Parking Tickets

Toronto Police, through the Parking Enforcement Unit, give consideration under a variety of circumstances upon request of individuals and groups. Consideration numbers are issued which permit withdrawal of infractions involving prohibited parking areas, expired meters, three hour limit or parking in excess of permitted time. You can call the Customer Service Section any time, seven days a week and leave a message and phone number where you can be reached during the day. Someone will return your call during business hours, Monday to Friday.

Toronto Police Parking Enforcement
Customer Service Section

The Parking Tag Operations unit is able to deal with questions and concerns about parking tags by telephone, fax and mail. For example, obvious errors, on-street parking permits, Accessible parking permits, stolen vehicle and defective meter complaints.
Parking Tag Operations

5100 Yonge St
Lower Level
North York, ON M2N 5V7
Call: 416-397-8247
Fax: 416-696-4194

No parking:

  • no parking/no stopping/no standing areas in designated emergency or snow routes
  • no parking within 60 cm of a driveway
  • no stopping/parking on a bridge
  • no parking within 3 metres of a fire hydrant
  • no parking within 9 metres (signs not required) or 15 metres (signs required) of an intersection
  • parking in designated “no standing and no stopping areas”
  • no parking in a designated fire route
  • no parking in a public lane
  • no parking within a stand designated for taxicabs
  • no parking at a place marked by an authorized sign as a passenger or freight loading zone during the time shown on the sign
  • no parking in a position as will prevent the removal of any other vehicle previously parked
  • no parking on private/municipal property if parked in a designated accessible location must pay a fee if one is required on that property also must display a valid accessible permit. If vehicle is parked in a regular parking spot (non-accessible), the permit holder must ensure that they follow the same rules as other users of the property
  • no overnight parking between the hours of 2 a.m.- 6 a.m., from December 1 to March 31 in the former area of North York only.
  • no parking within fifteen (15) metres of an intersection
  • no parking within thirty and five-tenths (30.5) metres of an intersection controlled by a traffic control signal
  • no parking in front of an entrance to or exit from any building or enclosed space in which persons may be expected to congregate in large numbers
  • no parking within seven and five-tenths (7.5) metres of any fire hall on the side of the highway on which the fire hall is located or within thirty and five-tenths (30.5) metres of the fire hall on the opposite side of the highway
  • no parking within a turning basin
  • no parking so as to interfere with the formation of a funeral procession
  • no parking within fifteen (15) metres of the termination of a dead-end street
  • no parking within a T-type intersection
  • no parking within the following distances of a crosswalk controlled by traffic control signals and located other than at an intersection: 1) fifteen (15) metres of the crosswalk measured on each side of the highway in the direction of travel of vehicles on that side of the highway; 2) thirty and five-tenths (30.5) metres of the crosswalk measured on each side of the highway in the direction opposite to the direction of travel of vehicles on that side of the highway
  • no parking or standing within a designated car-share vehicle parking area or car-share vehicle parking space, unless the vehicle is a car-share vehicle with a valid car-share parking permit for that car-share vehicle parking area

Committing any of the above offences may result in your vehicle being tagged and or towed.

Please note the following: Despite any other provisions, no person shall park a vehicle on a highway in such a manner as to interfere with the movement of traffic or any location where it would create and impediment or obvious hazard.

“Accessible parking permits” shall not be altered or defaced in any way. Photocopied or reproduced copies (by any means) are not valid. Persons using copied, altered or fraudulently obtained permits may be charged under the Highway Traffic Act.

“Accessible parking permits” are issued to the individual with the disability, the permit privileges are not transferable. The permit is not valid when displayed on a vehicle and the vehicle is not being used to pick up, drop off or transport the holder of the permit named therein. Persons who use a “Accessible parking permit” in the absence of the named holder, may be charged under the Highway Traffic Act. For more information on Accessible parking permits, please refer to the Ontario Highway Traffic Act and the Revised Regulations of Ontario 1990, Reg. 581.

Towed vehicle information/ MLEO Officers
Any complaints regarding the towing of vehicles must be submitted in writing to:
Toronto Police Service Parking Enforcement East
40 College Street
Toronto ON, M5G 2J3

Attention: Unit Commander Parking Enforcement East Contract Services Section
All complaints should include a copy of the tag or notice, the nature of the complaint and any receipts.
For information regarding the location of a towed vehicle, call 416-808-6600.
To make a request to have a vehicle tagged or towed, call 416-808-6600.
Complaints regarding tow truck operators can be made to the Toronto Licensing Commission at 416-392-3000.

Parking offences that do not require signs:

Offence No. on ticket


Area for by-law

Set Fine


Park longer than 3 hours Toronto wide



Park more than 30cm from curb Toronto wide



Park vehicle for sale Toronto wide



Park obstruct driveway/laneway Toronto wide



Park 3 metres of fire hydrant Toronto wide



Park 9 metres of intersecting highway Toronto wide



Park taxi cab for hire-unauthorized location Toronto wide



Park on Boulevard North York
East York



Park between 2am-6am Dec 1 to Mar 31 North York



Stop on/over sidewalk/footpath Toronto wide



Stop roadside (parked/stopped) vehicle Toronto wide



Park left wheels to curb Toronto wide



Stop within intersection Toronto wide



Stop within 9 metres of crosswalk Toronto wide



Stop on bridge Toronto wide



Stop on centre strip Toronto wide


For up-to-date parking by-law information in your area, please call 311 Toronto at 311 or 416-392-CITY (2489) or email at

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