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Animal & Bylaw Services


Animal & Bylaw Services - What we do

Animal and Bylaw Services creates standards for Calgarians to live by. These standards have been developed to help us work with you in order to build beautiful, healthy, and safe communities in Calgary. We educate and regulate Calgary businesses, dog and cat owners, the taxi industry, and every-day citizens. 

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Animal Services

We provide a number of animal-related services to Calgarians. These include: licensing for cats and dogs, sheltering cats and dogs that have been impounded, and adoptions for those cats and dogs that have not been claimed by their owners.

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Bylaw Services

We set standards for acceptable behaviour in Calgary in order to promote healthy and safe communities. Our bylaws include (but are not limited to) standards related to noise, untidy properties, and animal (pet) behaviour. Please visit our Search Bylaws page for a complete list of our bylaws.
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Compliance Services

Our Compliance Services team investigates and resolves complaints related to business licenses and development inspections. They also hold the taxi industry accountable for keeping both Calgarians and taxi drivers safe.

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Prevention and Public Awareness

Through our educational programs, we strive to teach Calgarians how they can keep their communities safe and clean. Programs like our Community Cleanups, our Off-Leash Ambassador program, and our graffiti removal program teach Calgarians how they can lead by example and make their communities great places to live.


Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about how to file a complaint, our hours of operation, and how to stay up-to-date please visit Animal & Bylaw Services Hours & Contact Information.

Search our bylaws

Learn more about each of our bylaws by topic or use our bylaw search tool.