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Addressing Reference Guide

FEBRUARY, 2008

INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW............................................................ 3 DEFINITIONS ...................................................................................... 3 ADDRESSING GUIDELINES ................................................................... 7 CITY OF CALGARY STANDARD ADDRESS FORMAT ............................................ 7 WHAT IS ADDRESSABLE ....................................................................... 20 GENERAL ADDRESSING GUIDELINES .......................................................... 21 WHEN ARE ADDRESSES ASSIGNED ........................................................... 22 Address Changes As A Result of Subdivision or Development Approval. 22 Customer Requested Change of Address.......................................... 22 THE ADDRESSING BYLAW 67M86............................................................I

INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW


This document is to provide the addressing policy and procedures currently used by the City of Calgary Addressing & Data Services Section for the assignment of addresses in Calgary. The business processes are continuously reviewed with the goal of integrating them with other related processes (such as the subdivision of land and buildings) and streamlining addressing processes. Comments and suggestions are appreciated. Please send them to addressing@calgary.ca

Definitions
The following definitions, including different types of addresses, are used in the context of the POSSE application: ADDRESS A description of the location of a person or organization, as written or printed on mail as directions for delivery or the location at which a particular organization or person may be found or reached. BUILDING ADDRESS - A building address that identifies a unique entryway, unit, suite or building on a parcel of land. (See Municipal Address and Entryway Address) CENSUS ADDRESS An address that was located during collection of municipal census that is not an official City Address (i.e. non-conforming basement suites). Canada Post may recognize and deliver mail to these addresses, but these addresses have not gone through a formal addressing process at the City of Calgary... CONDO MASTER - The City of Calgary uses the concept of a condo master record to denote the common property within a condominium. This condo master usually inherits the address of the common property. (See Common Property) ENTRANCE ADDRESS An entrance address identifies a grade level entrance to a building where the entrance address is not necessarily the same as the building address. A building may possess more than one addressed entrance (i.e. a strip mall). LAND TITLE OR CERTIFICATE OF TITLE - "Certificate of Title" means the record of the title to land that is maintained by the Registrar at the Land Titles office. MAILING ADDRESS - A mailing address may be a parcel or building address but could also be a postal box, super mailbox, and/or rural route description. It also may include building names (i.e. Commerce Place) and usually has an associated postal code. MUNICIPAL ADDRESS - A municipal address identifies a unit, suite or bay in a building with a separate entrance or a separate building on a parcel of land. Also referred to as building address, entryway address and parcel address. NON TITLED FEATURES ADDRESS Addressable features located on non-titled land, such as road and railway right of ways. These may include signs, entrance features for communities, LRT Stations and radio towers. PARCEL ADDRESS An official City of Calgary address that was created by the Addressing & Data Services Section and approved by the Addressing Officer for use in a land subdivision, subdivision of commercial or residential space or multi-unit commercial or residential complexes

QUADRANT The City of Calgary is divided into four quadrants. The Bow River and the main north-south bridge (Centre Street Bridge) are the central axis with Centre Street dividing east from west and the Bow River dividing north from south, resulting in four quadrants (SW, SE, NE, NW). With expansion of Calgary, the quadrant definitions have changed to accommodate natural physical features (Bow River) and man made facilities (Macleod Trail). TITLED PARCEL ADDRESS - A parcel address assigned by the City of Calgary that identifies an area of land as described on a certificate of title. TITLED PARCEL A parcel of land as described in a certificate of title. The following definitions are from the Surveyors Act and the Land Titles Act: BARELAND CONDOMINIUM UNIT in the case other than that of a building, land that is situated within a parcel and described as a unit in a condominium plan by reference to boundaries governed by monuments placed pursuant to the provisions of the Surveys Act respecting subdivision surveys; CONDOMINIUM - means a plan registered in a land titles office that complies with section 6 of the Land Titles Act and includes any amendment to a condominium plan referred to in section 14.1 or 15 of the Land Titles Act, any plan or condominium plan, as the case may be, relating to development in phases referred to in section 14.2 of the Land Titles Act or any plan or condominium plan, as the case may be, relating to redivision referred to in section 15 of the Land Titles Act that is registered in the land titles office; COMMON PROPERTY - means so much of the parcel as is not comprised in a unit shown in a condominium plan but does not include land shown on the condominium plan that has been provided for the purposes of roads, public utilities and reserve land under Part 17 of the Municipal Government Act; DESCRIPTIVE PLAN A plan filed by description rather than by survey, the Registrar may permit a plan that is not a plan of survey to be registered if the Registrar (i) is satisfied that the circumstances do not justify the preparation of a plan of survey, and (ii) has given his prior approval to the plan's being prepared. OWNER - means a person entitled to any freehold or other estate or interest in land, at law or in equity, in possession, in futurity or expectancy; REGISTERED PLAN OF SURVEY A plan that is filed by an accredited Alberta Land Surveyor that involves the adjustment of parcel boundaries. RIGHT OF WAY - The Land Titles Act provides for the registration of a plan of survey where land is required for an easement or right of way, a purpose incidental to the undertaking for which a right of way is required, a purpose with respect to a railway or another purpose approved by the Registrar and not provided for in the Land Titles Act. Some examples of these other purposes are: a) plan showing area required for a road closure by-law, lease or a restrictive covenant b) plan showing a lake, river, stream or other body of water for the purpose of amending the legal description in a certificate of title due to a change in the natural boundary

