If you need a monthly parking spot downtown or around Grand River Hospital, you can apply for a monthly parking permit. We also offer hourly parking for shorter visits.

Request a parking permit

On this page:

  1. Available parking locations
  2. Apply for a permit
  3. Permits and transponders
  4. Monthly payment options

Available parking locations

We update the lists below with the parking locations that have available spaces. If there are no spaces available, you can join a waitlist.

Check hourly and monthly rates on our parking locations page.

Subscribe to this page to get an email when we update the lists. 

Spaces available

  • Queen Street South (lot 7)
  • Charles Street West (lot 15)
  • Transit (lot 22)
  • King Street East (lot 23)
  • Bramm Street Yards (lot 24)
  • Charles & Benton parking garage
  • Kitchener Market parking garage

Request a parking permit

Join a waiting list

  • Water Street South (lot 3)
  • Ontario Street South (lot 9)
  • Green Street (lot 12)
  • Rotary (lot 13)
  • City Hall parking garage
  • Civic District parking garage
  • Duke & Ontario parking garage
  • Duke & Ontario parking garage (reserved)

Join a waiting list

Apply for a permit

You can apply for a parking permit to park in one of the parking lots or garages with available spots.

We collect a $50 deposit for your transponder/permit and refund it when you cancel your monthly permit.

Permits and transponders

Depending on your parking location, you will get either a permit or a transponder.

Before your parking start date, you will need to pick up your permit or transponder from our parking division on the fifth floor of City Hall. After we approve your request for a monthly parking permit, we will ask you to book an appointment to pick up your permit or transponder.

Monthly payment options

You can pay your monthly parking fee using one of the options below. Please make cheques payable to the City of Kitchener.

If you have any questions, send us an email.

Internet or phone banking

  • most banks offer bill payment through online or phone banking

Pay with credit card

You can pay your bill by credit card or debit card online or by phone through Paymentus, a third-party bill payment service:

We accept Visa and Mastercard. Paymentus charges a convenience fee for each transaction of 1.75% of your total payment.

Please allow at least four business days for processing.

Banking machines or tellers

  • most chartered banks in KW offer bill payment through banking machines or tellers
  • please check that your bank offers this service and allow at least five business days for processing


  • mail your cheque payment to:

City of Kitchener
Attention: Revenue Division
200 King St. West
Kitchener, ON, N2G 4G7

At City Hall

  • book an appointment to pay with cash, cheque or debit in person at the main floor customer service desk
  • by cheque using the payment boxes by the Young Street entrance