Municipal Parking By-laws

Potential Postal Disruption

In the event of a postal disruption at Canada Post that may begin on or after October 22, 2018, we ask that citizens please make alternative arrangements to ensure the timely receipt of their payment to the City. 

POA payment options include:

  • Online at www.paytickets.ca
  • In person by visiting 50 Main Street, East, Room 110, Hamilton, ON L8N 1E9, between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm
  • Over the phone by calling 905-540-5592, option 7

You can also retrieve fine and court date information by visiting www.ontario.ca/ticketsandfines
Please note that late payment fees will not be waived in the event that the payment is not received on or before payment due date.

If you have any concerns, please free to call 905-540-5592.

Parking ticket payment options include:

Please be advised that during this postal disruption payment for parking tickets can be made by the following methods:

  • Online at www.hamilton.ca/pay-your-ticket
  • Drop boxes are available at the rear of City Hall, 71 Main St., West and the Hamilton Municipal Parking System office located at 80 Main St. West. Please do not put cash in the drop box (cheque or money order only).
  • In person at the Hamilton Municipal Parking System and any of the Municipal Service Centre locations.

Please note that additional administrative and late fees will not be waived in the event that the payment is not received on or before payment due date.

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. 

Any vehicle parked in a municipal parking lot must pay the required fee unless otherwise noted by signage. By-law officers or police officers can issue a parking ticket remove your vehicle at your expense if you do not pay for parking.

Read about Hamilton’s Respecting Municipal Parking Facilities By-law No. 01-216 (PDF, 145 KB)

You cannot stop or park your vehicle on a fire route or obstruct a fire route in any way. If there is a fire route on your property, you must maintain the fire route. Any expenses incurred by the City to maintain a fire route on your property will be applied to your property taxes. By-law officers or police officers can issue a parking ticket remove your vehicle at your expense if you are parked on or obstructing a fire route.

Read about Hamilton’s Fire Route By-law No. 01-217 (PDF, 116 KB)

You may only park your vehicle on a street where permitted. Any vehicle parked in a metered spot must have paid the meter and must not exceed the maximum time limit posted for that spot. By-law officers or police officers can issue a parking ticket remove your vehicle at your expense if you do not comply with posted parking restrictions.

Read about Hamilton’s On-Street Parking By-law No. 01-218 (PDF, 336 KB)

You cannot park your vehicle in any park between the hours of 11 pm and 6 am. You can only park your vehicle in a park while you are using the park. By-law officers or police officers can issue a parking ticket remove your vehicle at your expense if you do not obey parking signs posted in the park.

Read about Hamilton’s Municipal Parks By-law No. 01-219 (PDF, 139 KB)

You cannot park your vehicle on private property unless you have permission from the property owner. By-law officers or police officers can issue a parking ticket remove your vehicle at your expense if you do not have permission to park on private property. 

Read about Hamilton’s Parking on Private or Municipal Property By-law No. 01-220 (PDF, 115 KB)

Enforcing vehicles illegally parked on boulevards and front and side yards of private properties. Discretion used by Officers during all special events around Tim Hortons Field and Winona Peach Festival, This by-law does not apply to rural or agricultural properties.

Read about Hamilton's By-law No. 16-009 To Regulate Unauthorized Parking on Boulevards, Side Yards and Front Yards (PDF, 460 KB).