Hamilton still waiting on $415K worth of unpaid parking tickets


Published May 12, 2023 at 10:47 am

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There has been an increase in the issuance of parking tickets to Hamiltonians in the past year.

According to the city, drivers received over 125,000 parking tickets last year, an increase from the numbers in 2021 and 2020. That being said, the city is still waiting on $415,166 worth of unpaid parking tickets, according to data obtained by insauga.com.

Parking violations generated a revenue of $5,369,429 for the city. However, there is still a $1,845,719 outstanding amount due to late fees on unpaid tickets.

As for where tickets are being issued, King Street West topped the list with the most number of parking infractions (5,072 vehicles ticketed). Around $201,669,60 was collected from individuals in the area, along with delayed payment penalties.

The location with the highest parking violation concentration is in the Westdale area, between Cline Avenue North and Forsyth Avenue North.

City of Hamilton traffic infractions data

The top three reasons for being ticketed were:

  • Unauthorized Parking – Private Property (90,572 tickets and $3.9 million in fines paid)
  • Park at Expired Parking Meter (74,906 tickets and $2.1 million in fines paid)
  • Park Exceeding Signed Parking Time Limit (74,465 tickets and $1.9 million in fines paid)

Despite the uptick in parking tickets in 2022, it’s not as high as the parking tickets that were issued in 2019(142,398) and the 141,765 tickets issued in 2018.

Drivers can pay for their parking tickets online or request to dispute the ticket by emailing [email protected] or calling 905-540-6000.

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