Bylaw Enforcement

Bylaw Enforcement

Fort Macleod Bylaw Enforcement

The Role of the Bylaw Enforcement Officer

Under direction provided by Council and the CAO, reporting to the Director of Community & Protective Services and in accordance with the Town Bylaws, the Bylaw Enforcement Officer supports Council's commitment to residents by enforcing municipal bylaws as well as engaging with the community to educate and create awareness specific to municipal bylaws.

This position provides the following to our community: 

  • Partners with citizens to resolve issues through education and enforcement to achieve bylaw compliance. 
  • Investigate bylaw-related complaints.
  • Enforce Council approved bylaws.
  • Conduct community patrols.
  • Collaborate with internal and external agencies and citizens.

Our Bylaw Enforcement Officer works collaboratively with the Fort Macleod RCMP to ensure a thorough and diligent approach to enforcement within the authority granted to the Bylaw Enforcement Officer through Bylaw 1909.

Frequently Requested Bylaws 

Bylaw 1922 Dog Control

Bylaw 1837 Traffic

Bylaw 1920 Community Standards

Bylaw 1926 Water Utility Bylaw - Includes Water Restriction Section

Bylaw 1909 Bylaw Enforcement Officer

ADM39 Dog Adoption Policy

Adopt a dog

As at July 19, 2023 - Fort Macleod Adopt a Dog program initiated.

The Town of Fort Macleod, along with many other jurisdictions in southern Alberta, are seeing major influxes in surrendered and "drop off" dogs. Currently we contract kennel services out and do not have a local shelter to house animals for long periods of time. Due to the number of dogs in our care, and being at maximum capacity at the kennel, we have a need to open these dogs to adoption and assist us in placing animals in a safe and caring home. A copy of the policy and Dog Control Bylaw are listed above.

If you are interested in meeting one of the dogs we currently have in custody or would like more information, please reach out to our Bylaw Officer Steve at

ADM39 Dog Adoption Policy

Bylaw Enforcement

See More of Fort Macleod

There is so much to do in Fort Macleod. Discover things like our beautiful historic Main Street, our new off leash dog park, or head across the green bridge for a walk in our Wilderness Park.