Welcome to Foothills County


Municipal Enforcement

Phone: 403-603-6300 Fax: 403-652-4055
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday

How to Register a Complaint

Contact our complaint line listed above and be prepared to leave your contact information: name, address and phone number along with the nature of your complaint. All information received is kept confidential. Investigations will be based on priority basis with officer discretion determining the action that is warranted in each situation. The focus of the Protective Services is to achieve compliance within the rules and guidelines set out by the Municipality. Bylaw violations are generally not immediate in nature, but should the issue be an urgent matter and you can not reach us during regular business hours, please contact your local RCMP detachment.

What are Bylaws

Municipal Bylaws govern neighbourhood issues and set a minimum standard for conduct and help ensure that all residents of Foothills County live in a safe, clean and healthy community.

While informal non-confrontational communication is a simple way of addressing neighbourhood concerns; in situations where this is not a viable option, Foothills County Protective Services can be contacted to file a complaint or make an inquiry for investigation by the Protective Services staff.

Bylaws are created to :

  • Protect public health and safety
  • Protect the environment
  • Protect public and private property

Our office investigates bylaws, a few of which appear below, that have been passed by  Foothills County. We also have Alberta Peace Officer appointments under a number of Provincial laws and statutes and thus we work in conjunction with Provincial Agencies such as Alberta Environment and the SPCA.

Business License Bylaw 1018/1988
Community Standards Bylaw 34/2009
Dark Sky Bylaw 27/2009
NEW Dog Bylaw 15/2019
Fire Bylaw 17/2010
Land Use Bylaw 01/99
Traffic Bylaw 64/2005
Sign Bylaw - 18/2006
Water Sewer and Garbage Bylaw 195/2007

Should you have a suggestion or comment about any of the above noted bylaws, please contact our office.

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