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Some parking regulations have temporarily changed in response to COVID-19. Please review the latest updates on the City’s COVID-19 page.

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Use the HonkMobile app to find and pay for parking at all Municipal Pay & Display parking lot locations and accessible on-street parking spaces across the city.

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The City provides municipal parking to help retain and enhance the viability of the city core, through support of local businesses, institutions, tourism and community-wide participation in social and cultural activities. To make parking part of the solution to the challenge of competing land uses, it must be both planned and controlled in conjunction with other modes of travel, including walking, cycling, public transit, and auto priorities.

The City maintains and administers a variety of parking options (including 4,000 parking spaces) and enforces parking regulations.

If you need help to find a spot to park, or just want to get information about the City's parking bylaws, contact us.

Parking Projects

Find out more about parking-related projects and changes currently underway in the City.

Join the transpass program

Accessible parking

A number of accessible parking options are provided both on-street and off-street in parking facilities across the City for short term use. Find an Accessible Parking space downtown.
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A registered accessible parking permit must be displayed in a vehicle using any designated accessible parking space. These spaces are signed with a regulation wheelchair symbol.

Applications and eligibility criteria for Accessible Parking permits are available from Driver and Vehicle Licence Issuing Offices (operated by the Ministry of Transportation) or Service Ontario.

Parking in one of these designated spaces without this permit could result in a $300 fine.

If you have a provincially issued accessible parking pass and do not have access to any parking at your residence the City may be able to provide a reserved on-street space close by your home. Find out more about this program on the On-street parking program page.

Short-term parking options

On-street metered parking

The City administers about 1,400 on-street Pay & Display or metered parking spots. The maximum length of stay at meters varies from two to three hours and costs from $1.50 to $2 an hour.

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Find a parking lot or garage.

More than 20 City lots offer Pay & Display parking for $1.50 to $2 per hour (unless affected by Event Parking rules). The HonkMobile app can be used to find and pay for parking at a number of downtown City lots.

The Chown and Hanson parking garages rates vary depending on the length of stay and time of day. Payment can be made through the automated payment systems in the garages which allow drivers to pre-pay or pay-as-you-leave.

The Tap and Go payment options are available at both City garages allowing for payment by credit card or debit card at all exits. Cash payment can only be made at the pay on foot stations located throughout the garages.

Event parking

Near the Leon's Centre – See the Event Parking map.

The cost of parking increases in municipal parking lots as you get closer to the Leon's Centre, (1 The Tragically Hip Way) when events are scheduled. Signage with event parking rates, instructions and rules are displayed before and during scheduled events.

Event parking rates

  • $6 flat rate – Barrack Street Lot, Drury Lot, King & Queen Lot, Frontenac Lot.
  • $5 flat rate – Angrove Lot, Anglin Lot.
  • $4 flat rate – Springer Lot, Upper and Lower Robert Bruce Lots.
  • $3 flat rate – Chown and Hanson Parking garages $1.50 per hour; evenings $3 maximum.

Early payment for an evening event can be made after 2:30 p.m. (earlier in some lots). Please refer to signage in each lot for details. Payment for event parking is not required on Sunday.

Visiting Kingston General Hospital? See your short-term parking options.

Long-term parking options & permits

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Monthly parking permits are available at some City garages and lots from $80 to $137 a month. Join the monthly parking permit waiting list.

Permits can be renewed online or in person at City Hall (Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

On-street parking permits

The City offers a variety of on-street parking permits for residents, commuters and temporary visitors in the central areas of the City. If your parking needs can be met within the posted regulations a permit is not required. Only a limited number of permits are available.

Paying for parking is not required on most residential streets in the central area of the City. However, many of these spots have time of day restrictions (Monday to Friday), prohibiting parking for 1 hour during the morning and afternoon.

Parking Enforcement

The City works to enforce parking regulations across the city to ensure fair access to parking for all citizens, including those with accessibility needs.

Ensure that you're following the City's parking regulations. Review common parking violations on the Parking Violations & Fines page.

Report a Violation

To report a parking violation - or if you have questions about a ticket you have received - contact the City's customer service centre at 613-546-0000 (Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or To report a vehicle blocking a driveway/access point outside of business hours, contact the customer service centre and indicate that you have a "parking emergency".

EV Parking

In order to make electric vehicles more convenient, the City has installed 48 public EV charging stations. These parking spaces are intended for electric vehicles (battery-electric and plug-in hybrids) while charging.

EV parking spaces are clearly marked with green paint and/or signage. Drivers are required to pay $1.50 per hour, plus applicable parking fees, to charge their vehicle. For more information on EV charging locations and the Flo app visit the Electric Vehicle Charging Stations page.

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