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Strathcona County's Community Standards Bylaw was passed by Council on March 14, 2023. This bylaw aims to represent the County’s overall approach to establishing clear standards of presentation and accountability in our community.  

While enforcement fines may be an option under the bylaw, community members are encouraged to work together to resolve disputes before elevating complaints for investigation. Visit for tips on how to resolve conflicts.

*Note: The bylaw addresses noise, nuisance/unsightly premises, and sidewalk clearing; meaning these three previous bylaws are repealed and integrated into the Community Standards Bylaw.

Community Standards Bylaw 57-2022 (438.4 KB)

Property standards

  • Nuisance and unsightly properties
  • Storing construction materials and debris
  • Building, yard, fence maintenance
  • Parking on private property
  • Graffiti

Public spaces

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This theme groups environmental concern topics:

  • Noise
  • Wood-burning appliances and nuisance smoke
  • Littering
  • Idling

Community safety

Sidewalk clear of snow
  • Charity bins and collection sites
  • Clearing disabled persons' parking stalls
  • Sidewalk clearing
  • Symbols of hate

Public engagement

Public feedback and input into the draft Community Bylaw was a key step to ensuring the Community Standards Bylaw meets the community’s needs. Public comment on the draft bylaw was available through the following two ways:

  1. Public survey June 6 - 30, 2022
    Read the  survey results report (1.7 MB)
  2.  Public hearing October 25, 2022 (opportunity for residents to present their feedback directly to Council).

For more information about the bylaw:

Legislative Officer
Legislative and Legal Services
Phone: 780-464-8014

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Last updated: Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Page ID: 51236