Parking regulations ensure that pedestrians, cyclists, transit users and motorists are able to travel safely and efficiently on the road in the Town of Milton.

Reminder: Regular on-street parking enforcement resumed on Sept. 1, 2020. Please review the regulations below to learn about parking in Milton. 

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Short term parking exceptions

Apply for a Street Parking Exception. You can get a temporary street parking exception if you or a guest needs to park on the street for more than five hours or overnight between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. We will only grant you a maximum of 18 street parking exceptions per licence plate, per year.

Extended Parking Exceptions provide exemptions for specified vehicles from the "Maximum 5 hour Street Parking" and "No Parking Between 2:00 am – 6:00 am" by-laws.  Extended Parking Exceptions are only issued between April 15 and November 15 each year.  The following conditions must be met:

  • All vehicles belonging to the home must have used all of their regular 18 days of parking exceptions (or have them booked) prior to an extension being requested.
  • Residents must be using their garage to park a vehicle.
  • Applications must be submitted  5 business days prior to the extension date being requested.

Special-Vehicle Parking Exceptions may be granted for vehicles that are not eligible for regular parking considerations. Special-Vehicle Parking Exception are only issued between April 15 and November 15 each year.  Examples of these vehicles include:

  • Commercial vehicles over 6.7 m in length or 2.6 m in height
  • School buses
  • Commercial buses/coaches
  • Moving trucks or trailers

Please Note:

The application fees for these requests are NOT refundable.  Do not submit your application unless you meet all of the conditions listed.

All other parking by-laws will continue to be enforced for the specified vehicles.

Extended Parking Exceptions may be revoked at the any time.

Parking exceptions terms and conditions

Street parking exceptions allow temporary on-street parking for residents who are having driveway repairs, special functions or out-of-town guests. Parking exceptions provide an exemption to the five hour and no parking from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. by-laws. All other parking by-laws remain in effect.

Ineligible vehicles

Street parking exceptions will not be granted for commercial vehicles over 6.7 m in length or 2.6 m in height. 

Exceptions will not be granted for school buses, commercial coaches, derelict vehicles, unlicensed vehicles (including vehicles with expired validations stickers) or immobile trailers.

Snow clearing

During snow clearing operations, the Town of Milton has the right to suspend street parking exceptions. Parking exceptions obtained online are null and void during snow clearing operations. Your vehicle is never permitted to obstruct snow removal.

In-person option

If you are unable to use the online service, please visit Town Hall located at 150 Mary St. 

Please have the following information ready when you visit in-person:

  • Name and address of the homeowner
  • Vehicle license plate number
  • Street that vehicle will be parked on
  • Length of time required
  • Reason for consideration

Please note that after hours exceptions are only granted for one night. If all required information is not left, an exception will not be granted.

Received a parking ticket?

If you receive a parking ticket after obtaining a street parking exception, please contact us within 24 hours. Failure to contact us within 24 hours may result in your ticket not being reviewed.

Parking regulations

There is a maximum five-hour street parking limit in Milton. In addition, there is no parking:

  • From 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.
  • On streets during snowstorms
  • In any area where a “No Parking Anytime” sign is displayed
  • On a grass boulevard
  • On a boulevard within 50 m of an intersection and within 3 m of the curb line
  • Within 3 m of a fire hydrant
  • Within 1 m of a driveway
  • Facing the wrong direction on the road
  • On or overhanging a sidewalk
  • In a manner that obstructs traffic, road repair or snow removal
  • On any highway for the purpose of displaying the vehicle for sale
  • In a space designated for persons with disabilities without displaying a valid disabled person’s permit

Lawn parking

  • Parking is not permitted on grass boulevards, front or side yards, according to By-law No. 105-2019 
  • A vehicle can park on the paved section of the driveway, facing the direction of traffic 
  • Vehicles parking on the landscaped section of the boulevard or hanging over sidewalks curbs may be ticketed
  • Vehicles parked on the landscaped section of the lawn, side yard or hanging over sidewalks or curbs may be ticketed

Watch our Parking Do’s and Don’ts video for more information about Milton's parking regulations.

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Administrative Monetary Penalty System review

In 2020, with financial support from Province of Ontario’s Audit and Accountability Fund (AAF), Milton engaged MNP LLP to prepare an initial business case to consider a potential transition to the Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS). This option, which was provided to municipalities as a result of the Modernization of the Provincial Offences Act, offers a framework for municipalities to administer parking tickets through an alternative system to the Provincial courts system. In accordance with the AAF, a copy of the final report can be accessed here. A staff report will be prepared to present MNP LLP's final report in March 2020.