Parking Services provides a coordinated approach to the provision, regulation, enforcement and collection services related to parking in Saskatoon.
Parking Meters Around Saskatoon
As with many cities in Canada, Saskatoon has parking meters located on city streets in primary shopping and business districts. One purpose of these parking meters is to encourage motorists to move their vehicles within a prescribed time period, allowing for a constant turnover of parking availability.
The time limits for meters located on Saskatoon streets vary depending on their location, ranging anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours, with the majority being 90 minutes or 2 hours. Saskatoon also operates five off-street parking lots which permit parking for periods ranging from 2 hours to 9 hours. Street signage, as well as each individual meter, includes information pertaining to that specific location.
Map showing maximum metered parking time (PDF)
Parking Meters are in operation Monday through Saturday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., with the exception of statutory holidays. Two holidays not included in the exemption are Easter Monday and Boxing Day.
All meters in Saskatoon take quarters, dollar or two dollar coins, or the CityCard (see the link on the left).
The option to pay by cell phone at parking meters is not currently available as the agreement with the service provider has ended. The City is in the process of issuing a Request for Proposal for the provision of a cashless pay-for-parking system that is intended to be implemented in the spring of 2011, or as soon as practicable.
The CITYCARD can be used in place of coins to purchase the maximum time allowable on a City parking meter. Users can then redeem any unused time back onto the card before leaving the parking stall.
RESIDENTIAL PARKING PERMIT PROGRAM
Caswell Hill, City Park and Varsity View have residential parking permit zones due to the high levels of transient parking in these neighbourhoods.
VETERAN PARKING PROGRAM
The Veteran Parking Program requires completion of an application form, and is eligible only to individuals who have served overseas in WWI, WWII, Korea during the Korean War as a member of the Canadian Forces; as a member of an allied force; or in the Merchant
Navy, Ferry Command or United Nations Peacekeepers.
If you receive a parking violation:
Some parking violations (tickets) are eligible for a discount. To qualify, your payment must be made in person or postmarked by Canada Post within 14 calendar days from the date of the ticket, including weekends and holidays. For example, if your ticket is dated August 1, it must be paid by August 15. You can pay your fine in person at City Hall (222 Third Avenue North); at the night depository outside of City Hall near the main doors, or by mail. You may also pay your ticket online.
See the Collection Procedures tab at the side for information on collecting unpaid parking violations.
Other parking information:
Recreational Vehicle Parking