City of Swift Current wants citizens to maintain ‘curb appeal’

City of Swift Current 

The City of Swift Current would like to draw attention to a “growing problem” that is affecting not only curb appeal, but also can adversely affect the drainage along your street – thick weeds growing at the sidewalk curb. Citizens can ensure our beautiful City remains attractive and inviting throughout summer, in these simple steps:


Controlling grass and weeds is the responsibility of property owners, including those owning vacant properties and lots. Grass must be no longer than 0.2 metres, or 8 inches. Private trees and hedges are the owner’s responsibility, whether located at the front, side, or back lane. They must not interfere with the line of sight for pedestrians, vehicular traffic, or traffic control signs.


Weed growth and organic matter (such as leaves, seeds, silt) along the curb/gutters at street level surrounding private property are also the property owner’s responsibility to remove. Doing this on a regular basis ensures that adequate drainage can occur and helps make your property look tidy.

“We have a lot of pride in our beautiful city,” remarks Chief Administrative Officer, Jim Jones. “A few steps of extra care and attention can make all the difference in both a practical sense and community sense.”

The City of Swift Current Bylaw Department can be reached for any questions about property responsibilities via email at or by telephone at 306.778.2714.