General Information

What are Residential Parking Permits?

A Residential Parking Permit is a permit issued by the Calgary Parking Authority to residents living at a qualifying address within a Residential Parking Zone.

How do I know if I'm eligible for a Residential Parking Permit?

Not all addresses within the boundary of a Residential Parking Zone are eligible for permits. To check if your address qualifies:

  1. Log into
  2. On the left-hand side menu click Apply for Permits
  3. Begin typing your address in the address search box and select your address from the drop-down menu
  4. In the Permit Type drop-down menu, it will show the permit types available for that address.

If you can’t find your address, please call Calgary Parking at 403-537-7000 to confirm whether the address is able to receive a permit. 

Your building may not qualify for parking permits if:

  • Your building has a development permit that states no parking permits will be issued 

  • Your building is in an area where access to residential on-street parking permits is limited, restricted, or otherwise discouraged under a statutory plan 

  • Your building has 25% or more commercial frontage at ground level 

  • Your building is not directly adjacent to a Residential Parking Permit restriction

  • Your building has zero or a significantly reduced number of off-street parking stalls 

Why do I need a parking permit to park on the street in my area?

Communities may ask for residential parking restrictions to protect their communities from excessive parking in the area. The residents of the community petition through The City of Calgary's Traffic Operations to have their area restricted. City Council must approve the creation of new zones. If you are a resident in the area you must then apply for your parking permits to park on the affected streets. For more information, please visit

How can I apply for a Residential Parking Permit?

Visit for information on how to apply.

What documents do I need to provide in order to get my Residential Parking Permit?

Click here for proof of residency accepted documents.

What is your refund policy on Residential Parking Permits?

There are no refunds issued for Residential Parking Permits.

How can I request or change parking restriction street signs?

If you live in an existing Residential Parking Permit Zone and wish to request or make changes to parking restriction street signs, please call 3-1-1.  Please click here for more information on the process.

If I have a motorcycle/scooter, do I need a parking permit?

Yes; motorcycles and scooters must follow the same process to apply for and obtain a Residential Parking Permit.