The City of Waterloo's parking regulations are designed to keep you safe while effectively utilizing our on-street parking spaces.
Learn more about the regulations and where you may park.
Overview of vehicle parking regulations
- On-street parking is prohibited from 2:30 a.m. to 6 a.m. on city streets unless you receive an exemption
- At all other times, on-street parking is allowed for up to three consecutive hours, unless otherwise posted
- Parking in the uptown core is allowed for either one or two hours - check the signs
- Parking on residential yards, illegally widened driveways and organic ground covers is prohibited and comes with a $75 fine
- Parking on an apron and boulevard is prohibited (a boulevard is the portion of road between the curb and property lines abutting the roadway, and includes the apron)
- Obstructing or blocking a sidewalk is prohibited
- Vehicles may not overhang curbs at the end of the driveway
- Parking within nine metres (29½ feet) of an intersection and 1½ metres (five feet) of a driveway is prohibited
- In cul-de-sac circles, vehicles shall not park in a manner that would obstruct traffic.
- Park vehicles in the right direction
If you believe someone is violating any of these regulations and would like to file a complaint, please contact us online or by calling 519-747-8785. For after-hour calls or on weekends, call the Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519-653-7700 and ask for dispatch. They will send one of our by-law enforcement officers to investigate.
Read the parking by-laws for more information.