Municipal Enforcement

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The Municipal Enforcement Department conducts regular patrols of Paved Highways and Gravel Roads, including those of three digit Provincial Highways, as authorized by the Solicitor Generals Office. Education and Enforcement of County Bylaws, including but not limited to Provincial Legislation and Regulations such as the Traffic Act, Liquor & Gaming Act, and Environmental Protection Act.

Currently, the County employs one Municipal Enforcement Supervisor and one Municipal Enforcement Officer. The officers are designated as Community Peace Officers. Each runs a patrol unit, effective for double shift initiatives or overlapping split shifts.

Education is the primary objective of this department; however where repeat offenders or severity warrants enforcement will take place.

Another key focus of the Municipal Enforcement Officers is traffic safety and preventing damage to the County road infrastructure. The Municipal Enforcement Officers are responsible for:
  • Protecting County road infrastructure
  • Enforcing traffic infractions on County roads
  • Coordinating with the Emergency Response Plan and Emergency Operations Centre
  • Providing information on legislation and County bylaws to industry, as well as the general public
  • Inspecting properties for the County of Newell Planning & Development Department
  • Providing assistance to the RCMP, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, and Fish & Wildlife

The department also responds for Animal Control Services. For more information in regards to our Animal Control Bylaw please click here.

Municipal Partnerships

The County Municipal Enforcement Department also provides enforcement of local bylaws including Provincial Legislation and Regulations to other municipalities and agencies.  These include the Villages of Duchess & Rosemary, Town of Bassano, as well as the Eastern Irrigation District. The County of Newell entered into a shared services agreement with the Village of Hussar (Wheatland County) in early 2016.

Assisting Emergency Services

When called upon Municipal Enforcement responds to emergencies. This may include, but not limited to, motor vehicle collisions, grass fires, flood response and evacuation. The role of officers is to provide traffic control, however, they may be called in for other purposes where other emergency services may not be available.

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