Parking in Severn is regulated through the Parking By-law.

Parking permits

Effective June 14 to September 7, parking at Washago Centennial Park requires a free resident parking permit.

Severn residents can get a free parking permit online and print it at home. If you don't have a printer, please contact us and we will mail your permit to you. Each household is eligible for two parking permits.

Residents can also get parking permits for select locations in Ramara and Orillia using our Parking Permit Application. Make sure to display your resident parking permit face up on your dashboard with the corresponding vehicle licence plate number.

Ramara parking permit

Severn residents can get a free parking permit to park at the following locations in Ramara:

  • Bluebird Park
  • Lagoon City Beach and Park
  • Lovely Day Park
  • The Steps (on-street parking)

View maps of the parking areas in Ramara.

Ramara parking permits are free for those who live in Severn.

The reciprocal agreement with the Township of Ramara also allows Ramara residents to use their free Ramara parking permit in Severn.

Orillia parking permit

From June 4 to September 12, you need a paid parking permit to park or launch your boat between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. It costs Severn residents $50 plus a $5 administration fee (plus HST) per vehicle to get an annual parking permit for Orillia.

Severn residents can purchase an annual parking and boat launch permit. This permit is valid for the following locations in Orillia:

  • Couchiching Beach Park and boat launch
  • Centennial Park
  • Veterans Memorial Park
  • J.B. Tudhope Memorial Park
  • Collins Drive boat launch


You can park and launch your boat without a permit from Monday to Thursday, except for Canada Day (July 1), the Civic Holiday (August 2) and Labour Day (September 6).

Payment options

Payment is required before issuing the parking permit. We encourage contactless payment methods while our office remains open by appointment only due to COVID-19.


You can pay for your Orillia parking permit by cheque to the Township of Severn. Either mail your cheque (PO Box 159, Orillia, Ontario  L3V 6J3) or place it in our after-hours drop box (1024 Hurlwood Lane in Severn).

Cash or debit

Book an appointment to pay for your Orillia parking permit by cash or debit. Our Administration Office, located at 1024 Hurlwood Lane in Severn, is open by appointment only.

Street parking

Always view the posted parking signs before parking on a street. Parking is regulated on certain streets during specific times. For a complete list of street parking, view the Parking By-law.

Street parking time regulations
Street nameSection of streetMaximum parking time limitHours in effect

Coldwater Road

From the north limit of Robinson Street to the south limit of Sturgeon Bay Road

2 hour parking limit

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Division Road West

On the north side from Martindale Crescent to Wainman Line

No parking

7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday

Earl Haid Avenue

From the east limit of Upper Bug Chute Road to the south limit of Severn River

2 hour parking limit

7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Earl Haid Avenue

On both sides of the street from the east limit of Upper Big Chute Road (County Road No. 17) to the south limit of Severn River

No parking

11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Gary Street

On the south side from Firehall Lane to Wyely Street

No parking

All hours

Muskoka Street

On both sides from the north limit to the south limit of County Road 169

2 hour parking limit

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Doug Smith Drive

On both sides from the east limit of Upper Big Chute Road to the south limit at Severn River

4 hour parking limit

All hours

Division Road West

On the south side from Martindale Crescent to Wainman Line

No parking

All hours

Gary Street

From Coldwater Road to Firehall Lane

No parking

All hours

Michael Anne Drive

Gary Street to Coldwater Road

No parking

All hours

Parking restrictions

Always abide by parking and traffic control signs. If you don't follow these restrictions and regulations, you may receive a fine. No person can stop, stand or park a vehicle in the following places:

  • on a sidewalk or on a boulevard
  • within three metres of a point in the edge of a roadway and nearest a fire hydrant
  • in front of or within three metres of a public or private driveway
  • on private property without permission
  • within nine metres of an intersection
  • on or within three metres of a crosswalk
  • on any bridge or approaches
  • double parked beside another vehicle
  • in a way that blocks the removal of another vehicle

Winter parking restrictions

In order to allow snowplows to clear the roadways, we've put in place seasonal parking restrictions. From December 1 to March 31 you can't park on a road between the hours of 12:01 a.m. to 7 a.m.

Accessible parking

There are accessible parking spaces located throughout Severn. These spaces are designated with an accessible parking sign. In order to use an accessible parking space, you must:

  • properly display an accessible parking permit in your vehicle
  • be an individual with a disability or be transporting someone with a disability

If you own or operate a public parking area in Severn, you must provide designated accessible parking spaces. Accessible parking spaces must be:

  • three and a half metres in width
  • of the same length as other parking space in the parking area
  • hard surfaced
  • level
  • located so that they are readily accessible to via ramps, depressed curbs or other means
  • located within easy access of the building or complex the parking area serves
  • identified by signs that meet the regulations in the Highway Traffic Act
  • kept free from obstructions such as snow, ice, slush or other debris