Residential Permit | Calgary Parking

Standard Residential Parking Permit

Standard Residential Parking Permits are for parking your personal vehicle on the street when you live in a ground-oriented dwelling at eligible addresses within a Residential Parking Zone. Residents are allowed a maximum of three Standard Permits and two Visitor Permits.

Once your permit is approved you can park anywhere in your restricted zone. Permits are not transferable from one restricted zone to another. You can get a ticket for parking in permit restricted zones without a valid permit. If you live in a larger multi-residential building, you may need a different permit.

This permit applies to ground-oriented dwellings, including:

  • Detached, semi-detached and duplex houses
  • Fourplexes
  • Townhouses
  • Rowhouses
  • Some low profile multi-residential buildings

How to apply


Standard Residential Parking Permit

Permit Cost Valid term # of vehicles
First permit $30/year 1 year from permit payment date 1 permit per vehicle
Second permit $45/year 1 year from permit payment date 1 permit per vehicle
Third permit $70/year 1 year from permit payment date 1 permit per vehicle

How to apply

  1. Log in or create a new account.
  2. Under Residential Parking Permits, click Apply for permits.
  3. Select the applicable permit type, select Yes for the question that best fits your situation and follow the prompts. 

You will need:

  • Valid Alberta Vehicle Registration Certificate (original, copy or electronic image)
  • If applicable, provide supporting documents

You will receive an email with your permit approval or additional instructions within 48 hours. If you do not hear back after 2 business days, please contact us. You can get a ticket if you park before your permit is approved.

Methods of payment accepted:

  • Visa credit/debit
  • MasterCard credit/debit
  • AMEX
  • Discover

Note: Payment must be made within 60 days after permit is approved. If payment is not successful, your permit may be revoked.

Visitors

If you want visitors to park in restricted zones within 150 metres of your address, you must apply for a Visitor Permit (see tab).

Visitor Permit

Visitor Permits

If you live in a qualifying ground-oriented addresses (detached, semi-detached and duplex houses, fourplexes, townhouses, row houses, and some low profile multi-residential buildings) within a RPZ, you can get up to two Visitor Permits. These permits allow non-resident vehicles to park in restricted zones within 150 metres of the resident’s address for up to 14 consecutive days. Visitor Permits are valid for one year and can be used for multiple visitors throughout the year, but only one vehicle at a time. Residents must register their visitor’s licence plate to start their parking session, or they could get a ticket.

For frequent visitors or visitors needing long-term use (e.g. live-in caregivers, etc.), please contact us for more options.

Note: If you host regular events with multiple visitors like book clubs, writing groups, Board or Committee meetings, contact 311 to request an enforcement relaxation for the date and time of your event. A minimum of 72 business hours is required.

Permit Cost Valid term # of vehicles
First permit $45/year 1 year from permit payment date 1 permit per vehicle
Second permit $45/year 1 year from permit payment date 1 permit per vehicle

How to apply

  1. Log in or create a new account.
  2. Under Residential Parking Permits, click Apply for permits.
  3. Select the applicable permit type, select Yes for the question that best fits your situation and follow the prompts.

You will need:

  • One Proof of residency document that confirms your name and address for the permit, e.g.:
    • Current year’s Tax Assessment or Tax Bill
    • A valid lease agreement (of at least six months in duration)
    • Telephone bill (from the last two months)
    • Utility/cable bill (from the last two months)
    • Bank or credit card statement (from the last two months)
    • Pay slip (from the last two months)
    • Valid driver’s licence (within the last two months)
    • Valid Alberta Vehicle Registration Certificate or insurance (within the last two months)

You will receive an email with your permit approval or additional instructions within 48 hours. If you do not hear back after 2 business days, please contact us. Your visitor can get a ticket if they park before your permit is approved or if you haven't started their parking session.

Methods of payment accepted:

  • Visa credit/debit
  • MasterCard credit/debit
  • AMEX
  • Discover

Note: Payment must be made within 60 days after permit is approved. If payment is not successful, your permit may be revoked.

