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Street use permit

A street use permit is required to exclusively use any City road right-of-way, that is, a street, a sidewalk, an alley, a walkway, a back lane, a boulevard, or traffic control set-up.

Street use permits are obtained for a variety of reasons, such as:

  • Placement of materials (landscaping),
  • Loading or unloading materials and equipment,
  • To enforce temporary no parking (additional Temporary No Parking permit is required),
  • Placement of a garbage bin or a moving container,
  • Parking for buses,
  • Restricting the use of a city road right-of-way for construction activities (examples, a lane, a sidewalk, an alley or a road closure), or
  • Reserving space for filming or moving.

Permits are issued at the discretion of the Traffic Engineer, as per  Streets Bylaw 20M88.

Temporary Traffic Control Plans

All Temporary Traffic Control Plans will be reviewed and approved by Roads, Traffic.

If the Temporary Traffic Control Plan deviates from the standard plans in the latest version of the Temporary Traffic Control Manual it must be authenticated by a Professional Engineer as per APEGA Authenticating standards.

View the Temporary Traffic Control Manual policy.

All Temporary Traffic Control plans submitted to the City must meet the following criteria:

  • Plans must be drafted using professional software. Should be clear and easy to interpret.  
  • Street Names for roadways of interest
  • Site contact 24 hours (Name/Number)
  • Scale
  • Dates/Times (Start and End dates for both the Setup and Takedown/knockdown are required)
  • North Arrow
  • Road Markings
  • Legend (Identify CPS or Flaggers if required)
  • Company Name/Logo

Temporary no parking permit

A temporary no parking permit is required to restrict parking on a curb lane for personal use, construction, or moving equipment within a Calgary road right-of-way. The permit holder is responsible for obtaining signage from an authorized third party, signage must be set up 12 hours in advance.

Temporary no parking permits are only issued in conjunction with street use permits. Please apply for both permits at the same time.

How to apply

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 ePermit frequently asked questions.

Note: If you also require a Temporary No Parking permit (no cost), please apply for this when you apply for your street use permit.

Permit costs

$22.50 + GST per day or $6652.10 + GST per year (annual permit), plus:

  • Traffic control setup fees: minimum of $400, additional costs depending on the complexity of the setup.
  • Parking fees: Core, Downtown, and Beltline fees charged by Calgary Parking Authority.
  • Street Use Permits may be subject to a planning and coordination fee.​

Temporary no parking permit:

  • There is no fee for a temporary no parking permit.
  • The permit holder is responsible for obtaining signage from an authorized third party at their own cost.


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


Costs

$22.50 + GST for each calendar day, or
$6652.10 + GST per year (annual permit).

Additional fees may apply, including:

  • Traffic control setup fees
  • Parking fees

No fee for a Temporary No Parking permit. all costs are included in the Street use permit, please apply for both permits at the same time.


Timelines

Minimum of four business days to process.


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