Overnight Parking

Overnight parking is not permitted within city limits (By-law T-1, Sections 16.01 & 16.02)  In the winter months, the hours of this ban are extended.

Parking is not permitted on city streets between midnight and 7 a.m. from December 1 to March 31.  The ban is in effect whether there is snow or not.

As per Bylaw No. T-1, A By-law to Regulate Traffic, vehicle owners are reminded that there is $50.00 fine for not complying with the parking ban and that vehicles are towed at the owners’ expense.

Overnight parking restrictions

WINTER (December - March):

  • Between the hours of midnight and 7:00 a.m., no person shall park a vehicle unattended on city streets (citywide). This is to facilitate the effective work of snow removal.

In previous years, the City has attempted to contact vehicle owners before towing.  This slowed down snow plowing and snow removal operations.  In the interest of increasing speed and efficiency, and improving winter street quality, there will no longer be any attempts made to contact the registered owner of the vehicle before towing.

Residents are being encouraged to find alternate off-street locations to park their vehicles, so work crews can more quickly get to work if the weather changes. The City of Fredericton thanks residents for their cooperation in this matter.  For more information, consult our Frequently Asked Questions document under the Related Content Tab. 

SUMMER (April - November):

  • Between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m., no person shall park a vehicle unattended on city streets in the downtown.
  • Between the hours of 12:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. no person shall park a vehicle unattended on city streets in the remainder of the city.

Downtown is defined as the part of the city bounded on the northeast by the Saint John River, on the northwest by the northwesterly side of Smythe Street, on the southwest by the southwesterly side of George Street, and on the southeast by the southeasterly side of Church Street.

Think your vehicle has been towed? Call the Fredericton Police Force at 460-2300.