Special Permits

COVID-19 Update

In support of COVID-19 precautions, the main CPA office (620-9 Avenue SW) closed effective March 17, 2020. The Impound Lot (400-39 Ave SE) location remains open with reduced hours of 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and from 12noon to 4pm on weekends. This may result in longer than usual wait times for customer service support. We thank you for your patience. Please remember that payment can be made online from the safety and convenience of your home. 

CPA is enforcing physical distancing rules by requiring customers to remain 6 feet apart and limiting the number of people in our lobby at a time. This means customers may be required to wait outside before gaining access to the lobby. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring all necessary documentation with you.The health and safety of our customers and employees remains our highest priority. Please do not enter the Impound Lot if you are sick.

We are encouraging use of the MyParking App rather than pay machines and want to remind customers to use online tools to pay tickets, submit appeals, manage residential parking permits and top up your paid parking account.

The City of Calgary introduced a temporary 30 minute grace period for curbside parking from April 09 - May 31, 2020. Effective June 01, 2020 regular parking rates apply. 


Where are the two special permit areas and why are they deemed special permit areas?

Two special permit areas exist in Bridgeland (Zone AAA) and Somerset (Zone YY). Qualifying addresses in these zones can obtain one permit per address, which is valid for two years. Please see below for permit costs.

To obtain the permit, the resident must provide current proof of residency. Click here for details on accepted proof of residence documents. These permits cannot be sold or rented.

Bridgeland and Somerset have been deemed special permit areas because most or all of the dwellings are multi-family buildings and there is not enough street space to accommodate everyone who wishes to park in these areas. It was decided to charge a fee for the permits in these areas, so that only those who needed parking would request a permit.

In these two special permit areas, a visitor may use the permit that a resident has purchased. In other Residential Parking Permit zones, specific visitor permits are issued to qualified residents living in single, semi-detached, triplex, fourplex, or rowhouse units. Visitor permits are not available for larger complexes such as apartment buildings.

What is the fine for parking in a residential parking zone with no valid permit?

The fine for parking in a residential parking zone without displaying a valid permit is $75. Please read all posted signs for the zone specific restrictions in your area.


Permit Fee Schedule