Tickets & Parking

Reserved Accessible On-Street Parking

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 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.

 

The City of Hamilton’s Reserved Accessible On-Street Permit Parking program offers eligible applicants with one "No Parking Except by Permit" parking space near their home and issues a permit to the applicant. 

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for a Reserved Accessible On-Street Parking Permit, you must:

  • Hold an Accessible Parking Permit from the Ministry of Transportation, valid for a period of at least seven months.
  • Live on the street the Accessible Parking Permit is being requested for.
  • Provide proof that the vehicle is registered to your address, either in your name or in the name of another person living at your address.
  • Be the operator of the vehicle or be dependent upon another person at the same address for transportation.
  • Have no driveway parking available.
  • Have no suitable off-street parking available.
  • Live in a one, two or three family residence.
  • Have a minimum length of 6 metres for an accessible parking space that doesn't protrude across neighbouring property lines. If you don't meet this requirement, the space may be moved in front of a neighbouring home by submitting a letter of understanding.

Permits are not issued to any vehicle:

  • over 4500 kilograms
  • over 6.4 metres (21 feet) in length
  • with dual rear wheels or tandem rear axles
  • that is a tow truck
  • that is a bus, or a bus converted for other use
  • that is not a motor vehicle

To apply for a Reserved Accessible On-Street Parking Permit, you must:

  • Ensure that you meet the requirements.
  • Submit your completed form, along with proof that the vehicle is registered to your address, to:
    In person to:
    Hamilton Municipal Parking System
    80 Main Street West
    Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1H6
    By email: [email protected]

Parking staff will contact you once your application has been received and reviewed.

Use your Reserved Accessible On-Street Parking Permit

How to use your parking permit:

  • Affix the parking permit facing outward from the inside of the windshield on the driver’s side with the bottom of the permit approximately 8 cm to 15 cm (3 to 6 inches) above the dashboard.
  • The permit must be clearly visible and readable from the outside of the vehicle.
  • You must renew your parking permit before January 1 of each year.  We recommend you renew your permit by the middle of December.
  • Call the Hamilton Municipal Parking System at 905-540-6000 if you are moving or no longer require the Reserved Accessible Parking space.
  • Visitors are not allowed to park in Accessible Permit Parking spots.
  • The Reserved Accessible Parking Permit is for use in the approved parking space only (not applicable for other permit parking zones. Find more information on the City of Hamilton's parking exemptions given to those with an MTO Accessible Parking Permit.