City Bylaws

City Council passes bylaws which are put into place to meet the needs of residents, determine provisions and resolve issues. Matters include public safety and standards, business activities, financial provisions and City services. Municipalities are given the authority to enact bylaws under the Province of Alberta through the Municipal Government Act. 

Go to bylaws related to:
Administration: Determines the standards pertaining to corporate operations.
Community Standards: Determines the provisions for public safety and the use of public spaces.
Council: Determines the proceedings for City Council.
Finance: Determines financial capacities.
Land Use & Development: Determines guidelines and procedures for City development.
Utilities: Determines provisions for utility use in the City.

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  1. Administration
Bylaw Name Number Description 
ATCO Franchise Agreement Bylaw 002-13 Authorizes the creation of an agreement with ATCO Gas and Pipeline Ltd.
And to confer a franchise on the Company to deliver natural gas to customers within the municipality.
Business License Bylaw
027-16Provides the framework for licensing all business conducted within the City of Chestermere.
Chestermere-Conrich Regional Recreation District Repeal Bylaw026-18A bylaw to repeal Bylaw 94-707/1, Chestermere-Conrich Regional Recreation District.
Chestermere Policing Committee Repeal Bylaw005-21A bylaw to repeal the Chestermere Policing Committee Bylaw 031-09.
Designated Officer Bylaw
025-20 Establishes the position of the Chief Administrative Officer and designated officer.
Digital Advertising Bylaw032-20A bylaw to provide for any required municipal advertising to be completed using Electronic Means.
The Family and Community Support Services Repeal Bylaw
003-15 Repeals the Family and Community Support Services Bylaw.
Franchise Fee Revenue Allocation Bylaw 018-13 Provides for the allocation of annual Franchise Fees into municipal reserve to be used only for the replacement and repair of tangible capital assets.
Municipal Election Bylaw011-21
Outlines the requirements and processes involved in the City's Municipal Election.
RCMP Borrowing Bylaw
014-13
Authorizes the municipality to incur an indebtness by the issuance of debentures to the Alberta Capital Finance Authority for the purpose of the construction of the RCMP Detachment Building.
Municipal Borrowing Bylaw
014-15
Authorizes the use of an Alberta Business Master Card.
Temporary Beaches & Recreational Areas near Water Bylaw006-21A bylaw to provide for the management of City beaches and lakefront recreational areas.
Voter Identification Repeal Bylaw021-17 A bylaw to repeal the Voter Identification Bylaw 003-13.
Voter Identification Bylaw004-21 Provides the requirements for voter identification for the 2021 Municipal Election.
  1. Community Standards
Bylaw NameNumberDescription
Alarm Services Bylaw008-11
           
Describes the responsibilities accompanied with owning an alarm system and the penalties associated with false alarms.
Animal Control Bylaw
           
018-14
           
Outlines what is constituted as ownership of animals within the City and the restrictions involved with this ownership.
Boat Launch Bylaw (Consolidated) 009-11Regulates parking and launching of all watercrafts at the Chestermere Lake Boat Launch and surrounding areas.
Bylaw Enforcement Officer Bylaw 018-16
           
Provides the appointment, empowerment, and discipline of Bylaw Enforcement Officers within the City of Chestermere.
Cannabis Consumption Bylaw017-18To regulate and control the public use of cannabis within the City of Chestermere.
Chestermere Anti-Bullying Bylaw009-19To prevent and protect persons from Bullying, within the City of Chestermere.
Chestermere Public Transit Bylaw003-21 A bylaw to regulate the conduct of users of the public transit system provided by the City of Chestermere within the City.
Community Standards Bylaw (Consolidated)004-12Regulates, controls, and abates disruptive activity, and establishes hours of operation for open space areas within the City of Chestermere.
Emergency Management Bylaw
 
