Clearing the Way for You!
Keeping more than 6,000 kilometres of roadway and 2,000 kilometres of sidewalks snow free is no easy task. That’s why the City of Ottawa would like to remind you of its winter overnight parking regulations, which are now in effect. These regulations allow snow removal crews to keep Ottawa’s roads and sidewalks safe and clear for motorists, public transit, pedestrians and cyclists.
Remember, between November 15 and April 1, parking is not permitted on all Ottawa streets between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m when a snowfall of 7 cm or more is forecast by Environment Canada. This includes any forecast for a range of snow more than 7 cm, such as a snowfall forecast of 5 to 10 cm.
Vehicles parked on the street when a restriction is in effect will be ticketed, even if it does not snow. The fine for vehicles parked during this restricted period is $60. Vehicle owners who have a municipal on-street parking permit are exempt from winter overnight parking restrictions.
Keep in mind that snow may be removed from city streets even when no snow is forecast. When daytime or night-time snow removal operations are planned, temporary “no parking” snow removal signs will be posted before snow removal begins. Vehicle owners are reminded not to park on streets where temporary “no parking” snow removal signs are placed. Vehicles parked during planned snow removal will be ticketed with a $75 fine and towed to a nearby street. This restriction applies to all vehicles, including those with on-street parking permits.
Be in the know about snow. Sign up to receive e-mail or Twitter notifications of overnight parking restrictions at ottawa.ca/winterparking. After you sign up, you will receive an e-mail or Twitter alert 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 by tuning in to local media for announcements about on-street parking restrictions.