December 1, 2022 - The Parking Store is temporarily closed until further notice due to flooding. Screening services are temporarily suspended for the remainder of this week.
You can still pay your parking ticket online, by phoning 311, or in person at 510 Main St. or at 170 Goulet St. You can also still submit a screening request online, or by phoning 311, and permit applications and changes are available online.
Le 1er décembre 2022 – Le magasin de la Direction du stationnement est temporairement fermé jusqu’à nouvel ordre en raison d’une inondation. Les services d’administration des avis de pénalité sont interrompus de façon temporaire pour le reste de la semaine.
Vous pouvez encore payer votre contravention de stationnement en ligne, par téléphone au 311 ou en personne au 510, rue Main ou au 170, rue Goulet. De plus, vous pouvez encore soumettre une demande de révision en ligne, ou par téléphone au 311, et demander ou modifier un permis en ligne.
What is a Parking Authority?
A parking authority is a publicly owned and managed, self funding agency integrating On and Off Street parking facilities and related services.
Typically, parking authorities manage city-owned parking operations and build parking lots and parkades in support of local objectives. Most major cities operate an integrated parking service. In Canada, there are very visible examples at the Toronto Parking Authority, the Calgary Parking Authority, and Vancouver EasyPark.
It is called an authority because that's the most common and recognizable name convention for such an Agency in North America. The term "authority" means different things in different jurisdictions; in our case, we selected the term for name recognition denoting a Special Operating Agency or "SOA".
"SOA" is the term used to denote a government (municipal or provincial) agency that handles non core service functions on a full cost recovery basis. They run "like a business".
SOA's operate at arms length from government, assisted by a Board of Advisors representing key stakeholders, and are fully or partially self supporting through sale of services to the public. Other terms used are Crown Corporations, or Authorities. They are very common in Canada, and more so in the US.