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Parking Guidelines


Seasonal Parking Restrictions

Residents are reminded that no overnight winter parking is permitted in the Town of Fort Erie between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from November 1 through March 31 of the following year. The Town’s By-law Enforcement Officers will be enforcing Traffic By-law No. 84-2014. The fine for this offence is $40.00 and in addition, your vehicle may be towed at your expense.

Information about parking around Bay Beach can be found here Bay Beach Parking

Penalty Notice/Parking Tickets

Should you fail to pay your Penalty Notice or register an appeal with the Town's Screening Officer within 15 calendar days, some or all of the following additional administrative fees will be added to the Penalty Notice:

  • Ministry of Transportation Vehicle Licence Plate Record Search: $10.00
  • Late Payment Fee: $15.00
  • Ministry of Transportation Licence Plate Denial: $22.00

The Ministry of Transportation has their own additional administrative fees which they may add on to the Town's fees prior to releasing a licence plate.

A person will have the right, within a limited time, to dispute the parking penalty by requesting a Screening Review. The Request for Screening must be received within 15 calendar days of the date on the Penalty Notice. The Screening Review will be overseen by a Screening Officer, who has the authority to uphold, cancel or reduce the parking penalty. A person will have the right, within 15 calendar days, to dispute the parking penalty by requesting a screening.


How to Request a Screening for a Penalty Notice (Parking Ticket)


If the matter is still in dispute following the review by the Screening Officer, you may request a review by a Hearing Officer from outside of the Town of Fort Erie. The request must be made within 15 calendar days following the receipt of the Screening Officer's decision. It is important to note that you may only appeal the Screening Officer's decision and that the only information/evidence submitted at the Screening will be considered at the Hearing Review. The decision of the Hearing Officer is final.


To request a Hearing you must fill out and submit the "Request for Hearing" form. If you are using the PDF form, please open it and save a copy to your computer before filling out the form.  Request for Hearing Form PDF

The Hearing Form is also available as a word document 


84-2014 - Administrative Penalty System (AMPS)-Parking

Being a By-law to Amend Administrative Penalty By-law No. 84-2014 (Designation of On and Off Street Parking for Disabled Persons By-law No. 125-91)

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