Bylaws and Enforcement

The Province of Saskatchewan has delegated authority to the City of Moose Jaw to regulate certain civil and property matters. Passing bylaws is a mechanism used by the City to meet this responsibility.

Information is requested on some bylaws more than others. These bylaws are available in an Adobe Reader format. Additional bylaws will be added at a later date.

See the list of bylaw documents by Clicking Here.

These Bylaws are provided solely for research convenience. Official bylaws and any amendments are available from the City Clerk/Solicitor’s Department and must be consulted for purposes of interpretation and application of the law. A copy of the official bylaw and its amendments are available upon request – Contact Us

Not all bylaws are available online. For further assistance, contact the City Clerk/Solicitor’s Department by telephone at (306) 694-4424 or by email at cclerk@moosejaw.ca.

Bylaw Enforcement

The Bylaw Department’s role is to promote, facilitate and enforce general compliance with the provisions of municipal regulatory bylaws that pertain to the safety and security of the community. To meet this mandate our Bylaw Enforcement Officers field complaints from citizens, other City Departments, and outside agencies. They interpret bylaws, monitor and investigate matters, mediate, and enforce using education, warnings, and legal formal proceedings as appropriate to each particular case. The goal of the Bylaw Department is to achieve voluntary compliance through education and information. Members of the public are provided the opportunity to correct an offence before more serious enforcement action is considered. The Bylaw Department may need to take direct action however if there is an immediate health or safety concern.

Anonymous complaints will not be investigated. All submissions received are maintained as confidential. We will not share your personal information with a neighbour or the property of concern. However, should the matter proceed to court and if required by direction of law, the City of Moose Jaw may be required to disclose the information provided. Due to privacy considerations, a status update of the file will not be provided to you. If you wish for follow-up to a submitted complaint, the bylaw department can be reached directly at bylaw@moosejaw.ca. Once all required information is received, including details of the violation, your full name and phone number, a Bylaw Enforcement Officer will begin an investigation into your complaint to determine if there has, or has not, been a breach of legislation, and provide action if warranted.

Often complaints are resolved amicably between neighbours. If possible, it is recommended that each resident of Moose Jaw attempt to resolve their issues before contacting the Bylaw Department for assistance. The Bylaw Department does not respond to complaints that are considered to be a civil matter.

Bylaw Enforcement Officers are available Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Traffic Bylaw

The City of Moose Jaw contracts Parking Enforcement and Enforcement of the Traffic Bylaw to the Moose Jaw Police Service. To learn more, contact the Moose Jaw Police Service at (306) 694-7600.

Animal Control

The City of Moose Jaw contracts Animal Control and Poundkeeping Services to the Moose Jaw Humane Society (MJHS). For more information on MJHS visit their website or call 306-692-1517.

Animal Protection Services call 306-382-0002 or visit animalprotectionservices.ca

Bees in Moose Jaw

The City of Moose Jaw does not enforce bees or beekeeping. This is governed by the Provincial Apiaries Act. The Apiaries Act provides regulations regarding the collection, care and registration of bees in Saskatchewan. However, all interested beekeepers in the City must submit information outlining the name, address and contact information for the site owner, confirmation of Provincial Registration, confirmation of location of hives in relation to the property, and the number of hives located on the property.

Members of the public within the City who keep honey bees – regardless of the scale of their operation – are required to register.

Registration is free. The registration form can be found at this link.

Honey Bee Registration Form

For questions about beekeeping, please contact a Provincial Specialist in Apiculture at (306) 980-6198 or (306) 953-2773

Reporting Honey Bee swarms

According to the Regina and District Bee Club, bees will swarm when they need more space. Swarms are a natural way for bees to divide the hive. The association’s primary interest is in protecting and rescuing honey bees. For honeybee swarms, please call (306) 540-3111 or report the swarm on their website.

Regina and District Bee Club

For wasps or other insect issues, please contact a pest control company.

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