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​​The Enforcement Division and South Simcoe Police and are responsible ​for the enforcement of Traffic Regulation By-law 2014-91. Parking Enforcement is responsible for enforcing standards relating to parking on public road allowances and as requested on private property. Enforcement of parking regulations supports improved road safety, traffic flow, accessibility, and assists the town in managing its road infrastructure for street cleaning, garbage removal an​d snow clearing.​​​

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NEW 24-Hour Parking Restriction

Effective April 1, 2022, a 24-hour maximum time limit is applicable for all vehicles parking on residential roads.

Background information can be found here: https://bradfordwestgwillimbury.civicweb.net/FileStorage/AF75400CB6DE48C9B1E9B2F0A5085F8B-Timed%20Parking%20Restrictions.pdf.

This is intended to address long-term storage of vehicles on roadways – i.e. storing vehicles that are never used, vehicles that remain stationary for days/weeks, leaving vehicles on the roadway when you go on vacation/to the cottage, etc.  Please note that parking is otherwise permitted, in accordinace with the Traffic Regulation By-law 2014-71 . Please refer to the "General Parking Restrictions" tab for more information.

Enforcement Response

During the initial roll-out of the by-law, we are focusing our efforts on early awareness and education within our community, and enforcement will be handled in response to complaints only.  

Residents can contact the Enforcement Division at 905 775 5366 x 1701 or parking@townofbwg.com with any concerns or inquiries. Bylaw Officers will respond to any complaints brought forward and engage owners to educate on the new regulation and enforce it when necessary.

General Parking Restrictions

​The Traffic Regulation By-law 2014-71 stipulates a number of year-round restrictions regarding parking including but not limited to the following:

No person shall park any vehicle:

  • on or over any portion of a sidewalk;
  • on a grassed portion  of any boulevard;
  • ​in front of an entrance on the highway to or from a private road, driveway or lane;
  • within an intersection or within 15 metres of an intersection;​
  • on a crosswalk or within 9 metres of a crosswalk;
  • within 9 metres of a stop sign unless otherwise posted;
  • within 15 metres of any bridge or the nearest rail of a rail crossing;
  • in such a manner as to obstruct traffic or in a position or place that prevents or is likely to prevent the removal of any other vehicle, parked or standing on the highway;
  • in such a manner as to obstruct or prevent the clearing or removal of snow from the highway;
  • within 1.5 metres of a fire hydrant or in a manner so as to prevent access to a fire hydrant in the case of an emergency;
  • on the inside radius where there is a 90 degree bend in the road, more or less, for a distance of 9 metres in each direction, measured from the point of intersection of the projected curb lines or edge of asphalt and along the curb line or edge of asphalt;
  • more than 15cm from a curb or in the middle of a court;
  • on municipal property except in a designated parking zone;
  • in a municipal parking lot in excess of 24 hours;
  • in any public park, trailway or open space areas that do not have designated parking areas;
  • in a designated disabled person parking space, unless a valid disabled person parking permit is displayed in accordance with Section 4.6 of this by-law;
  • where parking is permitted on the left and right hand side of a highway designated;
  • for two-way traffic, the vehicle shall be parked having regard for the direction such vehicle was proceeding;
  • on private property without authorization;
  • on municipal property without authorization;
  • on or over a curb within a driveway;
  • on a highway in front of an entrance to a trailway or walkway;
  • on or within 15 metres of a Traffic Calming Device;
  • in an unauthorized area (e.g. front yard, exterior side yard or interior side yard).
  • No person​ shall park or let stand a trailer that is not attached to a motor vehicle.
Please refer to the Documents section at right for the Consolidated Traffic By-law with additional information and restrictions.

Parking Tickets

​If you have received a parking ticket, you may choose one of the following options:

Option 1 – Early Payment Amount
The municipality must receive payment within 7 calendar days of the date of issuance of the Parking Infraction Notice. See below for payment options.

Option 2 – Set Fine Amount 
If more than 7 calendar days have passed prior to the municipality receiving payment, the higher set fine amount is due. See below for payment options.

