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Control and Destruction of Rats

Bylaw related to rats

Control and Destruction of RatsRats are very destructive creatures. They destroy and contaminate food, and through their tunneling activities, undermine the foundations of buildings, sewer and water lines, and city streets. The Control and Destruction of Rats Bylaw No. 5963 was established to promote a healthy and safe community for the people of Regina. 


  • Home owners, tenants and property owners are responsible for controlling and destroying any rats found.
  • To help control rats, stacks of lumber, boxes, barrels, cans, containers or similar materials must be elevated at least 18 inches above the ground.


This page is an overview of these regulations. Refer to the bylaw for detailed information. The Office of the City Clerk keeps the latest version of each bylaw on file and will provide a copy upon request.