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The Parking Store

Residential Parking Program

Residential parking permit holders can only park in their specific residential zone and are required to obey all traffic by-laws, including all annual snow route bans, residential parking bans, and public works street works signs for spring street cleaning.

Residential Parking Programs help communities manage non-resident vehicles in their neighbourhood by restricting the amount of time non-residents can park. Through the permit system, residents can be exempted from timed restrictions.

Only one vehicle license plate will be allowed to be registered per residential parking permit. There continues to be a limit of 3 permits per residence.

Residential Zones

Residential Zone Boundaries
Find Your Zone

Applying For a Residential Parking Permit

Residential parking permits are available to residents who live on a residential street that have one or two hour residential time restrictions in place or where a meter was installed to replace the time restriction.

Please see below for what documentation is required when applying for a residential parking permit.

All outstanding fines and or balances must be paid in full prior to the renewal or issuance of a residential parking permits.

Permit Renewal

NEW – The option to apply by mail is now available to current Residential Permit Holders only

Required documents to be included in mailed applications:

  • Payment accepted by Cheque only; $25.00 payable to City of Winnipeg
  • A Completed Application Form, which can be found below
  • All other required documents as shown below in the section titled “Required Documentation”
  • A valid e-mail address on the Permit Application so a Permit Confirmation e-mail can be sent out once the permit has been processed, indicating the permit has been approved.

Send to completed applications to:

The Parking Store
495 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E4

A renewal of your parking permit(s) require the same documentation as a new application would. Before coming to our office, please see below for what documents you will require.

All outstanding fines and or balances must be paid in full prior to the renewal or issuance of a residential parking permits.

If applying for a Residential Stadium Zone Event permit please see Stadium Event Zone Permit Program.

Residential Permit Application: English | Français

Required Documentation

Item 1: Identification

This identification must reflect your current address where you reside, usually a Driver's License or other ID with current address.

Item 2: Valid MPI Registration

Always bring your valid MPI registration for each vehicle that requires a permit, reflecting your current address where you reside. Post-office boxes are not accepted.

Item 3: Proof of Residence

Further documentation may be required if you are a dual citizen, student or if the vehicle is registered to a business or someone else.

  • Piece of recently dated mail such as a utilities bill or credit card statement
  • Current rental agreement
If... Accepted Documentation

Your vehicle is registered to someone else

Declaration Form
  • A signed declaration from the registered owner
  • One piece of proof of residence that shows your address within the requested zone (Item 3)
  • Identification and vehicle registration (Items 1 and 2)


Your vehicle is registered to a business
  • Each year a letter must be provided on company letter head. The letter must state that the vehicle is required to be taken home from work, your address within the requested zone and the license plate
  • Proof of employment (business card, pay stub or T4)
  • Identification and vehicle registration (Items 1 and 2)


You're a dual citizen or have multiple residences
  • One piece of proof of residence that show your address within the requested zone (Item 3)
  • One piece of proof of residence that show your address outside the requested zone (Item 3)
  • A signed declaration stating you reside within the boundaries for at least half the year
  • Identification and vehicle registration (Items 1 and 2)


You're a student from out of town
  • One piece of proof of residence that show your address within the requested zone (Item 3)
  • Each year or term a letter must be provided on your schools letterhead indicating you are a student at the school and the duration of your studies, if you are living in student housing, the address must also be included
  • Identification and vehicle registration (Items 1 and 2)

Changes to Your Vehicle Information

Changes to the vehicles associated to your permit can be made by filling out the form below and providing to WPA. All vehicles displaying a valid permit must be registered prior to parking within your zone.

Plate updates require a minimum of 1 business day to be processed.

Licence Plate Registration: English | Français

Cancelling a Parking Permit

If you no longer wish to park in a WPA parkade or lot, please remit the following to the Parking Store at 495 Portage Avenue:

  • written notice in the form of a completed cancellation form, providing one month's notice.
Cancellation Form: English

Exceptions to Residential Parking Rules

Vehicles displaying a valid SMD permit for those with disabilities may park for up to four hours in time restricted areas.

Cost of Residential Parking Permit

For current rates please refer to the Fee Schedule

You may start parking the day after the virtual permit is purchased and processed by our office. Visit our FAQs for more information pertaining to virtual permits.

Visitor Residential Parking Permits

Permits for out-of-town visitors staying at your residence for a minimum of 3 days up to a maximum of 30 days are available from our office. No residency may have more than 2 valid visitor permits at any one time.

Short term visitors

All requests for visitor permits for a duration of less than 3 days should be directed to 311 for a lifting of restrictions.

Residential Permit Holders:

As all permits are sold under the residents account, the resident must be the one obtaining the visitor permits.

As a valid residential parking permit holder, you will be required to provide one the following as documentation:

  • Visitor’s vehicle registration; or
  • a statutory declaration of the visitors vehicle information (statutory declarations are available at our office)

Cost

Current residential permit holders may receive a complimentary visitor permit for a period of up to 2 weeks.

Residents without a Residential Permit:

As all permits are sold under the residents account, the resident must be the one obtaining the visitor permits.

Without a valid residential permit, you will be required to prove your place of residence prior to being issued a visitor permit for your guest. The following documentation will be required:

  • Your valid I.D. showing your current address such as a driver’s licence
  • Another piece of proof of address such as a recently dated bill, vehicle registration or health card
  • Visitor’s vehicle registration or a statutory declaration of the visitors vehicle information (statutory declarations are available at our office)

Cost

Minimum charge of $5.00

All price amounts and fee's include 5% GST and are non-refundable.

Where to Go

All Types of Permits Hours

495 Portage Avenue

Hours of Operation
Last update: July 25, 2016