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Overnight parking restrictions March 2

These restrictions ensure that the City’s snow-clearing crews are able to keep Ottawa’s roads safe and clear for pedestrians, cyclists, public transit, and motorists.

Parking will not be permitted on Ottawa streets between 1 and 7 a.m.  Wednesday, March 2. Vehicles parked on the street when a restriction is in effect will be ticketed, and could be towed. Vehicle owners who have a municipal on-street parking permit are exempt from winter overnight parking restrictions.

The City of Ottawa will announce parking restrictions and inform residents if there is an exemption through and the City’s Twitter account @ottawacity.
What’s new?
During winter overnight parking bans, residents will have free access to covered City owned parking garages. For more information about which City garages are free during winter overnight parking bans, visit
The annual fee structure for on-street parking permits remains unchanged but monthly fees will change by season. This means that permits will be less expensive in the summer months but more expensive in winter to reflect the true cost of maintenance. The new fee structure will take effect in early 2016.

Be in the know about snow
Sign up to receive e-mail or Twitter notifications of overnight parking restrictions at After you sign up, you will receive an e-mail or Twitter alert via @ottawacity, 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 through local media.