The registration of this type of plan does not affect the certificate of title to the land shown on the plan or convey any interest or right to any person. A further instrument, such as a utility right of way, a transfer, a road closure by-law, a lease or an application under section 76 or 90 of the Land Titles Act, must be registered to effect any change to the certificate of title. ROAD PLANS - Surveys of areas acquired for public purposes such as new roads, road widening, diversion and drainage ditches are undertaken by the provincial government under the authority of the Public Works Act or by the municipality under the authority of the Municipal Government Act. When a municipality or the Crown acquires land for a road or other public work by an agreement with the owner, title to the land is vested in the city, or in the case of any other municipality, the Crown in right of Alberta by filing a plan of survey at the Land Titles Office. A transfer of land is not required. The following definitions are taken from the Municipal Government Act: BUILDING - includes anything constructed or placed on, in, over or under land but does not include a highway or road or a bridge that forms part of a highway or road; DEVELOPMENT - means (i) an excavation or stockpile and the creation of either of them, (ii) a building or an addition to or replacement or repair of a building and the construction or placing of any of them in, on, over or under land, (iii) a change of use of land or a building or an act done in relation to land or a building that results in or is likely to result in a change in the use of the land or building, or (iv) a change in the intensity of use of land or a building or an act done in relation to land or a building that results in or is likely to result in a change in the intensity of use of the land or building; DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY - means a development authority established pursuant to Division 3; DEVELOPMENT PERMIT - means a document that is issued under a land use bylaw and authorizes a development; INSTRUMENT - means a plan of subdivision and an instrument as defined in the Land Titles Act; LAND USE BYLAW - means a bylaw made under Division 5 and a by-law made under section 23 of the Historical Resources Act; LAND USE POLICIES - means policies established by the Lieutenant Governor in Council under Division 2; LOT - means (i) a quarter section, (ii) a river lot shown on an official plan, as defined in the Surveys Act, that is filed or lodged in a land titles office, (iii) a settlement lot shown on an official plan, as defined in the Surveys Act, that is filed or lodged in a land titles office,

(iv)

a part of a parcel of land described in a certificate of title if the boundaries of the part are described in the certificate of title other than by reference to a legal subdivision, or a part of a parcel of land described in a certificate of title if the boundaries of the part are described in a certificate of title by reference to a plan of subdivision; (m.1) "mediation" means a process involving a neutral person as a mediator who assists the parties to a matter that may be appealed under this Part and any other person brought in with the agreement of the parties to reach their own mutually acceptable settlement of the matter by structuring negotiations, facilitating communication and identifying the issues and interests of the parties;

(v)

PARCEL OF LAND - means the aggregate of the one or more areas of land described in a certificate of title or described in a certificate of title by reference to a plan filed or registered in a land titles office; PLAN OF SUBDIVISION - means a plan of survey prepared in accordance with the Land Titles Act for the purpose of effecting a subdivision; PUBLIC UTILITY LOT - means land required to be given under Division 8 for public utilities; REGISTRAR - means Registrar as defined in the Land Titles Act; RESERVE LANDS - means environmental reserve, municipal reserve, school reserve or municipal and school reserve; SUBDIVISION - means the division of a parcel of land by an instrument and "subdivide" has a corresponding meaning; SUBDIVISION AUTHORITY - means a subdivision authority established under Division 3;

