Be A Good Neighbour: Keep Your Property Tidy During Seasonal Change

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If you are new to the city, a long-term Calgarian, homeowner or tenant looking for more information about your responsibilities within your neighbourhood as the seasons change, The City of Calgary Good Neighbour Practices Reference Guide will get you started. The guide includes general information about bylaws pertaining to your property and includes standards for property maintenance year-round.

Owners/residents are responsible for ensuring their properties remain tidy. As a result, the storage of any materials on a residential lot must not be visible from outside the property. This includes:

  • Loose garbage
  • Yard waste (for example, fallen leaves)
  • Bottles and cans
  • Household furniture
  • Packaging materials
  • Machinery
  • Equipment or
  • Automobile parts and appliances

In addition, when stored outside, refrigerators and freezers must be locked or have the doors removed.

Visit calgary.ca/goodneighbour to download the guide in English, French, simple and traditional Chinese, Punjabi and Tagalog, or contact 311 for more information.