Tickets & Parking

Pre-Christmas Free Parking

Hamilton Municipal Parking Services (HMPS) Operations

Updated July 13, 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 below, 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.
  • For all city employees, permits have continued to be renewed through payroll deductions or pre-authorized payment on the normal schedule. For employees who typically renew monthly in person, 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.

Enforcement of these parking regulations has resumed:

  • On Street Signed Time Limit Regulations such as 1, 2 and 3 hour time limits
  • Time limit exemption permits for City Streets with posted time limits
  • Un-plated vehicles
  • Certain Parking related regulations for vehicles with expired Ontario License Plate Stickers
    (Plates expired in 2019 or 2020 will be provided grace until Service Ontario resumes normal services)
  • Commercial Vehicle Time Limit Regulation

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 paytickets.ca 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.

 

Free pre-christmas parking in BIAs in Hamilton this holiday season

Enjoy FREE parking in Hamilton’s various Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) across the city in advance of the holiday season. Look for the message inside the on-street parking meter caps or on parking meter bags. 

Free on-street parking is available for 2 hours as follows:

Nov. 24 to Dec. 24

Ancaster BIA
Barton Village BIA
Concession Street BIA
Hamilton Downtown (West Avenue to Queen, Hunter to Cannon, also James Street from Charlton to Barton)
International Village BIA
King Street West BIA
Ottawa Street BIA

December 1 to 31

Locke Street BIA
Westdale Village BIA

 

Free parking is available in all municipal carparks as follows:

December 1 to 31

Dundas BIA


All parking and stopping regulations must be obeyed at all times. Dome inserts are used to display an appropriate message at a cost to be borne by the Hamilton Municipal Parking System.