylaw 45-2012
This bylaw regulates and controls situations that create a visual nuisance or result in an unsightly property that interferes with the use and enjoyment of other premises in the area.
Information: Enforcement Services, 780-449-0170

Off-Highway Vehicles
Please see Traffic Safety Bylaw 16-2015

Offsite Development Levies Bylaw 28-2015 (6.9 MB)
This bylaw provides for the imposition and payment of offsite levies in respect to lands that are to be developed or subdivided.
Information: Planning and Development Services, 780-464-8080

Parking
Please see Traffic Safety Bylaw 16-2015

Parks Bylaw 21-2013 (51.7 KB)
This bylaw regulates operating hours, public conduct, camping, use of dangerous objects, littering, fires, animals, vehicles, boating, swimming, motorized vehicles and other matters in parks and recreational areas.  Written approval for special park uses may be obtained through Recreation, Parks and Culture.
Information: Recreation Parks and Culture, 780-467-2211

Priorities Committee Bylaw 19-2015 (53.6 KB)
This bylaw establishes the Priorities Committee.
Information: Legislative and Legal Services, 780-464-8140

Public Transportation System Bylaw 44-88
This bylaw establishes the public transit system and rules governing passengers.
Bylaw 27-2013 (amends 44-88) (19.5 KB)
Information: Strathcona County Transit, 780-464-RIDE (7433)

Road Bans
Please see Traffic Safety Bylaw 16-2015

Roads: Deposit of Snow, Ice and Debris
Please see Traffic Safety Bylaw 16-2015

Rural Hamlet Boundaries Bylaw 40-2009
This bylaw defines the rural hamlet boundaries of Antler Lake, Ardrossan, Collingwood Cove, Half Moon Lake, Hastings Lake, Josephburg, North Cooking Lake and South Cooking Lake.
Bylaw 40-2013 (amends 40-2009) (530.6 KB)
Information: Planning and Development Services, 780-464-8080

Safety Codes Bylaw 44-2003 and Amendment 82-2004
This bylaw applies to the administration and enforcement of the Safety Codes Act within Strathcona County as it relates to building, electrical, gas and plumbing. This bylaw was amended to establish requirements for Low-Flow Plumbing Fixtures.
Information about permits and current fees:

  • commercial and industrial building permits, 780-464-8215
  • residential building permits, 780-464-8131, 780-464-8133
  • plumbing, gas and electrical permits, 780-464-8169

School Buses, Use of Flashing Warning Lights and Stop Arms
Please see Traffic Safety Bylaw 16-2015

Sewage System Bylaw 31-2011
This bylaw establishes terms of providing a sewage system, including conditions for treatment and disposal of sewage.
Information: Utilities, 780-467-7785

Sidewalk Clearing Bylaw 36-2013 (27.8 KB)
A bylaw to regulate the removal of snow and ice from sidewalks within Strathcona County.
Information: Transportation and Agriculture Services, 780-417-7100

Signs: Permanent, Portable and Temporary
Please see Land Use Bylaw

Special Roadway and Events
Please see Traffic Safety Bylaw 16-2015

Speed Control Bylaw 38-2014 (90.9 KB)
This bylaw regulates and controls the speed of motor vehicles in Strathcona County and provides the authority to determine where traffic control devices are located.
Information about enforcement: Bylaw Services, 780-449-0170
Information about traffic control devices: Transportation and Agriculture Services, 780-417-7100

Stubble Burning Bylaw 50-2003
This bylaw establishes a system of permits controlling the burning of land within Strathcona County.
Information and Permits: Transportation and Agriculture Services, 780-417-7100

Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Bylaw 55-2011
This bylaw establishes the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board which hears appeals on subdivision and development decisions made by the County.
Information: Legislative and Legal Services, 780-464-8140

Surface Drainage Bylaw 16-2009
This bylaw controls surface drainage on private and public sites within the County.
Information and Inspections: Inspection Services, 780-464-8169

Tax Rate Bylaw 2016 (12.9 KB)
This bylaw establishes the tax rates for 2015.
For further information please see:
Tax Rates or contact
Information: Assessment and Tax, 780-464-8120

Tax - Late Payment Penalties Bylaw 46-2011
This bylaw will impose late payment penalties on unpaid taxes and tax arrears.
For further information please see:
Late Tax Payment Penalties or contact
Information: Assessment and Tax, 780-464-8120

Taxi Cab Safety Bylaw 20-2013 (103.6 KB)
This bylaw provides regulations of taxi cabs in Strathcona County.
Taxi Cab Safety Bylaw FAQ
Information: Enforcement Services, 780-449-0170

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Route
Please see Traffic Safety Bylaw 16-2015

Traffic Safety Bylaw 16-2015 (548.9 KB)
This bylaw provides regulations that affect the following activities occurring within a County road right-of-way:

  • Deposit of Snow, Ice and Debris on Roads
  • Off-Highway Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Construction Activity on Right-of-Ways
  • School Bus Warning Lights and Stop Arms
  • Special Roadway Events
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Truck Routes
  • Weight Restrictions and Road Bans

For more information or to obtain a permit please see:
Information and Permits .
Information: Transportation and Agriculture Services, 780-417-7100

Transportation System Bylaw 75-2002
A bylaw for classification of Strathcona County roadway nertwork in the Urban Service Area and Rural Service Area.
Information: Capital Planning and Construction, 780-410-6526

Truck Routes
Please see Traffic Safety Bylaw 16-2015

Unauthorized Use of Conservation Easements Bylaw 68-2005
This bylaw provides for the protection and enhancement of the environment through the use and enforcement of environmental and conservation easements.
Bylaw 47-2008 (amends Bylaw 68-2005)
Information: Enforcement Services, 780-449-0170

Unauthorized Use of County Property Bylaw 8-2007 This bylaw regulates the unauthorized use of County Property to promote the safe, enjoyable and reasonable use of such land and to protect and conserve natural ecosystems for the benefit of all citizens of the County.
Bylaw 81-2007 (amends Bylaw 8-2007)
Information: Planning and Development, 780-464-8080

Waste Management Bylaw 39-2014 (275.0 KB)
This bylaw regulates the collection and disposal of waste including waste receptacles, types of waste, recycling stations and services, transfer stations, accounts.
Information: Utilities, 780-449-5514

Water System Bylaw 30-2011
This bylaw provides for a water system including the fixing of rates, charges and conditions for the supply of potable water.
Information: Utilities, 780-467-7785

Weight Restriction and Road Ban
Please see Traffic Safety Bylaw 16-2015

Last updated: Thursday, May 19, 2016
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