Unless otherwise signed, all streets have a five-hour limit and parking is not permitted between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m.
You may request a parking exemption from the five-hour parking limit and overnight parking bylaw.
If you have received a parking ticket, you can pay your parking ticket online or by phone and mail.
NEW! City-wide parking bylaws effective Sept. 1, 2016
At its meeting on July 18, 2016, Burlington City Council approved new bylaws which regulate where cars can park on city boulevards (area at the end of your driveway) and lay-bys.
The new parking rules came into effect on Sept. 1, 2016 across the city.
Pay-By-Plate Parking in Downtown Burlington
In May 2016, the City of Burlington introduced pay-by-plate parking machines in downtown Burlington.
Located throughout the downtown, the new machines have replaced individual street parking meters and the parking machines formerly located in the municipal parking lots.
|Appeal a Parking Ticket
Parking tickets follow the Administrative Monetary Penalties Program (AMP). Hearings are held at City Hall, and all disputes must proceed through a screening program before proceeding to a hearing.
- You or your agent may have a meeting with a Screening Officer City Hall, Parking Services.
- You may attend this meeting on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- Telephone screening meetings are available for persons who are unable to attend in person. Please contact 905-335-7816.
- If you are not satisfied with the outcome of this meeting, you may request a Formal Hearing.
The City's Parking and Idling Bylaw 39-2016 summarizes parking and idling offences. See penalty rates.
Failure to pay parking fines will result in your Ontario Vehicle Permit not being renewed. Renewal of your licence plate will not be issued until the fine, all courts costs and fees have been paid.
|Tips for Avoiding Parking Tickets
- Watch for signs.
- Read the parking meter and machines.
- Be courteous. Do not park in disabled parking spaces.
- Stay away from corners.
- Leave bus stops for buses.
- Know the difference between "No Parking" and No Stopping".
- Respect residential parking restrictions.
- Do not park on or obstruct sidewalks.
- Park safely at schools.
- Err on the side of caution.
|Residential Parking Permit Program
What is the Residential Parking Permit Program?
For some residents in Burlington, parking all the family vehicles in the space provided at their home can be a challenge.
On July 11, 2016, report TS-04-16 was presented to Burlington City Council, recommending the introduction of a residential pay parking permit program for residents who have more vehicles than they can park on their own property (garage and driveway).
At the July 18 meeting of Burlington City Council, the following was approved:
- The city's Neighbourhood On-Street Parking Program (NOSPP) will continue in the neighbourhoods (e.g. Uptown and Orchard) and streets that currently have this designation. No new applications for an NOSPP designation will be accepted.
- Effective, Sept. 1, 2016, a pay permit will be available for streets in the Alton community. A limit of one permit per household will be issued. The cost for the permit will be $30 per month or $350 per year.
The pay permit will allow vehicles to park on the street 24 hours a day, not to exceed 48 hours on the same street. All other parking offences are applicable.
- Staff will report back to Council in one year with an update about these parking changes.
View the July 18, 2016 meeting of Burlington City Council
Residential Parking Permit Application
Applications to obtain a Residential Parking Permit are now being accepted. Permits will be effective starting Sept. 1, 2016.
Please complete the application and forward it to the City of Burlington by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail or in-person at Burlington City Hall, 426 Brant St., Burlington, ON L7R 3Z6.
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