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Parking Regulations 2018/2019

  1. Summary of Conditions
  2. Authority
  3. Parking & Traffic Regulations
  4. Permit Holders
  5. Payment for Permits
  6. Special Circumstances
  7. Enforcement
  8. Cancellations, Refunds and Appeals
  9. Troubleshooting


Conestoga College Parking Permits:

  1. Permits remain the property of Conestoga Parking Services;
  2. Permits are issued for the use of the named permit holder only;
  3. To be valid, permits must be clearly displayed in the windshield of the vehicle and are to be clear of any tinted areas or obstructions;
  4. Permits must be promptly returned to the Parking Services’ office if they are cancelled or revoked.

In accepting the permit the holder agrees:

  1. Permits are issued for the use of the named permit holder only, they are not to be duplicated or altered in any form. Print outs, photocopies or reproductions of any kind are prohibited and invalid;
  2. Permits may not be sold, exchanged, given away, or purchased from or issued by any person, or agency, other than Conestoga College Parking Services;
  3. Permits must be clearly displayed at all times when parking on campus in the windshield of the vehicle and are to be clear of any tinted areas or obstructions;
  4. Motorcycles are required to display a valid permit or a motorcycle sticker (can be purchased for additional $30 beyond the parking permit) and must be registered with the parking services office;
  5. Holders agree to promptly notify Parking Services of any change of a vehicle/license plate, status, address, office location or telephone number, as was provided on the application form;
  6. If cancelling a permit, to return it promptly in person to the Parking Services office before the cancellation deadline. Cancellation administration fees apply;
  7. Permits must be promptly returned to the Parking Services’ office if they are revoked, or parking privileges have been imposed;
  8. Permit holders of any description are not entitled to park in any designated Visitor or other designated spaces between 8:00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.;
  9. Parking is permitted in designated areas only. All other areas whether signed or not, are "no parking" zones. This includes road shoulders, grassed areas, sidewalks, interlock bricked areas and any other area that is not specifically designated as a parking area;
  10. To abide by the rules and regulations detailed herein and obey all parking and traffic requests made by Parking Services’ staff, City By-Law Officers and the Police;
  11. To obey all regulatory traffic signs on the campus and exercise caution while driving and parking within the lots. Pedestrians have the right-of-way;
  12. Usage of the lots is at their own risk. Conestoga College assumes no responsibility for any damage to a motor vehicle or any loss of the vehicle or its contents due to thefts or damage while it is driven or parked on campus.
Failure to comply with any of the above could result in the cancellation of the permit.


  1. These regulations are authorized by the President of Conestoga College acting on the advice of the College Campus Council within the power granted by the Governing bodies;
  2. All persons using the College parking facilities are subject to the regulations detailed herein. By accepting a parking permit and/or parking on campus, applicants agree to abide by these regulations;
  3. The Parking Services Manager is responsible for the supervision and administration of parking lots. Any questions concerning parking areas should be referred to Parking Services;
  4. Neither Conestoga College, its employees, nor any person employed by a 3rd party and performing work on behalf of Conestoga College, shall be responsible for loss or damage to any vehicle or its contents, however caused;
  5. These regulations reflect the current policies of Conestoga College Parking Services including the current availability of parking spaces. Should parking conditions change, Parking Services reserves the right to modify these regulations;
  6. Parking permits remain the property of Conestoga College Parking Services. Violations of parking regulations, improper or dishonest use of parking permits, failure to pay fees, or failure to comply with instructions from Parking Control Officers may result in the withdrawal of parking privileges.


