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On-street permits

Parking On-street permits Inner Harbour Neighbourhood residents and commuters can add their name to a wait-list for on-street permits beginning July 17. Williamsville North Neighbourhood residents and commuters can add their name to the on-street permit wait-list beginning August 11.

Metered parking

The City administers more than 1,400 on-street Pay & Display or metered parking spots. The maximum length of stay at meters can be up to three hours and costs from $1 to $2 an hour. The length of stay map indicates available on-street parking options and maximum times of stay.

Permit parking

Free parking is available on most residential streets in the central area of the City. However most streets have time of day regulations (Monday to Friday), restricting parking an hour during the morning and afternoon to discourage all-day parkers from overcrowding these residential streets. View the map of all existing and potential 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 limited weekday restrictions. A permit or exemption is typically not required to park on the street in the early morning, late afternoon, evening, overnight (April 1 – November 30), or anytime on the weekends.

If your parking needs can be met within the posted time of day regulations, no permit is necessary.

Questions? Find out more on the FAQ page.

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. This program allows a resident exclusive use of an on-street parking space in the most viable accessible location in proximity to their home.

To obtain an on-street parking permit or to inquire about an on-street residential accessible parking space 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.


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.

Permit rate

  • Monthly - $30.001 ($12 for residents that don't have on-site parking, $25 otherwise as of September 1, 2017)

Application

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 rate

  • Weekly (2-7 days) $12.001
  • Single Day – no charge

Application

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.


Commuters

No commuter permits are currently available for this area.

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.

Permit rate

  • Monthly - Area A - $99.751

Application

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, taxes included

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

Weekday parking restrictions have been implemented on all streets in the Queen's University, Kingston General Hospital and Williamsville area (map of Area B). The on-street permit program is available for all residents who live in Area B and commuters who work in the Williamsville area.

Work for Queen's or KGH?

The Queen's/KGH corridor is well-served by Kingston Transit, which offers express service every 15 minutes during peak times. Kingston Express routes offer commuting options for residents city-wide. The City encourages commuters to explore public transit route options by using the Google Transit trip planner.

Employees of Queen's and KGH can get a discounted monthly transit pass for as little as $50 a month. For added convenience, these passes can be paid for and renewed monthly through payroll deduction. A regular monthly transit pass costs $72.

  • KGH employees can sign up for the discounted pass at the KGH Security Office on Dietary 1.
  • Queen's employees can sign up for the discounted pass at the parking department in Rideau Hall.

The Queen's parking department also offers monthly parking options for campus parking lots to both Queen's and KGH employees. For more information see www.queensu.ca/parking.


Residents

Resident permits improve the availability of neighbourhood on-street spaces for residents and are available in all zones of Area B. Permit holders are exempt from the daytime on-street parking regulations.  

Permit Rate

  • Monthly - $30.001 ($12 for residents that don't have on-site parking, $25 otherwise as of September 1, 2017)

Application

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 rate

  • Weekly (2-7 days) $12.001
  • Single Day – no charge

Application

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.


Commuters

See Area B parking map for zones. You must work within the Williamsville area to obtain a commuter permit for zones B1, B2, B3 and B4. Only residential permits are available for zones B5, B6 and B7 (i.e. only residents who live in Area B are eligible for these permits).

Permit Rates

  • Zone B1 and B2: $80.851
  • Zone B3: $97.101
  • Zone B4: $121.281

Application

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, taxes included

Napier Street area

Parking is restricted from 9 to 10 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m., Monday to Friday on the following streets (map of area):

  • Napier Street – between Hill and Johnson
  • Earl Street – between MacDonnell and College
  • Willingdon Street – between Hill and Johnson
  • College Street – between Hill and Johnson
  • Churchill Crescent
  • Graham Avenue – between Johnson and Brock
  • Regent Street

Residents

Permits are currently available to residents which exempt them from the parking restrictions at a cost of $30 a month. As of September 1, 2017 the residential monthly permit rate will be reduced to $25 a month for those who have a driveway or on-site parking and $12 a month for those who do not have a driveway or on-site parking.  

Temporary permits

Temporary permits are also available at $12 a week and can be purchased for use by visitors to the residence.

