Updated May 7, 2021 at 9 a.m.
At this time, some provincially ordered public health restrictions are specific to the City of Regina and area. For more information, visit Saskatchewan.ca.
The City of Regina continues to monitor and respond to COVID-19 while ensuring the continued delivery of city services that residents can count on.
We continue to work with internal and external partners, including the Saskatchewan Health Authority, the Ministry of Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada to contain the spread of COVID-19. We encourage the community to visit Saskatchewan.ca/covid19 to review the public health orders.
Our top priority is the health, safety and well-being of the community and our employees.
Updated May 5, 2021 at 1 p.m.
The City of Regina will re-open its indoor recreation facilities to residents on Monday, May 10. Facilities have been closed since March 28, 2021 as a result of COVID-19 variants of concern.
All activities will require registration to ensure access to the maximum number of residents, manage capacity, minimize lineups outside of the facility and allow for enhanced cleaning. Residents can register starting for activities at the Major Recreation Centres starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 7 online or by calling the PlayLine at 306-777-PLAY (7529).
Updated April 22 at 2 p.m.
Downtown parking meters can now be used for curbside pickup without plugging the meter. Enforcement of expired parking meters for parking under two hours will be suspended until May 10, 2021. Should you need to stay for longer than two hours, remember to move your car to another block, park at an off-street location or use public transit.
We remind residents that effective November 1, recreational vehicles, such as licensed and unlicensed motor homes, travel trailers, fifth wheel trailers and boats, will be prohibited from parking anywhere in the front yard, including driveways and legal front yard parking stalls.
Updated November 12, 2020 at 3:15 p.m.
Masks are mandatory on Regina Transit. Effective October 28, buses will be randomly checked for compliance and passengers refusing to wear a mask will be asked to leave the bus. These immediate enforcement measures are being put in place instead of passing a formal bylaw, which would take time to create, pass, and establish enforcement protocols.
Effective Monday, August 31, passenger capacity increased to full-seated loads. As passenger capacity increases, physical distancing becomes more difficult, therefore passengers are required to wear a face mask or covering to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Exemptions will be in place for children under five years of age, persons with medical conditions, or those who cannot place or remove masks without assistance.
Transit has increased cleaning protocols to proactively prevent the spread of COVID-19. At the end of each day, all conventional and paratransit buses are being fogged using a hospital-grade disinfectant by trained cleaning professionals.
Masks & Face Coverings
Updated November 3, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.
Effective Friday, November 6, the Province has announced non-medical masks will be required in all indoor public spaces. The public health order will be in place for minimum 28 days.
Learn more about the proper use of non-medical masks:
- Federal guidance on non-medical masks & face coverings
- Provincial guidance on non-medical cloth masks
The City of Regina requires that all suppliers, contractors and vendors wear face masks or coverings while conducting business on City property.
Updated March 24, 2021 at 2 p.m.
At this time, frontline staff will not be entering residents’ homes unless necessary. To support the health and safety of everyone, building permit inspections are being conducted virtually as much as possible. We will continue to use FaceTime, WhatsApp or photos, dependent on project type.
Updated June 15, 2020 at 10 a.m.
Effective June 15, the Permit Counter at City Hall is open for limited services. Permit applications, plans and submission packages are still encouraged to be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To ensure accurate input of your application and to prevent delays in the review. Please follow the guide below:
- Subject: (must contain) Address, Application number (if applicable), New Application OR Revision
- Body of email: Include any additional clarification.
- Attachments must be labelled accordingly.
- Ensure all documents are clear and legible.
- Include as many documents as possible in one complete email.
- For plans more than 25MB, separate documents/plans and submit more than one email. Subject line as follows: Example: 123 Main Street, email 1 of 2.
Once your permit is approved, email email@example.com and you will be contacted to make credit card payment over the phone.
Once your permit is paid, your permit will be emailed to the applicant/owner/contractor for a signature. A signed copy must be scanned and sent back to firstname.lastname@example.org
The City understands the challenges that COVID-19 will present to the industry and is prioritizing changes in how we work in order to provide support and continuity. If you are aware of a permit application that is expected to be delayed due to COVID-19, please advise the City so we can plan our capacity accordingly.
Existing service level standards remain in place unless communicated otherwise. As the situation is evolving, we will update our website regularly if there are service limitations.
Questions? Reach out to our permit file support team by calling 306-777-7551, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Garbage and Recycling
Updated September 10, 2020 at 9:45 a.m.
Residential garbage and recycling collection continue to be picked up as scheduled. During this time, residents are asked to help protect the health and safety of our staff and partners and reduce the spread of the virus by following these guidelines:
- Ensure that all material placed in garbage carts is bagged, specifically tissues, cleaning wipes, masks and gloves
- Do NOT place masks, gloves, wipes in the recycling
- Ensure accessible cart placement to avoid manual handling by the driver
- Do NOT overfill your carts or leave loose items on the ground
- If you’re sick: place ANY item that has come into contact with your mouth, nose or eyes into the garbage – even items that you normally place into your Blue Cart or Bin (i.e. water/beverage bottles, pop cans, milk/juice cartons, etc.)
Water & Property Tax Payments
Updated October 1, 2020 at 12 p.m.
The deadline to defer water utility payments and the extended property tax payment deadline was September 30. Please note that, effective October 1, 2020, interest or penalty charges will be applied on overdue accounts. Contact us to make payment arrangements.
City Hall & City Council
Updated June 12, 2020 at 3:45 p.m.
Effective June 15, Regina’s City Hall reopened to the public. Limited services at main floor counters will be available for customers to pay water bills, property taxes, parking tickets and for licensing services. The Building and Development Permit Counter will also be open for limited services. Permit applications and plans are still encouraged to be submitted electronically. You can do so by emailing email@example.com or bringing in an external hard drive to City Hall.
To avoid line ups, we are asking customers to, whenever possible, pay parking tickets online and utility bills and property taxes at their banking institutions. Cheque payments can also be deposited in the secure outside payment box.
Effective April 22, Council and Committee meetings resumed to deal with items deemed to require immediate attention. Council meetings remain closed to the public but are still available to stream online.
Updated April 20, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.
Recruitment efforts for some positions have been suspended. Affected positions are being re-evaluated and may be reposted in the future. We encourage you to continue exploring our current openings for opportunities as they become available.
All interviews for active postings will be conducted online or over the phone. If you require an accommodation, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What You Can Do
- Wash your hands with soap frequently
- Cover your cough or sneeze using the inside of your elbow
- Avoid touching your face
- Stay home if you feel sick
- Call HealthLine 811 for advice
- Practice physical distancing and stay at least 2 metres away from anyone other than those in your household
Inform yourself and rely on credible information sources.
Saskatchewan Health - Updates on the COVID-19 risk in Saskatchewan
The Public Health Agency of Canada - Updates and travel advice
The World Health Organization - Information and guidance on the current outbreak
1-833-784-4397 - Coronavirus Toll Free Phone line
Economic Development Regina – Information on COVID-19 programs to help employers and employees