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.

Parking in Brantford

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

Municipal Parking By-law 144-88

Schedules for By-law 144-88 

Paying your parking ticket

You must pay City of Brantford parking tickets within 15 days of the date on the ticket. Learn more by visiting our Pay your Parking Ticket page.

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 ($280 as of January 1, 2024). 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 at City Hall (58 Dalhousie Street). Tokens have a value of one hour of parking in the Market Centre Parkade and can be purchased for $2 each. Tokens are sold in groups of 100.

Downtown parking

Downtown Brantford has more than 1000 parking spots. The parking limit for a vehicle is can range between 1 hour to 3 hours, unless stated otherwise on roadside signs. See the list of locations and fees for municipal parking lots downtown.

Hotspot Parking App

The City of Brantford has introduced another option for drivers to pay for parking in the downtown area. By using the Hotspot Parking App, visitors can now pay for parking in municipal surface lots by scanning the QR code displayed on signs posted in the parking lots. This mobile payment solution allows you to pay for parking and also extend your parking session right from your smartphone.

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 5 hours until you park in downtown again. This by-law does not affect vehicles with valid accessible permits.

Free accessible parking

All Patrons who have a valid accessible permit will receive FREE parking for a maximum of 24 hours in any municipal surface pay parking lot in the City of Brantford.

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.

Parking enforcement on private property

If you’re a residential or commercial property owner or manager you can request parking enforcement for vehicles in violation of posted parking signs. Visit our Parking Enforcement on Private Property page to apply and learn more.

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

Vehicles with a valid accessible permit, clearly displayed may park in any of the Municipal Pay Lots for up to 24 hours at no cost.

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.