Bylaw Updates

Last updated: January 18, 2021, at 11:25 a.m.

Adapting regulations to COVID-19

Provincial Masking Requirements

The Government of Alberta issued an Order on December 8, 2020 that masks are mandatory in all indoor public places in the province. This includes transit and vehicles for hire. On December 21, 2020, Council passed an amendment to suspend the City of St. Albert Face Coverings Bylaw, so only the provincial masking requirements are in effect to limit confusion in St. Albert.

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Immediate Temporary Change to Sidewalk Retail Permits

At the Council meeting on July 6, 2020, Council approved a motion waiving the Development Permit application fee for all temporary patios on private property. The fee was $0 until December 31, 2020.

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Extension of Noise Bylaw Exemption of Loading / Unloading

Under the current authority of the Chief Administrative Officer as a result of COVID-19, the City introduced a 24-hour notice of bylaw exemption permit for service delivery of essential services to operate outside the current daytime hours. Current daytime hours include Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday and Holidays 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. This means that deliveries can be made 24 hours per day. This measure is being taken to help ensure all essential services and stores can be stocked in a timely manner. This change is in effect until further notice.

Extension of RV Parking Allowances

To help those returning from out of province or out of country in recreational vehicles (RVs) self-isolate, residents can apply for a permit to park their RV on the street for up to 20 days. RV parking permits will only be available from May 1 to Oct 31 (inclusive).

The City is enabling an exemption to the Bylaw using the On-Street Construction Permit process. Permits will be granted for a minimum of 14 days and a maximum of 20 days.

To be eligible for this exemption, residents MUST apply for a permit online by visiting the City website at:

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Last edited: January 29, 2021