Caution | Mandatory Outdoor Water Restrictions

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

Visit for more information.

Bylaws related to fire hydrants

Return to Bylaws by topic

To help ensure community safety, the Calgary Fire Department needs unhindered access to fire hydrants located on or adjacent to your property. Obstructions such as hedges, shrubs, trees, fences and the accumulation of materials are not permitted near the hydrant.

A two (2) meter clearance must be maintained on each side of a fire hydrant and a one (1) meter clearance must be maintained on the side of a fire hydrant farthest from the street. Nothing may be erected and only grass may be planted in this clearance area.

Fire hydrant placement

Fines for violations of these regulations range between $100 and $250.​​

Related bylaws

Fire hydrants regulations are found in section 41 of the Water Utility Bylaw​. This is an overview of these regulations. Please refer to the actual bylaw for more detailed information. Original copies of the bylaw are available at the City Clerk's office.

For more information about fire hydrants, including how to report a hydrant issue, visit Fire Hydrants in Calgary. For other water-related bylaw information, visit Bylaws related to water.

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).