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Regulations and restrictions

Winter parking

No winter overnight parking restrictions

Holiday parking regulations

All City of Ottawa parking regulations and restrictions will apply on statutory holidays.

Winter overnight parking – November 15 to April 1

During the winter months, the City's snow-clearing teams are working to keep your roads safe and clear for motorists, public transit, pedestrians and cyclists.  Residents can help by ensuring that vehicles are not on the street during a winter parking ban.

Stay informed  

Is a winter parking ban currently in effect? 

  • Four other ways you can find out if a winter overnight parking restriction is currently in effect: 

1. Going to the City’s homepage for Seasonal Alerts
2. Going to the City's online newsroom for special advisories about on-street parking restrictions
3. Calling 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401)
4. Tuning in to local media for announcements about overnight parking restrictions

 Free off-street parking in city-owned parking garages

Residents can park overnight for free at City-owned parking garages when there is a winter overnight parking ban in effect. This option is available to ensure that residents have an easily accessible and practical place to park while a ban is in effect. Refer to the map and table below for locations that apply. 

Also note that free overnight parking in city garages does not apply to planned snow removal operations.

Gate controlled garages

  • Vehicles entering garage must take a ticket
  • Between 4 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. the exit gates will be raised and free exit will be granted
  • All vehicles that do not exit between 4 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. will be required to pay regular parking rates for the total time of their stay.
  • Payment must be made at kiosk or at exit from the garage
     
Map Index Municipal Parking Garage

Free exit 

(ONLY when the Winter Overnight Parking Ban is in effect)

Paid parking

F

70 Clarence

(South side of Clarence, between Dalhousie and Sussex)

Mon-Sun

Exit gates will be lifted 4 a.m. until 7:30 a.m.

Mon – Sun

24/7

G

141 Clarence

(North side of Clarence, between Cumberland and Dalhousie)

Mon-Sun

Exit gates will be lifted 4 a.m. until 7:30 a.m.

Mon – Sun

24/7

B

110 Laurier – City Hall

(South side of Laurier, between Queen Elizabeth and Elgin)

Mon-Sun

Exit gates will be lifted 4 a.m. until 7:30 a.m.

Mon – Sun

24/7

Pay and display parking garages:

  • Parking is free overnight
  • No change to existing rates and times. Please review all posted signage to determine when rates are in effect.
  • Each garage has a different time when the free period starts.
Map Index Municipal Parking Garage

Free parking

(ONLY when the Winter Overnight Parking Ban is in effect)

Paid parking

A

210 Gloucester

(South Side of Gloucester, between Bank and Kent)

Mon – Fri 

9 p.m until 8:30 a.m

Weekend parking is free

Friday 9 p.m. until Monday 8:30 a.m.

Mon - Fri

8:30 a.m. until 9 p.m.

E

 170 Second Avenue

(South side of Second, between Bank and Lyon)

 Mon – Sun

9 p.m. until 8 a.m.

 Mon – Sun

8 a.m. until 9 p.m.

D

 762 Somerset St W

(South side of Somerset, between Bronson and Booth)

Mon - Sun

5:30 p.m. until 8:30 a.m.

 

Mon – Sun


8:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.

 

 Parking Structures with Public Overnight Parking - Core Area (3 MB)

Other Parking Options

In the core of the city, there are also private parking options available to residents who are looking to park off-street during a winter storm; note that regular parking fees apply. 

The map above and table below identify private parking garages available in the core of the city.  This list is provided as a courtesy only and is not exhaustive. The City does not guarantee the quality or performance of the parking lot operations undertaken or offered at these premises.  The City does not guarantee that spaces are available at these lots.   Any individual parking at these lots is subject to the particular rules, regulations, and parking fees, if any, that are applicable to the lot in question.  Questions about fees or other matters related to parking at a lot should be directed to the lot operator.

