COVID-19 Parking Update

Parking fees at Market Centre Parkade will be reinstated beginning September 1, 2021. Free parking at the Market Centre Parkade will continue to be provided to residents attending 1 Market Square for the purpose of obtaining a COVID-19 vaccine. Residents are asked to show confirmation of receipt of the vaccination to exit the Market Centre Parkade free of charge.    

A vaccination zone has been established and signed along Dalhousie Street near the vaccination centre and will remain there as long as it’s needed.

Paid parking and all on-street parking by-laws City-wide, including the downtown, continue to be in effect.

You must always follow the City of Brantford's parking regulations under the Municipal Parking By-law 144-88. If you get a parking ticket, you can pay your municipal parking tickets online, by mail or in person at the Parking Enforcement Office.

Hours of operation

The Parking Enforcement Office is open Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and closed on statutory holidays.

Parking tokens

You can purchase parking tokens from the Parking Enforcement Office. Tokens have a value of one (1) hour of parking in the Market Centre Parkade and can be purchased for $1.80 each. Tokens are sold in groups of one-hundred (100).

Downtown parking

Downtown Brantford has more than 1000 parking spots. The parking limit for a vehicle is can range between 1 hour to three hours, unless stated otherwise on roadside signs. See the list of locations and fees for municipal parking lots downtown.

Downtown's Re-park By-law

You cannot extend your parking limit by re-parking on other streets under the Re-park By-law 182-2002. You must wait for five hours until you park in downtown again. This by-law does not affect vehicles with valid accessible permits.

Veteran's parking

Vehicles displaying a valid veteran license plate are exempt from paying in all municipal surface lots for a period of up to 24 hours.

Request parking enforcement

You can contact the Parking Enforcement Office to request parking enforcement by following these steps:

  1. Call the Parking Enforcement Office (519-753-2311) or Police Services.
  2. Provide us the parking location and the description of the vehicle, including the license plate number.
  3. Provide your contact information (your personal information will remain confidential).
  4. A Parking Enforcement Officer will conduct an investigation.

Private parking

How to request private property parking enforcement?

Property owners may request enforcement on their property by entering into an agreement with the City of Brantford. A private parking enforcement agreement allows a parking enforcement officer to enter private property as directed by the property owner to monitor and enforce illegal parking.

How to enter into a private parking enforcement agreement with the City of Brantford?

Property owner(s) must complete the private property parking enforcement application.

If you are a private property owner, you must install the necessary parking sign that states the enforcement under the parking by-law. You can also put up additional signs for tenant, visitor and accessible parking.

Parking regulations

General parking regulations are outline in the lists below. The City also maintains a list of all proposed changes to on-street parking regulations for specific areas of the City currently under review by City Staff.

General regulations By-law 144-88

You cannot park your vehicle in the following areas:

  • On a sidewalk.
  • Within 1 metre of a public or private driveway.
  • Within 3 metres of a fire hydrant.
  • Within 25 metres of a bus sign.
  • On a school crossing.
  • Within 10 metres of an intersection.

Truck parking regulations

  • If your truck has more than 2 axles or more than 4 tires, you cannot park on a street between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
  • You cannot park a tractor or trailer on a residential street unless you are delivering or picking up goods.

Overnight parking regulations

You cannot park on the side of a highway for more than 24 hours.

Designated accessible parking

Only vehicles with a valid accessible permit clearly displayed may park in a designated accessible parking space.

Parking changeover period

Look out for signs prohibiting parking on one side of the street. You must follow alternate side parking regulations properly. These start on the first of each month (until the 15th), and from the 16th (until the end of the month) the parking is available on the opposite side.