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Regulations

Overview

On campus, in addition to the BC Motor Vehicle Act, operators of motor vehicles are required to comply with the University's Traffic and Parking Regulations.

Owner liable

The registered owner or operator of the motor vehicle is responsible for any violations of the University's Traffic and Parking Regulations.

Permit visibility

Permits are not valid if they are not in the vehicle or if they cannot be properly read from the outside. Dispenser permits must be displayed face up on the driver's side dashboard. Monthly, term and annual permits must be displayed by either hanging from the rear view mirror or mounted on the lower left driver's windshield. In each case, the entire face of the permit must be visible for inspection purposes.

Permit transferability

Permits are valid for any vehicle brought to campus by the permit holder, provided the vehicles brought to campus (or the registered owners) are not suspended from parking. If a permit holder brings an alternate vehicle and forgets to transfer the permit, then the permit holder must purchase a daily/hourly permit and park in the non-reserved spaces.

Permits are portable between vehicles operated by the permit holder, but are non-transferable to any other person including family members and/or roommates.

Lost or stolen permits

Lost or stolen permits may be replaced by paying the nominal fee prescribed. A vehicle displaying a permit that has been reported as lost or stolen will be towed immediately from campus and the driver issued with a violation fine and a suspension from parking on campus.

Refunds

A permit holder who no longer requires parking on campus may return the permit to the Campus Security Services office for a refund. Refunds will be issued on a pro-rated basis (depreciation of 20% per month from the date of purchase) effective from the date of the permit being returned to the Campus Security Services office. No refunds will be issued for less than $5.00 or to accounts that have outstanding citations registered against them.

Important Note: No refund will be processed unless the permit has been returned. The depreciation will be calculated from the date the permit was received by Campus Security Services. There is a 10% admin fee for processing refunds.

Availability

Parking on campus, with the exception of special requirements and Carpool spaces, is not designated by space or location. The search method (first come-first served) is used throughout the campus in both the Reserved and the General parking areas.

Prohibited areas

Parking spaces are designated by white lines or other delimitation marks. No motor vehicle shall be parked on a roadway, grassed area, building entrance, sidewalk, adjacent to yellow curbs, or any other area which has not been designated by the University as a parking area. Violators will be subject to a violation fine and / or towed away at owner's expense.

Island Planters: No motor vehicles shall be parked adjacent to an island planter unless there are white lines or other delimitation markings indicating that it is permissible.

Loading Zones: No motor vehicle shall be parked in a loading zone except for the purpose of loading and unloading. It may only be parked for the minimum time required to load or unload, or the time specified on the sign, whichever is less. Commercial/Residencial loading zones are strictly enforced.

Restricted Area: The "inner quadrangle" (all areas inside of the lettered parking lots) is restricted to all vehicular traffic except for University service vehicles and vehicles displaying Restricted Area Permits (RAP's) issued by the Director, Campus Security Services. The speed limit for such areas is 8 km/h. Vehicles found parked or driving in contravention are subject to a violation. Restricted Area Permit applications are approved on a case-by-case basis.

Parking manner

No motor vehicle shall be parked in any parking area or parking lot in other than the manner indicated.

Vehicle operation

Motorists must obey all parking and traffic signs or instructions given by Campus Security Officers.

Parking Citations

Any violation of the Traffic and Parking Regulations may result in a citation being issued to the owner or operator of the motor vehicle or placed upon the vehicle by any Security Officer. No person shall tamper with or remove a citation from a motor vehicle other than of which they are the driver.

Violation rates

Basic violation  -  $30.00

Disability parking, no permit  -  $100.00

Parking in an unauthorized or undesignated area  -  $100.00

Immobilization release fee  -  $75.00

Displaying altered, stolen or lost permit  -  $125.00

False report of lost or stolen permit  -  $125.00

Time limit

All citations must be paid no later than 14 days from the date of issue. Failure to pay may result in suspension of parking and other campus priviledges.

Speed limits

The campus speed limit is 30 km/h, unless otherwise posted. The speed limit for parking lots is 15 km/h.

Immobilzation/Towing

The University reserves the right to immobilize or tow vehicles at the expense of the registered owner/operator under certain circumstances such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • When regular enforcement action is proving ineffective.
  • When there are excessive outstanding fines on account.
  • When the owner/operator is suspended from parking on campus.
  • When the vehicle presents an environmental danger (eg. leaking gasoline or other hazard).
  • When displaying a permit that has been altered, counterfeited, or reported lost or stolen.
  • Unauthorized parking in a space designated for disabled users.

Appeals

Citations and suspensions must be appealed in writing within 14 calendar days from the date of issuance.

All citations must be paid before an appeal will be processed.

Citation payments will be refunded in full if the appeal is granted, providing no other outstanding parking citations are registered on the account.

Parking suspensions are effective immediately regardless of whether an appeal has been entered.

For more information...

see the University's Traffic and Parking Regulations.

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