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Hamilton Municipal Parking System (HMPS)

HMPS is committed to providing a wide variety of programs and services and is responsible for the life-cycle management of the municipal parking system from planning, design and construction to operations, maintenance and enforcement.

HMPS provides a number of resources and services including:

Parking Options:

Ticket Payments:

  • Inquiries and payment options
  • Where and how you can pay tickets
  • A list of common violations and their fees

Parking Regulations

  • List of parking regulations

On Street Parking By-Law

Pre-Christmas Free Parking

Commercial and Residential Boulevard Parking

  • Information on parking on private property and towing


  • On-Street Parking
  • Disabled Parking
  • Residential Driveway Access Permits
  • Car Park Permits
  • Veterans Permit

Please note that our physical address is different than our mailing address:

Physical Address:
Hamilton Municipal Parking System
80 Main Street West
(entrance on Summers Lane, opposite City Hall)
Hamilton, Ontario

Mailing Address:
City of Hamilton
Hamilton Municipal Parking System
71 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4Y5


Administration and Management

Administration and Management is responsible for overall management and policy direction, as well as supporting the two operational units; Parking Operations and Enforcement Operations, in the following activities, is reponsible for overall management.
  • Asset management
  • Business plans and budget preparation
  • Benchmarking and best practices
  • By-law administration and maintenance
  • Contract management
  • Customer service
  • Employee relations
  • Parking planning
  • Policies and procedures
  • Promotion and marketing
  • Revenue growth initiatives
  • Revenue management
  • Web pages development and administration

Enforcement Operations

Enforcement Operations is responsible for ensuring that parking by-law regulations are effective to meet the needs of the abutting property owners, as well as traffic flow and safety. Enforcement Operations provides the following programs and services:

  • Parking enforcement
  • Parking fine inquiries and payments
  • Parking ticket reviews and adjudication
  • Towing
  • Private property enforcement

More than 185,000 parking infraction tickets are issued annually by the City’s 24 Parking Control Officers and 25 contracted Commissionaires.

Commissionaires also provide regular foot patrol for the downtown and business areas ensuring that all visitors to the downtown core are provided a fair opportunity to access the limited parking available.

Parking Operations

Parking Operations operates and maintains all municipal parking facilities and administers parking regulations and programs. Parking Operations provides the following programs and services:

  • Management and operation of the City's Municipal Car Parks
  • Residential Driveway Access Permits
  • Commercial and Residential Boulevard parking programs
  • Enactment/implementation of all on-street parking regulations
  • Disabled Parking Program
  • Film Productions
  • On-Street Parking Programs
  • Enactment/implementation of all alleyway parking regulations
  • Parking By-laws administration and maintenance
  • Special Event Parking
  • Client Services
  • Contracting in services of external agencies (Royal Botanical Gardens, St. Joseph's Health Centre on the Mountain and St. Peter's Hospital)


Contact Information:

Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
80 Main Street West
(entrance on Summers Lane)
Hamilton, Ontario
Phone: (905) 540-6000

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