Parking Regulations 

Nobody likes getting a parking violation. But, when people park overtime, or in places where they aren't supposed to park, other people suffer inconvenience. Complete uniformity in by-laws does not exist between municipalities, drivers should look for and obey signs that prohibit or restrict local parking or stopping.  Provided below are specific parking regulations pertaining to parking in Brantford, that motorists should become familar with.

A complete copy of Municipal Parking Bylaw 144-88 is available for review at:

The Parking Enforcement Office
59 Icomm Drive Brantford, Ontario N3S 7N5
or at the Clerks Department
100 Wellington Square
Brantford, Ontario N3T 2M3.

Changeover period for alternate side of the street parking

Where posted, the alternate side of the street parking regulation prohibits parking on one side of the street from the 1st day of each month until the 15th day of the month. For the remainder of the month, parking is prohibited on the opposite side of the street. Please note that the period provided for motorists to move their vehicles is 9:00 p.m. on the 15th day to 12:00 noon of the 16th day and 9:00 p.m. of the last day of the month to 12:00 noon of the 1st day of the month. Statutory holidays are not exempted from the alternate side of street regulation.

General stopping and parking regulations

No person shall park their vehicle;

  • on a sidewalk.
  • within 1 metre of a public or private driveway.
  • within 3 metres of a fire hydrant.
  • within 25 metres of an approach to a bus stop sign.
  • adjacent to a school crossing.
  • within 10 metres of the nearest part of any intersection unless otherwise signed. 

Truck Parking (Amended Sept. 20, 2010)

No vehicles with more than two axles or more than four tires are permitted to park on-street from 11:00 p.m. of one day to 6:00 a.m. of the next day.
No tractor-trailer units are permitted to park on a residential street unless in the act of delivering and/or receiving goods as part of business operations. 

Overnight Parking

Unless otherwise posted no person shall park a vehicle on a highway for a period longer than 24 hours.

Designated Accessible Parking Spaces

No person shall park in a designated accessible parking space unless a currently valid permit is fully displayed on or in the vehicle.  The parking fine for violating this parking by-law is $300.  A person with a valid accessible parking permit, fully displayed, is not required to pay for parking in Brantford's municipal parking lots. 

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