Parking in Collingwood

The goals of parking enforcement are to improve road safety, allow emergency vehicle access, ensure traffic flow and parking turnover, as well as improve accessibility. Knowing where and when you can park in Collingwood will help you avoid getting a Parking Infraction Notice. For more information on the Town's parking rules, please view the Town's Parking By-law.

Our interactive parking map shows the many parking options in Collingwood:

Interactive Parking Map

Parking Infraction Payment Methods

Pay online:

 Pay Parking Ticket to Town of Collingwood

Pay in person: 

Sign the voluntary payment option on the back of the Parking Infraction Notice and pay by cash, cheque or debit at Town Hall 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays, and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays only, excluding holidays.

Pay by mail/drop box: 

Sign the voluntary payment option on the back of the Parking Infraction Notice and drop off in the drop box located to the right of the entrance of Town Hall or mail the Parking Infraction Notice with your cheque to the address indicated below (Contact Us). Please be sure to write the Parking Infraction Notice number on the front of your cheque, payable to the Town of Collingwood. DO NOT SEND CASH.  

Temporary Downtown (BIA) Parking Ticket Initiative:

From July 20, 2021, until Thanksgiving weekend, parking tickets issued within the Downtown BIA can be 'paid' by showing receipt of purchase of a product or service within the Downtown for an amount equal to or greater than than the ticket amount.

The purchase must be made at a business located in the Downtown BIA of equal or greater value to the Set Fine and be made within 5 days of issuance of the ticket. This program does not include tickets that are issued  outside of the BIA or related to safety matters.  A copy of receipt and ticket must be emailed to parking@collingwood.ca within 10 days of receiving ticket. This program can only be used to 'pay your fine' once. 

Know The Difference: No Parking, No Standing, No Stopping

No Parking 

The Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8 ("HTA") defines “park” or “parking” as the standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except when standing temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers. 

What That Means 

Motorists are only permitted to load or unload passengers or merchandise.   

No Standing 

The HTA defines “stand” or “standing” as the halting of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers. 

What That Means 

Motorists are only permitted to receive and discharge passengers. 

No Stopping 

The HTA defines “stop” or “stopping” as the halting of a vehicle, even momentarily, whether occupied or not, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or of a traffic control sign or signal. 

What That Means 

Motorists are generally not permitted to stop for any reason except to avoid a conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a constable or other police officer or of a traffic control sign or signal. 

Delivery & Courier Vehicles 

Where parking is prohibited, motorists may stop while actively engaged in loading/unloading passengers and/or merchandise. However, motorists should not leave their vehicles unattended if going into a building. Otherwise, couriers and delivery vehicles are subject to the same rules and regulations as other motorists, as set out in the Town's Parking By-laws.