The By-law In the winter: Parking permits Parking permits for business operators To avoid interfering with snow clearing operations, from December 1 to Gatineau provides permits to residents living in neighbourhoods In August 2006, Gatineau introduced a new traffic and parking by-law A business operator is an owner or main shareholder of a April 1, it is prohibited to park in the city streets from Monday to Friday where street parking is controlled by signs to exempt them from for the city. provincially or federally incorporated business, who has a Ville between midnight and 7 a.m. and on Saturday and Sunday between the by-law. These permits allow them to park their vehicles on 3 and 7 a.m. unless otherwise indicated. de Gatineau business licence, and whose main activity is the retail This pamphlet contains only some of the measures, specifically the ones the street where they live, no more than 100 metres from their sale of goods or services, or the director or president of a not-for- that generate the most questions from residents. For more information, residence. The same applies for businesses. Remember that the snow you shovel or blow must remain profit organization that delivers care or counselling to Gatineau check by-law 300-2006 on the Municipal Web site at www.gatineau.ca. residents. on your property. Handicapped spots: Parking permits for residents What every eligible person should know Traffic in the streets • Please comply with the rules on the use of parking spots reserved for What every resident should know if they want to get a business operator’s permit: A reminder to drivers: handicapped drivers. if they want to get a permit: Business operators must: • ou must at all times comply with the use of reserved lanes during the Y • go to the offices of the Division du stationnement, de la brigade hours indicated. • Holders of a permit issued by an appropriate authority may park their Residents must: vehicle for free on a street for up to four hours, regardless of the posted scolaire adulte et du contrôle animalier, which is located at 775 • go to the offices of the Division du stationnement, de la times or rates: boulevard de la Carrière, room 200, in the Hull sector; • t is prohibited to drive or park a car on any public road if that car is I brigade scolaire adulte et du contrôle animalier, which is leaking or leaving behind oil, gas, antifreeze, mud, soil, gravel, etc. • in any limited time parking spot or parking spot with a located at 775 boulevard de la Carrière, room 200, in the Hull • present their business licence and car registration; parking meter; sector. Information can also be obtained at any of the five • prove that they do not have enough parking spots and that Keeping our streets safe: • where there is a ticket dispenser or any other type of ticket-issuing municipal service centres (see addresses on the back of this existing spots are used for purposes other than a business equipment. pamphlet); or as rental spots. With respect to mixed-use buildings • f you in-line skate, ice-skate, ski, skateboard or have a motor-assisted I vehicle, toy vehicle or scooter, remember that it is prohibited to use it Please note that these privileges do not apply to municipal parking lots. • provide evidence that they reside at the address for which they (commercial and residential), the parking spots on the property on the road other than to cross the street. are applying for a permit, by presenting their driver’s licence must be assigned to residential tenants first and then to A few reminders: and car registration; commercial tenants. • In order to ensure that you do not block vehicle or pedestrian traffic, • Your vehicle must always be locked. • live in a building with at most 12 units or one that was built please leave your items (garbage, green residues, etc.) in an The permit: • Three minutes is the maximum amount of time you can leave your before 1950; appropriate spot because it is prohibited to leave them on the road. vehicle running when it is stationary. • prove that they do not have enough room to park on the • No more than two permits may be issued to a given address. property where they live and that all existing spots are used for • There is a non-refundable fee of $100 for a first permit Parking The following are prohibited on public roads: purposes other than a business or as rental spots. With respect and $150 for a second one ($50 and $75, respectively, • selling or washing a vehicle; to mixed-use buildings (commercial and residential), the if the application is made is the second year). Distances: parking spots on the property must be assigned to residential • The cost of replacing a lost or stolen permit is $25. • repairing a vehicle, except in an emergency. • nless otherwise indicated, you must park your vehicle: U • erase the mark left by a traffic officer or an officer of the peace tenants first and then to commercial tenants. • Permits are valid for two years and renewable on October 1 • no more than 30 cm from the edge of the curb closest to the road on the tire of a vehicle to monitor the length of time it is parked. in even years. and facing in the direction of the traffic; The permit: • more than five metres from a fire-hydrant, “Stop” sign, • No more than four permits may be issued to each unit at a • Permits are not valid for overnight parking in the winter. The time restriction provisions in the parking by-law continue to be in intersection or level crossing. effect even if the owner or driver of a parked motor vehicle moves the given address. vehicle or has it moved along the same part of a street between two • There is a non-refundable fee of $50, subject to certain terms Hours: intersections. and conditions, for a first permit and $100 for a second, third • It is prohibited to park your vehicle more than twice as long as the time and fourth one ($25 and $50, respectively, if the application allowed on the meter or if it is out of order or defective. is made in the second year). • The cost of replacing a lost or stolen permit is $25. • etween 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., it is prohibited to park your vehicle in a B public parking lot, or the parking lot of a community centre or a municipal • Permits are valid for two years and renewable on cultural centre unless there is a special activity underway there. October 1 in even years. • Permits are not valid for overnight parking in the winter. Individual permits Monthly permits Traffic in the streets What every property owner should know if they are doing construction work: What every driver should know if they want to get a monthly parking permit: and parking If the construction work restricts access to your property’s parking area and you have to park your vehicle on a road that has a sign Gatineau has municipal parking to serve the needs of residents, To find out more restricting parking, an individual permit will be required. businesses and drivers. Please call 3-1-1 This permit costs $2 a day per vehicle for the contractor. To find out about locations and rates, check the city’s Web site at Residents are entitled to five working days at no cost, after which www.gatineau.ca. You can also call 819-595-7860. they too must pay $2 per vehicle. However, please note that if the work is being done by Gatineau or for Gatineau, the permit is free. Other provisions apply when the request involves reserving spots at parking metres. These permits can be obtained by going at least 24 hours ahead of time to the offices of the Division du stationnement, de la brigade scolaire adulte et du contrôle animalier, which are located at 775 boulevard de la Carrière, room 200, in the Hull sector. Information can also be obtained at any of the five municipal service centres Aylmer Service Centre Hull Service Centre (see addresses on the back of this pamphlet). 115 rue Principale, 2nd floor 775 boulevard de la Carrière, Gatineau, Quebec J9H 3M2 2nd floor Gatineau, Quebec J8Y 6V1 Parking or storage of recreational Buckingham Service Centre 515 rue Charles Masson-Angers Service Centre vehicles on residential property Gatineau, Quebec J8L 2K4 57 chemin de Montréal Est What is a recreational vehicle? Gatineau, Quebec J8M 1K3 A recreational vehicle is any vehicle, regardless of whether it is Gatineau Service Centre motorized, that is designed for recreational purposes, such as 144 boulevard de l’Hôpital, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org a sport boat, jet-ski, camper, skidoo, trailer, all-terrain vehicle, 1st floor Web site: www.gatineau.ca small boat or similar vehicle. Gatineau, Quebec J8T 7S7 Division du stationnement, de Under what conditions can a recreational vehicle be la brigade scolaire adulte et du stored or parked? contrôle animalier • ecreational vehicles may be stored or parked only on a R 775 boulevard de la Carrière, property where there is a residential building. Room 200, • ecreational vehicles must belong to the occupant of the R Gatineau, Quebec J8Y 6V1 property on which they are stored or parked. 819-595-7860 • maximum of three recreational vehicles may be stored or A parked on a given property. Is a permit required? No certificate of authorization is required to store or park a recreational vehicle. Where can a recreational vehicle be parked or stored? Recreational vehicles may be parked or stored in side or back yards. However, parking or storing a recreational vehicle in a front yard is prohibited.
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