Street and Public Place Use Permit
What needs a Street and Public Place Use Permit?
Street and Public Place Use Permits are needed any time you’re obstructing the normal use of the street or public place. This includes:
- Road, lane, parking stall or sidewalk closures
- Parking of any vehicle for longer than the posted limit
- Placement of building materials, tools or machinery on the street
- Stationing a mobile crane or building construction machine
- Loading or unloading material, machinery, or equipment
- Placement of a construction waste bin
- Erection of scaffolding
- Excavation on a public space
- Commercial Filming
- Special Events
- Installation of Sidewalk Seating
- Installation of an Outdoor Merchandise Display
Street and Public Place Use Permits for construction work are issued by the Engineering Department. For other activities, see the links above for contact information.
Before you apply for a street use permit:
- Plan ahead. A permit application takes from two to 10 days for review and approval.
- Commercial contractors must have a Town of Banff Business License.
- See the FAQs below.
Applications must include:
- Name, address and contact information of the applicant.
- Description of the work and a Traffic Management Plan (sketch or map showing how pedestrian and vehicular traffic will be safely controlled around the work site).
- Proof of general liability insurance.
Permit applicants are responsible for:
- Paying permit fees before the work start date. Permits are not valid until payment has been received.
- Supplying all signage, barricades and devices necessary to implement the Traffic Management Plans (including “No Parking” signage with date and permit number, placed 72 hours in advance for residential zones).
- Notification in advance to all residents, businesses and property owners who may be affected by any street closures.
In 2023, Banff Town Council reviewed and updated the Street and Public Place Use Bylaw. Please be aware of the following changes made:
- Increase to fines for various offenses including:
- Failure to obtain a Street Use Permit – penalty increased to $500.
- Failure to follow Street Use Permit conditions – penalty increased to $1000.
- Failure to comply with direction given by a Peace Officer regarding ceasing activities without a permit – penalty increased to $1000.
- Addition of late payment penalty of +50% for fee payments made after the permit start date.
- Increase to required permit holder’s liability insurance coverage – increased to $5M.
For details, download the Street and Public Place Use Bylaw
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Construction Noise Hours
- Construction noise is permitted from 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM, Mon-Sat, and not permitted on Sundays and holidays.
Permit Application Form:
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- How much does it cost?
- Where do I apply for a street use permit?
- What is a Traffic Management Plan (TMP)?
- When and how do I pay my permit fees?
- Do I need a security deposit for an excavation work?
- What do I do with my permit?
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- I would like to apply for a Sidewalk Seating or Outdoor Merchandise Display permit. Who should I contact?
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- My moving truck is coming. How can I reserve parking space in front of my residence?
- What are the requirements for cranes?