033-20Establishes an Emergency Management Committee and an Emergency Management Agency for the City of Chestermere.
Fire Services Bylaw021-19A bylaw to provide a Fire Service in and for the City of Chestermere.
Lake Weed Residential Bin Bylaw 010-14Outlines the provisions for the removal of lake weeds from lakefront residential properties.
Lane Way Paving041-08  Provides the framework for the paving of residential laneways.   
Mobile Vendors Bylaw020-21Establishes provisions for the permitting of mobile vendor operations.
Smoking Bylaw009-15 Outlines the regulations and restrictions on smoking within the City of Chestermere. 
Amendment to Smoking Bylaw018-18Amended to define Cannabis and insert appropriate references within the provisions of the bylaw.
Snow Removal Bylaw018-11Controls and regulates the removal of snow, ice and slush from City sidewalks.
Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings Repeal Bylaw019-21A bylaw to repeal the previously adopted Bylaw 043-20 that required residents and visitors to wear a face covering.
Traffic Control Bylaw036-20Outlines the restrictions on speed, types, and locations of vehicles in efforts to control traffic within the City's limits.
Unsightly Property Bylaw024-19Outlines the responsibilities of property owners to keep properties safe and maintained.
  1. Council
Bylaw NameNumberDescription
Committees and Boards Bylaw
003-20Established Council Committees and Boards and their functions and procedures.
Amendment to Committees and Boards Bylaw 034-20034-20Amendment to Schedule 7 and to include Schedules 12 & 13.
Amendment to Committees and Boards Bylaw 014-21
014-21
Amendment to include Schedule 14 - Mayor's Task Force for Youth TOR.
Amendment to Committees and Boards Bylaw 015-21
015-21To amend Schedule 15 - Human Services Advisory Board TOR.
Elected Officials Code of Conduct Bylaw003-19Provides standards for the conduct of Council Members.
Procedural Bylaw013-20Establishes processes and procedures for Council Meetings in the City of Chestermere.
Amendment to Procedural Bylaw 038-20038-20Amendment to Procedural Bylaw.
  1. Finance
 
 Bylaw Name  Number  Description
2018 Supplementary Assessment Bylaw
004-18
Authorizes supplementary assessments to be prepared for the purpose of imposing a tax for 2018.
2019 Supplementary Assessment Bylaw 002-19 Authorizes supplementary assessments to be prepared for the purpose of imposing a tax for 2019.
2021 Taxes Rate Bylaw 010-21 Authorizes the rates of taxation to be levied against assessable property within the City for the 2021 taxation year 
Assessment Review Board
005-20
Establishes the Assessment Review Board for the City of Chestermere 
Borrowing Bylaw - Reservoir Expansion 
031-07
Authorizes the financing, undertaking and completion of the water reservoir expansion. 
Calgary Yacht Club Loan 022-18 A Bylaw of the City of Chestermere to provide a municipal loan.
Capital Property Borrowing Bylaw
005-15
Authorizes Council to borrow money for the purpose of financing a capital property. 
Debenture - Incur for Purchasing a Fire Truck
99-220/1
Authorizes Council to incur an indebtedness by the issuance of debentures for the purpose of purchasing a fire/pumper truck 
Debenture Borrowing - CRCA Expansion
2005/141-1                              
Authorizes Council to incur an indebtedness by the issuance of debentures for the purpose of financing, undertaking and completion of the expansion at the Chestermere Regional Recreation Centre. 
Debenture Borrowing -  Public Works Buildings and Land
2003-141/1
Authorizes Council to incur an indebtedness by the issuance of debentures for the purpose of purchasing Public Works Buildings and Lands 
Debenture Borrowing - Purchase Weed Harvest Equipment
2000-141
Authorizes Council to incur an indebtedness by the issuance of debentures for the purpose of purchasing weed harvesting equipment 

Debenture Borrowing - Street Paving & Intersections - East & West
97-141/1
Authorizes Council to incur an indebtedness by the issuance of debentures for the purpose of paving East and West Chestermere drive and intersections project. 
 
Deferral of Tax Collection Bylaw
042-08
Provides the deferment of the collection of current annual taxes on qualified residential property
Electronic Transmission of Documents 017-20 To establish a process to send assessment, taxation and assessment review board notices and other documents by electronic means.
Front-ending Twp 240 Municipal Borrowing Bylaw 016-17 Authorizes Council to borrow money for the purpose of financing a Roads Off-Site Levy capital project.
Lake Ere Estates Water & Sanitary Sewer Mains Bylaw 007-18 Repeals Bylaw 004-10
Local Improvement Project Tax Bylaw
009-13
Authorizes Council to impose a local improvement tax in respect of all that directly benefit from the installation of water mains for Lake Ere Estates
Municipal Borrowing Bylaw 
008-13
Authorizes the municipality to incur and indebtness by issuance of debentures for the construction of the Great Plains Sanitary Trunk  
Municipal Borrowing Capacity Bylaw
016-12
Authorizes the Municipal Borrowing capacity with TD Bank