Addressing Guidelines
City of Calgary Standard Address Format
A City of Calgary (or Civic) standard address consists of the following components: Suite Number (where applicable) spaces in multiple tenancy buildings are

often given a number or letter to supplement the basic address. These identifiers may be alpha or numeric or combinations thereof. Identifiers assigned for sub-spaces within buildings are indicated as a prefix to the address. (i.e. 101, 2012 29 Street SW). a. A suite number may designate a sub-unit located within a building (suite number), or with direct access to the exterior of the building. b. In a suite number generally the graduating numbers are the last two digits, and the leading number(s) indicates the floor.

assigned numbers consecutively, usually starting at one end of the roadway and terminating at the opposite end, to represent an incremental distance along the roadway.

House Number or Building Number All properties along a roadway are

a. The Address must appear on the outside of a building to indicate the buildings location in relation to those on the block face. b. In a house number on a numbered roadway the last two digits are graduating numbers which increase as one progresses down a roadway, the leading numbers 0-3 digits represent the hundreds block (see grid system). c. A house number on a named roadway may also be determined by the grid system or by an arbitrary starting point on that roadway.

Street Name Most public roadway segments are either numbered or named. The Calgary Planning Commission and City Council approve the Street Names.

The following is the format of address in POSSE:

LENGTH
Suite Number Suite Alpha House Number House Alpha Street Name 4 1 5 1 16

FORMAT
N A N A A

COMMENTS

i.e.: TWELVE MI COULEE

or Street Number Street Alpha Street Type Quadrant

3 1 2 2

N A A A

i.e.: 1 without leading zeroes

See approved Street Types in Addressing Reference Guide NE: North East NW: North West SE: South East SW: South West

NOTE: Format:

A Alpha-numeric N Numeric

The above address format is similar to the one for Approved Address Database with some exceptions. Street numbers do not have leading zeroes in front of the street number anymore. There is no blank space in the suite number field if it is not used.

Street Type All roadway descriptions include a street type (sometimes referred

to as the street name suffix). The following table lists the street types and a general description of each:
STREET TYPE ABBREVIATION DEFINITION

Alley Avenue Bay Boulevard Cape Centre Circle Close Common Court Cove Crescent

AL AV BA BV CA CE CI CL CM CO CV CR

A narrow minor roadway. Generally numerical east-west roadways. A cul-de-sac of relatively short length. A Major roadway that may or may not be contained within a single subdivision area. A cul-de-sac located near water. No longer available. A minor roadway that completes a loop upon itself. A p-shaped or racquet-shaped roadway with only one entry. Generally applied to private roadways, but can be used for other roadways A cul-de-sac. A cul-de-sac often located near water. A u-shaped minor roadway accessible at either end from the same roadway with no other intersections with through streets.

Drive Gardens Gate Green Grove Heath Heights Highway Hill Island Landing

DR GD GA GR GV HE HT HI HL IS LD

A collector roadway. A minor roadway where vegetation is noticeable. A short minor roadway giving access to a subdivision. A minor roadway adjacent to or embracing an open space. A minor roadway where trees or vegetation are noticeable. A minor roadway adjacent to or embracing an open space. A minor roadway located on a hill or escarpment. Federal or provincially designated roadways. A minor roadway located on lands with a noticeable slope. A minor roadway surrounded by water A minor roadway located near water, or located on an escarpment overlooking a valley. A narrow minor roadway. A minor roadway joining two cells of a subdivision, or joining two points of one roadway. A minor roadway. A cul-de-sac. A minor roadway located on a hill or escarpment. A decorative minor roadway. A minor roadway located adjacent to, or embracing an open space area. A parkway is a restricted or limited access roadway that can accommodate high volumes of traffic, creates a well-defined corridor in an urban context and passes through a park, park-like conditions or landscaped surroundings. A narrow roadway. A narrow roadway. A cul-de-sac or p-shaped roadway.

