About Parking Control
The goals of parking enforcement are to improve road safety, allow emergency vehicle and snowplow (public works) operations, ensure traffic flow and improve accessibility. Parking enforcement includes visibility of Parking Enforcement Officers as well as public awareness and education. Collingwood Parking Enforcement Officers and the Ontario Provincial Police perform enforcement related duties 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The Parking Enforcement Department is responsible for the enforcement of the Town of Collingwood’s Parking, Fire Route and Idling by-laws. These by-laws can be found under Related Content.
The Parking Enforcement Department responds to parking concerns in residential areas, commercial plazas and schools. Some of the more common parking regulations that may result in a Parking Infraction Notice being issued include:
Any vehicle found in contravention of the Parking, Fire Route and / or Idling by-laws may be issued a Parking Infraction Notice and / or be towed away at the owner’s expense. In the event that a Parking Infraction Notice is not paid within the timeframe specified, a conviction may be registered and your Ontario licence plate sticker will not be renewed until the fine and all other costs have been paid.
Questions or concerns relating to Parking Enforcement can be made by visiting the Town’s municipal office located at 97 Hurontario Street, Collingwood, ON, by telephone, e-mail or mail, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Town of Collingwood currently requires visitors, shoppers, merchants, and employees who live, work and play in beautiful downtown Collingwood to pay for parking. This system is in place to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy Collingwood’s downtown.
Parking on Hurontario Street is currently $0.75 per hour (maximum of 3 hours). Metered street and municipal lot parking is currently $0.50 per hour (no maximum). Monthly municipal lot parking passes may be purchased at the municipal office (97 Hurontario Street, Collingwood, ON) at a rate of $45.00 a month.
Anyone displaying a valid Accessible Parking Permit or having a valid Ontario Veteran Licence Plate is exempt from paying to park in any municipal parking area.
The Town of Collingwood offers FREE municipal parking on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays as well as after 6:00 p.m. during the week.
Parking is prohibited in Collingwood municipal parking areas between1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., from December 1st each year until March 31st in the following year, and any vehicle parked or left standing during this period may be removed. Any expense incurred for such removal may be charged to and collected from the owner of the offending vehicle.
A vehicle may be permitted to park overnight in any municipal parking lot provided the owner of the vehicle has a valid Overnight Parking Permit (issued by the Town of Collingwood) and it is displayed and visible within the vehicle at all times.
Parking exemptions may be granted under certain circumstances (driveway repair, vehicle breakdowns, contract work, special occasions etc.).
To obtain a parking exemption, please Contact Us using one of the methods listed below. The person requesting the exemption may be requested to provide the following information:
Exemptions must be made at least 48 hours in advance (excluding weekends/holidays).
Parking Infraction Payment Methods:
Disputing a Parking Infraction Notice
Individuals may contest / dispute a Parking Infraction Notice / Notice of Impeding Conviction that has been issued to them by attending, in person, at the office indicated below (Contact Us). You or your agent must bring in the original Parking Infraction Notice / Notice of Impeding Conviction. For your convenience and to save time, you may call the office in advance for an appointment.
If a resolution cannot be made through the First Attendance process, you or your agent may attend court by completing a Notice of Intention to Appear.
Town of Collingwood
Parking Enforcement Department
97 Hurontario Street, P.O. BOX 157
Collingwood, ON, L9Y 3Z5
Phone: 705-445-1030 Ext. 3296 / 3291
Collingwood Downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA)
MLEO 2 (Parking Control Officer)Scott Gordon
Phone: 705-445-1030 x3291
MLEO (Parking Control Officer)David Zeinstra
Phone: 705-445-9334 x
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday
97 Hurontario St.