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Due to Alberta's public state of health emergency, the County of Vermilion River Community Peace Officers now have the authority to enforce the Chief Medical Officer of Health's Orders through the Public Health Act.  Please monitor the Government of Alberta's website for current COVID-19 orders and legislation at https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-orders-and-legislation.aspx.


Any inquiries made to the County of Vermilion River office about current restrictions in our region will be directed to the Government of Alberta website.  For current restrictions in place for the Vermilion River Region, please visit: 




Need more information? See our FAQ document here from November 25, 2020 with current regulations



If you violate a public health order, you may be subject to a $1,000 fine.  Additionally, you can be prosecuted for up to $100,000 for a first offence.


If you are concerned someone is not following public health orders, you can:

  • remind them that not following orders is against the law and puts people at risk.


Complaints that require an immediate response can also be reported to the RCMP through their administrative phone line.

*Please do not call the County of Vermilion River Office to report violations of public health orders.

For the safety of your children in a vehicle - ensure your car seat is installed correctly and your child is secured in the seat properly.  Both of these issues can result in a fine.  If you have questions or check out www.albertaseatbelts.ca  

Installation Demo Video - Forward Facing Seats
Installation Demo Video - Rear Facing Seats

Did You Know? Getting the usual reminders in the mail regarding your vehicle and driver license renewals is a thing of the past? You now need to register online to get a reminder emailed or texted to you - www.eregistry.ca 


Securing Bales for Transport:  If you are transporting bales, please review the Info Sheet here

Safe Transport of Agricultural Equipment: Guide book from Alberta Farm Safety Program

Reminder to all heavy traffic 22,500 kgs and over that you must have a PERMIT to drive on County Roads

Reminder to check on potential ROAD BANS.  More details here

Dog Licenses
What to do with a Lost/Found Dog



Peace Officers are responsible for enforcing Provincial Legislations and Regulations as well as investigating, and, if necessary, enforcing County Bylaws.

The County of Vermilion River Enforcement Services Program has been authorized by the Justice and Solicitor General. Peace Officers must abide by the procedures as listed in the Alberta Peace Officer Act

The County of Vermilion River also employs a dog control officer on a contract basis. The dog control officer is responsible for monitoring and investigating dog complaints from County residents, as well as enforcing action, if necessary, in accordance with the Dog Control Bylaw.

For inquiries or if you have a bylaw concern please contact the
Enforcement Services Office at 780-846-2244. If after hours please leave a message.


If your call is an emergency please contact your local RCMP Complaint Line or 911.

Elk Point RCMP Complaint Line: 780-724-3829

Kitscoty RCMP Complaint Line: 780-846-2897

Onion Lake RCMP: 306-344-5550

Vermilion RCMP Complaint Line: 780-853-5781

Wainwright RCMP Complaint Line: 780-842-4461


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