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Parking Control By-law

The By-Law Enforcement Department would like to inform all township business owners and residents of Parking Control By-law 7-95.

One question that is frequently asked is, “Can I park on or over my boulevard?”  Parking is prohibited on or over a boulevard even if the boulevard is in front of your house or business.  Please see the Parking Control By-Law 7-95 Section 3(1)(f).  The by-law states that, “No person shall on a highway stop, park or leave a vehicle standing in any of the following places:  Parked on or over a boulevard” (see pictures below).  The by-law can be found on the by-law section of our webpage
.  The fine for parking on or over a boulevard is $50.00. 

Incorrectly Parked on Boulevard.               Correctly parked on the street.

photo of car                                  photo of car

Another common violation is parking on the street facing the wrong direction of traffic.  This parking violation can be found in Section 3(13).  The fine for parking facing the opposite direction of traffic is $50.00.  If you have any questions regarding parking and enforcement of parking please refer to the by-law page and familiarize yourself with the By-Law. 

School Parking

Please be advised the Township of Zorra parking restrictions have changed on McCarty Street in Thamesford at the Thamesford Public School.

  • No parking/standing will be permitted on the North side of McCarty Street, commencing at the intersection with Allen Street, and continuing westerly to the intersection with George Street.
  • No parking/standing will be permitted on the South side of McCarty Street commencing at the intersection with Allen Street, and continuing westerly to the intersection with George Street from September 1 to June 30 of each year between the hours of 8:30am–9:00am and 3:00pm–4:00pm.

Winter Parking

Please be advised that the winter parking restrictions will be enforced every year starting November 15th and remain in place until March 31st.  For snow removal purposes, parking is not permitted on any road or street from 1:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. 7 days a week during this period.  Any vehicle owner found in violation of this by-law could be fined or have their vehicle removed/towed at owners expense.   The set fine for this violation is set at $50.

Recreational Vehicles (RV's)

Please be advised that Subsection 5.28.4 of the Zoning By-law has been amended (2017) to reflect the following:  

To permit the temporary storage of recreational vehicles in residential zones from May 1 – October 31 in the front yard, provided that the recreational vehicle does not exceed 29.5ft in length and does not impede on sight lines. 

Recreational vehicles includes, boats, snowmobiles, motor homes, and trailers for the hauling of snowmobiles or boats.  You may store a recreational vehicle year round in a garage, carport, or on the interior side yard or rear yard provided that it is stored a minimum of 3.3 ft to the rear lot line or interior side lot line.