The Town of Indian Head upholds numerous bylaws to protect your health, safety and peace. The bylaws outline the requirements for the development and management of the Town. The Commissionaires of South Saskatchewan have been hired to fulfill the Town of Indian Head’s bylaw enforcement needs since 2013. A list of some of the bylaws enforced by the Commissionaires can be found below. Further information about bylaws most commonly asked about can be found near the bottom of the page. For more information of Town Bylaws, please contact us. If you wish to report a bylaw violation please call our Comissionaire at (306) 519-0065 or the Regina Office at 1 (866) 757-0998.
Bylaw Enforced By Commissionaires
The Town of Indian Head gives the Commissionaires of South Saskatchewan full authority to enforce the following bylaws within Town limits. Copies of the most common bylaws can be found below. To retrieve a copy of any other bylaw please contact us.
Bylaws Most Commonly Asked About
07-1989 – Noise Bylaw
13-1992 – Noise Bylaw Amendment
04-2002 – Traffic Bylaw Amendment
07-2002 – Traffic Bylaw Amendment
06-2005 – Prohibit the Running at Large of Dogs
09-2005 – Abatement of Nuisances
05-2008 – Abatement of Nuisances Amendment
04-2012 – Business License
07-2013 - All Terrain Vehicles
Other Bylaws Enforced
02-1974 – Snowmobile Operation
05-1980 – General Penalty Bylaw
06-1987 – Animal Control
06-2011 – Prohibit the Running of Animals Amendment (Nuisance: Section 11)
07-1993 – Firearms & Fireworks Regulations Amendment
03-2000 – Garbage Disposal Reg Amendment
01-2013 – Garbage Disposal Reg Amendment
02-1994 – Garbage Disposal Regulations Bylaw
06-2004 – Traffic Bylaw
02-2004 – Prohibit smoking in Public Places
41-2010 – Building Bylaw
02-2013 – Building Bylaw Amendment (more information below)
Animals running at large are strictly prohibited in the Town of Indian Head. If a dog or cat is caught running at large, the animal is held for three days. If the owner claims the animal, the owner is charged $100.00 and a holding fee to the Veterinary Clinic. Dogs without a license are also subject to a license fee.
Animal Licenses and Fees
Any dog over three months of age is required to have a license issued by the Town. The dog license fee is $30.00 per year, or $60.00 for a lifetime license. Please contact the Town Office for a license application, to make payment and to receive the animal tags.
A building permit is required:
• when changing the structure of an existing building;
• building a new home or garage;
• when adding a deck (in certain circumstances);
• building a shed over 100 square feet; and,
• building fences over 6 feet high.
Building permit applications are available within the Building Bylaw and from the Town Office. Building permit applications must be delivered to the Town Office, along with two sets of drawings of the building or structure. The drawings and application will be reviewed and approved by the Town Building Inspector and Town Council before the start of construction.
Construction cannot begin until approval is received.
Permit prices vary per project, depending on the scope of the project and the inspection fees. For more information please contact the Town Office or call (306) 695-3344.
Permits to demolish or move buildings
Applications for permits to demolish or move a building are available within the Building Bylaw [PDF] or can be picked up at the Town Office. The permit must be submitted to the Town Office along with a $100 service fee. The permit application must be approved by Town Council before demolition or the building move begins. For more information please contact the Town Office or call (306) 695-3344.
The Town noise bylaw states that loud noise is prohibited between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. and that excessive noise is prohibited at all times, with a few exceptions. Please see the bylaw for more details. This bylaw is enforced by local law enforcement.
Untidy and Unsightly Properties
Property owners are to keep their lots tidy at all times. If lots are not kept tidy, a letter will be sent to the property owner, who will be given a limited amount of time to clean up their property. If the property is not tidied within the allotted time, the Town will perform the clean up, and any costs incurred by this work will be billed and submitted to the property owner for payment.
Accepted Payment Methods for Licenses and Fees
The Town of Indian Head accepts cash, cheque or debit as methods of payment. Online payment options are also available. Currently, credit cards are not accepted. If you wish to pay in person please check our office hours.
Other Important Service Information
For problems with Streetlights or power outages use the online Report Outages and Streetlight Problems tool on www.saskpower.com
To apply for a Gas Permit visit www.saskenergy.com for more information.
Special Event Permit and Block Party Permits please submit a written request specifying the event date, times, location and type of function to the Town Office. Town Council approves each application on a case-by-case basis.
Tree Removals and other related concerns are subject to the Urban Tree Policy .
Contact the Town Office if you require more information.