Transportation & Environment Services

Residential Parking Policy

Basic Policies

A. Priority Issue Policy


City Policy with respect to the initial issue of Residential Zone Parking Permits is as follows:

  • A Residential Parking Permit may be issued upon application to the Saint John Parking Commission to the lessee or registered owner of a vehicle in respect of that vehicle who resides on a street within one of the residential parking permit zones.
  • A Residential Parking Permit may be issued to more than one vehicle per dwelling unit.
  • A Residential Parking Permit will not be issued to residents who have access to off-street parking. Any exemptions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

B. Standard Issue Policies



  • Permit fee is $42.48 per year, plus HST. The price of the permit decreases by $3.54 per month for each passing month. (i.e. Application made in May would cost $42.48 plus HST, but in June it would cost $38.94 plus HST.)
  • Applications for Residential Zone Parking Permits are made at the Saint John Parking Commission, 11th Floor, City Hall. Applicants must provide their vehicle registration and proof of residency (current utility bill, executed lease, current credit card billing or current bank account statement bearing the applicant's name and address.)
  • Residential Zone Parking Permits are not transferable. If a person moves, changes plates or buys a new car, he or she must change the permit at the Saint John Parking Commission office.
  • This permit exempts the vehicle from the City Bylaw, Section 7(5), which limits the time in which a vehicle may be parked on a city street within the designated zone.
  • Refunds may be claimed by the permit holder for any remaining full month(s) portion of a paid annual permit upon 30 days' written cancellation.
NOTE:A Residential Zone Parking Permit does not exempt a permit holder from Section 196(1) of the Motor Vehicle Act which states that vehicles parking on a street or roadway for more than twenty-four (24) hours can be deemed by police officer to have been abandoned and as a result can be towed to a compound.

Basic Procedures

  • The applicant must present a valid New Brunswick Motor Vehicle Registration.
  • The applicant must provide bona fide proof of residency in the Residential Zone Parking area.
  • The applicant must have paid or contested all parking tickets over 30 days old.

Proof of Residency


The following will be accepted as bona fide proof of residency, listed in order of preference:

  • An executed lease bearing the applicant's name and address
  • A current utility bill (electricity, water and sewerage, gas or telephone) bearing the name and address of the applicant)
  • A statement from a utility declaring that the applicant will begin receiving service. The statement must bear the applicant's name and address.
  • A current credit card billing bearing the applicant's name and address
  • A current chequing account or savings account statement bearing the applicant's name and address
Note: All documents submitted as proof of residency must bear the name and address shown on the vehicle registration.

Company Vehicles


  • Applicant must present a valid New Brunswick Motor Vehicle Registration which shows the vehicle is owned by the company
  • Applicant must present a letter, on company stationery signed by a company executive, authorizing the use of the vehicle by the applicant
  • If the registration presented is for a leased vehicle then a bona fide lease agreement for the lease must be presented
  • Applicant must provide bona fide proof of residency
  • The license plate number must clear a ticket check

Leased Vehicles



  • Applicant must present a valid New Brunswick Motor Vehicle Registration which shows that the vehicle is owned by the leasing company
  • Applicant must present the leasing agreement for the vehicle which must bear the applicant's name and address
  • Applicant must present bona fide proof of residency
  • The license plate number must clear a ticket check

Rental Vehicle



  • Applicant must present a valid New Brunswick Motor Vehicle Registration which shows the vehicle is owned by the rental company.
  • Applicant must present the rental agreement for the vehicle which must bear the applicant's name and address
  • The permit expires at the end of the rental agreement or 30 days, whichever comes first (Temporary Permit)
  • Applicant must present bona fide proof of residency
  • The license plate number must clear a ticket check

Motorcycles

  • Applicant must present a valid New Brunswick Motorcycle Registration
  • Applicant must provide bona fide proof of residency
  • Applicant must have paid or contested all parking tickets over 30 days old (Ticket check)

Replacement Permits


A permit may be replaced under the following conditions:

If applicant has moved to a new address he or she must:

  • Turn in old permit
  • Show Motor Vehicle Registration
  • Show proof of residency
  • Clear ticket check

If applicant has changed license plates, he or she must:

  • Turn in old permit
  • Show motor vehicle registration
  • Show proof of residency
  • Clear ticket check

If applicant has a new vehicle with new registration:

  • Regardless of whether he/she keeps old vehicle and plate number, the request for a Residential Zone Parking Permit for the new vehicle registered will be treated as a new application; and
  • If he/she does not keep the old car, the person is still required to:
  • Turn in old permit
  • Show motor vehicle registration
  • Show proof of residency
  • Clear ticket check