Under the Canadian Constitution, the provinces have the authority to create municipalities and to delegate to them certain law-making powers. Laws which municipalities are permitted to pass are called bylaws.
Municipalities may pass bylaws within the authority provided through legislation. This authority may be specific or general depending on whether the legislation is permissive or prescriptive. The Municipalities Act and The Cities Act provide municipalities with general powers to pass bylaws within the areas of jurisdiction, in addition specific areas like taxation etc.
The City of Medicine Hat Bylaws are extensive and thorough documents that are available to all for reference. If there is a bylaw that you cannot find, please contact the City Clerk Department for additional information. To view City of Medicine Hat Bylaws below:
If you need to speak with a Bylaw Enforcement Officer, call 403.529.8481.