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Types of Parking

Parking is an important part of city life. In Edmonton, we have two types of parking: off-street and on-street.

Off-street parking is parking on private property. Section 54 of Edmonton’s Zoning Bylaw requires new developments, including homes, schools, offices and stores, to provide a minimum number of off-street parking spaces.  This includes home garages, parking lots, or underground parkades.

On-street parking is located on public roads owned by the City of Edmonton and includes parallel parking or angle parking on streets.

Review of Parking Rules for New Homes & Businesses (Off-Street Parking)

The Zoning Bylaw sets out how many on-site, off-street parking spaces are required for new homes and businesses. These spaces are intended to accommodate the people visiting or living at the property and to reduce the parking spillover onto other properties or onto the street.

These parking requirements also play a powerful role in shaping how our communities look and feel, and how we get around. They can make homes more expensive, create empty spaces or prevent new businesses from opening.

Many of Edmonton’s existing Zoning Bylaw rules for how much on-site parking must be provided with new homes and businesses were put in place in the 1970s.  Edmonton has changed considerably since then and the rules need to be updated to make sure they make sense for today.

Review of Parking Rules for Private Property

Past Off-Street Parking Projects

Over the past several years, the City has completed five projects to update off-street parking regulations in the Zoning Bylaw for Religious Assemblies, Low-density Residential, Eating and Drinking Establishments, Child Care Services, Main Streets, and Transit Nodes.  

Learn more about recent parking regulation changes.

For More Information

James Veltkamp

Title Planner, Zoning Bylaw



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