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The City of Waterloo's by-law team proactively enforces our parking rules and regulations.

There is a variety of parking available throughout Waterloo, both free and paid, and we encourage you to review your options before parking to avoid getting a ticket.

Parking during the day

  • Free two-hour parking is available in several locations in uptown Waterloo.
  • Parking is free every evening and weekend with no time restrictions in several locations in uptown Waterloo.

Longer stay paid parking with HonkMobile

  • Need to park longer than two hours? Buy more time online with HonkMobile!
  • If you are shopping or dining in uptown Waterloo and can't get to your car before the two hour free parking has expired, you can buy more time online at a rate of $2.75 per hour with the help of a mobile-friendly app.

Overnight parking

  • Need to park on the street overnight? Hosting visitors for the weekend but no room in the driveway? 
  • Each licence plate is allowed to park overnight for free, 15 times each year, as long as the vehicle has been registered.

Park It and Leave It

  • If you are enjoying the nightlife in uptown Waterloo and need a place to leave your car because you do not want to drive home, you can Park It and Leave It.
  • Each licence plate is allowed to park overnight for free, 15 times each year in designated parking lots uptown, as long as the vehicle has been registered


  • If you believe someone is violating the parking by-laws and would like to file a complaint, please contact us online or by calling 519-747-8785.

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