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Permits and Parking Enforcement

Permits and Parking Enforcement

Idling Reduction By-law

The Town has an Idling Reduction By-law that comes into effect on June 1, 2024, which applies to private and public property.

  • Drivers are prohibited from idling their vehicles for more than three minutes under the By-law.
  • Non-compliance could result in a $350 fine.
  • Enforcement begins on June 1, 2024, with reporting options available online, by phone (905-468-3266 ext. 0), or via email (
  • The By-law covers all vehicles and will be enforced by By-law Enforcement Officers, who may also act on community reports.


Resident Parking Permits

Resident Parking Permits are available exclusively to residents of the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake for a cost of $30 per calendar year.  The permit entitles the permit holder to up to three hours of free parking at any parking meter/pay & display machine in the Heritage District.

To obtain a Resident Parking Permit, please visit the Town Administration Building at 1593 Four Mile Creek Road in Virgil, with a valid piece of identification (i.e. driver’s license, health card, passport, etc.) showing Niagara-on-the-Lake residency. 

To renew an existing Resident Parking Permit, you can visit the Town Administration Building in person or fill out and submit the Resident Parking Permit Form with the $30 online payment. 

**2024 Resident Parking Passes - Available Now**

Resident Parking Permit Form 

NEW as of July 25, 2023: A Resident Parking Permit allows up to three hours of parking. If you are planning to park longer than the three-hour limit, you are required to put money in the parking meter.  Your free hours will be added to the amount paid at the meter.  Permits are valid for the vehicle identified, by license plate number, on the face of the permit only, and are non-transferable.  All other parking prohibitions must be observed.

Please note: Permits are valid from January 1 to December 31 of any given year. Residents must purchase a new permit each year. 

Things to Know when Parking

Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS)

A faster and more efficient way of processing by-law tickets in the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

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