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Hoarding permits are required to occupy space on City-owned right-of-way (i.e. alley, sidewalk, boulevard, and street) for the purpose of:

  • Construction, underground or overground work that requires hoarding
  • Development
  • Equipment for purpose of construction
  • Any work on streets or sidewalks or pathways that require hoarding
  • Storing building materials and equipment (i.e. cranes, concrete trucks, forklifts, material delivery vehicles) around a construction site as per Bylaw 20M88 
    Note: Parking of contractor vehicles is not permitted within the hoarded area owned by The City.

How to apply

Documentation of project information, engineered stamped drawings, and other required items must be submitted along with your application. See a list of Hoarding permit application requirements.

Once you register for a myID, 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.

Enhanced 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. This is in addition to required adequate screening, fencing or scaffolding (as per the Alberta Building Code) around a site to protect the public from any possible hazards. Use of enhanced hoarding will result in a 25% discount in hoarding rates over the first year, as determined by the Traffic Engineer.

hoarding art

Permit costs

2024 Hoarding permit cost
Location Cost Additional portion costs
Sidewalk or Boulevard $6.05 per lineal metre/week $1.25 per square metre/week
Sidewalk (Priority Pedestrian Zones) $18.05 per lineal metre/week $3.55 per square metre/week
Lane Closure of Minor Street $6.05 per lineal metre/week $2.50 per square metre/week
Lane Closure of Major Street $12.10 per lineal metre/week $4.85 per square metre/week

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

Permit requirements



Minimum of seven business days to process.

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