Download a map of parking in the downtown/waterfront area. Map is taken from the Town's Downtown Parking Guide and shows off-street parking plus metered parking.
The Main street, King Street and downtown core side streets are now metered parking - with a 15 minutes free period at the end. Shorter or longer periods are allowed but the 15 minute grace period is reduced pro-rata for less than an hour. The cost is $1 per hour. No time limit.
Two Hour Free Parking
Many with meters for longer; also available for permit parking. Effective all year.
Trinity Lot – access off Division Street (Trinity Church) - leads onto Swayne street lot (at back)
Covert Lot – access from Covert Street
Second Lot – access from Second Street
Hibernia Lot – access from Albert Street
(use where map says Permit Parking)
- Daily parking pass - $5.00
- Weekly Parking Pass - $15.00
- Monthly 30 day parking pass - $15.00 (any 30 day period) DBIA
- 6 month parking pass - $90.00 (any 6 month period)
- Twelve month parking pass - $180.00 (any twelve months)
To get a permit, go to the Finance Department in Victoria hall.
Three Hour Free Parking
Effective all year.
Victoria Square Lot - behind the town hall – access from Albert Street - No permit parking. This is the location of the Saturday Farmer's market.
All meters located at the waterfront are in effect from Victoria Day Weekend until Thanksgiving Weekend inclusive 7 days Monday - Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Pay and Display Locations:
$2.00 per hour for up to 8 hours.
- Charles Street Lot (Pay & Display)
- Division Street South (Pay & Display)
- Centennial Pool Lot (Pay & Display)
- Esplanade East & West Lots (Pay & Display)
- Paul Currelly Way (Pay & Display)
- McGill Street Lot (Pay & Display)
- Marina Lot (Pay & Display - or Marina permit)
Accessible Parking Permit:
Vehicles occupying accessible parking areas must display an original and current accessible parking permit issued by The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, or equivalent government agency (for out of province). Parking privileges available to persons with accessible parking permit vary with municipality. The Town of Cobourg recognizes permits at designated handicapped parking spaces, but does not permit parking in prohibited areas such as "No Parking" or "No Stopping zones", and paid parking applies.
Persons with accessible parking permits are still required to pay meter charges like anyone else.
Winter parking is in effect annually from November 1 to March 31 between 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on certain streets. For a list of streets that you cannot park on overnight, please see the Winter Parking By-law. However, it is only enforced if someone complains (call the Police at this number: 905-372-6821). Generally overnight (winter) parking is not allowed on "arterial and collector roads". Overnight parking is also prohibited in Municipal Parking lots (see list above).
Pay Parking Tickets Online
If you get a ticket, the Town makes it easy to pay although there is an additional 1.75% fee charged for paying online. Click here.