Temporary Permit

Temporary Permit

This permit is available to any building type eligible for Residential Parking Permits within a Residential Parking Zone. Each qualifying address can have a maximum of 2 Temporary Permits. The valid term for these permits can vary but cannot be extended or renewed. How long your permit will be valid is based on your situation. Only one vehicle may use this permit. This permit has no cost associated with it.

You can apply for a Temporary Permit if your address is eligible and you have out-of-town guests staying with you. The permit will usually be valid for 14 days.

Temporary Permits are for residents who live in a Residential Parking Zone and:

  • Are using a rental vehicle because their personal vehicle is being repaired;
  • Are moving from another state, province or community, and haven’t updated their vehicle registration yet; or
  • Have visitors from out-of-town

How to apply

  1. Log in or create a new account.
  2. Under Residential Parking Permits, click Apply for permits.
  3. Select the applicable permit type, select Yes for the question that best fits your situation and follow the prompts. 

 If applicable, provide supporting documents

You will receive an email with your permit approval or additional instructions within 48 hours. If you do not hear back after 2 business days, please contact us. You can get a ticket if you park before your permit is approved.

Non-resident Landlord Permit

Non-Resident Landlord Permit

Non-Resident Landlord Permits are for owners or managers of rental units to park on the street within a 150 meters of your property in a Residential Parking Zone. You must register you licence plate or your contractor's licence plate to start the parking session or a ticket may be issued. This permit is for occasional usage only and is not to be used unless you are conducting business at the residence. 

This permit is available to qualifying ground-oriented addresses within a Residential Parking Zone. Each qualifying address can have a maximum of one Non-resident Landlord Permit. 

Permit Cost for all zones Valid term # of vehicles
Non-Resident Landlord Permit (only one permit allowed per address) $45/year 1 year from permit payment date 1 permit per vehicle

How to apply

  1. Log in or create a new account.
  2. Under Residential Parking Permits, click Apply for permits.
  3. Select the applicable permit type, select Yes for the question that best fits your situation and follow the prompts. 

You will need:

  • One of the following (original, copy or electronic image):
    • Current year’s tax assessment or tax bill with the owner’s name and dwelling address. If the address matches the address for the permit, you must also provide proof that you live at a different address.
    • Current land title with owner’s name and residential address (not just the block/plan information)
    • Property tax receipt
    • If the applicant is a corporate owner, a copy of the Annual return filed with the Alberta Government Corporate Registry (Corporation name and access number) must be included
    • If the applicant is a management company or agent, a letter from the property owner must be included. 

You will receive an email with your permit approval or additional instructions within 48 hours. If you do not hear back after 2 business days, please contact us. You can get a ticket if you park before your permit is approved.

Methods of payment accepted:

  • Visa credit/debit
  • MasterCard credit/debit
  • AMEX
  • Discover

Note: Payment must be made within 60 days after permit is approved. If payment is not successful, your permit may be revoked.

Supporting documents

If applying for the Standard Residential Parking Permit, you may be asked for these supporting documents.

Students

  • Valid Vehicle Registration Certificate
  • Proof of enrolment (one piece), to a school or post-secondary institution in Calgary e.g.:
    • Current school semester timetable
    • Enrolment letter confirming you are a current student
    • Current student ID with program expiration
  • Proof of residency that confirms your name and address for the permit (one piece), e.g.:
    • Valid lease agreement (at least six months in duration)
    • Valid driver’s licence (within the last two months)
    • Telephone bill (within the last two months)
    • Utility/cable bill (within the last two months)
    • Bank or credit card statement (within the last two months)
    • Pay slip (within the last two months)

Company vehicles (registered in a company name)

  • Valid Vehicle Registration Certificate showing the company name
  • A letter signed and dated from the company authorizing you to use the vehicle, including their contact information, address and a description of the vehicle with licence plate
  • Proof of residency that confirms your name and address for the permit (one piece), e.g.:
    • Valid lease agreement (at least six months in duration)
    • Valid driver’s licence (within the last two months)
    • Telephone bill (within the last two months)
    • Utility/cable bill (within the last two months)
    • Bank or credit card statement (within the last two months)
    • Pay slip (within the last two months)

Vehicles registered to an individual cannot be claimed as a company vehicle for this permit.

