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Midland's new 'Pay-by-Plate' parking system has launched, as of July 1, 2021

On July 1, 2021 the Town of Midland launched a new parking system for parking spaces downtown and in all municipal parking lots. The new system is a "pay-by-plate" system, meaning when you pay at the new parking meters you enter your licence plate number or, using the mobile app, scan the QR code at the machine or on parking signs throughout municipal lots and continue on your way. No need to go back to your car to put a ticket on the dash!​​

How to use the​ new ​Parking Meters - Instruction Guide​


Parkedin Mobile App

​Download the Parkedin Mobile App for free from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android).

Parkedin is a mobile payment method. With an accepted form of payment, customers can pay for parking using Parkedin by:

  • Downloading the mobile app;
  • Using the scan-to-pay option available at the parking facility​

How do I use the Parkedin app?

 Key Details on the new system

Graduated Enforcement

The Town of Midland will be applying a graduated enforcement education program until August 1, 2021.

Complimentary Parking Time

  • 15 minutes of parking will be complimentary for all street parking; or
  • 1 hour of parking will be complimentary for all municipal parking lots.

Complimentary parking may be used once per day (at either one on-street parking spot or one lot parking spot), per licence plate. Drivers will still be required to register at the parking meters.​​

What are the Parking Rates?

  • 25 cents/15 minutes.
  • $1/hour.​

Hours of Operation

Paid parking will be in effect using the following schedule:

  • Downtown streets & Municipal Lots: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
  • Harbour Lot: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.
  • Overnight parking remains free from April 1 to November 15.

What are my options for paying for parking?

The new machines offer convenient options for payment: 

  • ​Coin
  • Debit/Credit card
  • JCB
  • Google Pay
  • Apple Pay
  • Samsung Pay​

ParkedinTM Mobile App

Using the mobile app customers enjoy:

  • Paying by simply scanning a QR code with their phone at the parking meter, or at parking signs throughout municipal lots.
  • Receipt email upon successful payment.
  • Email alerts at 10 minutes left on your session.
  • A link in the receipt and email alert to extend/top up the parking session.​

Full details on the app can be found at: 

Using the Parkedin Mobile App

​ParkedinTM Mobile App

Using the mobile app customers enjoy:

  • Paying by simply scanning a QR code with their phone at the parking meter, or at parking signs throughout municipal lots.
  • Receipt email upon successful payment.
  • Email alerts at 10 minutes left on your session.
  • A link in the receipt and email alert to extend/top up the parking session.​

Full details on the app can be found at: 

What Zone ID# should I use when paying for parking?

​When paying for parking, please use the corresponding Zone ID# below for the lot or street* you're parking at.

*Please note that there are three street options: Midland Avenue, First Street, On-street (for all other street parking).


Zone​ ID#

​​Lot #1 - 301 First St.
​Lot #2 - 509 Bay St.
​Lot #3 - 521 Hugel Ave.
​Lot #4 - 476 Hugel Ave.
​Lot #5 - 260 Midland Ave.
​Lot #6 - 300 Midland Ave.
​Lot #7 - 526 Bay St.
​Lot #8 - 552 Bay St.
​Lot #9 - 201 Midland Ave.
​Lot #10 - 348 Midland Ave.
​Harbour Lot - 165 King St.
​On-Street - Midland Ave.
​On-Street - First St.
​On-Street - All other streets

How do I purchase Parking Permits?

Parking permits can now be obtained using the Interactive​ Parking Access Subscriber System (IPASS)​. The IPASS system allows users to register for permits on a monthly or annual basis, $30/month or $99/year.

Through IPASS, customers can register, pay and manage their accounts at any time – no need to visit the Municipal Office to acquire permits.

You can also phone 705-526-4275 ext. 2229 or email klacroix@midland.ca

 More Parking Information

Parking Tickets

Parking Tickets are issued by the Town of Midland's By-law Enforcement Officers, the Midland Fire Department and the Southern Georgian Bay O.P.P. The majority of the motoring public is very careful about where they park.  There are drivers, however, that are in a hurry, don't check where they have parked, or may be just taking a chance. Parking illegally not only causes an inconvenience to other drivers, it may also cause accidents.  Remember, you, as the owner of a vehicle, are responsible for that vehicle.

Should you receive a parking ticket, you have three options:​

  1. Pay a voluntary payment within seven days,
  2. Pay a set fine (larger amount) within 15 days,
  3. Plead not guilty ASAP within 15 days.

