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Pay with HonkMobile

HonkMobile is an easy way to find and pay for parking in Kingston! With the Honk app you can search for parking, pay and add more time using your phone or tablet.  

The Honk app displays parking lots and on-street accessible spaces. Use regular meters or pay and display machines at other on-street parking spots. 

Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. We do not accept reservations.  

Contact with any questions about transactions through the Honk Mobile app.  

How to use HonkMobile? 

  1. Download the app: Get the official Honk app from Google Play or the App Store. 
  2. Create your account: Set up your account and add your vehicles and payment methods. Please ensure that the vehicle licence plate information is correct to ensure payment is applied to your vehicle. 
  3. Pay for parking: Use the app to pay for parking in downtown municipal lots and accessible on-street spaces. Note: it does not cover all on-street parking.

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Frequently asked questions

Make sure to complete your payment before leaving your vehicle! Each transaction registers your license plate. Our enforcement officers keep a real-time list of transactions, so you don’t need to display anything in your vehicle.

Once you have paid for parking, Honk will email you a receipt. You can also view all your transactions by visiting the receipts page in your profile.

Contact with any questions about transactions through the Honk app. In most cases the plate information was not entered correctly, please double check your plate information and ensure you select the correct plate if you own more than one vehicle. 

You can submit a service request to review your parking ticket by emailing or calling 613-546-0000, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. While we review your request, please do not pay your ticket.

You can pay for both the combined hourly rate and the event rate in a single transaction. If there's an event rate for the day you're purchasing time for, it will be included in the total. If there's no event rate for that day, only the regular hourly rate you've selected will be charged, without any additional fees.

Currently, you can only pay for on-street accessible parking spaces through Honk.  

When paying for parking in the app, the space will have an "Accessible Parking Space Only" label. Accessible parking zones in Honk will start with the numbers 70.

Event parking

The cost of parking increases in municipal parking lots as you get closer to the Slush Puppie Place 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, Frontenac Lot.
  • $5 flat rate – Angrove Lot, Anglin Lot.
  • $4 flat rate – Springer Lot, Upper and Lower Robert Bruce Lots.

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.

Parking Enforcement

You can report a parking violation by:

If you are reporting a vehicle blocking a driveway/access point outside of regular business hours, let us know you have a parking emergency.

If you have question about a parking ticket, visit our Pay a Parking Ticket page.

Notice of Outstanding Parking Tickets

If you have 10 or more outstanding parking fines owed on your vehicle's license plate that a Notice of Outstanding Parking Tickets may be issues to the vehicle. The notice will be affixed to the vehicle or may be given to the owner or operator.

This notice does not include parking tickets that may have progressed to plate denial at the Ministry of Transportation. Those tickets will have to be addressed at Service Ontario. Only parking tickets currently owed to the City that have not been forwarded to plate denial are included.

Please note failure to pay all parking fines owed to the City within 48 hours of receiving a Notice of Outstanding Parking Tickets may result in your vehicle being towed each time it's found in violation of a parking bylaw.

To receive any information related to outstanding parking fines that are owed to the City please Contact Us and provide the last issued ticket number and / or license plate and vehicle information.

EV parking and charging stations

Our public EV charging stations, part of the Flo Network, include Level 2 and Level 3 chargers. To use a Flo charging station, download the app. 

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If you need help with charging issues, please call 1-888-356-8911, available 24/7. 

We are making electric vehicle parking spots more convenient for residents, visitors, and businesses to reduce carbon footprints. 

Gasoline and diesel contribute to over 30 per cent of Kingston's carbon footprint. Electric vehicles can be over 60 per cent cheaper to run and help reduce air pollution, helping our city and the province. Children, in particular, benefit as they are more affected by pollution from gasoline vehicles due to their proximity to exhaust and higher breathing rates.

Chargers run on 220 volts, like a dryer or stove. They can fully charge a vehicle in three-to-six hours, depending on the vehicle model. Many EV owners have a Level 2 charger at home for convenient overnight charging. 

Level two charging stations:

    • 1211 John Counter Blvd. 
    • Artillery Park Aquatic Centre 
    • Belle Park 
    • Cataraqui Community Centre 
    • Chown Memorial Parking Garage 
    • Clarence Street between Wellington and King 
    • Emily Street near Richardson Beach 
    • Grass Creek Park, at the McLaughlin Woodworking Museum 
    • Hanson Memorial Parking Garage 
    • Housing and Social Services 
    • INVISTA Centre 
    • John Machin Park 
    • Kingston East Community Centre  
    • Lake Ontario Park 
    • Memorial Centre 
    • Norman Rogers Airport  
    • Portsmouth Olympic Harbour 
    • PumpHouse 
    • Rideau Heights Community Centre 
    • Woodbine Park

Chargers or DC Fast Chargers use high DC voltage and can charge a vehicle in as little as 30 minutes, depending on the vehicle model. Keep in mind that Level 3 chargers are not available on street. 

Level three charging stations: 

    • Frontenac Parking Lot

Tour bus parking

For tour bus parking options and information, please visit the Tourism Kingston website.

The City of Kingston acknowledges that we are on the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat, and thanks these nations for their care and stewardship over this shared land.

Today, the City is committed to working with Indigenous peoples and all residents to pursue a united path of reconciliation.

Learn more about the City's reconciliation initiatives.

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