Who is eligible for a Low-Income Market Permit?
Residents of qualifying large multi-residential buildings (four stories or more in height or with more than 20 dwelling units and built after 1945) who are approved for the Fair Entry program. Eligibility is based on your income. Click here for Fair Entry eligibility requirements.
When will the Low-Income Market Permit become available?
Residents of qualifying large multi-residential buildings (four stories or more in height or with more than 20 dwelling units and built after 1945) can apply for a Low-Income Market Permit now. Eligibility is based on income, 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. Once an application is approved, the Low-Income Market Permit will become active on the first day of the following month if payment is successful.
What is Fair Entry?
Fair Entry is an application process for subsidized City of Calgary programs and services. This process will assess applicants’ income eligibility for multiple City programs with a single application. Applicants must demonstrate their income situation and Calgary residency annually.
How much does the Low-Income Market Permit cost?
The Low-Income Market Permit will cost $75 annually and is billed monthly. The monthly fee is $6.25, not including GST.
How do I apply for a Low-Income Market Permit?
- Log into www.MyParkingServices.com
- On the left-hand side menu click Apply for Permits
- In the right-hand corner click Show Help. A step-by-step guide on how to apply for your parking permits will pop up and guide you through the process.
- Begin typing your address in the address search box and select your address from the drop-down menu
- Select Market from the Permit Type drop-down menu and follow the prompts
- Select Yes when asked if you're approved for the Fair Entry program
- Click Add Permit
- Enter your licence plate, supporting documents, SAMS ID number, and payment information
- Accept the Market Permit Terms and Conditions
- Click Submit 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.
What supporting documents are required to apply for a Low-Income Market Permit?
Click here for proof of residency accepted documents.
What is the payment process for a Low-Income Market Permit?
Once approved for Fair Entry and your Calgary Parking Low-Income Market Permit application is approved, payment won’t be processed until the first of the following month. The Low-Income Market Permit will become active on the first day of the following month if payment is successful. On the first of each month, you’ll be charged a monthly payment. Your Market Permit will be revoked if payment is consecutively declined. If you want to edit your payment information, please go to the Manage Permits page and click Payment Information.
How do I renew the Low-Income Market Permit?
As your eligibility is based on income and Calgary residency, you must apply for the Fair Entry program annually and maintain your Fair Entry approval status. Once you are approved, you can renew your Low-Income Market Permit by re-applying on the Residential Parking Permit System.
When does the Low-Income Market Permit expire?
Low-Income Market Permits expire on the last day of the same month a residents Fair Entry approval expires.
Why is the Low-Income Market Permit not available at the same time as the Market Permit?
Both products will be available for applications within January and will be active on the first day of February for residents to use. Launching the Market Permit first, allows us to ensure the functionality and stability in our system.
Where can I find more information?
Find more information on the Residential Parking Permit program policy changes at Calgary.ca/rpp