Bylaws

Under the Canadian Constitution, the provinces have the authority to delegate certain law-making powers to municipalities, who may pass bylaws within the municipal jurisdiction.

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The Bylaws available on the City of Medicine Hat website are for general information only and are not an exhaustive list. We cannot guarantee their completeness or correctness. Find the most current version of any bylaw by searching our corporate records with the button above. For a certified copy of any bylaw, or if you are having difficulty finding a particular one, contact us.

Bylaws in force

Home and property

Electric Utility

To regulate and control the generation, distribution and use of electrical energy in the service area of the City of Medicine Hat's Electric Utility as designated by the Alberta Utilities Commission.

#2244

Gas Utility

To regulate and control production, distribution and use of natural gas in the Service Area of the City of Medicine Hat's Gas Utility.

#2489

Graffiti

To regulate graffiti activities in relation to graffiti.

#3679

Manufactured Home Community Reporting

Regarding assessment of designated manufactured homes and reporting requirements for owners of manufactured home communities.

#3365

Property Tax

To authorize Council to impose a property tax for the year 2020 and to exempt certain property from taxation for the year 2021.

#4670

Responsible Animal Ownership

To regulate animals and activities in relation to them.

#3935

Sewer

To regulate the use of Public and Private sewers and drains and the disposal of sewage and the discharge of waters and waste into the Medicine Hat sewer system.

#1541

Supplementary Assessment

To authorize the preparation of Supplementary Assessments during 2020.

#4620

Supplementary Property Tax

To authorize the Council of the City to impose a 2020 supplementary property tax.

#4671

Tax Arrears Instalment Payment Plan

To provide for the payment of taxes in arrears by instalments.

#3303

Tax Certificate

To establish fees for tax certificates and other information regarding assessments and taxes provided by the City's Assessment and Taxation Department.

#3031

Tax Discount

To provide incentives for payment of taxes and to provide for payments of interest on overpayment of taxes.

#3198

Tax Instalment Payment Plan

To provide for the payment of taxes by installments.

#3302

Tax Penalties

To impose penalties on unpaid taxes.

#3191

Unsightly Property

To promote the maintenance of property and to address unsightly property within the City of Medicine Hat.

#3117

Utility Deposit

To require deposits from certain utility consumers.

#3373

Utility Penalty

To impose a penalty on utility arrears Bylaw#3210 - to amend the Utilities Penalty Bylaw #1438.

#1438

#3210

Waste

To establish and maintain a system for the collection, removal, and disposal of ashes, garbage, refuse, and other waste in the City of Medicine Hat.

#1805

Water

Respecting water service.

#2379

Weed Control

To regulate and control weeds.

#1982

Roads and transportation

Municipal Airport Zoning Regulations

To regulate the use of lands adjacent to or in the vicinity of the Medicine hat Municipal Airport within the City for the purpose of ensuring that any use is not incompatible with the safe operation of the Airport.

#4294

Public Roads

To regulate and control the use of Highways

(Including: parking, use of streets (e.g., snow and ice clearing, pedestrians, cycling, vehicle operation and merchants), speed limits, heavy truck routes and protection of street surfaces.)

#4346

Transportation of Dangerous Goods

To designate the route and time of travel of vehicles transporting dangerous goods, and prohibiting the carriage of dangerous goods on those highways specified in the bylaw.

#2759

Transportation

To develop an integrated transportation system designed to service the needs of the City of Medicine Hat.

#4171

Community safety

Community Noise Standards

To regulate noise.

#4353

Emergency Management

Respecting Emergency Management.

#4319

Outdoor Burning

To reduce the risk of uncontrolled fires and nuisances that may arise from certain outdoor burning practices.

#2703

Public Safety

To regulate public behavior.

#4009

School Bus Alternately Flashing Red Lights and Stop Arm

To regulate the use or operation of alternately flashing red lights and the stop arms on school buses within the City of Medicine Hat.

