Emergency and Protective Services FAQs

Can I operate a snowmobile/ATV in Spruce Grove?

No. "Snow vehicles" or "off-highway vehicles" are not permitted within the limits of Spruce Grove except on private property where permission has been granted by the owner.

Can I park an unattached trailer on the road?

No. Trailers (holiday trailer, utility trailer or other vehicle designed to transport goods or persons) are not permitted to park on a road or highway unless it is attached to a vehicle, and the vehicle-trailer combination does not exceed 11 meters in length.

Can my neighbour park in front of my house, instead of their own?

Yes. A licensed, registered and operable vehicle may park anywhere on a public street, so long as it is not blocking your driveway (less than 1.5 metres), parked in front of a fire hydrant (5 metres), or in a crosswalk/intersection (5 metres) as defined by the Alberta Traffic Safety Act.

How long can I park my car on the street?

A vehicle left standing on the street for more than 72 consecutive hours, without moving, will be considered abandoned and may be ticketed and towed at the owners expense. This regulation helps to facilitate street cleaning, snow removal and the identification of abandoned vehicles.

I drive a truck for a living, can I bring it home?

No. People are not permitted to operate or park a heavy vehicle in a residential area, or any site used for residential purposes, or on any highway in the City of Spruce Grove except those designated as a Truck Route. A "heavy vehicle" means a vehicle (with or without load), or with a trailer attached, having a weight of five thousand (5,000) kilograms or more or exceeding 11 meters in total length.

Is parking in an alley permitted?

No. People are not allowed to stop or park a vehicle in an alley except when loading or unloading goods from a government or commercial vehicle.

There is a lot of noise from the construction site across the road starting early in the morning. What time can they start?

Construction noise is permitted from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday to Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays and statutory holidays. This does not apply to work carried out on behalf of the City of Spruce Grove or its contractors, such as snow removal.

Can I angle park in my cul-de-sac?

No. Angle parking is only permitted when the roadway is signed and designed for such parking. Parking on streets and roadways must be in accordance with the Traffic Safety Act. These regulations state that a vehicle must be parallel parked with both right wheels aligned with the curb or edge of the roadway. When vehicles are angle parked in areas outside of designated angle parking spots, it creates a safety hazard by restricting emergency vehicles, hindering garbage collection and disrupting through traffic.