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Free parking is available on most residential streets in the central area of the City. However many have or will soon have time of day restrictions (Monday to Friday), typically forbidding parking an hour during the morning and afternoon to discourage all-day parkers from overcrowding these residential streets. View a map of all existing and coming on-street parking permit areas.

The City offers a limited number of on-street parking permits that accommodate a variety of parking needs for residents, commuters and temporary visitors, which exempt parkers from these restrictions.

A limited number of permits are sold, subject to availability and the terms and conditions for each permit type (Commuter, Resident and Temporary). However, if your parking needs can be met within the posted time of day regulations, a permit is not necessary.

Questions? Find out more on the FAQ page.

To obtain an on-street parking permits call the Customer Service Centre at 613-546-0000 (Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Sydenham District / Hotel Dieu Hospital area (Area A)

In this area (view map), a large number of non-residents take up on-street spots all day. This creates parking challenges for area residents and their short-term visitors' parking needs. Issuing a limited number of on-street permits to allow all-day parking in a controlled manner helps distribute the parking supply and offers area residents predictable parking, while freeing up on-street spots for those in need of short-term parking.


Commuter Parking Permit

The commuter permits will increase the number of all-day parking spots available for commuters within a 10-minute walk of several major employers in the downtown area.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Permits exempt the permit holder from time restrictions on any street within a defined permit zone.
  2. Maximum duration of stay is 12 hours.
  3. Permits do not guarantee a dedicated parking space.
  4. Permits do not provide an exemption to winter control regulations. (i.e. no overnight parking)
  5. Permits will be limited to passenger vehicles as per Parking By-law 2010-128.

Permit Rate1

  • Monthly - Area A - $68.252

Application

Please fill out the application form and email it to parkingonstreet@cityofkingston.ca or it can be mailed to or dropped off at City Hall, 216 Ontario Street, K7L 2Z3.


Residential Parking Permit

Resident permits improve the availability of neighbourhood on-street spaces for residents. Permit holders are exempt from the daytime on-street parking regulations.  

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Applicants must be a resident of the defined permit area to be eligible for a resident permit.
  2. Permits will be limited to passenger vehicles as per Parking By-law 2010-128.
  3. Permit holders will be entitled to park anywhere in a defined zone, in accordance with the permit terms and conditions.
  4. Permits exempt the permit holder from time restrictions on any street within the defined permit zone.
  5. Permits do not guarantee a dedicated parking space.
  6. Only one (1) Residential Permit will be issued per residential unit, with a maximum of three (3) per multi-residential property.
  7. On-street permits for residents shall be valid for all times except overnight in the winter. Permit entitles the use of municipal surface parking lots for overnight parking during the winter control period (Dec 01 through March 31)
  8. Maximum duration of stay is 72 hours. The permit holder is exempt from the existing 12-hour maximum stay restriction.

Permit Rate1

  • Monthly - $30.002

Application

Please fill out the application form and email it to parkingonstreet@cityofkingston.ca or it can be mailed to or dropped off at City Hall, 216 Ontario Street, K7L 2Z3.


Temporary Permits

Temporary permits allow visitors and contractors to park on the street by exempting these permit holders from the on-street parking regulations.

Permit Terms and Conditions:

  1. Temporary permits (weekly) must be associated with a particular residental or commercial address within the defined permit area.
  2. Temporary permits are issued for up to seven (7) consecutive days, with a limit of one (1) renewal. Additional renewals may be provided on a case-by-case basis.
  3. Single day exemptions are available free of charge by contacting contactus@cityofkingston.ca or by calling (613) 546-0000 (Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.) Requests should be made at least one (1) business day in advance.

Permit Rate1

  • Weekly (2-7 days) $12.002
  • Single Day – no charge

Application

Please fill out the application form and email it to parkingonstreet@cityofkingston.ca or it can be mailed to or dropped off at City Hall, 216 Ontario Street, K7L 2Z3.


1 - current rate in effect, subject to change
2 - taxes included

Queen's University / Kingston General Hospital area (Area B)

Time of day restrictions forbidding parking for 1 hour during the morning and afternoon (Monday to Friday), are planned for the Queen's University/Kingston General Hospital area (map of Area B). The parking restrictions will take effect once the signage is installed. This is planned for October 2014.

Parking Permits

Final decision has not been made regarding the sale of commuter permits that exempt parkers from the time of day restriction in Area B. City staff will continue to gather input, and dialogue with residents both in Area B and on the neighbouring streets. Staff will provide an information report to the Environment, Infrastructure, Transportation, Policies Committee no later than September that will define the zones within Area B and propose a plan for the sale of commuter permits.

Commuters to this area are encouraged to consider more sustainable transportation options, such as public transit, the Queen's parking shuttle or garage and car-pooling or visit queensu.ca/parking for more parking options in this area.

Other Locations

The On-Street permit program will be expanded to other areas as follows* (map of other areas):

  • Area C – (Spring/Summer 2015) - McBurney Park/Providence Manor/Provincial Government Office (OHIP building) Area
  • Area D – (Spring/Summer 2015) - St. Lawrence College Area
  • Area E – (Spring/Summer 2015) - St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital Area

* Timelines are estimated. Permit rates are still to be determined.

Proposed Future Parking Permit Map

Future Parking Permit Areas


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