Winter Parking Update from the City of Ottawa
Ottawa – The City of Ottawa wants to remind residents that overnight parking bans and on-street parking fees have changed in the past year.
The annual fee structure for on-street parking permits remains unchanged from 2015, but monthly fees now change by season. This means that permits are less expensive in the summer months but more expensive in winter to reflect the true cost of maintenance.
- The monthly fee from April to November is $30 + HST
- The monthly fee from December to March is $140 + HST
- The annual fee is $648 + HST
Residents now have the option to pay for an annual permit with equalized pre-authorized monthly payments. This option is available only at the City Hall Client Service Centre located at 110 Laurier Avenue West.
Overnight parking bans can be put into effect in Ottawa anytime between Tuesday, November 15, 2016 and Saturday, April 1, 2017. These restrictions ensure that the City’s snow-clearing crews are able to keep Ottawa’s roads safe and clear for pedestrians, cyclists, public transit, and motorists.
During an overnight parking ban, residents are reminded that there is no parking on city streets between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. so that crews can plow easily and effectively. Vehicles parked on the street during an overnight parking ban may be ticketed and towed.
On-street parking permit holders are exempt from this restriction, but are encouraged to not park on the street during a winter storm whenever possible. Non permit holders can avoid fines by not parking on the street overnight. Free parking is available in covered City owned parking garages during overnight parking bans.
The City of Ottawa will announce parking bans and inform residents if there is an exemption through ottawa.ca and the City’s Twitter account @ottawacity.
Sign up to receive e-mail or Twitter notifications of overnight parking restrictions at ottawa.ca. After you sign up, you will receive an e-mail or Twitter alert via @ottawacity, every time a winter overnight parking restriction goes into effect or is lifted. The service is free and you can unsubscribe at anytime.
You can also find out if an overnight parking restriction is in effect by calling 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401) or through local media.