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Overnight parking ban lifted

The by-law is in place to facilitate snow removal during the winter months. 
The overnight parking ban was lifted at 11:59 p.m. on April 14. Photo by Chris Dawson/BayToday.

If you want to park your vehicle on the street overnight you can now do so without the risk of receiving a ticket as the overnight parking ban ended on April 14 at 11:59 p.m. 

According to the City of North Bay, overnight on-street parking bans are in effect Nov. 1 to April 15. In all municipal lots, overnight parking bans are in effect from Nov. 1 to March 31. 

See related: Overnight parking tickets will be handed out snow or no snow

The by-law is in place to facilitate snow removal during the winter months. 

However, the City's parking authority was under some scrutiny in late March when overnight tickets were handed out with most of the snow already gone. 

"Despite the mild weather in recent weeks, the City's overnight parking restrictions are still in effect until April 15th," Gord Young, the City of North Bay's communications director told BayToday in an email on March 31. 

By-Law 2014-037 prohibits the parking of vehicles:

  • in the Downtown Improvement Area (DIA) from 3 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.
  • on blocks containing cul-de-sacs and dead-end roads from 3 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
  • all other streets from 3 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.
  • on any city street within 12 hours of posting snow removal signs and within 24 hours of a snowfall during the period Nov. 1 to March 31, both inclusive.

By-Law 2011-234, Part 7 prohibits the overnight parking of vehicles on any municipal parking lot between the hours of midnight and 8 a.m. with the exception of:

  • Lot Oak 2 (designated areas only) with purchase of monthly rental pass for overnight winter parking
  • Lot McIntyre 4 (Parking Garage), Levels 1–4, which is free from 4:30 p.m. until 8 a.m. and weekends and holidays year-round with no pass or permit required 
  • areas designated by the parking supervisor.

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