Tickets & Parking

Service at a Glance

What are my options when I get a parking ticket from the City?

You have three different options for resolving an Offence Notice:

  1. Pay the fine
  2. Early resolution
  3. Trial
What Hamilton by-laws impact parking?

Hamilton has several by-laws that provide safe streets and better traffic flow throughout the City. You should be familiar with the by-laws to understand your responsibilities and avoid getting a ticket. 

  • Parking in Municipal Lots by-law
  • Fire Routes by-law
  • On-Street Parking by-law
  • Parking in a Municipal Park by-law
  • Parking on Private or Municipal Property by-law
Where can I find out about monthly parking passes for municipal parking lots?

Some municipal car parks have monthly parking passes available.

To inquire about monthly parking passes:

Where can I apply for an on-street parking permit?

The City of Hamilton has two on-street parking permit programs:

  1. Permit parking
  2. Time limit parking

These programs help with the shortage of parking in residential neighbourhoods.

Parking permits are only available to people who live in the permit areas.

Can I apply for a Veterans parking permit?

To be eligible for a Veterans parking permit, you must:

  • Have a Veteran's licence plate
  • Be a resident of Hamilton
  • Be at least 60 years old
  • Have your vehicle registered to a Hamilton address
Can I apply for an accessible parking permit?

To apply for an accessible parking permit, you must:

  • Hold an  Accessible Parking Permit from the Ministry of Transportation, valid for a period of at least seven months.
  • Provide proof that the vehicle is registered to your address, either in your name or in the name of another person living at your address.
  • Be the operator of the vehicle or be dependent upon another person at the same address for transportation.
  • Have no suitable off-street or driveway parking available.
  • Live in a one, two or three family residence.