Residential Parking Permit Program

Residential Parking Programs (RPPs) are sometimes needed in areas with a high demand for parking. This may include neighbourhoods where there are schools, hospitals or busy commercial areas, to name a few.

By implementing a residential parking program, residents have priority parking on the street in their neighbourhood; however, the program does not guarantee residents an on-street, exclusive parking space in front of their home.

Residential Parking Permit Program Policy (pdf)

Apply to be part of the Residential Parking Program (RPP)

Any property owner can submit a request to create a residential parking permit zone. You will be required to submit a Residential Parking Permit Program Application (pdf) as part of your request.

The steps for doing this are:

1. Fill out and submit the Residential Parking Permit Program Application (pdf)
Once the request is submitted, it will be reviewed and evaluated by the Inspections & Licensing department to determine the affected zone. The City will then email you a petition form and a map of the area.

2. Complete the Petition Form
At least two-thirds of the persons assessed as owners of the lands adjacent to the street(s) of the proposed residential parking permit zone must be a part of the petition (affected zone).

The complete package is then reviewed by The City’s Inspections & Licensing department to determine if a new residential parking permit zone is needed. 

Residential Parking Permit Program Frequently Asked Questions

Why is a Residential Parking Program (RPP) needed in Red Deer?

Residential parking programs are sometimes needed in areas where there is a higher than normal demand for parking. This may include neighbourhoods with schools, hospitals or busy commercial areas, to name a few. The RPP enables The City to outline a permitted parking zone to minimize the impact to residents living in the area.

Who is eligible to be part of the Residential Parking Program?

Any property owner can submit a request to create a residential parking permit zone in their neighbourhood. The City of Red Deer will then work with the applicant to determine if, where, when, and why the zone is needed.

What is the process for creating a residential parking permit zone in my area?

The steps for creating a residential parking permit zone are as follows:

1. Fill out and submit the Residential Parking Permit Program Application (pdf)  
Once the request is submitted, Inspections & Licensing department will review and evaluate the application to determine the affected zone. The City will the send you a petition form and a map showing the proposed Residentail Parking Permit Zone.

2. Complete the Petition Form
At least two-thirds of the persons assessed as owners of the lands adjacent to the street(s) of the proposed residential parking permit zone must be in agreement, and sign the petition.

Who can park within a permitted parking zone if/when it is approved?

By implementing a residential parking program, residents who have a parking pass have priority parking on the street in their neighbourhood; however, the program does not guarantee residents an on-street, exclusive parking space in front of their home.

What are the restricted hours within a residential parking permit zone?

Within a residential parking permit zone, visitor parking is limited to two hours between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding holidays, unless a residential permit is displayed. Proof of residency is required to obtain a residential permit within the affected zone.

How many parking permits are allotted per household?

One permit will be issued per address, and must be displayed from the rear-view mirror when the vehicle is parking within the residential parking permit zone.

What if I have visitors who are staying longer than two hours?

They are required to find alternative parking arrangements. There are no permits allotted for visitor parking. Permits cannot be shared, sold or allowed to be used by anyone not residing in the program’s area. If a non-resident is observed using the permit, the permit will be cancelled and the vehicle will be subject to ticketing.

How will drivers know it is a permitted area?

Signage will be placed within all residential parking permit zones.

Is there any cost to the property owners who live within a permitted parking zone?

The cost associated is $50 per permit, limited to one permit per property per year, and covers the costs to The City to implement and administer the program.