Commuters

No commuter permits are currently available for this area.

For inquiries, please email parkingonstreet@cityofkingston.ca or phone the City's customer service line at 613-546-0000.

Inner Harbour Neighbourhood (Area C)

The City will be expanding the on-street parking program to include portions of the Inner Harbour neighbourhood located south of Raglan Road and east of Montreal Street on September 1, 2017. View the area map. Staff will continue to monitor the neighbourhood for future implementation.

In this area a large number of non-residents take up on-street spots all day. This creates parking challenges for residents and for those seeking short term parking. The on-street program allows for controlled parking by limiting the number of permits issued for all day parkers. The implementation also allows for controlled distribution of the parking supply and offers area residents predictable parking, while freeing up on-street spots for those in need of short-term parking.

View more information about the on-street parking program.

Residents

Most residents will not require a permit as there are no parking restrictions in the early morning, late afternoon, evening, overnight (with the exception of overnight winter regulations), weekend, or on holidays. A permit would be required for residents who have a need to park in the morning or afternoon time restricted areas. For residents that require regular, all-day, weekday parking on the streets the City will be issuing monthly permits that exempt parkers from all time of day restrictions. The rate for a residential permit where a driveway is available is $25 a month. For those who do not have a driveway or on-site parking the rate is $12 a month.

Commuters

A limited number of permits will be available for weekday commuters that require on-street parking in the neighbourhood. The rate for this permit will be $83.25 a month.

How to apply

On-street permits are now available to residents and commuters.

If you are interested in applying for a residential or commuter permit you may do so by filling out the application form and submitting to parkingonstreet@cityofkingston.ca or call 613-546-0000. You may also fill in the application form and mail or drop it off at City Hall, 216 Ontario Street, K7L 2Z3.

 

Potential Area – Portsmouth Neighbourhood (Area D)

This neighbourhood has been identified as a potential future area for an on-street parking program.  A detailed analysis and consultation will take place in 2018.

Potential Area – St. Mary's of the Lake (Area E)

This neighbourhood has been identified as a potential future area for an on-street parking program but the detailed analysis and a timeline for consultation has not been identified at this time.

Williamsville North Neighbourhood (Area F)

The City will be expanding the on-street parking program to include portions of the Williamsville neighbourhood located south of York Street and west of Nelson Street on October 1, 2017. View area map.

In this area a large number of non-residents take up on-street spots all day. This creates parking challenges for residents and for those seeking short term parking. The on street- program allows for controlled parking by limiting the number of permits issued for all day parkers.  The implementation also allows for controlled distribution of the parking supply and offers area residents predictable parking, while freeing up on-street spots for those in need of short-term parking.

View more information about the on-street parking program.

Residents

Most residents will not require a permit as there are no parking restrictions in the early morning, late afternoon, evening, overnight (with the exception of overnight winter regulations), weekend, or on holidays. A permit would be required for residents who have a need to park in the morning or afternoon time restricted areas.  For residents that require regular, all-day, weekday parking on the streets the City will be issuing monthly permits that exempt parkers from all time of day restrictions. The rate for a residential permit where a driveway is available is $25 a month.  For those who do not have a driveway or on-site parking the rate is $12 a month.

Commuters

A limited number of permits will also be available for weekday commuters that require on-street parking in the neighbourhood. The rate for this permit will be $83.25 a month.

How to apply

Beginning August 11, 2017 residents and commuters may add their name to a wait-list for an on street permit.

If you are interested in obtaining a residential or commuter permit add your name to the wait-list by contacting parkingonstreet@cityofkingston.ca or by calling 613-546-0000 on or after August 11, 2017. Provide your name, address, phone number, and email address where you can be contacted. Indicate your place of employment if you are applying for a commuter permit. The City will retain your information on a wait-list and will contact you if a permit becomes available. Initial permits will be offered on or before September 11, 2017.  

Potential Area – Williamsville South Neighbourhood (Area G)

This neighbourhood has been identified as a potential future area for an on-street parking program but the detailed analysis and a timeline for consultation has not been identified at this time.

