Snow Route Parking Bans
In support of COVID-19 precautions our hours of operation have been reduced to support the health of our staff and customers through social distancing. This may result in longer than usual wait times for customer service support. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience during this time.
As of March 17, 2020, the main CPA office (620-9 Avenue SW) will be closed. The Impound Lot (400-39 Ave SE) is actively enforcing physical distancing rules, requiring customers to remain 6 feet apart and limiting the number of people in our lobby at a time. This means customers may need to wait outside before gaining access to the lobby, so dress appropriately for the weather and have all necessary documentation with you to support an efficient visit. Please also note, the Impound Lot’s reduced hours of operation are 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 12noon until 4pm on weekends; please arrive early enough to ensure we have enough time to resolve your concerns.
The health and safety of our customers and employees is 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.
Due to COVID-19 concerns and reduced traffic to the downtown core, most CPA parkades have been now closed to daily parkers. Daily parking is only available at City Centre Parkade (Lot 25). Monthly parkers can still access their lots using their Preferred Parker Access cards.
To promote the use of virtual ticket payments rather than customers visiting our office, we have suspended the $3 online fee for ticket payments.
Effective October 15, 2011, parking is temporarily restricted on designated Snow Routes for up to 72 hours following the declaration of a snow event by The City of Calgary. When a Snow Route parking ban is in effect, citizens will be asked to remove their vehicles from the affected roads immediately to facilitate plowing.
The Calgary Parking Authority is responsible for enforcing the snow route parking ban. Vehicles left in a parking restricted area will be subject to enforcement measures up to and including a parking tag and tow.
CPA Parking Safety and Compliance officers systematically make their way through each community as snow removal progresses. We appreciate your patience as the Calgary Parking Authority dedicates every available officer to snow route enforcement during snow route parking bans.
The snow route parking ban falls under the Calgary Traffic Bylaw 26M96, Section 37.1 (6) Parking on Snow Control Route during Snow Event. The fine for this offence is $120. If the ticket is paid within 10 days, the cost is $80. If it's paid within 30 days the cost is $90.
Sign up for convenient snow event alert notifications via The City of Calgary myID at calgary.ca
Please call 311 or visit www.calgary.ca/snow to find out if a snow event is currently in place.
Snow Route Exemptions
On-Street Handicap Zones – no parking bans
On-street handicap zones located along snow routes will be exempt from the parking ban at all times.
Downtown and Business Revitalization Zones – parking bans 9 p.m.- 6 a.m.
Vehicles can continue to park in ParkPlus zones located on Snow Routes during the day (from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m.) Monday to Saturday during a Snow Event. Parking is not permitted in ParkPlus zones during a Snow Event from 21:00-0:600 (9 p.m. until 6 a.m.) when a ban is in effect. Check out the map for further information
Where to Park during a Snow Route Parking Ban
Calgarians living and/or working along Snow Route areas are encouraged to find alternate parking in a garage, underground parkade, surface lot or on secondary side streets that are not designated snow routes. Please ensure you are parking legally in an alley.
Key Highlights from Calgary Traffic Bylaw 26M96 Section 27, Parking on Alley
See Traffic Bylaw 26M96 Section 27 (go to page 25) for the full text of the bylaw.