Property Tax Exemption for Community Organizations 010-19 Provides exemption from property taxation to qualifying Community Organizations.
Short Term Borrowing Bylaw 
015-07
Authorizes Council to incur an indebtedness by the issuance of capital leases for the purchasing of Public Works and Parks equipment 
Supplementary Assessment Bylaw 
003-16
Authorizes supplementary assessments to be prepared for the purpose of imposing a tax
 
Tax Installment Payment Plan Bylaw
                Amendment 028-20
012-18
Sets out the requirements that applicants must meet in order to participate in the monthly tax installment program.
Amended to provide options for residents regarding payments related to Taxes.
Tax Penalties & Fees Bylaw
               Amendment

               Amendment
014-18
018-20

022-21
Sets out the requirements to apply penalties and fees for tax related activities.
Amended according to the Property Tax Payment Deferral Program provided during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Amendment to dates.
Vacant Land - Division of Assessment Classes 1 and 2 011-19 To divide assessment class 1- Residential Property and assessment class 2 - Non-residential Property into sub-classes for the purpose of the 2019 and subsequent taxation years. 
  1. Land Use & Development
Bylaw NameNumberDescription
Bridgeport Outline Plan
001-17Adoption of the Bridgeport Outline Plan.
Calgary-Chestermere Interface Intermunicipal Development Plan
001-20A common vision and framework for development along the common boundary, RR 284/116 Street E (Interface Street).
City of Chestermere Building, H.V.A.C., Plumbing, Gas and Electrical Permit Bylaw
024-16A building permit bylaw for the City of Chestermere, to provide for the regulation and control in what is being developed within City limits.
Edgewater Crossing ASP Bylaw
011-12Provides a framework for subsequent subdivision and development of an area of land.
Gateway Area Structure Plan
016-15Adoption of the Chestermere Gateway Area Structure Plan.
Kinniburgh North Outline Plan
2006-600/2
Adoption of the Kinniburgh North Outline Plan.
Amendment to Kinniburgh North Outline Plan 022-16
022-16Amendment to the Kinniburgh OP and LUB to allow the development of a Ptn. of Lot 1 and 2, Block 23, Plan 1014889.
Amendment to Kinniburgh North Outline Plan 023-20
023-20Amendment to include a new Land Use District.
Kinniburgh South Outline Plan
2006-600/5Adoption of the Kinniburgh South Outline Plan.
Land Use Bylaw
022-10
May prohibit, regulate or control the use and development of land and buildings in a municipality.
LUB Amendment 010-12010-12
Amendment to add Residential Care Facilities as a Discretionary Use and Building Height (Maximum) to the Local Commercial District (C).
LUB Amendment 014-12
014-12
General updates to Residential Lakeshore District (R-1L).
LUB Amendment 031-13031-13Amendments to Land Use Bylaw 022-10, as amended by amending Part 9 Signs.
LUB Amendment 033-13033-13Amendment to Part 10, Section 20, Direct Control District (DC), L. DC (BP/LI-C) with permitted Fascia Signs and Portable Signs and additional discretionary uses.
LUB Amendment 012-14012-14General Amendment for housekeeping and enforcement purposes.
LUB Amendment 014-14
014-14Marina Paradise Land Use Re-designation - 16.43 acres.
LUB Amendment 016-14
016-14Addition of Live Work District (LW) and regulations to the Land Use Bylaw.
LUB Amendment 019-14
019-14Addition of use, Interim Commercial/Industrial uses to the Land Use Bylaw.
LUB Amendment 010-15
010-15Amended to adopt the South Shore Outline Plan.
LUB Amendment 011-15
011-15Amended to redesignate Urban Transition (UT) to Local Commercial (C).
LUB Amendment 010-16
010-16General Amendments to the LUB.
LUB Amendment 020-16
020-16Rezoning to BP LI Block A, Plan 7510158.
LUB Amendment 022-16
022-16Amends Kinniburgh OP and LUB to allow the development of a Ptn. of Lot 1 and 2, Block 23, Plan 1014889.
LUB Amendment 025-16
025-16Amended to adopt the Chelsea Outline Plan.
LUB Amendment 028-16
028-16Amended to include a Residential Planned Lot District, R-1P.
LUB Amendment 002-17
002-17Amended to adopt the Dawson's Landing Outline Plan.
LUB Amendment 003-17
003-17Redesignating PTN NW 12-24-28-W4M from LLR to RR.
LUB Amendment 005-17
005-17Rezoning PTN. SW 2-24-28-W4M from UT to BP LI.
LUB Amendment 008-17
008-17Amended to adopt the Waterford Stage 1 Outline Plan.
LUB Amendment 014-17
014-17Amended to adopt the Webster Outline Plan.
LUB Amendment 015-18
015-18Amended to adopt the Waterford Stage 2 Outline Plan.
LUB Amendment 016-18
016-18Amended to adopt the Cannabis LUB Amendments.
LUB Amendment 015-19
015-19Rezoning of subject lands from DC R-1E to R-1EM.
LUB Amendment 026-19
026-19Amended to remove reference to Chestermere Planning Commission.
LUB Amendment 028-19
028-19Amendment to Section 10.10 from Town Centre Commercial District (TC) to Direct Control.
LUB Amendment 029-19
029-19Amendment to add Residential Care Facilities as a Discretionary Use in the Town Centre Commercial District (TC) sites 5 and 6.
LUB Amendment 007-20
007-20To redesignate a parcel within Waterford Phase 1 Stage 1 Subdivision from PS to C.
LUB Amendment 008-20
