Tickets & Parking

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 a Parking Penalty Notice:

  1. Pay the fine
  2. Early resolution
  3. Hearing
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:

Pre-Christmas Free Parking

Enjoy FREE parking in Hamilton’s various BIAs across the city in advance of this holiday season.

I am a Veteran. Am I eligible for free parking in Hamilton?

Effective June 1, 2017, all Veterans who have valid Ontario Veteran licence plates receive free parking for a maximum of 3 hours in any municipal parking lot or on-street parking meter.

Can I apply for a Reserved Accessible On-street Parking permit?

To apply for a Reserved Accessible On-street Parking permit, you must:

  • Have a valid, permanent Accessible Parking Permit issued by the Province of Ontario.
  • 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 for transportation.
  • Does not have a driveway or other suitable off-street parking available.
  • Live in a one, two or three family dwelling.