Should you not do anything within 15 days; your ticket will be sent to court.  You will not be notified of a court date.  The court will assess the ticket and should there be no errors found, you may be found guilty and the court will send you a notice of payment due.  If your payment is still outstanding after the payment due date, the court will send notice to the Ministry of Transportation and you will not be able to renew any license plates until the amount due is paid.  Any delay in payment also results in a higher fine from court costs, administration fees, etc.

Should you notify the Town of a not guilty plea, you will receive notice of trial date and you may present your case before the court.

Payment of Parking Tickets

​Payment of parking tickets may be made at the Municipal Office located at 575 Dominion Avenue, during business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday) via phone (Visa or MasterCard), by mail (Cheque) or in person (Cash, debit, credit). After hours, please use our fine box, located to the right of the main doors off of the Third Street entrance.

Veteran Plates

Those with Ontario Veteran License Plates can park for free at the parking meters and in our municipal lots. Please be advised that all other provisions of our parking by-law shall continue to be applicable.

Snow Removal

From November 15th to April 1st of each year, our snow removal parking restrictions come into effect.  Vehicles parked on any street or in a municipal parking lot are subject to being ticketed and towed from 12:01 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

This by-law section is strictly enforced in order to allow our Operations crew to remove snow from the streets and parking lots quickly and efficiently.  Please adhere to this by-law during the appropriate time frames.

Fire Route

Emergency vehicles and personnel need to respond at a moment's notice and must have free and unobstructed access. Illegally parked vehicles may prevent them from gaining access. Fire routes are generally found on private properties such as shopping malls, schools, townhouse complexes, condominiums, places of worship, nursing homes, hospitals, office buildings, and at public facilities.

$90.00 Set Fine

Parking Complaints

​The Municipal Law Enforcement Officer is available to consider any complaints or concerns regarding a parking infraction and is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. You are encouraged to make an appointment, although it is not required.

Accessible Permit Parking (APP)

​​Do not stand, stop or park a vehicle in a parking space for the disabled at anytime.

$300.00 Set Fine

It is illegal to park or stop a vehicle in an area designated as a parking space for the disabled without a permit.  The spaces do not require the symbol on the pavement, only a sign must be displayed. The sign is located adjacent to the parking space.

If you have a disabled permit, it is to be used only by the person to whom it was issued. That person must exit the vehicle while the space is being used.  The disabled person cannot stay in the vehicle and have a non-disabled person use the parking space while running errands.  Temporary permits can be obtained from the Ministry of Transportation for cases such as a broken leg. Please make sure that your Accessible Parking Permit including expiration dates are clear and visible on either the dash or the visor.

Metered Parking at APP Spaces

 There are 11 Accessible Parking Permit spaced located in the downtown core, 21 spaces located throughout the municipal parking lots and 6 located at the Town Dock. ​All Accessible Parking​ Permit spaces are metered.

​As per our Parking By-law 2021-24, No person shall park a vehicle in such a space unless an Accessible Parking Permit is visually displayed and unless a fee is deposited in the meter controlling such parking space.

APP Spaces in the Downtown Core, Municipal Lots and Town Dock

​There are approximately 6 Accessible permit parking spaces located Downtown Midland at metered spaces, 1 non-metered at the Post Office and a total of 22 free Accessible permit parking spaces throughout our Municipal parking lots. As well as 6 Accessible permit parking spaces located at the Town Dock.

Our Parking Rules

​Our parking rules are very similar as the parking rules found in the Highway Traffic Act, which regulates parking and other aspects of traffic for all highways in Ontario.  Also, by-laws are passed by Town Council to regulate parking. The parking regulations are consistent with others throughout the province.  Although every licensed driver is responsible for knowing the rules of the road, the Town also notifies drivers of our parking regulations in several ways. Signs are posted on our streets and parking lots and various forms of advertising occur throughout the year.


Park or Parking: When prohibited means the standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except when standing temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading and unloading of merchandise or passengers

Stand or Standing: When prohibited, means the halting of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers.

Stop or Stopping: When prohibited, means the halting of a vehicle, even momentarily, whether occupied or not, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a Police Officer, or of a traffic control sign or signal.

Do not park on private property without authorization. This includes shopping malls that have signs posted to regulate parking.

Contact Us

We welcome any suggestions you may have in order to make your shopping or visit to Midland a more pleasant one. Please contact us.

575 Dominion AvenueMidland, Ontario L4R 1R2

Phone: 705-526-4275

​MLEO ext. 2227

Parking Enforcement ext. 2229

Customer Service ext. 2255

Fax: 705-526-9971​

Email parking@midland.ca

 Parking Quick Links

Customer Support

Permit Parking through IPASS

Register for a parking permit using IPASS

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