Tickets & Parking

Tickets & Parking

Hamilton Municipal Parking Services (HMPS) Operations

Updated August 5, 2020

Certain aspects of the City’s parking service were amended through the period from March 2020 to June 2020 as a result of the COVID 19 Emergency Declaration. Except as noted, parking operations and enforcement have returned to normal.

  • In-person renewal of monthly permits at all Service Centres, including 80 Main Street West, is suspended until further notice. For the general public, permits can be paid for over the phone utilizing a Visa or Mastercard by calling 905-540-6000, or by a cheque dropped through the mail slot located at the front entrance of 80 Main Street West location. A Customer Service Representative will assist you in the mailing out or pick-up of your permit.

Regulations that remain suspended:

  • 12-hour time limit for parking on City Streets unless necessary to ensure traffic safety and/or community concerns.
  • In-person payment of parking fines is suspended until further notice. However payment can still be made online via paytickets.ca or by mail as printed on back of tickets. Note that administrative fees will still be applied to unpaid tickets.
  • Disputing of a parking fine in-person is suspended until further notice. The public can continue to dispute a parking fine by email [email protected] or phone 905-540-6000. Additional Information pertaining to the applicable administration fees, amount increases, and dispute process can be found on the Penalty Notice.

For any inquires relating to these services, contact [email protected] or 905-540-6000.

 

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 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.