Municipal Affairs and Environment

Local Service Districts - Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are Local Service Districts?
  2. Who administers the work of the Local Service District?
  3. Can Local Service Districts charge fees to residents?
  4. Are all residents liable for fees?
  5. What services may be provided by a Local Service District?
  6. Downloadable Listing of Local Service Districts

1. What are Local Service Districts?

Local Service Districts (LSDs) are established to provide certain services to communities or areas that have similar needs within a community or geographic zone.

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2. Who administers the work of the Local Service District?

The administration of the LSD is the responsibility of the 5-7 elected persons, known as the LSD Committee, and any staff employed.

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3. Can Local Service Districts charge fees to residents?

The LSD Committee may charge a fee for the cost of service or supply provided in the LSD.

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4. Are all residents liable for fees?

The liability or responsibility of fees in the LSD is at the discretion of the governing body. Where a fee is charged, the committee may determine the residents or users of the service or supply who are responsible for the payment of those fees. Fees may vary between residents or users based upon the decision of the elected committee.

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5. What services may be provided by a Local Service District?

Services are limited to the following 7 categories:

  1. Water supply
  2. Sewer systems
  3. Fire services
  4. Garbage collection/disposal
  5. Street lighting
  6. Animal control
  7. Snow clearing/maintenance of some roads within the LSD.

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6. Downloadable Listing of Local Service Districts:

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Source: Local Service District Regulations under the Municipalities Act, 1999

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