Municipal Parking By-laws

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. 

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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).