Option 3 – Trial
If you wish to dispute the Parking Infraction Notice, you or your agent must attend IN PERSON at:

Town of BWG Administration Office
100 Dissette St., Units 7&8, Bradford
Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm

For convenience and to save time, please call in advance to schedule an appointment: 
Enforcement Division - 905-775-5366 Ext. 1102.  ​

Fine Payment Options

You can pay your fine by any of the following methods:

  • Online by clicking here​​ ​
  • In person (cash, cheque, debit) at:
    • Town of BWG Administration Office: 100 Dissette St., Units 7&8, Bradford
    • Town of BWG Finance Department61 Holland St. E., Bradford
    • drop box is available at each of these locations to drop off payment after hours (cheque only; no cash please​)
  • By mail (cheque only; no cash please) to:
         Town of BWG
         Parking Administration
         100 Dissette St., Units 7&8
         P.O. Box 100
         Bradford, ON  L3Z 2A7

One-Side Street Parking Restrictions

Many roads within Bradford West Gwillimbury are posted as:
  • "No Parking 1st to 15th" on one side of the road; and
  • "No Parking 16th to the last day of the month" on the other side of the road. 

This allows residents an opportunity to park on their side of the street for at least half of the month. If you reside on such a street, please ensure your visitors are also aware of the parking restrictions.

Accessible Parking Regulations

Regulations are in place to ensure that accessible parking spaces are available for those who need them. To monitor appropriate parking space use, Municipal Law Enforcement Officers are actively patrolling parking areas in the community.

Please remember:​

  • Accessible Parking Spaces are only for individuals with the appropriate permit displayed.
  • The set fine for parking in an Accessible Parking space without appropriate permit displayed is $350.
  • Each accessible parking space is intended for one vehicle only.
  • Drivers parking next to an accessible parking spot should avoid parking on the access aisles. Marked with yellow stripes, the access aisles provide space for those with disabilities to get in and out of vehicles.
  • Permit holders eligible to park in an accessible spot are required to display their permit visibly on the dashboard or sunvisor so that the entire permit is clearly visible from outside of the vehicle.
  • Inappropriate use of the permit may result in the permit being seized.
  • Please contact the Enforcement Division for more information.

Private Lot Enforcement

​Enf​orcement Officers will issue parking tickets on private property only once a Letter of Authorization is submitted and approved in writing. To begin this process, please click to download the Letter of Authorization form​, then fill it out and submit it by email

The following steps are required to enforce parking on private property:
  1. Ensure the private lot is adequately signed, subject to approval by the Enforcement Division. A sign is required at every vehicular entrance onto the lot using approved wording. If you have questions about the correct signage and wording, please contact the Enforcement Division at 905-775-5366 x 1102
  2. Submit the completed Letter of Authorization. Include all authorized callers and the name, contact information and signature of the property manager or owner.
  3. Once the Letter of Authorization is submitted, Enforcement staff will conduct a site inspection of the private lot to ensure adequate signage is posted. 
  4. Following a successful site inspection, the Enforcement Division will provide written authorization that parking enforcement can begin.
  5. Should you wish to report a vehicle in violation, an authorized caller can contact the Enforcement Division at 905-775-5366 x 1701. Please note that the Town does not provide 24/7 coverage and an Officer will attend as soon as possible on a priority basis. 

Winter Parking Restrictions

​It is strictly prohibited to park on any street between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. from DECEMBER 1 to APRIL 1 of the following year and in the Downtown Bradford area* from 3:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m., where posted. This restriction is lifted ONLY on January 1 of each year to encourage safe New Year's Eve celebrations.

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​(* for this purpose, Downtown Bradford  is defined as: Holland Street West to Holland Court, Holland Street East to Nelson Street, Simcoe Road South to Centre Street, Barrie Street North to John Street)

Any motor vehicle found on the roadway during the restricted hours may be subject to a fine under Traffic Regulation By-law 2014-91, as amended.

Overflow Parking: Winter overnight parking is available at the BWG Leisure Centre in designated spots where indicated by signs. Parking is also permitted in municipal (green P) parking lots for up to 24 hours.

For more information regarding the parking by-law and restrictions, please contact the E​nforcement Division.​