The municipality provides various levels of parking throughout its jurisdiction. These levels include parking lots, metered on- street parking, and on-street courtesy parking. The parking lots are located on Wilson Street, behind the Perth Museum, two locations on Herriott Street (behind and across from the library) and at the Downtown Parking Basin (Crystal Palace across from Town Hall).
The Town offers complimentary parking for two consecutive hours within a five-hour period on downtown streets within the Business Improvement Area (BIA) (where no meters exist), courtesy of the Downtown Perth BIA. If you see a meter by your vehicle it must be fed. Municipal parking lots are available for longer parking periods at a rate of $1.00 per hour.
The municipality operates an urban road network consisting of approximately 98 lane-kilometers of roadway. There are approximately 40 kilometers of sidewalks throughout the municipality. Eight large bridges are located throughout the municipality to convey traffic and pedestrians over the Tay River.
To report a pothole or other road issue, please submit the Report a Problem Form.
The municipality is responsible for the street light networks throughout the municipality in areas along urban streets, in the Business Improvement Area (BIA), in parking lots and in subdivisions. The size and type of light varies throughout the urban boundaries based on the light quality and landscaping features in each area.
To report a problem with a streetlight, please complete the Report a Problem Form.
The municipality is responsible for the winter maintenance on municipal parking lots, streets networks, and sidewalks. The municipality provides snowplowing, snow removal, and surface treatment (salt/sand application) to ensure the safe passage of vehicles and pedestrians. The service is provided using municipal staff and heavy equipment with contracted equipment being secured for snow removal activities.
There is no overnight parking on any Town of Perth street from November 20th through to March 31st. This allows our snow plow operators to clear our streets throughout the evening hours so that they are clear for the next day. Only parking permit holders can park overnight in the municipal lot for which their permit was purchased.