Visitor Permits

What is a visitor permit?

A qualifying resident living at a single detached dwelling, semi-detached dwelling, duplex, rowhouse, or townhouse can apply for access to a visitor permit, with the exceptions of Zone AAA and YY where only one permit per residence is allowed. If you live in an apartment, you can get a short-term temporary permit for your out-of-town guests.

Only visitors to your address may use the permits. Qualifying addresses may apply for visitor permits by supplying current proof of residence.

Click here for details on accepted proof of residence documents.

Please note: Visitor Permits are not intended for long term usage by a resident or guest. You cannot sell a visitors permit. These permits are not valid in ParkPlus zones or where other parking restrictions apply. Click here for more information on Visitor Permits.

Can my visitors park in a residential parking permit zone?

Visitor permits are only valid within 150 metres of the resident’s address. These permits are not valid in ParkPlus zones or where other parking restrictions apply.

Why can't I get visitor permits for my apartment?

According to Calgary Traffic Bylaw 26M96, section 24 (1) only a person who resides in a single detached dwelling, semi-detached dwelling, duplex, rowhouse, or townhouse may apply for a visitor parking permit.

Residents who live in a qualifying building containing five suites or more within a residential parking zone may apply for a short-term temporary permit for an out-of-town guest by providing proof that the resident lives at the address where the permit is required and the out of town guest's vehicle registration. 

How can I purchase a visitor permit?

Visitor permits are free of charge to qualifying addresses. 

Click here for details on how to apply for a visitor permit. 

Can I as the landlord get the visitor permits for the residence that I own?

Visitor permits are intended to be used by the resident(s) at the address, not a landlord or manager of the property. Please review the non-resident landlord section for specific information pertaining to these permits.