Orillia residents encouraged to get their resident parking permit for the summer

COVID parking restrictions take effect June 4

Anticipating overcrowding issues again this summer, the City of Orillia is urging residents to get their summer resident parking permits.

They provide free parking and boat launch access when COVID parking restrictions kick in on June 4.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage on, we anticipate Orillia will have similar challenges as last summer because of overcrowding at our waterfront parks,” said Mayor Steve Clarke. “Orillia residents are strongly encouraged to go online and request their resident parking permit as soon as possible so they have their permit in time for the program start in June. The city has streamlined the permit process this year and it is being carried out completely online.”

To request a 2021 resident parking permit, visit orillia.ca/parking and fill in the Resident Parking Permit Request Form.

Orillia residents and business owners must provide their name, address, email address and licence plate number and will be required to provide one of the following identification methods:

  • Upload either a scan or photo of their vehicle permit with Orillia address (preferred method of identification)
  • Upload either a scan or photo of their driver’s licence
  • Property roll number or water account number
  • Upload either a scan or photo of their utility bill with name and Orillia address

Residents and business owners can request resident parking permits for multiple vehicles associated with their Orillia address but must fill in a separate request form and provide documentation for each vehicle.

Employees of local businesses who do not live in Orillia are not eligible to receive a permit (employees cannot use the business address for validation).

Contingent on a financial contribution of 50 cents per person from each of the neighbouring municipalities, Council approved including residents from the Townships of Oro-Medonte, Severn, Ramara and the Chippewas of Rama First Nation in the Waterfront Parking and Boat Launch Program. The Township of Severn has declined participation. The townships of Oro-Medonte and Ramara and the Chippewas of Rama First Nation have yet to respond.