We recognize that not everyone has access to an off-street parking spot where they can charge an electric vehicle.
In order to support people in this position, homeowners and occupants (with landlord support) can now obtain a licence to charge their vehicle in front of their house using an extension cord.
Cords must be covered following these specifications PDF file (173 KB).
How it works
The licence requires homeowners to:
- Carry appropriate liability insurance as outlined in the licence agreement
- Agree to indemnify the City
- Agree to the licence agreement PDF file (493 KB)
The cord cover licence costs $5 per year.
If you are a landlord, you may obtain a licence on behalf of a tenant living at your property.
Information icon Landlords are responsible for carrying homeowners’ insurance that covers any liability on the part of their tenant(s).
Successful applicants will receive emailed instructions on how to pay for their licence.
If you do not have one already, you will need to create an account in our online permitting database External link icon. You should receive your licence within five business days, via email.