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Municipal Bylaws

The Municipal Government Act allows the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo to create and enforce bylaws that address the issues and concerns of residents as well as to protect their safety and health. Bylaws are passed by Regional Council. Some of the most commonly requested bylaws are included in this section. If you wish to report a bylaw violation, please call the Bylaw Complaint line at 780-788-4200.

Alarm Bylaw
Bylaw No. 92/25; Regulate and control alarm systems

Animal Control Bylaw
Bylaw No. 02/031; Provide for the licensing, regulation and control of animals in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Anzac Area Structure Plan
Bylaw No. 12/018; Area Structure Plan (ASP) for the hamlet of Anzac.

Advisory Committee on Aging
Bylaw No. 14/021; To establish an Advisory Committee on Aging

Assessment Review Boards
Bylaw No. 14/033; To establish Assessment Review Boards

Assessment Taxation Fees Bylaw
Bylaw No. 07/060; Fixing fees for Assessment and Taxation, Assessment Review Board and Business Licensing Products and Services

CAO Bylaw
Bylaw No. 07/030; Consolidated bylaw to establish the position of Chief Administrative Officer

City Centre Land Use Bylaw
Bylaw No. 12/012; To achieve the objectives of the City Centre Area Redevelopment Plan within the City Centre Special Area

Combative Sports Commission
Bylaw No. 13/019; To establish a Combative Sports Commission

Communities in Bloom
Bylaw No. 08/040; To establish a Communities in Bloom Committee

Community Identification Committee
Bylaw No. 07/039; To establish a Community Identification Committee

Community Services Committee
Bylaw No. 12/006; To establish a Community Services Committee

Controlled Access Bylaw
Bylaw No. 16/009; To temporarily control access and regulate re-entry to certain portions of the municipality in response to circumstances arising from the recent wildfire

Emergency Management Agency Bylaw
Bylaw No. 09/036; To establish a Municipal Emergency Management Agency

Emergency Services Bylaw
Bylaw No. 05/037; Governing the delivering of emergency services

Janvier Area Structure Plan
Bylaw No. 16/023; Adopt the Janvier area structure plan.

Land Planning and Development Advisory Committee
Bylaw No. 15/020; To establish an Advisory Committee for Land Planning and Development.

License Bylaw (Consolidated)
Bylaw No. 01/031; Providing for the licensing, control and regulation of all business or industry within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

Municipal Public Utilities Bylaw
Bylaw 14/035; Prohibits the provision of a same of similar type of utility in the Regional Municipality.

Noise Bylaw
Bylaw No. 83/24; To prohibit certain activities creating noise, abate the incidence of noise and to restrict the hours when certain sounds may be made. (Consolidated version, as amended by Bylaw 16/015.)

Nuisance Bylaw
Bylaw No. 00/078; With respect to nuisance property within the boundaries of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Off Highway Vehicle (Anzac and Gregoire Lake) Bylaw
Bylaw No. 98/059; Authorizing the operation of off-highway vehicles on roadways located in the hamlet of Anzac and Gregoire Lake

Off Highway Vehicle (Fort Chipewyan) Bylaw
Bylaw No. 98/025; Authorizing the operation of off-highway vehicles on roadways located in the hamlet of Fort Chipewyan

Off Highway Vehicle (Saprae Creek) Bylaw
Bylaw No. 97/049; Authorizing the operation of off-highway vehicles on roadways located in the hamlet of Saprae Creek

Off Highway Vehicle (Urban Service Area) Bylaw
Bylaw No. 98/078; Regulates the use of off-highway vehicles within the Urban Service Area of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Please note: Effective Jan. 1, 2016, all special permits in accordance with this Bylaw will now be issued through Municipal Law Enforcement Services, located at 105 Paquette Drive, Fort McMurray. For further information or if you have any questions please call 780-788-4200.

Offsite Levy Bylaw
Bylaw No. 15/027; For the imposition and payment of offsite levies in respect to lands that are to be developed or subdivided.

Open Air Burning Bylaw
Bylaw No. 01/084; To provide for the regulation of open air fires

Operating Expenditures Borrowing Bylaw
Bylaw No. 16/019; To authorize borrowing and establish a line of credit for the purpose of financing operating expenditures

Parks and Recreation Bylaw
Bylaw No. 99/028; To provide for the regulation of park and recreation areas within the Fort McMurray Urban Service Area - Ward 1

Procedure Bylaw
Bylaw No. 14/025; A consolidated bylaw regulating the proceedings of Council and Council committees.

