Reserved Accessible On-Street Parking

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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 only with express written permission from the neighbour.

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 elibibility requirements.
  • Complete the Reserved Accessible On-Street Parking Permit application form (PDF, 48 KB).
  • You may need to complete the Letter of Understanding (PDF, 34 KB) if you require your neighbours permission because:
    • You don't have enough space directly in front of your home. The space may be moved in front of a neighbouring home but will require express written permission from the neighbour which it impacts. 
    • Your street has an existing Alternate Side Parking regulation. An additional reserved parking spot directly across the street from your home is also required and will require the written permission of the neighbour(s) which it impacts.
  • Submit your completed form(s), 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:

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.