A Busking Permit is required to perform on the street in Banff. Please apply in person at Town Hall, 110 Bear Street. Picture identification is required. Contact 403.762.1218 for details.
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A street use permit requires two business days to be processed. This time is needed for review, approval and communication of closures to all affected parties. Permits will be denied if there is insufficient time to process an application. An application must be made five business days in advance if parking restrictions are needed in a residential zone.
For large projects and major excavations, applications should be made a minimum of 10 business days prior to the proposed start of the project.
Permit fees are based on the length and areas of the street and public place that are being restricted. Check the fee schedule (PDF) for details. In addition, there is a $50 administration fee and GST.
Applications can be filled out (PDF) and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted in person at Town Hall.
A Traffic Management Plan shows how pedestrian and vehicular traffic will be safely controlled around the work site. It can be a sketch, detailed notes or a map showing the proposed placement of all signs, cones, barricades and traffic control devices to manage pedestrian and vehicular traffic around the work area. Please include the size of the work area and associated street restrictions needed to enable fee calculations.
After review and approval of the application and traffic management plan, a permit fee notification will be sent by email. Payments can be made with Visa or Master Card by calling 403.762.1200 or in person at Town Hall (please know the permit number and fee amount). Fees must be paid prior to the start date for the permit to be valid. Receipts can be sent by email or picked up in person at Town Hall.
Excavation work may require a security deposit. After your application is reviewed, you will be notified as to whether an excavation deposit is required and the amount. The deposit can be made by a letter of credit, cheque or credit card (Visa or Master card) prior to the work start date.
Approved street use permits will be issued by email after payment has been received. A copy of the approved street use permit is required to be displayed on site.
Special Events in the Town of Banff are managed by the Visitor Events Specialist. To find out more information about special events, road closures, applications and guidelines, contact the Visitor Events Specialist at 403.762.1221. For a small community event, contact Community Services at 403.762.1251 for details.
Sidewalk Seating and Outdoor Merchandise Display permits are issued by the Planning & Development Department. Call 403.762.1215 for details.
A street use permit is required to restrict parking on the street. Once a permit has been approved, “No Parking” signage can be placed on the street showing the date and permit number. In residential zones it must be placed 72 hours in advance. “No Parking” signs are the permit holder’s responsibility.