Enforcement Services

The Peace Officer is responsible for the enforcement and investigation of County Bylaws and Provincial Statutes for Lamont County. His overall duty is to protect infrastructure and to preserve and maintain the public peace through education and enforcement when necessary.

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By way of Order in Council (#100/2020) through Ministerial Order (MO #23/2020 & MO #24/2020), Lamont County Community Peace Officer has authority, responsibility and duty to enforce Alberta’s Public Health Act (PHA).

Unless otherwise identified in public health orders, the following gathering restrictions are in place:
  • 200 people maximum for audience-type community outdoor events, such as festivals, firework displays, rodeos and sporting events, and outdoor performances
  • 100 people maximum for other outdoor events and indoor seated/audience events, including wedding ceremonies, funeral services, movie theatres, indoor arts and culture performances and other indoor spectator events where people remain seated
  • 50 people maximum for indoor social gatherings, including wedding and funeral receptions and birthday parties
Should you learn of anyone not obeying these regulations please call 780-895-2233 ext 240 and leave a detailed message including the incident details, names, location and caller name and phone number.

It is requested that everyone obeys the regulations set out by the Government of Alberta to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Peace Officer Policies

The Peace Officer operates under the following policies:

Operational Practices of the Peace Officer

The following is a breakdown of the Peace Officer's duties:
  • Ensuring public compliance with various County Bylaws through Education and Enforcement when necessary.
  • Developing and implementing education on public awareness programs and maintaining positive public relations.
  • Conducting highly visible mobile patrols of the County for the purpose of preventing and detecting violations of County Bylaws and selected Provincial Statutes.

Enforcement Activities and Responsibilities

As a Peace Officer appointed under the Peace Officer Act, the Peace Officer can enforce the following Provincial Statutes and Regulations, including:
  • the Animal Protection Act
  • the Dangerous Dogs Act
  • the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act
  • the Highway Development and Protection Act
  • the Trespass to Premises Act
  • the Provincial Offences Procedure Act
  • the Traffic Safety Act
  • the Gaming and Liquor Act
The Peace Officer appointment under the Municipal Government Act, allows the Peace Officer to enforce County Bylaws, including;

the Waste Disposal Bylaw
the Land Use Bylaw
the Dog Control Bylaw
The Road Use Bylaw
The Unsightly Premises Bylaw

Enforcement Related Activities

  • Receiving complaints and inquires.
  • Investigation of complaints.
  • Advising responsible parties of infractions, and taking remedial actions and/or following enforcement procedures.
  • Advising responsible parties of infractions and laying of charges if founded.
  • Educating and/or prosecuting violators.
  • Conducting patrols within Lamont County.
  • Receive and document evidence relating to investigation
  • Preparing prosecutor information sheets and court briefs concerning a charge or ticket.

Resources for Lamont County Residents

Guidelines for Lamont County Farm Vehicles on Roads - This booklet is a handy guide for Lamont County residents and producers to help navigate the laws and rules of farm vehicles and equipment on Lamont County Roads.

BYLAW ENFORCEMENT

Lamont County’s Peace Officer handles bylaw complaints. Any complaints are to be submitted in writing and directed to the County Office.

COMPLAINT FORM

If you have a complaint about a bylaw infraction download the Complaint Form and deliver/mail it to the Lamont County Administration building at 5303 50 Ave Lamont, AB T0B 2R0

Community Peace Officer Fees

Download the Schedule of Fees in effect July 1, 2019. 

Transportation Routing and Vehicle Information System Multi-Jurisdictional (TRAVIS-MJ)

Application Fee - $15.00

Inspection & Permits for new/existing approach approvals on right-of-ways

Not-residential & non-farm - $150

Road Use Agreements

Administration Fee - $50
Pre Inspection of Roads - $150
Post Inspection of Roads - $150

Drilling Rig Well Site Inspections

Equipment Moves - In - $225
Equipment Moves - Out - $225

Service Rig & All Overweight Permits

Per day - $150

Multiple Legal Loads

$225