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Under the Community Standards Bylaw, citizens should not engage in any activity that is likely to allow smoke, dust or other airborne matter, which may disturb any other person, to escape a premises without taking reasonable precautions.

Fines for violations of these regulations range between $100 and $500.

Fire pits

Information on fire pit safety and bylaws, as well as information on minimizing their effects, can be found on our fire pits page.

Related bylaws

Smoke regulations are found in section 42 of the Community Standards 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.

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).​​