Paying your Parking Ticket

Centennial Parkade Restricted Overnight Access

Effective March 13th, overnight access to Centennial Parkade will be restricted between 9pm and 4:30am, seven days a week to monthly contract holders and daily parkers who have entered the facility prior to 9pm. If you are parked with us and need to gain access between 9pm and 4:30am, please use one of the intercoms located outside the 5th and 6th Street lobbies to connect with dispatch. Monthly contract holder can use their Preferred Parker Access Card to enter either of the above mentioned lobbies. 

James Short Parkade's 4th Avenue SW Entrances Closed 9pm - 4:30am

Effective March 13th, there will be no access to the parkade via any of the 4th Avenue SW entrances between 9pm and 4:30am, seven days a week. During these hours, only the 5th Avenue entrances will be unlocked.

If you get a parking ticket or parking infraction notice, there are a few ways you can pay your fine:

1. Pay your ticket online by clicking here

Make sure you have your Parking Ticket or Parking Infraction Notice Number, your Licence Plate Number and a Visa, MasterCard or American Express card.

2. In person at one of three convenient downtown locations

  • Calgary Parking Authority: 620 - 9th Ave SW, Mon - Fri, 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
  • City Cashiers: 800 Macleod Trail SE, Mon - Fri, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Please note: the City Cashiers do not accept credit cards.
  • Night Depository: 801 3rd St SE

Please include your parking ticket or the reminder notice with your payment.

3. By mail

Send a cheque or money order made payable to the City of Calgary at:

P.O. Box 2580, Station M

Calgary, AB

T2P 2W9

Please include your parking ticket or the reminder notice with your payment.

For ticket payment questions or inquiries, please email cpapto-inquiries@calgaryparking.com or call 403-537-7100, option 3.

Please note that we cannot accept e-transfer payments.

 

Early Payment Incentive Program

CPA uses a three-tiered fee system for parking fines. By paying your parking ticket within 10 days, you could save as much as 20 per cent. This is the only program of its kind offered by a major city in Alberta.

The savings are possible because administrative expenses and other costs resulting from violation tickets and prosecution costs are eliminated when the fine is paid early.

Tier One

 

Pay within 10 days

 

Pay the lowest fine*

 

Tier Two

Pay after 10 days but before 30 days

Pay the next highest fine.*

 

Tier Three

 

Pay after 30 days

Pay the specified penalty*

 

For example, if you were ticketed for parking your vehicle on a sidewalk or boulevard, you would be fined $68. However, if you paid that ticket within 10 days, you would have to pay only $40.

If you don't take advantage of the early payment options indicated on your parking ticket/parking infraction notice, the full specified penalty amount indicated on your parking ticket/parking infraction notice will apply. If your parking ticket/parking infraction notice remains unpaid, we have to issue you a Violation Ticket which is handled (prosecuted) at the Provincial Court of Alberta.

View the complete list of penalties for all of Calgary's Traffic Bylaws.

Note on Parking Ticket Payments

As of November 1, 2014 banks are moving to a paperless bill payment system and as a result will not be accepting payment for Calgary Parking Authority (CPA) parking tickets (parking tags).

CPA will continue to offer Pay Tickets Online, its convenient electronic payment option, as well as the other options described here.