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Guide to Summer Parking

Parking in the summer is a bit different than parking at other times of the year. Paid parking returns to Picton’s downtown. Seasonal no-parking areas come into effect throughout The County. By-law staffing ramps up and all parking areas are more rigorously enforced. 

Seasonal no parking restrictions and paid parking at boat launches continue until October 31 (with the exception of County Road 27 which ends September 20)

Read below for FAQs about parking:

Payment is required to park in the following municipal parking areas as signed:

  • Picton Main Street 
  • Market Lane Parking Lot (Picton)
  • Municipal Boat Launches

All County-managed parking will be administered through Mackay Pay, including Picton Main Street, Market Lane parking lot in Picton and the boat launches throughout The County.

Download the Mackay Pay App to pay from your phone. 

In Town:
Parking in town can be paid with coins, credit card and non-PIN debit cards or the Mackay Pay App.

Parking zone numbers for Picton in-town parking are:

  • On-street parking: 3221
  • Market Lane parking lot 3222  

Boat Launches:
Between June 1 2021 and October 31 2021, payment is required to park at municipal boat launches. Parking at the boat launches is handled through the Mackay Pay App (no machines on site). This includes day use and seasonal passes. You can also obtain a seasonal parking pass for the boat launches in advance by contacting customer service: info@pecounty.on.ca / 613-476-2148 x 1023 for more info.

Parking Zone numbers for Boat Launches are:

  • Big Island 3223
  • Glendon Green 3224
  • HJ McFarland 3225
  • Mabel Kleinsteuber 3226
  • Northport 3227
  • Prinyers Cove 3228
  • Rossmore 3229
  • Wellers Bay 3230
  • Wellington Beach 3231

When paying through the Mackay Pay app or website, you will need to enter the payment “zone”

Picton in-town parking zones:

  • On-street parking: 3221
  • Market Lane parking lot 3222  

Boat launch parking zones:

  • Big Island 3223
  • Glendon Green 3224
  • HJ McFarland 3225
  • Mabel Kleinsteuber 3226
  • Northport 3227
  • Prinyers Cove 3228
  • Rossmore 3229
  • Wellers Bay 3230
  • Wellington Beach 3231

Contact the County’s Customer Service team for assistance (613-476-2148 x 1023 / info@pecounty.on.ca). Seasonal and day parking permits area available to pick at Shire Hall or the County’s Libraries if arranged in advance.

If you have access to the Internet, you can use the Mackay Pay website on your computer, or the Mackay Pay App before you leave home to purchase your day parking permit for the boat launches.

Parking Zone numbers for Boat Launches are:

  • Big Island 3223
  • Glendon Green 3224
  • HJ McFarland 3225
  • Mabel Kleinsteuber 3226
  • Northport 3227
  • Prinyers Cove 3228
  • Rossmore 3229
  • Wellers Bay 3230
  • Wellington Beach 3231

In Picton, The County offers free parking in municipal lots at 55 King Street and on Mary Street.

In Wellington, parking is free for up to two hours on sections of Main Street and on some side streets in the downtown core. The map below shows where 2-hour parking restrictions are in effect. Blue lines are 2-hour parking, red lines are no-parking areas:

Click the map to view in more detail.
This map was updated with the amendments to the Parking By-Law made on July 15, 2021. This map is a visual guide only. Look for signs and adhere to posted parking restrictions.

In Bloomfield, parking is free along Main Street for a maximum stay of two hours.

Seasonal no-parking zones are located at areas where roadside parking creates safety and trespassing concerns during the summer months.

See below for maps of all of the seasonal no parking zones.

Parking in these zones is rigorously enforced 7 days/week from May to October 31. The maximum penalty for parking in a seasonal no parking zone is $400.

You can pay your parking ticket online. You may also mail a cheque, drop a cheque or pay in person at the municipal offices at Shire Hall (332 Picton Main Street, Picton ON K0K 2T0). Please note that Shire Hall is closed to the public until the province-wide lockdown ends.

Cheques should be made payable to the “Corporation of the County of Prince Edward”

You may also dispute a parking ticket through the Administrative Money Penalty System.

RVs can only be parked overnight in official campgrounds.  Many campgrounds are listed on the Visit The County website.

You may park your own RV on your own property.

The “Use of County Parks and Recreation Areas By-Law” (By-Law 78-2021)  prohibits camping of any kind in County parks, beaches, and recreation areas.

The by-law also prohibits persons from charging or inviting the public for camping on private property that is not zoned for such use. 

Seasonal No-Parking Zones

Seasonal no-parking zones are enforced 7 days/week from May to October 31 (with the exception of County Road 27 which is enforced during the North Beach Provincial Park operating season, ending September 20). Red lines indicate no-parking at any time. Blue lines indicate no-parking during designated times. Double lines on the maps below indicate no parking on both sides of the road. Single lines on the maps indicate no parking on one side only. Maximum penalty for parking in a seasonal no parking zone is $400.

These maps have been updated with the amendments to the Parking By-Law passed on July 15, 2021.

These maps are a visual guide only – please look for and obey the parking rules posted on site.

Seasonal No-Parking Overview
Bakker Road (Hillier)
Huyck's Point (Hillier)
Winns Drive (Sheba's Island)
County Road 18 (Sandbanks)
County Road 12 & Lakeshore Lodge Rd
Salmon Point Road
County Rd 7 - Lake on the Mountain
County Road 13 (Little Bluff)