Parking Regulations - Definitions


  1. Faculty” and/or “Staff” means any person holding an appointment at the University.

  2. Student” is 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

  3. Police” means the Campus Community Police and/or any member of an authorized police service.

  4. Parking Enforcement Officer” means any authorized member of the Campus Community Police, Campus Fire Prevention and Parking Enforcement Officers and includes student enforcement personnel

  5. Vehicle” includes motor vehicle, motorcycle or other motor-driven conveyance.

    1. “Abandoned Vehicle” means any vehicle that is partially dismantled or wrecked, does not display a current 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.

  6. University Vehicle” means:

    1.  A vehicle owned by the University and identified as such.

    2. Vehicles rented or leased by the University and registered with the Sustainable Transportation & Parking Services and identified as such.

  7. Service Vehicle” means:

    1. A private vehicle displaying an authorized service vehicle permit engaged in University business.

    2. A commercial vehicle displaying an authorized commercial/service permit being operated by a firm engaged in University business.

  8. The University parking year is 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

  9. No Stopping” means:  Motorists are generally not permitted to stop, whether occupied or not, for any reason except to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a Police Officer, Parking Enforcement Officer, or a traffic control sign or signal.

  10. Parking Meter” refers to an electronic appliance designed for the purpose of gauging and indicating a length of time within which a vehicle is, or may be, parked in a metered space.

  11. “Metered Zone” means any portion of a street, or parking lot allotted for the purpose of parking vehicles in respect of which a parking meter system, a pay by phone system, or a pay by licence plate system may be established and maintained to collect fees for use of a metered space

  12. Pay by Phone” or grammatical variations of the term, means a system established by or on behalf of the university under which a person may:

    1. set up a cash or credit card account with the university, and

    2. pay the required fee for parking a vehicle at one specific location, either at a parking meter or specific designated parking lot, remotely by phone in accordance with the requirements of the university’s system regarding pay by phone.