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 Strathcona.ca/GoodNeighbour 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The bylaw addresses noise, nuisance/unsightly premises, and sidewalk clearing; meaning these three previous bylaws are repealed and integrated into the Community Standards Bylaw.
- Nuisance and unsightly properties
- Storing construction materials and debris
- Building, yard, fence maintenance
- Parking on private property
This theme groups environmental concern topics:
- Wood-burning appliances and nuisance smoke
- Charity bins and collection sites
- Clearing disabled persons' parking stalls
- Sidewalk clearing
- Symbols of hate
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:
- Public survey June 6 - 30, 2022
The survey engagement results report is available here.
- Public hearing October 25, 2022 (opportunity for residents to present their feedback directly to Council).
For more information about the bylaw:
Legislative and Legal Services