City of Sarnia Municipal Parking Lots

Bayshore Lot #1
Free Parking
Located on Front Street North near London Road

Front Street Lot #11
Permit
Monthly Permit Parking Only (Daytime Only)*
Located on George Street & Front Street

Charlotte Street Lot #3
Monthly Permit (Daytime and Overnight)*
Located on Charlotte Street between Vidal Street N. and Christina Street N.

Lochiel Street Lot #10
Monthly Permit Parking Only (Daytime and Overnight)*
Located on Lochiel Street (west end, waterfront)

Parkway Lot #8
Hourly Pay & Display (19 Spaces)
Monthly Permit (Daytime and Overnight)*
Located at 157-165 Christina Street N.

CNR Lot #4
Monthly Permit Parking Only (Daytime and Overnight)*
Located on Front Street at Ferry Dock Hill

Vendome Lot #6
Hourly Pay & Display (19 Spaces)
Monthly Permit (Daytime and Overnight)*
Located on Front Street between Cromwell Street and Davis Street

Victoria Street Lot #9
Free Parking
Monthly Permit parking (Daytime and Overnight)*
Located on Victoria Street between Cromwell Street and Davis Street

Julia Street Lot #7
Hourly Pay & Display (21 Spaces)
Monthly Permit (Daytime and Overnight)*
Located on Julia Street and Davis Street

Mitton Street Lot #5 – Free 2 Hour Parking
Located at 135 Mitton Street S.

*Monthly permits provide a guaranteed parking space. For availability and purchasing, please contact Customer Service at 255 Christina St N., by email at customerservice@sarnia.ca or 519-332-0330 ext. 3131.

***Municipal parking lots are free to park in from 6:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Monday-Friday and weekends, excluding permit spots.

Monthly Permit Parking Passes
Per Fees for Service:
**Prices Include HST
Residential Overnight Parking Pass in Municipal Parking Lots
(Charlotte, Vendome, Julia, Mitton, Parkway, Lochiel, Victoria, CNR)
Per Month
$75.15
Daytime Passes 1 Month6 Months12 Months
Victoria Lot Only $25.99$132.21$257.64
Charlotte Lot, Vendome Lot, Julia Lot, Mitton Lot, Parkway Lot, Lochiel Lot, CNR Lot $59.89$309.06$600.60

Current parking pass holders must renew their parking pass within the first three business days of the month following expiry. After the three business days have passed, the parking spot becomes available for purchase. Visit Customer Service at 255 Christina St N., Sarnia, ON.

Downtown merchant parking passes are available for purchase in Customer Service at 255 Christina St N., Sarnia, ON. The Merchant Loading Zone Pass is available for downtown merchants to use in areas marked Commercial Loading for up to 30 minutes 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Saturday. Each business can have only 1 pass, after completing the required waiver.

Overnight Parking

Overnight parking of licensed personal automobiles and motorcycles on residential streets is allowed between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. from April 1 to November 30, annually. These vehicles can park on the street for a maximum of 12 hours. This is to keep the continue flow of traffic within the City moving and avoids vehicles being left on the roadways for days at time not moving.

Please note, there are no overnight parking options available from December 1 to March 31. On-street parking is not permitted between 2:00 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. during this time.

Parking Concerns

The City does not regulate visitor parking requirements for private property. Questions on the number of parking spaces required at a building should be directed to Planning@sarnia.ca.

Use the contact us form and select “By-Law Enforcement” to connect with us regarding any parking concerns.

Accessible Parking Permits

Accessible Parking Permits are obtained through the Province. Please use the following links:

Accessible permit holders may use the accessible spaces in metered City parking lots for a duration of two hours, free of charge. After the two hours the vehicle will be required to relocate or will receive a fine.

Recreational Vehicles

Recreational Vehicle (RV) Parking & Dumping

Visiting in your RV for Days at a Time?
There are no RV Sanitary Dumping stations in the the city. You will need to visit a nearby campground for RV dumping.
If you are visiting a Sarnia resident they may agree to let you park in their driveway, see guidelines below. Otherwise you will need to park at a Camp Ground.

Sarnia Residents RV Parking
Below is a guide to successful planning before bringing your recreational vehicle home for the summer!

May 1 – October 31:
Residents may park their RVs on their driveways in the front yard of the property during this warmer seasonal time. They may also keep them parked in their side yard or in the rear yard provided, they are parked on a hard surface and are 0.6 metres away from the lot line or sidewalk.

November 1 – April 30:
Residents may not park their RVs on their driveways in the front yard of the property during this winter period. They may keep them parked in their side yard or in the rear yard provided, they are parked on a hard surface and are 0.6 metres away from the lot line. If parking on their property cannot be accommodated, they are required to find parking in a private lot off-site.

RV Parking Locations