The City of Quinte West has approximately 425 parking spaces in the Trenton ward downtown core and surrounding business area. These spaces include 148 on-street metered spaces with the remainder located in 4 municipally owned and maintained parking lots equipped with Pay & Display machines.
In the Frankford ward core, there are approximately 71 non-metered parking spaces in total with 45 street parking spaces available and the remainder of the spaces located in the municipally owned and maintained parking lot located adjacent to the Post Office and across from the Municipal Office.
City of Quinte West By-law Enforcement, as part of Building Services in the Planning and Development Service Department, monitors, regulates and enforces parking activity in the City through the administration of City of Quinte West Parking By-law 12-124 (Consolidated) which details restrictions on where and when parking is permitted on all city streets.
Trenton Ward - Downtown Core
Click here to print diagram of Downtown Parking locations.
Street metered parking throughout the downtown core is available at a cost of $0.50 per hour. The maximum length of stay at any metered space is determined on the face of the meter which is in place to ensure that more people have the opportunity to use convenient, on-street parking spaces. If you require a longer stay than that indicated on the meter, you are encouraged to park your vehicle in a municipal lot.
Off-Street Parking - Municipal Lots
Half hour and up to Full Day Parking
Municipal lots (see diagram below) that can be used for quick stops or full day parking include the Balsam, Front, Market and Quinte Lots. The rate in those lots with Pay & Display meters are $0.50 an hour with a maximum stay of 9 hours.
Monthly Permit Parking
Monthly parking permits are available for the Balsam and Front municipal parking lots only at the monthly rate of $45.10 plus applicable tax.
Parking Permits are available for purchase at City Hall at 7 Creswell Drive, Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and are issued subject to the following guidelines and regulations.
- The use of any assigned parking lot shall be at the permit holder's risk.
- The City of Quinte West shall not be responsible for personal injuries or liability for loss resulting rom fire, theft, or damage to any vehicle or article left therein.
- Only one permit shall be issued per payment.
- The City of Quinte West will accept payments made in cash, debit, or cheque.
- Parking permits shall be clearly displayed at all times
- The City of Quinte West shall receive payment before permit expiry date, and if not paid the space will be considered vacated.
- Any vehicle that is parked with an expired permit, an improperly displayed permit, or no permit displayed will be ticketed.
- The City of Quinte West or the applicant reserves the right to cancel the permit with 30 days notice.
- This application is only effective for the space or location stipulated above.
- The permit holder shall not reassign the parking permit to any other person without the proper written consent from the City of Quinte West.
Please click here for information on applying for a Parking Permit.
Effective January 1, 2016 the City of Quinte West will honour the Veteran Poppy Plate for free parking at municipal parking lots and metered spaces within City boundaries. Poppy Plate Applications are available at City Hall as well as at Legion Branch 110, 19 Quinte Street, Trenton.
On-Street Parking - Residential Areas (No Meters)
There are no parking meters on City streets except in the Trenton ward Downtown Core. On-street parking is available in residential areas subject to restrictions regulated by By-law. Areas with parking restrictions are clearly signed. When parking, you are urged to be aware of and to read on-street parking signs carefully to determine if and when parking is permitted as the streets are signed accordingly. Vehicles that are parked in contravention of posted signs will be ticketed.
To ensure snow clearing operations can be completed effectively and efficiently, winter parking / overnight parking restrictions are in effect from December 1st of any year to March 31st of the following year. Snowplough operators try to ensure that City streets are plowed back to the curb, but obstructions such as parked cars, make this impossible. To avoid receiving a parking ticket and/or having your vehicle towed, please be aware that Parking Restrictions are in effect from December 1 to March 31 and parking is prohibited on all city streets, roads and municipal lots between the hours of 11 PM to 6 AM.
During a snowstorm, when snow clearing operations are underway, no stopping of a vehicle is permitted on any City street. Snow-clearing operations typically take place between 11 PM and 7 AM. There is a $75 fine for this offence and your vehicle may be towed. All expenses associated with the towing is the responsibility of the owner of the vehicle.
Please help us keep the streets clear and safe for everyone!
Parking spaces designated with a wheelchair symbol are reserved for persons with a registered accessible parking permit. The Accessible Parking Permit (APP) is issued to an individual or company and entitles the vehicle in which it is displayed to be parked in a designated Accessible Parking space. For permit issued to an individual, the person to whom the permit is issued must be transported in the vehicle and the permit must be visibly displayed on the dashboard or sun visor when it is parked in a designated parking space. Individual permit holders may use the permit in any vehicle in which they are travelling.
Designated accessible parking spaces are located throughout the City - on street, in municipal lots and in various private locations. Accessible Parking spaces are identifiable by the use of the wheelchair symbol painted on the asphalt and posted signs. All accessible spaces are clearly marked.
The set fine for parking in an accessible space without the proper permits or without the permit properly displayed is a minimum of $300.
To qualify for an APP, the individual must be certified by an APP program recognized health practitioner as having one or more of the following conditions:
- Cannot walk without assistance of another person or a brace, cane, crutch, a lower limb prosthetic device or similar assistive device or who requires the assistance of a wheelchair
- Suffers from lung disease to such an extent that forced expiratory volume in one second is less than one litre
- Portable oxygen is a medical necessity
- Cardiovasular disease impairment classified as Class III or Class IV to standards accepted by the American Heart Association or Class III or IV according to the Canadian Cardiovascular Standard
- Severely limited in the ability to walk due to an arthritic, neurological, musculoskeletal or orthopedic conditon
- Visual acuity is 20/200 or poorer in the better eye with or without corrective lenses or whose greatest diameter of the field of vision in both eyes is 20 degrees or less
- Condition(s) or functional impairment that severely limits his or her mobility
For more information on Accessible Parking Permits, please visit the Service Ontario website or visit your local Service Ontario Centre.
Now Available!! Online Payment of Parking Tickets
All fees, fines, restrictions and lengths of stay are subject to change. Please be aware of notices posted to the City's website and posted signage or notices at meters for up-to-date information.
Toys for Tickets Program
Parking Tickets eligible for the Toys for Tickets program are those issued from November 1st to November 30th in the City of Quinte West. Ticket holders are invited to bring a new toy that is of equal or greater value to the parking ticket to City Hall as payment.
Toys donated in lieu of payment for parking tickets must be:
- Age appropriate for 5 to 16 years old
- New and unwrapped in their original packaging
- Of equal or greater value than the amount owed on the parking ticket. A receipt that verifies the value paid must be presented at the time of payment. If the toy is valued lower than the parking ticket, the difference must be paid.
Recommended toys include Plush Toys, Cars & Trucks, Dolls, Games, Puzzles, Books and Knapsacks. All toys donated through the Toys for Tickets program will be distributed by the Kinsmen Toy Drive.
Toys must be dropped off at Quinte West Municipal Offices in Trenton or Frankford during regular business hours prior to the first week of December, 2016. Only parking tickets issued from November 1st to November 30th are eligible.