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Parking Regulations 2019/2020

  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

1. SUMMARY OF CONDITIONS

Conestoga College parking permits

  1. Permits remain the property of Conestoga's 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 clear of any tinted areas or obstructions.
  4. Permits must be promptly returned to Parking Services 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. Permits are not to be duplicated or altered in any form. 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's 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 an additional $30) and must be registered with Parking Services.
  5. To promptly notify Parking Services of any change of a vehicle, licence plate, status, address, office location or telephone number, to what was provided on the application form.
  6. If cancelling a permit, to return it promptly in person to Parking Services before the cancellation deadline. Cancellation administration fees apply.
  7. If a permit is revoked or parking privileges have been imposed, permits must be promptly returned to Parking Services.
  8. To not park in any designated Visitor or other designated spaces between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  9. To park 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, city bylaw officers and the police.
  11. To obey all regulatory traffic signs on campus and exercise caution while driving and parking within the lots. Pedestrians have the right-of-way.
  12. Usage of the lots is at the driver's 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 driven or parked on campus.
Failure to comply with any of the above could result in cancellation of the permit.

2. AUTHORITY

  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 third 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 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 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 Services may result in the withdrawal of parking privileges.

3. PARKING AND TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

  1. Conestoga College campuses are private property. The college reserves the right to control motor vehicle access, driving and parking on 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 the date and designated area, or
    • display an authorized visitor or contractor pass, or
    • pay and register vehicle with HonkMobile.
  2. All vehicles, including motorcycles, must be properly aligned between marked lines. No vehicle shall occupy more than one space. Other vehicles parked improperly shall not constitute a valid appeal for parking improperly.
  3. Persons operating motor vehicles on campus must obey all posted traffic signs and comply with the instructions of Parking Services and Security Services.
  4. While parking in all lots, persons operating motor vehicles 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/h.
  6. Parking is enforced at all times (times for enforcement are subject to change). Evening parking for classes and weekend parking is available, but no overnight parking is allowed.
  7. No overnight parking is allowed on college property on any day. Only authorized vehicles approved by Security Services are allowed to park overnight.
  8. Parking spaces for persons with disabilities are located throughout the college and are designated 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 HonkMobile kiosks, or the HonkMobile app to purchase 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 bylaws.
  11. It is the responsibility of the registered owner of any vehicle parked on college property to ensure the vehicle is maintained so 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 to clean up leaked fluid and remove the vehicle shall become the responsibility of the registered owner.
  12. Please note that the number of parking spaces available is limited, and the purchase of a permit does not guarantee that a space will always be available.

4. PERMIT HOLDERS

  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 at the owner and 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 and passes may be replaced, with the payment of an applicable fee.

5. PAYMENT FOR PERMITS

  1. Full-time employees may be eligible for payroll deductions as a form of payment.
  2. Payment for student parking permits may be made online by American Express, Visa, MasterCard or debit.
  3. Parking permits will not be issued to accounts with outstanding parking fees.

Cancellations and refunds

  1. Employees and students wishing to cancel their permit must return the permit to Parking Services in person.
  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, 2020. 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 and completed cancellation form has been received by Parking Services.
  7. A permit must be cancelled when college employment is terminated. Please note that if you are re-applying for a permit after cancelling a permit, you are not guaranteed availability in your desired area.
Exceptions:
Medical: withdrawal from a program as a result of a documented medical cause will receive a prorated refund according to the refund schedule.
Grade Withdrawal: withdrawals from a program as a result of not achieving a passing grade will receive a refund according to the refund schedule within two weeks of notification.

Payment for hourly and daily parking

  1. Visitors may park in a regular parking space in lots 1 to 14, with the exception of lot 7. Payment can be made through the HonkMobile app which is available for iPhone and Android devices, or the HonkMobile kiosks available on campus at Doon inside the:
    • Welcome Centre
    • Main building doors 1, 3, 6 and 7
    • F-Wing
    • ATS building

    HonkMobile kiosks are also available at other campuses:

    • Cambridge main lobby
    • Guelph lobby near security desk
    • Waterloo inside front entrance
    • 50 Wellington Street in Brantford

    Daily parking can also be purchased on Conestoga’s website.

  2. Failure to pay will result in a parking ticket and/or a tow of the vehicle at the owner’s expense.
  3. Please refer to the campus map for locations of HonkMobile kiosks. Parking Services has no authority to rescind parking tickets.
  4. The daily pass rates may be adjusted occasionally, according to market conditions. All prices include HST.

6. SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

  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 Parking Services. The parking committee will assemble as necessary, to consider requests or complaints. The committee's decision is final; a written reply will be provided.
  4. In order for a third party (such as a parent, guardian, partner, sibling or 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 business the third party can conduct on behalf of the permit holder. No faxes or photocopies will be accepted.
  5. Any employee or student wishing to upgrade their 2-semester permit, purchased in September, to an annual permit ending in August, can do so by paying the difference in price, plus the administration fee. Permit upgrades only apply to consecutive semesters.
    Example: if a 1-semester permit was purchased in September and you 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 you wish to upgrade to a 2-semester permit in May, no upgrade will be issued as the semesters are not consecutive.
  6. Any vehicle that requires parking for loading and unloading in a non-designated parking space must contact Parking Services for authorization. Time will not exceed 15 minutes, unless authorized by Parking Services.

7. ENFORCEMENT

  1. The parking lots at Conestoga College are monitored by police, parking enforcement and security guards who will issue parking tickets.
  2. Failure to park in a designated space, failure to park in the designated lot on your permit or pass, or failure to pay for parking can result in a parking ticket and/or towed at the owner's expense.
  3. Parking on campus roads, grass, marked lines or marked areas is prohibited. Any vehicle that has outstanding parking violations or is parked in a reserved area may be towed with the expense paid by the owner or operator. Any vehicles parked on campus that are unauthorized, parked in a fire route or in violation of parking regulations are subject to an immediate tow, with the expense paid by the owner or operator.
  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 and daily passes may not be reproduced or altered. The use and/or display of reproduced or altered permits and daily passes is a violation of parking regulations and may result in corrective and/or disciplinary action (code of conduct) and/or fines. Vehicles displaying reproduced, altered or forged permits or 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 ticket.
  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, and
    5. vehicle tow.
  9. Parking policy violation fees and penalties may be paid by credit card, debit online or in person at Parking Services.

8. CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS AND APPEALS

  1. Parking privileges may be cancelled for non-payment of parking tickets, repeated violations, obvious disregard of regulations, supplying false or incomplete information to obtain parking privileges, misuse of a permit or using altered duplicated or otherwise unauthorized permits.

Reinstatement

  1. Cancelled parking privileges will be reinstated at Parking Services 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 days. 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's decision is final; a written reply will be provided.

9. TROUBLESHOOTING

Forgotten, lost or stolen permits

  1. In the case of a forgotten, lost or stolen permit, advise Parking Services or Security Services. Be prepared to supply your student or employee number, your permit number, your vehicle licence 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 need to provide a written statement explaining what took place and provide your employee or student information. If the original permit is not found, you are required to pay an administration fee to have a replacement permit issued.
  3. If you do not inform Parking Services or Security Services that your vehicle is parked without a valid permit being displayed you are liable to receive a parking ticket which you will have to pay.

Accident

  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. Police and emergency services can be called if required.