Parking Permit Program

The Manitoba Parking Permit Program is a provincially regulated program administered by SMD. The Program ensures that when a person has difficulty walking more than 50 metres (roughly the distance from a mall's parking lot to its entrance), they can park in one of the specially designated parking spots in lots across the province.

Anyone who needs the full-time assistance of a mobility aid such as a wheelchair, walker, cane, or crutches is eligible for a Parking Permit. (In some cases, certification from your doctor or therapist may be required.) Temporary Permits are also available allow you to use designated spaces during your recovery period (as certified by your health care professional).

People are eligible for the Permit even if they don't own a vehicle. The numbered Permit can be hung in the rear view mirror of any car as long as the registered Permit holder is also in the car. People moving to Manitoba are required to get a Manitoba Parking Permit within three months of becoming a permanent resident to avoid any confusion about their right to park in a designated space. Visitors to Manitoba, however, can use their regular disabled parking permit during their visit – just as the Manitoba Parking Permit is recognized across Canada, the United States and Europe.

Program Cost

The Parking Permit is available for a cost recovery fee of $15.00. For people with a permanent disability, a Permit is valid for three-years. Temporary Permits expire once a person has completed their recovery.

How to Apply

You can pick up an application for a Parking Permit at any SMD regional office throughout Manitoba, or at your doctor's office, Manitoba Public Insurance Service Centre or your local municipal office.

You can also print your own application. Simply click on one of the PDF links below to open an application document. Print it out, fill it in and forward the completed for to:

Parking Permit Program Office
1857 Notre Dame Avenue,
Winnipeg MB,
R3E 3E7

Permit Holder Responsibilities

As a Parking permit holder, you have certain responsibilities. Ensuring your Permit is used properly will help make sure that designated spaces are being used by the people who need them.

For a complete list of your responsibilities as a Permit holder and answers to some frequently asked questions, download the PDF below.

Parking Permit Holders' Responsibilities (PDF)

For more information, contact:

Parking Permit Program Office
1857 Notre Dame Avenue,
Winnipeg MB
R3E 3E7

Email: pppinfo@smd.mb.ca
Tel: (204) 975-3257
Toll-Free: 1-800-836-5551
TTY: 1-800-856-7934
TTY: (204) 975-3239
Fax: (204) 975-3240