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Municipal Law Enforcement

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T. 905.683.7575
Toll Free: 1.877.420.4666
F. 905.420.9685
TTY. 905.420.1739

Vehicle Idling


The City of Pickering has an Idling of Vehicles By-law that restricts and limits idling times. Generally, vehicles are not permitted to idle longer than 5 minutes.

Exceptions include:

  • emergency services vehicles including police, fire and ambulance, engaged in operational or training activities
  • vehicles where idling is required as part of a repair process or to prepare a vehicle for servicing
  • vehicles which remain motionless because of an emergency, traffic or weather conditions over which the driver has no control
  • vehicles transporting a person where a medical doctor certifies in writing that for medical reasons, the person requires the temperature or humidity be maintained within a certain range