Lane Link

LN LI

Manor Mews Mount Parade Park Parkway

MR ME MT PR PA PY

Passage Path Place

PS PH PL

Point Plaza

PT PZ

A minor roadway near water or located on a promontory. Originally established to accommodate shopping centre names used instead of address description street type is no longer appropriate unless used for a minor roadway encircling or adjacent to an open square or market-place. A minor roadway that has a noticeable slope throughout most of its length. A roadway that may change direction. A minor roadway. A minor roadway embracing an open space. Generally numerical north-south roadways. A minor roadway located on a hill or escarpment. High traffic transportation arteries that span more than one area of the city. A minor roadway located on lands with a noticeable view. A minor roadway. A pedestrian walkway within a comprehensive development. A roadway that may change direction.

Rise Road Row Square Street Terrace Trail View Villas Walk/Walkway Way

RI RD RO SQ ST TC TR VW VI WK WY

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Quadrant Qualifier

NE North East NW North West SE South East SW South West

The quadrants are defined as: BOUNDARY SEPARATING NORTH-WEST FROM SOUTH-WEST From the Centre Street Bridge, westerly along the main channel of the Bow River to the gully that currently serves as the ward boundary between Ward 1 and Ward 6 (1986); south along that ward boundary to the centre median of Sarcee Trail; northwesterly along the centre median of Sarcee Trail to the centre median of the Trans Canada Highway; then west along the centre median of the Trans Canada Highway to the city limits and beyond. BOUNDARY SEPARATING NORTH-EAST FROM SOUTH-EAST From the Centre Street Bridge easterly along the main channel of the Bow River to the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) Bridge; north along the CPR tracks to the center median of Centre Avenue; east along the center median of Centre Avenue to 30 Street and then continuing easterly to the intersection of 36 Street and Memorial Drive; then east along the center median of Memorial Drive to the city limits and beyond. BOUNDARY SEPARATING NORTH-WEST FROM NORTH-EAST From the Bow River, north along the center median of Centre Street to Beddington Trail; north along the centre median of Harvest Hills Boulevard to a point north of Panatella Gate NW; west to the centre median of Centre Street N; then north along the centre median of Centre Street N to the city limits and beyond. BOUNDARY SEPARATING SOUTH-WEST FROM SOUTH-EAST From the Bow River, south along the center median of Centre Street to 9 Avenue; continuing southerly, crossing the main CPR tracks to 10 Avenue; south along the centre median of Centre Street to the Elbow River; east along the main channel of the Elbow River to the west limits of 1 Street; south along the westerly limits of 1 Street to the center median of Macleod Trail; south along the center median of Macleod Trail to 42 Avenue; east along the center median of 42 Avenue to the center median of the CPR tracks; south along the center median of the CPR tracks to 58 Avenue; east along the center median of 58 Avenue to Centre Street; south along the center median of Centre Street to Glenmore Trail; west along the center median of Glenmore Trail to Macleod Trail; south along the center median of Macleod Trail to 149 Avenue; south along the center median of the 4 Street R.O.W. to the south limit of 162 Avenue; east along the south limit of 162 Avenue to the west limit of the CPR R.O.W.; south along the west limit of the CPR R.O.W. to the north limit of Spruce Meadows Trail; west along the north limit of Spruce Meadows Trail to the centre median of Sheriff King Street; then south along the centre median of Sheriff King Street to the city limits and beyond.

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GRID REFERENCING
The Grid System is applied to streets, avenues and to other street types (see street type list and definitions) where the roadways follow the perpendicular east-west or north-south axis. This type of addressing is not applied to roadways that change direction. Addresses are assigned according to the correct hundreds block. 1. Between Centre Street and 1 Street is the 100 block (there are exceptions to this rule). 2. Extrapolating the street and avenue alignments provides the grid reference for those areas where the subdivision is not developed in the grid block fashion. 3. Numbered Streets and Avenues must be addressed to the grid; however, there are exceptions to this rule. 4. Minor deviations in direction and/or magnitude may be tolerated.

HUNDREDS BLOCK ADDRESSING


In 1904 Calgary adopted the grid system for naming streets and addressing adjacent properties. All named roadways were changed to numbered streets and avenues. Addresses were assigned to adjacent properties in relation to their proximity to the street or avenue and their relationship to the central axis point. The Bow River and the main north-south bridge (Centre Street Bridge) were determined to be the central axis with Centre Street dividing east from west and the Bow River dividing north from south, resulting in four quadrants (S.W, S.E., N.E., N.W.). With expansion of Calgary, the quadrant definitions have changed to accommodate natural physical features (Bow River) and man made facilities (Macleod Trail). The area between two streets or two avenues is considered to be a hundred block, e.g. between 6 Avenue and 7 Avenue is considered to be the 700 block and all addresses within the block are between 701 and 799. Because streets and avenues straddle quadrant boundaries resulting in the same street or avenue number being found in each quadrant, it is imperative that the address reference its quadrant designation. Since the 1960s, new subdivisions do not follow the grid pattern of streets and avenues. However, extrapolating the street or avenue alignment can provide the hundreds block reference. Addressing named roadways using the hundreds block system can provide a grid reference to the main axis.

