Use free 15-minute curbside pickup parking spots in Downtown Cornwall and Le Village!

Notice: no public parking at two downtown lots - learn more.

Free 2-Hour Parking

  • Effective immediately, parking is free for the first two hours in Cornwall. This includes on-street parking and municipal lots.
  • Residents MUST register their vehicle for complimentary two-hour parking at the on-street pay-by-plate machines if these are nearby.
  • They may also use the WaytoPark App.
  • If no pay-by-plate machine is nearby, and residents choose not to use the app, registration is not mandatory. By-law enforcement officers will inspect regularly and enforce when necessary.
  • Note: motorists must respect parking time limits posted on street signs where applicable. Paid boat trailer parking at Lamoureux Park is not included in 2-hour free parking.

The City of Cornwall provides municipal parking in the Downtown and Le Village commercial areas through a combination of on-street metered parking spots and parking lots.

Click here for parking maps for the Downtown area and for Le Village.

 Paid parking at Lamoureux Park boat launch

Boaters parking their trailers at the Lamoureux Park boat launch must pay for parking.

Payment can be made by...

  1. Ordering a monthly or seasonal permit online. When purchasing permits online, please have license plate information and credit card ready. Permit holders may register a maximum of three plates.
  2. Purchasing a daily permit at the on-site parking machine.
  3. Purchasing at the Civic Complex’s Building and By-Law department on the 2nd floor at 100 Water Street East.

Cost for boat trailer parking permits is $10 a day, $40 a month, or $100 a season.

In 2019, purchases of day permits could be credited towards the purchase of a monthly or seasonal pass. In 2020, credits are no longer possible.

Boat trailers and the vehicles towing them must park in designated boat trailer areas. Cars will not be required to pay for parking, and must not park in boat trailer areas. The area in question is the east parking area behind the RCAF wing. Overflow parking on the grass is permitted but parking fees must still be paid. Please click here to view a map for details about the location.

Revenues from boat launch parking fees contribute to boat launch improvements. In 2020, the City is installing new docks at Lamoureux Park and Guindon Park boat launches.

 On-Street Metered Parking

Several municipal parking lots are available for use within the Downtown and Le Village areas.

The parking lots offer Pay by Plate parking for $1 per hour, and there is a maximum length of stay of 12 hours. The pay by plate parking is a paperless system that works by using a vehicle licence plate number rather than a paper ticket. Receipts are optional.

Residents parking in the Pay by Plate stalls and parking lots are required to pay during the hours of 9 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday.

The fine for parking with no ticket displayed or an improperly displayed ticket is $25.

If you observe a parking meter or Pay & Display machine that isn't working properly, please contact the Building and By-law Department at (613) 930-2787 ext. 2225.

 Paying a Parking Ticket 

Parking tickets can be paid in-person at the Building and By-Law Department office on the second floor of the Cornwall Civic Complex (100 Water Street East) during regular business hours.

For added convenience, there are three yellow deposit boxes in the City where residents can deposit their parking ticket payments. The boxes are located at the Cornwall Community Police Service headquarter station (340 Pitt Street), the Civic Complex (west side of front entrance, at the bottom of the stairs) and in front of the parking lot at 342 Montreal Road.

You can also pay online by clicking here.

 Parking Violations and Fines

Offence  Fine
Parked at an expired meter $25
No ticket displayed   $25
Improperly parked - more than 15 cm from curb - one-way street  $30
Improperly parked - wrong angle  $30
Parked in excess of posted time limits  $25
Parked in excess of time limits - loading zone $30
Parked at meter - excess of time limits  $25
Parked more than 12 hours - attendant lots  $30
Parked where prohibited - obstructing driveway or laneway  $30
Parked where prohibited - within 3 metres of a hydrant  $30
Parked where prohibited - within 9 metres of an intersection  $30
Parked - excess of 24 hours $30
Displaying vehicle for sale on street  $30
Parked where prohibited by sign $35
Parked on street - 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. - Nov. 15 to March 31  $30
Unauthorized parking - private property  $30
Parked in public laneway $30
Parked - interfering with maintenance  $30
Vendor stopped in excess of time limit $30
Improperly parked - parking lot $30
Improperly parked on street $30
Parked in accessible parking zone $300
Parked in accessible parking zone - in excess of time limit $50
Improperly parked - one way highway - too far from edge of roadway $30
Parked on boulevard $30
Obstructing snow removal $50
Obstructing highway clearing $30
Parked heavy vehicle overnight - residential area $30
Parked in commercial vehicle loading zone $30
Parked in bus stop $30
Unauthorized parking - attendant lot $30
Stopped where prohibited - on or over sidewalk $40
Stopped where prohibited - within an intersection or pedestrian crossover $40
Stopped where prohibited - impeding flow of traffic $40
Stopped where prohibited - alongside stopped/parked vehicle $40
Stopped in bus stop where prohibited $35
Stopped in school bus loading zone $35
Stopped where prohibited by sign $35
Improperly parked - two-way highway - more than 15 cm from curb $30
Improperly parked - two-way highway - too far from edge of roadway $30
Parked in a fire lane $100
 Plate Denial

Provincial legislation allows municipalities to collect unpaid parking infractions through the Ministry of Transportation by requesting plate denial. The City of Cornwall is connected to such system and your license plate may not be issued by the Ministry of Transportation if there are outstanding fines. Also, at such time, an additional $20.00 is levied to each outstanding ticket in addition to already imposed fees and fines.

To enquire about the status of your unpaid parking tickets or to obtain general information regarding outstanding fines, please contact the Building and By-law Department at (613) 930-2787 ext. 2225.

 Accessible Parking

A registered accessible parking permit must be displayed in a vehicle using any designated accessible parking space. These spaces are signed with a regulation wheelchair symbol.

Applications and eligibility criteria for Accessible Parking permits are available from Driver and Vehicle Licence Issuing Offices (operated by the Ministry of Transportation) or Service Ontario.

Parking in one of these designated spaces without this permit could result in a $300 fine.

Residents with an Accessible Parking Permit are allowed to park in metered areas and municipal parking lots for free for a maximum of three hours.

 Free Parking for Veterans 
City Council has passed a By-Law permitting free parking for Veterans who have been issued special licence plates by the Ministry of Transportation. This provision applies to both on-street metered parking spots as well as municipal parking lots.

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Sylvie O'Rourke
Parking and Licensing Agent
100 Water Street East, Box 877, Cornwall ON, K6H 5T9
T.: 613-930-2787 ext. 2225
F.: 613-932-3236
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