Westlock County’s Peace Officer is appointed by Alberta Justice under the provisions of the Police Act to enforce certain Provincial statutes. To enhance this service, Westlock County has established solid working relationships with other agencies including the Town of Westlock, RCMP and Alberta Transportation.
Our Peace Officer’s objectives are to ensure public safety, protect the infrastructure of municipal roadways, recreational lands & promote traffic safety, and ensure County Bylaws are adhered to, provide animal control and handle public complaints.
The province under the Alberta Traffic Safety Act governs traffic laws and safety and our Peace Officer enforces these in Westlock County along with our Traffic Control and Road Protection Bylaw.
All overweight/over-dimensional commercial transportation on municipal roadways requires permits and are processed through Transportation Routing and Vehicle Information System (TRAVIS)
Transportation Engineering Office
1-800-662-7138 (ask to speak to someone about TRAVIS)
Web address – Alberta Transportation
Permits Online – Government of Alberta Permits
Please refer to the Land Use Bylaw for any and all regulations regarding personal advertising within County ditches, right of ways and roadside.
Year round fire permits are issued free to Westlock County Residents in order to monitor all burning with the goal to prevent wild fires.
Off highway vehicle Bylaw
In Alberta, an off-highway vehicle (OHV) is defined in the Traffic Safety Act as any motorized mode of transportation built for cross-country travel on land, water, snow, ice or marsh or swamp land or on other natural terrain, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, includes, when specifically designed for such travel,
- 4-wheel drive vehicles,
- low pressure tire vehicles,
- motorcycles and related 2-wheel vehicles,
- amphibious vehicles,
- all-terrain vehicles (ATVs),
- utility terrain vehicles,
- miniature motor vehicles,
- snow vehicles,
- minibikes, and
- any other means of motorized transportation.
This definition includes OHVs known as side-by-sides, dirt bikes, snowmobiles, and snow bikes. Excluded are motor boats, farm machinery, and construction machinery.
Dog Control Bylaw
The Dog Control Bylaw 16-2012 is for the purpose of regulating and controlling of dogs within the boundaries of Westlock County and supports responsible pet ownership.
Westlock County’s Peace Officer investigates complaints regarding dogs at large upon receiving a written statement.
Unsightly Premises Bylaw
Helping to keep our community at its best.
Most Westlock County residents take great pride in the appearance of their property, and value well-kept neighborhoods as part of the overall quality of life. The Unsightly Premises Bylaw applies to situations that have a negative effect on other people and their enjoyment of their property. This bylaw covers issues such as unsightly property. The bylaw may apply to properties with an excessive amount of:
(1) Upon which there is:
- i) Litter;
- ii) Tall and unkempt grass, trees and/or shrubs that are unkempt, or that may in any way interfere with or endanger lines, poles, conduits, pipes, sewers or other works of a Municipality or other public utility,
- iii) Any whole or parts of machinery, motor vehicle(s) or other manufactured goods which are dumped, discarded, stored, abandoned or otherwise disposed of or situated on or near any lands, building or premises;
- iv) No more than two unregistered vehicles in any rural subdivision or hamlet,
(2) That is not in keeping with the surrounding properties or community standards;
(3) That is not neat in appearance, being caused by carelessness, causing visual or sensory pollution to another person