Town of Milton increases number of on-street parking permits for residents


Published March 7, 2023 at 12:30 pm

Milton residents will be getting an extra week’s worth of on-street parking every year thanks to a decision at last night’s council meeting.

The Town of Milton is increasing on-street parking exceptions granted per licence plate, per year, from 18 to 25 beginning April 10.

“Increasing the yearly on-street parking exceptions to 25 per license plate, per year, provides Milton residents with one of the highest annual on-street parking exception maximums, compared to neighbouring municipalities,” said Mayor Gord Krantz.

Temporary on-street parking exceptions are available for those who need to park on the street for more than five hours or overnight between the hours of 2 and 6 a.m.

On-street parking exceptions are not applicable to:

  • Commercial vehicles over 6.7 metres in length or 2.6 metres in height
  • School buses and commercial coaches
  • Derelict vehicles, unlicensed vehicles and immobile trailers

“Street parking is a recurring issue that has been echoed regularly by residents,” said Ward 3 councillor Adil Khalqi.

“I can attest that in Ward 3, during the election campaign, residents expressed concern regarding the limited number of parking exceptions available. We are a community with a heavy dependency on cars and I believe we owe it to residents to allow for more leniency in the context of street parking.”

In an effort to prevent snow removal obstructions, on-street parking exceptions obtained prior to snow events are null and void during snow-clearing operations.

Drivers can apply for on-street parking exceptions and learn more about the Town’s parking regulations by visiting the Town website.

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