If you want to park in a legal parking spot on a street overnight between December 1 and March 31, you need to request a parking exemption. Each licence plate is allowed five exemptions each year.

Request an exemption

On this page:

  1. Parking exemptions
  2. Request an exemption
  3. Snow events
  4. Street parking bylaws
  5. Vehicles not eligible for an exemption

Parking exemptions

To park in a legal parking spot on a street overnight between December 1 and March 31, you must request a parking exemption.

What you need to know about parking exemptions:

  • parking overnight means parking between 2:30 a.m. and 6 a.m.
  • each licence plate is allowed five exemptions each year
  • if we cancel your request, it will not count towards your limit of five exemptions
  • you must request a parking exemption before 2 a.m.

Between April 1 and November 30, you do not need a parking exemption to park in a legal parking spot overnight. Other bylaws apply.


Request an exemption

Fill out our online form to request a parking exemption. If you have any questions, call us at 519-741-2345.

Request a parking exemption


Snow events

If we declare a snow event, we cancel exemptions and you must move your vehicle. Cancelled exemptions will not count towards your limit of five exemptions for the year.


Street parking bylaws

Even with an exemption, you must park in a legal parking spot. If you park illegally with an exemption, you may get a parking ticket.

Visit our parking bylaws page to learn about street parking bylaws.


Vehicles not eligible for an exemption

We do not give parking exemptions to:

  • vehicles over 4.5 metric tonnes
  • unlicensed vehicles
  • recreational vehicles
  • trailers