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Overnight parking tickets will be handed out snow or no snow

'Despite the mild weather in recent weeks, the City's overnight parking restrictions are still in effect until April 15th'
North Bay residents who park on the street overnight can still get a parking ticket until April 15 even if the snow is completely gone.

Despite the lack of snow remaining, the City of North Bay by-law officers are still out in full-force handing out tickets for overnight parking violations.

Last week a source at Canada Post told BayToday he saw more than 15 overnight parking tickets early last Thursday morning while on his route in the north end of North Bay. 

Gord Young, communications director for the City of North Bay says motorists thinking of parking on the street should ignore the weather and focus more on the calendar. 

"Despite the mild weather in recent weeks, the City's overnight parking restrictions are still in effect until April 15th," Young told BayToday in an email.  

Of note, the parking ban goes until 7:30 a.m. and sources say tickets have been handed out around 6:45 a.m. last week. 

"Today's conditions demonstrate that winter weather can still occur, underscoring the necessity to maintain the restrictions to enable plows and other equipment to proceed with clearing operations."

According to the City of North Bay, overnight on-street parking bans are in effect Nov. 1 to April 15.

However, in all municipal lots, overnight parking bans are in effect from Nov.1 to March 31. 

See related: Overnight parking is back

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

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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