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HRM’s Overnight Winter Parking Ban

In Effect on December 14th

(Monday, November 30/09) - HRM would like to advise residents that the overnight winter parking ban will come into effect in the Urban Core on Monday, December 14th. The parking ban restricts on-street parking each night from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. This means that within the service core, no vehicle can be parked on the street during these times. The fine amount is $50 if paid within 60 days and $82.96 after that.


HRM's Urban Core includes Halifax, Timberlea, Bedford, Sackville, Fall River, Beaverbank, Dartmouth, Cole Harbor, Westphal, and Eastern Passage.

Reminder: a vehicle left parked overnight on December 13th will be in violation.

In times of heavy snowfall on days leading up to December 14th, HRM asks residents to please not park on the streets as it interferes with snow clearing operations. Residents are reminded that Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act provides that parked vehicles obstructing snow removal or winter maintenance operations may be removed at the owner’s cost, regardless of time or date.

In the event of a snow storm, HRM asks that residents please allow 12 hours after the end of the snowfall for crews to plow main roads and bus routes and 24 hours for residential and rural streets. For sidewalks, please allow 12 hours on main routes, 18 hours on school and bus routes and 36 hours for sidewalk clearing on residential and rural streets.

HRM thanks you for your cooperation and patience during and after snow events. Working together we can have a safe and enjoyable winter season.

For more information on winter parking legislation, service standards, driving/parking solutions, HRM’s Smart Trip program, frequently asked questions and more, please visit us at and click on the snow information icon, or call 490-4000.


Michaelyn Thompson
HRM Corporate Communications



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