Bylaw & Protective Services

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Municipal Enforcement/Bylaw Officers enforce bylaws approved by High River’s Town Council. Officers are approachable, impartial and responsive to the needs and concerns of the community.  Their focus is on dealing with complaints by means of education and co-operative compliance before issuing tickets or fines.

Municipal Enforcement/Bylaw is an important part of the Town’s Protective Services division. In 2018, the Town signed an inter-municipal services agreement with the M.D. of Foothills (now called Foothills County) for municipal enforcement services.

Municipal Enforcement/Bylaw Officers can help with:

  • Dogs – barking, lost & found, off-leash, bites
  • Animal protection and enforcement of licensing
  • Non-moving traffic violations – including parking, obstruction and abandoned vehicles
  • Unsightly premises
  • Noise complaints
  • Snow & ice on sidewalks
  • Environmental issues
  • Business license monitoring

Lost or found animal reports outside of normal business hours, please contact Room to Run Kennels/Heaven Can Wait Rescue directly at 403-601-2520 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.) or through their website at

For more information on Protective Services, please visit the following pages: Emergency Management; RCMP; and the High River Fire Department.