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These programs manage the availability of parking in residential areas experiencing urban growth and increased visitor demand.

There are three Residential Parking Programs; annual, visitor and temporary. They don’t eliminate non-resident or public parking and it doesn’t guarantee residents an on-street parking space.

Conditions and Exceptions
  • Permits are available to residents of single family homes and multi-family buildings up to and including 3 storeys in height within the program area
  • Vehicles over 4500 kg it cannot be legally parked in any residential area - Traffic Bylaw 5590
  • Overweight vehicles may be tagged and towed
  • No cost for permits
  • Valid vehicle registration(s) are required for new applications
  • Updated vehicle registration(s) are required upon each renewal
  • If registration doesn’t match the address for the permit, a Temporary Residential Parking Permit may be required in the interim
  • Temporary residents or applicants using a vehicle registered to an individual other than the applicant will only qualify for a Temporary Residential Parking Permit
  • Vehicles registered to a post office box or a business are not eligible
  • Passes are non-transferable
Criteria for Permits

A registered vehicle must be identified to issue a permit to an address.

Parking in restricted areas is a violation for residents if a valid permit is not displayed.

All Applicants
  • Provide valid driver's licence with a residential address in the parking restricted area
Annual Permits 
  • Provide motor vehicle registration documents
Temporary/Visitor Permits

Business vehicle resident has to drive: 

  • Letter of authorization, on company letterhead, from the business indicating the business vehicle is required to be used by the applicant for business purposes 
  • Other verifiable documentation like a utility bill with the address in the name of the resident
  • Permit issued for specific vehicle only and not to the business that owns it

Vehicle registered to someone else's and different address from the resident:

  • Motor vehicle registration documents
  • Letter of authorization from the registered owner indicating that the applicant has approval to use the vehicle
  • Other verifiable documentation like a utility bill with the address in the name of the resident

Vehicle registered to resident and out-of-city or out-of-province address:

  • Motor vehicle registration documents
  • Other verifiable documentation like a utility bill with the address in the name of the resident

Annual Parking Permit

Allows residents within a Residential Parking Program area to park their vehicles on the street.

Apply For Permit

The following are required for an annual parking permit:

  • Valid Vehicle Registration (for each vehicle being applied for)
  • Completed Application Form (no third party applications will be accepted)


Renew Permit

Annual residential parking permits can be renewed online.

  • The neighbourhood will have signs along the streets stating "Except Residents With Valid Permit,"
  • A renewal letter and annual permit is sent out each year
  • No cost for permit


Visitor Parking Permits

Allows visitors to park adjacent to or in close proximity of the address on the permit.


  • Available for residents in Rossdale, Royal Gardens, Windsor Park (UA-4) and Mini parking programs
  • No cost for permit

Temporary Parking Permit

Allows visitors to park for renovations, out-of-town guests, seniors, disabled persons and one-time social events like weddings.


  • All Residential Parking Program area residents are eligible
  • No cost for permit

Waste Bin, PODs or Sea-Can Placement Permit

Allows residents to place a waste bin, POD or Sea-Can on the City road right of way.


  • Allow a minimum of 2 business days for review and processing
  • Approved permit will be emailed or faxed

Residential Parking Restrictions

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and in response to protect Albertans and prevent the spread of COVID-19, all scheduled events for Commonwealth Stadium and RE/MAX Field have been postponed until further notice.

The Residential Parking Programs related to these events will not be active during this time. Please continue to review this page for updates.

When major events occur in Rossdale and Commonwealth neighbourhoods parking restrictions will be in effect.

  • Parking restrictions are in effect during major events schedule times
  • Must display a valid permit to park during major events
  • Vehicles parked without valid permits may be fined $100 and towed
  • Vehicles that drive across a sidewalk or boulevard where there is no curb crossing can be fined $250
  • Must be a resident to get a residential parking permit
  • Temporary parking permits for guests must be applied for one week before an event

Bylaw 5590 section 37 and 37.1

Guidelines to Qualify

To qualify for the programs read the Guidelines for a Residential Parking Program.


  • Operating without a business licence is $400
  • Operating without a development permit is $1000

For More Information

Parks and Roads Services

2nd Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111 - 104 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 0J4

Online Contact 311 Online
Telephone 311
Fax 780-496-1757

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