 


Terms and Conditions

Residential parking permits

  • Applicants must be a resident of the defined permit area to be eligible for a resident permit.
  • Permits will be limited to passenger vehicles as per Parking Bylaw 2010-128.
  • Permit holders are only entitled to park in the areas that are designated for on street permit parking in the zone, in accordance with the permit terms and conditions.
  • Permits exempt the permit holder from time restrictions on any street within the defined permit zone.
  • Permits do not guarantee a dedicated parking space.
  • Only one Residential Permit will be issued per residential unit, with a maximum of three per multi-residential property.
  • 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 (December 1 through March 31)
  • Maximum duration of stay is 72 hours. The permit holder is exempt from the existing 12-hour maximum stay restriction.

Residential accessible parking

  • Applicants must possess a provincially issued accessible parking pass and not have any parking at their residence.
  • Program allows one passenger vehicle as per Parking Bylaw 2010-128 to be registered through a license agreement with the City, to park in a reserved on-street parking space. The location of the parking space will be determined based on consultation with the applicant and City staff.
  • Registered vehicle is exempt from time restrictions that may otherwise apply to the designated reserved on-street space.
  • Only one reserved on-street accessible space will be approved per residential unit, with a maximum of three per multi-residential property.
  • The reserved on-street space shall be valid for all times, including overnight during the winter control period (December 1 through March 31), except during on-street maintenance activities and time periods as defined in the license agreement.
  • To facilitate this expanded parking period the applicant must identify an alternate off-street space that the registered vehicle may be relocated when needed.
  • Maximum duration of stay is 72 hours. The registered vehicle in the reserved space is exempt from the existing 12-hour maximum stay restriction.

Temporary permits

  • Temporary permits (weekly) must be associated with a particular residential or commercial address within the defined permit area.
  • Temporary permits are issued for up to seven consecutive days, with a limit of one renewal. Additional renewals may be provided on a case-by-case basis.
  • 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 business day in advance.

Commuter parking permit

  • Permits exempt the permit holder from time restrictions on any street within a defined permit zone.
  • Permit holders are only entitled to park in the areas that are designated for on street permit parking in the zone, in accordance with the permit terms and conditions.
  • Maximum duration of stay is 12 hours.
  • Permits do not guarantee a dedicated parking space.
  • Permits do not provide an exemption to winter control regulations. (i.e. no overnight parking)
  • Permits will be limited to passenger vehicles as per Parking Bylaw 2010-128.

Residential contractor permit

The City is introducing a residential contractor permit for time restricted areas where residential repairs, maintenance and services are required on an ongoing basis. Contractor permits will not be issued for any new development or the renovation of any property with more than 3 units at one location. Those requiring permits for new development or renovation of 3 or more units should contact parkingonstreet@cityofkingston.ca or call 613-546-0000.

The permit will be available as of June 4, 2017 and will be subject to the following terms and conditions:

  • Fees will be $24 for 14 days (minimum purchase), $48 for 1 month, and $162 for 4 months, and $486 for an annual permit.
  • Contractors who require a permit for less than 14 days can continue to apply for a temporary permit or a one day exemption;
  • A contractor may renew their permit upon verification that there are no outstanding fines and verification that they continue to provide services to residential properties;
  • The permit may be used on any residential street within the on street program areas and in other residential areas where time restrictions exist;
  • The contractor will be permitted to apply for up to 3 permits with a maximum of 4 license plates being registered for each permit. Only one vehicle will be permitted to use a permit at any one time;
  • Residential contractor permit parking is restricted in metered zones. The permit does not exempt the holder from obeying all other posted traffic and parking regulations and paying at metered locations;
  • The permit holder shall not park in excess of 12 hours per day;
  • Valid vehicle registration must be provided on application;
  • A single permit may be issued for one truck and trailer;
  • The permit is not transferrable between contractors;
  • The permit does not guarantee that a parking space will be available at any specific location.
  • The permit is only valid when the contractor is actively working;

If you are interested in obtaining a contractor permit you can add your name to a contact list to receive an update when the application forms are available by sending an email to parkingonstreet@cityofkingston.ca or by calling 613-546-0000. Please provide your name, address, phone number and email address where you can be contacted by the City.