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Winter Conditions : On Street Parking Temporary Overnight Snow Bans

The Commissioner of Transportation & Environment Services (the “Commissioner”), or his designate, may declare a snow ban for all or any of the streets of Saint John when it is necessary for the safe and efficient removal or movement of snow or ice, or snow and ice that has accumulated on such streets.

Once a parking ban has been declared, no person shall park a vehicle, other than an authorized emergency vehicle, on the streets of Saint John where the parking ban is declared between the hours of 11:00 p.m. (South Central Peninsula) and 12:00 a.m. (North, East and West) of the day on which the Commissioner, or his designate, has declared the ban and 7:00 a.m. the following day. Any vehicles remaining on a street when the parking ban is in effect will be ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s risk and expense

Temporary parking bans allow plow crews to push snow back to the curb on all streets to maintain access through all streets, especially narrow ones, by emergency and private vehicles throughout the winter. Getting the snow pushed back makes it possible to then allow alternate-side parking to be close to the curb, keeping the street open.

Public notification will be provided no later than 3:45 p.m. the day of the ban, and will be done through the following:

  • Recorded Information Line – 658-4040
  • News Media/Radio Announcements
  • City of Saint John website - www.saintjohn.ca
  • E-mail –  To register for e-mail updates, please click here

For further information on Temporary Overnight Snow Parking Bans, please call: 658-4455

Off-Street Parking Options During Declared Snow Bans

Designated Saint John Parking Commission Lots

In order to minimize the inconvenience for residents who do not have access to off-street parking, the Saint John Parking Commission has agreed to allow overnight parking in a number of designated parking lots on occasions only when the snow ban has been declared.

  1. Corner of Princess and Canterbury Street (entrance on
    Canterbury Street)
  2. Corner of Duke and Sydney Street
  3. Peters Street
  4. Carmarthen Street (Vineyard Church)
  5. Mecklenburg Street at Wentworth
  6. Corner of Charlotte and Queen Street at Key Industries (entrance on Queen Street)
  7. Water Street at Coast Guard (behind Cost Guard building)
Refer to map for snow ban parking lots (Numbered 1 to 7)

Please click here for PDF map

Saint John Parking Commission Winter Snow Ban Parking Lots

Residents are permitted to park in these lots beginning at 6:00 p.m., and must have their vehicles removed by 7:00 a.m. the following morning to allow for snow clearing operations and to allow access for our monthly parking customers. (On Saturdays and Sundays, vehicles must be removed by 12 p.m.)

Any unauthorized vehicles remaining in these lots after 7:00 a.m. (Monday to Friday) or 12 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday) are subject to being towed at the owner’s risk and expense.

Peel Plaza Parking Garage

An overnight rate of $5.00 is being offered to South/Central Peninsula residents who wish to use this parking garage during declared snow bans. This rate is valid only between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.  If your vehicle is parked in the garage before or after the specified hours, you will be charged the regular parking rates.

No overnight parking in metered areas year round

No person shall park a vehicle between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and
7:00 a.m. in any parking space in which either a parking meter or a pay and display machine is installed.


Saint John Parking Commission
(506) 658-2970
11th Floor, City Hall

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