Parking Regulations - Introduction


This pamphlet contains the general information about the University’s main campus parking and traffic system. Its purpose is to acquaint the users with the system’s features, rules, and regulations. Your compliance is encouraged, since the ultimate success of the parking system depends upon mutual consideration, courtesy and cooperation.

Primary Purpose

The primary purpose of the parking and traffic system is to provide a comprehensive service that effectively meets the operational requirements of the institution. It also accommodates the parking needs of faculty, staff, students and visitors in a fair and reasonable manner.
Responsible administration and control of the parking and traffic system is a major, ongoing concern for the University. In order to effectively manage the related activities, a number of agencies and volunteer committees have been established to monitor, review and control the system.

Parking policies and regulations are intended to be fair and reasonable for all users of the University parking system. The parking rates reflect the demands placed on the system and are intended to recover the costs of designing, constructing and maintaining the facilities. The fee structure will be reviewed as required to ensure our parking services are financially self-supporting. 

While most people will comply with these regulations, those found in violation of them will be subject to penalties reflecting the severity of the infraction.

Please drive safely, park courteously and enjoy your time at the University of Guelph.

University of Guelph Privacy Statement

We care about your privacy. Personal information that you provide to the University is collected pursuant to the University of Guelph Act (1964). It is collected and used to maintain current information on the driver/registered owner(s) of motor vehicles, to maintain a history of parking violations on campus, to process payments, to process appeals of violations and to verify eligibility to park on our campus. This information remains within the University unless required to pursue overdue accounts, in which case it is disclosed to an outside agency. At all times the information will be protected in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FIPPA).

If you have any questions about the use and disclosure of this information call Parking Services & Transportation Planning at 519-824-4120 ext. 52118 or see our website (

Revised May 1, 2014