St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – Winter Parking Restrictions


Winter On-Street Parking Ban Start Date

see source, the City of St. John’s Newfoundland and Labrador

Motorists in the City of St. John’s are advised that the On-Street Parking Ban for streets outside the designated “Downtown” area will come into effect on 12:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 and will remain in effect until further notice.

Residents should take notice of this parking ban, as 300 motorists were nailed last year and as a result, each received a $45.00 ticket.

The hours during which on-street parking is prohibited are 12:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. daily. Tickets will be issued to vehicles parked in violation of the On-Street Parking Ban continuously throughout the winter season, regardless of weather or street conditions. This action is necessary to avoid interference with snow clearing operations in the event of an unexpected snow storm or drifting condition. The fine for violators is $45.

Motorists are reminded that vehicles impeding snow clearing operations at any time during scheduled removals or during regular snow clearing operations are subject to towing and impounding.
Towing Charge: At contracted cost (currently $113)
Impounding Fee: $3 per day

If you require additional information, please review the Winter On-Street Parking Restrictions section on our website or call us at 3-1-1.

St. John’s Snow Clearing By-Law affects three (3) categories of streets:

Motorists are advised to note the three (3) categories of streets on which winter parking restrictions apply.

  • “No Parking – Snow Route” – Parking is completely prohibited on any of these streets between December 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011. This will allow City snow clearing vehicles to remove the snow quickly and safely
  • For Streets inside the Designated “Downtown” area
    On-street parking is permitted throughout the winter (unless prohibited by signage) except on specific streets which are scheduled for snow removal operations. During the snowclearing season, the list of streets scheduled for snow removal is updated daily and this information is available after 3:00 p.m. as follows: on the City’s Downtown Snow Removal Line:
  • on the City’s Downtown Snow Removal Line: 576-SNOW (576-7669)
  • on our website
  • by e-mail: For automatic daily updates by e-mail, visit our website and follow the instructions to subscribe
  • Other streets within the City had restrictions placed upon parking beginning on December 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011.


    Passed By Council on:08/03/1993
    Last Revision Date:25/05/1999

    Policy: 07-01-01

    Cancellation of Parking Tickets


    To ensure that parking tickets are dealt with in a fair and consistent manner.

    Policy Statement

    1. All requests from Council or the public for cancellation of parking tickets shall be forwarded to the Supervisor of Parking Services Division who shall abide by this policy in making his/her decision.

    2. All referred tickets must be accompanied by a written explanation from the recipients as to why they feel the ticket should be cancelled.

    3. Only tickets which come under the following categories, as per Department guidelines, will be cancelled. ALL other tickets that were issued legitimately will have to be paid and/or contested in court. Those tickets will be returned to the Councillor and/or requestee for resolution.

    Void list: 1. Error
    2. Medical Emergency
    3. Vehicle Breakdown
    4. Tourist (out of province)
    5. Professional Caregiver/Registered Volunteer


    Regular Meeting, March 8, 1993. Finance and Administration Standing Committee Report May 12, 1999; Regular Meeting of Council May 25, 1999.


    Parking & Traffic Enforcement; Associate Commissioner/Director of Engineering and Planning.


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