Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) Accessible Parking Permit Exemptions in Hamilton

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In Hamilton, the MTO Ontario Accessible Parking Permit (blue card) exempts you from:

  • Paying for on-street parking for a maximum of three hours. This does not apply during the morning or afternoon rush hour as indicated on the parking meter or pay and display machines.
  • Paying at unattended municipal or City owned car parks.
  • Parking time limits on City streets (up to 12 hours).

Many streets that have parking meters and time limits are also rush hour routes, which prohibit all vehicles from stopping during the times indicated on the signs. A Ministry of Transportation Accessible Parking Permit does not exempt any vehicle from rush hour route regulations.

You can use any parking space on private or municipal property designated as Reserved Disabled Person Parking. Payment may be required in some parking lots. All other parking regulations must still be obeyed.

To report a vehicle without a permit that is parked in an accessible permit parking space, call 905-540-6000.