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Winter Parking

Overnight Parking Ban

Overnight on-street winter parking restrictions which come into effect on  November 15th. 

In 2019, the Town of Carleton Place adopted overnight parking restrictions from November 15th to April 1st with the primary reason being the ability for Public Works to properly maintain the safety of our roadways throughout the winter season. This system also allows the Town of Carleton Place to optimize operational efficiencies and maximize our limited staff resources, from both the Public Works and Bylaw Departments.  Most Eastern Ontario communities (urban and rural) are using the same seasonal overnight parking ban concept including Arnprior, Mississippi Mills, Smiths Falls, and Perth.

Starting November 15th, 2020 through to April 1st, 2021, overnight on-street parking will be strictly prohibited between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., regardless of weather conditions, to allow for thorough and efficient winter maintenance operations.  The Town has a legal responsibility to provide safe roadways for our community and to maintain our streets and sidewalks in accordance with Provincial Minimum Maintenance Standards.

Vehicles parked in violation of the ban will ticketed and towed to the Public Library parking lot at 101 Beckwith Street.

We appreciate your support and if you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 613-257-2253.

Fines - Should your vehicle be towed and ticketed, the fines are as follows:


Pre-Payment within 7 Days

Set Fine within 15 days

Parking on-street during ban hours




Winter Parking Overview and Explanation

Accommodations for Visitors

Council has amended Traffic and Parking By-Law 46-2003 with regard to providing overnight winter parking areas to accommodate guests of property owners who may not have sufficient driveway/garage space for additional overnight vehicles. Staff identified five (5) areas in Town that can now be used as overnight parking areas from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 a.m.:

Map showing overnight parking for visitors





1.  10 spaces at the east end of the Riverside Park parking lot at the end of John Street are being allocated. Signs will be installed to identify the designated spots in the near future.

2.  The gravel parking lot for Carleton Junction on Coleman Street could accommodate approximately eight (8) overnight parking spaces.

3.  The gravel area on Cavanagh Road next to the tower and stormwater pond can accommodate approximately 10-12 overnight spaces.

4.  The temporary gravel area at the south end of McNeely Avenue by the trail can accommodate approximately six (6) overnight parking spaces.

5.  Centennial Park Parking Lot on Joseph Street can accommodate approximately 10-12 overnight spaces.

All vehicles parked in the designated overnight areas MUST be removed by 11:00 a.m. the following day at the latest to allow for snow removal or risk being ticketed and towed to the Carleton Place Public Library Parking Lot at 101 Beckwith Street.

We appreciate your cooperation.