Skip Main Navigation Skip To Side Navigation Skip To Content

Alerts

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 upcoming 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 permit 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

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.


Commuter parking permit

No 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 - $80.851

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.


Residential Parking Permit

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

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.


Commuter parking permits

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 Ave – between Johnson and Brock
  • Regent Street

The introduction of parking restrictions only on Napier and Earl streets would result in a spillover of commuter parkers to nearby streets. The number of commuters now parking on College Street, Churchill Crescent, and Willingdon Avenue is not excessive, however it is expected numbers may increase over time.

Permits will be available to residents which exempt them from the parking restrictions at a cost of $30 per month. Temporary permits are also available at $12 per week, to be used by visitors to the residence. Commuter permits are not available at this time.

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

Other Locations

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

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

* Implementation timelines and permit rates are still to be determined.


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 will be entitled to park anywhere in a defined 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 (1) Residential Permit will be issued per residential unit, with a maximum of three (3) 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.

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 (7) consecutive days, with a limit of one (1) 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 (1) business day in advance.

Commuter parking permit

  • Permits exempt the permit holder from time restrictions on any street within a defined permit zone.
  • 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.
Proposed Future Parking Permit Map

Future Parking Permit Areas


View Larger Map