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Bylaws related to recreational vehicles

The City of CalgaryTraffic Bylaw 26M96 regulates the parking and use of recreational vehicles, such as motorhomes or trailers, in the city. This is an overview of these regulations. 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 brochure and the Good Neighbour Practices Reference Guide for more information about recreational vehicles and other community standards.

Overview of RV regulations

  • Detached trailers and campers cannot be parked on city streets or alleys.
  • RVs, such as motorhomes, 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 not less than 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 1P2007.
  • Parked RVs cannot block the view of intersections, crosswalks, playgrounds or signs.
  • Parked RVs cannot obstruct the movement of other vehicles.

Fines for violations of these regulations on public property range between $50 and $100.

Filing a complaint

To report a bylaw violation please choose one of the following options:

  • Report bylaw violations on public property to Calgary Parking Authority at (403) 537-7100.
  • For all other inquiries, please call 3-1-1 (from within Calgary) or 403-268-CITY (2489)(from outside Calgary).