Bylaw Updates

Last updated: July 2, 2021, at 10:21 a.m.

Adapting regulations to COVID-19

Provincial Masking Requirements

The City of St. Albert Face Coverings Bylaw was repealed when Stage 3 of Alberta's Open for Summer Plan began and the Province removed its mandatory masking measures. 

Alberta entered Stage 3 on July 1, 2021. Mask use in public indoor settings is no longer required except for some specific situations: 

  • Working in or visiting some health care settings, such as long-term care
  • Using public transit, including ride share vehicles, taxis, motor coaches and shuttles. 
    • Masks are still required on public transit given the closed indoor environment of these spaces and to protect those who have not been able to be fully vaccinated yet. 

The Province will continue to monitor these settings and will lift masking requirements once it's safe to do so. 

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Immediate Temporary Change to Pop Ups and Patios

At the Council meeting on April 21, 2021, Council approved Bylaw 23/2020, being amendment 18 to Traffic Bylaw 18/2005. The amendment extends previously approved changes to Traffic Bylaw 18/2005 that estabished a temporary permitting process enabling businesses to set up minor patios and sidewalk retail pop-ups on City-owned land. It also waives related development permit fees for temporary patios in support of businesses operating outdoor patios on private land. 

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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: August 25, 2021