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 and snow clearing.
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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 Enforcement Division.
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.
General Parking Restrictions
The Traffic Regulation By-law stipulates a number of year-round restrictions regarding parking.
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.
- Additionally, no person shall park or let stand a trailer that is not attached to a motor vehicle.
Parking Ticket Payment
If you have received a parking ticket, you may choose one of the following options:
Option 1 – Early Payment Amount
Requests for trial can be delivered IN PERSON to:
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 would like to request a trial and will appear at the time and date set by the Court, you must sign the back of the ticket. You need to fill in your name, address and postal code and submit the ticket to the Town.
Town of BWG Administration Office
100 Dissette St., Units 7&8, Bradford
Requests for trial can be delivered BY MAIL to:
Town of BWG
100 Dissette St., Units 7&8
P.O. Box 100
Bradford, ON L3Z 2A7
Fine Payment Options
You can pay your fine by any of the following methods:
www.paytickets.ca (by credit card with service charge)
(Please note: Paytickets will NOT contact you by email to request payment. If you receive an e-mail request to provide confidential information or to pay a ticket – DO NOT respond or click on any links provided. Click for more info on email scams.)
In person (cash, cheque, debit) at:
Town of BWG Administration Office: 100 Dissette St., Units 7&8, Bradford
Town of BWG Finance Department: 61 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
100 Dissette St., Units 7&8
P.O. Box 100
Bradford, ON L3Z 2A7
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.
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
The following steps are required to enforce parking on private property:
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
Submit the completed Letter of Authorization. Include all authorized callers and the name, contact information and signature of the property manager or owner.
Once the Letter of Authorization is submitted, Enforcement staff will conduct a site inspection of the private lot to ensure adequate signage is posted.
Following a successful site inspection, the Enforcement Division will provide written authorization that parking enforcement can begin.
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.