If you’ve had any burning questions about parking in the Peterborough, including how long and where, and what will and won’t end up with you getting a ticket, the city has provided some instructions.
The City says it maintains parking restrictions in order to support a safe, orderly road network and convenient access to downtown businesses, as well as efficient access to City streets for maintenance. Notice of parking restrictions are posted on roadside signs at the gateways to the City, on-street signs and online at www.peterborough.ca/parking. A highlight of the Citys parking restrictions are provided below.
City-wide parking on streets with no meters three-hour limit
The maximum time a vehicle can be parked on any City street with no meters is three hours. Additionally, many streets have further restrictions covering the times and dates when parking is permitted. Please read on-street parking signs carefully to determine if parking is permitted. If there is no sign, the three hour limit applies.
Downtown on-street parking two-hour limit
Metered parking is provided on streets throughout downtown. On-street parking is intended for quick stops, usually less than an hour in length. The maximum stay at on-street metered spaces is two hours. Please respect these limits as short term parking ensures that spaces are available for customers and visitors which, in turn, helps the downtown thrive. The rate for on-street parking is $1.25 per hour.
Parking for more than two hours, up to a full day
A map of municipal parking lots and both parking garages is online at www.peterborough.ca/parking. Lots and garages can be used for quick stops or longer visits. The rates are $1.50/hour or $10.50 maximum for all day parking at both Simcoe Street and King Street parking garages, with the first hour being free. Surface lots are $1.25/hour or $8.75 maximum for all day. All-day parking in surface lots is available at: Brock Lot, Chambers Lot, Reid Lot and the Del Crary Lot.
Monthly parking passes
Monthly parking passes are available at Simcoe Street Parking Garage, King Street Parkade, Rehill Lot and Del Crary Lot. Quantities are limited to ensure sufficient spaces are available for short-duration parking as well, therefore monthly passes occasionally sell out. Please call 705-742-7777 ext. 2763 to check availability.
Additional parking restrictions are in place for the safety of motorists and pedestrians. For example, parking is restricted within proximity of Peterborough Transit stops; 18 metres in advance of or 30 metres beyond bus stops. A full list of infractions is available at www.peterborough.ca/parking.
Winter parking restrictions
Additional restrictions are in place from December 1 to April 1 annually to assist with winter road maintenance activities such as snow clearing and preventing ice buildup. Please visit www.peterborough.ca/parking for details.
Parking infractions in the City of Peterborough result in fines ranging from $25 for standard infractions such as parked longer than maximum permitted period, up to $300 for parked in accessible parking space. Details on parking infraction rates are online at www.peterborough.ca/parking. Please review and choose one of the options listed on the back of the ticket within 15 days; Option 1 Voluntary Payment, or Option 2 Trial Option – Notice of Intention to Appear in Court. Parking tickets can be paid online at www.peterborough.ca/parkingtickets or at locations listed on the back of the infraction notice.