Park Permits for Food Service Vehicles

Potential Postal Disruption

In the event of a postal disruption at Canada Post that may begin on or after October 22, 2018, we ask that citizens please make alternative arrangements to ensure the timely receipt of their payment to the City.

Payment options include:

  • Online at www.hamilton.ca/pay-licence-permit
  • In person by visiting 77 James Street N, Suite 250 or 71 Main Street, 1st Floor
  • Over the phone by calling 905-546-2782, option 3

Please note that late payment fees will not be waived in the event that the payment is not received on or before payment due date.

If you have any concerns, please free to call 905-546-2782 and listen carefully to the options or contact us by email at licensing@hamilton.ca.

The City of Hamilton is making it easier for food trucks to operate in parks. As part of the Open for Business initiative, City Council approved the creation of a new Park Permit for City of Hamilton Food Service Vehicle licence holders.

Park Permit

Park Permit holders will be able to operate food service vehicles more easily in these City of Hamilton parks, providing they adhere to the specific park regulations:

  • Bayfront Park, 200 Harbour Front Drive, Hamilton
  • Confederation Park ,Van Wagers Beach Road, Hamilton
  • Gage Park, 1000 Main Street East, Hamilton
  • Heritage Green Park, 447 First Road West, Stoney Creek
  • Pier 4 Park, 64 Leander Drive, Hamilton
  • Sam Lawrence Park, Concession Street, Hamilton
  • Turner Park, 344 Rymal Road East, Hamilton
  • Valley Park, 970 Paramount Drive, Stoney Creek

In order to use the parks, interested Food Service Vehicle licence holders must apply for a Park Permit. 

To apply for a  Park Permit, you will need to:

Licensing and By-law Office
77 James Street North, Suite 250
​Hamilton, Ontario

Fee: $204. Valid for one calendar year. Permits will be available as first come, first serve.

  • Food Service Vehicles may not enter a park that is holding a special event unless by invitation of the Special Event Organizer
  • No more than 3 trucks will be permitted in any one park, at any one time. 
  • Food Service Vehicles must adhere to all rules within the General Provisions and Schedule 6 of City of Hamilton Licensing Bylaw No. 07-170 (PDF, 2 MB).
  • Permits are valid from 7 am until 11 pm daily, or until the time in which the park closes - whichever occurs first.
  • Park Permits must be displayed at all times, in a prominent spot, while operating.
  • Required to leave the assigned location in a clean, litter-free condition and acknowledge that participation in the City’s waste diversion program is encouraged.
  • Food Service Vehicle Licence must be in good standing and failure to do so will void any issued permits.
  • Permits may not be transferred to another vehicle vendor and are applicable only to the vehicle specified on the application.

Contact us

For questions about the programs, contact:
Licensing and By-law Office
77 James Street North, Suite 250
​Hamilton, Ontario
Phone: 905-546-2782 option 3
Email: licensing@hamilton.ca