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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.


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

Standard Address 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. (For example - #101 2012 29 ST SW).

  • 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 ST SW (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
Street Type: Alley Abbreviation: AL​ Street Type: Link Abbreviation: LI
Street Type: Avenue Abbreviation: AV Street Type: Manor Abbreviation: MR
Street Type: Bay Abbreviation: BA Street Type: Mews Abbreviation: ME
Street Type: Boulevard Abbreviation: BV Street Type: Mount Abbreviation: MT
Street Type: Cape Abbreviation: CA Street Type: Parade Abbreviation: PR
Street Type: Centre Abbreviation: CE Street Type: Park Abbreviation: PA
Street Type: Circle Abbreviation: CI Street Type: Parkway Abbreviation: PY
Street Type: Close Abbreviation: CL Street Type: Passage Abbreviation: PS
Street Type: Common Abbreviation: CM Street Type: Path Abbreviation: PH
Street Type: Court Abbreviation: CO Street Type: Place Abbreviation: PL
Street Type: Cove Abbreviation: CV Street Type: Plaza Abbreviation: PZ
Street Type: Crescent Abbreviation: CR Street Type: Point Abbreviation: PT
Street Type: Drive Abbreviation: DR Street Type: Rise Abbreviation: RI
Street Type: Gardens Abbreviation: GD Street Type: Road Abbreviation: RD
Street Type: Gate Abbreviation: GA Street Type: Row Abbreviation: RO
Street Type: Green Abbreviation: GR Street Type: Square Abbreviation: SQ
Street Type: Grove Abbreviation: GV Street Type: Street Abbreviation: ST
Street Type: Heath Abbreviation: HE Street Type: Terrace Abbreviation: TC
Street Type: Heights Abbreviation: HT Street Type: Trail Abbreviation: TR
Street Type: Highway Abbreviation: HI Street Type: View Abbreviation: VW
Street Type: Hill Abbreviation: HL Street Type: Villas Abbreviation: VI
Street Type: Island Abbreviation: IS Street Type: Walk Abbreviation: WK
Street Type: Landing Abbreviation: LD Street Type: Walkway Abbreviation: WK
Street Type: Lane Abbreviation: LN Street Type: Way Abbreviation: WY

Invalid address error when applying online

You will receive the warning above in the online system if the address you have indicated is not in the standard address format or if the address does not exist.

Please delete the address you have typed and type in the address using the Standard Address Format. The address will auto-populate as you type and you will be required to select the address from the drop down list. 

NOTE: Please review the Standard Address Format section above if you are still receiving an error to ensure that you are typing the address correctly.

Standard address format examples:


#100 2320 1 ST SW

625 25 AV SE

800 MACLEOD TR SW​​​​​​​

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

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This information has no legal status and cannot be used as an official interpretation of the various bylaws, codes and regulations currently in effect. The City of Calgary accepts no responsibility to persons relying solely on this information. Web pages are updated periodically. ​