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On-Street Parking

Enjoy free metered parking, up to three hours, in Downtown Bowmanville until February 15, 2021. Park for free while you shop for holiday gifts and visit our beautiful and historic downtown!

In Clarington, you can park on any road for a maximum of three hours, except during the hours of 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. and where signs show no parking.

On-street parking

To park on the road for more than three hours, including between the hours of 3 a.m. to 5 a.m., you will need to apply for an on-street parking permit or a temporary parking pass.

On-street parking permits are available for a fee of $11.30 per week or $39.55 per month.

Apply for an on-street parking permit

If you would like to apply for a permit to park on the street or in one of the Municipal lots, please fill out the parking permit application and return the completed application and fee, to the Municipal Law Enforcement Office (2611 Trulls Road, Courtice), during regular business hours.

We cannot guarantee approval, as on-street permits are only issued if the street can safely accommodate on-street parking without impeding traffic. The permit does not guarantee parking in front of the applicant's residence. We can only issue one permit per municipal address. The permit does not exempt the holder from obeying other regulations.

Winter parking

Do not park on the street during a snow event at any time of day or night, even with a parking permit. Parking on the street during a snow event can slow down snow clearing operations, and in some cases, it can stop all snow clearing on that street.

On-street parking permits are not valid during snow clearing operations and temporary parking passes will not be re-issued for another day. If you park on the street during a snow event, your vehicle may be ticketed or towed. 

Metered parking and municipal parking lots

Metered parking

Metered parking is available in downtown Bowmanville. You will need to pay to park at the meters during the hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday. Outside of these hours, including weekends and statutory holidays, parking is free but limited to three hours. On-street parking is prohibited, all year round, between the hours of 3 and 5 a.m.

Municipal parking lots

Pay and display municipal parking lots are located in Bowmanville and Newcastle. You can park for free for the first two hours, and all day on the weekend. It is also free to park outside of the hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Find Municipal parking lots at the following locations:

  • 30 Division Street, Bowmanville
  • 132 Church Street, Bowmanville (east and west of the old fire hall)
  • 15 Silver Street, Bowmanville
  • 20 King Street East, Bowmanville (beside the Olympia)
  • 166 Church Street, Bowmanville (beside Bibles for Missions)
  • 49 Mill Street North, Newcastle
Accessible parking permits

Only vehicles with a valid accessible parking permit may park in accessible parking spaces.

Learn more about accessible parking permits.

Temporary Parking Passes

In Clarington, residents and visitors may request a temporary parking pass for up to seven days per calendar year, per licence plate. This is to accommodate last minute visitors and overnight guests.

During periods of snow clearing, temporary parking passes are not valid. Book your temporary parking pass the day you need it. If you book ahead and it snows unexpectedly, your permit will not be re-issued for another day.

Parking enforcement and parking ticket payments

All drivers must obey parking regulations set in Clarington's Traffic By-Law. Parking Enforcement Officers patrol the streets of Clarington to ensure the parking regulations are enforced.

Parking ticket payments

If you have received a parking ticket, there are several ways you can pay.

Report a parking issue

To report a parking concern, please fill out the Report a Problem form.

Clarington road sign showing basic parking regulations


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