Accessible Parking Permit Program
How to Apply
Individuals interested in applying for an accessible parking permit can complete the Individual Application Form and return it to the Revenue Branch at City Hall for approval. The fee, as of February 2016, is $20.00 (including tax).
Organizations and Business who are interested in purchasing an accessible parking permit can complete the Organization Application Form and return it to the Revenue Branch at City Hall for approval.
Points to Remember
- An individual is only entitled to one (1) accessible permit.
The permit follows the permit holder in their own vehicle or when given a ride.
- Always display your permit, hanging it from the rear view mirror while your vehicle is parked. Failure to do so may result in your vehicle being issued a violation and or towed at the owner’s expense.
- The City does not send out renewal notices. It is the permit holders responsibility to keep track of the expiry date which is shown on your receipt and is hole-punched on the placard. Ensure you renew your permit on time as an expired permit is equivalent to not having a permit and is subject to fines.
- Designated on-Street accessible parking stalls and City owned lots are free of charge to persons displaying a valid permit (excluding reserved stalls). Parking fees are payable at any regular on-street metered stall and also may be charged in privately owned parking lots or parkades. Posted time restrictions (2 hr max) do not apply to permit holders.
- Vehicles with accessible permits may not remain parked in the same block (on either side of the road) or within a City lot/parkade for a continuous period exceeding 24 hours.
- The registered owner of a vehicle found in violation is responsible for any and all fees and fines brought against them if illegally parked on City of Kelowna or private property.
- Do not use an accessible stall if an alternative stall suitable for you is nearby.
- Do not use the permit and/or designated accessible stalls if the person who the permit is registered to is not present in the vehicle or that person is not leaving the vehicle. Abuse of accessible permits will result in revocation.
- Never allow anyone else to use your permit. Abuse of accessible permits will result in the permit being revoked.
- Ensure you leave enough space between vehicles when parking side by side. Some vehicles may be equipped with side lifts or ramps allowing access to that vehicle.
- Do not park in “wheelchair lift vehicle” specific stalls if you do not have a lift vehicle.
For full details, please see the Accessible Parking Permit Program Information Sheet.
It is not necessary to obtain a new doctor's certificate to renew a permanent permit and they are valid for 3 years. Please bring your expired permit to the Revenue Branch located on the main floor of City Hall.
A temporary accessible permit is valid up to a maximum of 1 year. You must submit a new SIGNED doctor’s certificate to renew a temporary permit.
Applications and fees to be forwarded to:
Revenue Branch, City Hall, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1J4
Fax: 250 862-3391, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 250 469-8757