Good neighbours, stronger communities; safe, responsible street practices


BRAMPTON – Brampton is a vibrant city with dynamic and diverse communities and outdoor spaces for everyone to enjoy. To keep our streets safe and accessible for all, the City is sharing reminders about responsible street parking and usage practices.

How to park safely on a street

The City of Brampton permits street parking so long as it does not obstruct the flow of traffic and complies with posted signage.  Inoperative, immobile, or unlicensed vehicles are prohibited from being parked on a roadway. It is important to follow all street signs to avoid fines or towing. To park legally and safely in a permitted area on a street in Brampton, residents cannot:
  • park on any street between the hours of 2 am and 6 am
  • park on any street for longer than 3 hours
  • park a vehicle taller than 2.6 metres and/or longer than 6.7 metres, including any attachments or trailers, on residential streets.
The City accepts requests for parking considerations, allowing individuals to park on streets for more than three hours and or between 2 am and 6 am for up to 14 days each calendar year per vehicle licence plate.

How to park safely on a residential driveway

Vehicle parking is restricted to designated driveways and permitted areas on private property. Vehicles are not permitted to be parked on unpaved or natural areas such as lawns. When parking on a residential driveway, vehicles should not obstruct or overhang sidewalks.

Understanding bike lanes

Bike lanes are lanes dedicated exclusively for cycling and micromobility such as e-scooters, through a combination of pavement markings and signage. Parking in a bike lane can be dangerous and is not permitted.

​Accessible parking in the City

Accessible Parking Permits are issued by the Government of Ontario to individuals living with disabilities. They allow the permit holder to park in designated areas. The permit is not specific to any one vehicle and instead is linked to the permit holder. These spaces may be located on streets, parking lots and parking garages.
To legally park in a designated accessible parking area to ensure safety and inclusion for everyone, individuals must:
  • ensure their Accessible Parking Permit is valid and up to date
  • clearly display their Accessible Parking Permits (including expiry date)
  • avoid parking on or over any portion of the access aisle
  • avoid parking in prohibited parking areas even with a valid Accessible Parking Permit

​Fire routes are prohibited parking areas

Fire routes help first responders access buildings quickly in the event of an emergency. They can include driveways and laneways near entrances to emergency services (i.e. fire hydrants, hose connects, etc.) at buildings, stores and schools. Blocking these routes can be dangerous for everyone. Do not park or stop in a marked fire route to avoid receiving a significant fine or having your vehicle towed.

Reminder about signage

To protect resident safety and maintain community standards, placing signage on hydro poles, traffic poles or along city streets is not permitted in Brampton as per the Sign By-Law. These signs can be a visual distraction to drivers, become a trip hazard for pedestrians and may end up as litter in streets and green spaces. Real estate signs on private properties are exempt from this by-law.
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