Parking in Collingwood
Parking in Collingwood
Know where and when you can park in the Town to ensure public safety and traffic flow and to avoid a parking infraction notice (parking ticket). The Parking By-law outlines how the Town of Collingwood monitors town-wide parking to ensure the public’s safety, manage traffic flow and maintain community standards.
Our interactive parking map shows the many parking options in Collingwood:
Parking in Historic Downtown Collingwood
The Town of Collingwood currently requires visitors, shoppers, merchants, and employees who live, work and play in beautiful downtown Collingwood to pay for parking. This system is in place to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy Collingwood’s historic downtown.
Our downtown parking map shows the various options for parking downtown:
- Parking on Hurontario Street is currently $1.00 per hour (maximum of 3 hours).
- Metered street and municipal lot parking is currently $0.75 per hour (no maximum).
- Monthly parking passes for the municipal parking lots may be purchased at Town Hall at a rate of $52.00 a month or a yearly pass for $520.00. Complete the Parking Permit Application Form.
- The Town of Collingwood offers FREE municipal parking on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays as well as after 6:00 p.m. during the week.
Overnight Parking: December 1st to March 31st
Parking is prohibited in Collingwood on all streets between 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., from December 1st each year until March 31st in the following year. This is strictly enforced to assist the Public Works Department's snow clearing and winter operations.
Any vehicle parked or left standing during this period may be removed. Any expense incurred for such removal may be charged to and collected from the owner of the offending vehicle.
A vehicle may be permitted to park overnight in any municipal parking lot provided the owner of the vehicle has a valid Overnight Parking Permit (issued by the Town of Collingwood) and it is displayed and visible within the vehicle at all times.Complete the Parking Permit Application Form.
The goals of parking enforcement are to improve road safety, allow emergency vehicle access, ensure traffic flow and improve accessibility. Parking enforcement includes visibility of Parking Enforcement Officers who can be found out and about in the community, in the streets, and in your neighbourhood, providing education, conducting inspections and issuing tickets when necessary. Collingwood Parking Enforcement Officers and the Ontario Provincial Police perform enforcement related duties 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The By-law Services Division is responsible for the enforcement of the Town of Collingwood’s Parking, Fire Route and Idling by-laws. We respond to parking concerns in residential areas, commercial plazas and schools.
Disputing a Parking Infraction Notice
Individuals may contest/dispute a Parking Infraction Notice / Notice of Impending Conviction that has been issued to them by attending, in person, at the office indicated below (Contact Us). You or your agent must bring in the original Parking Infraction Notice / Notice of Impending Conviction. For your convenience and to save time, you may call the office in advance for an appointment.
If a resolution cannot be made through the First Attendance process, you or your agent may attend court by completing a Notice of Intention to Appear.
Examples of the more common parking regulations that may result in a Parking Infraction Notice being issued include vechicles:
- Parked on any street / municipal lot between the hours of 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. from December 1 to March 31;
- Parked within 3 metres of a fire hydrant
- Parked facing the wrong direction
- Advertised for sale on public property (roadway, municipal lot);
- Parked or stopped in a fire route;
- Idling for more than three (3) minutes;
- Parked in an accessible parking spaces without an Accessible Parking Permit;
- Parked in a manner that obstructs traffic/snow clearing; and
- Parked on or over any sidewalk.
Any vehicle found in contravention of the Parking, Fire Route and/or Idling by-laws may be issued a Parking Infraction Notice and/or towed away at the owner’s expense. In the event that a Parking Infraction Notice is not paid within the timeframe specified, a conviction may be registered and your Ontario licence plate sticker will not be renewed until the fine and all other costs have been paid.