The Town of Perth offers complimentary parking for two consecutive hours within a five hour period on downtown streets within the BIA, courtesy of the Downtown Perth Business Improvement Association. If you feel you would like to browse the Town for a longer period of time, municipal parking lots are convenient and inexpensive to use. Rates are $1.00 per hour.
Business Identity Card Annual Parking Permit Policy
The Town has received and reviewed requests for parking permits for contractors to permit their use of parking spaces for an extended period, thereby facilitating their business operations. The Town has used By-law # 3961, as amended, to establish loading zones at various locations in Town. Use of loading zones and parking spaces is a benefit which is currently provided to business by the taxpayer. As a result of further review of the request, a policy was drafted and approved by Council on March 21st, 2006 to include business in general, and is not limited to "contractors".
Business Identity Parking Policy
Overnight Winter Parking Restrictions
The Town of Perth enforces winter overnight parking restrictions in order to ensure the most efficient snow removal by Environmental Services staff. By-law No. 3961 indicates that "no person shall park a vehicle between midnight (12:01am) and 0600 hours (6:00am) during the period from November 20 to March 31 inclusive upon any highway or boulevard under the jurisdiction of the Town of Perth…" and goes on to indicate that "…no person shall park a vehicle between the hours of midnight (12:01am) and 0600 hours (6:00am) in any public parking lot….except for vehicles parked in designated areas displaying valid parking permits as described in Part IV(3)." Parking lot passes can be purchased from the Treasury Department at Town Hall. Police Services staff will ticket vehicles in contravention of this bylaw.
Parking Enforcement services are provided by the Corps of Commissionaires from Kingston under contract with the Town of Perth. The office is maintained within the Town Hall at 80 Gore St. East, and can be contacted by phone at 267-3311 extension 2245 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily.
Parking Enforcement on the streets is in effect from Monday to Saturday inclusive. Parking lot enforcement is from Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Parking infractions can be paid by cash or cheque by mailing or dropping off in person at Town Hall, 80 Gore St. East, Perth, Ontario K7H 1H9.