 

 

Privately-Owned Parking Structures That Offer Overnight Public Parking

Index Address
1  320 Queen St.
2  350 Albert St. 
3  427 Laurier Ave. W.
4  328 Laurier Ave. W
5  45 O'Connor St.
6  63 Albert St.
7  150 Elgin St. 
8  400 Cooper St. 
9  343 Somerset St. W.
10  140 Somerset St. W.
11  354 Gladstone Ave.
12  240 McLeod St. 
13  180 Argyle Ave.
14  150 Isabella St. 
15  1 Rideau St. 
16  700 Sussex Dr. 
17  24 York St.
18  41 George St.
19  80 Nicholas St.
20  55 Laurier E. St.
21  5 Daly Ave.
22  363 Rideau St. 
23  290 Rideau Street
24  265 Laurier Ave. W.
25  100 Thomas Moore Private
26  801 King Edward Ave.
27  591 Byron Ave.
28  1015 Bank St.

 

Winter overnight parking regulations 

Winter overnight parking regulations are in effect throughout the city from November 15 to April 1. There is no parking on city streets between 1 and 7 a.m. when 7 cm or more is forecast by Environment Canada in the Ottawa area. This includes any forecast for a range of snow of more than 7 cm (for example, 5 to 10 cm). Vehicles that remain parked on the street during an overnight parking restriction will be ticketed towed and fined. On-street residential monthly parking permit holders are exempt from this restriction. Please note that overnight parking is not permitted at any time in City of Ottawa facility parking lots (for example hockey arenas, swimming pools, community centers, recreation complexes, etc. As previously noted city-owned parking garages however will be made available during an overnight parking ban.


The City has the authority to implement the parking ban in circumstances other than a forecasted snow accumulation of 7 centimetres or more when it is deemed necessary to facilitate snow and ice removal, highway maintenance or to ensure the proper movement of traffic. The City also has the flexibility to not implement an overnight parking ban where it is deemed to be unnecessary.

To inform residents and motorists, a special advisory is issued to the local media announcing that an overnight parking restriction is in effect. All special advisories are posted online in the City's newsroom. Enforcement of winter overnight parking restrictions will continue each evening until snow clearing is completed and the City issues a special advisory indicating that the overnight parking restriction has been lifted.

On-street parking permit holders and winter

If you have an on-street parking permit, your vehicle is exempt from winter overnight parking restrictions. Although on-street parking permit holders are exempt from the winter overnight parking restrictions, your co-operation with removing vehicles from city streets during a winter overnight parking ban will help city crews clear the streets quickly and efficiently. This benefits all of us.

During winter overnight parking bans, residents will have free access to covered City - owned parking garages. More details on free parking are provided above. The fee for annual on-street residential parking permits - remains unchanged, however, the monthly fees will vary by season. This means that permits will cost less in the summer months but more in the winter months to reflect the true cost of winter maintenance during the respective seasons.

The new fee structure will take effect on April1, 2016. Residents may visit any Client Service Centre to purchase an on-street parking permit.

  • The summer monthly permit will be available from April to November for $30 + HST per month 
  • The winter monthly permit will be available from December to March for $140 + HST per month 
  • The annual permit for on-street parking remains unchanged at $648 +HST.
  • Beginning April 1, 2016, residents will now have the option to pay for an annual permit with equalized pre-authorized monthly payments (Note. The pre-authorized monthly payment option for annual permits is only available at the City Hall Client Service Centre located at 110 Laurier Avenue West.) Please note clients cannot cancel a permit purchased with pre-authorized monthly payments for any reason.

During planned overnight snow removal, temporary "No Parking" snow removal signs will be posted along streets to be cleared. This parking restriction applies to all vehicles, including vehicles with on-street parking permits. If you park your vehicle overnight on a street with temporary "No Parking" snow removal signs, your vehicle will be ticketed and towed. Please note that overnight parking is not permitted at any time in City of Ottawa facility parking lots, except when the Winter Overnight Parking Ban is in effect.

