Emergency & Protective Services FAQs

Sidewalks must have their snow and ice removed by the property owner within 48-hours of a snowfall. Failure to do so may result in the City having the snow and/or ice removal completed, with the cost being invoiced back to the property owner. (Traffic Bylaw C-911-15, Section 13.7)

If you own a rental property, you are responsible for ensuring the sidewalks are cleared of snow and ice. The property owner is responsible for all charges incurred for failing to maintain your property, even if you don’t live there. You can hire a company or require your tenant to do the work, but it is the property owner’s responsibility to ensure the snow removal is completed.

No. You cannot shovel snow from your yard, driveway, or sidewalk onto the road; instead, it should be placed on your own property. Piling snow onto the road can lead to an accumulation that creates hazards to traffic. (Traffic Bylaw C-911-15, Section 13.7)

Snow routes, also known as collector roads, are the main, high-traffic roads typically within subdivisions. All snow routes are identified year-round by permanently-affixed signs on street lamp posts. (Traffic Bylaw C-911-15, Section 4.20)

Parking is permitted on snow routes until they are declared active. Once they are active, motorists will have 24 hours from the time the sign is posted to remove any vehicles from the route. Vehicles that are not removed will be towed. When snow routes are no longer active, the yellow signs will be removed and parking will again be permitted. (Traffic Bylaw C-911-15, Section 4.20)

No. A recreational vehicle, including holiday trailers and motorhomes, cannot be parked in a front or side driveway from November 1st to April 30th of any year. (Land Use Bylaw C-824-12, Section 47)

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. (Traffic Bylaw C-911-15, Section 10)

No. A trailer (including utility trailers, holiday/travel trailers and boat trailers) is 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. (Traffic Bylaw C-911-15, Section 4.19.a)

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.

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. (Traffic Bylaw C-911-15, Section 4.9)

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. (Traffic Bylaw C-911-15, Section 9)

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. (Traffic Bylaw C-911-15, Section 4.27)

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. (Noise Bylaw C-908-15, Section 4.3)

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. (Traffic Bylaw C-911-15, Section 4.2)