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MULTI UNIT COMPLEXES


Where the developer provides an internal roadway system, the roadway should be named and units addressed to the private (internal) roadway. This allows a unit to be uniquely identified. This is of particular importance to the emergency services. Generally, the project name and the internal (private) roadway are the same. 1. 2. 3. 4. Address numbering begins at the main entrance to the complex. Odd/even parity is used for projects with more than 24 units. There is an exception when some under 24 are odd/even. For projects with fewer than 24 units, a circular number pattern is acceptable. Number patterns must be logical and are dependant upon the layout of the units or groups of units and their access / frontage to either the private roadway or adjacent public thoroughfare. Parking structures, recreation and utility buildings contained within the site are also addressed.

5.

Where there is no internal roadway or where the internal roadway is not named, unit numbers are assigned in the same manner as addresses are assigned to cul-de-sacs.

APARTMENT BUILDINGS
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. The building has one main address. Suite numbers are assigned to each internal unit. Suites can be numbered clockwise or counterclockwise Suites can be numbered using odd/even parity. Suite numbers are assigned in consecutive order, e.g. 101, 102, etc. Of the three or four digit suite number, the last two numbers designate the unit number and the first one or two numbers designate the floor, e.g. 003 is unit 3 in the basement, 1204 is unit 4 on the 12th floor.

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MULTI-BUILDING COMPLEXES (COMMERCIAL OR RESIDENTIAL)


There are three accepted methods of addressing these complexes: 1. Address the entire complex with one main address and use hundreds blocks to designate the various buildings with suite numbers assigned to units internal to the building. 2. Assign unique addresses to each of the buildings and suites within the building, or 3. Assign a private roadway name to an internal roadway and address all units to the private roadway.

STRIP SHOPPING CENTRES


These types of shopping centres are generally one story high with the majority of retail / commercial units having direct access or exposure to an adjacent roadway. They may have one main address with suite numbers assigned to each retail or commercial unit. Strip malls may also have their units addressed with unique entrance addresses if enough numbers are available. Suite numbers are assigned to allow for interior partitioning changes

INDUSTRIAL SITES
The entire site generally has one address, however, if the business requires it, addresses can be assigned to identify separate components of the site, e.g. loading docks, shipping and receiving, weigh stations, etc. In most cases, all addresses are unique rather than having suite numbers.

CULS-DE-SAC
The street naming guidelines state that the practice of qualifying culs-de-sac sharing the same street name and type be continued and encouraged where they are accessed from the same roadway, e.g. 100 James Place N.E. 1. Each cul-de-sac is prefixed with a hundreds block qualifier, e.g. 100 James Place N.E.

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2. All parcels addressed on the cul-de-sac must reference the hundreds block prefix, e.g. 224 James Place N.E. is located in 200 James Place N.E. 3. The hundreds block prefix does not follow the odd / even parity, as cul-de-sacs are consecutively numbered, e.g. 100 and 200 James Place N.E. may both be found on the north side of James Drive N.E. 4. Culs-de-sac can be addressed in a clockwise or counter clockwise fashion (depending upon the quadrant the roadway is located). 5. Generally, where the hundreds block prefix is an even number, all addresses are to be even numbers (incrementing by 4) 406, 410, 414, etc. 6. Generally, where the hundreds block prefix is an odd number, all addresses are to be odd numbers (incrementing by 4) 505, 509, 513, etc. 7. Culs-de-sac with greater than 24 lots are addressed using odd/even parity (incremented by 4).

ROADWAYS THAT CHANGE DIRECTION (CURVES AND CIRCLES)


Named roadways that change direction are: 1. Generally not addressed to the grid. 2. Generally begin with the lowest possible number and are incremented by fours, e.g. 4, 8, 12, etc. 3. Assign addresses using odd/even parity. 4. Odd/even parity is maintained throughout the length of the roadway. 5. Parity does NOT flip to the opposite side of the street when the roadway changes direction. 6. Address increments should be adjusted on curves to maintain parity on straight stretches. 7. If breaks in numbering are required, they are best done at a break in the block face, e.g. walkway, intersection, etc.

