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The City of Thorold has a wide range of parking regulations designed to provide safe streets and better traffic flow throughout the city.  

To support local businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and construction, the City is offering free municipal parking in our downtown core. Each vehicle will receive two hours of free parking, per day.

Parking Enforcement

City of Thorold's By-Law Enforcement is responsible for enforcing standards pertaining 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 City in managing its road infrastructure for services such as refuse removal and snow clearing.

Parking is proactively enforced throughout the City.

Parking by-laws are as follows:

Any questions, please contact the City of Thorold at 905-227-6613 Monday – Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm

 Parking Permits
Parking permits are available for specific parking lots located within downtown Thorold.

Monthly parking permits are available for the following parking lots.

  • Lot #1 – Located on Towpath Road between Albert Street West and Sullivan Avenue
  • Lot #3 – Located on Albert Street West between Pine Street South and Front Street South
  • Lot #4B – Located on Ormond Street South between Albert Street East and Sullivan Avenue
  • Register for a monthly parking permit online.
  • Precise Park Link information line 1-416-243-6990
 Paying for Parking Tickets

Parking tickets may be paid in person at City Hall (Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm):

City Hall 

3540 Schmon Parkway

Thorold, ON   L2V 4A7

  • All parking tickets must be paid within 15 days from the date of the penalty notice.
  • Any tickets which are not paid within 15 days from the date of the penalty notice will be subject to additional administrative fees.
  • To contest a parking ticket please complete and submit a request for Screening form.
  • All screening requests must be submitted within 15 days from the date of the penalty notice. Screening requests must be submitted to City Hall at the address noted above or by email.
  • To contest a screening decision, please complete and submit a Request for Hearing form.


The City of Thorold accepts Visa and MasterCard payments via Paymentus, a third party automated payment service. Credit card payments can only be made online or by phone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A convenience fee is charged on each transaction.

The convenience fee charge is as follows:

Convenience Fees
Type of PaymentUser Fee Charge

Property Tax Payment

2.75% of amount being paid

Water Bill

$5.95 per $250.00

By-Law Infractions (tickets)

$1.95 per $75.00

Before making a payment, please have the following information available:

  • Your account number:
    • Tax Bill 8 digits 12345678
    • Water Bill 1 letter followed by 7 digits A1234567
    • By-law Infraction Ticket Number 12345
  • The amount you wish to pay
  • Credit Card Number

There are two ways to pay by Visa or MasterCard:

  1. To pay by phone please call the toll-free number 1-855-619-2400 and follow the pre-recorded instructions
  2. To pay online please go to the Paymentus website or click above

Payments made by Visa or MasterCard are processed the next business day. Please ensure that your payment is made one business day before the due date to avoid any late payment charges.

Downtown Parking
Street Parking 
Parking is limited to a maximum 12 hour limit throughout the City of Thorold.
  • Street parking is not permitted during or after a snowfall until the roads have been cleared by the plows.
  • Obey all signs.
Public Parking Lots
There are 8 municipal owned public parking lots available within the City of Thorold.

These lots vary between permit only lots, pay by plate lots and free lots.

Contact Us

© 2018 The Corporation of the City of Thorold, 3540 Schmon Parkway, PO Box 1044, Thorold ON, L2V 4A7

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

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