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Council Looking at New Animal Control Bylaw

New Animal Control Bylaw Changes Lot Size for Livestock and the Possibility of Allowing Chickens in all Residential Zoning/Lot Sizes

The Village of Stirling is looking at new Animal Control Bylaw.  Bylaw No. 471-17 passed first reading at the May 17, 2017 Council meeting.  The Village is now looking for input on the proposed new Bylaw before they move to second reading.  Some of the proposed changes in the Bylaw include:

  • A new definition of the size of parcel for any livestock (including horses) within the Village.
  • Allowing for up to 8 poultry (chickens) on any property under one (1) acre and 25 poultry (chickens) on any property over one (1) acre.
  • Limits the maximum number of livestock and poultry on any property.
  • New fees for permits.

To view the draft bylaw click the link:   Bylaw 471-17 – Draft Animal Control Bylaw

The current Animal Control Bylaw No. 363-96 was passed in 1996 and requires an update to some of the language to bring it line with the current Municipal Government Act (MGA).  The Animal Control Bylaw governs all animals within the Village excluding dogs and cats.  Dogs are governed under Bylaw No. 423-08 Dog Control Bylaw.

Want to offer feedback to Council?

The proposed Animal Control Bylaw will be back on the Council agenda on June 7, 2017 for a possible second reading.  If you would like to offer feedback or suggestions to Council please send written comments to:


mail:  Box 360, Stirling, AB  T0K 2E0

or drop off at the Village Office:  229 4th Avenue

For More Information

If you would like more information or if you have questions about the current Animal Bylaw or the proposed new Bylaw No. 471-17, you can contact the Village office at 403-756-3379 or by email:

Current Animal Bylaw No. 363-96

To view the current Animal Bylaw click this link to view a copy:  Animal Bylaw No. 363-96

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