Planned snow removal parking restrictions 

Throughout the winter, snow removal may be planned during the day or night even when no snowfall is forecast. When crews plan to remove snow, they will post temporary "no parking" snow removal signs ahead of time alerting motorists that snow removal is planned. Do not park where you see temporary "no parking" snow removal signs posted or your vehicle will be ticketed with a fine and towed to a nearby street. This restriction applies to all vehicles, including those with on-street parking permits. Please note that overnight parking is not permitted at any time in City of Ottawa facility parking lots. Also note that free overnight parking in city garages does not apply to planned snow removal operations.

“No Parking” Snow Removal Signs:

Daytime
Daytime

Nighttime
Nighttime

How to find your car if you’ve been ticketed and towed

Towed vehicles are usually moved a few blocks to a nearby street where snow removal has already taken place.

If you are unable to find your vehicle on your own, call the Ottawa Police Service at 613-230-6211 (TTY: 613-232-1123).

All towed vehicles are logged and Ottawa Police Services will be able to tell you the location of your vehicle.

Street Parking Tip 

Keep in mind parking is prohibited in excess of three hours between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., seven days a week unless otherwise posted.

The City of Ottawa's Traffic and Parking By-Law No. 2003-530 has information about On-Street Parking restrictions, and other regulations to be in the know to avoid the ticket and tow.

If you’ve already been ticketed and towed, see Parking Ticket Payment Options

How you can help

Report potholes and any other road or sidewalk deficiencies by calling 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).

Clear snow on your property. The Use and Care of Roads By-Law No. 2003-498 and Parks and Facilities By-Law No. 2004-276 prohibit the disposal of snow or ice on roadways or in any park. When clearing snow from your driveway or walkway (even if a contractor is doing it for you), snow and ice may not be pushed, thrown or otherwise deposited on the street, sidewalk or park. Anyone charged with an offence may be subject to a fine.

Do not place metal markers on your property line. The Use and Care of Roads By- Law No. 2003-498 prohibits the placement of markers on highways, boulevards (not along curbs and sidewalks) and residents’ property lines. Snow removal equipment may be damaged by the metal markers and landscape stones. Also, posting these markers at the edge of the road may cause more snow to be placed in the roadway itself. This can create a safety issue. In place of metal markers, you can use wooden markers, which should be no larger than a hockey stick.

Take extra care around snow clearing and removal equipment.

Garbage containers or bags and recycling boxes: To prevent them from becoming damaged place all items at curbside – not on a snow bank or roadway. Do not block the sidewalk.

Avoid winter overnight parking tickets: Between November 15 and April 1 vehicles are prohibited from parking on city streets between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. when Environment Canada forecasts a snowfall of 7 cm or more. This includes any forecast between 5 and 10 cm. (This does not apply to on street parking permit holders). be in the know about snow.

To help with flood control, open catch basins or drains in front of your property when the weather becomes mild. It's normal for water to pool around a catch basin in wet weather. Roads are designed to drain based on the sewer capacity. Report any service issues by calling 3-1-1.

Safety first: Please ensure children play it safe and stay off snow banks and not dig snow tunnels or trenches that could collapse or be filled in by passing snow clearing or removal equipment

For more information about winter overnight parking restrictions and planned snow removal, call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). 

On-street parking restrictions

Department of Corporate Services

EXTRACT FROM GENERAL REGULATIONS OF BY-LAW 2003-530

Parking Prohibited - Whether Signs Have Been Erected or Not

  1. In excess of three (3) hours between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.; 

  2. within 300 metres of previous parking space within one (1) hour; 
  3. within 9 metres of an intersection; 
  4. within 3 metres of a fire hydrant; 
  5. within 1.5 metres of a driveway; 
  6. on a roadway which is 6 metres or less in width; 
  7. on any portion of a highway not intended for vehicle parking; 
  8. during snow removal and street sweeping operations; 
  9. angle parking is permitted on a highway where the angle has been designated by signs or markings on the roadway; 
  10. no person shall remain parked on any highway where there are parking meters unless such vehicle is parked entirely within the area designated as a parking meter space.


