Updated September 30, 2015
Bylaws related to appliances and refrigerators exist in order to maintain safe and tidy communities. Under these bylaws:
- Refrigerators and freezers must have hinges and latches, or lids and doors removed before they can be stored outside.
- If the door or lid is not removed, the appliance must be kept locked, or secured shut at all times. This is to ensure children and animals do not get trapped inside.
- Appliances must be kept out of public view when stored outside.
More information can be found in theGood Neighbour Reference Guide as well as theYard and Perimeter Maintenance Brochure.
Fines for violations of these regulations range between $200 and $300.
The City of CalgaryCommunity Standard Bylaw section 9 outlines the safe and suitable storage of appliances in and around your property.
This is an overview of the bylaw but please refer to the original bylaw for more detailed information. Original copies of the bylaw are available at the City Clerk's office.
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