Parking Cards

Parking Cards are available for purchase. Reload or exchange your card and use it to park at any paid parking lot or meter downtown.

How much is a Red Deer Parking Card?

Cost:

$5 plus the cost of your preloaded time (normal denominations are $10, $20 and $50 but cards can be loaded to a maximum of $120).

Purchase your Red Deer Parking Card at our temporary customer service centre, located at the Recreation Centre (4501 - 47A Ave).

How do I reload or exchange my Parking Card?

Option 1

Reload your Parking Card at a Parking Pay Station in any of the following City-owned parking lots: P1, P2, P8 or P9.

Option 2

Exchange or reload your card at our temporary customer service centre, located at the Recreation Centre (4501 - 47A Avenue).

How do I use my Parking Card at an on-street meter?

When you arrive at a parking stall:

  1. Insert your Parking Card into the meter with the chip facing down.
  2. Meter will first show the amount of money remaining on your card.
  3. Meter will read "IN".
  4. Meter will then display the maximum amount of time available for parking at the chosen meter.
  5. Meter will then read "CARD" to remind you to remove your card.

When you return to your vehicle you must log out by:

  1. Insert your card in the parking meter with the chip facing down.
  2. Meter will display "1111".
  3. Meter will then display the amount of time you parked and return any unused money to your card.
  4. Meter will then display the amount of money remaining on your card.
  5. Meter will then read "OUT" to remind you to remove your card.
How do I use my Parking Card at a City-owned parking lot?
  1. Before inserting your Parking Card, select language button to start (A - English; B - French);
  2. Select A - "PURCHASE TICKET";
  3. Insert Parking Card with the chip facing up while your Parking Card remains in the machine;
  4. Select time required (A - for $0.25 increments; B - for $1 increments);
  5. Press "A" to confirm or "R" to cancel;
  6. The ticket will now print.
  7. The screen will display it is safe to remove your Parking Card. Please remove the card and your parking ticket.
  8. Remember to place your ticket face up on your vehicle's dash! Avoid the hassle of a parking ticket. Ensure your ticket is visible on the dash of your car.