 Stopping Prohibited - Whether Signs Have Been Erected or Not: 

  1. within a pedestrian crossover, within 30 metres of the approach side of a pedestrian crossover or within 15 metres of the leaving side of a pedestrian crossover; 
  2. within 34 metres of the approach side of a bus stop and within 18 metres of the leaving side of a bus stop; 
  3. within an intersection or crosswalk; 
  4. between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. within 30 metres of the approach side of a school crosswalk and within 10 metres of the leaving side of a school crosswalk and within 10 metres of the leaving side of a school crosswalk; 
  5. upon a bridge, within an underpass or within 30 metres of any such structure unless parking is otherwise permitted by signs; 
  6. on or partly on or over a sidewalk;

No person shall park or stop any vehicle or permit a vehicle to remain parked or stopped on any highway except as follows:

  1. where there is a raised curb, on the right side of the roadway, having regard to the direction in which the vehicle was travelling, with its right front and rear wheels parallel to and not more than fifteen (15) centimetres away from such curb; or
     
  2. where there is no curb or a rolled curb, on the right side of the highway having regard to the direction in which the vehicle was travelling, with the right front and rear wheels parallel to and as near to the right hand limit of the highway as is practicable without stopping over any part of a highway which is landscaped or which is not intended for the use of vehicles.

 

 

Parking infractions and associated fines

The following is a list of parking infractions along with the associated fines.

The first dollar amount on each line is the amount due when paying voluntarily within 15 days of the ticket’s date of issuance. The second amount is the set fine.

Part A – Parking Rules of the Road

Infraction 
Early Payment (within 15 days) 
 Set Fine

Park facing wrong direction - raised curb

$40

$60

Stop facing wrong direction - raised curb

$40

$60

Park more than 15 cm from raised curb

$40

$60

Stop more than 15 cm from raised curb

$40

$60

Park facing wrong direction - no curb

$40

$60

Stop facing wrong direction - no curb

$40

$60

Park too far from right limit of highway - no curb

$40

$60

Stop too far from right limit of highway - no curb

$40

$60

Park facing wrong direction - one way traffic - raised curb

$40

$60

Stop facing wrong direction - one way traffic - raised curb

$40

$60

Park more than 15 cm from raised curb - one way traffic

$40

$60

Stop more than 15 cm from raised curb - one way traffic

$40

$60

Park facing wrong direction - one way traffic - no curb

$40

$60

Stop facing wrong direction - one way traffic - no curb

$40

$60

Park too far from left limit of highway - one way traffic - no curb

$40

$60

Stop too far from left limit of highway - one way traffic - no curb

$40

$60

Park in front of fire hall lot - same side of highway

$50

$70

Park within 8 m of fire hall lot - same side of highway

$50

$70

Park in front of fire hall lot - opposite side of highway

$50

$70

Park within 30 m of fire hall lot - opposite side of highway

$50

$70

Park within 15 m of intersection

$50

$70

Park within 30 m of intersection controlled by traffic control signal

$50

$70

Park in front of main entrance to hotel

$50

$70

Park in front of main entrance to hospital

$50

$70

Park in front of main entrance to nursing home

$50

$70

Park in front of main entrance to theatre

$50

$70

Park in front of main entrance to auditorium

$50

$70

Park in front of main entrance to public building

$50

$70

Park in front of emergency exit from hotel

$50

$70

Park in front of emergency exit from hospital

$50

$70

Park in front of emergency exit from nursing home

$50

$70

Park in front of emergency exit from theatre

$50

$70

Park in front of emergency exit from auditorium

$50

$70

Park in front of emergency exit from public building

$50

$70

Park within 30 m of crosswalk controlled by traffic control signal - approach side - non- intersection

$50

$70

Park within 15 m of crosswalk controlled by traffic control signal - leaving side - non- intersection

