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The City of Yellowknife will be offering free parking, and not enforcing parking meters effective Monday, March 23 until further notice. All other parking regulations will be enforced, such as fire lanes, handicap stalls, and loading zones. This includes parking restrictions on Franklin Avenue from 3:00 – 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

In addition, the City would like to inform residents that parking on 48 Street is reserved for patients at the Primary Care Centre and meters on 47 Street will be bagged and reserved for parking for health care workers at the Primary Care Centre in the downtown until further notice. The City thanks residents for their cooperation and understanding at this time

Pay from your phone with our new Parking Meter App

The City's Pingstreet Parking tile provides the easiest way to pay for parking using your mobile phone. Registration takes two minutes and parking happens in a matter of seconds. Click here for more details.

Pay All Tickets

In order to pay all tickets (ie: Parking Tickets) please click here.

Residential Parking Pass Permit Application

Residents in the downtown, whose residence (single detached or duplex) is located on a street that is metered, can make application for a Residential Parking Permit by filling out the Residential Parking Permit Application.

Downtown Parking

  • The City has 1 hour, 2 hour and 9 hour parking meters.
  • The cost of the 9 hour parking meters have been reduced to $0.75 per hour from $1.25 per hour. This reduction in cost is to encourage persons working in the Downtown to park at the 9 hour meters, allowing those doing business in the Downtown to use the 1 and 2 hour meters.
  • A parking pass for use at the 9 hour parking meters is available at City Hall for $120/month or $999/year. 
  • A parking pass for the 50/50 lot is available at City Hall for $125/month.
  • A parking pass is available at City Hall for seniors (60+) of Yellowknife, N'Dilo, Dettah and Behchoko free of cost provided they are the registered owner of the vehicle.  The pass is valid at 1 and 2 hour meters.
  • A parking certificate is available at City Hall for commercial vehicles for $37.50/month or $375/year.  The pass is valid at 1 and 2 hour meters.
  • A visitors parking pass is available at City Hall and the Visitors Centre free of charge for a maximum of 3 days.
  • Parking meter violations are enforced Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. excluding public holidays.
 Parking Meter Time - 1 and 2 hour meters    
 One (1) Minute   $0.05
 Two (2) Minutes  $0.05 cent coin  
 Three (3) Minutes   $0.10
 Five (5) Minutes  $0.10 cent coin  
 Eight (8) Minutes   $0.25
 Twelve (12) Minutes  $0.25 cent coin  
Thirty (30) Minutes   $1.00
 Forty-eight (48) Minutes  $1.00 coin  
 Sixty (60) Minutes   $2.00
 Ninety-six (96) Minutes  $2.00 coin  
 Parking Meter Time - 9 hour meter    
 Sixty (60) Minutes  $0.75  $0.75
 Parking Pass - Per Month  $120.00 $120.00
 Parking Pass - Per Year  $999.00 $999.00
 Parking Certificate    
 Per Month  $37.50 $37.50
 Per Year  $375.00 $375.00
 Orderly Use of Highway Permit  $50.00 $50.00
 50/50 Lot Parking Pass    
 Per Month 125.00  

Please refer to the map for details.

Please click here for Residential Parking Pass Application Form.

For more information on parking passes please contact us at or 920-5630.

Hours of Operation

Winter Hours effective following the Labour Day Weekend
until prior to the Victoria Day Weekend (September to May)
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours effective following the Victoria Day Weekend
until prior to the Labour Day Weekend (May to September)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Mailing Address & Phone Numbers

Yellowknife City Hall
4807 - 52 Street, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4

Switchboard - (867) 920-5600
Mayor/City Administrator - (867) 920-5634
Booking Clerk - (867) 669-3457
Municipal Enforcement (MED) - (867) 920-5630
After Hours (MED) - (867) 920-2737
After Hours (Public Works) - (867) 920-5699