Citations

Parking Services issues citations to vehicle owners or operators who violate UAlberta’s traffic and parking regulations.  

Citation Rates 

Code

Citation

Fine

 1

 Unauthorized use of a plug-in  $5
 2  Improper use of a parking space (disregarding lines)  $15
 3  Improper display of parking permit  $5
 4   Overtime parking at a metre  $20
 5  Overtime parking in a loading zone  $30
 6  Overtime parking in a passenger drop-off zone  $30
 7  Parking a non-motorcycle in a motorcycle zone  $10
 8  Parking a motorcycle in a non-motorcycle zone  $10
 9  Parking a propane vehicle in a non-propane parking zone  $110
 10  Parking a large vehicle in a small car stall or zone  $10
 11  Parking in a driving lane  $15
 12  Double parking  $10
 13  Parking within 15 feet of a stop sign or a yield sign  $30
 14  Leaving a vehicle running in a prohibited area  $20
 15  Parking on a crosswalk, sidewalk, boulevard or landscaped area  $30
 16  Parking in a striped, no parking area or next to a yellow curb  $30
 17  Parking in a reserved area without displaying a valid permit  $50
 18  Parking in a way that impedes maintenance or construction  $35
 19  Abandoning a vehicle for more than 72 hours  $30
 20  Unauthorized use of a commercial area  $50
 21  Going the wrong way on a one-way street  $15
 22  Failing to obey traffic signs or traffic controls  $15
 23  Exceeding the two-hour limit on a secondary parking permit  $15
 24  Driving on the wrong side of the road  $15
 25  Driving on a crosswalk, sidewalk, boulevard or landscaped area  $15
 26  Striking a barrier  $250
 27  Parking in a reserved area without the daily maximum payment (Jubilee)  $50
 30  Parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant  $50
 31  Parking within a posted or marked fire or emergency access route  $150
 32  Parking in a 24-hour reserved stall without a valid permit  $40
 33  Failure to yield right-of-way to a pedestrian or emergency vehicle  $20
 34  Living in a motor vehicle, motorhome or camper on university property  $20
 35  Parking in a transit bus zone  $30
 36  Displaying an invalid, stolen, altered or counterfeit permit  $500
 37  Parking in a reserved area without the daily maximum payment (daytime)  $50
 38  Entering an area through a marked or designated exit  $30
 41  Parking in a reserved handicap stall or area without a valid permit  $150
 42  Failing to secure your vehicle within a marked parking space (your vehicle rolls out of its parking space)  $20
 47  Parking in a reserved area without the daily maximum payment (evening/weekend)  $50
 585  Tow-list vehicle warning  NA

Our rates include GST and have been approved by the Board of Governors of the University of Alberta. 

Citation Appeals

We accept citation appeals online or in writing at the Parking Services office. You must include your citation number and your mailing address in your appeal. 
You must appeal your citation within seven days of the date it was issued or we will not consider your appeal until you have paid the fine. We do not consider citation appeals after 30 days (whether or not your fine has been paid). 

Citation Payments

Traffic and parking citations can be paid in the following ways:
  • Online. You’ll need your citation number, licence plate number or customer ID.
  • In person at the Parking Services office. We accept cash, cheque, debit, credit card (VISA, Mastercard, American Express) or money order.
  • By mail with money order or cheque. There is a three-week waiting period for cheques to clear; citations and encumbrances won’t be cleared until after this waiting period.