$50

$70

Park - interfere with formation of funeral procession

$50

$70

Park within 15 m of roadway end on dead end highway

$50

$70

Park within 9 m of intersection

$50

$70

Park within 3 m of a point on the curb or edge of roadway opposite fire hydrant

$50

$70

Park in front of laneway

$50

$70

Park in front of driveway

$50

$70

Park within 1.5 m of laneway

$50

$70

Park within 1.5 m of driveway

$50

$70

Park - obstruct vehicle use of laneway

$40

$60

Park - obstruct vehicle use of driveway

$40

$60

Park - prevent removal of previously parked vehicle

$40

$60

Park - prevent removal of previously standing vehicle

$40

$60

Park - prevent ingress to metered parking space

$40

$60

Park - prevent egress from metered parking space

$40

$60

Park - impede ingress to metered parking space

$40

$60

Park - impede egress from metered parking space

$40

$60

Park for purpose of displaying vehicle for sale

$40

$60

Park for purpose of greasing vehicle - non- emergency

$40

$60

Park for purpose of repairing vehicle - non-emergency

$40

$60

Park for purpose of stripping vehicle - non- emergency

$40

$60

Park for purpose of partially stripping vehicle - non-emergency

$40

$60

Park - roadway width 6 m or less

$50

$70

Park on inner boulevard

$50

$70

Park on driveway within 0.5 m of sidewalk

$50

$70

Park on driveway within 1.5 m of roadway - no sidewalk

$50

$70

Park vehicle on driveway within 0.3 metres of sidewalk on west side of Lorne Ave. between 109 m and 152 m north of Somerset St.

$50

$70

Park - interfere with snow removal

$85

$105

Park - interfere with ice removal

$85

$105

Park - interfere with clearing of snow

$85

$105

Park - interfere with highway cleaning operations

$85

$105

Park – interfere with highway sweeping

$85

$105

Park in no parking area

$60

$80

Park in no parking area - Central Canada Exhibition

$50

$70

Park in no parking area - Central Canada Exhibition

$50

$70

Stop on sidewalk

$75

$95

Stop partly on sidewalk

$75

$95

Stop over sidewalk

$75

$95

Stop partly over sidewalk

$75

$95

Stop within intersection

$75

$95

Stop within crosswalk

$75

$95

Stop within school crosswalk zone between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

$75

$95

Stop adjacent to roadway excavation - impede traffic

$75

$95

Stop adjacent to roadway obstruction - impede traffic

$75

$95

Stop across from roadway excavation - impede traffic

$75

$95

Stop across from roadway obstruction - impede traffic

$75

$95

Stop on roadway side of stopped vehicle

$75

$95

Stop on roadway side of parked vehicle

$75

$95

Stop upon bridge

$75

$95

Stop upon elevated structure

$75

$95

Stop within tunnel

$75

$95

Stop within underpass

$75

$95

Stop within 30 m of bridge

$75

$95

Stop within 30 m of elevated structure

$75

$95

Stop within 30 m of tunnel

$75

$95

Stop within 30 m of underpass

$75

$95

Stop on central boulevard

$75

$95

Stop on outer boulevard

$75

$95

Stop adjacent to central boulevard

$75

$95

Stop adjacent to median strip

$75

$95

Stop within 30 m of railway crossing - approach side

$75

$95

Stop within 15 m of railway crossing - leaving side

$75

$95

Stop adjacent to a school between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

$90

$110

Stop adjacent to a park between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

$90

$110

Stop adjacent to a playground between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

$90

$110

Stop within turning basin of cul-de-sac

$90

$110

Stop in no stopping area

$100

$120

Stand in no standing area

$55

$75

Park in excess of posted time limits

$40

$60

Park in excess of 3 hours between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

$40

$60

Park within 300 m of previous parking space within 1 hour

$40

$60

Park vehicle exceeding 6.5 m in length between 9:00 p.m. of one day and 7:00 a.m. of next following day

