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Bylaws related to recreational vehicles

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Our Traffic Bylaw regulates the parking and use of recreational vehicles, such as motor homes or trailers, in the city. Below is an overview of our 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 residen​​ce 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.
  • Parking of RVs in a side yard setback is allowed under Land Use Bylaw 1P2007. The bylaw only limits the parking of Recreational Vehicles (RVs) in the actual front setback (for longer than 24 hours).
  • RVs and boats can be parked on driveways in the front yard for up to 24 hours​. Please refer to the Land Use Bylaw.
  • Parked RVs and boats cannot block the view of intersections, crosswalks, playgrounds or signs.
  • Parked RVs and boats cannot obstruct the movement of other vehicles.

Related bylaws

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

Traffic Bylaw

Land Use Bylaw

Filing a complaint

How to file a complaint and what happens to it

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