Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, it is prohibited for construction in progress to create a noise or disturbance which can be heard in a residential building before 7:00 am Monday to Saturday or before 9:00 am on Sundays or holidays, or after 10:00 pm any day.
Yes, anyone under 16 years of age is not permitted to be in any public place between 12:01 am and 5:00 am any day of the week without an adult or guardian present, or a legitimate reason.
Yes, every owner or occupant of property must control all weeds and grass on the premises including the boulevard adjoining the property as well as up to the center of the alley or lane at the rear of the premises. Grass shall be cut so as not to grow to such a height that it would be considered unsightly in comparison to adjacent or surrounding yards with the exception of “natural” grasses used in xeriscape yards.
No, recreation vehicles may only be parked on the front driveway for a period of up to 72 hours for loading and unloading and must be parallel to the sides of the driveway, cannot encroach onto the sidewalk, curb or roadway, and must not create a hazard for pedestrians or motorists. Recreation vehicles may be stored on private property at any location other than in a front or side yard adjacent to a roadway (ie: a back yard).
Yes, cyclists are responsible for alerting pedestrians of their intention to overtake or pass with either a bell or verbally prior to doing so. Cyclists must not travel at a rate of speed in excess of 20 kilometers per hour or at any rate that is unreasonable taking into consideration the conditions and circumstances occurring along the pathway at the time including volume of traffic, condition of pathway, weather and visibility.
Yes, any animal 3 months of age or older must be licensed within 7 days of taking up residence in the Town of Okotoks with the exception of assistance dogs, for example seeing eye or guide dogs. License fees are $100.00 for an unaltered dog, $25.00 for a spayed or neutered dog and $10.00 to replace a lost dog tag.
No, all dogs must be kept on a leash (maximum length of 3 meters) any time they are off their own private property. If you use a retractable or long leash, it is important to pull your dog in close to you prior to meeting up with other people or animals using the sidewalk or pathway so as to allow all parties unobstructed access. Dog owners using the Off Leash Park may release their animal from its leash once they are safely inside the confines of the park.
Yes, anyone walking a dog on any public property is responsible to pick up their dog’s defecation from public property which includes alleys or laneways. Even dog defecation on your own private property must be cleaned up in a timely manner so it does not become offensive to neighboring properties.
No, there is no cat bylaw in the Town of Okotoks and Municipal Enforcement Officers do not catch or trap cats.
Yes, recreation vehicles may be parked on the street for a period of up to 72 hours (to load and unload) after which they must be removed for a minimum period of 48 hours. Any trailer parked on the street must be attached to a vehicle at all times.
No, any vehicle (including trailers or other vehicles) are not allowed to park in any back alley or laneway.
Yes, the owner or any other person in charge of the property shall remove as soon as possible, or within 24 hours, all snow, ice, dirt or debris and other obstructions from the public sidewalk adjoining the premises owned or occupied by them.