A private parking lot enforcement officer is authorized by Council in accordance with By-law 159-2008, to issue parking tickets to vehicles that are illegally parked on their private property as well as in designated fire routes and accessible parking spaces in their lots. It is the responsibility of the property owner to select an individual and apply to the City to appoint a private parking lot enforcement officer for their property and to make application to the City for approval. It is also the owner of the building's responsibility to obtain, install and maintain proper signage for by-law enforcement purposes.
If you would like to make application to enforce parking in your private parking lot, please follow the steps below and submit all information to the Clerks Office in City Hall, 1 Wellington Street:
Provide the legal name, phone number and current address of the person who wants to be responsible for enforcing parking in your lot. Also state whether this person is the owner or employee of the property owner. The property owner is required to obtain liability insurance coverage that specifically names the City as an additional insured. Below is a blank Certificate of Insurance to be completed by your insurer and returned to City Hall.
The person responsible for enforcing parking in your lot will need to get a Records Check from the Police Department in Stratford.
Once a decision has been made by City Council regarding this request, Agreements will be sent to you for signature by the signing officers of the property owner as well as the enforcement officer.
The private parking lot enforcement officer will be required to attend a mandatory training session before he or she can issue parking tickets. Please note that parking officers may need to attend court and provide testimony should a parking ticket be challenged.
Please submit all information above to:
The City Clerk's mailing address:
Corporate Services Department, Clerks Office
City of Stratford
City Hall, P.O. Box 818
Stratford, ON N5A 6W1