NEW SUBDIVISIONS
Addresses assigned to new roadways should: 1. Consider any existing addresses or addressing patterns. 2. Follow the addressing standard for that roadway (whether it follows the grid, cul-de-sac, or a through road that changes direction).

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SUITE NUMBERING
Suites (sub-units contained in a building): 1. Can be numbered clockwise, or 2. Can be numbered using odd/even parity along a corridor. 3. The last two numbers designate the unit number. 4. The first one or two numbers designate the floor on which they are l located, e.g. 1204 where 12 indicates the twelfth floor and 4 indicates unit four. 5. In a multi-building development, the first number in the suite number designates the building number, the second number is the floor number and the last two numbers are the unit number. 6. In some cases, the first number (or two) indicates the floor and the last two numbers incrementally (starting at the bottom) number the units within.

ALPHAS AS PART OF THE ADDRESS NUMBER


Alphas used as part of the address number are to be used only when another method of addressing is not available, or as a unique manner of addressing a particular feature, e.g. v for parking stalls.
ALPHA USE HISTORIC USE

C Train Station As a suffix of an address number indicates that the address is related to or located on a LRT station. Addresses area assigned in a logical manner to an adjacent roadway, e.g., 4099 Crowchild Tr NW is the Brentwood LRT Station Also used when sequential alphas are as a suffix to indicate a unique unit, .e.g., 231A, 231B or 231C, Sun St SW Frost Fence Garage / Studio Suites (Granny Suites) When an G appears as a suffix to an address number, it indicates that there is an address for the garage or Studio suite which would be located above a private garage

F G

This was used for the purpose of setting up a tax account. A suffix of an address number

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Kiosk A retail store, typically without walls, e.g. carts located in shopping malls.

Leaseholds This was used for the purpose of setting up a tax account. This type of address was prevalent at the Airport where Transport Canada leases land to private companies.

Manse A manse is the ministers residence associated with a church located on the same parcel. The M is a suffix on the address number.

Pipeline

In most cases, addresses relate to surface features. The P is a suffix on the address number which relates to a pipeline (below the surface).

Condo Master The Q is a suffix on the address number that is used on a Condominium site when no unique logical address numbers are available. Rear When an R appears as a suffix to an address number, it indicates that either a unit or parcel is located at the rear of the unit or parcel adjacent to the roadway.

Storage The S is a suffix on the address number that is used for storage units. Generally these are associated with the Condominium site and are registered at the Land Titles Office.

Railway Tracks CPR, CNR, and spur tracks have a T as a suffix to the address number

Trailers The T is a suffix on the address number that is used for Census collection purposes.

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Parking Stalls On some condominium projects, parking stalls have been designated as titled units within the project. These stalls can be bought and sold and are not considered to be part of the common property. To differentiate these units from a residential or commercial unit, the suffix V is attach d as a suffix to the address unit number.

Sign Permit Records Signs located on land which are considered part of the public thoroughfare, require addressing so that Planning Development & Building can process permits. These records are considered to be permanently unregistered. Theses records are indicated by an X as a suffix to the address number and their legal reflects the location to be adjacent to another parcel.

Assessment Prior to July 1990, Assessment would use the suffix y on an address number to indicate the record was going to be deleted. This method of identifying deleted accounts is no longer being used

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What is ADDRESSABLE?
The following table details each of the objects in The City of Calgary Addressing model that are part of the addressing function. Some of the objects are addressable while others are simply related to one or more addressed objects.

