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Downtown Parking Strategy 

Kawartha Lakes is currently undertaking a Downtown Parking Strategy study for the core areas of Lindsay, Bobcaygeon and Fenelon Falls. We want to hear directly from you on what elements of parking you find important and what you would like to see change within the designated downtown areas. To learn more and to provide your input, please visit our Downtown Parking Strategy project page.


Complimentary two-hour on-street parking is available in the downtown core of Lindsay with additional parking in municipal lots for a maximum of four hours.

In Lindsay, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly parking permits are available for parking in municipal lots for time periods longer than four hours. Permits can be purchased online or by visiting the Municipal Law Enforcement Office.

Unless otherwise posted, on-street parking is allowed for up to 12 hours.

On-street, overnight parking is prohibited between November 1 and April 30.

Permits

Fill out a Parking Permit Application online

Daily: $3.00

Weekly: $14.00

Monthly: $51.00

Yearly: $562.00

Contractor's permit (per day, per space): $11.00

If you have any questions or parking issues to report, please contact the Municipal Law Enforcement office at 705-324-9411 ext. 1212 or email bylawcomplaints@kawarthalakes.ca.

Parking Restrictions

The City has a regulatory parking by-law 2012-173 which prohibits motorists from parking on City streets overnight between 11pm and 6am from November 1 to April 30 annually. The by-law is in place because overnight parking on City streets can restrict how well the City’s Public Works division can quickly and efficiently clear our roads during the winter season.

Overnight parking is also prohibited in the downtown core areas. Please note that the hours are restricted from 2am to 6am in the following locations:

  • Lindsay - on Kent Street West from Lindsay Street to Victoria Avenue
  • Bobcaygeon - on Bolton Street from King Street to Canal Street
  • Fenelon Falls - on Colborne Street from Water Street to Bond Street, May Street from Water Street to Francis Street and on Francis Street West from Colborne Street to May Street
  • Omemee - on King Street from Queen Street to Sturgeon Road

If a vehicle is left parked on a city street or in a municipal parking lot where not permitted, it may be ticketed, towed and impounded in accordance with the by-law. The parking by-law is enforced by the City’s Municipal Law Enforcement Officers and Officers of the Kawartha Lakes Police Service.

Parking tickets

Payment locations and trial options are listed on the ticket.

Payment must be received within 15 days of the infraction. Failure to pay or opt for trial will result in a conviction notice to the registered owner of the vehicle. A $16-fee will be added to the existing fine if payment or appeal options are not received by the noted due date. This will be forwarded to the Ministry of Transportation.

To receive your plate renewal sticker, any fines must be paid.

Pay your ticket online

Pay a parking ticket online.

The online payment portal allows you to search your ticket number and license plate number and then pay the fee online for the parking infraction. Electronically issued tickets should appear immediately in the payment portal. Tickets issued with a paper envelope will appear online within a few days.

Pay your ticket by mail

When paying by mail, write the number of the Parking Infraction Notice on the front of your cheque and make it payable to The City of Kawartha Lakes. NSF cheques will be subject to an administrative charge.

Mail your payment to:

City of Kawartha Lakes
c/o Municipal Law Enforcement
180 Kent St. West
Lindsay, ON K9V 2Y6

Do not send cash by mail.

Pay your ticket in person

Parking tickets can be paid Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm. Payments can be made in cash or by cheque, money order, Visa, Mastercard or debit at the following locations:

Lindsay Service Centre

180 Kent St. West, Lindsay

Municipal Law Enforcement Office

180 Kent St. West, Lindsay

Bobcaygeon Service Centre

123 East St, South, Bobcaygeon

Coboconk Service Centre

9 Grandy Rd., Coboconk

Omemee Service Centre

1 King St. West, Omemee

Frequently asked questions

What if I work for a delivery company or a service company and I get a parking ticket?

There is no legal exemption for any of the above but all drivers on delivery are advised to use "ON DELIVERY" signs, as officers are advised to use discretion when a sign is displayed.

Service companies and nursing agencies are advised to obtain legal parking whenever possible.

Can I park on a fire route?

No, parking on a fire route is prohibited at all times and may result in a $65 fine and/or the towing of the vehicle.

Where else is parking prohibited?

  • on a sidewalk or footpath
  • in front of or within two metres of an entrance, or in a manner preventing the use of an entrance by other motor vehicles
  • in front of or adjacent to a fire hall
  • in a manner that obstructs or interferes with vehicular traffic
  • for the purpose of selling, servicing or repairing the motor vehicle (emergencies excepted)
  • in front of or within 15 metres of a recreational trail
  • at an expired meter
  • in the turning circle of a cul-de-sac
  • any City property with a validation tag not visible, improperly displayed or expired

I'm having my driveway paved. Can I park on the street for a few days? 

The City of Kawartha Lakes allows for short duration parking consideration. Residents should contact the Municipal Law Enforcement Office by calling 705-324-9411 extension 1212 before parking on the road and request that they do not receive tickets for the time they will be parking on the street.

There is no parking consideration for offences such as no stopping, stopping on sidewalks, parking on boulevards, parking in front of fire hydrants or parking on fire routes.

What is a boulevard and can I park on it?

A boulevard is defined as the part of a highway between the shoulder or curb and the boundary of the adjoining property. Parking on a boulevard is prohibited.

When can I use an Accessible Parking Permit? 

The permit is issued to the person named on the reverse of the permit and not to a vehicle. The permit holder must be present in the vehicle when it is parked in a designated spot. This parking is for the sole purpose of allowing the permit holder to exit the vehicle with the shortest travelling distance.

The permit must be clearly visible in the front window. Photocopies of permits are not acceptable.

Related offences include:

  • altering or defacing the permit
  • covering the expiry date or permit number
  • failing to surrender the permit for inspection when demanded

Misuse of Accessible Parking Permits could result in fines ranging from $300 to $5000 and the permit being revoked.

Can I park a commercial vehicle on a City road?

No person shall park a commercial vehicle whose weight, when unloaded, is 1000 kg or more on a highway at any time.

What is the difference between parking and stopping regulations?

No parking: motorists are only permitted to load or unload passengers or merchandise.

 

No stopping: motorists are generally not permitted to stop for any reason except to avoid a conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or of a traffic control sign or signal.

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