Tickets & Parking

Parking Infraction Notice

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.


How to pay Parking Infraction Notices

There are 3 ways to pay your Infraction Notice:


Pay your parking infraction notice online
You will need to pay a non-refundable fee for each transaction. Fees payable are calculated based on 1.75% of the ticket amount owing to a maximum of $1.50.

Your payment must be processed before the due date on your parking ticket or it may be rejected and subject to additional fees.  Payments made Monday to Friday, excluding holidays, before 8:30 pm will be processed the same business day, otherwise bill payments will be processed the next business day.  

In person

You can pay your infraction notice with cash, cheque, money order, debit or credit cards. Pay your notice at the following locations:

  1. Hamilton Municipal Parking System
    80 Main Street West, Hamilton
    Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  2. Municipal Service Centres
    Find a location near you. Hours vary by location.

You can leave your cheque or money order payment in the drop boxes at these locations. Do not leave cash in the drop boxes.

By mail

By mailing a cheque to the address noted on the infraction notice. Make your cheque payable to the City of Hamilton. Do not post-date your cheque.

Dispute the Infraction Notice

You can request a parking ticket review if you believe an error has been made on:

  • a Notice or Certificate of Parking Infraction
  • a Notice of Impending Conviction
  • a conviction under the Provincial Offences Act

You must appear in person to speak with an Adjudicator at 80 Main Street West, Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. No appointment is necessary.  

Plate denial

Outstanding parking tickets will be sent to the Ministry of Transportation (MTO). You will be unable to renew or receive a new license plate validation sticker until all outstanding fines have been paid.

Additional notifications are sent regarding your outstanding parking fines before you are refused renewal of your licence plate. It is your legal responsibility to inform the MTO of any address changes so that you receive all notifications.