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On-Street Parking

On-street parking offers convenient first-come, first–serve short-term parking options in urban areas. We manage over 1,800 on-street pay and display or metered parking spots. 

Maximum parking time varies from 2 to 3 hours. If you need to stay longer, use a Parking Lot or Garage or get a Parking Permit. You cannot park at meters for longer than the posted maximum time, even if you pay for extra time. When your time expires you must move your vehicle. Not doing so can result in a $25 ticket. 

On-street parking may be restricted during the winter months. Learn about Winter Parking restrictions.

Paying for on-street parking

Parking costs between $1.50 to $2 an hour from Monday to Saturday. It is free on Sundays and the following holidays: 

  • New Year's Day 
  • Family Day 
  • Good Friday 
  • Victoria Day 
  • Canada Day 
  • Civic Holiday (first Monday in August) 
  • Labour Day 
  • Thanksgiving Day 
  • Christmas Day 
  • Boxing Day 

Pay and display machines

You must pay for parking upfront using this machine. It will issue you a ticket to display on your vehicle's dashboard. The ticket shows how much time you paid for and when your parking expires.

Pay on foot machines

This type of machine is found in the Chown and Hanson municipal garages. These Pay on Foot stations give you a time-stamped ticket when you enter the garage. Then, before leaving, you use the ticket to pay for your parking time at the machine and exit the garage.

Single space parking meters 

Parking meters mark many of our on-street parking spots and require you to pay when parking, prior to leaving the vicinity of your vehicle. They only accept coin and must be manually topped up if you need to extend your parking time. 

HONKMobile App 

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 available parking lots and accessible spaces. Use regular meters or pay and display machines at other on-street parking spots. 

Download from the Google Play Store Apple App Store

EV parking and charging stations 

Level two charging stations are available at the following locations: 

    • Two at 67 Clarence St 
    • Two at 5 Emily St (near Richardson Beach House)

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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