The City of Toronto does not send text messages or email reminders about parking violation/tickets or issue reminders through a third party. If received, do not click on any of the links and delete the message. Learn how to pay your parking violation.
Parking bylaws in the City of Toronto are designed to help reduce traffic congestion and maintain ease of traffic flow within city streets. Parking violation notices are issued in an ongoing effort to keep the flow of traffic moving while enforcing City parking bylaws and regulations.
The City of Toronto does not send text messages or email reminders about parking violation/tickets or issue reminders through a third party. If received, you are advised to not click on any of the links provided and to delete the email from your inbox. To view and pay visit our Parking Ticket Services online application.
Most parking violation notices are uploaded into the system automatically within minutes of issuance. They are available for vehicle owners to look up, pay or dispute in the Parking Ticket Lookup service.
For handwritten parking violation notices, please allow seven to ten business days to appear in the Lookup service. Check back frequently so you can pay your violation by the due date.
Alternatively, payment for parking violations is available in-person or by mail.
Pay your parking violation online, by mail, or in-person.
Once a full or partial payment is made, the matter is considered resolved and will not be reviewed or, be eligible to dispute. This includes payments made to pending screening/hearing decisions.
A parking violation notice is issued when a vehicle is parked in contravention to:
A City of Toronto parking violation notice may be issued by one of the following officers:
A City of Toronto parking violation notice may be issued in several ways:
Parking violation notices will never be issued via email, text message, social media app, or fax.
You may receive a parking violation notice if you:
The 3 metres limitation refers to prohibited parking within 3 metres of the “imaginary line” on the point on the street where the hydrant is located. A fire or rescue vehicle must have unimpeded access directly in front of the hydrant regardless of how far back the hydrant is located from the curb.
Section 950-400D(5) of the Municipal Code:
General stopping and parking regulations: No person shall on any “highway” park any vehicle for a period longer than three (3) hours.
Under the provisions of the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario, every public road is a highway.
The legal definition of a Highway in the Act: “highway” includes a common and public highway, street, avenue, parkway, driveway, square, place, bridge, viaduct or trestle, any part of which is intended for or used by the general public for the passage of vehicles and includes the area between the lateral property lines thereof.
The City of Toronto will issue a parking violation notice on statutory holidays.
All parking signs should be followed, as posted. For example, if a sign says “No Parking between 4 – 6 p.m. Mon-Fri” and there is no posted exception, then vehicles are still not allowed to park in that area between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. from Monday to Friday, even if Monday happens to be a holiday.
Posted exceptions, for example, no parking except on weekends and holidays, in this case, “holidays” refers to statutory holidays only which include:
Payment for parking is required through-out the year unless otherwise posted. In most off-street parking facilities, regular rates apply on holidays. There may be some Toronto Parking Authority parking facilities that have holiday rates, which are posted on the rate signs in the parking facility.
No fee is charged to dispute a parking violation notice.
Fee(s) are charged for the collection of unpaid parking violation notice(s) and for not appearing at a scheduled screening and/or hearing review.
Parking violation(s) will not impact your driving record, demerit points, or auto insurance rates.
Parking violation penalty amount(s) can range from $15 to $450 depending on the violation.