Bylaws related to balconies, decks, fences, porches and stairs

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Under our Community Standards Bylaw, all balconies, decks, fences, porches and stairs must be kept in "good repair."

Good repair means a condition where something is free from:

  • significant damage
  • peeling surfaces
  • broken, missing, or fallen parts
  • rot or other significant deterioration
  • openings that are not secured
  • other visual evidence of a lack of general maintenance

Fines for violations of these regulations range between $100 and $300.

Related bylaws

Regulations regarding building and structure maintenance are found in part 12 of our Community Standards Bylaw and in the Land Use Bylaw. For information regarding building permits and other topics, please also refer to the Land Use Bylaw.

This page is an overview of this bylaw. Please refer to the actual bylaw for more detailed information. Original copies of the bylaws 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).