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Street Parking FAQs

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Read through the FAQs below to learn more about street parking rules in Sidney. If you have a question that is not answered on this page, please email bylawenforcement@sidney.ca or call 250-656-4502 for more information.

What does a yellow curb mean?

A yellow curb means “No Parking” at any time.

What does a white curb mean?

A white curb indicates a Loading Zone. It is to be used by vehicles making deliveries. Dates and times the Loading Zone is in effect are posted on the signs. No parking is allowed.

What does a red curb mean?

A red curb means “Bus Zone” and is only to be used by buses. No parking or stopping is allowed.

How long can I park in a residential area?

Unless otherwise marked, the maximum time allowed to park on the street in residential areas is 24 hours.

How close to a crosswalk can I park?

No closer than 6 meters (19.6 feet) on either side of the crosswalk.

How close to a fire hydrant can I park?

Fire hydrants in Sidney have yellow paint on the curb or street to define the “No Parking” area. Parking here will result in your vehicle being towed.

How close to another vehicle can I park?

No closer than 1.2 meters (3.9 feet).

How close to a residential driveway can I park?

No closer than 2 meters (6.5 feet). If your vehicle is blocking a driveway, it will be towed.

I parked downtown in “Limited Time Parking” and I moved my car, so why did I get a ticket?

When parking in “Limited Time Parking” (eg. 2 hours, 3 hours, etc.) you must move your vehicle to a new block to park once your time is up. Moving your vehicle forward one or two spots or to the other side of the street is not sufficient and will result in a parking ticket. If you park in a limited time parking spot, leave, and return back to the same block within the posted time limit for that area (e.g. 2 hours), you may be ticketed.