General Information - Violations

8. Violations

8.1 Accessible Parking:  Parking in a designated Accessible Parking space without proper identification and/or making required payment, is subject to a parking fine of $300.00 and immediate tow away at the owner/operator’s risk and expense.

8.2 Arboretum Road: Parking on Arboretum Road is intended for person(s) using the Arboretum area.  This area is not designated for Faculty/Staff and Students to use for parking to attend the University of Guelph campus.

8.2.1. Two (2) Hour Per Day Restriction:  Parking a vehicle on Arboretum Road adjacent to the Arboretum Information Booth is restricted to 2 hours per day.  Vehicles parking beyond the restricted time are subject to a parking fine of $70.00.  Continuous parking of a vehicle on the Arboretum Road adjacent to the Arboretum Information Booth beyond the restricted time, is subject to a parking fine of $100.00 for each additional offence and immediate tow away at the owner/operator’s risk and expense.
8.2.2.  Improper Use of Arboretum Parking:  Person(s) seen parking their vehicles on Arboretum Road and walking to the main campus, is subject to a parking fine of $70.00 and immediate tow away at the owner/operator’s risk and expense.  Continuous parking of a vehicle in this area other than, for the attended purpose is subject to a parking fine of $100.00 for each additional offence and immediate tow away at the owner/operator’s risk and expense.

8.3 Blocking/Parking on Side Walks:  Parking on, blocking or stopping in the way of a sidewalk, walkway or accessible ramp, is subject to a parking fine of $30.00 and immediate tow away at the owner/operator’s risk and expense.  Each additional offence will result in a fine of $45.00.

8.4 Driving On Unauthorized Areas:  Driving or parking a vehicle on a surface other than roadways or parking lots is subject to a parking fine of $30.00, the cost of repairs to damaged property, and immediate tow away at owner/operator’s expense.  Each additional offence will result in a fine of $45.00.

8.5 Expired Meter/Paybyphone:  Vehicles parked in a metered zone with the meter displaying expired or the time recorded by the university under the pay by phone option is 0 (zero), is subject to a parking fine of $30.00.  Each additional offence will result in a fine of $45.00.

8.6 Failure to Link Vehicle: Vehicles displaying a valid parking permit, but have not linked their vehicle to their parking account and/or permit will be subject to a parking fine of $30.00.

8.7 Fire Route/Fire Hydrant:  Vehicles are not permitted to park in a designated Fire Route. Fire Routes are located across campus and are clearly identified by signage. They include both sides of the roadway.

7.7.1.Fire Routes are enforced twenty-four (24) hours per day and seven (7) days per week. Offending vehicles are subject to a parking fine of $100.00 and immediate tow away at the owner/operator’s risk and expense.

7.7.2.Fire Hydrants are enforced twenty-four (24) hours per day and seven (7) days per week. Parking within 3 meters of a fire hydrant is subject to a $50.00 fine and immediate tow away at the owner/operator's risk and expense.

8.8 Illegal Permits – Parking Fine:  Operators of vehicles displaying illegal permits will be subject to a parking fine of $300.00, immediate tow away at the owner/operator’s risk and expense, seizure of permit (no refund provided) and lost parking privileges for one (1) year. Second offence will be subject to a parking fine of $500.00, seizure of permit (no refund provided), two (2) additional years lost parking privileges and immediate tow away at the owner/operator’s risk and expense.

8.9 Illegal Permit - Retiree Permit:  Use of a Retiree Reduced Permit by a non-retiree member is subject to a parking fine of a $100.00, immediate tow away at the owner/operator’s risk and expense, seizure of permit (no refund provided) and lost parking privileges for both the person(s) using the permit and the retiree that the permit was purchased by, for one (1) year.

8.10 Impeding Traffic/University Business:  Parking improperly so as to impede traffic and/or interfere with the normal business of the University is subject to a parking fine of $45.00 and immediate tow away at owner/operator’s expense.  This includes:

8.10.1.Abandoned Vehicles

8.10.2.No Parking Zones

8.10.3.No Stopping Zones

8.11 License Plate - Unreadable:  Operators of vehicles displaying an unreadable license plate will be subject to a parking fine of $30.00.  License plates must be clear of snow and dirt at all times.  Motorcycles must park with their license plates clearly visible from the roadway/laneway.

8.12 Miscellaneous Fines:  A fine of $30.00 will be levied for all other parking and traffic violations within these regulations.

8.13 Multiple Vehicles:  If multiple vehicles are linked to one permit and are parking on campus at the same time, each vehicle must display a valid permit, or submit another form of payment approved by parking services. If payment is not made for each vehicle, all vehicles are subject to a parking fine of $30.00. 

8.14 No Valid Permit:  Parking in a permit lot, or in areas where on-street permit parking is allowed, without purchase of a valid permit, is subject to a parking fine of $70.00 for first offense.  Continuous parking in a permit lot, or in areas where on-street permit parking is allowed, without purchase of a valid permit, is subject to a parking fine of $100.00 and immediate tow away at the owner/operator’s risk and expense.

8.15 Premium Parking Only: Parking in the Premium Permit Only Area without a valid premium permit is subject to a parking fine of $30.00 for first offense and immediate tow away at the owner/operator’s risk and expense.  Continuous parking in the premium permit only zone, is subject to a parking fine of $45 for each additional offence and immediate tow away at the owner/operator’s risk and expense.

8.16 Restricted Bus/Emergency Vehicles Only:  Driving and or parking in the Restricted Bus and Emergency Vehicles Only area is subject to a parking fine of $100.00 and immediate tow away at the owner/operator’s risk and expense.

8.17 Restricted Overnight Area: Parking in a "Restricted Overnight Area" (whether there is snow on the ground or not), is subject to a parking fine of $30.00 for first offense.  Continuous parking in the restricted overnight area, is subject to a parking fine of $45 for each additional offence.  Parking Services reserves the right to tow away at the owner/operator’s risk and expense in any restricted overnight area if required for snow removal.  (Refer to Section 5.12)

8.18 Service Permit Only (Commercial & U of G Service):  Parking in the Service Permit Only Area without a valid service permit, is subject to a parking fine of $70.00 for first offense.  Continuous parking in the Service Permit areas, is subject to a parking fine of $100.00 for each additional offence.

8.19 Valid Permit – Not Displayed:  Parking in a permit lot, or in areas where on-street permit parking is allowed, while not clearly displaying your valid parking permit, is subject to a parking fine of $30.00.

8.20 Wrong Colour Zone: Parking in the wrong colour zone is subject to a parking fine of $30.00 for first offense. Continuous parking in the wrong colour zone, is subject to a parking fine of $45.00 for each additional offence.