#2498

Smoke-Free Outdoor Public Places

To prohibit smoking in outdoor public places.

#4136

Smoke-Free Vehicles for Minors

To protect minors from the harmful effects of second-hand tobacco smoke in vehicles.

#4053

Parks and recreation

Cemeteries

To provide for and make provision for the improvement, maintenance, management, control and operation of Public Cemeteries.

#3121

Combative Sports

To establish a commission to regulate and control combative sports in the City of Medicine Hat.

#4048

Parks

To provide for the regulation of parks and recreational areas.

#2527

Skateboarding

To regulate and control skateboarding.

#3506

Tree Preservation

To protect Public Trees and prevent the spread of tree-related diseases in Medicine Hat, such as Dutch Elm Disease.

#4218

Business and development

Brownfield Tax Incentive

To provide for full or partial exemptions from taxation, or deferral of the collection of taxes, under Part 10, Division 2
of the MGA, pursuant to section 364.1 of the MGA.

#4585

Escort Service

To regulate escorts and agencies.

#3472

Fire

To regulate Fire Services.

#4500

Fireworks

To regulate and control the sale and discharging of fireworks within the City of Medicine Hat.

#4602

Land Use

To regulate and control or prohibit the use and development of land and buildings within the City in accordance with the provisions of the Act.

#4168

Licensing

To control and regulate businesses and industries within the City of Medicine Hat.

#2339

Off-Site Levy

To establish an off-site levy

Schedule "E" CORVUS Off-Site Levy Review

Schedule "F" City of Medicine Hat Off-Site Levy Project Processes Report.

#4157

Pawnbrokers & Secondhand Dealers

To regulate pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers.

#3484

Remembrance Day

To require the closing of certain shops and businesses on Remembrance Day.

#2433

Safety Codes Permit

To establish the application procedure and fees for permits issued or any other material or service provided pursuant to the Safety Codes Act, the Regulations and this Bylaw.

#4438

Subdivision & Development Appeal Board

To establish a subdivision and development appeal board.

#3009

Subdivision Authorities

To establish a subdivision authority.

#3008

Tri-Area Intermunicipal Development Plan

To adopt the Cypress County, Town of Redcliff and City of Medicine Hat Tri-Area Intermunicipal Development Plan.

#4605

Vehicle for Hire

To license, regulate and control Vehicles for Hire.

#4617

 

Administration

Administrative Organization

Establishes the organizational structure of the City's administrative team.

#4662

Assessment Review Board

To establish a local assessment review board and a composite assessment review board.

#3968

Community Vibrancy Advisory Board

To establish a Community Vibrancy Advisory Board.

#4661

Council Code of Conduct

To establish a code of conduct for members of Council.

#4492

Dishonoured Payment Fee

To authorize the levying of a charge for dishonoured payments.

#3224

Heritage Savings Reserve

To establish a Heritage Savings Reserve.

#4422

Interest Charge on Unpaid General Accounts

To fix an interest charge on unpaid general accounts.

#1981

Municipal Development Plan

The Council of the City of Medicine Hat has revised its Municipal Development Plan so that it meets the changing needs of the City. This bylaw is to adopt a Municipal Development Plan.

#4636

Municipal Planning Commission

To establish a Municipal Planning Commission.

#3007

Municipal Police Commission

To establish a Municipal Police Commission.

#1651

Procedure

To regulate the proceedings in the Council of the City of Medicine Hat and in the boards and committees, and define certain duties of council, its boards and committees and certain officers.

#2270

Records Management

To provide for the management, retention

and disposition of municipal records and documents.

#4239

Proposed bylaws

These bylaws have been introduced for first reading by City Council, but have not yet received second and third reading and passage.

  • There currently are no Bylaws that have been introduced for first reading.

Bylaw enforcement

The Medicine Hat Police Service handles all Bylaw reports and complaints.

Bylaw Enforcement