Parking is changing
New! We've moved from individual meters to pay stations – this is a pay-by-plate, pay-by-zone system. There will still be a mixture of paid, permit and hourly parking in parking zones.
New parking technology makes it easier to pay and allows you to pay using credit card, debit card, and smart pay. Payment is attached to your vehicle (by your license plate), not the parking space. This means your vehicle can move freely within the parking zone up to the time purchase or maximum time allowed.
Free 15-Minute Parking December 2-31.
Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 2, the Halifax Regional Municipality will be providing 15-minutes of free parking at paid parking locations for the month of December.
The purpose is to facilitate short-term pick-ups and loading while providing more flexibility for business owners and customers. This option is available through both the HotSpot app as well as the on-street pay stations. Residents can input the amount of time they will be parked in a parking zone, and the first 15-minutes will be automatically free.
Parking using a pay station for the first time? Follow these steps: