This permit is only available to newspaper or magazine publication organizations. Companies who wish to place newspaper vending boxes on City roads right-of-way or to distribute newspapers on City property require a Newspaper Box and Hawking permit (hawking permit issued in conjunction with Newspaper Box permit only).

Please review City of Calgary Bylaw 20M88 for all definitions, conditions and restrictions for placement of vending boxes on the City roads right-of-way.

How to apply

Please call 311 to submit a permit application.  If you are outside of the city limits call 403-268-2489

Permit costs

  • Sites near Transit locations: $85 + GST/box
  • Other locations: $56.65 + GST/box


$56.65 + GST/box

$85 + GST for sites near Transit.


Minimum of four business days to process.

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