Good Neighbour Practices Reference Guide now available in six languages

In addition to the English version, the Good Neighbour Practices Reference Guide, an overview of municipal bylaws governing neighbourhood issues, is now available in traditional Chinese, simple Chinese, French, Punjabi and Tagalog.

The guide advises residents, business owners and service providers of their rights and responsibilities as members of their community and includes general information about bylaws pertaining to properties. Examples of summer related topics covered in the guide include trees and shrubs infringing on streets and alleys, untidy properties, vehicle parking, property development, decks, fences, grass and weeds.

Whether users of the guide are new to the city, long-term Calgarians, homeowners or tenants looking for more information about responsibilities within Calgary neighbourhoods, this quick reference gets everyone started. It includes links to frequently referenced bylaws which set a minimum standard for neighbourhoods and help ensure that all Calgarians live in safe, clean and healthy communities.

Information related to the following bylaws is included in the guide:

  • Community Standards Bylaw

  • Business Licensing Bylaw

  • Calgary Traffic Bylaw

  • Drainage Bylaw

  • Land Use Bylaw

  • Lot Grading Bylaw

  • Parks and Pathways Bylaw

  • Public Behaviour Bylaw

  • Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw

  • Streets Bylaw

  • Temporary Signs on Highways Bylaw

  • Tree Protection Bylaw

  • Waste and Recycling Bylaw

  • Wastewater Bylaw

  • Water Utility Bylaw

While informal communication with neighbours is a simple way of addressing neighbourhood concerns, in situations where this is not a viable option, Calgarians can call 3-1-1 to make an inquiry or to file a complaint for investigation.

To access the Good Neighbour Practices Reference Guide visit