The Parking Enforcement Office located at the Market Centre Parkade has been relocated to City Hall (58 Dalhousie Street). The Parkade office location at 59 Icomm Drive is no longer open to the public.

Market Centre Parkade Upgrades

Upgrades are underway at the Market Centre Parkade (59 Icomm Drive). A new gate arm control system is being installed and the existing fire alarm system is being repaired. While the Parkade will remain open while work is completed, some areas of the Parkade will be unavailable to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Work is expected to be completed in spring 2023. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work to make these improvements.

Parking in Brantford

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 City Hall.

NEW! Student semester parking permits

Student parking permits for the Market Centre Parkade are available for purchase at a cost of $260 per semester (tax included). Permits are non-refundable, and valid student ID or other proof of enrollment is required. Please visit Parking Services at City Hall (58 Dalhousie Street) to purchase a student parking permit.

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.