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Parking Regulations

The Parking Services Section:
  • administers parking regulations and programs on the City’s 6,100  kilometres of road
  • receives and processes 100 petitions for parking regulations annually
  • reviews and comments on 400 business licence applications annually
Parking Regulations and Conditions for Approval

  Regulation   Conditions for Approval  1

Parking Prohibited
Reserved Permit Parking for Disabled Residents
  • The resident holds a valid Disabled Person Parking Permit from the Ministry of Transportation Ontario
  • The vehicle to which the City parking permit is to be affixed is registered to the subject address
  • The applicant operates the vehicle or is dependant on another person who resides at the same address for transportation and who operates the vehicle
  • No suitable off-street parking is available at the subject address
  • In cases where the regulation encroaches on a neighbour’s frontage, agreement is required

Wheelchair Loading Zone
  • A disabled person who regularly requires access to transportation provided by other persons and resides at the subject address
  • A business having clients who are disabled, requests the zone and adjoining property owners/occupants are not significantly affected or they support the request

Parking Prohibited
Permit Parking (to prevent non-resident parking)
  • A petition must be circulated by the applicant and signed by 100% of the residences abutting the roadway, residing in a one, two, or three family dwelling.
  • 51% of total residents support the request  2
  • The number of permits required must not exceed the number of available parking spaces

Time Limit Parking
  • A petition must be circulated by the applicant to a minimum of 66% of residents abutting the roadway and residing in one, two, or three family dwellings
  • 51% of total residents support the request  2

Loading Zones
"No Stopping" Commercial & "No Parking" Non-commercial
  • A business must request the zone
  • Where a Business Improvement Association exists, the BIA must be consulted
  • Other businesses in the area who are likely to be affected must support the request

Alternate Side Parking / Signed
"No Stopping or No Parking" Zone Residential Land Use
  • A petition must be circulated by the applicant to a minimum of 66% of residents abutting the roadway and residing in one, two, or three family dwellings
  • 51% of total residents support the request  2

Signed "No Parking" or "No Stopping"
Zone Non-residential block (Commercial / Industrial)
  • A request must be submitted by the abutting property owner / occupant
  • Other property owners / occupants likely to be affected must be consulted

No Stopping
School Bus Loading Zone, Wheelchair Loading and Taxi Loading Zone
  • School Principal submits or supports the request
  • School Council must be consulted

Taxi Loading Zone
  • A request must be submitted by the Taxi Industry
  • Property owners / occupants likely to be affected must be consulted

Parking Meters
(Installation and Removal)
  • A request must be submitted by the abutting property owner / occupant
  • Other property owners / occupants likely to be affected must be consulted

No Parking Through Street (2:00am-7:00am)
                                
No Parking Through Street 2:00am-7:00am Map

  • All major entrances to the City are posted with signs advising motorists of the Through Street parking restrictions


All major entrances to the City are posted with signs advising motorists of the Through Street parking restrictionsAll major entrances to the City are posted with signs advising motorists of the Through Street parking restrictions(1) - In all cases, there must be no overriding statute extant that precludes the requested regulation.

(2) - In all cases, a request from the Ward Councillor or a consensus developed at a public meeting where the majority is represented, can stand in lieu of a petition.

Contact Information:

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


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