General Information - Enforcement

6. Enforcement

6.1 Authority: The office of STPS is authorized and directed to administer the Parking Regulations, as well as other matters pertaining to the ongoing operation of the parking program.

6.2 Enforcement Officers:  The Campus Community Police, Fire Prevention Officers (limited to fire route enforcement) and Parking Enforcement Officers including student enforcement personnel are authorized to enforce the Parking Regulations.

6.3 License Plate Recognition:  STPS will be operating mobile LPR, which uses vehicle-mounted cameras to verify plates in all campus lots. 
6.3.1 Person(s) parking on campus will be required make sure their vehicle license plate is up to date and linked to their permit.  This electronic system uses optical character recognition to automatically read license plate characters
6.3.2 License Plate Recognition (LPR) will increase the accuracy of identifying unauthorized or unregistered vehicles parked on campus.  Previously, on-foot enforcement officers would manually validate license plates and/or check vehicles for valid permits. This new technology automates the process and notifies parking staff of unauthorized vehicles.  LPR is expected to improve enforcement efficiency and further protect permit holder rights.

6.4 Responsibility of the Owner:

6.4.1Collection of Outstanding Fines:  The University will seek to collect the payment of all penalties and fines from the person who has registered a vehicle and or license plate with STPS, or from the person recorded as the registered owner with the Ministry of Transportation or out of province equivalent.
6.4.2 Correct Information:  It is the registered owner or users’ responsibility to provide current information to obtain a parking permit. This includes any changes in address, ownership or vehicle license plate (proof of ownership may be requested).  Failure to link your vehicle license plate will result in a parking violation.
6.4.3 Illegally Parked:  It is the registered owner or users’ responsibility if parked illegally to contact STPS to enquire about your parking fines.
6.4.4 Know and Comply:  It is the responsibility of the owner or operator of a vehicle to know and comply with the STPS Parking Regulations. Failure to comply could result in a fine, tow and/or storage charge at the owner/operator’s risk and expense.
6.4.5 Notes Left on Vehicles:  Parking does not accept written instructions left on vehicles/abandoned vehicles.  It is the users’ responsibility to contact the parking office in person, via telephone or email and obtain the necessary authorization.  Any vehicle without a valid permit or payment will be considered an abandoned vehicle.  
6.4.6Registering vehicles:  The registered owner or person registering a vehicle with STPS, is responsible for all violations involving that vehicle including those incurred when the vehicle is being operated by someone other than themselves with, or without their consent.

6.5 Visiting Groups – Visitors may park in any of the Short Term/Pay-As-You-Park facilities by paying the appropriate fee. Special parking arrangements may be made for large groups, special events, such as Convocation, which occur at specified times, and for those groups that cannot be accommodated in Short Term/Pay-As-You-Park facilities.