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 Parking Enforcement Department is responsible for the enforcement of the Town of Collingwood’s Parking, Fire Route and Idling by-laws.
The Parking Enforcement Department responds to parking concerns in residential areas, commercial plazas and schools. Some of the more common parking regulations that may result in a Parking Infraction Notice being issued include:
- Vehicles 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;
- Vehicles parked within 3 metres of a fire hydrant
- Vehicles parked facing the wrong direction
- Vehicles advertised for sale on public property (roadway, municipal lot);
- Vehicles parked or stopped in a fire route;
- Vehicles idling for more than three (3) minutes;
- Vehicles parked in an accessible parking spaces without an Accessible Parking Permit;
- Vehicles parked in a manner that obstructs traffic/snow clearing; and
- Vehicles 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.
Questions or concerns relating to Parking Enforcement can be made by visiting the Town’s municipal office located at 97 Hurontario Street, Collingwood, ON, by telephone, e-mail or mail, Monday through Saturday, excluding holidays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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 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 the municipal office (97 Hurontario Street, Collingwood, ON) at a rate of $52.00 a month or a yearly pass for $520.00.
Anyone displaying a valid Accessible Parking Permit or having a valid Ontario Veteran Licence Plate is exempt from paying to park in any municipal parking area.
The Town of Collingwood offers FREE municipal parking on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays as well as after 6:00 p.m. during the week.
Parking is prohibited in Collingwood municipal parking areas between 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., from December 1 each year until March 31 in the following year. This is strictly enforced to assist the Public Works Department in snow clearing 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.
Parking Infraction Payment Methods:
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 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays
By Mail: Sign the voluntary payment option on the back of the Parking Infraction Notice and 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.
Online: Pay to Town of Collingwood - Tickets issued by Town of Collingwood
For further clarification of Collingwood’s parking by-laws please contact:
705-445-1030 ext 3255
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.
Town of Collingwood
Parking Enforcement Department
97 Hurontario Street, P.O. BOX 157
Collingwood, ON, L9Y 3Z5
Phone: 705-445-1030 Ext. 3255
Collingwood Downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA)
105 Hurontario Street
Collingwood, ON., L9Y 3Z4
191 Hurontario St, Unit 6
Collingwood, ON L9Y 2M1