Municipal Law

Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP continually meets the challenging legal needs of both urban and rural municipalities. We act as general legal counsel to towns, counties, municipal districts, special municipalities, Métis settlements, villages, summer villages, water services commissions, sewage commissions, and solid waste authorities throughout Alberta. We also support local municipal government associations including:

  • Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties
  • Alberta Rural Municipal Administrators Association
  • Alberta Urban Municipalities Association

We are also pleased to be partnered with the Alberta Municipal Services Corporation (AMSC) and work with them as their casual legal service provider. AMSC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association.

Our key contact lawyers for our municipal group are Kelsey Becker Brookes and 
Sean Ward.

RMRF Assessment Help Line

Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP is pleased to provide Alberta municipal assessors with the Assessment Help Line. The Assessment Help Line offers a 15-minute call at no charge to discuss any questions related to:

  • collecting construction cost information
  • handling requests for additional depreciation
  • navigating the legislative requirements for exemption requests
  • property assessment and taxation

Please call us toll-free 1-800-661-7673 to speak with one of our team lawyers.

The municipal issues we provide advice on include the following:

  • annexations / expropriations / amalgamations
  • bylaws, bylaw review and bylaw enforcement
  • constitutional law matters
  • contracts and partnerships
  • corporate / commercial issues
  • energy rate board applications
  • funding issues
  • inter-municipal government issues
  • petitions
  • planning and development matters
  • risk analysis and minimization
  • tax assessment issues
  • transportation issues

Resources

Assessment Help Line
1-800-661-7673 (toll-free)