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Bylaws related to recreational vehicles

 
Updated July 24, 2015 
 
The City of Calgary Traffic Bylaw 26M96 regulates the parking and use of recreational vehicles, such as motor homes or trailers, in the city. This is an overview of these regulations.
  • Detached trailers and campers cannot be parked on city streets or alleys.
  • RVs, such as motor homes, can be parked on a street immediately adjacent to the owner's residence for a maximum of 36 hours. The RV must then be moved to an off-street location for at least 48 hours before it can be returned to the street.
  • RVs can be parked on front yards and driveways for up to 24 hours. Please refer to the Land Use Bylaw.
  • Parked RVs cannot block the view of intersections, crosswalks, playgrounds or signs.
  • Parked RVs cannot obstruct the movement of other vehicles.

Filing a complaint

For the following concerns, please call 311 (from within Calgary) or 403-268-CITY (2489) (from outside Calgary) to register a complaint:

  • Recreational Vehicle is parked in the front property area, of a residential property, in excess of 24 hours.
  • Trailer on actual front setback area while not actively engaged in loading or unloading

Contact Calgary Parking Authority Enforcement Services directly at 403-537-7100 for these types of RV parking infractions:

  • RV on street / alley longer than 36 hours
  • RV parked in front of neighbouring home
  • RV protruding over sidewalk / roadway
  • RV parked in alley that is less than 6.1 metres wide
  • RV obstructing driveway / garage
  • Detached trailer / camper on street / alley

Related bylaws

Please refer to the actual bylaw for more detailed information. Original copies of the bylaw are available at the City Clerk's office.

 
 
 
You may also view theActivities On and Around Your Property and the Good Neighbour Practices Reference Guide for more information about recreational vehicles and other community standards.