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Parking Your Recreational Vehicles (RVs)

​Camping is a popular activity and many residents have recreational vehicles (RVs) – including trailers and tent trailers – to support this pastime. If you own an RV, it's important to know what's permitted when it comes to parking.


Driveway or Backyard of a Personal Residence

RVs can be parked on the driveway or in the backyard of your personal residence, if space allows. However, you can't park your RV in such a way that any portion of the vehicle is overhanging or encroaching upon a sidewalk, curb or road.

On the Street

RVs can be parked on the street for certain periods of time, but only in the area of the street immediately adjoining your place of residence. The following bylaws must be followed:

  1. You can park your RV directly in front of your home or on an alley or street immediately adjoining your home for up to 48 hours.
  2. After 48 hours, the RV must be off-street for at least 36 consecutive hours before it can be parked in the same location again.

You can also download the complete Traffic bylaw for more information.

RV Parking Lots

The City of Lethbridge maintains several off-street parking lots including three RV parking lots.

There are also several private RV parking lots in and around Lethbridge if you are looking for long-term solutions.

More information

If you need to file a complaint about how an RV is parked, please call 403-328-4444 and a Commissionaire will be sent out Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Complaints can't be anonymous.

Questions about the bylaw? You can call Regulatory Services at 403-320-3074 or email

Learn more about appealing or paying a ticket.