008-20Amended to include a new Land Use District and modify the requirements for accessory buildings.
LUB Amendment 009-20
009-20Amends the land use designation of 3.33 hectares (8.22 acres) of lands within Dawson’s Landing legally described as Lots 1- 42, Block 1, Plan 1912378; Lots 1-4, Block 6, Plan 1912378; Lots 5-24, Block 6, Plan 1912478, from Residential Semi-Detached District (R-2) to Residential Planned Lot FrontDrive District (R-1PFD).
LUB Amendment 011-20
011-20Removed the requirements for Council decision on Development Permit applications for single-detached residential developments in districts with architectural controls in place.
LUB Amendment 012-20
012-20Amends the LUB to clarify Part 4 by removing ambiguities in the regulations relating to Development Permit Applications.
LUB Amendment 015-20
015-20Amends the LUB to redesignate 2.32 ha of land within the Chelsea Outline Plan area.
LUB Amendment 019-20 (proposed)
019-20Amends the LUB for compact development in future growth areas. View more details here.
LUB Amendment 024-20
024-20Amends Part 10 Land Use Districts with the addition of the following land use district: Retirement Living Campus (RLC). Read more here.
LUB Amendment 031-20
031-20Amends the LUB to facilitate development in the Dawson's Landing Outline Plan area.
LUB Amendment 009-21
009-21Amends the Land Use designation of 0.43 hectares (1.07 acres) of land within Dawson's Landing, from Residential Single Detached District (R-1) to Residential Multi-Unit District (R-3).
LUB Amendment 012-21012-21Amends the Direct Control Residential Cottage Housing Cluster District DC(R-2C).
Mountain View Park Conceptual Scheme Amendment
019-09Adopted alongside Bylaw No. C-6474-207 from the Municipal District of Rocky View No. 44.
Municipal Development Plan (MDP)
012-09Identifies goals and policies for land use, infrastructure, and community services and facilities to guide the growth and development of the community.
MDP Amendment 020-20
(proposed)
020-20Proposed Amendment to the Municipal Development Plan – Planned Lot Development. View more details here.
MDP Amendment 021-20
021-20Amendment to the Municipal Development Plan (MDP) land use concept map from ‘Parks and Open Space’ to ‘Residential Neighbourhood’ to accommodate the proposed Retirement Living Campus district. View more details here.
Off-Site Levy Bylaw
013-21Establishes off-site levies for land that is to be subdivided or developed within the City of Chestermere.
Public Utility Lot Designation
020-17A bylaw designating a parcel of land as a public utility lot.
Environmental Reserve to Public Utility Lot
009-18Redesignation of certain lands from Environmental Reserve (ER) to Public Utility Lot (PUL).
*Rainbow Falls Outline Plan
024-10*For information only. The following Outline Plans are conceptual only - Please refer to Land Use Map in the current Land Use Bylaw or consult City staff for subdivision approval details
Rainbow Road North and Chestermere Blvd Intersection Bylaw
024-13Authorizes the Municipality to incur an indebtedness by the issuance of debenture to Melcor Developments for the purpose of the Rainbow Road North and Chestermere Boulevard tie-in.
Rainbow Road North Road Closure Bylaw
012-12Closes the road to public travel within the proposed subdivision of lands portions of a public roadway.
Road Closure Bylaw
006-20To close a portion of the Government Road Allowance affected by the Tentative Plan of Waterford Phase 1 Stage 1 Subdivision.
South East Chestermere Area Structure Plan
2003-604/1Provides a framework for subsequent subdivision and development of an area of land within its Municipal boundaries.
Amendment to South East Chestermere Area Structure Plan 021-16
021-16Amended to allow the development of a Ptn. of Lot 1 and 2, Block 13, Plan 1014889.
Amendment to South East Chestermere Area Structure Plan 017-17
017-17Amendment to incorporate the lands owned by Bablake Ltd. into the ASP.
Amendment to South East Chestermere Area Structure Plan 022-20
022-20Amendment to the Southeast Chestermere Area Structure Plan (SECASP) to amend the land use concept map from ‘Open Space’ to ‘Residential’ in order to accommodate the proposed Retirement Living Campus. View more details here.
South West Chestermere Area Structure Plan
98-604/1
Provides a framework for subsequent subdivision and development of an area of land within its municipal boundaries.
Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Bylaw
004-16Establishes a Subdivision and Development Appeal Board.
Amendment to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Bylaw 003-18
003-18Amendment to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Bylaw.
Amendment to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Bylaw 016-19
016-19Amendment to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Bylaw.
Waterbridge Master Area Structure Plan
032-13Provides a framework for subsequent subdivision and development of an area of land within its Municipal boundaries.
Waterford Area Structure Plan
022-15Provides for the adoption of the Waterford ASP.
Westmere Area Structure Plan
98-604/2Provides a framework for subsequent subdivision and development of an area of land within its Municipal boundaries.
* Westmere Stage 6 Outline Plan

