The County of Prince Edward administers approximately 360 parking spaces in downtown Picton. These spaces include 125 on-street Pay and Display parking spaces, as well as 119 Pay and Display parking spaces in the municipal parking lot on Market Lane. The County also offers free parking in municipal lots at 55 King Street and on Mary Street.
In Wellington and Bloomfield, free parking spaces are available along Main Street in those towns, for a maximum stay of two hours.
Parking Options in Downtown Picton
Pay and Display parking is available along Picton Main Street between Bridge Street and Chapel Street, as well as on Elizabeth Street, King Street, and Ross Street at a cost of $1.00 per hour. Payment is required Monday-Friday between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm.
To ensure that more people have access to convenient, on-street parking spaces, the maximum length of stay in these spaces is two hours. If you require parking for a longer stay, you are encouraged to park in the Pay and Display lot in Market Lane or the municipal lots on King Street and Mary Street.
Off-Street Parking - Municipal Lots
Pay and Display parking is available in Market Lane for $0.50 per hour.
Free parking is available in the municipal lots located at 55 King Street and on Mary Street. The King Street parking lot features a high-capacity electric vehicle charging station. Visit the ChargePoint website to learn more about the service.
Pay & Display Payment Options
Pay and Display parking stations are conveniently located approximately 20 meters apart. The machines will accept coins, credit cards and non-PIN debit cards. Payment instructions are posted on each parking station.
Customers can also pay for parking using their smartphone. Download the free MacKay Pay app through your mobile device’s App Store or visit mackaypay.com. Using the app, enter the zone number – 3221 for on-street parking or 3222 for Market Lane parking lot – followed by your vehicle information and length of stay.
Visit mackaypay.com for more information or download the documents below for detailed instructions and answers to commonly asked questions.
On-street Parking - Residential Areas (No Meters)
On-street parking is available in residential areas in Picton and throughout the County of Prince Edward, subject to restrictions set out in the County’s Parking By-law. Areas with parking restrictions are clearly signed. Drivers are encouraged to read on-street parking signs carefully to determine if and when parking is permitted. Vehicles parked in contravention of the posted signs will be ticketed.
Feed the Meter Campaign
Each holiday season, the municipality participates in the Feed the Meter campaign to raise much needed funds for student nutrition programs in Hastings and Prince Edward counties. Parking is free in three local communities: Picton, Trenton and Belleville. All funds collected in meters are donated to support the Food for Learning programs in local schools. In 2018, the County raised $2,881.35. Read more about the results of the campaign.
Visit the Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation website for more information about the Food for Learning program.
The County of Prince Edward has designated accessible parking spaces throughout the municipality – on streets, in municipal lots, and on private property. Accessible parking spaces are clearly identified and designated with a sign. Accessible parking spaces are for exclusive use of a vehicle displaying an accessible permit. There is a $300 minimum fine for parking in an accessible space without displaying a proper accessible parking permit. Visit the Service Ontario website for more information on obtaining an accessible parking permit.
In addition to designated accessible parking spaces, the County of Prince Edward offers free parking in Pay and Display parking spaces in downtown Picton for vehicles displaying an accessible parking permit. The vehicles are still subject to any maximum length of stay restrictions for the spaces.
A vehicle displaying an Ontario veteran licence plate is permitted to park without payment in an on-street Pay and Display space or in a Market Lane parking space.
Winter Parking Restrictions
To ensure roads are cleared as efficiently as possible, an overnight parking ban is in effect on all County of Prince Edward roads from December 1 until March 31 the following year, between the hours of 2 am and 6 am.
Paying a Parking Ticket
You can pay your parking ticket online or by visiting the municipal offices at Shire Hall (332 Picton Main Street) Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 5 pm.
All fees, fines, restrictions, and lengths of stay are subject to change. Please be aware of notices posted to the County of Prince Edward’s website and posted signage or notices at meters for up-to-date information.