Parking in Halifax
The Parking Services Division is responsible for managing parking to balance the needs of residents, commuters, and visitors. We have rules and regulations about where you can park, the cost to park, and how to report parking-related issues.
The municipality now offers six different types of parking permits providing improved access to on-street parking to meet a diversity of customer requirements. By-law P-1200 "Respecting On-Street Parking Permits" effective Nov. 5, 2018 outlines the availability of the following permit types:
The new by-law only applies to residents who require on street parking and does not mean that all residents require a parking pass in order to park on the street. Depending on the area, there may be no signs requiring any type of permit.
The new zone-based residential parking system simply provides more parking options to residents who already required a permit for on-street parking. Zoning allows residents to find parking on other streets in their neighbourhood rather than being restricted to parking on their own street. This system also better accommodates residents who live on streets where some parking is displaced by construction, the installation of bike lanes and priority lanes for buses.
All existing, valid permits remain effective until they expire and residents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with their zone so they can take full advantage of the increased parking options.
What are the new parking zones?
Effective Nov. 5, 2018 permit parking on the peninsula will be divided into zones. Residential permits will be issued to a zone as opposed to a street block. Please refer to the zone map to determine your zone.