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Knowing where and when you can park in the city is important to make sure you get to where you need to be. There are many options and restrictions to make sure everyone can get around smoothly.

The Future of Accessible Parking

In the coming months, the City will be working with Edmonton’s Accessibility community, including the City of Edmonton’s Accessibility Advisory Committee to discuss ways that the City can improve accessibility and proximity for placard holders, including the impact the upcoming Automated Enforcement Program will have on placard holders.

As a part of this work, the City is currently in the process of identifying opportunities for immediate changes to increase the number of designated on-street accessible stalls, and explore technology options that enable placard holders to continue using courtesy parking in all EPark zones.

Join the Discussion

Contribute to the conversation about accessible parking, get involved in upcoming surveys, events and discussions.

Automated Enforcement Program and Accessible Parking Placard

Automated Enforcement Program

Currently, parking patrol officers manually write parking tickets for those who haven’t paid for parking. The City of Edmonton is working towards automating this process in EPark zones using a digital camera system that captures licence plate images to validate if a vehicle’s parking is paid. Under the new system, parking tickets will be mailed, rather than left on a vehicle’s windshield.

Why is the Automated Enforcement Program Important?

Automated enforcement parking technology is a more efficient way of dealing with parking violations and will improve Parking Enforcement’s ability to respond to citizen complaints and provide higher levels of parking enforcement services around Commonwealth Stadium events, Rogers Place and in residential communities surrounding festivals. It will also free up parking enforcement officers to deal with other important parking issues in the city such as around school drop-off and pick-up zones, in front of businesses, at accessible parking spaces, in residential areas, during rush hour tow-away times and during seasonal snow parking bans.

Designated Accessible Parking Stall Violations

If your vehicle is parked illegally in a designated accessible parking stall, you will be issued a $250 ticket and may face towing and impound charges.

No part of the vehicle may occupy any part of the stall designated for drivers with a Service Alberta Parking Placard for People with Disabilities. The City of Edmonton has a "zero tolerance" policy for vehicles illegally parked in designated accessible parking stalls.

Find out the cost, hours and where you can park.
EPark has several convenient ways to pay for parking with or without an account.
The City of Edmonton is exploring an automated solution to parking enforcement.

Pay traffic tickets online, by mail, or in person.

Parking Is Changing

In the coming months, you'll start to see some big changes in parking. We will be introducing:

  • Electric vehicle charging stations
  • Photo-enforced parking that enables officers to focus on your safety
  • New residential parking programs to help address increased parking congestion
  • Park and ride initiatives

Evolution of Parking

A Brief History of Parking

2018: Parking is Changing

Over the next year, you’ll start to see changes to how the City manages parking. The introduction of photo-enforced parking that enables officers to focus on your safety, the installation of curbside electric vehicle charging stations and the creation of new residential parking programs to help address increased parking congestion - these are just some of the ways that we’re working to bring parking management into the future.

For over seventy years, Edmonton’s growth has impacted the way we park - and the way we move. We’ve added bike lanes, new LRT routes and are seeing more people driving electric cars and using car-sharing services. If we want to remain a world-class City, we’ll need to keep making world-class advancements.

2016: EPark Replaced Coin Meters

In 2016, coin meters were replaced with the EPark system - giving drivers the flexibility to pay for parking with credit cards or on their smartphones.

1948: First Parking Meters Installed

Parking in 1948

We’ve been managing parking since the 1940’s. It was in 1948 that Edmonton installed its first parking meters downtown. Before then, people hitched their horses or parked their carriages and cars wherever they could - imagine the chaos.

For More Information

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