January 25, 2022

Operations Centre receives recognition for greenspace design

The Society for Organic Urban Land Care (SOUL) has recognized the Okotoks Operations Centre’s grounds as a Greener Greenspace for the creation of a site with focused attention to soil biology, integration of thorough organic land care principles, and the educational components that support public awareness.

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Wildlife awareness

We live in a wildlife corridor and can expect to share the area, especially the river valley, with many animals. Respecting these wild animals is key to maintaining their diversity and a healthy ecosystem. It is important to remember not to:

  • feed wildlife in parks and natural areas
  • feed wildlife on private property (as indicated in the Town’s Deer and Wildlife Feeding and Attractants Bylaw (28-21)
  • approach any wild animal
  • leave pet/bird feed outside in reach of deer or other wildlife

If you spot a cougar, bear or aggressive deer or coyote, please call the Report-A-Poacher line, monitored 24/7, at 1-800-642-3800 as well as Parks at 403-938-8958. If you feel threatened or are under attack by a wild animal call 9-1-1.

Local wildlife info

Urban deer info

Dog license fee increase for 2022

After evaluating dog license fees in other municipalities, the altered dog fee in Okotoks was one of the lowest, so an adjustment was made to align the fee closer to the average cost of $39. The cost of a license is $35, with the $10 increase helping to offset higher costs for services related to animals.

Dog license fees are used for much more than registering dogs with the Town, visit the link below to learn more about how licensing funds are used and more about dog licensing in Okotoks.

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Stay safe on pathways & sidewalks

Please be aware that with continuing freeze/thaw conditions, icy areas may appear throughout the pathway/sidewalk network. Please use caution and consider using traction cleats or hiking poles when out enjoying the pathways. Town crews continue to sand & clear as resources permit.

Snow clearing info

Recreation Fee Assistance

Did you know there are recreation subsidies available for qualifying residents experiencing low income or financial stress? The Recreation Fee Assistance program supports families who want to participate in Town-operated recreational programs and activities offered through Active Okotoks for qualifying residents.

More info

Snow clearing routes

During a typical snowfall (and for several days following), all priority 1 & 2 roadways are maintained in Town by Transportation crews working 24-hour shifts to ensure safe access for the public and emergency vehicles and promote active transportation.

Priority routes & snow clearing


Please keep your swales clear of snow and ice!

Grass or concrete swales commonly run along the back or side of residential properties. All swales, including those on private property, are part of the Town’s stormwater drainage system.

These swales are in place to help storm water drain properly and they help prevent flooding and damage to your property and your neighbour’s. Don’t let your swale fail, your neighbours are counting on you! If you have a swale running through your property you are responsible for keeping it clear of all debris.

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Support your community as a volunteer driver

We’re looking for volunteer drivers! Volunteer drivers provide free and reliable transportation for Okotoks residents who need help getting to weekday medical appointments and would otherwise struggle to meet this need. Your assistance is invaluable to the program’s clients - apply to become a driver today!

Find out more & apply

2022 assessment notices have been mailed

The Town of Okotoks assessment notices have been mailed. The assessment inquiry period lasts until March 14 to provide an opportunity for owners to review their assessment.

Property owners can contact an assessor to discuss their assessment during the inquiry period by calling 403.995.6313 or emailing

More info

Please stay off storm ponds!

The Town would like to remind residents that storm ponds are not for recreational use. There is a danger of falling through the ice on storm retention ponds and the Sheep River due to changing water levels. Water quality and changing weather conditions, ice quality and thickness can be significantly reduced. It is dangerous to walk, play or skate on any open bodies of water. Head to one of Okotoks' outdoor rinks for skating fun! 

Ice safety info

Planning notices

Development permit approvals are posted on the Town’s website. For more information, call 403.995.2760.

See notices

Report graffiti, damage, or parks maintenance

Have you noticed graffiti or damage to property around town? Or noticed a dog bag dispenser that needs refilling, or a park that needs some maintenance? You can use the the Report It tool on the Town website to let us know! Thanks for helping be our eyes and ears in the community!

Report it!

Next Council meeting

February 14 @ 3 p.m.| Live-streamed

Agenda packages are available Thursday evenings prior to each meeting on the Town website.

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