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Horse-drawn vehicle permit


Horse-drawn carriage
Horse-drawn carriage
Organizations operating horse-drawn vehicles (also known as horse-drawn carriages) will require a horse-drawn permit to operate within The City of Calgary.


To apply for this permit, the applicant must provide:

  • Proof of insurance in the amount of $ 2 million, naming The City of Calgary as additionally insured.
  • Detailed routing information. All requested routes are subject to approval.

Additionally, while operating:

  • There must be a slow moving vehicles sign on the horse-drawn vehicle.
  • The driver of the horse-drawn vehicle must wear a safety vest.

How to apply

There are two ways to request a horse-drawn vehicle permit application:

  1. Contact 311.
  2. In person at the Roads Traffic Permit Office
    Roads Permit office location map
    2808 Spiller Rd S.E., South Tower, on the main floor, beside the reception desk.

Permit costs

$50 + GST (non-refundable)