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We've been informed about fake parking tickets being printed and placed on vehicles, falsely claiming to be from Calgary Parking. If you receive a parking ticket, you can verify it is genuine using the link below or by contacting us at 403-537-7000. If you have any information or witness individuals distributing these fake parking tickets, please report it to the Calgary Police Service (CPS) non-emergency line at 403-266-1234.

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Select Permit | Calgary Parking

Select Permit

Select Permits are for parking your personal vehicle or a visitor’s vehicle within 150 meters of your address. You must register your licence plate or your visitors to start the parking session or a ticket could be issued. It is not possible to backdate a parking session and only one vehicle may be parked at a time.

This permit applies to addresses in:

Small multi-residential buildings

  • Less than four stories in height
  • 20 or fewer dwelling units

Large multi-residential buildings built before 1945

  • Four stories or taller in height
  • More than 20 dwelling units

How to apply


Select Permit

Permit Cost for all zones Valid term # of vehicles
Select 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. 

For a guided tutorial on applying for permits, look for the "Show help" button located in the top right corner on the myparkingservices.com platform.

You will need:
  • one Proof of residency to confirm your name and address (original, copy or electronic image):
    • Valid Vehicle Registration Certificate or insurance (within the last two months)
    • Current year’s Tax Assessment or Tax Bill
    • Valid lease agreement (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 (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. 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

You can only park either your personal vehicle or a visitor's vehicle at a time. It’s important to start a parking session as soon as you or your visitor parks. Parking sessions must be managed by logging in to your MyParkingServices account or by calling 403-537-7000 (option 2)

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.

For a guided tutorial on applying for permits, look for the "Show help" button located in the top right corner on the myparkingservices.com platform.

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.

Supporting documents

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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