  1. Conestoga College campuses are private property. The College reserves the right to control motor vehicle access, driving, and parking on this campus. This is done in accordance with these regulations, as well as the provisions of the current Trespass to Property Act. All vehicles parked on College property MUST:
    • display a parking permit valid for date and designated area; or
    • display an authorized visitor or contractor pass;
    • pay and register vehicle with Honk Mobile
  2. All vehicles, including motorcycles, must be properly aligned between stall lines. No vehicle shall occupy more than 1 space. The fact that other vehicles are parked improperly shall not constitute a valid appeal for parking improperly;
  3. Persons operating motor vehicles on campus must obey all posted traffic signs, comply with the instructions of the Parking Services office, Security staff and Parking Control Officers;
  4. While parking in all lots, drivers will make proper use of the marked spaces, leaving aisles, entrances, and exits unobstructed. Please do not block other vehicles. Offending vehicles are subject to enforcement or towing;
  5. Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit on all campus roads is 15 km/hour;
  6. Parking is enforced at all times. Weekend parking is free unless otherwise posted (times for enforcement are subject to change);
  7. No parking is allowed on college property on any day between the hours of 2 a.m.-6 a.m. (unless the vehicle is parked in Lot 6 Doon campus and the Security office has given authority);
  8. PARKING SPACES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES are located throughout the college and are signed with an accessible parking symbol. Vehicles parking in these areas must display a provincial accessible parking permit and a college parking permit. Vehicles with a provincial accessible parking permit may also use Honk bounce pads or the Honk mobile app for the use of the accessible parking space;
  9. College vehicles, contractor permits and college issued electronic permits are not transferrable to personal vehicles;
  10. All roads on Conestoga College are Designated Fire Routes and are enforced as regulated by City by-laws;
  11. It is the responsibility of the registered owner of any vehicle parked on Conestoga College property to ensure that the vehicle is maintained so that fluids including gasoline, diesel fuel, motor oil, hydraulic fluid and coolant are not allowed to escape into the environment. All costs incurred by the College in cleaning up leaked fluid and removing the vehicle shall become the responsibility of the registered owner.
  12. Please note that the number of parking spaces available is limited, and purchase of a permit does not guarantee that a space will always be available;


  1. It is the responsibility of the owner or operator of a vehicle to know and comply with these regulations. Failure to comply could result in the issue of a parking ticket or a tow away at the owner/operator's risk and expense. If you park illegally and do not find a parking ticket on your vehicle, do not assume you did not get one. It is possible that someone removed it from your vehicle;
  2. Only one permit will be issued for each fee paid. Lost or stolen parking permits/passes ‘may’ be replaced, fees apply.


  1. Full-time faculty/staff may be eligible for payroll deductions as a form of payment;
  2. Payment for student parking permits may be made on-line by American Express, Visa, MasterCard or Debit.
  3. Parking permits will NOT be issued to accounts with outstanding parking fees.

Cancellations and Refunds

  1. Faculty/staff/student wishing to cancel his/her permit must return the permit to the Parking Services office;
  2. Refunds for cancelled permits will be issued in accordance with the refund schedule posted on the Parking Services website;
  3. It is the permit holder's responsibility to return a permit for refund by the stated dates in order to receive the stated refund amount;
  4. No refunds will be issued for Annual permits after February 28, 2019. The refund schedule will be strictly followed – no exceptions will be made;
  5. A telephone call or an email is not an acceptable method of cancellation;
  6. Payroll deductions will not be stopped, or refunds authorized, until the permit has been received by the Parking Services office and cancellation form completed;
  7. A permit must be cancelled when College employment is terminated. Please note that if you are re-applying for a permit after cancelling, you are not guaranteed availability in your desired area.
Medical: withdrawal from a program as a result of a medical with proper documentation will receive a pro-rated refund according to the refund schedule.
Grade Withdrawal: withdrawals from a program due as a result of not achieving a passing grade will receive a refund according to the refund schedule within 2 weeks of notification.

Payment for Hourly & Daily Parking

  1. Visitors may park in lots 1-6, 8-9 and 10-14 in a regular parking space. Visitors cannot park in Lot#7. Payment can be made either through the Honk Mobile App which is available with iPhone and Android services or can be paid at the Honk Mobile stations that are available inside these locations at Doon: Welcome Centre, Main Building Door 1 Door 3 Door 6 Door 7 F-Wing and at the ATS building. Other Campuses: Cambridge Main Lobby, Guelph Lobby near Security Desk, Waterloo inside front entrance, Brantford 50 Wellington Street. Daily parking can also be purchased on Conestoga’s website.
  2. Failure to pay will result in the issuance of a Parking Infraction Notice (ticket) and/or a tow of the vehicle at the owner’s expense;
  3. Please refer to the Campus Map for locations of multiple Honk machines. Parking Services has no authority to rescind parking tickets;
  4. The daily pass rates may be adjusted from time to time, according to market conditions. All prices include HST.


