On May 9, City council approved changes to the Calgary Traffic Bylaw that will now allow the Residential Parking Permit (RPP) program to use electronic rather than physical permits.
Starting August 1, residential zones will be transitioned to the online RPP system as zones come up for renewal.
The Calgary Parking Authority says moving to an electronic, technology-based system, residents will experience an easier, faster and more convenient permit application process while receiving a consistent level of enforcement in the residential parking zone they live in.
Residents will need to register for an online account or call the City office when their renewal time comes up. As a security net, the City will mail you a reminder notice when you are eligible to renew your permit during this transition.
Home owners will still be able to apply for two permits at no cost, as long as any previous permits issued to the dwelling for the current permit year have been returned to the CPA, Additional permits will be available at a cost of $50.
With this new permit system, permits will be valid for two years instead of one.