RV Parking

COVID-19 Update

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. 

 

Each spring and summer, the Calgary Parking Authority receives a number of complaints about how recreational vehicles (RVs) are being parked in residential neighbourhoods across the city.

City streets and alleys aren't large enough to allow for long-term parking of large vehicles. Because of their size, parked RVs may block the view of intersections, road signs, pedestrians and other vehicles.

Please be extremely careful when parking your RV. Consider storing your vehicle for long periods of time in either an RV storage park or, if you have the space, your backyard.

Tips for parking your RV:

  • You can park your RV directly in front of your home or on an alley or street immediately adjoining your home for up to 36 hours. After 36 hours, the RV must be off-street for at least 48 consecutive hours before it can be parked in the same location again.
  • Be courteous to your neighbor and avoid parking in front of their home.
  • Be courteous to your neighbor; please do not restrict access to private property at any time.
  • Please do not park your trailer or camper on city streets or alleys unless they are attached to a towing vehicle.
  • An alley must be 6.1 m wide at any point to allow for RV parking. If it is less than 6.1m wide, no parking is allowed.
  • Keep in mind other special rules for alley parking including not parking across from, in front of, or within 1.5 m of a driveway or garage and keep at least 3 m of the width of the roadway or alley clear.
  • Keep your vehicle registration current, including license plate and insurance.

The full text of the revised bylaw is below.

Section 17, Bylaw 26M96, the Calgary Traffic Bylaw

(1) An owner or operator of a recreational vehicle for which the vehicle registration shows a City of Calgary address must not park the recreational vehicle on a street in the City, except in the area of the street immediately adjoining the owner or operator's place of residence.

(2) An owner or operator of a recreational vehicle for which the vehicle registration shows a City of Calgary address must not park the recreational vehicle on the area of the street immediately adjoining the owner or operator's place of residence for a period of more than 36 consecutive hours.

(3) An owner or operator of a recreational vehicle for which the vehicle registration shows a City of Calgary address must not park the recreational vehicle on the area of the street immediately adjoining the owner or operator's place of residence if the recreational vehicle was previously parked on that area of the street at any time during the preceding 48 hour period.

(4) Notwithstanding anything else in this section, an owner or operator of a recreational vehicle must not park the recreational vehicle on any street in the City in such a manner as to constitute a hazard to other persons using the street.

For more information on RV parking, download a copy of our RV Parking brochure or contact Enforcement Services at (403) 537-7100. To report an illegally parked or hazardous RV, please call 403-537-7100 and select option 2.