Parking By-law


The City of St. Catharines is committed to providing high quality and available parking to enhance the quality of life for our residents and visitors. Tickets may be given to owners or operators of motor vehicles who fail to obey parking by-laws.

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Parking Offences

Tickets issued under administrative penalty system
Offence                                                   Penalty
Expired meter $20
Over time limit $20
Where prohibited $30
Where restricted $30
Within 3 metres of fire hydrant $30
Within 1.5 metres of driveway $30
On boulevard $30
Obstruct lane or driveway $40
Facing wrong way $30
Over 12 hours $30
Metered zone between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. $30
On Regional Road between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. $30
Standing where prohibited $40
Stopping where prohibited $48
Stopping in loading zone $48
Stopped or parked on sidewalk $48
Over-sized vehicle $75
Parked in fire route $80
Parked on lands other than parking area $100
Parked where prohibited May 1 to Sept. 30 $100
Parking in a designated accessible space - no permit $300

Parking By-Law Enforcement

For parking by-law enforcement call 905.688.5600 during these times:

  • Monday to Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday - 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Please note:

  • Parking enforcement does not work outside of the hours listed above.
  • If you need assistance outside of these hours please call us the following day during the hours listed above.
  • Municipal by-law enforcement officers are contracted out by the City.

  • The City does not handle moving violations.

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