OBJECT TYPE

ADDRESSABLE

Titled Parcel Land Title Legal Component Registered Plan Tentative Plan Building Entrance Building Suite Floor

Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes No

Non-Title Feature yes Table: Addressing Object Schema

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General Addressing Guidelines


1. Every parcel must have an address. 2. Every parcel has an associated legal description. 3. Odd numbers are assigned to the west and south sides of numbered streets and avenues except on curvilinear streets. 4. Even numbers are assigned to the east and north sides of numbered streets and avenues except on curvilinear streets. 5. Address numbers are generally assigned in increments of four to allow for future development or redevelopment. 6. There are usually 25 even number and 25 odd numbers available in each hundreds block (when incrementing by fours). 7. If incrementing numbers by twos, there are 50 even numbers and 50 odd numbers in a hundreds block (generally not used). 8. Odd number addresses generally start with a 1, 3, or 5, e.g. 103 Silverstone Mews N.W., and then increment by fours. 9. Even number addresses generally start with a 0, 2, or 4, e.g. 100 Silverstone Mews N.W., and then increment by fours. 10. Wherever possible, grid addressing is applied to roadways that follow a north-south or east-west alignment. 11. Generally the lowest number in an address along a roadway is located at the closest point to the central north-south, east-west axis. 12. Generally address numbers increase as their distance increases from the central north-south, east-west axis (many exceptions e.g. cul-de-sacs and crescents). 13. Duplicate addresses on intersecting roadways of the same name but differing street types is discouraged. 14. Structures are generally addressed to the roadway that they face. (Therefore, Addressing Technicians must check Development Permits and Building Permits.) 15. Access to the site/parcel influences the addressing. (Often unknown when a parcel is addressed, therefore, applicant consultation required.) 16. Condominiums are a form of land ownership but may influence address numbering should applicants wish addresses to relate to internal private access. 17. Property owners are responsible for and must be informed of posting address numbers on the buildings (see Addressing By-law 67M87). 18. Address number changes can be accommodated under certain conditions (see Address Changes).

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WHEN are Addresses Assigned?


Address Changes As A Result of Subdivision or Development Approval:
SUBDIVISION APPLICATION
When subdivision applications are made, new addresses and street names may be required. The developer can request a shallow utility plan (SUP) from The City of Calgary while the application is being processed. The SUP is provided with the caveat that the addresses may change due to configuration changes as a result of the subdivision circulation. Once a plan has been approved by The City of Calgary Development and Building Approvals Section, the plan is considered tentatively approved. At that point, new tentative parcels are created with a tentative legal description containing the tentative plan number assigned to the file by the Subdivision Officer and the block and lot number. These tentative legal descriptions are then reconciled against the LTO legal descriptions once the plan has been registered at Land Titles.

DEVELOPMENT PERMIT
Sometimes a development permit can result in addresses being changed or added.

BUILDING PERMIT
As new development is built, new addresses are assigned to buildings, entrances and building suites or units within the development.

CUSTOMER REQUESTED CHANGE OF ADDRESS


Customers may apply at The City of Calgary Development and Buildings Application counter to have addresses changed. If The City of Calgary Addressing Officer decides that the change can be accommodated within the current address ranges without violating sequence or parity, the address change can occur. There is a City Council approved fee that applies to address changes. Please refer to the address change fee schedule for the latest fees.

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ADDRESSING BY-LAW 67M86


BEING A BY-LAW OF THE CITY OF CALGARY TO PROVIDE FOR THE ORDERLY NUMBERING OF PARCELS OF LAND AND BUILDINGS.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CALGARY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS:


11. 12. This By-law may be cited as The Addressing By-law. In this By-law, 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 8.0 9.0 Address number means the number of a property which is used, or intended to be used, as part of the address for the property; Addressing Officer means the employee of the City appointed by resolution of the Council of The City of Calgary to administer this By-law; Board of Commissioners means the Board of Commissioners of the City; City means The City of Calgary and, where the context so requires, means the area contained within the boundaries of The City of Calgary; City Clerk means the City official with the title of City Clerk appointed by the Council of the City pursuant to the Municipal Government Act; Lane includes a private lane, a public lane and a public walkway that is not adjacent to a public roadway; Owner means, with respect to a property, the person who is registered under the Land Titles Act as owner of the property; Property means a parcel of land, a building or a unit or sub-unit within a building; Structure means any building or structure capable of being occupied by one or more persons.

13.

The Addressing Officer is authorized 1. 2. To assign numbers, in an orderly manner, to parcels of land and buildings and units and sub-units within buildings, and To revise such numbers from time to time.

14.

The Addressing Officer shall keep a record of all numbers assigned to properties pursuant to this By-law.

