Municipal Bylaws are developed by Administration and adopted by Town Council which are then put in place to meet the needs of residents, determine provisions and resolve issues including public safety and standards, business activities, financial provisions and Town services.
Municipalities are given the authority to enact bylaws under the Province of Alberta through the Municipal Government Act (MGA). In Alberta, the MGA oversees the creation of Bylaws and requires that Council give several readings to a Bylaw before it is passed, while the public is encouraged to provide input into the process.
Bylaws are enforced by Community Peace Officers on a complaint and observance basis and are enforceable even if not published on the website.
This page provides the most prevalent and frequently used bylaws. For a complete list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Determines the standards pertaining to corporate operations.
||Taxi Business Bylaw
||Outlines the regulations for the licensing and control of taxis within the Town of Blackfalds
||Respecting the safety, health and welfare and the protection of people and property
Determines the provisions for public safety and use of public spaces.
Determines the proceedings for Town Council.
Determines financial capacities.
||2020 Property Tax Bylaw
Authorizes property tax rates for the 2020 budget year and includes authorization to assess additional tax on properties which have undergone improvements in 2020.
||2019 Borrowing Bylaw
||To authorize Council to incur indebtedness by the issuance of debenture(s) or bank loan for the purpose of purchasing capital land and buildings.
||2019 Property Tax Bylaw
||Authorizes property tax rates for the 2019 year and includes authorization to assess additional tax on properties which have undergone improvements in 2019.
||Rate Bylaw Amendment
||Contains updates to the rates for facility rentals previously outlined in the Rates Bylaw 1053/07
||Details municipal fees for the provision of a variety of goods and services.
||Authorized Overdraft Bylaw
||Authorizes temporary bank borrowing from the Servus Credit Union in the Town of Blackfalds.
||Multi-Plex Expansion Borrowing Bylaw
||Authorizes Council to incur indebtedness by the issuance of debenture(s) or bank loan for the purpose of constructing the Multi-Plex which includes an additional ice surface and public library.
Land Use & Development
Determines guidelines and procedures for Town development.
||Electric Distribution System Franchise Agreement Amendment
||Amendment to Bylaw 1156/13, to prohibit other persons from providing electric distribution service within the legal boundaries of the municipality.
||Solid Waste Management
||To regulate the handling, collection and disposal of solid waste in the Town of Blackfalds and rescind Bylaw 1085/09.
||Electric Distribution System Franchise Agreement
||A Bylaw of the Town of Blackfalds in the Province of Alberta for the electric distribution system franchise agreement.
||Supply of Water and Sewer Services
||To provide and regulate the supply water and sewer services to the residents and customers of the Town of Blackfalds.
The Town of Blackfalds strives to keep Bylaws on our website accurate and current and in compliance with the Municipal Government Act of Alberta. The Town of Blackfalds does not guarantee the accuracy of digital information and this listing may not include the latest updates and/or amendment(s). Electronic versions are placed here for reference and for convenience. For further information, or to request copies of Bylaws, please contact Legislative Services at the Town Office.