News Release

The Town of Milton is taking further action to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 to protect the health and safety of its staff and residents.

“On behalf of the Town of Milton, I strongly encourage residents and their families to follow Halton Region’s Medical Officer of Health’s advice to seriously practice social distancing,” said Mayor Gord Krantz. “We encourage you to step out for some fresh air but please remember that social distancing applies to outdoor spaces like playgrounds, basketball courts and skate parks. Let’s all do our part to flatten the curve and slow down the spread of COVID-19.”

The Town has implemented the following service changes to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to help the community in the areas of parking enforcement, transit, building permits and inspections and playgrounds

Parking Enforcement

Effective March 19, parking enforcement is limited to safety-related issues such as fire routes and fire hydrant obstructions, accessible parking, no parking/stopping areas, block driveways, and interference with snow clearing. No parking overnight and no parking longer than 5 hours restrictions have been relaxed to help those working from home or self-isolating. Residents can dispute a ticket online or email.

Milton Transit

Milton Transit continues to operate a regular schedule with the exception of school specials. Effective March 20, Milton Transit is not collecting fares until further notice. For the safety of drivers and passengers, patrons are asked to board and exit buses using the rear doors. Persons with mobility devices should continue using the front doors.

Building Permits and Inspections

Building permit applications can be submitted digitally in PDF format via email. Inspections of unoccupied sites under construction will be conducted independently by the Town’s building official, provided the project is in open air and no more than two personnel are in the building. At this time, inspections of occupied buildings will not be conducted and these requests will be rescheduled.

Parks and Public Spaces

The Town is posting signs in parks, playgrounds, skate parks, basketball courts and leash-free dog parks to remind the public to practice social distancing, avoid touching surfaces in these areas and to follow Halton Region Public Health’s recommendations.

For more information about the Town of Milton’s service changes and actions to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, please visit

Halton Region Public Health is the lead agency working with the Ministry of Health, Public Health Ontario and local healthcare providers to monitor the COVID-19 situation and take actions as appropriate. Town of Milton staff are in constant communication with Halton Region Public Health to ensure the Town is prepared to reassess daily respond to the situation as it evolves.

Links and Resources

Public Health Agency of Canada

 World Health Organization.

Town of Milton Facebook and Twitter  

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