Residential Zone Parking Permit Program

The Residential Parking Permit Program responds to the problem of scarce parking on predominantly residential streets by reducing the competition for curbside space. This can be accomplished by enforcing a two hour parking time limit, with residential parking permit holders exempted.

Cost of Residential Zone Parking Permit - $60.00 per year HST included per vehicle.

A Residential Zone Parking Permit may be issued to more than one vehicle per dwelling unit.

2-hour maximum parking limit on streets within the residential zones - any vehicle not bearing a valid Residential Zone Parking Permit must adhere to the two-hour limit, or may be ticketed under Subsection 7(1), 7(2), and 7(5) of the Saint John Traffic By-law.

Temporary Residential Zone Parking Permits are available for out-of-town guests of residents at a cost of $7.00 per week HST included per vehicle.

How to Qualify for a Residential Zone Parking Permit

A person must reside on a street for which the Residential Parking Permit is issued.

A resident must not have off-street parking.  If off-street parking is available to them, they do not qualify for an on-street residential pass.

Must provide two documents: a valid New Brunswick Motor Vehicle Registration with the current uptown address, and a bona fide proof of residency issued to the uptown address.  Examples of a bona fide proof of residency include: a recent telephone bill, power bill, water bill, recent government issued mail physically delivered to the uptown address, or a copy of a recently signed lease agreement.

For more information on the Residential Zone Parking Permit Program, please call 632-PARK or visit the City of Saint John website at

Resources Icon Resources
Pay Parking Tickets
Ticket Complaint Form
Residential Parking in South Central
Winter Overnight Parking Restriction
2016 Annual Report - Saint John Transit & Parking Commission  
2017 Annual Report - Saint John Transit & Parking Commission 
2018 SJ Parking Privacy Impact Assessment Executive Summary