Overnight parking on City Streets is prohibited during the winter months, from November 15th, to March 15th, between the hours of 3:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.

The City of St. Thomas has available Overnight Parking Permits available to residents whose property meets the eligibility criteria as set out in the Traffic and Parking By-Law 45-89. 

In summary the Policy states: If the property has two or more parking spaces (including garage(s)), a permit will not be issued, and, If the property has the potential for two parking spaces, a permit may be issued for one year only on the condition that the property owner will develop the second parking space while also complying with the City Zoning By-law and Policies.

Considering the above policy, permits will not be issued to tenants living in a multi-unit dwelling  where their parking requirements exceed 2 parking spaces. The eligibility criteria is based on property and not on the number of apartments or tenants living on the property. Therefore, alternate parking arrangements will be the responsibility of the landlord and tenant.  If multi-dwelling units have less than 2 parking spaces, the request for Overnight Parking Permits must be made by the property owner/landlord who will determine how the permits will be distributed to their tenants.

NEW Requests for Overnight Parking Permits should be submitted online.

If you have previously qualified for an ONP permit there is no need to send in another request. 
Simply visit the Environmental Services Department to purchase your permit.

The cost of the permit is $56.50 for the season.  They are available for purchase AFTER October 15th each year.

In addition to the seasonal overnight parking permits, guest parking passes are available at a cost of $2 per night during the period of November 15 - March 15.

Any questions should be directed to Environmental Services Department.  We are available Monday to Friday, from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at 519-631-1680 ext 4161.