Increased parking fines around lakefront parks effective August 21

In an effort to control overcrowding, town staff are posting signs on certain streets surrounding lakefront parks identifying them as increased fine zones. 

Enforcement starts August 21 until October 31, 2020, with fines set at $100. Municipal enforcement staff will patrol these areas regularly.

Park parking lots remain open, but once full, visitors are encouraged to come back another time. 

As we continue under emergency orders, these regulations can help encourage physical distancing and limit the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Review our news release for more information. 

Paid parking and time limits resume effective August 4

Paid parking will resume in all municipal parking lots and metered and pay-by-plate machines in Downtown Oakville, Kerr Village and Bronte Village beginning Tuesday, August 4, with the exception of the Church Street Parkade in Downtown Oakville, which will be open to permit holders only until alternate payment methods can be implemented. 

Parking is free after 6 p.m. and on Sundays and holidays in all three business improvement areas. In Downtown Oakville, parking is also free on Saturdays for the remainder of the year, during the Lakeshore Road reconstruction project.

Enforcement of three-hour time limits for residential on-street parking will also resume beginning August 4.

Welcome back offer

To welcome residents back to our stores and restaurants and encourage contactless, cashless pay, the town is offering first-time users of the HONK mobile parking app up to $5 toward their parking, using the promo code OAK2020 in all three business improvement areas, through to the end of the year. In Downtown Oakville, the first hour of each visit is free when using the promo code DOWNTOWN on the HONK app. Residents will also notice the town has established temporary free curb-side pick up spaces for quick stops in all three shopping areas.

Image of a laptop, mobile phone and tablet.

Image of a laptop, mobile phone and tablet.

Parking Services online

Request permits, report parking concerns or search for a ticket.

Submit a request My parking account

Parking in Bronte Village

Beginning in June 2019, the town launched a two-year pilot paid parking program in Bronte Village’s commercial shopping district. The program will address concerns from Bronte businesses and residents about the availability of parking in the area.

Learn more by visiting the Parking in Bronte Village page.

Parking in downtown Oakville

  • First hour free parking with HONK, using promo code DOWNTOWN
  • Free Saturday parking at metered spaces and in municipal lots
  • New municipal parking lot F, at former Fire Hall
  • More on-street parking spaces

Learn more about the downtown Lakeshore Road Reconstruction Project.

Private parking lots

Please note, some parking lots are privately owned (not owned or managed by the town) and for customers of the adjacent stores, restaurants and businesses only. If you park on private property and leave the area, you may be ticketed and/or towed. Please remember to abide by all posted parking signs when leaving your vehicle. If unsure, please check with the restaurant or business you are visiting to ensure you are parked in the right place.


Use the HONKmobile app to pay for any extra time you need past 9 a.m. Payment can be made from the comfort of your home any time before 9 a.m. Simply note the "zone number" and lot where your vehicle is parked and secure your parking. This will allow for a little more time to pick up your car.

Set up is simple:

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

Please note: Quick stop meters (20 minutes for $0.25) are not available for use with HONK mobile payment. 

Skip the line! Pay with your phone!

Download the new HonkMobile app! Now available at all municipal parking lots and paid parking spaces. Simply park, search, pay and go!