Persons with a valid Accessible Parking Permit (APP) issued by the Ministry of Transportation are allowed to park for a maximum of three (3) hours at municipal hourly machined lots and City parking meters, free of charge. The APP must be properly displayed to ensure that the valid issue/expiry date is visible. Provincial requirements regarding the use of the permit still apply.
Persons working in Downtown St. Catharines, displaying a valid Accessible Parking Permit, are encouraged to avoid using parking meters for long-term parking. For alternative parking, please contact Parking Enforcement for details on how to purchase a monthly permit at reasonable rates.
To qualify for an APP through the Ministry of Transportation, the individual must be certified by an APP program-recognized health practitioner as having one or more of the following conditions:
There are a few different accessible permits that the Ministry will issue and they are: permanent, temporary, traveller, and company.
Do you have questions or concerns about the proper or appropriate use of an Accessible Parking Permit? Please click the button in the top right corner of this page for information on the appropriate use of an Accessible Parking Permit.
For more information about getting or replacing an accessible parking permit, visit the Ministry of Transportation's web page.