Tickets & Parking

Reserved Accessible On-Street Parking

Hamilton Municipal Parking Services (HMPS) Operations

Certain aspects of the City’s parking service have been amended to assist with the needs of the community, such as self-isolation, working from home, and caring for others, while continuing to ensure road safety, availability of parking, and safe traffic circulation.

  • Payment will be required and enforced at all parking meters and lots. The first 30 minutes at meters will be free until further notice.
    As a security measure, payment will still be required for vehicles parking in the Convention Centre Garage and the York Parkade

  • In person renewal of monthly permits at all Service Centres, including 80 Main Street West, is suspended until further notice.
  • For the general public, all permits must be renewed for the month of June if your March, April or May permit has or is set to expire. Permits can be paid for over the phone utilizing a Visa or Mastercard by calling 905-540-6000, or by 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. Your current permit will continue to be honoured in all municipal parking lots until May 31, 2020.
  • For all city employees, your permit will continue to be renewed through payroll deductions or pre-authorized payment on the normal schedule. For employees who renew monthly in person at any of our service centres, May and June permits can be paid for over the phone utilizing a Visa or Mastercard by calling 905-540-6000, or by 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. Your current permit will continue to be honoured in all municipal parking lots until May 31, 2020.

  • In-person payment of parking fines is suspended until further notice. However payment can still be made online via www.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.

Until further notice, enforcement of the following parking regulations has been suspended:

  • 12-hour time limit for parking on City streets.
  • On-street signed time limit regulations such as 1, 2 and 3 hour time limits in residential areas.
  • Time limit exemption permits for City Streets with posted time limits.
  • Parking related fines for vehicles with expired Ontario License Plate Stickers.
  • Commercial Vehicle Time Limit Regulation for vehicles that may need to remain on street during this time.

The above parking offences may still be enforced in exceptional circumstances where a significant traffic safety, and/or of community concern exists. This includes No Stopping and No Parking Offences. Parking Enforcement Officers will continue to have discretion to use enforcement tools as necessary to ensure the safe and orderly movement of vehicles in the city.

Staff will continue to enforce parking regulations at highly visited public sites, such as Waterfalls.

Enforcement that may result in the towing of vehicles is being limited to priority safety concerns inclusive of blocked driveways/approaches.

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.

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.