Paid parking is enforced from May 1 - September 30, from 10 am to 5 pm

The Municipality offers several parking lot locations throughout Central Elgin. The costs of the municipal paid lots are $4 hour, $20 per day, and if you have a trailer $30 per day.

Please view the map below for the parking lot locations throughout Central Elgin.

Electric Charging Stations

Ways to Pay

Honk App

Central Elgin has teamed with Honk to deliver secure, contactless payments to beachside parking in Port Stanley. The main beach parking lot, the west harbour parking lot, and the boat launch parking lot have all been upgraded with Honk's payment technology.

Visitors to Port Stanley can pay in one of two ways:

  1. Download the free Honk Mobile App from the AppStore or Google Play
  2. Tap your phone on tap-to-pay smart stations for a quick checkout experience

You can also purchase hourly or seasonal parking passes online by visiting the Online Honk Platform

Pay by Plate

Paying for parking with Pay by Plate take three simple steps:

  1. Customers park, walk up to any Pay-by-Plate machine
  2. Key in their license plate
  3. Make a payment by credit card or cash

Seasonal Passes

Central Elgin also offers seasonal passes from the months of May to October, for those frequently visiting the beaches. 

Type

Fee

Purchase

Single Vehicle

$100 + HST

 Buy a Vehicle Pass

Vehicle with Boat Trailer

$120 + HST

 Buy a Vehicle and Trailer Pass

Overnight Parking

Central Elgin offers residents Residential Overnight Parking Permits, to be exempt from the overnight parking ban during winter months, subject to specified terms and limitations. 

Apply For An Overnight Parking Pass

Costs depends on what category the applicant falls into. 

Category 1

A Category 1 Residential Overnight Parking Permit may be issued to the owner of eligible property for a specified vehicle if,
  • The property in respect of which the Residential Overnight Parking Permit is requested has less than two (2) on-site parking spaces, including any spaces located within a garage;
  • The property in respect of which the Residential Overnight Parking Permit is registered does not have the potential for creation of two (2) or more on-site parking spaces, including any spaces located within a garage; and
  • The property in respect of which the Residential Overnight Parking Permit is requested is not located within two hundred fifty (250) meters, measured by the “most direct” or “straightest” walking route, of a municipal parking lot maintained between the dates for which the Residential Overnight Parking Permit will be issued; provided that the said distance requirement shall not apply in circumstances in which the owner of the property in respect of which the Residential Overnight Parking Permit is requested possesses an accessible parking permit issued by the Ministry of Transportation for the discretion of the Director of Infrastructure and Community Services.

Cost for a Category 1 Permit is $100 (+tax), and is effective for one year from the date of issue.

Category 2

A Category 2 Residential Overnight Parking Permit may be issued to the owner of property not eligible for a Category 1 Residential Overnight Parking Permit.

Cost for a Category 2 Permit is $200 (+tax), and is effective for one year from the date of issue.

Parking FAQ

How can I pay my parking ticket?

A: Parking tickets can be paid by mail or in person at the Provincial Offence Office (POA) located at 480 Sunset Drive, St. Thomas.

Payments can also be made by phone at 519-631-1460 ext. 300 with credit card information.

For more information please visit the Elgin County Provincial Offences page

How do I dispute a ticket?

A: Please follow the directions on the ticket given.

How do by-law officers know that I have paid?

A: With this new technology, once by-law enforcement officers scan the license plate, the paid/unpaid status of vehicles will be displayed on their tablets. That's why it is no longer necessary to display the receipt on the dashboard.

Do I need to place the receipt on my dashboard?

A: No, with Pay by Plate it is not necessary to display the receipt on the dashboard.

Why does Central Elgin charge for parking?

A: Operating and maintaining a large public beach is costly. Central Elgin provides lifeguards and washrooms. The beach is raked regularly. Garbage and recycling cans must be emptied. Parking revenue helps fund these services.