Unless a shorter notice period is agreed to by the owner of the property, the Addressing Officer shall give the owner of a property at least sixty (60) days notice in writing of any number to be assigned to the property including any revisions thereof. (a) (a) (b) (b) Such notice may be given By delivering the notice personally to the owner, or By sending the notice to the owner by ordinary mail at the address for such owner shown on the tax roll. Notwithstanding subsection (1), the owner of a property who has been given notice pursuant to subsection (1), may, at any time within the thirty (30) days immediately following the giving of such notice, request the Addressing Officer to extend the effective date for the assigning of or revision of a number to his property by a further period not exceeding one hundred and twenty (120) days by filing a written request with the City Clerk and the Addressing Officer shall extend the effective date in accordance with such request.

6.

(1)

The owner of a property on which a structure has been erected shall cause the number assigned to the property pursuant to this By-law to be displayed, at all times, at a location plainly visible from the roadway to which the property is addressed. The owner of a property on which a structure has been erected which has access to a lane shall, in addition to complying with subsection (1), cause the number assigned to the property pursuant to this By-law to be displayed, at all times, at a location plainly visible from the lane. All numbers required to be displayed pursuant to this By-law shall be displayed, at all times, in a conspicuous manner so as to be plainly visible from the adjacent roadway or lane, as the case may be. (a) No person shall display, or permit the displaying of, any address number on a property other than the number currently assigned pursuant to this By-law.

(2)

(3)

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(b)

Where a name is used at, any time or times, to supplement the address for a property, the owner of the property shall forthwith inform the Addressing Officer in writing of the name, including any revisions thereof.

(1)

The owner of a property that is the subject of a decision of the Addressing Officer made pursuant to Section 3 may, within thirty (30) days of having been given notice of such decision pursuant to Section 5, appeal that decision to the Board of Commissioners

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By delivering a written notice of appeal personally to the City Clerk, or By sending a written notice of appeal to the City Clerk by registered mail. (2) (3) On appeal the Board of Commissioners may confirm, vary or reverse the decision of the Addressing Officer. The provisions of Section 5 shall apply mutatis mutandis to decision of the Board of Commissioners. Where a By-law Enforcement Officer or a Police Officer believes that a person has contravened any section of this By-law set out in Schedule A to this Bylaw, which said Schedule forms a part of this By-law, he may serve upon such a person a voluntary payment tag in a form designated by the City Solicitor allowing payment of the penalty specified in Schedule A for such offence to the Chief Cashier of the City and such payment shall be accepted by the City in lieu of prosecution for the offence. If the person upon whom a voluntary payment tag is served fails to pay the required sum within the time specified in the voluntary payment tag, the provisions of this section regarding acceptance of payment in lieu of prosecution do not apply. Nothing in this section shall: (a) Prevent any person from exercising his/her right to defend any charge of committing a breach of any of the sections referred to in Schedule A; Prevent any By-law Enforcement Officer or any Police Officer from laying an information or complaint in lieu of serving a voluntary payment tag; or Prevent any person from exercising any legal rights such person may have to lay an information or complaint against any person (whether such person has made payment under the provisions of this By-law, or not) for a breach of any of the sections listed in Schedule A.

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(1)

(2)

(3)

(b)

(c)

(4)

Where any person has made payment pursuant to the provisions of this section and is subsequently prosecuted at the instance of some person other

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than the City for the offence in respect of which such payment has been made, such payment shall be refunded. (1) Wherever in this By-law it is directed that a person shall do any matter or thing, then in default of its being done by such a person, the same may be done by the City at the expense of such person and the City may recover the expenses thereof, with costs, in any court of competent jurisdiction or in like manner as municipal taxes. Any person who contravenes any provision of this By-law is guilty of an offence and is liable upon summary conviction to a fine of not more than ONE THOUSAND ($1,000.00) DOLLARS or in default of payment of the fine to imprisonment for a period of not more than three (3) months. By-law Number 535 of The City of Calgary is repealed. This By-law shall come into force upon receiving third reading.

(2)

(3) (4)

READ A FIRST TIME THIS READ A SECOND TIME THIS READ A THIRD TIME AND PASSED THIS Signed by: Deputy Mayor City Clerk

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DAY OF MARCH, DAY OF MARCH, DAY OF MARCH,

AD 1987. AD 1987. AD 1987.

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THIS IS SCHEDULE A TO THE ADDRESSING BY-LAW


The voluntary payment which may be accepted in lieu of prosecution for a contravention of any of the provisions of any of the sections set out below shall be that sum set out opposite the section number:

Section

Specified Sum For Voluntary Payment $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00

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