Shared family vehicles

  • Valid Vehicle Registration Certificate registered at the family member’s address
  • A letter signed and dated by the family member on the registration that you drive the vehicle, including their contact information, address and vehicle information with licence plate
  • Proof of residency that confirms your name and address for the permit (one piece), e.g.:
    • Valid lease agreement (at least six months in duration)
    • Valid driver’s licence (within the last two months)
    • Telephone bill (within the last two months)
    • Utility/cable bill (within the last two months)
    • Bank or credit card statement (within the last two months)
    • Pay slip (within the last two months)

Dual residents (with a residence outside of the City of Calgary)

Vehicle registration to a P.O. Box

  • Valid Vehicle Registration Certificate with the P.O. Box number. If the P.O. Box is not shown, you must also include a receipt proving ownership of the P.O. Box.
  • Proof of residency that confirms your name and address for the permit (one piece), e.g.:
    • Valid lease agreement (at least six months in duration)
    • Valid driver’s licence (within the last two months)
    • Telephone bill (within the last two months)
    • Utility/cable bill (within the last two months)
    • Bank or credit card statement (within the last two months)
    • Pay slip (within the last two months)

If your P.O. Box is outside of Calgary, please apply as a Dual Resident.

Temporary permits require the following documents:

Rental vehicle from a repair facility

You can apply for a Temporary Permit if you are using a courtesy vehicle because your vehicle is being repaired. The permit will usually be valid for the term of the rental agreement or the term on the letter from the repair facility. You must provide:

  • Vehicle rental agreement or letter from the repair facility, showing the return date
  • Proof of residency that confirms your name and address for the permit (one piece), e.g.:
    • A valid lease agreement (of at least six months in duration)
    • Telephone bill (within the last two months)
    • Utility/cable bill (within the last two months)
    • Bank or credit card statement (within the last two months)
    • Pay slip (within the last two months)
    • Valid driver’s licence

Moving within the province

You can apply for a Temporary Permit if you are moving to Calgary from somewhere else in the province but haven’t updated your vehicle registration yet. The permit will usually be valid for 14 days to give you time to update your vehicle registration.

  • Valid Alberta Vehicle Registration Certificate
  • Proof of residency that confirms your name and address for the permit (original, copy or electronic image) e.g.:
    • A valid lease agreement (of at least six months in duration)
    • Telephone bill (within the last two months)
    • Utility/cable bill (within the last two months)
    • Bank or credit card statement (within the last two months)
    • Pay slip (within the last two months)
    • Valid driver’s licence

Moving from outside the province

You can apply for a Temporary Permit if you are moving to Calgary from outside of the province but haven’t updated your vehicle registration yet. The permit can be valid for up to 90 days to give you time to get a vehicle inspection and Alberta Vehicle Registration Certificate.

  • Valid out-of-province Vehicle Registration Certificate
  • Proof of residency that confirms your name and address for the permit (original, copy or electronic image) e.g.:
    • A valid lease agreement (of at least six months in duration)
    • Telephone bill (within the last two months)
    • Utility/cable bill (within the last two months)
    • Bank or credit card statement (within the last two months)
    • Pay slip (within the last two months)
    • Valid driver’s licence

Out-of-town visitors

You can apply for a Temporary Permit if your address is eligible and you have out-of-town guests staying with you. The permit will usually be valid for 14 days.

  • A letter indicating the dates of the visit
  • A copy of the visitor’s vehicle registration showing the out-of-town address
  • One of the following documents showing the applicant's name and current address where the permit is required within the RPZ:
    • A valid lease agreement (of at least six months in duration)
    • Telephone bill (within the last two months)
    • Utility/cable bill (within the last two months)
    • Bank or credit card statement (within the last two months)
    • Pay slip (within the last two months)
    • Valid driver’s licence

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