Paid Parking Limits and Rates

Paid parking areas may be found in Downtown Oakville and Kerr Village. Hours of operation and the maximum length of allowed parking time varies with the location of the parking lot or space. Each location has an hourly rate posted. Please check the meter/machine where you park for the rates and times available at that parking location.

Quick facts on paid parking

  • Hours of operation: Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Parking is free Sunday, on holidays and after 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday
  • Parking meters and pay and display machines will be found on-street
  • Parking lots have pay-by-plate machines which require the entry of your license plate during the payment process

Pay with your phone

Pay with your phone is available for use at paid on-street spaces and in municipal parking lots.

With the free HonkMobile app, you can easily search, pay for and top up parking from a phone, tablet or computer. This payment option is easy and quick to use so you can get to where you want to go!

Set up is simple:

  1. Visit honkmobile.com to download the app from Apple Store and Google Play
  2. Set up account including vehicle and payment information
  3. Choose "zone" or location to park (available on machine, meter or on app)
  4. Choose time needed to park
  5. Extend time up to maximum allowed in location

Exclusions: Quick stop meters (20 minutes for $.25) are not available for use with HONK mobile payment.

Parking meters

  • payment by coin only
  • accept $.25, $1, $2 coins only
  • may be found on side streets throughout Downtown Oakville and Kerr village

Pay and display (on-street)/pay by plate machines (parking lots)

  • All coins accepted
  • Payment may be made also by Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discovery
  • Payment at Pay and Display machines requires the payment stub to be displayed on the car dash
  • Payment at Pay by Plate machines require your license plate to be entered. Payment stub is not required to be displayed
  • Solar powered
  • Have electronic display
  • Easy to use

Different paid parking locations in the downtown districts offer various parking durations. Other locations not listed offer various allowed limits to park. Please read machine to confirm the hourly rate and the maximum length of time allowed to park. Meters accept coins only.

Report a repair or maintenance issue

On occasion you may find an issue with making payment at the parking meter/machine. If you are at a pay and display machine please use the closest machine to where you are parked to make payment.

Report repair or maintenance issues by:

  • phone: 905-845-6601 during business hours between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • email: parking@oakville.ca after business hours

If you call to Parking during business hours staff will work to assist you with the issues you report to them.

The following information will be required for the report:

  • location of the parking meter or pay and display/pay by plate machine.
  • the meter number listed on the parking meter
  • the number listed on the pay and display/pay by plate machine

Regular maintenance of the machines is performed based on electronic alerts along with routine checks of the parking equipment and meters. If a report comes in from the public regarding an equipment issue our maintenance team is dispatched out to the location to check the problem.

20 minute meters (various locations)

Time allowance: 20 minutes 
Fee per 20 minutes: $.25

Please note: These meters may be found in various locations throughout Downtown Oakville and Kerr Village.  These spaces were introduced to allow visitors quick access to the local businesses. After 6 p.m., Sundays and holidays the time limit remains at 20 minutes at these meters.

Lakeshore Road East between Allan and Navy Streets

Time allowance: 3-hour limit
Fee per hour: $2

Navy Street, Thomas Street, George Street, Dunn Street, Trafalgar Road, Reynolds Street

Time allowance: 3-hour limit
Fee per hour: $2

Church Street

Time allowance: 3-hour limit
Fee per hour: $2

Robinson Street (north side), Randall Street (between Trafalgar Road and Reynolds Street)

Time allowance: 5-hour limit
Fee per hour: $1.50

Robinson Street (south side)

Time allowance: 9-hour limit
Fee per hour: $1.50

Douglas Avenue and Randall Street (between Allan Street and Douglas Avenue)

Time allowance: 9-hour limit
Fee per hour: $1

Water Street (west side)

Time allowance: 9-hour limit
Fee per hour: $1

Water Street (east side)

Time allowance: 3-hour limit
Fee per hour: $1

Kerr Street and Lakeshore Road West

Time allowance: 2-hour limit
Fee per hour: $1.50

Parking Lots

There are a number of paid parking lots available for use in downtown Oakville and Kerr Village.  Each lot requires payment when parking Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Please review our downtown parking map and Kerr Street parking map to see what lot is closest to your destination.

Lot 1, Lot 2, Lot 3, Lot 15

Time allowance: 5 hours
Fee per hour: $1.50

Lot 6A, Lot 7

Time Allowance: 9 hours
Fee per hour: $1.50
Daily rate: $8

Lot 8, Lot 5, Lot 12

Time allowance: 9 hours
Fee per hour: $1.50
Daily rate: $7

Lot 16

Time allowance: 3 hours
Fee per hour: $1.50

Lot 10, Lot 11A

Time allowance: 3 hours
Fee per hour: $1

Lot 11B

Time allowance: 9 hours
Fee per hour: $1
Daily rate: $5

Commercial district permits

There are several locations for monthly permit parking in the downtown Oakville and Kerr Village. Many operate a wait-list for open spots.

  • Lot 11B and Water Street meters (west side of street)
  • Lot 6 and Randall Street bridge parking
  • Lot 12
  • 300 Church Street Parkade
  • Douglas and Randall meters (east of Allan Street)
  • Lot 6A
  • Lot 2
  • Lot 3

North of Dundas permits

In residential areas north of Dundas Street there is an opportunity to purchase monthly permits to park on the road.

Refer to the Parking Permits page to view more information on Downtown Monthly Parking Permits and north of Dundas permits.