Public Art Committee Bylaw
Bylaw No. 14/020; To establish a public art committee

Public Disturbance Bylaw
Bylaw No. 02/011; To curb fighting or other physical confrontation in public or other places

RACIDE Bylaw
Bylaw No. 06/045; To establish the Regional Advisory Committee on Inclusion, Diversity and Equality

Relaxation of RV Parking Restrictions
Bylaw No. 16/012; Amendment of the Land Use Bylaw to relax RV parking restrictions during the Post-Wildfire Recovery Period.

Roads and Transportation Bylaw (Consolidated)
Bylaw No. No. 02/079; To control and regulate the use of highways and public places within the urban service and rural service areas of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, the traffic and pedestrians moving thereon and the parking of vehicles on the highways.

SDAB Bylaw
Bylaw No. 95/033; To establish the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board

Rural Service Area Sign Bylaw
Bylaw No. 01/068; Establishment of rural service area sign provisions

Sanitary Sewer Utilities Bylaw
Bylaw No. 85/51;To regulate sanitation and health in regards to sewers

Sign City Centre Bylaw
Bylaw No. 13/005; Amendment to the Land Use Bylaw No. 99/059 to establish sign regulations for the City Centre

Single-use Shopping Bag Bylaw
Bylaw No. 12/007; To prohibit the use of single-use shopping bags by establishments operating within the boundaries of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Smoke Free Bylaw
Bylaw No. 07/042; To regulate smoking in public places and work places

Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Bylaw
Bylaw No. 07/043; To establish regulations for the collection, removal and disposal of solid waste

Special Event Bylaw
Bylaw No. 13/014;To Amend Land use Bylaw No.99/059

Standing Council Committees Bylaw
Bylaw No. 15/019; To establish various Council committees.

Tax Penalty Bylaw
Bylaw No. 95/041; To provide for the imposition of penalties on all unpaid taxes including real property taxes, local improvement taxes, business taxes, special taxes, oil well drilling equipment taxes, and business revitalization zone levies

Tax Penalty Relief Bylaw
Bylaw No. 16/010; To provide relief from penalties for unpaid 2016 Property Taxes

Temporary Urban Accommodations
Bylaw No. 16/014; To allow for temporary accommodations in the Urban Service Area during the Post-Wildfire Recovery Period.

Utility Rates Bylaw (Consolidated)
Bylaw No. 10/001; To establish utility rates for sewer, water and solid waste utilities (including amending Bylaw 16/016)

Vehicle for Hire Bylaw
Bylaw No. 13/001; Consolidated bylaw to regulate and control taxi and limousine services within the boundaries of the RMWB

Water Utilities Management Bylaw
Bylaw No. 07/035; The supply and management of municipal water utility services

Willow Lake ASP
Bylaw No. 15/006; Area Structure Plan (ASP) for Willow Lake (commonly known as Gregoire Lake)

Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee
Bylaw No. 16/013; To establish the Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee

Wood Buffalo Regional Library Board
Bylaw No. 00/050; To establish the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Library Board

Tax Rate Bylaws

Tax Rate Bylaw - 2016
Bylaw No. 16/007; To authorize the several rates of taxation to be imposed for the rural and urban service areas for the 2016 fiscal year

Tax Rate Bylaw - 2015
Bylaw No. 15/010; To authorize the several rates of taxation to be imposed for the rural and urban service areas for the 2015 fiscal year

Tax Rate Bylaw - 2014
Bylaw No. 14/016; To authorize the several rates of taxation to be imposed for the rural and urban service areas for the 2014 fiscal year

Tax Rate Bylaw - 2013
Bylaw No. 13/016; To authorize the several rates of taxation to be imposed for the rural and urban service areas for the 2013 fiscal year

Tax Rate Bylaw - 2012
Bylaw No. 12/014; To authorize the several rates of taxation to be imposed for the rural and urban service areas for the 2012 fiscal year

Tax Rate Bylaw - 2011
Bylaw No. 11/012; To authorize the several rates of taxation to be imposed for the rural and urban service areas for the 2011 fiscal year

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