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The City has introduced Residential Parking Policy changes. The Market Permit provides an alternative parking option for residents who live in large multi-residential buildings in Residential Parking Zones (RPZ), who are no longer eligible for a standard Residential Parking Permit (RPP). A Low-Income Market Permit will also be available for those eligible through the Fair Entry program. 

Online applications for the Market Permit will be made available to the public on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. The Low-Income Market Permit will be available on Wednesday, January 25, 2023Launching the Market Permit first allows us to monitor the functionality and ensure the stability of the system prior to releasing the Low-Income Market Permit. 


Background on the changes: 

In January 2021, Council approved the Residential Parking Policy changes with an aim to reduce red tape, improve efficiency in parking, support businesses, achieve better value for citizens, and be better positioned for long-term sustainability.  

By introducing new permit fees, the costs of administering the program will be recovered, thus contributing to the overall parking revenue allocation back into The City. This, in turn, provides an increased opportunity for surplus parking revenue, which is directly invested in community improvements through the Parking Revenue Reinvestment Program. 

The new fee structure was approved by Council during the 2023-2026 Business Plan and Budget process in November 2022. 


Other Information:

The Market Permit was introduced as a parking alternative for residents of large multi-residential buildings, who are no longer eligible for the standard RPP 

It allows residents of large multi-residential buildings to park in a Residential Parking Zone (RPZ) within 150 metres of their address 

Only one Market Permit is allowed per qualifying residence and may only be used by the resident, it cannot be used for visitors 

A Low-Income Market Permit is also being launched for those eligible through the Fair Entry program 

Market Permit fees are dependent upon the RPZ in which the residence is located 


For further information 


For more information on the RPP Program and to apply for permits, please visit: 


Sean Chu

Sean Chu arrived in Calgary from Taiwan in 1985 speaking not a word of English, and within 7 years he was a sworn officer with the Calgary Police Service. From that point on Sean worked with the Calgary Police Service as on Officer for 21 years in a number of roles until 2013.

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