The County of Barrhead has a number of bylaws in place for the regulation and control of various matters including land use, vehicle weight restrictions and speed limits on local roads, dog control, off highway vehicles, noise, unsightly premises, fire control and fireworks. Where citizen activities or property conditions don’t meet accepted municipal standards, the County may provide education, warnings, inspections, and apply penalties.
The County does not employ a Community Peace Officer. Our bylaw enforcement services, when required, are provided through contracted services from nearby municipalities. If you have a bylaw complaint, please contact the Executive Assistant to the CAO who will note the details of your complaint and determine the direction to be taken to remedy the problem, which MAY include utilizing the services of a Community Peace Officer.
Below, you will find bylaws most commonly referenced.
If you need assistance locating a particular bylaw that is not provided on the website, please contact the Executive Assistant to the CAO by email or by calling 780-674-3331.
The Fire Chief, pursuant
to By-Law No. 8-2013, and pursuant to the Forest & Prairie Protection
Act, Revised Statutes of Alberta, HEREBY:
PROHIBITS all campfires
and other open fires or charcoal briquettes in the back country or random
camping areas; and
SUSPENDS all new fire
permits issued for large burning, brush piles and windrows.
campgrounds are closed; therefore, campfires are not permitted at these
No fire permits will be
issued for the duration of the Fire Restriction, as per the Forest &
Prairie Protection Act.
For greater certainty,
THIS ORDER does not apply to:
Safe fires which are contained in
cooking and heating appliances and which are fueled by fluids or gases;
Approved burn barrels / incinerators or
backyard and campground fire pits;
Residents are encouraged to postpone burning; however, if
they choose to burn in an approved burn barrel, backyard fire pit or
under an existing permit, extreme caution must be taken.
fire permits – may continue burning until the need for a full fire ban
Restriction will remain in effect until downgraded or lifted by the proper
authority of the County of Barrhead. Contact the Barrhead Regional Fire
Department at 780-674-2087, should you have any questions regarding the Fire