What is a Market Permit?
A Market Permit is a single Parking Zone Permit which allows residents who live in qualifying large multi-residential buildings (defined as those that have four stories or taller in height or more than 20 units that are built after 1945) to park in a Residential Parking Zone within 150 metres of their address. Only one Market Permit is allowed per qualifying residence and may only be used by the resident, it cannot be used for visitors. The permit allows parking within the zone but does not guarantee that a space will be available. Qualifying residences of large multi-residential buildings cannot have a standard Residential Parking Permit and a Market Permit at the same time. Residents can only purchase a Market Permit once all their standard Residential Parking Permits expire or are cancelled.
To encourage off-street parking as the primary choice for residents living in RPZs. The fee for the Market Permit is priced comparable to surrounding off-street parking options. There will be a subsidized rate for the Market Permit for low-income Calgarians through the Fair Entry program. Click here for more information on the Low-Income Market Permit.
Residents can start applying for a Market Permit now. Once an application is approved, the Market Permit will become active on the first day of the following month if payment is successful.
To apply for a Low-Income Market Permit, residents must apply to the Fair Entry program first. Once residents are approved for the Fair Entry program, they can apply for the Low-Income Market Permit on the Residential Parking Permit System.
Market Permit FAQs
Why was the Market Permit introduced?
We recognize the policy changes may impact residents of large multi-residential buildings (four stories or more in height or with more than 20 dwelling units) as they will no longer be able to receive Residential Parking Permits. To reduce the impact to these residents, City Council has approved the introduction of a new permit type called the Market Permit which allows citizens who live in large multi-residential buildings to park in a Residential Parking Zone (RPZ) within 150 metres of their address
How do residents apply for a Market Permit?
Who is eligible for the Market Permit?
Your large multi-residential building may not qualify for Market Permits if:
Please call us at 403-537-7000 to confirm whether your address is able to receive a Market Permit. Questions as to why your address isn’t eligible can be answered via calling 311.
How many Market Permits will a qualifying residence be eligible for?
Each residence is eligible for a maximum of one Market Permit that is assigned to one licence plate that is registered to that address. The Market Permit will authorize residents to park in a RPZ within 150 metres of their residential building. These permits cannot be sold or rented.
How much will the Market Permit cost?
Residential Parking Zone Map: https://maps.calgary.ca/CalgaryParking/
Is there a subsidized rate for the Market Permit?
How do I apply for a Market Permit?
You will receive an email when the status of your application has been decided. Once an application is approved, the Market Permit will become active on the first day of the following month if payment is successful. Approved permits will automatically renew monthly until cancelled and payment is taken on the first of each month.
Parking tickets issued before the permit effective/active date will be at the registered vehicle owner’s responsibility and expense.
After I apply for a Market Permit, can I park right away?
What is the payment process for a Market Permit?
How do I renew a Market Permit?
How do I cancel a Market Permit?
Where can I find more information?