Tickets & Parking

Municipal Car Parks

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 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.


The City of Hamilton has 63 municipal car parks and two parking structures for a total of 4,681 off-street parking spaces. All City-owned parking lots are labelled with the green "P". Not all public parking lots are owned by the City of Hamilton.

The off-street municipal car parks are unattended. These lots are first-come, first-served.

  • The two parking structures are operated by cashier and pay at the machine.
  • Each parking lot has either parking meters or pay and display machines.
  • Coins are the predominant method of payment.
  • You must display your ticket.;
  • If you do not have your ticket displayed, you are required to pay for the day's parking or be subject to a Parking Infraction Notice. No refunds will be issued.

Find a municipal car park near you

To find a municipal car park near you, enter an address or intersection into the search box.


Note: Parking rates subject to change. Special event rates are as posted.

Car Share parking

The Hamilton Municipal Parking System provides nine parking spaces in seven locations where the public can access Car Share vehicles.

Learn more about the Community Car Share.

Carpool parking

Preferential carpool parking is provided to employees of the Smart Commute Network. Carpool parking spots are located in:

  • several municipal lots
  • other partner organizations
  • private parking lots

Learn more or apply for a Carpool Parking Permit.

Monthly parking passes

Monthly parking passes are available for select municipal car parks.

Contact us to inquire about a monthly pass:
Phone: 905-540-6000
Email: [email protected]

Most car parks operate from Monday to Saturday (excluding Sunday and holidays).