*For information only. The following Outline Plans are conceptual only - Please refer to Land Use Map in the current Land Use Bylaw or consult City staff for subdivision approval details.
* Westermere Stage 7 Outline Plan Bylaw 

*For information only. The following Outline Plans are conceptual only - Please refer to Land Use Map in the current Land Use Bylaw or consult City staff for subdivision approval details.
West Park Drive Road Closure Bylaw
001-12Closes the road to public travel within the proposed subdivision of lands portions of a public roadway. West Park Drive Road Closure Application.


Amendment to West Park Drive Road Closure Bylaw
021-12Amendment to West Park Drive Road Closure Bylaw.
Wetland Bylaw
002-15Outlines the regulations, restrictions, and requirements for wetlands within the City of Chestermere. Appendix A & B maps.


  1. Utilities
Bylaw NameNumberDescription
Chestermere Utilities Exclusivity Bylaw
029-13Regulates and ensures the operation of stable and effective water supply and distribution services, wastewater collection, treatment and disposal, storm water management, solid waste collection, disposal, and recycling within the City.
Chestermere Utilities Inc. Promissory Note
006-18Sets the terms and conditions regarding the promissory note owed to the City by CUI.
Fortis Franchise Agreement Bylaw
022-13Authorizes the creation of an agreement granting Fortis Alberta Inc. the right to provide distribution access services within the Municipality.
Regional Waterline Tie-In Bylaw
033-08Authorizes the financing, undertaking and completion of the regional waterline tie-in to reservoir
Storm Drainage Bylaw
002-21A bylaw to regulate storm sewers, storm drainage and Storm Water Management Facilities in the City of Chestermere.
Waste Management Bylaw
008-15Regulates, controls and manages the storage, handling, collection and disposal of waste, compostable and recyclable materials and to provide terms and rates and charges.
Amendment to Waste Management Bylaw 042-20042-20Amends Bylaw 008-15 and repeals Bylaw 020-19, being the Waste Management Bylaw Amendment.
Wastewater Management Bylaw
027-13Provides the terms, conditions, rates and charges for the supply of Wastewater Services provided by Chestermere Utilities Incorporated in the City of Chestermere.
Amendment to Wastewater Bylaw 040-20040-20Amends Bylaw 027-13 and repeals Bylaw 018-19, being the Wastewater Services Bylaw Amendment.
Water Bylaw
025-13Provides terms, conditions, rates and charges for the supply and use of water services provided by Chestermere Utilities Incorporated in the City of Chestermere.
Amendment to Water Bylaw 039-20039-20Amends Bylaw 025-13 and repeals Bylaw 017-19, being the Water Bylaw Amendment.
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The information listed on this page is for convenience only and may not contain the latest amendment(s). We make every effort to ensure the bylaws and information on our website is accurate; however, the City of Chestermere does not guarantee the accuracy of information provided. The latest or most accurate version may be obtained by calling City Hall at (403) 207-7050. 

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