Bylaws & Policies

New and Proposed Bylaws

Numerous bylaws get passed over the course of the year. In some cases extra advertising and/or feedback will be required. In these cases the bylaw will be advertised in the media and posted here for further review.

Mandatory Facial Covering Bylaw

Updated November 17th

Edson Mandatory Facial Covering Bylaw NOW Enacted

The Town of Edson has enacted Bylaw 2250, the Mandatory Facial Covering Bylaw, effective November 18th, 2020.

*With the Alberta Government declaration of a State of Public Health Emergency, the Edson Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC) has extended the Mandatory Mask Bylaw until the end of the three week period of enhanced Provincial measures. At that time, the ECC will review the risk level in our community and determine if it should be extended or removed.

This bylaw requires the use of facial coverings for all individuals over the age of 2 in all indoor, or substantially enclosed Public Place or in any Public Transportation Vehicle. Other exemptions include:

The Emergency Coordination Centre, with the support of Council, have enacted this bylaw due to the rising COVID-19 case numbers in the region. This also falls in line with the Provincial request to help reduce risk in our communities in order to prevent overloading the healthcare system and to avoid further restrictions.

It should be noted that face coverings are only effective if used in combination with other health measures, such as regular hand washing, physical distancing, and reducing large gatherings.

While the intention of this bylaw is not punitive, those who refuse to follow the bylaw could be subject to a $100 fine for a first offence, and $200 for subsequent offences.

This bylaw will be in effect for a MINIMUM of 2 weeks and reviewed by the ECC based on the criteria of the bylaw, current risk levels in the region, and direction of the Provincial Government at the time.

Please note: While masking has been a polarizing issue, we ask that people are treated with kindness and consideration in true Edson community spirit both in the public and online.

For more information on the bylaw, visit

More information on Edson’s COVID-19 response, as well as posters available for businesses to download, can be found at

More information on the proper use of masks, visit




Mandatory Facial Covering Bylaw Q&A with CAO Derricott

NEW Bylaw 2249 - Non-residential Property Taxation Incentive Program

At the August 18th, 2020 Town council meeting, All three readings of the Non-Residential Property Tax Incentive Program Bylaw were passed, repealing the previous version. The purpose of the incentive is to encourage new development and redevelopment of non-residential properties within the Town and to encourage economic growth.

This program is for new development, additions, renovations, or expansions (permanent), with the assessed value being greater than or equal to a 25% increase over the previous assessment. The tax exemption would apply to increase in assessment only.

The period of tax exemption is five (5) years pro-rated as follows:


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