Visitors parking permit

Visitors parking permits allow out-of-town non-residents (residing 30km or more outside the Nation Capital Region/City of Ottawa) to park in residential parking permit zones for a maximum of two weeks.  

What you need

The applicant must complete an online application form and provide:

  • Proof of residency – copy of lease if renting; 
  • Copy of visitors vehicle registration. If the vehicle registration does not show the visitors address, then the applicant must also provide the visitors driver’s licence for proof of non-residency. 

Note: Residents of the City of Ottawa are responsible to apply for a visitor’s parking permit on behalf of his or her visitor.


  • Residential Visitor Parking (no refunds) per week or less
    • $8.75 +HST (summer:  April – Nov) (2024)
    • $40.75 +HST (Winter: Dec – Mar) (2024) 
  • Residential Visitor Parking (no refunds) up to 2 weeks  
    • $17.50 +HST (Summer:  April – Nov) (2024) 
    • $81.50 +HST (winter (Dec – Mar) (2024)


Visitor parking permit application

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

Note: Refunds are not available for this permit.