$50

$70

Park school bus between 9 p.m. of one day and 7 a.m. of next following day

$50

$70

Park between 1a.m. and 7 a.m. from November 15 to April 1

$75

$95

Stop - not entirely within angled parking space

$40

$60

Stand - not entirely within angled parking space

$40

$60

Park - not entirely within angled parking space

$40

$60

Stop in angled parking space - improper angle

$40

$60

Stand in angled parking space - improper angle

$40

$60

Park in angled parking space - improper angle

$40

$60

Park in angled parking space - vehicle front not at curb

$40

$60

Park in angled parking space - vehicle front not at roadway edge

$40

$60

Park - unauthorized angle parking

$40

$60

Park - not entirely within parking meter space

$40

$60

Park in a parking meter zone area - not within a designated parking meter space

$40

$60

Park in parking meter space - fail to use meter

$40

$60

Park in parking meter space - fail to deposit required fee in meter

$40

$60

Park in parking meter space - fail to activate meter

$40

$60

Park at time expired metered

$40

$60

Park in parking meter space in excess of posted time limits

$40

$60

Park in parking meter space - meter hooded

$50

$70

Parallel park in metered space - front wheels of vehicle not opposite meter - single meter standard

$40

$60

Parallel park in metered space - vehicle rear not opposite forward meter - double meter standard

$40

$60

Parallel park in metered space - vehicle rear not close to forward meter - double meter standard

$40

$60

Parallel park in metered space - vehicle front not opposite rear meter - double meter standard

$40

$60

Parallel park in metered space - vehicle front not close to rear meter - double meter standard

$40

$60

Angle park in metered space - vehicle front not opposite meter provided for space

$40

$60

Angle park in metered space - vehicle front not close to meter provided for space

$40

$60

Park - not wholly within parking space

$40

$60

Park oversize vehicle in more than one parking space - insufficient coin deposits for meters used

$40

$60

Park – not entirely within area designated as pay and display parking machine space

$40

$60

Park in a pay and display parking machine zone area - not within a designated pay and display parking machine space

$40

$60

Park in pay and display parking machine space - fail to use machine, deposit required fee and active machine

$40

$60

Park in pay and display parking machine space - fail to place receipt on vehicle’s dashboard

$40

$60

Park in pay and display parking machine space- fail to place receipt in a position so that writing and markings face outward so as to be easily seen from outside vehicle

$40

$60

Park in pay and display parking space in excess of time shown on receipt

$40

$60

Park in pay and display parking machine space in excess of posted time limit

$40

$60

Park in pay and display parking machine space – not wholly within parking space

$40

$60

Park oversized vehicle in more than one pay and display parking machine space – receipt displayed insufficient fee deposited

