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Overnight Parking Ban Information

Winter is on its way! Overnight parking ban information for the City of Saint John

A reminder to residents that on-street parking is allowed during the winter months unless a parking ban is declared by the City or unless otherwise prohibited by on-street signage and the Motor Vehicle Act.

An overnight, on-street parking ban can be declared for the North, East and West parts of the City when snow clearing is required. This parking ban is referred to as the “North, East and West Temporary Overnight Parking Ban”.

The other on-street parking ban is on the South-Central Peninsula, where separate on-street parking bans will be declared by the City when snow clearing is required. This parking ban is referred to as the “South-Central Peninsula Temporary Overnight Parking Ban”.

Parking bans in the South Central Peninsula will typically be declared the day after a snow event, while bans for the North, East and West areas of the city will typically be declared two days after the snow event, as pushing back snow to the curb can be done more effectively following a storm.. The public will always be notified whenever a parking ban is called. 

Be in the know: 

The City will advise all residents through, local media, as well as the City’s Facebook and Twitter accounts when parking bans are declared. To receive notifications directly by email, we encourage all residents to sign up for City news and notifications here. 

You can also call the parking ban information line at 658-4040 to find out if there is a ban in your neighbourhood. Should a ban be declared, the City’s website, information line and local media will all be updated by 3:45 p.m.

How to prepare:

Residents have a responsibility to secure off-street parking and to seek information on when parking bans are declared.

If you rely on on-street parking in the North, East and West parts of the City, you must make alternate off-street parking arrangements.

If you live in the South-Central Peninsula, three off-street parking lots will be available for overnight parking only when a ban is in place. For a list of these lots as well as more information on parking bans, please visit 

The City thanks everyone for their cooperation as efforts are made to enhance the snow clearing service.

Here to help – For inquiries related to municipal services, contact the City of Saint John Customer Service Centre at (506) 658-4455, email or visit us in person on the Ground Floor of City Hall, 15 Market Square, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays), 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

The City of Saint John encourages residents to subscribe for emergency notifications as well as City news and information by visiting here.