Apply for Residential Permits | Calgary Parking
Are you eligible for a permit?
If your building is located directly adjacent to a Residential Parking Permit restriction sign, you qualify for a Residential Parking Permit. Call 311 if you are unsure or have any questions.
There are different types of permits and regulations for different building types. Payment is required as of December 4, but permits expiring after February 5, 2024 will continue to be valid until they expire.
The permits you are eligible for are based on the type of building you live in.
- Detached house
- Semi-detached house
- Low-profile multi-residential buildings
Includes information about Standard, Non-resident Landlord, Visitor, and Temporary permits.
- Available December 4, 2023: Large multi-residential buildings built before 1945 (four stories or taller in height or more than 20 dwelling units)
- Available December 4, 2023: Small multi-residential buildings (less than four stories in height and 20 or fewer dwelling units)
Includes information about Select and Temporary permits.
- Large multi-residential buildings built after 1945 (four stories or taller in height or more than 20 dwelling units)
Includes information about Market, Low-Income Market, and Temporary permits.
Note: Some addresses may not qualify for parking permits if:
- The building permit states no parking permits will be issued
- There are rules in place that limit, restrict, or discourage on-street parking
- 25% or more of the ground floor is used for businesses
To learn why your building may not qualify, call 311.
Note: Clearly marked delivery vehicles do not need a parking permit.
For Trades, Contractors, or Organizations
For road closures and temporary no parking, such as for block parties
Council approved user fees
Below are the user fees approved by Council as part of the 2023 – 2026 Service Plans and Budgets review.
|Permit type||Council approved rates|
|Residential Permit - First Permit||$30/year|
|Residential Permit - Second Permit||$45/year|
|Residential Permit - Third Permit||$70/year|
|Non-Resident Landlord Permit||$45/year|
|Market Permit - City Centre||$105/month|
|Market Permit - Inner City||$75/month|
|Market Permit - Suburbs||$50/month|
|Low-Income Market Permit||$2.50/month|
- Permit disappeared: If you don’t see your approved permit in your account, your permit may have been cancelled or expired. Please log into your account via the website and apply for the permit again. The other reason you may no longer see your permit is if the incorrect account has been logged into. Please ensure that you log in to the account associated with your permit.
- Having trouble entering a licence plate: If the option to add a licence plate is not available, you may have used all of your active parking sessions. Stop any sessions you don’t need so you can start a new one.
- Restricted parking spaces are full: If your neighbours or their visitors have taken up all of the parking spaces, you must work with them to resolve the issue. We cannot assign shared spaces to specific addresses. This applies to all permit types.
- Permits have to be shared: If you live in a building where multiple units share the same address, you may have to share the permits registered to that address (up to two permits are allowed per eligible address). It is your responsibility to find a solution with the other residents, since you can all start and stop visitor parking sessions. Alternatively, the landlord may contact 311 to have the building sub-divided to give each unit its own permits. This applies to all permit types based on how many permits the building qualifies for.
- You or a visitor received a ticket: If you believe a ticket has been received by mistake, submit it for Administrative Review. Ensure that the permit address or permit number is included with the review.
- No permits will be given for vehicles that weigh over 4,500 kg or motorhomes.
- These permits are not valid in paid parking zones.
- You must still obey the traffic and parking bylaws.
- You need a parking permit for all motor vehicles, including motorcycles and scooters.
- You cannot sell, trade, give away or allow any person to use your permit.
- There are no refunds for parking permits.
- Calgary Parking can revoke permits if there have been violations.
See full Parking Permit Terms & Conditions.