A: Residents need to apply online to the Fair Entry program for low-income Calgarians. The Fair Entry program lets residents apply for multiple programs and services with one application. Once approved for Fair Entry, residents can apply for the Low-Income Market Permit with their SAMS ID number by following the below instructions.   


  1. Log into www.MyParkingServices.com 
  2. On the left-hand side menu click Apply for Permits 
    • In the right-hand corner click Show Help. A step-by-step guide on how to apply for your parking permits will pop up and guide you through the process. 
  3. Begin typing your address in the address search box and select your address from the drop-down menu 
  4. Select Market from the Permit Type drop-down menu and follow the prompts 
  5. Select Yes when asked if you’re approved for the Fair Entry program 
  6. Click Add Permit 
  7. Enter your licence plate, supporting documents, SAMS ID number and payment information 
  8. Accept the Market Permit Terms and Conditions 
  9. Click Submit Permit 

You will receive an email when the status of your application has been decided. Once an application is approved, the Market Permit will become active on the first day of the following month if payment is successful. Approved permits will automatically renew monthly until cancelled and payment is taken on the first of each month.  

Parking tickets issued before the permit effective/active date will be at the registered vehicle owner’s responsibility and expense.