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Parking permits for business

Temporary construction-related encroachment permit

Temporary Construction-related Encroachment Permits are issued to clients undertaking a private property project requiring the use of City road allowance in order to store materials and/or stage part of their work. 

Approximate cost

  • Processing fee: $59.20
  • Rental on boulevard: $ 0.65/m2/day
  • Rental on sidewalk/roadway: $ 1.52/m2/day
  • Minimum rental charge: $ 30 daily

Approximate timeline

  • Five working days and may require additional time if a  traffic management plan is required

Permit requirements

  • Application Form
  • Fee

Who to contact

Right of Way Permit Office, 613-580-2424, ext. 16000 or call 3-1-1

Where to apply

Right of Way Permit Office, 100 Constellation Drive, 6 East, or electronically at ROW_Permit_Office@Ottawa.ca

Business identity card parking permit

The purpose of the Business Identity Card Permit is to provide special short-term parking privileges for drivers of commercial or delivery and pick-up vehicles, not including passenger services, in the downtown and business districts of the City.  The card is essentially a permit that allows drivers to temporarily park on-street in “Loading” or signed “No Parking” zones.  It is intended to serve business-related drivers and is applicable across the City, where defined Loading or No Parking zones exist along the street.  It is not intended to provide any special privilege with respect to metered parking or other parking-restricted areas.

Permit holders are allowed to stop, for purposes of delivery, pick-up, or loading, for: (i) up to fifteen (15) minutes in a "No Parking Zone"; or (ii) up to fifteen (15) minutes in a "Loading Zone".

Approximate cost

  • 2017: $120 per year (per vehicle)

Approximate timeline

  • Upon the approval of a completed application form with permit fee

Permit requirements

Applicants are required to complete an application form and provide proof of their eligibility by describing in writing the nature of their business or service that requires them to be involved in the delivery and/or pickup of goods, packages, or messages in the normal conduct of that business or the provision of that service.

Who to Contact

Please visit a Client Service Centre or call 3-1-1.

Where to apply

Visit a Client Service Centre

Temporary consideration parking permit

 The purpose of the Temporary Consideration Parking Permit is to provide short-term on-street parking privileges under special circumstances. In general, permits are issued in circumstances when off-street parking spaces are displaced temporarily such as during off-street construction when a property’s parking spaces may be occupied with construction activities or garbage dumpsters. Permits may be issued for both residential and non-residential uses. The intent of this permit is to provide relief from parking regulations for infrequent and unavoidable circumstances when off-street parking is temporarily unavailable.

Approximate cost

As of January 1, 2017, the fees are:

  • Summer (April-Nov): $30 + HST per month (per vehicle)
  • Winter (Dec-Mar): $140 + HST per month (per vehicle)

Approximate timeline

  • Upon the approval of a completed application form with permit fee

Permit requirements

The applicant must complete an application and state the reasons why the permit is required and needed including:

  • The number of usually available off-street parking spaces;
  • The number of off-street parking spaces temporarily displaced;
  • The nature of the off-street activities that will temporarily displace parking (such as driveway modifications, parking area modifications, yard renovations, home renovations, or moving activities); and,
  • That alternative off-street means of providing the required temporary parking were sought by the applicant but found to be unavailable.

The applicant must be the property owner or authorized property manager.

Who to contact or where to apply

Please visit a Client Service Centre or call 3-1-1.