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Parking in Residence

Apply for Parking

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

Steps on how to apply for parking:

  • Click on the apply for parking link
  • Register for a permit
  • Select parking location – Red Deer College Residence
  • Select Type (We have emailed you the type of parking that you are eligble to apply for. Please check this email for more information.)
  • Use your email address to create an account
    • Enter Name and ID #
  • Register For “1 Calendar Year”
  • Add Vehicle Information
  • Review and Accept your permit
  • You are Registered – Your permit is now being Reviewed by RDC Residence 

Parking Rates 2019/20

Starting July 1 2019

Academic Year (September - April) = $460

Full Year (September - June) = $690

Monthly = $57.50


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 #

Please ensure that you park between the lines in your respective lot. It is also important for you to park as straight as possible to make room for the people parking 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.

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 RDC students or non-students.

All vehicles in a Red Deer College Residence parking stall must have a valid licence plate visible and have current registration. Faliure to display a valid licence 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 licence plate from the road.  

Visitors must park in metered stalls. The meters are set for a maximum of 45 minutes for $1.50 from 8am to 4pm , Monday to Friday. After 4pm, 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.

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

Parking Refunds

When a person has paid the appropriate fee for a parking permit, and consquently cancels their parking, a refund may be approved based on the amount of time remaining on the permit. Students must email rdc [dot] residence [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca to inititate the cancellation and refund of parking.