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Bylaw Services Branch

Bylaw Services educates residents by raising awareness and compliance of bylaws within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

Bylaw Officers work with the following Bylaws:

  • Animal Control Bylaw
  • Business License Bylaw
  • Noise Bylaw
  • Nuisance Property Bylaw
  • Open Air Bylaw
  • Public Disturbance Bylaw
  • Parks and Recreation Bylaw
  • Roads & Transportation Bylaw
  • Single-use Shopping Bag Bylaw
  • Smoke Free Bylaw
  • Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Bylaw
  • Vehicle for Hire Bylaw

Bylaw Officers also work with the Alberta Traffic Safety Act.

Animal Health Technologists work to ensure any animals brought in by officers under the Animal Control Bylaw receive the care they need. Animal Health Technologists check over any animals brought in by an officer, seek veterinary care when required, administer medicine prescribed by a veterinarian, post found animal information online, ensure animals available for adoption go to the best suited homes, and ensure the animals in-care are well taken care of.

The Environmental Compliance Officer works with many other departments, as well as the public, to investigate complaints of potentially hazardous substances that could contaminate the environment. The Environmental Compliance Officer responds to complaints, takes samples of water or soil to test for contamination, and follows up on investigations.

The Public Education Officer works to inform the public about the role of Bylaw Services and the region’s municipal bylaws. The Public Education Officer compiles information for various communication platforms, hosts presentations, writes news releases, attends community events and arranges events.

Vehicle for Hire Clerks are the front line workers for the Vehicle for Hire Industry. Vehicle for Hire Clerks provide licensing for taxis, schedule taxi inspections, communicate any changes to the industry and answer questions from drivers.

Contact

Complaints and Administration Line: 780-788-4200
Fax Line: 780-788-4201
Phone lines operate 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily

In Person:
105 Paquette Drive
Fort McMurray, AB T9K 0P5
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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