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Parking permits for business

Business identity card parking permit

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 permit allows drivers to temporarily park on-street in “Loading” or signed “No Parking” zones. 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".  

What you need  

The applicant must complete an online application form and provide:

  • Copy of the vehicle registration; 
  • 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. 

Cost 

$130.00 per year (per vehicle) (2021) 

Apply  

Online
Small business parking permit (business identity card) application

Please allow up to 3 business days for your application to be processed. 

Day care parking permit

The day care parking permit is to provide a safe and convenient manner for the drop-off and pick-up of day care users (i.e. children), without a significant disruption to the availability of on-street parking or the operation of the street.

This allows the establishment to have a temporary pick-up and drop-off zone along the street, where vehicles can stop for the purpose of picking up children. “No Parking” zones are established on-street adjacent to the day care centres and permits are then issued to provide special fifteen minute privileges for loading and unloading only in that zone.

Permit holders can park for no more than fifteen minutes only in the defined area that corresponds to the permit.

What you need

The applicant must complete an online application form and provide:

  • A list of licence plate numbers and Province of issuance of each vehicle for which permits are required.  

Note: New applicants must provide evidence that they are the administrative manager of the day care and justification for the required number of parking permits.  

Cost

$285.00 per year (2021) 

Apply

Online
Day care parking permit application

Please allow up to 3 business days for your application to be processed.

Special events parking permit

Special event parking permit is to provide short-term on-street parking privileges under special circumstances, typically for infrequent not-for-profit or charitable events at locations such as schools, places of worship, and other institutions.  Permits are issued to provide patrons some relief from time-restriction regulations when a special parking longer-duration demand is anticipated that cannot be accommodated off-street.  

What you need  

The applicant must complete an application form and indicate the:

  • Nature of the special event; 
  • Date(s), time of day, and duration;  
  • Number of available off-street parking spaces required. 

Note: The applicant must be either the property owner where the special event is to be located, or the event manager/organizer authorized by the owner.  

Cost 

$27.50 (per event per area) (2021) 

Apply

Online
Special events parking permit application

Please allow up to 3 business days for your application to be processed. 

Special event parking permit – funeral

The special event parking permit – funeral is to provide short-term on-street parking privileges for funerals.  The permit is to allow patrons attending a funeral to park longer than is otherwise permitted on specified streets.  It is not intended to provide any special privilege with respect to metered parking, loading zones, no stopping zones, or other parking-restricted areas.  

What you need  

The applicant must complete an application form and indicate the reasons why they need the permit, including:

  • Date, the time of day, and the duration of the event;
  • Number of off-street parking spaces required.

Note: The applicant must be an authorized agent of the location of the funeral. 

Cost 

There is no cost associated with this parking permit.  

Apply

Online
Special event parking permit (funeral) application

Please allow up to 3 business days for your application to be processed. 

Temporary consideration parking permit

The temporary consideration parking permit provides short-term on-street parking privileges under special circumstances. Permits are issued in circumstances when off-street parking spaces are displaced temporarily, such as during off-street construction activities or when a garbage dumpster may occupy a property’s parking space. 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.  

What you need  

The applicant must complete an online application form and include:

  • The number of off-street parking spaces required; 
  • 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). 

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

Cost 

  • Summer (April – Nov): $32.75 + HST per month (per vehicle) (2021) 
  • Winter (Dec – Mar): $152 + HST per month (per vehicle) (2021) 

Note: Permits are generally issued for up to two weeks per permit. The fees are adjusted at time of purchase to reflect this.  

Apply  

Online
Temporary consideration parking permit application

Please allow up to 3 business days for your application to be processed. 

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: $68.00
  • Rental on boulevard: $ 0.75/m2/day
  • Rental on sidewalk/roadway: $ 1.75/m2/day
  • Minimum rental charge: $ 35.00 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

Tour bus parking permit

Tour Bus Parking Permits are used by tour bus operators to park at any of the yellow tour bus parking meters.  Each permit is valid for a maximum period of 24 consecutive hours and allows a tour bus to park at any designated tour bus meter without having to pay the hourly rate.  The permit indicates both the time and date of expiry.

Approximate cost

  • $25 per permit

Approximate timeline

  • Upon receiving the permit fee

Permit requirements

  • Permit fee

Who to contact

Contact 3-1-1

Where to apply

No application necessary; permits may be purchased at:

  • City Hall Client Service Centre (110 Laurier Avenue)
  • Champagne Pool Recreation Facility (321 King Edward Avenue)
  • Place an order online and pick-up at the client service center of your choice. Shop now!

Volunteer parking permit

Volunteer parking permit is to provide special short-term parking privileges for drivers of charitable organizations for delivery and pick-up, 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 for up to 15 minutes.   

What you need

The applicant must complete an online application form and provide:

  • A list of the vehicle license plates numbers and the Province of issuance.

Note: The applicant must be authorized by the charitable organization to submit requests on their behalf.

Cost

There are no fees associated with this parking permit. 

Apply

Online
Volunteer parking permit application

Please allow up to 3 business days for your application to be processed.