During this period, residents are reminded that the parking ban will be automatically enacted once there are 7cm of snow is forecasted by Environment Canada. in extenuating circumstances, the City can impose restrictions or issue exemptions regardless of the forecast.
When restrictions are put into place, parking will not be permitted on Ottawa streets between 1 and 7 a.m. 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.
It is to be remembered that during an overnight parking ban, free parking is available in covered City owned parking garages.
The City of Ottawa will announce parking restrictions and inform residents if there is an exemption through ottawa.ca and the City’s Twitter account @ottawacity.
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.
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