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 a trailer on the highway?

No. Trailers (holiday trailer, utility trailer or other vehicle designed to transport goods or persons) are not permitted to park on a highway unless it is attached to a vehicle, and the vehicle-trailer combination may 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 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 seven thousand (7000) 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. Domestic noise (lawn mower, hedge trimmer, snow blower) is permitted from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

This does not apply to work carried out on behalf of the City of Spruce Grove or its contractors, such as snow removal.