North of Dundas on-street overnight parking permits FAQs

What is the cost of the permit?

The permit cost is $50 per month (HST included). Please note that council reviews all rates and fees on an annual basis though the budget process.

How do I pay for my permit?

Permits are paid through pre-authorized credit card charges on a monthly basis.

How do I renew my permit?

Permits are issued for a term of one year, but you need to contact Parking Administration at 905-338-4394 at least 30 days before your permit expires to either start the permit renewal process or to cancel your permit.

Can I buy more than one permit?

As there are a limited number of parking spaces in the community, only one permit per property address will be issued. Each permit can identify (by license plate) up to four vehicles; however only one vehicle can use the permit at a time. Please contact Parking directly to find out more information on options for your extra vehicles.

Do I need to remove my car off the street when it snows?

During heavy snowfall, vehicles are permitted to be left on the road in the areas north of Dundas. If a snow plow does come by it will simply go around the car. This may leave a snow drift around your car. You are responsible to remove this snow to access your car.

Does the permit reserve the parking space in front of my house?

No it does not. Parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis and parking location is not guaranteed or reserved. Vehicles belonging to others may be parked in front of your house.

Where can I park if there is no more space on my street?

As the parking is on a first-come, first-serve basis you may not find an available parking space on your street. The permit does allow you to park in the areas/streets identified on the map that came with your permit for your area. You are welcome to park on the next closest street where parking is available in your neighbourhood with your permit on display.

What restrictions apply when I park my vehicle?

The permit does not allow you to park:

  • on or overhanging a sidewalk
  • on a boulevard, median or island
  • facing in the wrong direction of traffic
  • in a manner to block another vehicle
  • within one metre of a driveway
  • in a fire route
  • in a designated accessible parking space
  • in areas signed “No Parking” or “No Stopping”
  • within three metres of a fire hydrant
  • within 15 metres of a bus stop
  • contrary to any other parking regulation

Does the permit allow me to park in a No Parking area?

The permit will allow you to park in areas within this community that are signed “No Parking, Except By Authorized Town Permit” but not in areas that are signed “No Parking”.

Where can my visitors park?

Temporary street parking permits can be used for visitors parking overnight. Please refer to Temporary Street parking permits page for more information. Note there is a maximum of 15 days per licence plate per year. Parking with a temporary on-street permit is available on a first-come first-serve basis.

Can I park in the laneway behind my house or in the area between the garage and the laneway?

No. Parking in laneways is prohibited. In addition, please do not park vehicles in the area between the garage door and the laneway. This area is considered part of the town boulevard. Vehicles parked in these areas will be ticketed.

What is the time period is associated with parking overnight?

You may park your vehicle in the permitted parking locations between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., Monday through Sunday. At all other times, the three-hour parking rule applies.

Will I be able to park my car on the street overnight in the winter?

Yes, however your vehicle may be plowed in during road snow clearing activities. You will be responsible for clearing the snow that is left around your vehicle. The town may not return to replow the street should there be residual snow left on the road from vehicles parked on the street.

Can I leave my car on the street for a week while I go on vacation?

No, permit holders are prohibited from storing their vehicles on the street. Parking a vehicle on the street for longer than 24 hours would be considered storing a vehicle.

Can I use the permit to park my commercial work vehicle or trailer?

No, commercial vehicles and trailers are prohibited from parking on residential streets.

Are the permits transferable? Can I sell my parking permit when I sell my house?

Permits are not transferable. If you no longer require the permit, you can cancel the permit with 30 days notice.

I live in another area of Oakville, south of Dundas Street. Can I get a permit for my street/area?

This permit is specifically for the New Communities of Oakville (residential communities north of Dundas Street) which have been planned to allow for overnight on-street parking. Permits are linked to addresses found in the areas north of Dundas Street and are to be used only in these areas as outlined.