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Hoarding permits

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24 hours a day, seven days a week using your City of Calgary myID

Permit Requirements

Project information and engineered drawings.


$17.50 (plus GST) for each calendar day.

Additional fees may include:
  • Fees for sidewalk use
  • Fees for parking disruptions
  • Fees for use of street

Permit fee schedule


Minimum of four business days to process.

Related information

Road permits

ePermits FAQ

Registration information


Hoarding permits are issued to occupy space on City owned right-of-way (i.e. alley, sidewalk, boulevard and street) for the purpose of hoarding of building materials and equipment around a construction site. Contractors can obtain hoarding permits on construction sites for material storage, equipment used for the development, such as, cranes, concrete trucks, material delivery vehicles and forklifts. The parking of contractor vehicles is not permitted within the hoarded area owned by The City.

Bylaw 20M88

The Alberta Building Code requires adequate screening, fencing or scaffolding around the site is to protect the public from any possible hazards.

How to apply

Once you register for a myID, as a citizen or business administrator, you will be able to log into ePermits to apply.

If you need help or additional explanation when using the ePermits website, please see the ePermits frequently asked questions for more information.

What you need to apply

In order to obtain a Hoarding Permit the documentation of project information, engineered drawings and other required items must be submitted to the Traffic Division. See details of the requirements.


Standard hoarding

Adequate screening, fencing or scaffolding (as per the Alberta Building Code) around the site is required to protect the public from any possible hazards. Permits are issued at the discretion of the Traffic Engineer.

Enhanced hoarding 
Construction site hoarding
Construction site hoarding

The City encourages the use of enhanced screening for hoarding applications. This adds visual interest and public art as well as provides opportunities for youth and artists to showcase their work.

Permit costs

Please check the 2015-2016 Traffic Permit Fee Schedule to review the fees for a Hoarding permit.

Construction site safety

If construction activities are not properly managed, they can become unsafe for the public, disruptive to those that live nearby or damage adjacent property. Learn more about common construction safety concerns.