Parking for People with a Disability
Parking Services strives to make parking easy for everyone across the city regardless of physical or sensory ability. This is achieved in three ways:
1. Designated Parking Areas for People with a Disability
Parking spaces marked with the international symbol for accessibility are reserved exclusively for vehicles that display a valid Disabled Parking Placard issued by the Saskatchewan Abilities Council . These spaces are found throughout Saskatoon in both private and public off-street lots. Watch for signs!
A resident of Saskatoon with a mobility impairment can also request a Residential Disabled Parking Zone in front of their home for easier access to their vehicle or to accommodate Access Transit vehicles. To apply, fill out the Residential Disabled Parking Zone Online Application Form (below) or contact Right-or-Way Permit Applications at 306-975-2454.
2. Loading Zone Parking
Vehicles that display a valid Disabled Parking Placard are permitted to park in a loading zone for up to the maximum time limit for the area, instead of for the loading zone. For example, a vehicle with a placard may park in a 15 minute loading zone for up to three hours in the downtown area. Generally there are two loading zones per block face along Avenues and one per block face along Streets.
3. City of Saskatoon Parking Permit for People with a Disability
A person with a disability who has a valid Saskatchewan Abilities Council (SAC) placard is eligible to apply for a City of Saskatoon Disabled Parking Permit which allows parking at all on-street public parking areas beyond the posted time limit, including Pay Parking areas and Residential Parking Program (RPP) permit zones. The City of Saskatoon Disabled Parking Permit sticker must be attached to a current SAC parking placard, and the placard must be hung from the inside rear-view mirror and be visible from outside the vehicle. The City of Saskatoon Disabled Parking Permit expires every year at the end of October. Permit holders are responsible to renew each year. Email us or visit City Hall for more information on how to apply.
Remember that not every disability is visible or obvious. If you suspect someone is parked in a disabled area without need, please be respectful. Report the vehicle license plate number and location to Parking Enforcement at 306-975-8344 for them to investigate.