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During the provincial Wildfire Season, March 1 to October 31, all burning within the Municipal District of Bighorn requires a permit. Please contact "Agriculture & Forestry" in Calgary at 403-297-8800 to make arrangements.
Outside of the provincial Wildfire Season, residents within the hamlets and residential subdivisions (Ghost Country Place, Kananaskis Settlement) require a burning permit which they may obtain at the Municipal District office at #2 Heart Mountain Drive. Burning permits are not required in the rural areas during this time.
Municipal District residents are only permitted to burn clean wood. No yard waste, construction / demolition waste, garbage or scrap, including anything treated or painted, tires, shingles, etc.
Dog License Registration Forms can be found by clicking on Dog Registration Forms or can be obtained at the office.Licenses are required for dogs 6 months of age and older, in the Municipal District hamlets where animal control services are provided. (Hamlets include Exshaw, Dead Man's Flats, Lac Des Arcs and Harvie Heights)
Registration Forms filled out electronically will automatically be submitted, however, depending on your payment selection please see below:
Payment can be dropped off in person to the Administration Building at #2 Heart Mountain Drive, Exshaw Alberta, we will need the dog owner’s name to process payment. Dog tag(s) and receipt will be issued right on the spot.
Mail payment to MD of Bighorn, PO BOX 310, Exshaw AB, T0L 2C0 include the dog owner’s name. Tag(s) and payment receipt will be mailed to dog owner.
We also have a drop box at the front of the Administration Building for any payments.
Credit card payments can be made online via our Options Pay portal. Click on the link to learn about payment. Credit Card PaymentMailing address:Box 310Exshaw, Alberta T0L 2C0Physical address:#2 Heart Mountain DriveExshaw, Alberta T0L 2C0
Dog Registration Form
It is important to the Municipal District that if your address changes that you notify us.
Click on the link below and complete a Change of Address Authorization Form which will be directly submitted to our office via email.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS AUTHORIZATION FORM
The MD of Bighorn No. 8’s Council and Administration determine the budget required to provide local services, through the collection of Property Taxes.
Municipal District of Bighorn taxes are due on the last business day of June. There are a few options for paying taxes; One-Time payments or setting up on the TIPPS Program (Tax Installment Payment Plan) Credit Cards are accepted for Tax Payments using the Option Pay Portal. For more information visit our Finance/Taxes page
Municipal District council is always willing to hear from residents or ratepayers on concerns and issues. To have your delegation added to the regular Council Agenda, your request must be submitted in writing (or by e-mail) to the Municipal District's Executive Assistant no later than seven business days prior to the scheduled meeting. Included with the request; a copy of your presentation or a full description of the issue / topic you wish to discuss. The Executive Assistant will confirm your request with the time and date for your appointment with Council.
The MD of Bighorn wants to make sure our residents are safe and informed. The emergency notification solution is a communication service available to all MD residents to receive emergency notifications. You have the ability to customize your notification preferences and communication can be received through email, text and/or phone call according to your selections and based on address locations that you specify.
The Alberta Weed Control Act & Regulation lists regulated weed species while the Agricultural Pests Act & Regulation lists other animal, bird, insect, plant or disease as pests or nuisances. Property owners are responsible for managing the regulated weed and pest species on their property. This legislation enables inspectors and local authorities to deal with native and introduced weeds and pests.
Contact the Environmental Fieldman or Assistant Environmental Fieldman at 403-673-3611. You can make a report even if you are unsure if it is a regulated species.
Building Permits are required to ensure that all buildings are safely designed and constructed in accordance with the National Building Code. It is necessary to obtain a Building Permit for all new construction, redevelopment projects, removal or demolition of buildings, changes in use, some renovations and additions. Visit the Safety Codes Permits page on our website for more information and how to obtain a permit.
Prior to applying for a Building Permit, you should contact the MD’s Planning Department to see if you need a Development Permit. Once the Municipal District of Bighorn has issued a Development Permit, you must apply to an accredited Agency for any Safety Codes Permits that are required as part of your project, this includes Building Permits. Please contact the planning and development department staff to determine if a Development Permit is required as part of your project.Please visit the Safety Codes Permits page on our website for information regarding the process on how to obtain a Building Permit through an accredited agency.
The Good Food Box (GFB) is a program under the Community Kitchen Program of Calgary where you can purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at a very low cost.
The GFB operates by buying fresh top quality produce directly from farmers and from wholesale clubs. The food is bought in bulk and dropped off at their Calgary warehouse. Volunteers divide the produce into portions and put the "Good Food Boxes" together. Boxes contain the maximum produce possible in them for the price. Each monthly box contains the same mixture of staple produce, though some of the contents will change seasonally.
The Municipal District of Bighorn provides grants, to eligible recipients, for various purposes: - To recognized Community Associations/groups needing funds for recreation, culture, FCSS and facility-related projects. - To organizations sponsoring special activities of benefit to Municipal District residents as a whole. - For other initiatives / causes / purposes of a broader scope, that will benefit the Municipal District.
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