Parking Regulations - Regulations


These regulations supersede all previous regulations. It is the responsibility of the owner or operator of a vehicle to be aware of and comply with these regulations.

  1. Areas throughout the campus not posted or designated as parking areas will be considered as “No Parking Areas”.

  2. Only vehicles displaying a valid University of Guelph parking permit are allowed to park in the colour-coded parking zones between the hours of 0800 to 1700 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) Monday through Friday, except statutory holidays recognized by the University.  On-Street Parking is not allowed on East Ring Road, Dundas Lane and McGilvray Street from 0100 to 0600 (1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.) December 1 to March 31 incl.

  3. Only vehicles displaying a valid University of Guelph premium parking permit are allowed to park in specifically assigned premium parking zones between the hours of 0800 – 1700 (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Monday through Friday, except statutory holidays recognized by the University. Designated service vehicle zones require vehicles to display a valid service vehicle permit. Some premium and service vehicle zones are in effect on a 24 hour basis EXCEPT as restricted by Section 5.5. Some service zone permits have 4hr daily maximum time limits. Please pay attention to the signage posted in each parking lot.

  4. All permits must be displayed above the dashboard, preferably hanging from the rear view mirror, and clearly visible through the windshield. Motorcycles must have the permit on the rear fender or other clearly visible position. Multiple day parking passes from multiple day books must be clearly visible and have the month and day clearly scratched out.

  5.  To facilitate snow removal, the following parking restrictions will apply between December 1 and March 31.

    Parking Restrictions From December 1 and March 31
    (a)    NO PARKING
            01:00 – 06:00
    P10, 15, 23, 24, 26 and 30 (excluding horse-trailer section designated for horse-trailers only).

    (b)    NO PARKING
            03:00 – 06:00

    In any other University parking lot.
    (c)    Exceptions to overnight restrictions P13, 17, 18, 19 (excluding the southwest corner, designated no parking area Dec 1 - Mar 31 from 1am - 6am), P1 and the metered area only of P64 and P25.
    (d)    Staff working after hours during overnight restrictions Extended to University personnel regularly working on campus during these restricted hours. A special permit may be obtained from Sustainable Transportation & Parking Services if endorsed by the chair or head of department.
    (e)    Parking Allowed during overnight restrictions P12 (near Twin Rinks) P5, P44 and P31, until 3:00 am (no parking from 03:00 - 06:00).
  6. The speed limit on any University roadway is 30 km/h unless otherwise posted.

  7. The operation or parking of any motor vehicle (including delivery or pick-up) on lawns, pedestrian walkways or other landscaped areas on University property is prohibited unless prior authorization has been received from the Campus Community Police in consultation with Physical Resources.

  8.  The use of snowmobiles is forbidden on University property except as authorized by the Campus Community Police.

  9.  Failure to bring a vehicle to a halt at intersections and other points on campus where a “Stop” sign is displayed is a violation.

  10. Parking, stopping or abandonment of a vehicle in such a way as to interfere with the normal business of the University on any of its property, or contrary to signs or parking lot lines is a violation.

  11. The possession of any cancelled, lost, stolen, forged or altered permits is an offence and is subject to immediate seizure. The vehicle owner/operator, and/or the registered owner of the permit, may be charged under these Regulations. The responsibility of establishing the validity of parking permits shall lie with the individual.

  12. Sleeping or maintaining residence in vehicles, trailers, tents or similar temporary accommodation is prohibited on campus.

  13. Permit holders leaving the University and requesting a pro-rated refund must do so by bringing in their permit to Sustainable Transportation & Parking Services.

    1. To suspend payroll deduction, faculty or staff members, on approved leave of absence and paying parking fees via payroll deduction, must surrender their permit to Sustainable Transportation & Parking Services. To suspend new permit issuance for the forthcoming year we  require notification prior to April 25th.

    2. Permit holders who retain their permits, during their absence from campus, will be responsible for all accrued parking fee(s). Any outstanding parking fees will be deducted from wages.

    3. Permit holders who terminate the University and retain their parking permit are hereby advised that the permit will be revoked and any individual found using the permit will be charged under section 6.4 of the Regulations.

  14.  Any visitors or members of the University may apply to Sustainable Transportation & Parking Services for designated Accessible Parking.

    1. Certain parking spaces are designated as Accessible Parking and are restricted for those who require barrier free space and whose vehicle displays the appropriate Provincial Accessible Permit or Temporary Accessible Permit issued by a Municipality.

    2. Various other parking spaces are designated as Accessible Parking and are restricted for the use of those who require barrier free space and are authorized  by Sustainable Transportation & Parking Services to park in those spaces.

    3. Accessible Parking, University of Guelph Medical, Provincial and Municipal permit areas are enforced twenty-four hours a day (24 hours a day), seven days a week (7 days/week).
      Note: Documentation may be required.

  15. Any vehicle considered an environmental or safety hazard (i.e. leaking gas, etc.) will be subject to immediate tow away at owner/operator’s risk and expense.

  16.  “Parking Time and Fee”

    1. a person who parks a vehicle in a metered zone must:

      1. deposit in the electronic parking meter installed in the metered zone, one or more accepted coins of Canada or the U.S.A., of a denomination indicated on the parking meter head.

      2. pay by phone, calling the telephone number on the parking meter or designated parking lot sign, and recording the amount of parking time requested, password, parking meter number or specific parking lot coding for flat day rate and the person’s account number.

    2. when, after completing the action in subsection (i):

      1. the window in the parking head and

      2. the time recorded by the university under the pay by phone option
        shows a time period of greater than 0 (zero), the metered space, or zone, may be lawfully occupied by a vehicle during the period of time shown, subject to all other conditions and restrictions of the Parking and Traffic Regulations.

  17. Parking a vehicle on Arboretum Road adjacent to the Arboretum Information Booth is restricted to 2 hours per day.

  18. Parking a vehicle within 3 meters of a fire hydrant is a violation.