Municipal Enforcement Services

Fort Saskatchewan Municipal Enforcement Services (MES) employs 7 Community Peace Officers that work out of the Protective Services Building. Officers are appointed by the City to enforce Bylaws and by the Province of Alberta to enforce Provincial statutes. Community Peace Officer's work in partnership with the RCMP to enhance community safety and quality of life.

Municipal Enforcement Services provides the following services within the City Limits:

Animal Control

MES is authorized by the City to enforce animal control.

To learn how to care for the health and safety of your animal, read our Animal Control Bylaw.

Animal control facts

Fort Saskatchewan’s Animal Control Bylaw regulates the ownership of dogs, cats, domestic pigeons and domestic rabbits.

  • People may own up to three dogs and / or three cats.
    • Dogs and cats must be licensed.
    • Dogs and cats may be taken outdoors but must be on-leash.
  • A person may own or keep no more than four pigeons or rabbits in any combination.
    • Pigeons and rabbits must at all times be in a fully enclosed pen maintained in a clean, sanitary and inoffensive condition, and not located within two meters of the premises’ boundary.
  • No person is permitted to own or keep within the City; livestock, poisonous snakes, reptiles or other insects, or any other animal that in the adult form would weigh more than 5 kilograms.

Cat control

Owners or care-givers of cats are not permitted to release cats to the outdoors off-leash. Should that occur, the animal may be seized and the owner or care-giver fined.

Property owners can take steps to humanely deter unwanted cats from their yards and flower beds. Suggestions include:

Choose plants and herbs that naturally deter cats by giving off smells cats dislike, such as Citronella, Coleus, Lavender, Lemongrass, Pennyroyal, and Rue.

  • Purchase and use cat and dog repellent sprays or granules available at local hardware and department stores (check first to make sure the product you choose is in stock).
  • Gently spray or splash water on a cat to keep them away.
  • Remove food sources that may attract cats to your yard.
  • Ensure garbage / compost bins are securely shut.
  • Bury chicken wire in the soil of your flower beds that you don't want cats to enter or dig in.
  • Municipal Enforcement has a small stock of cat traps that may be rented to humanely trap a cat. You must check the trap daily and surrender a trapped cat to Municipal Enforcement.

While property owners can take steps to deter cats from their yards, remember you cannot do anything to harm the animal.

Cats in distress or abused

If you suspect a stray or abandoned cat is in distress or has been abused, please contact:

Fort Saskatchewan Municipal Enforcement Services
Phone: 780-997-7930

Alberta SPCA
Phone: 1-800-455-9003

Bylaw Enforcement

MES promotes community safety and quality of life through engagement, education and enforcement of the City's Bylaws. Community Peace Officers respond to calls for service regarding these common concerns:

  • Abandoned vehicles
  • Animal control
  • Noise concerns
  • Parking and traffic concerns
  • Snow removal
  • Unsightly premises
  • Weeds

Community Engagement

Our officers deliver educational programs and attend a number of functions throughout the year.

Bike Rodeo

The objective of this program is to:

  • test riding skills and traffic safety knowledge of young cyclists
  • reduce the number of accidents involving cyclists
  • promote bicycle safety awareness at all ages
  • increase communication between the police and young people

Some youth organizations, such as Cubs, Scouts, Brownies and Guides, may earn a proficiency badge.

P.A.R.T.Y. Program

The P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth) Program is a one-day injury awareness and prevention program for youth age 15 and older.

Positive Ticket Program

A community program where you observe kids doing good things and reward them with a voucher or coupon to some fun, free activity. Positive Tickets are issued to youth by caring adults for good behaviour, such as wearing bicycle helmets, crossing the street safely or picking up garbage.

The purpose of Positive Tickets is to build relationships of trust with youth in your community and encourage good behaviour.

Fine Payment

Bylaw Fine amounts are listed at the back of each bylaw.

Bylaw Warning Tag

Warnings do not require payment. Simply correct the issue specified on the Warning Tag (i.e. clear sidewalks, move vehicle, etc.). The dollar amount listed at the bottom of the Warning Tag indicates the penalty for the violation, should the issue not be corrected.

Bylaw Provincial Tag

You can pay your Bylaw Violation Tag in the following ways:

  • In person at the Protective Services Building front counter
  • Online through CityView Portal
  • Mailing your payment to:
    Protective Services
    200 Towncrest Road
    Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 0G7

Please note that payments must be made within 21 days of the receipt of the tag.

Provincial Violation Ticket

If you are issued a Provincial Summons (pink copy), you can pay your fine the following two ways:

  • In person at any Provincial Court House
  • Mailing your payment to:
    Provincial Ticket Production Centre
    601 5th Street SW, Calgary, AB T2P 5P7

If you are issued a Provincial Offense Notice (yellow copy), you can pay your fine the following four ways:

  • In person at any Provincial Court House
  • In person at any Alberta Registry Office
  • Online at MyAlberta eServices
  • By mailing in your payment to:
    Provincial Ticket Production Centre
    601 5th Street SW, Calgary, AB T2P 5P7

Traffic Safety

We are committed to increasing traffic safety

Let's get our families home safe. No loss of life or serious injury collision is acceptable.

Hours and contact information

Front Counter hours of operation

Protective Services Building (200 Town Crest Road)

Monday-Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Sundays & Statutory Holidays: Closed

Officers are on duty

Monday-Sunday: 7:00am – 5:00pm


Ph: 780-997-7930

After hour calls: Please leave a detailed voicemail and a Community Peace Officer will contact you on or before the next business day.

Other resources

MES Annual Report to the Director of Law Enforcement (2020)