Public Consultation on Bylaws

Bylaws created by the Town of Okotoks are regularly reviewed and updated by Council. All bylaws require three readings by Council before they take effect. The Town encourages public feedback on bylaws which have a significant effect on citizens of Okotoks, such as animal control or traffic bylaws.

Many bylaws, especially land use bylaws, require advertising and a public hearing before Council may approve them. These are referred to as statutory public hearings, and are usually scheduled for 7 p.m. Notice of the public hearing is posted on the Town’s website and advertised in the local paper in advance of the hearing. Learn more on how public hearings are conducted.

Public feedback is welcome on bylaws. Please note that any feedback, including letters, emails, or in person, become part of the public record and may be published in a Council agenda package which is posted on the Town’s website for public viewing.

Bylaws Currently Being Considered by Council:

Bylaw 14-15: Land Use Bylaw Amendment

The purpose of Bylaw 14-15 is to amend the Land Use Bylaw to redesignate approximately 4.51 hectares (11.13 ac) of Block 1, Plan 011 0204 within SE ¼ 34-20-29-4 from Urban Holdings District to Residential Air Ranch Narrow Lot District.

On June 15, 2015, Council postponed the Public Hearing for Bylaw 14-15 to October 13, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chamber.

For more information on Bylaw 14-15, please contact Planning Services at 403-995-2759.

Bylaw 14-15

Bylaw 17-15: Municipal Development Plan Amendment

The purpose of Bylaw 17-15 is to amend the Town of Okotoks Municipal Development Plan by inserting a new chapter which incorporates Council’s shift in policy direction from a finite growth model to a continued growth model.  

On June 29, 2015, Council adjourned the Public Hearing for Bylaw 17-15 to an unspecified date.  

For more information on Bylaw 17-15, please contact  

BYLAW 17-15

Bylaw 18-15: Idle-free Bylaw

The purpose of Bylaw 18-15 is to regulate vehicle idling in the Town of Okotoks.  

Council will consider 2nd and 3rd reading of Bylaw 18-15 at their Regular Council Meeting on August 17, 2015. 

Feedback is encouraged and can be provided by emailing the Sustainability Coordinator at 403-938-8901 or emailing

Bylaw 18-15

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