Residential Parking Permit
Residential Permit Parking is a service used to support residents in the vicinity of specified types of development that may influence on-street parking availability due to large numbers of visitors or users. The permitted parking system uses a physical permit for on-street parking and seeks to mitigate non-resident use during specific periods of time.
Not all roadways are candidates for implementation of Residential Permit Parking, as the intent of the program is to minimize the conflict of on-street parking demand between residents and non-residents. The program is not intended to assign private on-street parking to residents, address parking conflicts between neighbours, nor address small-scale issues such as noise or potential garbage resulting from negative human behaviours. This program should not be expected to eliminate non-resident or public parking, and it does not guarantee residents an on-street parking space.
Residential Permit Parking Policy
From the experiences and results of the pilot program, the City developed a Residential Permit Parking Policy to establish guiding principles, responsibilities, and a level of service that permit parking will be applied to neighbourhoods of St Albert.
The Policy was approved by Council on November 26, 2018, and acts as an overarching document on where permit parking may be applied in the city. It includes criteria involved for residential permit parking to be approved and service level standards for applying permit parking. The Policy is supported by a Residential Permit Parking Process and Guidelines that document how to enact the Policy.
Process and Guidelines
The Residential Permit Parking Process and Guidelines document provide a uniform and consistent approach for the initiation, assessment, public engagement and implementation of Residential Permit Parking.
Within the Process and Guidelines, residents may find:
- Conditions/requirements for the implementation of permit parking
- Steps involved for applying Residential Permit Parking, including Assessment, Approval and Implementation
- Steps involved for applying for actual permits, information for “special” requests for parking needs, and how residents may apply to be removed from the permit parking program
- Timelines and conditions of permit parking
- Templates of letters, information and documents of the Residential Permit Parking program
Residents who believe there are consistent and constant negative impacts in their area due to non-resident parking should first review the Process and Guidelines and confirm that permit parking may be applied to the area (their location(s) meet requirements of the Guidelines), then follow the Process to initiate an application to have Residential Permit Parking applied to the street.
Last edited: April 7, 2021