Parking

COVID-19 Update:

  • Until further notice, all in-person Screening Review appointments will be conducted by phone interview.
  • All on-street parking regulations including school zone, 3 hour maximum and overnight parking restrictions are now being enforced. If you need to park on the street for longer than 3 hours or overnight, you can purchase a Temporary Parking Permit through the Parking and By-law Portal (Please use one of the following web browsers: Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge).

Parking and By-law Portal

Richmond Hill’s parking and by-law portal allows you to:

To access Richmond Hill’s Parking and By-law Portal, please use one of the following web browsers: Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge.

Parking and By-law Portal 

Pay Parking at Lake Wilcox Park 

Pay parking at Lake Wilcox Park is in effect from April 1 to September 30 each year. Free parking permits for Richmond Hill residents are currently available through the Parking and By-law Portal.   

Parking regulations

Richmond Hill's Parking Control Section enforces the rules and regulations of our Parking Regulation By-law on public and private property. The Parking Regulation By-law includes a number of rules about parking on public and private property. View some of Richmond Hill's parking rules below.

Overnight street parking from December 1 to March 31 - $75 fine

There is no parking on any street between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. from December 1 to March 31.

Parking during these times will result in a $75 fine. There are signs at all border entry points to let you know about the parking restrictions.

Overnight street parking from April 1 to November 30 - $50 fine
There is no parking on any street between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. from April 1 to November 30. Parking during these times will result in a $50 fine. Signs are posted at border entry points to let you know about the parking restrictions.
Parking during a declared Winter Event, or so as to interfere with Winter Operations - $100 fine
Vehicles parked on any street during a Winter Event, or so as to interfere with Winter Operations may be towed. There is a $100 fine for drivers who don't move their cars off the street during snow removal.
Accessible parking spaces - $350 fine
There is a fine of $350 for using an accessible parking space without the appropriate permit. This regulation follows the Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
Too close to fire hydrant - $100 fine
It is the law to park at least 3 metres away from all fire hydrants. There is a fine of $100 for parking closer than 3 metres to a fire hydrant anywhere.
Park in a fire route - $200 fine
There is a fine of $200 for parking in a fire route. These routes are clearly marked with signs.
Parking more than 3 hours - $30 fine
There is a fine of $30 for parking on any street for more than 3 hours between the hours of 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. (but be aware of our seasonal overnight parking rules). There are signs at all border entry points to let you know about these parking restrictions. You can buy a temporary parking permit to park for more than 3 hours or overnight on a Richmond Hill street.
Parking on boulevards - $40 fine
Parking is prohibited on any boulevard, which is the area between the travelled roadway and a property line. A boulevard does not include the apron of a driveway (the front of your driveway beginning from the road). There is a fine of $40 for parking on boulevards.
Prohibited areas - $40 - $50 fine
There are signs to show areas where there is no parking allowed anytime or no stopping allowed anytime. There is a $40 - $50 fine for drivers who park in any of these areas.
Obstructing a sidewalk - $50 fine
Vehicles can't obstruct the use of sidewalks in anyway. There is a $50 fine if any portion of your vehicle overhangs the sidewalk.
Park within 30cm of curb - $40 fine
When parking on any street, your vehicle must be parallel to the curb or boundary of the street, and not more than 30cm (12 inches) from that curb/boundary. There is a $40 fine for this infraction. 
Park on Municipal property where not authorized - $40 fine

When parking on Municipal property, your vehicle must be within a designated parking space.