Parking tickets and permits

Register for overnight parking

You can leave a vehicle in a legal parking spot overnight up to 15 times/year. This includes city streets and these uptown lots:

You have to register by 1:30 a.m. on the night of the exemption. Unregistered vehicles left on streets/lots between 2:30 and 6:00 a.m. will be ticketed.

Register your vehicle

Pay a parking ticket online

  • wait seven business days following the date of issue
  • unpaid tickets will incur late fees and be forwarded to the province for collection
  • if you can't find your ticket or have other questions, contact 519-747-8785 during business hours or municipalenforcement@waterloo.ca

Pay ticket online

Pay in person, by drop box, or by mail

  • in person we accept cash, debit, cheque, money order or Visa/MasterCard at the municipal enforcement counter during business hours at city hall
  • you can drop off a a cheque or money order (payable to the City of Waterloo) at the after hours box located outside the William Street entrance to city hall
  • mail a cheque or money order (payable to the City of Waterloo) to:

Municipal Enforcement Services
City of Waterloo
100 Regina St. S.
PO Box 337, Station Waterloo
Waterloo, ON
N2J 4A8

Parking uptown

Use our parking map to see time limits and locations for uptown lots.

In general there is two-hour free parking on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Evenings and weekends are free. You need to register for overnight parking to leave your car in a designated lot between 3 and 6:00 a.m.

Monthly parking permits

Monthly parking permits are available for purchase. Download our info brochure (PDF) for 2019 rates. Permit holders are required to complete a pre-authorized payment form.

Contact parking@waterloo.ca or 519-886-2310 to begin the permit process.

Related forms:

Longer stay paid parking

If you need to exceed the two hour free daytime limit in uptown, use the HonkMobile app to extend your parking time. The cost is $3/hour. The app registers your license plate with our enforcement staff, and can be used from anywhere. It is available at:

Request parking enforcement

Call 519-747-8785 (business hours) or 519-570-9777 (after hours) to request enforcement assistance. View our parking bylaw page for more information. 

EV and bike parking

Find an EV parking spot using the PlugShare website. Bike parking is on our cycling page.