Parking Prohibited – Whether Signs Have Been Erected or Not

  1. In excess of three (3) hours between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.;
  2. within 300 metres of previous parking space within one (1) hour;
  3. within 9 metres of an intersection;
  4. within 3 metres of a fire hydrant;
  5. within 1.5 metres of a driveway;
  6. on a roadway which is 6 metres or less in width;
  7. on any portion of a highway not intended for vehicle parking;
  8. during snow removal and street sweeping operations;
  9. angle parking is permitted on a highway where the angle has been designated by signs or markings on the roadway;
  10. no person shall remain parked on any highway where there are parking meters unless such vehicle is parked entirely within the area designated as a parking meter space.


We have had questions from residents regarding on street parking restrictions and options available to address the issue in certain areas of Kanata South. I would like to take this opportunity to provide you with information regarding on street parking.

On street parking becomes an issue for residents when homeowners do not have enough parking on their property to accommodate their personal needs. Sometimes it is a temporary issue for a special occasion for example and sometimes it is because they may have just more cars than space in their garage and/or driveway.

Why this becomes a community issue and a trigger for visits from Parking Control Officers is the vehicles on the public roadway can restrict cars moving on the road, prevent garbage trucks, school buses, delivery trucks or even emergency vehicles from getting to homes on the street.

An option that has been used successfully in our community and across the city to help remedy the congestion that can be found on residential roadways, is the petition process. Changes to any parking regulations must be circulated through a formal petition process so that every resident on the street knows about the proposed change. The Traffic Department can review the roadway and work with the resident who is inquiring to draft proposed changes that are desired, however, this will require a resident with an address on the street to circulate the petition with neighbours and obtain 66% concurrence through the form of signatures. This rule stops someone who uses your street from making changes to it without your knowledge. The 66% rule recognizes not everyone will agree but it is the desire of the clear majority. The Traffic Department will identify and include any addresses that need to be included on the petition. Upon successful completion, they will review and request consent from the Ward Councillor. As such, this ensures that any residents who would be impacted by changes to on-street parking are able to participate in the decision process to ensure their support or disagreement is considered.

If you or any of your neighbours would like to learn additional information about changing the on-street parking regulations for your street, please do not hesitate to advise and my office would be pleased to connect you with the Traffic Assessment Specialist to discuss in further detail.

Should you see any of these violations and wish to report it, please call by-law at 311.