Residential Permit Parking

  • The Parking Enforcement Office is responsible for administering the Residential Permit Parking Program.
  • This program is implemented in various areas of the city where institutions impact on the surrounding residential areas. See additional info on parking controls on our On-Street Parking page.
  • Residential Parking Permits can be obtained at the Parking Enforcement Office listed at the bottom of this page.
  • A maximum of two Residential Vehicle Permits can be provided to each household.
  • Residential Vehicle Permits are permits that are specific to a licence plate. Ownership must be provided.
  • A property owner who does not live at the house is entitled to purchase one Residential Vehicle Permit. Proof of ownership, such as a copy of the deed or municipal tax bill is required. This is not included in the limit of two per household. Driver's Licence and Vehicle Ownership are also required to obtain this permit. Address should match the mailing address on the deed or municipal tax bill.
  • Effective, September 1, 2019, the cost of the first Residential Vehicle Permit is $35.00, and the second Residential Vehicle Permit is $20.00. The vehicle for the second Permit must be registered to the current address. These fees are per contract not by household.
  • Effective, September 1, 2019, A Visitor Permit, to be used in the immediate vicinity of the purchasing address, may be purchased for $35.00.
  • If permit is plate specific, vehicle ownership must be provided.
  • The following is the identification that must be brought in when purchasing Residential Parking permits (no exceptions); no electronic copies of documentation will be accepted (starting September 1, 2021):

    • Landlord/Owner:
      • Current Tax Statement (that states you own property)
      • Valid Driver's Licence (that matches mailing address on Tax Statement)
      • Valid Vehicle Ownership (that matches mailing address on Tax Statement)
        • Note: Landlords/Owners who do not reside at address are only permitted to get a vehicle-specific permit and are not permitted to get a visitor permit.
    • Resident:
      • ​Valid Driver's Licence (that states your name and address that requires the permit)
      • Valid Vehicle Ownership (that states your name and address that requires the permit)
      • Current Tax Statement (that states your name and address that requires the permit)
        • Note: If only a visitor permit is requested - Ownership is not needed; however, a current bill for hydro, water, utilities, phone or internet would be required with your name/address on it.
    • Renter/Tenant:
      • Valid Driver's Licence (that states your name and address that requires the permit)
      • Valid Vehicle Ownership (that states your name and address that requires the permit)
      • Valid Lease Agreement (with Current Month Rent Receipt - not monthly breakdown)
        • Note: If only a visitor permit is requested - Ownership is not needed, however a current bill for hydro, water, utilities, phone or internet would be required with your name/address on it.
    • Students: 
      • Valid Driver's Licence
      • Valid Vehicle Ownership
      • Valid Lease Agreement (with Current Month Rent Receipt - not monthly breakdown)
      •  Valid Proof of Enrollment to the school attending (must list the address that requires parking permit)
        • Note: ​If only a visitor permit is requested - Ownership is not needed, however a current bill for hydro, water, utilities, phone or internet would be required with your name/address on it​.
  • Please Note: 
    • No electronic copies of documentation will be accepted! 
    • Original Ownerships with Validation stickers on back if paperwork is expired.
  • If you are a new resident, please make sure that the property owner/landlord provides documentation to let the Parking Enforcement office know that the previous tenants have moved out. This can be done in writing with a letter that clearly states owner/landlord contact information and previous tenants by name.
  • If a representative is coming on behalf of an applicant, a written consent stating that the applicant has authorized the representative (with name and contact information) to pick up their permits on their behalf must be provided.
  • The fee to replace a lost or stolen permit is $35.00. A request for a new permit must be accompanied by a Windsor Police Department report number.
  • Any misuse or selling of any Residential Permits will result in the permit being revoked permanently from the address and difficulty with possible future purchases.
  • Courtesy Permits valid for up to 5 days may be obtained to provide parking for guests. These permits are only available after a Visitor Permit has been purchased for the address.
  • Previous years' complaints and administration discretion on documentation provided will also be taken into consideration before permits are issued.

For questions or more information, please contact:

Parking Enforcement Office
1266 McDougall Street
Windsor, Ontario
Canada
N8X 3M7

Phone: For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, call (519) 255-6298, email parkingenforcement@citywindsor.ca or fax (519) 255-9467

Hours for Residential Permits: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday (excluding holidays)