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Addressing

A developer must request new addresses when submitting a subdivision application to The City. Address requests include buildings, entrances, building suites and/or units within a development.

Street names are recommended by the developer and negotiated with The City. The City assigns titled parcel, building, building suite and entranceway addresses. After review, a development permit can result in addresses being changed or added.

Address change fees are set by Council. Please see the Subdivision fee schedule for current fees.

Property owners can request an address change.

A property owner can apply to have their address changed. If The City determines the change can be accommodated without violating sequence or parity, the change is permitted.

We advise customers to confirm address availability with The City of Calgary, Addressing prior to submitting a formal request. Please refer to the address change fee schedule for current fees. The fee is non-refundable.

Application form and checklist

General Addressing guidelines

  • Every parcel of land must have an address and legal description.
  • Odd numbers are assigned to the west and south sides of numbered streets and avenues, except on curved streets.
  • Even numbers are assigned to the east and north sides of numbered streets and avenues, except on curved streets.

Address - standard format

A City of Calgary (or Civic) standard address consists of the following components:

Suite number (where applicable) – spaces in multiple tenancy buildings are often given a number or letter to supplement the basic address. These identifiers may be alphabetical, numeric or a combination of both. Suite numbers are shown at the start of the address. (i.e. 101, 2012 29 Street S.W.).

  • A suite number may designate a sub-unit located within a building or may indicate direct access to the building’s exterior.
  • In a suite number, generally, the graduating numbers are the last two digits and the leading number(s) indicates the floor.
  • Leading numbers indicate the suite’s placement within the building and sometimes the building number.

For example - 1101, 2404 1 Street S.W. (1101 indicates the suite is on the 11th floor).

House and building numbers - All properties along a roadway are assigned consecutive numbers, usually starting at one end and finishing at the opposite end. This numbering system represents an incremental distance along the road.

  • The address must appear on the outside of a building to indicate the building's location in relation to the buildings on the block.
  • A house number must be visible from the road.
  • With a house number on a numbered road, the last two digits are graduating numbers which increase as a person travels up the road. The leading numbers, 0-3 digits, represent the hundreds block.
  • A house number on a named road is determined either by the grid system or by a logical starting point on that road.

Street name - Most public roads are either numbered or named. The Calgary Planning Commission and Council approve street names.

Street type - All road descriptions include a street type (sometimes referred to as the street name suffix). The following is a list of street types and abbreviations.

Street Type

Abbreviation

Street Type

Abbreviation

Alley

AL

Link

LI

Avenue

AV

Manor

MR

Bay

BA

Mews

ME

Boulevard

BV

Mount

MT

Cape

CA

Parade

PR

Centre

CE

Park

PA

Circle

CI

Parkway

PY

Close

CL

Passage

PS

Common

CM

Path

PH

Court

CO

Place

PL

Cove

CV

Plaza

PZ

Crescent

CR

Point

PT

Drive

DR

Rise

RI

Gardens

GD

Road

RD

Gate

GA

Row

RO

Green

GR

Square

SQ

Grove

GV

Street

ST

Heath

HE

Terrace

TC

Heights

HT

Trail

TR

Highway

HI

View

VW

Hill

HL

Villas

VI

Island

IS

Walk

WK

Landing

LD

Walkway

WK

Lane

LN

Way

WY

Contact Addressing

Municipal Building, 3rd floor
800 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Mailing address: PO Box 2100
Station M (#8070)
Calgary AB T2P 2M5

Phone: 403-268-8127
Fax: 403-537-3088
E-mail: addressing@calgary.ca

Hours of operation:
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Closed holidays