Caution | Mandatory Outdoor Water Restrictions

Due to continued dry conditions, mandatory Stage 1 Outdoor Water Restrictions are in place until further notice.

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Bylaws related to appliances and refrigerators

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Bylaws related to appliances and refrigerators exist in order to maintain safe and tidy communities. Under these bylaws:

  • Refrigerators and freezers must have hinges and latches, or lids and doors removed before they can be stored outside.
  • If the door or lid is not removed, the appliance must be kept locked, or secured shut at all times. This is to ensure children and animals do not get trapped inside.
  • Appliances must be kept out of public view when stored outside.

More information can be found in theYard and Perimeter Maintenance Brochure.

Fines for violations of these regulations range between $200 and $300.

Related bylaws

The City of Calgary Community Standard Bylaw section 9 outlines the safe and suitable storage of appliances in and around your property.

This is an overview of the bylaw but please refer to the original bylaw for more detailed information. Original copies of the bylaw are available at the City Clerk's office.

Filing a complaint

How to file a complaint and what happens to it

If you know of a bylaw infraction and would like to report it to Animal & Bylaw Services, please call 311 (from within Calgary) or 403-268-CITY (2489) (from outside Calgary).

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