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Parking in Ingersoll

The Town of Ingersoll Traffic & Parking By-Law No. 06-4327 , outlines regulations pertaining to parking on Town streets and in municipal parking lots. The purpose of the by-law is also to help ensure safe conditions for pedestrians and vehicular traffic, as well as provide unobstructed access for emergency vehicles.


The Town is pleased to offer 303 free parking spaces in the downtown core, including spaces in the following municipal parking lots:

 

  1. Charles Street, east
  2. Oxford Lane
  3. Oxford Street, north
  4. Oxford Street, south
  5. Town Centre
  6. Water Street, east
  7. Water Street, west

 

Parking Map of Downtown


Unless otherwise posted, vehicle parking is limited to a maximum of 3-hours for on-street parking and in municipal parking lots. Long-term parking is available in any of the (3) Free All-Day Parking lots.

Free All-Day Parking

The following Municipal Parking Lots offer Free All-Day parking between 6 a.m. and 3 a.m.

 

  1. Water Street, east & west
  2. Charles Street, east lot
  3. Behind the Post Office, Charles Street, west

Accessible Parking Spaces

Designated Accessible Parking Spaces are available in all municipal parking lots and for off-street parking in the downtown core, as well as at various locations throughout the Town.


A valid Persons with a Disability Parking Permit as issued by the Ministry of Transportation is required for vehicles that park in a designated Accessible Parking Space. It is required that the permit be displayed on the dashboard or visor of the vehicle with the expiry date clearly visible.

 

A Persons with a Disability Parking Permit may only be used by the person to whom it was issued; or by a person who is transporting the certified person. The permit is not valid when displayed on a vehicle and the vehicle is not being used to pick up or drop off or transport the certified holder of the permit named therein.

 

The fine for parking in an Accessible Parking Space without a valid permit is $300.00.

 

A Persons with a Disability Parking Permitcannot be used by anyone other than the person it is issued to. The offender may receive a fine between $300.00 to a maximum of $5,000.00 for misuse and the permit holder may face possible cancellation of the permit.

Parking Regulations

The regulations of the Traffic & Parking By-Law are enforced by the Provincial Offences Officer for the Town of Ingersoll and the Ontario Provincial Police. Vehicles that are parked in contravention of the by-law may be issued a ticket. Parking violation fines ranges from $10 to $300.


Please be sure to read parking signs carefully to determine if parking is permitted, if a permit is required to park in a particular space, and/or if a specific time limit is in effect.


The following is an overview of the key Parking Regulations for the Town of Ingersoll:

Winter Parking Restrictions

To permit efficient and effective snow clearing operations, vehicles are not permitted to park on any Town street or in any municipal parking lot between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. during the Winter Restriction period, which is in effect from December 1st to March 31st. Signs advising of this restriction are posted at the major entrance ways to the Town of Ingersoll.

 

The fine for parking on the street or in a municipal parking lot during the Winter Restriction period is $10.00.

 

Vehicle owners that require off-street overnight parking, may purchase a monthly Overnight Parking Permit from the Town of Ingersoll at 130 Oxford Street. The cost is $30.00 per month and permit parking is available in the south lane of the Oxford Street, south parking lot, and in the north lane of the Water Street, west parking lot.

Monthly Parking Permits

Monthly Parking Permits can be purchased by vehicle owners requiring off-street All-Day parking (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and/or off-street Overnight Parking (3 a.m. to 6 a.m.) from the Town of Ingersoll at 130 Oxford Street, Ingersoll.

 

Common Parking Infractions

Ten Helpful Tips for Avoiding a Parking Ticket

Paying a Parking Ticket

The owner or operator of a vehicle which receives a parking ticket has seven (7) days from the date of issue to pay the ticket being a late fee is applied.


All $10.00 fines increase to $15.00 if not paid within (7) days, including the date the ticket was issued, then increases to $31.00 if not paid within approximately (15-35) days and then to $51.00 if not paid after (35-50) days.


After approximately (50) days, you will be required to make payment at the Service Ontario office as the ticket will have gone into default. In order to renew your Ontario Vehicle Permit, payment is necessary in full, including court costs and additional fees. The local Service Ontario office is located at:


Service Ontario
37 King Street, west
Ingersoll, ON

There are (3) convenient ways for your to pay for your parking ticket, including:

In-Person:

 

Payment can be made in cash, by cheque or by debit at the Administration counter. Please note that credit cards are not accepted. Payment can be made Monday - Friday between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Town of Ingersoll.


Mail:

 

Please allow sufficient time for your payment to be delivered. Please send payment to:


Town of Ingersoll
130 Oxford Street, 2nd Floor
Ingersoll, ON
N5C 2V5


Deposit Box:


Please include payment along with the parking ticket in an envelope and place this into the Town of Ingersoll deposit box, which is located to the left of the front doors at the Town of Ingersoll building.

Parking Fines

The following is a list of the more common parking infractions issued by the Town of Ingersoll.

 

Infraction Fine
Exceeding Time Limit $10
Parked in Area Prohibited by Sign $10
Parked Facing Wrong Direction $10
Parked Overhanging Sidewalk $10
Parked On Boulevard $10
Parked Not Wholly in Parking Space $10
Stopped in No Stopping Zone $10
Parked within 3m of a Fire Hydrant $100
Parked within a Fire Route $100
Parked in front of a hospital $100
Parked in Designated Handicap Space $300
Parked on Street during Winter Ban $10
Parked in a Loading Zone $10

 

Contesting a Parking Tickets

As per the Provincial Offences Act, R.S.O. 1990, the Town of Ingersoll does not have the authority to void a parking ticket that has been issued by the Provincial Offences Officer or the Ontario Provincial Police.

 

To contest a parking ticket, a Notice of Intention to Appear in Court must be completed and submitted to the Town of Ingersoll. Forms are available at the Town of Ingersoll at 130 Oxford Street, Ingersoll, ON.

 

A letter indicating the court date for the appeal will be sent from the Oxford County Court House in Woodstock, ON to the applicant listed on the form. Trials will be held at:

 

Woodstock Court Office
Oxford County Court House
419 Hunter Street
Woodstock, ON
N4S 4G6

 

For more information, please call the Clerk's Department for the Town of Ingersoll at (519) 485-0120.