Municipal Enforcement

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Diamond Valley Municipal Enforcement is committed to serving and improving our community. The Town of Diamond Valley employs three (3) sworn Community Peace Officers, appointed by the Alberta Ministry of Public Safety and Emergency Services as authorized under the Peace Officer Act.

The purpose of Municipal Enforcement is to enhance community safety by educating the public and raising awareness and compliance of Town Bylaws and Provincial Acts and Regulations. 

Our Community Peace Officers are authorized to enforce bylaws and regulations for issues they observe during daily patrols as well as those received from residents.

Our Community Peace Officers work with law enforcement and emergency response agencies to meet the needs of the community. 

Our Community Peace Officers engage in many duties including but not limited to:

  • Vehicle patrols of residential, commercial, and industrial areas
  • Traffic enforcement
  • Animal protection
  • Snowmobile/OHV enforcement
  • Unsightly properties
  • Liquor / cannabis offences
  • Noxious weed inspection
  • Attending special events to assist in public safety
  • Public education presentations and programs


Municipal Bylaws

To familiarize yourself with the Town's bylaws, please visit the commonly requested bylaws page.


Concerns & Complaints

To report a concern, call the 24/7 Complaint Line at 403-933-0334.

Alternatively, you may submit a concern using our online complaint form.

Calls for service are prioritized and attended to as available manpower permits. When requesting service, full details are required. All personal information is kept strictly confidential under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act.

Complaint Process

When submitting a complaint to Municipal Enforcement, it is important to provide us with as much information as possible, including:

  • Your full name, address, and contact information.
  • Type of concern with as much detail as possible
  • The date, time, and location as they pertain to the complaint.
  • The action that you would like to see taken.
  • Subject of complaints name and address (if known)

Once Municipal Enforcement receives the above information, they will begin to address your concern.

If an officer has not personally witnessed the infraction, you may be asked to provide a formal statement to be able to proceed with charges. Through this process, you will be asked if you are willing to testify in court as to what you witnessed. If there is insufficient evidence, we will not be able to proceed with charges.

At the conclusion of an investigation, an officer will contact you to let you know the outcome of the complaint unless you have previously indicated you did not wish to receive any follow-up.


Home Ownership Fast Facts


Grass and Weeds:

  • Grasses or weeds on a premises cannot exceed the height of 15cm.

Snow on Sidewalks:

  • Property owners are responsible for removing all snow and ice from the sidewalk adjacent to their property within 48 hours of its deposit.

Graffiti:

  • Property owners must remove any graffiti on the exterior of their property from public view within two (2) days of being notified by the Town.

Waste Disposal:

  • No person shall discard waste on any public or private property without consent. Please use garbage bins provided to keep Diamond Valley beautiful.

False Alarms:

  • Property owners must ensure they do not generate more than one (1) false alarm requiring the attendance of the Fire Department or Law Enforcement in a twelve-month period.

Addressing:

  • Homeowners are required to display a municipal address on the front of their property, visible from the roadway.

General Noise:

  • No person shall make noise likely to disturb the peace and enjoyment of another individual.
  • Noise in excess of 60 decibels (dBa) is prohibited in a residential area between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.
  • Power equipment use is prohibited in a residential area between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.

Construction Noise:

  • Construction noise is not permitted between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM on weekdays and 10:00 PM and 9:00 AM on Saturdays, Sundays, or Statutory Holidays.

Parking:

  • Vehicles, trailers, recreational vehicles, and other properties must not be parked on a property except on a properly constructed driveway.
  • Parking must be contained within the property and must not obstruct sightlines.
  • Trailers cannot be left unattached to a vehicle on a roadway.

For additional information, please view the Property Responsibility Bylaw