Community Standards Bylaw
The Community Standards Bylaw promotes good neighbour relationships and addresses community concerns through the regulation of noise, fire pit use, untidy properties, weeds and grass, graffiti and nuisances.
Community Standards Bylaw review
City of Calgary bylaws are reviewed periodically to ensure that they meet the needs of citizens. The Community Standards Bylaw review is based on the need to make proactive changes to the bylaw to better accommodate the changing needs of citizens, respond to emerging issues, and continue to meet community expectations.
As part of the ongoing stakeholder consultation on the bylaw, The City surveyed citizens to understand their needs and expectations regarding the Community Standards Bylaw. Based on the survey findings and other research, Calgary Community Standards developed preliminary amendments to address citizen concerns. Calgarians were then invited to provide feedback on the proposed changes through online engagement and at community events over the summer. More than 11,000 respondents provided feedback that helped shape the proposed amendments.
Changes to Community Standards Bylaw
The following change was made to the Community Standard Bylaw in May 2023:
Flyers delivered to Calgary homes showing graphic images of fetuses must be concealed in an opaque envelope bearing a graphic content warning and the name and address of the sender.