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Resident Services - Parking Information

Accessible Parking Permits

The fine for illegally using a designated Accessible Parking Space is now $300.00.

Clearing the Air on Car Idling

Natural Resources Canada reports that the transportation sector is “the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada”, even with modern day emissions technology and more fuel-efficient cars.

Downtown Monthly Parking Permits

Monthly permits are available at some parkades and surface lots.  For availability, contact Service Oshawa at (905) 436-3311 or

General Parking Restrictions within the City of Oshawa

On street parking is not permitted:

  • for longer than 3 hours, unless signed otherwise
  • between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. during the period from December 1 to April 1
  • for heavy/commercial vehicles

For additional parking regulations and information, please review the Traffic and Parking By-law

Municipal Parking System

The Works & Transportation Services Branch is responsible for the operation and maintenance of on and off-street parking. Tokens can be purchased for use at parking meters, surface lots and municipal parkades from Service Oshawa and at the Mary Street Parkade, 1 Mary Street North, Oshawa.

Occasional Use Parking Permits

The Occasional Use Parking Permit program allows residents and visitors to obtain exemptions from certain City parking regulations, a limited number of times per year.

All streets have a maximum parking duration of 3 hours unless otherwise signed. In addition, on-street parking from 3:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. between December 1 and April 1 is not permitted. The Occasional Use Parking Permit program will exempt registered vehicles from the general 3 hour and winter 3:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. regulations. All other by-laws still apply, including that vehicles cannot be parked at any time so as to interfere with snow clearing activities. Interfering means causing a plow or salter truck to veer off path and go around a vehicle or preventing a plow or truck from entering an area or street. For road safety reasons, the road needs to be cleared and salted from curb to curb. Permits do not exempt vehicles from this regulation. In addition, permits are not valid in areas where fees are charged for on-street parking.

Parking and Vehicle Enforcement

Parking & Vehicle Enforcement is responsible for the enforcement of parking, business licensing and taxi regulations as well as the processing and administration of parking tickets issued in the City.

Parking Around School Zones

Serious safety concerns, created by some motorists who drive children to school, continue in the vicinity of numerous schools throughout the City of Oshawa.

Parking Regulations During Snow Clearing

Residential Parking Permits

3-hour resident parking permits are available to residents who provide proof of residency and vehicle ownership for the following streets only:  Carswell Avenue, Concordia Court, Conestoga Court, Dalhousie Crescent, Eastwood Avenue, Erindale Crescent, Herbert Avenue, Maddock Court, Niagara Drive, Ryerson Crescent, Secretariat Place, Sheridan Street, Woodbine Place, Harold Street and Arthur Street.

Permits allow for residents to park on street for a maximum of 3 hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Applications for a residential parking hanger must be accompanied by a valid vehicle registration with current address and a driver's license and/or a utility bill to Service Oshawa, located on the first floor of City Hall at 50 Centre Street South.

Permit holders are not exempt from any parking regulations in effect and cannot park:

  • in no parking zones where signs do not indicate "except by permit"
  • within 10 metres of an intersection
  • in front of or within 2 metres of a driveway
  • within 3 metres of a fire hydrant
  • within an intersection or crosswalk
  • between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. during the period from December 1 to April 1

Ticket/Penalty Notice Payment Options

On-Line - use Visa, MasterCard or American Express to pay your ticket or penalty notice online.

Mail - Mail cheque made payable to the City of Oshawa to Parking & Vehicle Enforcement, 50 Centre Street South, Oshawa, ON L1H 3Z7.

Telephone - 905-436-3311 (toll free 1-800-667-4292) Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to use Visa, MasterCard or American Express to pay your ticket.

In Person -  Service Oshawa, 1st Floor, West Wing, City Hall, 50 Centre Street South, Oshawa - Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, debit, Visa, MasterCard and American Express. After hour payments by cheque may be left in the drop box located at the main entrance on the South side of City Hall.

Traffic By-law (including parking regulations)

The Traffic and Parking By-law regulates traffic and parking on highways, in parking lots and parkades on municipal property, and on private property in the City of Oshawa. For more information, please review the Traffic By-Law:

Service Oshawa
1st Floor, West Wing, City Hall
50 Centre Street South
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 3Z7
Toll Free:
Fax: 905-436-5642
Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.