A gentle reminder to avoid receiving parking infractions


The City of Sault Ste. Marie and the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service reminds residents that with the warmer weather and snow banks beginning to melt, parking infractions are still being monitored and enforced proactively by the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service and Special Constables from NORPRO Security, a division of N1 Solutions Inc.

Motorists should keep the following in mind when parking vehicles in the city:

  • Under by-law 77-200-5(14), parking of vehicles on city streets is not permitted from
  • November 1 to April 30 between midnight and 6 a.m. Vehicles parked on the road during
  • this time may be towed at the owners expense.
  • Sidewalks should not be blocked at any time of the year.
  • Vehicles should not be parked in designated fire routes.
  • Vehicles should not be parked in an accessible parking space unless a Ministry of
  • Transportation accessible parking permit is displayed on the dashboard or sun visor with the permit number and expiry date clearly visible.
  • Under by-law 70-200-6 Schedule A, parking of vehicles on bicycle lanes on City streets including the newly created bicycle lanes is not permitted. Motorists found in violation may be issued a ticket. Please adhere to the No Parking signage.
  • Parking is not permitted on or partly on boulevards, especially on streets where bicycle lanes are present.
  • Vehicles should not be parked on city streets facing the wrong direction.
  • Vehicles should not be parked on private property without the consent of the owner or occupant.
  • Vehicles should not be parked within three metres of a fire hydrant.
  • Vehicles with expired license plates or without license plates are prohibited from parking on city streets.

If your vehicle is found to be in violation of any parking law and/or by-law, you may be issued a ticket and your vehicle may be towed at your expense.

To report a parking violation, contact:

NORPRO Security
Phone: 705-949-3227
Email: [email protected] or;

Sault Ste. Marie Police
Phone: 705-949-6300 ext. 9

The City of Sault Ste. Marie and Sault Ste. Marie Police Service thank motorists for their cooperation in keeping our streets safe.


  1. Or perhaps people need to be told what to do or not do because without the direction they do the wrong thing. No legal place to park your vehicle overnight where you’re going? Try an alternate means of transportation.

    • Sure. That always works out. Telling people what to do always results in them never doing the wrong thing. Legal or otherwise. You should be in charge.

  2. You would hope that considering the weather, and conditions as we move towards spring, earlier than expected, the City would adjust accordingly. The practice of leniency rather than enforcement is in the interest of the Public. Should a sudden storm come upon us without warning while several vehicles are impeding City work, then the implementation of said bylaw would be warranted. People live with enough restriction and are told what they can and cannot do every time they turn around. Perhaps adjusted focus would provide a perception of gratitude, if not simply for the allowance of stature.

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