Non-Resident Landlord Permit

What is a non-resident landlord permit?

A non-resident landlord visitor permit is issued to the owner or manager of a rental unit. This permit may not be activated for more than one vehicle at a time. 

non-resident landlord visitor permit is for occasional usage only and is not to be used day after day. It is not to be used by the landlord to park their vehicle at the residence while not attending at the residence.

Only one non-resident landlord permit can be issued for a property regardless of the number of owners on the tax bill/assessment (condo units may have multiple non-resident landlord permits issued if there are different owners of different units).

How do I apply for a non-resident landlord permit?

A non-resident landlord needs to present one of the following:

  • Current year's tax assessment or tax bill with the owner's name and dwelling address.
  • Copy of current land title with owner's name providing it shows the residential address (not just the block/plan information)
  • Property tax receipt
  • If corporate owner (name or numbered), a copy of the "annual return" filed with the Alberta Government Corporate Registry AND the current year's tax bill/assessment.
  • If management company or agent, any of the above and the current year's tax bill/assessment.

Click here for details on how to get a permit in this case.

Can I as the landlord get Visitor Permits for the residence that I own?

No. A non-resident landlord permit does not have access to Visitor Permits at the address. Visitor Permits are intended to be used by the resident(s) at the address, not a landlord or manager of the property.

Who can receive a non-resident landlord permit?

Non-resident landlords managing ground-oriented dwellings (detached, semi-detached and duplex houses, fourplexes, townhouses, rowhouses, and some low profile multi-residential buildings), pre-1945 large multi-residential buildings (four stories or more in height or have more than 20 dwelling units built before 1945), or small multi-residential buildings (less than four stories in height and has 20 or fewer dwelling units) .