$40

$60

Park in a loading zone

$50

$70

Stop in a loading zone

$50

$70

Stop in a bus zone

$100

$120

Park in a bus time point zone

$100

$120

Stop in a bus time point zone

$100

$120

Park in a school bus loading zone

$90

$110

Stop in a school bus loading zone

$90

$110

Park in a taxi zone - not a taxi

$50

$70

Stop in a taxi zone - not a taxi

$50

$70

Park in taxi zone - taxi not occupied

$50

$70

Stop in taxi zone - taxi not occupied

$50

$70

Park in a police vehicle zone

$50

$70

Stop in a police vehicle zone

$50

$70

Park in a hotel loading zone

$50

$70

Stop in a hotel loading zone

$50

$70

Park in a hotel loading zone in excess of 15 minutes

$50

$70

Stop in a hotel loading zone in excess of 15 minutes

$50

$70

Park in a bookmobile zone

$50

$70

Stop in a bookmobile zone

$50

$70

Park in a diplomatic loading zone

$50

$70

Stop in a diplomatic loading zone

$50

$70

Park in a diplomatic loading zone – not loading/unloading

$50

$70

Stop in a diplomatic loading zone – not loading/unloading

$50

$70

Park in a motorcycle zone

$50

$70

Stop in a motorcycle zone

$50

$70

Park in a tour bus zone

$60

$80

Stop in a tour bus zone

$60

$80

Park in an excursion loading zone

$50

$70

Stop in an excursion loading zone

$50

$70

Stop in a reserved bus lane

$100

$120

Stop in a reserved bicycle lane

$100

$120

Stop in a high-occupancy vehicle lane

$75

$95

Park on a barricaded highway

$50

$70

Park tow truck within 100 m of scene of collision

$160

$190

Park tow truck within 100 m of scene of an apparent collision

$160

$190

Park tow truck within 100 m of a vehicle involved in collision

$160

$190

Park vehicle on highway - obstruct traffic

$55

 $75

Park in excess of 4 hours – disability parking permit

$35

$55
Park a vehicle on a mall when prohibited $90 $110

Stop a vehicle on a mall when prohibited

$90

$110

Park vehicle on highway during time period prescribed by the General Manager

$75

$95

Part B – Parking: Private and City Property

Unauthorized parking on private property

$55

$75

(Park,stop) vehicle on park except on portion of park specified as parking area

$45

$65

(Park vehicle on park)(Permit vehicle to remain parked) on portion of park specified as parking area between the hours of 11 p.m. of one day and 5 a.m. of the next following day

$45

$65

(Park, stop vehicle)(permit vehicle to be parked, stopped) on the park known as “Brewer Park” between the hours of 
11 p.m. of one day and 7 a.m. of the next following day

$45

$65

(Park vehicle, permit vehicle to be parked) on portion of park specified as parking area contrary to any (conditions, prohibitions) that are stated on posted signs

$45

$65

(Park vehicle, Permit vehicle to be parked) in pay and display machine space without (using pay and display machine, depositing fee in accordance with rate per hour, ensuring machine activated)

$35

$55

(Park vehicle, Permit vehicle to be parked) in pay and display machine space without placing receipt on vehicle dashboard in position so that writing and markings can be easily seen

$35

$55

(Park vehicle, Permit vehicle to be parked) in pay and display machine space with expired receipt

$35

$55

(Park vehicle, Permit vehicle to be parked) in parking meter space in park without using meter

$35

$55

(Park vehicle, Permit vehicle to be parked) in parking meter space in park without (depositing fee, depositing fee in denomination of coin indicated on the meter)

$35

$55

(Park vehicle, Permit vehicle to be parked) in parking meter space in park without activating meter by turning handle

$35

$55

(Park vehicle, Permit vehicle to be parked) in parking meter space in park without depositing coin

$35

$55

(Park vehicle, Permit vehicle to be parked) in parking meter space in park without using parking card

$35

$55

(Park vehicle, Permit vehicle to be parked) in parking meter space indicating unexpired time paid

$35

$55

Park on City of Ottawa property in area prohibited by sign

$50

$70

Park on City of Ottawa property in a reserved area

$50

$70

Park on City of Ottawa property in excess of posted time limits

$50

$70

Person (parking, leaving) any motor vehicle on City property known municipally as 170 Second Avenue for a longer period of time than that set out on the sign

$30

$50

Person (parking, leaving) any motor vehicle on City property known municipally as 574 Bank Street for a longer period of time than that set out on the sign

$30

$50

Park on City of Ottawa property in a loading zone

$50

$70

Stop on City of Ottawa property in a loading zone

$45

$65

Part C – Parking for the Physically Disabled

Park in space reserved for physically disabled - no disability parking permit

$350

$450

Park on City of Ottawa property - Lansdowne Park - in a taxi zone

$50

$70

Stop on City of Ottawa property - Lansdowne Park - in a taxi zone

$50

$70

Report an issue with a parked vehicle on private property

Please call 3-1-1 if the issue is related to the following:

  • An immediate hazard to people or property
  • Personal accessibility

You must be on site and will be required to provide documentation proving that you own or rent the property or that you are assigned the designated parking space. Please start by selecting the parking location or specific issue:

Unauthorized Parking

Oversized vehicle

Front yard parking

For more information

Please refer to the parking regulations and restrictions page or the Parking By-Law (No. 2003-530) for more information.