As part of the City’s COVID-19 response, the Permit Parking office is phasing in operations until it is safe to fully reopen. In-person services will be available starting August 9 and we are assisting customers by phone and email from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
A residential on-street permit entitles permit holding residents to park their automobile on the street within a specified area exclusively during permit parking hours. This program generally services those residential areas where driveways and/or garages are not common.
The Spring 2021 on-street parking permit renewal period is now closed.
Refunds for Returned Parking Permits
If you are changing your place of residence, selling your car or for any other reason no longer require a permit, permits may be returned by mail or in-person at the Permit Parking office for a refund. The refund amount will be pro-rated based on the unused full months remaining in the permit parking term.
Note: All refunds are mailed in the form of a cheque. Please allow 2-3 weeks for the refund cheque to arrive.
Permits may be re-issued (for a nominal reissue fee) for a change of address, to transfer the parking permit to another car, or if lost.
Bring in proof of your change of address (lease, bill, or other documentation with your new address) along with your current permit to get a new permit for parking at the new address. If your new place of residence is not within a permit parking street or area, or if it is and permit parking spaces are not available, you may be eligible for a refund. (See Refunds for Returned Parking Permits above).
Permits are issued to a specific licence plate and are not transferable from vehicle to vehicle. If your licence plate number has changed, return your permit along with a copy of your new vehicle registration, and a permit will be reissued.
If your automobile is being repaired or temporarily replaced, and you wish to park your replacement vehicle on the street, you can go to the Permit Parking office and obtain a no-charge temporary parking permit. You will be required to present the permit holder’s driver’s licence, proof of replacement vehicle can be any of the following: police report indicating accident or theft, collision/accident report indicating your vehicle was in an accident, fax/letter from insurance company/manufacturer or dealership stating your vehicle is being repaired/there is a recall, body/repair shop or dealership letter/invoice indicating anticipated repair completion date.
Bring in the permit holder’s driver’s licence (or a photocopy) that reflects the address where the permit is for, and a permit will be reissued.
If you applied by mail or renewed online and did not receive your permit via the mail, you are entitled to a reissue free of charge.
Permits are issued to residents only on a six months basis, although permits for two consecutive terms are available. Terms are from December 1 to May 31 and from June 1 to November 30. All permits issued during a term will be effective until the end of that term.
To determine whether your street or area is designated for permit parking and spaces are available, contact the Permit Parking office.
In order to renew your parking permit for the next permit term, your driver’s licence and vehicle registration must be updated to match the address on your residential permit.
Certain streets and areas are wait listed if there are no available parking spaces. To go on a wait list, complete a wait list application form– FIX and submit to the Permit Parking office. Once the application is processed, you will be notified when a parking space becomes available.
All fees are subject to an annual inflationary increase based on the City’s User Fee Policy and change without prior notice.
If purchasing in person: cash, credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or American Express), debit card and personal cheque or money order, made payable to “Treasurer, City of Toronto.”
If purchasing by mail: personal cheque or money order, made payable to “Treasurer, City of Toronto.”
|Description||Fee Basis||User Fee|
|No access to on-site parking for resident’s first vehicle permit||Per month||$17.21 + HST|
|No access to on-site parking for resident’s second and any subsequent vehicle permits||Per month||$53.43 + HST|
|Resident does have access to on-site parking (permit is for convenience)||Per month||$75.16 + HST|
|Re-Issues||Per re-issue||$8.15 + HST|
Residents applying for a parking permit after a permit term has already started will be charged the monthly fee from the date of purchase (permits cannot be purchased with future effective dates) to the end of the permit term. For example, a permit issued mid-month is still charged that month’s fee.
For further clarification on permit fees, contact the Permit Parking office.
Permit parking is implemented on either a street-name basis where parking is restricted to one specific street, or on an area-basis where a number of streets have been grouped into permit areas in order to maximize the available parking.
A permit holder who parks on a street authorized for permit parking must park in a legal space during licenced parking hours shown on the signs on the street. Though subject to other existing traffic regulations, permit holders generally have the privilege of parking their vehicles overnight and are exempt from the 1, 2, and 3 hour parking restrictions. Conversely, vehicles without parking permits may be tagged if parked in parking spaces designated for those with permits. The permit parking by-law is enforced by Toronto Police Services, Parking Enforcement Unit. Contravention of the by-law may result in the loss of your permit parking privilege.