Newsroom Frequently Asked Questions

Street Sweeping in effect between April 19th and the end of June. For information about this City of Calgary program visit: calgary.ca/sweep.

LOT 60 Vaccine Clinic: We’d like to thank the more than 23,000 parkers who’ve attended the TELUS Convention Centre vaccine clinic and successfully registered their licence plate in our system. This process allows us to accommodate as many parkers as possible in our limited capacity parkade. We encourage Calgarians to continue to register their licence plate when attending the clinic, as it ensures vehicle turnover and allows continuous parking access in support of vaccinations.

The CPA is pleased to support the health and safety of Albertans through our alignment with the clinic, and as such parkers who received a ticket at the Convention Centre Parkade between April 5th and 30th do not need to take any further action.

 

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 CPA Committee. 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.

Where does the money from parking fines go?

CPA is required to turn all revenues generated from parking tags to The City of Calgary's general fund. This money is used by The City in the interests of all taxpayers.