  1. During periods of construction or snow removal, permit holders may be required to park their vehicle in a different location for an extended period of time;
  2. Where necessitated by special events or other circumstances, Parking Services reserves the right to relocate permit holders within the College campus;
  3. Any requests for special consideration must be submitted in writing to the Parking Services Office. The Parking Committee will assemble, as necessary, to consider requests or complaints in respect to parking. The Committee, whose decision will be final, will make all replies in writing;
  4. In order for a third party (such as a parent, guardian, partner, sibling, friend) to conduct business with the College on your behalf (such as picking up your parking permit, parking documents, etc.), the third party requires a letter of authorization from the permit holder. This letter must include the date, permit holder's signature and specific instructions detailing what the third party can do. No faxes or photocopies will be accepted;
  5. Any faculty/staff/student wishing to upgrade their 2 Semester permit purchased in September to an Annual permit ending in August can do so paying the difference in price plus the administration fee. Before any permit is upgraded, it must be in consecutive semesters.
    Example: if a 1 Semester permit was purchased in September and wish to upgrade to a 2 Semester permit, the next semester must start in January. The difference in price plus the administration fee applies.
    If a 1 Semester permit is purchased in September and wish to upgrade to a 2 Semester permit in May, no upgrade will be issued. It must be consecutive semesters.
  6. Any vehicle that requires parking for loading and unloading in a non-designated space, must contact Parking Services for authorization. Time will not exceed 15 minutes, unless authorized by Parking Services.


  1. The parking lots at Conestoga College are monitored by the Police, Parking Enforcement and Security Guards who will issue parking policy violation notices;
  2. Any vehicle parked in a designated space or lot other than that for which the displayed permit/pass was issued, or failure to pay for parking will be tagged and/or towed at the owner's expense;
  3. Parking on campus roads, grass, parking space dividing lines or hatched marked areas is prohibited. Tow orders will be issued for any vehicle that has outstanding parking violations or is parked in a signed reserved area to be paid at the owner's/operator’s expense. Any vehicles parked on campus that are unauthorized, parked in a fire route or in violation of parking regulations are also subject to an immediate tow to be paid at the owner’s/operator’s expense. 
  4. Municipal parking tickets are payable to the City in which the ticket is written. Vehicles towed will be released upon payment of towing and storage charges. These rates are set by the City and are liable to change without notice;
  5. Permits/daily passes may not be reproduced or altered. The use and/or display of reproduced or altered permits/daily passes is a violation of these regulations and may result in corrective and/or disciplinary action (code of conduct) and/or fines; vehicles displaying reproduced/altered/forged permits/daily passes will be subjected to an immediate tow at the owner’s expense;
  6. The permit holder, and/or the responsible party involved, may be charged with fraud under the Criminal Code if a permit is found to be altered or manufactured;
  7. Parking policy violation fees are payable upon issuance of the violation notice;
  8. Unpaid parking policy violation fees will be subject to additional administration fees, along with any fees required to identify the registered owner and may also result in the:
    1. Suspension of parking privileges;
    2. Referral to a private collection agency;
    3. College sanctions and/or legal action;
    4. Withholding of marks/transcripts.
    5. Vehicle tow;
  9. Parking policy violation fees and penalties may be paid by credit card or debit online or in person at the Parking Services Office.


  1. Parking privileges may be cancelled for non-payment of parking policy violation fees; Repeated violations or obvious disregard of regulations; Supplying false or incomplete information to obtain parking privileges; Misuse of a permit; Using altered duplicated or otherwise unauthorized permits.


  1. Cancelled parking privileges will be reinstated at the Parking Office when all outstanding parking policy violation fees and penalties have been paid.

Parking Committee

  1. Any person charged with a violation of these regulations may appeal. Violations must be appealed online within five (5) days from the day of violation. Appeals will not be accepted in person or by email. The Parking Committee will assemble, as necessary, to consider appeals in respect to parking. The committee, whose decision will be final, will make all replies by email.


Permit – forgotten/lost/stolen

  1. In the case of a forgotten, lost or stolen permit, contact the Parking or Security Services Office and let them know. Be prepared to supply your student/employee number, your permit number, your vehicle plate number, make and model of your vehicle, and where your vehicle is parked. By providing this information your parking file will be updated and monitored on a regular basis. Abuse of this process can lead to discipline or a student code of conduct violation;
  2. If you have lost or had your permit stolen a temporary permit can be issued. You will need to make a written statement explaining what took place and provide employee or student information. If the original is not found you will have to pay an administration fee to have a replacement permit issued;
  3. If you do not inform the Parking, or Security Services Office that your vehicle is parked without a valid permit being displayed you are liable to receive a parking infraction ticket which you will have to pay.


  1. If you are involved in an accident you should exchange your details with the driver of the other vehicle. If the driver of the other vehicle is not present or fails to stop report the incident to Security Services. You will be given advice on how to proceed and the police/emergency services can be called if necessary.
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