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Parking signs on Princess Street

Tickets and Enforcement

Parking fines depend on the specific parking infraction, and generally go up as time passes from the date of issue--so it pays to take care of your ticket quickly. 

Violation

Paid within 15 days

Paid between 16 and 30 days

Paid after 30 days

Expired Meter/Pay & Display

 $20

 $25

 $50

Overtime Parking/ Time Restricted Zones

 $30

 $40

 $65

No Parking Zone

 $30

 $40

 $65

Alternate Side Parking

 $30

 $40

 $65

Snow Ban Parking

 $30

 $40

 $65

Commercial Loading Zone

 $50

 $75

 $100

Handicap Space

 $125

 $125

 $125

Official Parking
(Authorized Vehicles Only)

 $30

 $40

 $65

Parking in Excess of 4 hours (applies to spaces not controlled by parking device or sign)

 $30

 $40

 $65

No Overnight Parking at Meters

 $30

 $40

 $65

Parking at covered meters

 $30

 $40

 $65

Bus Zone

 $50

 $75

 $100

 

Four ways to pay your parking ticket

Online

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Mail

Cheque or money order payments, along your with your parking ticket, can be mailed in an envelope to: 

City of Saint John Payment Centre 

P.O. Box 1971 

Saint John, NB E2L 4L1

By phone

You can pay your ticket over the telephone by VISA, MasterCard, or American Express.

(506) 658-4455

Mon - Fri 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

In Person

Our payment centre is located on the ground level of City Hall. You may pay by cash, cheque, money order, Interac, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Amercian Express).

Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Process for unpaid tickets

  • Approximately 17 days after a ticket is issued, a parking ticket reminder is mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle.
  • Approximately 30 days after a ticket is issued, a summons is processed and sent to the registered owner of the vehicle, providing an appearance date for traffic court.
  • If the registered owner does not appear in court for a plea, the ticket is dealt with at an ex-parte hearing which is held approximately 45 days after the original court date.
  • If payment has not been received by the ex-parte hearing date, a ticket can either be sent to warrant in the case of parking meter tickets where the person may be arrested or in the case of a Traffic Ticket, a notice of default may be issued and his/her driver's license suspended.
  • Unpaid Traffic Tickets that have gone to Notice of Default must be paid at the Provincial Department of Motor Vehicle or Service N.B. office.
  • Unpaid Parking Meter Tickets that have gone to warrant must be paid at the Provincial Court Office, 10 Peel Plaza, Saint John, New Brunswick. Police have the authority to place any person under arrest who has not paid their outstanding parking meter ticket warrants. The person who is picked up by the police officer for an outstanding warrant will be taken to the Saint John Regional Correctional Centre to either make a payment or payments or to serve jail time.