Parking Regulations - Definitions


2.1 Abandoned Vehicle: Any vehicle that is partially dismantled or wrecked, does not display a valid permit or license plate and does not appear to be operable; and remains in this condition in excess of 48 hours, shall be considered abandoned and will be subject to tow away at owner’s expense. Included in this definition are vehicles, trailers or other chattels occupying University streets, parking lots and laneways

2.2. Campus Parking Services: will be referred to as CPS throughout this document.

2.3. Electric Vehicles (EV):  Any Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) or Electric Vehicle (EV) may use the provided electric vehicle charging stations with the purchase of a permit valid for the designated areas that the EV charger is located. Payment for hourly and daily use of the charging stations can be made through PaybyPhone.  NOTE:  Vehicles must be moved from the electric vehicle charging station once the vehicle has been charged

2.4.  Faculty or Staff: For the purposes of issuing parking permits, a faculty or staff member is defined as an employee holding either a regular full-time, part-time or contract appointment, with the University.  Persons whose employemment is limited to a student appointment or in a capacity that is connected to their studies at the University are eligible to purchase student parking passes, only.

2.5. Parking Fiscal Year: means the period from May 1st to the following April 30th. For purposes of these regulations the parking semesters begin and end as follows:

Summer:  May 1 - August 31
Fall:  September 1 - December 31
Winter:  January 1 - April 30

2.6. Parking Enforcement Officer: Any authorized member of the Campus Community Police, Campus Fire Prevention, Parking Enforcement Officers including student enforcement personnel. 

2.7. Police: The Campus Community Police and/or any member of an authorized police service.  Campus Community Police should be contacted regarding:

2.6.1.Traffic accidents

2.6.2.Thefts or other offences

2.6.3.Towed vehicles (after hours)

2.8. Student: A person registered in an undergraduate or graduate program proceeding towards a degree, a diploma or a certificate at the University of Guelph, or otherwise taking credit and/or non-credit courses offered by the University.  This does not include individuals eligible to purchase faculty and staff permits. 

2.9. Vehicle: Includes any motor vehicle, motorcycle or other motor-driven conveyance that requires a Ministry of Transportation License plate.

2.9.1.University Vehicle: Any vehicle owned by the University and identified as such. Vehicles rented or leased by the University and registered with the Sustainable Transportation & Parking Services and identified as such.

2.9.2.Service Vehicle: Any private vehicle displaying an authorized service vehicle permit engaged in University business. A commercial vehicle displaying an authorized commercial/service permit being operated by a firm engaged in University business.