Parking Enforcement

Parking enforcement is undertaken by By-Law Enforcement staff from the Environmental Services Department and by St. Thomas Police Services. Parking regulations are detailed in By-Law 45 - 89

Municipal Parking Lots and Downtown Core Area 

Continuous parking enforcement in municipal parking lots and in a limited downtown core area is undertaken by By-Law Enforcement staff. Parking regulations are covered under By-Law 45-89 and state that a vehicle is allowed two free hours to park in an authorized parking spot. If two hour parking in a municipal parking lot is insufficient, a permit for a longer period may be purchased from the Environmental Services Department. 

Other Areas of the City of St. Thomas

By-Law Enforcement staff undertake parking enforcement, by complaint only, in areas outside of the municipal parking lots and downtown core area. These areas are generally limited to five hours of continuous parking by a non-commercial motor vehicle. There is a limit of two hours for a commercial motor vehicle of less than a rated gross vehicle weight of 10,000 lbs. 

Overnight Parking/Winter Months

Notwithstanding the purchase and proper display of an Overnight Parking Permit, no parking on any city street is permitted between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. from November 15th to March 15th of the following year. Overnight Parking Permits are available from the Environmental Services Department upon payment of an annual fee of $56.50.

Parking Enforcement Information

  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday

Contact the Environmental Services Department at (519) 631-1680 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

  • After 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, and on Saturday, Sunday & Holidays

Contact St. Thomas Police Services at (519) 631-1364.

Parking Ticket Review Request 

For a parking ticket issued by By-Law Enforcement staff from the Environmental Services Department, a cancellation under certain circumstances may be requested by utilizing a ticket complaint report and submitting it by one of the following methods:

Fax: (519) 633-9019.

Mail or In Person: 

City Clerk's Department
545 Talbot Street
P.O. Box 520
St. Thomas, ON
N5P 3V7

Once received, a ticket review and subsequent response to a requester can generally be made within two working days.

To have a parking ticket issued by St. Thomas Police Services reviewed, please call St. Thomas Police Services at (519) 631-1364.

Request for Trial 

Should you wish to dispute a parking ticket before the Provincial Offences Act Court, you can request a trial by completing a Request for Trial with an original signature and a copy of the ticket and submitting it by one of the following methods:
 

Mail: 

City Treasury Department
545 Talbot Street
P.O. Box 520
St. Thomas, ON
N5P 3V7

In Person: 

City Treasury Department
City of St. Thomas
545 Talbot Street
St. Thomas, ON
N5P 3V7

Payment of Tickets 

Payment of tickets may be made at:
 
City Treasury Department
545 Talbot Street
P.O. Box 520
St. Thomas, ON
N5P 3V7