A bylaw is a law created by the local government, in our case the Town of Okotoks, to meet the needs of citizens and resolve issues. Bylaws apply within the Town of Okotoks limits. In Alberta, a local government's powers and duties are given to them by the Province of Alberta under the Municipal Government Act. This includes the power to enact bylaws.
The Town may create bylaws for a municipal purpose in relation to those matters listed in the Municipal Government Act.
- Public safety
- Citizen health and welfare
- Protection of private and public property
- Nuisances and unsightly premises
- Public places
- Business activities
- Services provided by the Town