Pay for Parking with Your Cell Phone

Street Sweeping

The City of Calgary's annual street cleaning program starts on Monday, April 3. For in-depth information please go to calgary.ca/sweep.

Additional information and 2017 enforcement statistics can be found HERE.

How ParkPlus Cell Phone Accounts Work

With a ParkPlus cell phone account, you can pay for your on-street parking in any ParkPlus zone or for off-street parking in a CPA facility. There are four ways you can use your cell phone account:

  1. You can activate a parking session by calling (403) 537-PARK (7275) and following the voice prompts to start a parking session. Call the same number back to deactivate the session to have your account credited back for the unused time! *
  2. You can also use Text to Park to pay for parking. Just text "start" and "end" with the ParkPlus zone number to 77587 (PPLUS) to activate and deactivate your parking session and be credited back for the unused time*.
  3. Or download the free MyParking app for the iPhone or Android to start and stop your parking session from within the app and be credited back for the unused time*.
  4. ParkPlus cell phone account holders can also start a parking session online.  Click here to find out more about online activations.

*A minimum $1.00 purchase applies to all cell phone account transactions for on-street parking.

*The minimum purchase in a surface lot or parkade will vary depending on the minimum purchase for the facility.

Please note: the phone number that is used to activate the parking session must be used to deactivate the parking session, no matter what method of activation or deactivation is used.

Create your ParkPlus account to start enjoying the convenience of paying using your cell phone. The account creation process will take approximately 10-20 minutes to complete. Depending on the type of device used, this time may vary.

For assistance in setting up your ParkPlus cell phone account, please email parkplusadmin@calgaryparking.com or call (403) 537-7275.

ParkPlus Cell Phone Account Benefits

Join Calgary's parking revolution! Sign up for a ParkPlus cell phone account today and enjoy great benefits, including:

  • Save time and money: deactivate your parking session and get money back for unused time;
  • Set up reminder notices to notify you when your time is about to expire;
  • Access a free record of your parking transactions for the current and five previous months. If you require additional records there is a fee of $5 per month. 
  • Receive a 25% discount for on-street parking with a qualifying small vehicle;
  • Use your ParkPlus account to pay for parking in CPA surface lots and parkades;
  • and many other benefits!

 Click here to learn more about these great benefits!

Use your cell phone account in Surface Lots and Parkades

You can be notified at regular intervals to remind you that you have an active parking session (every one, two, three or four hours). You also have the option to specify a timeframe when you do not wish to be contacted by phone or email.

  • When you use your cell phone account to pay for parking in one of our surface lots or parkades, you automatically purchase time until the end of the current time period as well as until the end of the next time period.

For example, if you arrive in the lot at 10:45 am, you automatically purchase time until 6:00 pm, the end of the current time period, as well as 6:00 pm to 6:00 am, the end of the next time period.

This service is provided to ensure that users activating a session near the end of the current time period avoid activating a parking session that's too short.

We encourage cell phone account holders who regularly park in CPA surface lots or parkades to maintain a sufficient account balance to pay for a 24-hour period. 

  • Remember, all unused time can be credited to your account if you deactivate your session.
  • Please note: the phone number that is used to activate the parking session must be used to deactivate the parking session.

Other Important Pay By Phone Links