City of Sarnia Municipal Parking Lots

Lot Name and LocationFree Parking and Hourly Pay & DisplayDaytime Permit Parking Overnight Permit Parking
Bayshore Lot #1
Front Street North near London Road
Free parking available dailyN/AN/A
Front Street Lot #11
George Street and Front Street
Free parking weekdays after 4:30 p.m., weekends and holidaysYes*N/A
Charlotte Street Lot #3
Charlotte Street between Vidal Street N. & Christina Street N.
Free parking in designated spots from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Yes*Yes*
Lochiel Street Lot #10
Lochiel Street (west end, waterfront)
N/A Yes*Yes*
Parkway Lot #8
157-165 Christina Street N.
19 Hourly Pay & Display spaces from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays with free parking available 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. and weekendsYes*Yes*
CNR Lot #4
Front Street at Ferry Dock Hill
N/A Yes* Yes*
Vendome Lot #6
Front Street between Cromwell Street and Davis Street
19 Hourly Pay & Display spaces from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays with free parking available from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. and weekendsYes*Yes*
Victoria Street Lot #9
Victoria Street between Cromwell Street and Davis Street
Free parking daily in designated sectionYes*Yes*
Julia Street Lot #7
Julia Street and Davis Street
21 Hourly Pay & Display spaces from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays with free parking available from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. and weekendsYes*Yes*
Mitton Street Lot #5
135 Mitton Street S.
Free 2 Hour ParkingYes*N/A

Overnight Parking Restriction: Parking is not permitted in any lot between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. daily, without an overnight parking permit.

*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.

Pay and Display Hourly Rate$1.05/hr
Monthly Permit Passes in Municipal Lots Per Fees for Service: **Prices Include HST
Overnight Pass
(Charlotte, Vendome, Julia, Mitton, Parkway, Lochiel, Victoria, CNR)
Per Month
$75.15
Daytime Pass1 Month6 Months12 Months
Victoria Lot Only $25.99$132.21$257.64
Charlotte Lot, Vendome Lot, Julia Lot, Mitton Lot, Front 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 to the public 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

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

Accessible Parking Permits

Accessible Parking Permits are obtained through the Province. Please use the following links Renew an Accessible Parking Permit and Apply for an Accessible Parking Permit. 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.

Veteran’s Parking

Veteran licence plate holders can park in metered City parking lots, free of charge. Additionally, there are Veteran parking spots in unpaid municipal parking lots at Bayshore Park, Germain Park, Pat Stapleton Arena, and Progressive Auto Sales Arena.

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