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Residential Parking Program

Some residential areas in Saskatoon experience significant on-street parking congestion, usually generated by nearby businesses or institutions.  The Residential Parking Permit (RPP) Program minimizes this congestion by limiting non-resident parking to a maximum amount of time so that on-street space is continuously made available in these areas. 

Eligible residents of an RPP zone can purchase a permit which allows them to park their vehicle near their homes beyond the posted time limit.  Parking Enforcement vehicles regularly patrol RPP zones and ticket vehicles parked on the street beyond the posted time limit if they do not have a valid permit displayed. 

All other parking regulations, such as Loading Zones, Bus Stops and No Parking areas must be obeyed by permit holders.

Permits will only be issued to vehicles weighing less than 8,000 kg and measuring less than 6 metres.  Recreational vechiles, by exception, displaying a valid parking permit can park up to 36 consecutive hours on a residential street; however, that vehicle must be moved to an off-street location for at least 48 hours before parking on a residential street again.  

Current RPP zones in Saskatoon:

Limited Residential Parking Program (LRPP)

Just like an RPP zone, maximum time limits are imposed for non-resident vehicles within the LRPP zone.   

Unlike RPP zones, LRPP zones are not continuously patrolled by Parking Enforcement vehicles.  Residents must contact Parking Enforcement at 306-975-8344 to report unpermitted vehicles that are parked beyond the posted time limit. 

Current LRPP zones in Saskatoon:

Establishing or Modifying a RPP or LRPP Zone

Eligibility

Residential Parking Program (RPP) zones must:

  • be located in a predominantly residential neighbourhood
  • have a shortage of on-street parking, verified through a parking study
  • be a minimum of 10 block faces
  • be supported by at least 70% of residences on each block
    • 70% of those who support the program must be willing to purchase permits

Limited Residential Parking Program (LRPP) zones must:

  • be located within 150 metres of a high traffic generator, as determined by Parking Services
  • have a shortage of on-street parking, verified through a parking study
  • be supported by at least 50% of residences within the area
    • 50% of those who support the program must be willing to purchase permits

Please see the  Residential Parking Program Bylaw for more details on eligibility.

Zone Creation and Modification 

The general process for establishing an RPP or LRPP zone is as follows:

  1. Residents submit a petition to Parking Services to have an RPP or LRPP zone established in their area.
  2. Parking Services conducts a parking study to verify the parking congestion issue.
  3. Parking Services submits a report to City Council requesting approval of the new RPP or LRPP zone.
  4. If approved the RPP Bylaw is amended, signs are installed in the area, permits become available for purchase, and enforcement of the new zone begins.

If residents on the immediate outskirts of an RPP or LRPP zone wish to be included in the zone, they must go through the above process.  If residents no longer want an RPP or LRPP zone in their area, or wish to modify the time limits within their zone, they must submit a petition to Parking Services.  Please note that City Council will receive only one amendment to each zone per year; residents are encouraged to coordinate with neighbouring blocks, if applicable.

To request a blank petition or for more information email Parking Services.

Permits, Fees & Eligibility

Permits can be purchased at Customer Service on the main floor of City Hall (222 3rd Ave North).

Residential Permit
  • $25.00 plus applicable taxes. 
    • Prorated to $12.50 if purchased six months after the zone's permit renewal date.
  • For residents of an RPP Zone. 
  • Valid within the designated RPP Zone.
  • Not transferable between vehicles (i.e. permit is issued to a specific vehicle). 
  • Limit one permit per resident.  If three vehicles and three drivers in the household, each person can obtain a residential permit.  If a person lives alone, but owns two cars, he/se can only obtain one residential permit.  

Limited Residential Permit
  • $15.00 plus applicable taxes. 
  • For residents of an LRPP Zone.
  • Valid within the designated LRPP Zone.
  • Not transferable between vehicles (i.e. permit is issued to a specific vehicle). 
  • Limit one permit per registered vehicle owner at an address.
  • Visitor and temporary permits are not available for LRPP Zones.

Visitor Permit
  • $5.00 plus applicable taxes (in addition to a residential permit) or $25.00 plus taxes if purchased in place of a resident permit.
    • Prorated to $2.50 (or $12.50) if purchased six months after the zone's permit renewal date.
  • For residents of an RPP zone to provide to their visitors as needed. 
  • Transferable between vehicles. 
  • Limit one permit per residence. 
  • Parking restricted to block faces.  Permit only valid on the applicant's block face, the block face opposite the applicant's residence and the block which faces to the left and right of the applicant's residence.  
  • Not available for residents who reside in multi-unit dwellings with more than four units.  The manager of a multi-unit dwelling with more than four units can apply to receive up to three visitor permits for use by maintenance personnel only.   
  • Not available in LRPP zones.
  • NOT FOR RESALE.

Temporary Permit
  • $1.00 per day plus applicable taxes.
  • For short-term use by residents and non-residents.
  • Valid only for the dates indicated on the permit.
  • Parking restricted to block faces.  Permit only valid on the applicant's block face, the block face opposite the applicant's residence and the block which faces to the left and right of the applicant's residence.  
  • Not available in LRPP zones.

Permits can be purchased at City Hall Corporate Revenue (main lobby).  City Hall is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays).  All applicants are required to prove that they reside within an RPP or LRPP zone by providing a current driver's license and vehicle registration, along with any one of the following documents:

  • utility bill
  • phone/internet/cable bill
  • residence confirmation from landlord
  • lease agreement

Applicants of eligible apartment buildings must provide a letter from the landlord stating that the dwelling unit does not have an assigned off-street parking space.  Residents of apartments or multi-unit dwellings can contact Customer Service at 306-975-2400  to find out if they are eligible.

In instances where the resident is not the registered owner of the vehicle, but is the principal operator, the owner must sign an affidavit declaring possession of that vehicle.

Persons driving corporate vehicles must provide proof of employment with the corporation or ownership of the corporation. An employment contract, a letter on corporate letterhead signed by an official of the company, shareholder agreement, business card, etc. are all acceptable forms of documentation.

For more information about RPP and LRPP permits, contact Parking Services at 306-975-2400 or send us an email.