Ramsay's Upcoming Parking Changes
Last August, the Calgary Parking Authority made changes to the Residential Parking Permit system. The change meant that communities with paper parking permits would be moving towards a digital permit system.
What does this mean for parking permits in Ramsay?
Ramsay will be making the move from paper parking permits to digital parking permits with the “Zone D” phased roll out. This zone will expire on April 30 and permits will come up for renewal on March 1, 2018.
It will take 12 months for Ramsay to fully transition to the new online Residential Parking Permit system. During this first year, Ramsay residents will be asked to register for an online account. Residents can also contact the Calgary Parking Authority to set one up with them during their regular renewal time as well.
What are the benefits of the new Residential Parking Permit system?
- Quick online permit application and renewal process for residents
- A two-year permit (instead of a one-year permit) for residents
- Permits will now be linked to licence plates which will eliminate lost or stolen permits.
- A more efficient process for administrating permits
- Increased and better enforcement
The new system allows for more effective and efficient enforcement of residential parking zones. Enforcement of the residential parking zones will now be done primarily by photo enforcement and supplemented by the Calgary Parking Authority’s mobile enforcement officers.
In the chance you don’t have access to the internet, you can call the Calgary Parking Authority at 403-537-7000 and they'll set you up!
If you would like more information, the Calgary Parking Authority has developed supporting documents and resources to help transition you to the new system and you can access that information by checking out their website http://permits.calgaryparking.com/.
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