On-street parking permit (residential)

The residential on-street parking permit allows eligible residents to park on assigned street(s) for up to 48 hours. It also allows parkers – with some limitations and conditions – to remain parked on the street during a winter weather parking ban. Residential parking permit holders are not exempt from on-street paid parking fees. If parking in a Pay & Display zone, residential parking permit holders are subject to applicable fees and must follow any other parking restrictions in effect. Refer to payment instructions on parking equipment.

Before you begin

  • You must reside in the designated area; 
  • You do not have access to off-street parking; 
  • Licence and registration of the vehicle used for the on-street parking must match the name and address on the permit application; 
  • Student attending a post – secondary educational institution and are not the registered vehicle owner, must submit a letter from the registered vehicle owner.

What you need

The applicant must complete an application form and provide:

  • Licence and registration of the vehicle used for the on-street parking;
  • Confirmation of no off-street parking options.

Tenant will require:

  1. A letter from the landlord or rental office confirming:  
    1. Proof of residence;  
    2. No off-street parking options available. 
  2. The vehicle registration certificate with the name and address of the lessee; the name and address on it must match the name and address on the on-street parking permit application.


The following pricing is effective January 1, 2024. The cost of a replacement license is $12.25 plus HST.

  • Summer monthly permit (April – November) $35 plus HST per month (January 2024) 
  • Winter monthly permit (December – March) $163 plus HST per month (January 2024)
  • Annual permit $750 plus HST (January 2024)

Pre-authorized payments 

  • Pre-authorized equalized monthly payments are available for annual permits. 
  • Please note that by choosing the Annual Pre-Authorized Payment option you are opting to purchase the permit for a 12-month period. These pre-authorized payments cannot be cancelled, and refunds will not be issued.


For refund inquiries please contact parking.operations@ottawa.ca

  • Refunds will not be issued for a period of less than 30 days before the expiry date.
  • Refunds are calculated based on the difference between the total cost of the permit and the cost of the months used on the permit. There is an additional admin fee of $35 (plus HST) to process refunds.
  • Any refund issued will be calculated starting the first full month following the review of supporting documentation provided, permits cannot be cancelled midmonth.
  • Please allow 3 business days for your refund request to be reviewed.


On-street parking permit (residential) application

We are currently experiencing longer than usual delays in processing permit applications. We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.