About the CPA - General FAQs
In support of COVID-19 precautions, the main CPA office (620-9 Avenue SW) closed effective March 17, 2020. The Impound Lot (400-39 Ave SE) location remains open with reduced hours of 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and from 12noon to 4pm on weekends. This may result in longer than usual wait times for customer service support. We thank you for your patience. Please remember that payment can be made online from the safety and convenience of your home.
CPA is enforcing physical distancing rules by requiring customers to remain 6 feet apart and limiting the number of people in our lobby at a time. This means customers may be required to wait outside before gaining access to the lobby. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring all necessary documentation with you.The health and safety of our customers and employees remains our highest priority. Please do not enter the Impound Lot if you are sick.
We are encouraging use of the MyParking App rather than pay machines and want to remind customers to use online tools to pay tickets, submit appeals, manage residential parking permits and top up your paid parking account.
The City of Calgary introduced a temporary 30 minute grace period for curbside parking from April 09 - May 31, 2020. Effective June 01, 2020 regular parking rates apply.
Calgary Parking Authority - General
Parking Rates and Hours of Operation
Monthly Transit Parking Passes
What is the Calgary Parking Authority (CPA)?
The Calgary Parking Authority manages and operates public parking facilities for The City of Calgary. In addition, CPA is responsible for the residential parking permit program and the parking enforcement program.How was the CPA established?
City Council passed a by-law in 1968 establishing the Calgary Parking Authority to develop and operate public parking facilities on behalf of The City of Calgary. The Authority reports to City Council through the Board of Directors. In 1994, responsibility for Parking Enforcement transferred to CPA from Calgary Police Services and management of the Impound Lot was transferred to CPA. Revenue generated by CPA is returned as a dividend to The City each year.How many parking spaces does CPA manage?
The Calgary Parking Authority manages 6,689 on-street parking spaces and 10,685 stalls in surface lots and parkades, approximately 14% of all available paid parking stalls in Calgary.Is the CPA planning to add more parking spaces to the downtown core?
The current City Transportation Plan approved by City Council limits the amount of long-stay (all day commuter) parking in the Downtown area. The intention is to limit the amount of long-stay parking in favor of increased transit or alternative transportation use. While the overall number of parking spaces will increase with continued development of office space, fewer spaces will be designated for long-stay parking.How does the CPA set the parking rates for surface lots and parkades?
Market surveys are conducted approximately every quarter to determine the market value of parking stalls. The CPA rates are set according to market value. Rates rise or fall according to the supply and demand for parking stalls.What are the Calgary Parking Authority Holiday hours of operation?
On-street pay machines remain in effect with the exceptions of: New Year's Day, Alberta Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Please note: Our administrative office is closed on the above stated statutory holidays, with the exception of the Parking Enforcement dispatch office, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Is it possible to obtain monthly parking from CPA in the downtown core?
Yes, you can sign up for monthly parking by setting up a myID account with The City of Calgary This account allows you to access many City of Calgary resources and services using one account. Click here to get started. Find out more information about monthly parking on this website by visiting www.calgaryparking.com/web/guest/monthlyparking.
You can use Visa debit cards for payment via the Virtual Pay Machine or to add money to your ParkPlus cell phone account. You can also use your Visa Checkout account to pay online. The ParkPlus pay machines do not accept Visa debit cards due to security reasons. At a pay machine, you can make payment using either coins or a credit card (VISA, MasterCard or AMEX).
No, your Monthly Transit Parking pass is ONLY for the Calgary Transit parking lots. You still are required to pay for parking downtown.