The City of Stratford offers over 800 parking spots in the downtown. The majority of the spaces are 4 hours meters, however, the meters around the outside of the downtown core are 12 hour meters.

Presently the parking rate is $1.00 per hour at the meters and the Market Place Pay by Plate machines. The Pay by Plate machines in the Lower Erie and Kalbfleisch Lots are $0.75 per hour.

Blue coloured meters are used to identify accessible parking spaces. Please display your permit when parking in these spots.

Pay By Licence Plate Communication

8 pay by licence plate machines have been installed in the City at the following locations:

  • Albert Lot – 1 machine
  • Erie Lot – 4 machines
  • George Lot – 1 machine
  • Kalbfleisch Lot – 1 machine
  • Market Place – 2 machines
  • St. Patrick Lot – 1 machine


The new Pay-by-Licence Plate units offer users a variety of advantages, including the ability to:

  • Pay by coin ($0.05, $0.10, $0.25, $1, $2) or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express);
  • Choose the option of a printed receipt; and
  • No longer need to return to the vehicle once payment has been made.

The new machines link every payment with a license plate number, therefore there is no longer a need to return to your vehicle for the purposes of placing a ticket on your dashboard.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pay By Licence Plate

Pay by Plate Terminal Coin Instructions

Pay by Plate Terminal Credit Card Instructions

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If you wish to make comments please send your email to City of Stratford Parking.