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Parking Violations & Fines

Parking regulations are monitored and enforced on an ongoing basis to achieve compliance with the Parking Bylaw. Below lists the most common parking regulations. See a complete list of parking violations and fines.

Winter Parking Regulations prohibit parking on any city street from December 1 to March 31, between the hours of 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. (In effect from 12 a.m. to 7 a.m. on the streets that surround Kingston General Hospital). If you suspect your vehicle has been towed in violation of the Winter Parking Bylaw, please contact Ward’s Towing Service at 613-546-0272. Wheelchair parking sign

Accessible Parking Zones are spaces/meters designated with a regulation sign bearing a wheelchair symbol that are reserved for a driver/passenger with an accessible parking permit. These spaces are conveniently located to assist those with mobility issues.

No Stopping Zones are not designated for stationary vehicles - you may not stop nor park your vehicle in these designated areas. Please watch for signs.

Bus Stops (Zones)  are reserved for both municipal and school buses for the safe loading and unloading of passengers. Stopping or parking your vehicle in a bus stop will result in fines.

Commercial Loading Zones are reserved for commercial vehicles during the days and hours posted.

Restricted Time Zones have signage restricting parking during specified times in certain areas, such as residential neighbourhoods. These time restrictions allow for street sweeping and reduce traffic flow.

No Parking Areas allow only for brief stopping of vehicles while loading or unloading passengers.

Parking Near Intersections is not permitted within 9 metres of a corner or intersection and within 23 metres of a corner on each through street in order to ensure maximum visibility for moving traffic.

Parking Enforcement

To report any of the parking violations noted above or if you have questions about a ticket you have received contact the City's customer service centre at 613-546-0000 (Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or

To report a vehicle blocking a driveway/access point outside of regular business hours, please contact the City's customer service centre at 613-546-0000 and indicate that you have a parking emergency.





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