Starting today, Orillia residents can request 2021 resident parking permits. The permit provides local residents with free parking and boat launch access when the COVID-19 Waterfront Parking and Boat Launch Program comes into effect on June 4, 2021.
To request your 2021 resident parking permit fill in the online form. Parking permits are tied directly to a vehicle’s license plate number. Permits from 2020 are no longer valid.
Orillia residents and business owners must provide their name, address, email address and license 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 license
- 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).
Permits will be issued by email within four weeks from the request date. There is no opportunity for residents to get a parking permit in person. The City of Orillia is unable to assist residents with the printing of their permits at this time. Residents who do not have access to the internet can have someone fill out the form on their behalf.
More parking information is available online. Questions or concerns related to obtaining a resident parking permit can be directed to email@example.com or by leaving a voicemail at 705-325-2998.
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 program. The Township of Severn has declined participate. The City of Orillia is waiting for an official response from the townships of Oro-Medonte and Ramara and the Chippewas of Rama First Nation regarding their participation in the program.
How The Parking Program Works
The program will be in place from June 4 to Sept. 12, 2021 on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The program allows City of Orillia residents and taxpayers to park and launch their boats for free by displaying their resident parking permit, but requires visitors to pay $50 to park and $50 to launch their boat. Parking and launching a boat are free for everyone regardless of residency from Monday to Thursday, with the exception of Canada Day, the Civic Holiday and Labour Day.
Resident parking permits must be printed and displayed face up on the driver’s side dashboard of your vehicle with the corresponding vehicle licence plate number clearly visible during the duration of the program.
The locations included are Couchiching Beach Park, Centennial Park, Veterans’ Memorial Park and J.B. Tudhope Memorial Park lots and surrounding streets and the Couchiching Beach Park and Collins Drive boat launches.
(Photos by Swartz – SUNonline/Orillia)