Objections & Appeals

Please refer to the PR Policy 1.2.23: Parking Summary of Violations & Infractions for a listing of violations that are eligible for our Objection/Appeal Process.

Please read the following information carefully before proceeding with your objection/apeal. Here are the steps to objecting a parking violation


An objection request is only considered in instances where a violation notice, respectively, has been issued contrary to the regulations or otherwise in error.  A lack of knowledge or awareness of the regulations does not establish grounds for an objection request.

  • Objection Request are submitted online.
  • Must be submitted within ten (10) business days from the issue date on the violation notice.
  • Objection request received after the tenth (10th) business day is not considered.

Normally with five (5) business days after the receipt of an objection request, the adjudicator reviews the request together with any information relevant to the matter and issues a decision notice from among the following:

  • Deny the objection request, upholding the violation notice, the fine and any sanction;

  • Accept the objection request, upholding the violation notice, but reducing (not eliminating) the fine and/ or recommending to Campus Parking Services an amendment to (not the elimination of) the sanction; or

  • Accept request, overturning the violation notice and the fine and recommending to Campus Parking Services the rescission of any sanction.

A person who has been issued a decision notice (Objection Notice) and who has reason to object to such notice or to the fine, may submit an appeal request online.

  • Appeal Request must be submitted online.
  • Must be submitted within ten (10) business days from the issue date on the decision notice (Objection Notice).
  • Appeal request received after the tenth (10th) business day is not considered.

Normally within five business days after the receipt of an appeal request, the committee chair reviews the request and, based on the merit of the information provided, will either:

  • Grant an appeal meeting, offering three dates through the committee secretary to the appellant for conducting an appeal meeting; or
  • Deny the appeal request and issue through the committee secretary a final decision notice upholding the decision and violation notices, the fine and any sanction.
  • If an appeal meeting is granted, the appeal meeting will be conducted on the date selected by the appellant.
  • There is no further right to reschedule.
  • Appellant submits their case to the committee in attendance.
  • Committee may call upon the issuer of the violation notice to provide further information relevant to the matter     

Normally within five (5) business days following the appeal meeting, and the committee, having weighed the information provided, will render the committee's final decision, and hte committee secretary will issue the final decision notice 

informing the appellant of the committee's final decision from among the following:

  • Deny the appeal, upholding the decision and violation notices, the fine and any sanction;
  • Grant the appeal, upholding the decision and violation notices, but reducing (not eliminating) the fine and/ or recommending to Campus Parking Services an amendment to (not the elimination of) the sanction; or
  • Grant the appeal, overturning the decision and violation notices and the fine and recommending to Campus Parking Services the rescission of any sanction.

Fail to Appear - Appeal Meeting

 Should the appellant either fail to accept one of the appeal dates or fail to appear at the appeal meeting:

  • Committee chair will proceed with the Appeal Meeting;
  • Deny the appeal request;
  • Uphold the violation and decision notices, the fine and any sanction; and
  • May impose an administrative fee
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Keep the information as brief as possible while still providing pertinent information and addressing the specific issue for which the violation or decision notice was issued;
Tangential matters cannot and will not be considered. Avoid editorializing. The University is well aware that convenient parking and loading zones may be limited at peak times;
Avoid confusing parking issues with issues of security;

The following reasons are not considered grounds for an appeal:

  • "Everybody parks there / I am the only one who got a ticket."
  • "I was only there for five or ten minutes."
  • "I've parked there for the last five weeks (months/years) and I've never been cited before."
  • "I didn't know."
  • "I thought it was a space."
  • "I didn't see the sign."
  • "I can't afford the fine."
  • "I had to use the washroom facilities (or had a sick friend that had to use the washroom facilities)."
  • "My permit/pass/parking receipt was not properly displayed because..."
  • "I parked on landscaping/hash lines/end of aisle/reserved space or ungated permit lot because there were no other spaces available."
Service fees cannot be appealed - they include:
 
Vehicle Search Fee (MTO) - Ministry of Transportation search to determine vehicle ownership
Collection Fees - unpaid tickets may be sent to a collection agency
Towing Fee - paid directly to towing company 
Vehicle Storage Fee - vehicles towed and not recovered after 24 hours will incur a daily storage fee
Academic Sanction - students with tickets which are unpaid after 30 days may have academic records sealed