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Frequently Asked Questions

The hours of operation for metered on-street parking in the Downtown Improvement Area and all municipal lots are as follows:

Monday to Friday - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays excepted

The hours of operation for all other metered on-street parking are: 

Monday to Friday - 8:00 am to 6 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays excepted

During these hours, all vehicles parked at on-street metered parking spots, or hourly metered municipal parking lots must pay for parking either at a meter or using the Passport mobile app. 

Two-hour free parking, first entry per day, is available in either Lot Oak 2 or Lot McIntyre 4, levels 1 & 2 (parking garage). 15 Minute free parking is available at Lot Wyld 8 (City Hall). Parking is free downtown on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays with the exception of overnight winter parking from November 1st to March 31st. One-Hour On-Street free parking is available in the DIA area through obtaining a ticket stub from the Pay and Display where machines are available.

    1. Lot Oak 2 (designated areas only) or Lot McIntyre 4 (Parking Garage), Levels 1 - 4 with purchase of monthly rental pass for overnight winter parking OR
    2. Lot McIntyre 4 (Parking Garage), Levels 1 - 4 is free from 4:30 p.m. to 8 a.m. and weekends and holiday year-round with no pass or permit required. 

Parking tickets can be paid:

    1. Online;
    2. In person;
    3. By mail;
      • City Hall, Parking Department 200 McIntyre Street East North Bay, ON P1B 8V6

All parking meters accept the following Canadian coins: $0.25, $1.00, & $2.00.
All Pay 'n Display machines also accept Visa and MasterCard.

Note the number on the parking meter and the street name. Call the Customer Service Centre (705-474-0400) immediately to inform them. The meter will be reviewed and if the meter is not functioning properly, parking maintenance will be alerted.

Rental rates are charged on a quarterly basis. Rates and availability vary from lot to lot. Please call the Customer Service Centre (705-474-0400) for current information.

The maximum amount of time you can park in a paid parking space is the maximum amount you can purchase at one time. Most on-street meters have a 2 hour limit although some of the outer core areas offer 4 and 8 hour maximums.
Parking lots offer long term parking solutions and have no daily time limit.

No. Stopping is considered parking for any length of time regardless if the vehicle is running or occupied. Fire routes, loading zones, and accessible parking spaces are only for approved vehicles. Please use designated parking stalls.

Yes you can if:

  • the permit has expired
  • the permit is used by someone other than the person named on the permit
  • the vehicle is parked longer than the time permitted
  • the permit is not displayed