By-law Information

Parking By-Law Information

The following offences are the most common for parking enforcement.  You may obtain copies of the Traffic By-law 555-00 through this web site or for a nominal fee from the Clerk's Office at City Hall or by calling 3-1-1 (905-615-4311 if outside city limits).

Fire Routes/Hydrants

No person shall park a vehicle in a designated fire route. These routes must be kept clear for emergency vehicles. Most interior driveways in townhouse and apartment complexes as well as shopping plazas are considered fire routes. (Fire Route By-law 1036-81)

No vehicle shall park within three metres of a fire hydrant. (Traffic By-law 555-00)

Heavy Vehicle

The Heavy Vehicle Section 14(1) of the Traffic By-law 555-00, as amended, states that "no person shall park, stop or stand a heavy truck on any highway in a residential zone." The purpose of this section of the Traffic By-law is to maintain the safe and clear flow of traffic, to prevent damage to paved road surfaces and to maintain the aesthetic aspects of neighbourhood communities.

A heavy vehicle is defined in the Traffic By-law under Section 1 as a vehicle, including a bus but not including a school bus, as defined under the Highway Traffic Act, having a gross vehicle weight of 3,000 kilograms (3 tonnes) or greater.

Meter Parking

The Meter Parking Section 21(2) of the Traffic By-law 555-00, as amended, states that "notwithstanding any other provisions of this by-law, where parking meters are authorized, no person shall park a vehicle in a parking space governed by a parking meter without paying a fee, by depositing in the parking meter the amount prescribed."

No vehicle may park at a meter without having paid a fee during the hours of operation noted on the meter. The purpose of Section 21(2) is to prevent motorists from abusing parking privileges and to ensure that parking spaces are available for use by all patrons.

During the hours and on the days of the week specified on the meter, a vehicle parked in a metered space when the time indicator shows that the time has expired may be served with a parking infraction notice. Please note that under Section 51(3) of By-law 555-00, a vehicle displaying a valid disabled person's permit may park in a metered space free of charge.

Sidewalk and Boulevard Parking

No person may park a vehicle on the paved or grass portion of the city boulevard. The boulevard is the portion of the driveway between the property line or sidewalk and the road.

No person may park a vehicle in such a way as to partially obstruct or block the sidewalk from pedestrian traffic. (Traffic By-law 555-00)

On-Street Parking

Parking on City streets is limited to three hours, unless otherwise posted. This offence is enforced on a complaint basis only. Signs advising the public of the three hour parking limit are posted at all major entrances to the City. (Traffic By-law 555-00)

Prohibited Parking

No vehicle may be parked or stopped where parking and/or stopping is prohibited and authorized signs are displayed. The purpose of prohibited parking is to maintain the smooth flow of traffic and to maintain clear and safe sight lines and passage for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

This information is for convenience and quick reference only. For further information please contact the Parking Enforcement office by calling 3-1-1 or if calling from outside Mississauga dial 905-615-4311. (Monday - Friday) any time from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


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