What to Do About Unwelcome Junk Mail

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While most of us do our best to be good neighbours, sometimes we need a little guidance to do the right thing. That’s where the Community Standards Bylaw comes in. Updated at the end of 2016, the bylaw promotes good neighbour relationships and addresses community concerns by regulating noise, fire pit use, untidy properties, weeds and grass, graffiti—and nuisances such as flyers.

One of the areas updated in the 2016 review refers to flyers, including non-commercial flyers. If you have a ‘no flyer’ sign visibly posted at your home, it’s a violation of the bylaw to deliver flyers to your door. With the municipal election just around the corner, you should be aware that election advertising is exempt from this bylaw along with newspaper subscriptions, community newsletters and information provided by government and elected officials.

For more information, visit Calgary.ca and enter Community Standards Bylaw in the search bar. If you do continue to receive flyers despite having a ‘no flyer’ sign at your home, you can call 311 or submit a service request using our 311 app or on The City’s web site.