By-law 270-2004, as amended, is the City of Brampton’s comprehensive Zoning By-law. The Zoning By-law contains provisions that regulate the permitted uses of land (e.g. commercial or residential) and the required in each zone. The goal of the City’s Zoning By-law is to create harmonious neighbourhoods and communities by ensuring that adjacent land uses are compatible.

Oversized motor vehicle

An oversized motor vehicle is any vehicle that is more than 2.6 metres (8 feet 6 inches) high or greater than 6.7 metres (22 feet) in length. External attachments are included in the measurement of height (top of vehicle to top of grade) and length(end to end). In general, they are excessively heavy for many residential driveways, they may leak fluid(s), and they may generate loud noises when starting up and or running, possibly disturbing your neighbours.

The zoning By-law does not permit the parking or storage of an oversized motor vehicle on any property in the City unless one of the following exceptions applies:

  • the vehicle is being used to make a delivery or provide a service on the property
  • the vehicle is accessory to a permitted use of the property with the exception of a home occupation
  • catering vehicles
  • tow trucks
  • the vehicle is a small school bus or bussing van( maximum of 5 rows of seats for passengers) which is permitted to be parked on a property between 9 p.m. Sunday and 4 p.m. Friday from September 1 to June 30 of each year

Unauthorized Parking

The Zoning By-law states that no vehicle can be parked in a front or exterior side yard.

Recreational Vehicles

Also, Traffic By-law 93-93 states that large vehicles or detached trailers are not permitted to park on the street in a residential area unless they are making a delivery or providing a service. A parking consideration can be obtained for a large vehicle, which is designed for recreational use. This includes motor homes or vehicles that are towing trailers with a recreational purpose. Parking considerations can be obtained for 14 days each calendar year, per licence plate. Detached trailers parked on the street are not eligible for a parking consideration and will be ticketed. All other parking offences will be enforced.

Contact By-law Enforcement

By-law Enforcement, Property Standards and Licensing Divisions

Flower City Community Campus
8850 McLaughlin Road South, Unit 2
Brampton, ON L6Y 5T1

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Contact By-Law Enforcement

Dial 3-1-1 (within City limits)
905.874.2000 (outside City limits)
905.874.2130 (Teletypewriter or Text Telephone)

Emails received after business hours will be responded to the next business day.