Parking Enforcement

Parking in Whitby is regulated by the Town's Traffic By-Law, which was enacted to maintain the safe and efficient movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic for the residents and visitors of the Town.

Enforcement of the parking regulations is directed toward vehicles that interfere with the movement of pedestrians, maintenance duties, or impede access for emergency vehicles.

Traffic By-law and Important Notices

Common Parking Infractions

The most common reasons for parking enforcement include:

  • parking or stopping over a sidewalk and or crosswalk
  • parking on the street for more than 3 hours
  • interfering with snow plowing/snow removal
  • parking in a fire route
  • parking within 3 metres of a fire hydrant
  • parking in an accessible parking space without a valid permit
  • parking in a signed no parking or no stopping zone
  • parking a commercial vehicle in a residential zone
  • parking in a manner that blocks a driveway or laneway
  • parking within 10 metres of an intersection
  • interfering with road maintenance
    (street sweeping, street/catch basin repairs, etc .)
  • parking on the street between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
    from November 1 to April 15

The unimpeded movement of emergency response vehicles is very important; maintaining a safe and direct route for emergency vehicles through our streets is essential to the well-being of our citizens.

Filing a Complaint

There are three ways to file a parking complaint. 

Accessible Permit Parking

Specially designated parking spaces for vehicles with accessible permits are available in the municipal parking lots and specific on-street parking meter locations. These parking spaces are marked with a posted sign with optional paint on the parking surface. Designed and located to assist with accessibility, these spaces are not to be used by vehicles without a properly displayed accessible parking permit. Parking in one of these spaces without a valid accessible parking permit can result in a minimum fine of $300.00.

School Zones

All parents and guardians want their children to travel safely to and from school. The Town of Whitby enforces parking-related issues on the streets surrounding schools. The reasons for enforcement in school zones include:

  • parking adjacent to a school between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
  • parking in a fire route
  • parking in a signed no parking or no stopping zone
  • parking over a sidewalk
  • parking in a manner that blocks a driveway or laneway

Speed enforcement in school zones is under the jurisdiction of the Durham Regional Police Service .

On-Street Parking

Pay by Phone now available to pay for municipal parking

HonkMobile is now available in Whitby and will transform the way Whitby motorists pay for parking. Honk is available for all paid on-street parking spaces and off-street parking lots in both Whitby and Brooklin. The app enables motorists to pay for parking using their smartphone in addition to the traditional payment methods. 
The HonkMobile app is easy to use and enables customers to pay for parking from their smartphones before departure, during their trip or upon arrival at their destination, adding significant timesaving and convenience to the parking process. Motorists will receive alerts and reminders 15 minutes prior to expiration of their parking session, providing them with the opportunity to pay for additional meter time remotely.

Time will not be displayed on the meter, but the interactive technology allows Parking Enforcement Officers to use a wireless handheld device to see when a motorist has paid using the app.  
Using a single HonkMobile account, users can pay for parking in Whitby and anywhere HonkMobile is accepted across North America. 
To download the app to get started, or learn more visit HonkMobile can be downloaded for free on both iOS and Android at or via the App Store or Google Play. 

Metered Parking

The Town of Whitby offers a total of 274 metered On-Street Parking spaces throughout downtown Whitby. Individuals with valid accessible parking permits are permitted to park at a metered space free of charge.

Parking on Dundas St. between Brock St. and Euclid St. / Henry St. is prohibited between the hours of 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. This restriction is necessary to maintain unobstructed traffic flow during times of increased commuter traffic.

Parking is prohibited on any road or street between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. from November 1 to April 15.

Metered Parking Rates

  • $1.00 per hour

Note: On-street parking meters accept coins only.

New on-street time limited vehicle drop-off/pick-up zones in the downtown


The Town of Whitby has passed By-law #6918-14 creating time-limited drop-off/pick-up vehicle zones in downtown Whitby, after consultation with licensed establishments in the downtown and the Durham Regional Police Service.These zones allow patrons in the downtown to quickly locate transportation options without having to cross traffic. Drivers will be able to pull into the zones to drop-off/pick-up patrons to reduce instances of double-parking which can lead to traffic congestion.

The drop-off/pick-up zones are located at existing on-street metered parking spaces adjacent to licensed establishments and taxicab brokerages, and are identified with a sign. The zones are in operation from 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. from Thursday evening through to Sunday morning each week. Outside of these times, the on-street metered parking spaces are available for all visitors to the downtown.

The drop-off/pick-up zones in effect during the late evening and overnight hours is expected to have little impact on nearby businesses. Enforcement staff will be patrolling the areas to ensure these spots are not used for long term parking during designated times.