Permit Parking Program is now operational

Posted on July 2, 2020

Permit Parking Program will be operational as of July 2nd. In order to maintain the safety of city staff, the office will remain closed to the public but is accessible by telephone (416- 392-7873) and email permit.parking@toronto.ca from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Renewals

All permits expired May 31st.  Those expired permit holders will be able to renew their permits online at www.toronto.ca/transportation or via regular mail. Renewal notices will be mailed with all the instructions. Permit holders can apply without their renewal notice by entering the vehicle licence plate in the online renewal system. The renewal period will run from July 2nd to August 3rd.

New Applicants

New applications will be processed via mail and for the duration of the pandemic a telephone option will be available.  We encourage new applicants to contact our office before mailing in an application to ensure they have the proper documents.

Parking Enforcement Clarification

During the pandemic there were inquiries and complaints regarding enforcement. With the office closed, the Toronto Police Service, Parking Enforcement unit were honouring expired permits and suspending enforcement activity. More specifically, they were not enforcing the permit parking bylaw (parking in a permit location without a valid permit). The goal was to accommodate the minority of vehicles unable to apply for a residential permit. Other regulations such as parking in temporal restrictions (i.e. 1-hour parking) were being considered.

Non permit vehicles were encouraged to park in legal parking spaces (i.e. not blocking a fire hydrant, driveway, too close to a curb, parked in a no stopping, no standing or no parking zone).

Notices were issued in lieu of tickets for vehicles parked in what was considered illegal parking during non-covid times. Enforcement is expected to resume once the renewal process is completed in early August.

We apologize to all permit holders for any inconvenience this has caused and appreciate your support and understanding during these unpreceded times.

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