Municipalities are given the authority to enact bylaws under the Province of Alberta through the
Municipal Government Act (MGA). Bylaws are put into place to meet the needs of residents, determine provisions and resolve issues that include public safety and standards, business activities, financial provisions, and municipal services.
Municipal Bylaws are drafted by the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) or another member of administration delegated to that function. Drafts of the bylaw are put forward to Town Council who review each reading, then pass and adopt the laws.
Section 187 of the MGA states that every proposed bylaw must have three distinct and separate readings [by Town Council].
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
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.
Bylaw # Name Description 1251/20 Municipal Elections To Provide for Municipal and School Trustee Elections 1249/20 Records and Information Management Establish regulations for the systematic management, retention and disposition of records and information for the Town of Blackfalds 1158/13 Taxi Business Outlines the regulations for the licensing and control of taxis within the Town of Blackfalds 1232/19 Traffic Respecting the safety, health and welfare and the protection of people and property
Bylaw # Bylaw Name Description 1181/14 Animal Control Details requirements for licensing, control and related fees for animals 1180/14 Cemetery Outlines the terms for regulation and control of the cemetery 1220/18 Community Standards Describes the regulations relating to many civic issues including: noise issues, unsightly premises, public disturbances, and curfew for youth. 1187/15 Fire Protection Provides the establishment and operation of fire protection services. 1117/11 Municipal Emergency Directs the processes and procedures of the Municipal Emergency Management Agency to prepare for and respond to regional and municipal emergencies. 1219/17 Security Alarm System Regulates security alarm systems in order to reduce false alarms that require RCMP or Fire Dept. response. 1228/18 Smoking and Vaping To regulate smoking and vaping of cannabis and tobacco products in public places
Bylaw # Name Description 1237/19 Council Procedural Bylaw To regulate the proceedings and conduct of Council and Council Committee Meetings 1226/18 Council Code of Conduct Bylaw To ensure the conduct of Council members is consistent with the principles of transparent and accountable government. EDTAC Terms of Reference Economic Development & Tourism Advisory Committee (Jan. 1, 2017) 1160/13 Municipal Election Bylaw Outlines the process and procedures and provides the authority to hold municipal and school trustee elections within the Town of Blackfalds. 1227/18 Parental Leave for Elected Officials To establish whether elected officials are entitled to take leave prior to or after the birth or adoption of their child.
Bylaw # Name Description 1238/19 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. 1257/21 2021 Property Tax Bylaw Authorizes property tax rates for the 2021 budget year and includes authorization to assess additional tax on properties which have undergone improvements in 2021. 1241/20 Authorized Overdraft Bylaw Authorizes temporary bank borrowing from the Servus Credit Union in the Town of Blackfalds. 1245/20 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. 1172/14 Rate Bylaw Amendment Contains updates to the rates for facility rentals previously outlined in the Rates Bylaw 1053/07 1113/10 Rate Bylaw Amendment Details municipal fees for the provision of a variety of goods and services.
Bylaw # Name Description 1185/15 Aspen Lakes Area Structure Plan Bylaw Provides a plan for subdivision and development of Aspen Lakes. 1165/13 Aurora Heights Area Structure Plan Bylaw Details plans for subdivision and development of the Aurora Heights area in the Town of Blackfalds. 1209/17 Business License Bylaw Controls and regulates the regulations for business licensing within the Town of Blackfalds, including business types and related fees. 1141/12 Dangerous Goods Transportation Bylaw Regulates the transportation and handling of dangerous goods within the Town of Blackfalds. 1177/14 Direct Control District 3 Land Use Bylaw Amendment Outlines the permitted uses and development standards for commercial building at Lot 2 Block 1 Plan 122-4194 on Womacks Rd. 1174/14 Lakeside Area Structure Plan Bylaw Outlines the plans for subdivision and development of the Lakeside area in the Town of Blackfalds. 1198/16 Land Use Bylaw Outlines how districts in the municipality are divided, regulates the land use of each district, and guides decisions on development permits. 1231/18 LUB Amendment - Cannabis To regulate cannabis retail sales in the Town of Blackfalds. 1182/14 Naming and Addressing Bylaw Regulates the naming of roadways and development areas within the Town of Blackfalds. 1243/20 McKay Ridge Area Structure Plan Amendment Being a bylaw of the Town of Blackfalds in the Province of Alberta to amend Land Use Bylaw 1198/16. 1244/20 McKay Ridge Re-Designation Bylaw Being a bylaw of the Town of Blackfalds in the Province of Alberta to amend Land Use Bylaw 1198/16. 1190/15 Offsite Levies Bylaw Authorizes the collection of offsite Levies for the Town of Blackfalds.
Bylaw # Name Description 1250/20 Utility Bylaw To Regulate the supply and use of water, wastewater and stormwater utilities in the Town of Blackfalds 1254/21 Amendment to Utility Bylaw 1167/13 Solid Waste Management To regulate the handling, collection and disposal of solid waste in the Town of Blackfalds and rescind Bylaw 1085/09. 1255/21 Amendment to Bylaw 1167/13 1156/13 Electric Distribution System Franchise Agreement A Bylaw of the Town of Blackfalds in the Province of Alberta for the electric distribution system franchise agreement. 1248/20 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.
Cannabis in Blackfalds
Land Use and Development