How To Guide On Parking Regulations in City of Peterborough

The City of Peterborough has released a breakdown of its parking restrictions. Read them below (and remember, we’re just the messenger so don’t give us any infractions)…

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-> City-wide parking on streets with no meters – three-hour limit

The maximum time a vehicle can be parked on any City street with no meters is three hours. Additionally, many streets have further restrictions covering the times and dates when parking is permitted. Please read on-street parking signs carefully to determine if parking is permitted. If there is no sign, the three hour limit applies.


-> Downtown on-street parking – two-hour limit

Metered parking is provided on streets throughout downtown. On-street parking is intended for quick stops, usually less than an hour in length. The maximum stay at on-street metered spaces is two hours. Please respect these limits, as short term parking ensures that spaces are available for customers and visitors which, in turn, helps the downtown thrive. The rate for on-street parking is $1.25 per hour.

-> Parking for more than two hours, up to a full day

A map of municipal parking lots and both parking garages is online here. Lots and garages can be used for quick stops or longer visits. The rates are $1.50/hour or $10.50 maximum for all day parking at both Simcoe Street and King Street parking garages, with the first hour being free. Surface lots are $1.25/hour or $8.75 maximum for all day. All-day parking in surface lots is available at: Brock Lot, Chambers Lot, Reid Lot and the Del Crary Lot. 

-> Monthly parking passes 

Monthly parking passes are available at Simcoe Street Parking Garage, King Street Parkade, Rehill Lot and Del Crary Lot. Quantities are limited to ensure sufficient spaces are available for short-duration parking as well, so monthly passes occasionally sell out. Please call 705.742.7777 ext. 2763 to check availability.  

-> Additional restrictions

Additional parking restrictions are in place for the safety of motorists and pedestrians. For example, parking is restricted within proximity of Peterborough Transit stops, 18 metres in advance of or 30 metres beyond bus stops. A full list of infractions is available here.

-> Winter parking restrictions

Additional restrictions are in place from December 1st to April 1st annually to assist with winter road maintenance activities such as snow clearing and preventing ice buildup. Please visit here for details.

-> Parking infractions

Parking infractions in the City of Peterborough result in fines ranging from $25 for standard infractions such as “parked longer than maximum permitted period”, up to $300 for “parked in accessible parking space”. Details on parking infraction rates are online here.

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