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.

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

Effective October 1, 2015, the City is piloting a 12-month program that will allow all Veterans who have been issued Ontario Veteran licence plates (excluding RCMP) to receive free parking in Hamilton with the use of a special City-issued permit. This free parking includes the ability to park:

  • in any municipal parking lot
  • on-street parking meter (for the duration of the 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.