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Parking in Residence

Apply for Parking

**We recommend using Google Chrome as your browser to apply for your parking. 

Parking applications open July 1, 2022 for the 2022-2023 academic year.

How to Apply

  1. Click on apply for parking
  2. Register for a permit
  3. Select parking location – See below for which lot to choose
  4. Select Type (We have emailed you the type of parking that you are eligible to apply for. Please check this email for more information.)
  5. Use your email address to create an account
  6. Enter Name and ID #
  7. Register For applicable length of parking.
  8. Add vehicle information
  9. Review and accept your permit
  10. You are registered – Your permit is now being reviewed by RDP Residence 
  11. Once your permit is reviewed and approved you will receive a confirmation email requesting payment. Failure to pay based on the time in the email may result in a cancellation of your permit. 

 

  • For Blocks Housing – RDP College Court
    • Residence - BLOCKS ONLY 22|23 Parking
  • For Clusters Housing – Red Deer Polytechnic Residence
    • Residence - CLUSTERS ONLY 22|23 Parking
  • For Towers Housing – RDP Tower Residences
    • Residence - TOWERS ONLY 22|23 Parking
  • For Studio Suites – RDP S Lot
    • Residence - STUDIOS ONLY 22|23 Parking
  • For Family Housing – Red Deer Polytechnic Residence
    • Residence - Family 22|23 Parking
  • For Two Bedroom Barrier Free Housing - RDP Tower Residence
    • Residence - Barrier Free Only 22|23 Parking

 


Parking Rates

Academic Year (September - April) = $472

Winter 2023 Term Only (January – April) = $236
Full Year (July 2022 - June 2023) = $708*
Monthly = $59

Apprentice Weekly = $20

Winter 2023 parking registration will open in November 2022.

*July & Aug 2022 parking is complementary for our Summer & Family tenants. Please note parking is typically charged for July and August.


General Parking Information

A link to the Residence Parking Application will be provided in your electronic acceptance letter to Residence.  

There is a limited number of parking stalls available so it is important that applications be completed as quickly as possible. Parking lots are assigned on a first paid, first-served basis as long as you have the required information:

  • Vehicle Colour
  • Model
  • Year
  • License Plate Number

Please ensure that you park as straight as possible and between the lines in your respective lot to make room for the vehicle next to you. All Residence parking stalls are equipped with plug-ins. The plug-ins are controlled by a computer and the electricity is on for twenty minutes, then off for twenty minutes, when it is -10 degrees Celsius or colder. Do not plug in a block heater and an in-car heater at the same time, as it will trip the breaker.

 

Two license plates can be registered, but only one vehicle can be on campus at a time.

 


Parking Enforcement

A valid Residence parking permit entitles you to park in your assigned lot only. Residents may not apply for parking for vehicles that belong to other RDP students or non-students.

All vehicles in a Red Deer College Residence parking stall must have a valid license plate visible and have current registration. Failure to display a valid license plate with current stickers on the vehicle may result in disciplinary action. You must drive forward into any stall. You are not able to back-in to a stall as this hides the license plate from the road.  

Visitors must park in metered stalls. The meters are set for a maximum of 45 minutes for $1.50 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday. After 4:00 pm, and on weekends, visitors can park around the grassy islands by the Rowhouses and in the metered stalls for free.

Parking is lot based. When you apply for parking you will be assigned to a specific lot in Residence. You can park in any stall in this lot. 

When you are not in your assigned parking lot and the Residence Office and/or the Security staff have not been informed, you will be ticketed.

 

Two license plates can be registered, but only one vehicle can be on campus at a time.

It is illegal to:

  • Park in a lot not assigned to yourself
  • Park in an area posted "No Parking"
  • Park in a barrier-free accommodation parking spot
  • Park straddling the lines
  • Park by a fire hydrant
  • Park in a fire lane

Visitor Parking

Parking in Residence is enforced 24/7 in any lot based stall. Visitors to Residence must park in a visitor stall or around the islands in Clusters when parking in Residence. Parking is complimentary for visitors in these areas after hours and on weekends. Visitors must purchase a visitor parking permit online Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:30pm. The cost of a guest/visitor pass is $10/day. 

Failure to have an active permit during the hours above may result in a ticket. 

How to Pay

  1. Click on apply for parking
  2. Register for a permit
  3. Select parking location – See below for which lot to choose
    1. Studios use S-Lot
    2. Blocks, Clusters, Towers, Family use RDC College Court
  4. Select Visitor Day Pass
  5. Use your email address to create an account
  6. Enter Name and ID #
  7. Register For applicable length of parking.
  8. Add vehicle information
  9. Review and accept your permit. Pay. 
  10. You are registered – Your permit is now active.

Parking Refunds

When a person has paid the appropriate fee for a parking permit and consequently cancels their parking, a refund may be approved based on the amount of time remaining on the permit.

Students must email residence [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca (RDP Residence) to initiate the cancellation and refund of parking.