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Bylaw Enforcement and Permits

The Municipality of Jasper has numerous bylaws to create safe spaces for both residents and visitors. Visit the bylaw directory for a full list, or read the bylaws of interest below. 

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Bylaws of Interest

Anti Idling Bylaw

Anti-Idling Bylaw (PDF)

Key points: 

  • Vehicles are not permitted to be idling. The fine for idling is $100
  • Vehicles can idle long enough to defrost the windshield
  • Vehicles may idle if they are "working," which includes emergency vehicles and refrigeration vehicles.

Conduct in Public Places

Conduct in Public Places Bylaw (PDF)

  • Yelling, screaming profanities and fighting in a public place are not allowed.

Domestic Animal Bylaw (PDF) 

  • All dogs and cats require an annual licence.
  • Clean up after your dog. Scoop the poop!
  • Dogs must be kept on a leash.
  • Do not let your animal be a public nuisance by barking or howling and disturbing others.

Noise Bylaw (PDF)

  • You cannot disturb the peace of your neighbour.

Nuisance Bylaw (PDF)

  • Nuisance means any condition on property that is untidy, unsightly  and dangerous to health or which interferes with the use or enjoyment of other lands. For instance, a yard that is full of wrecked or dismantled vehicles, trade waste, tall and uncut weeds interferes with the neighbour’s enjoyment of their own property.

Solid Waste Bylaw (PDF)

  • Illegal dumping includes leaving unwanted furniture by residential garbage bins.

Traffic Bylaw (PDF)

  • Cyclists must obey the rules of the road.
  •  Cyclists cannot ride their bikes on the sidewalk.
  •  Skateboarding and rollerblading are not permitted in the Central Business District.

Cannabis Consumption Bylaw (PDF)  

  • The consumption of cannabis is not permitted in any public place within the Municipality of Jasper.

Smoking Control Bylaw (PDF)

  • Smoking is not allowed in any businesses or on outdoor patios.
  • Smoking is not permitted in taxis or other forms of public transport.

Waste Reduction Bylaw (PDF)

  • Businesses are encouraged not to use plastic bags.

Camping Bylaw (PDF)

  • Camping is not permitted on any public lands within the Municipality of Jasper; this includes parking a trailer or camper on municipal roads or municipal parking lots.