Parking tickets in Waterloo Region

Parking tickets are issued when a by-law enforcement officer finds your vehicle parked or stopped in a zone where parking or stopping is not allowed. The traffic and parking by-laws for the cities and townships establish the parking restrictions on their respective roads. The Region of Waterloo has a similar by-law for parking on Regional roads. The back of your ticket shows your options for paying your ticket or for appealing it.

Refer to the Provincial Offences Court to appeal your ticket.

For information on paying tickets within the cities of Cambridge, Kitchener or Waterloo, visit their respective websites:

New by-law includes no stopping on the LRT tracks

Changes to the Region of Waterloo's Traffic and Parking By-law include no stopping on light rail transit (LRT) tracks. The new by-law went into effect on January 1, 2017.

Any vehicle stopped or parked on tracks along the LRT route will be fined or towed at the owner's expense. The LRT tracks are reserved for light rail vehicles and construction or maintenance vehicles only.

ION light rail transit service is expected to launch in early 2018.

Regional Roads

There are some 700 kilometres of roads, most of them in rural areas, within the Region of Waterloo. A Regional Road is defined as an arterial road which carries a significant amount of traffic and has a connection to provincial highways or rural settlements or to major commercial, industrial or institutional complexes. The following is a list of Regional Roads.

Pay and Display Lots

Starting on October 31, 2023, the Region of Waterloo will be introducing digital payment options for the parking lots at 50 Victoria Street North and 77 Queen North. Drivers will now be able to pay for parking using HONK mobile simply by scanning the QR code on the sign with your mobile device. HONK accepts credit card and other mobile payment services such as Apple Pay.  

Parking rates remain unchanged and are $2.40 per hour up to a max of $12.00 per day.

Free Parking for GO Commuters – 50 Victoria Street North, Kitchener

Parking is free for GO Commuters at 50 Victoria Street between the hours of 5:00 am and 7:10am. Drivers can register their vehicle for free parking by scanning the HONK QR code between the hours of 5:00 am and 7:10 am and selecting the free parking option. The free parking option will not be available outside of these hours. This lot is heavily enforced outside of these hours and any unregistered vehicles will be ticketed.

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