Bylaw & Protective Services

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The Town is asking for public input to help create three new Bylaws: Traffic, Good Neighbour and Responsible Animal Ownership.

April 1: Online survey available until April 30

April 10: Public Engagement at Our High River Community Café from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

April 15Public Engagement at Tim Horton’s Southeast location from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

April 17: Public Engagement at Tim Horton’s Northwest location from 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

April 25: Public Engagement at Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex from 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

April 29: Public Engagement 4th Avenue SE (weather permitting) from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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.