Community Standards Bylaw
The Community Standards Bylaw was established to regulate the maintenance of properties and structures in the city in an attractive, clean and safe condition and provide for enforcement of those standards.
- No person shall cause, permit or suffer a nuisance to exist on any property.
- No owner shall cause, permit or suffer their property to be overgrown with grass, which means the length of grass blade in excess of 15 centimetres.
- No person shall suffer, cause or permit any land, building, structure or yard to become untidy or unsightly due to serious disregard for general maintenance or upkeep.
- No person shall suffer, cause or permit graffiti to remain on any building or other structure on a property.
- No person shall suffer, cause or permit any junked vehicle to be kept on any land.
- No person shall suffer, cause or permit any unsecured open excavation on any land.
- Shining an outdoor light directly into the living or sleeping areas of adjacent houses is not permitted.
- All properties shall be maintained in accordance with the standards outlined in Schedule A.
- A notice of violation with voluntary payment and minimum fine amount to be imposed on conviction for certain contraventions are listed in schedule B.
There are fines in place for individuals and/or corporations who do not comply to the regulations within the bylaw. Fines can reach up to $2,000.
Report a Bylaw Infraction
If you know of a bylaw violation and would like to report it, contact Service Regina by calling 306-777-7000 or using the online service request form.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is responsible for property maintenance?
Property owners are responsible for meeting the requirements of the Community Standards Bylaw.
What happens if my property is in violation of the bylaw?
A Bylaw Enforcement Officer may first issue a written or verbal warning with instructions for correcting the problem. If the problem is not resolved following a warning, the officer may issue a formal Order to Comply, giving you 15 days to rectify the problem.
What happens if I do not comply with an Order?
If you fail to comply with an Order, City crews or contractors will be hired to remedy the problem. Any costs associated with this work will be invoiced back to you. In addition, we may initiate legal action for failing to comply with an Order.
What are my rights as a property owner?
You have the right to appeal an Order to Comply to the Regina Appeals Board. Directions and deadlines for making an appeal are noted on the Order to Comply.
How can I file a complaint about a property?
Complaints can be made to Service Regina by calling 306-777-7000 or by using the online service request form. Any personal information you provide is confidential and will not be disclosed to the subject of the complaint.