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Parking Enforcement Resumes

As part of the Town’s COVID-19 response, parking enforcement practices were eased to accommodate additional family members at home. Following the Labour Day long weekend, the Town resumed regular parking enforcement practices. This will provide families the opportunity to pre-plan alternative parking. This decision was made to address complaints regarding parking in Town. As a reminder, the Town has a three-hour parking limit on all Town roads unless otherwise posted.

In addition to the three hour parking limit, vehicles are not allowed to park on any roadways between the hours of 2 to 6 a.m. To allow for guest parking, residents are exempt from the three hour parking restriction between 7 and 11 p.m. Residents can request for temporary roadway parking through the use of the Parking Consideration Form. The consideration provides temporary relief from the three hour maximum and 2 to 6 a.m. parking restrictions for special circumstances. Considerations are issued for occasional and short-term parking at the
discretion of the By-law Branch. 

Winter Reminder

The Town of EG by-law is easy - when it is snowing, please do not park on roadways, as our plows need access to the streets to keep them safe and clear.This includes unassumed roads. Any Parking Consideration Forms are not valid when it is snowing. If you are parked on Town roadways during snow clearing operations you may be ticketed or towed at the Owner’s expense. For more information on snow clearing in East Gwillimbury, click here.


Parking Restrictions

The Town’s number one priority is to ensure resident safety and to keep neighbourhood roads safe for vehicles, bikes and pedestrians.

No Parking from 2 a.m to 6 a.m. Year-round 

Three-Hour Parking Limit

The Town has a year-round three hour parking limit on all Town roads, unless otherwise posted. The Town offers a parking exemption period from 7 to 11 p.m. in addition to the 3-hour parking limit, except during a snow event.

 

Parking over a sidewalk or roadway

 

Veroadway blockinghicles must be fully contained on the driveway and are not permitted to overhang onto the curb, road or sidewalk, as this can cause a dangerous situation for traffic and impede road maintenance. Sidewalks must be clear for pedestrians, strollers, wheelchairs, and snow clearing operations. Parking tickets will be issued to all vehicles in violation.

 

 

Parking tickets are also issued for a number of violations as per the Traffic and Parking By-Law #2019-136.  

Parking By-Law Exemption Period

To allow for guest parking, residents may also park on the road between 7 and 11 p.m., in addition to the three-hour parking limit, except during a snow event. This would allow for parking for three hours before, and after the exemption period.

Parking Consideration Form

The Town of East Gwillimbury accepts requests for parking considerations. Parking Considerations must be submitted 48 hours in advance and may be issued for a maximum of 15 days per plate per calendar year.

Upon review of your Parking Consideration, you will receive an email indicating whether or not the request has been approved or denied. If you do not receive a response email for the parking consideration, your vehicle may be ticketed.

Parking Considerations exempt vehicles from the following parking provisions: parking between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. and the three(3) hour restriction. This can be used for special circumstances such as out-of-town guests, driveway repairs, or special occasions. Considerations are issued for short-term use only and at the discretion of the By-law Department. Parking considerations are not valid during a snow event.

Payment of Tickets

If you receive a parking ticket you have two options:

  1. Pay the set fine as prescribed on the Parking Infraction Notice (ticket). Payment can be made by mail, by depositing a cheque along with the ticket into the drop box located at the front doors of the Civic Centre or by completing a Credit Card Authorization Form. Completed forms must be emailed to customerservice@eastgwillimbury.calinks to external site along with a scanned copy of your ticket.
  2. Trial: If you wish to dispute the ticket, you or your agent must attend in person at the Civic Centre. You must bring the Parking Infraction Notice (ticket) with you in order to schedule a trial. Once a trial date has been scheduled you will receive a notice in the mail from the court office.