Accessible Parking Permits and Veteran Plates
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Accessible Parking Permits & Veteran Plates

Parking privileges are available to those with a valid "Accessible Parking Permit" or a "Veterans Plate" (poppy plate). These privileges may vary for each municipality. It is the responsibility of the individual that holds a valid "Accessible Parking Permit" or "Veterans Plate" to be aware of the by-laws of each municipality with regards to the use of these permits or plates and to park in the appropriate legal parking areas at all times. If you do not make yourself aware of these by-laws, you risk receiving a penalty notice (parking ticket).

Accessible Parking Permits:  

The City of Windsor grants privileges to residents who have Accessible Parking Permits (APP). These privileges allow those that hold a valid APP to park within the specially designated parking spots.

Sample Accessible Parking Permit

The following are examples of locations that can be parked at without depositing coinage or payment into machines or meters, when correctly displaying your Accessible Parking Permit on your dash or turned down visor:

  • Municipal Parking Lots - Parking in City-owned surface lots is free of charge for anyone with a visible and valid Ontario accessible parking permit, whether parked in an accessible parking space or not. However, the maximum parking lot time limits apply (e.g. 3 hours). Please read the signs in the parking lots for the maximum allowable parking time for the specific lot being used. 
  • On-Street Parking - Throughout the city, there are locations that provide on-street accessible permit parking. These locations usually have two signs for one spot (see example below). When parking within an area that has meters, you are expected to pay the meter; if you find a spot that has "Accessible Permit Parking" signage, you will notice the meter head is usually removed and you will not need to pay to park in this. Please note that this spot can only be parked in for the maximum time listed on the signage.
 Parking space marked with accessible parking signs
The following are examples of locations in which payment for parking must be made by depositing coinage or payment into machines or meters, even if you're correctly displaying your Accessible Parking Permit on your dash or turned down visor:
 
  • Municipal Parking Garages
  • On-Street Parking Meters
  • Most Private Property locations - contact individual locations for rates, or watch for signage.

Yes, you can see it, but can we read it??? 

See tips to making sure your "Accessible Parking Permit" is clearly displayed.

If you are looking to apply for an "Accessible Parking Permit" please visit ServiceOntario for steps involved in getting a permit.


Veteran Plates:

Individuals that have been issued a Veteran Licencing Plate are also granted special privileges.

Sample of veteran plate with poppy
Currently, City Council determined that all war veterans with a Ministry of Transportation supplied poppy on their licence plate or any other such demarcation will be permitted to park at the following locations without depositing coinage or payment into machine or meter for the maximum time specified on the meter or in the lot. (e.g. 2-hour maximum)
 
  • Municipal Parking Lots
  • On-Street Parking Meters 

The following are examples of locations at which payment for parking must be made by depositing coinage or payment into machines or meters:

  • Municipal Parking Garages
  • Most Private Property Locations - contact individual locations for rates, or watch for signage.

If you are looking to apply for an "Veteran Licence Plate" please visit Legion - Ontario Command for the application and fees involved.


For questions or more information, please contact:

Parking Enforcement Office
1266 McDougall Street
Windsor, Ontario
Canada
N8X 3M7
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, call (519) 255-6298, email parkingenforcement@citywindsor.ca or fax (519) 255-9467.