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City Hall

Kingston City Hall is located on Ontario Street in downtown Kingston. Staff members are available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday to answer questions from the public by phone, online and in person. Service in other languages can be requested.

City Hall is where you can:

  • Buy transit (bus) passes and photo ID
  • Get blue and grey box recycling bins and buy garbage bag tags
  • Pay utility bills
  • Pay municipal taxes
  • Pay parking tickets
  • Renew parking permits
  • Purchase a marriage licence
  • Obtain business permits and licences (including plumber’s licences)
  • Obtain a burial permit
  • Purchase or renew a pet licence and tags

For More Information

City of Kingston
The city’s website has information for residents and visitors. Includes maps of city neighbourhoods, online payment options, news and links to many other community organizations. Some information on the site is also available in French (Services en français), thought most is in English only.

Contact Us: General Inquiries
Information about how to contact City Hall online, by phone, TTY (Teletypewriter), fax, postal mail and in person.

City Hall Tours
Guided tours of historic City Hall are available to the public at no charge from May to September, Monday through Friday with 2 weeks advance reservation. Self-guided tours can be made from October to mid-May.

City of Kingston Online Payment Services
Online payment services for transit (bus) passes, pet tags, parking permits, parking tickets, garbage bag tags, and provincial fines. Also registration and payment for recreation programs.

Provincial Offenses Court and Administration Office
Operated by the City of Kingston on behalf of the City and Frontenac County this court processes Provincial Offence charges — these are noncriminal offences including speeding, careless driving and other driving infractions, liquor offences, and trespassing. The office accepts payment for charges; schedules trials; processes applications, pleas, extensions, and appeals; and enforces and collects outstanding fines. A brief set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is included, as are downloadable guides in French and English and other court process-related documents. There is also an online link to the City’s online payment service (for fines), however that service is only available in English.

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