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ENFORCEMENT OF RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. It is a criminal offence to duplicate, counterfeit or alter a parking permit, or to use of an unauthorized parking transponder. It is policy that Security Services will precede with criminal charges of fraud. Non-enforcement of any regulation in any one instance should not be interpreted as a waiver for the future.
  2. Failure to comply with the McMaster University Traffic and Parking Regulations can result in fines, tow - away and storage of the vehicle at the owner’s risk and expense, and/or cancellation of parking privileges.
  3. Upon issue of a citation, the vehicle may be towed.  Parking privileges may be suspended.  Suspension will only be lifted upon successful appeal.


Citations, Fines and Penalties

Locking a bike to non-approved device

$25.00

Fine & Impound

Parking in an area that is not designated as a parking area.

$30.00

Fine & Tow

Parking in a parking area without a permit valid for that area and date.

$30.00

Fine Only

Failure to align between parking lines.

$30.00

Fine Only

Failure to squarely face entire concrete bumper.

$30.00

Fine Only

Failure to obey regulatory signs.

$30.00

Fine Only

Driving on other than campus roadways, driving on pedestrian walkways/sidewalks and grass areas.

$30.00

Fine Only

Failure to yield right of way to pedestrians.

$30.00

Fine Only

Contravention of driving regulations as outlined by the Traffic Highway Act.

$30.00

Fine Only

Unauthorized use of a carpool space or permit.

$30.00

Fine Only

Exceeding posted speed limit.

$75.00

Fine Only

Failure to obey the directions of a member of the University staff when engaged in controlling traffic or parking.

$75.00

Fine Only

Unauthorized use of the pedestrian zone

$75.00

Fine Only

Blocking or obstructing roadway, traffic sidewalk, fire hydrant building entrance or exit.

$75.00

Fine & Tow

Supplying false information for a permit.

$75.00

Fine & Tow & Suspend*

Parking in a designated Accessible space.

$150.00

Fine & Tow

Using an altered, or duplicated permit, or use of a permit by an unauthorized and/or suspended person or in an unauthorized or suspended vehicle.

$ 150.00

Fine & Tow & Suspend*

Circumvention of parking control equipment, tailgating, manipulation of gate and gate system, failure to make payment for parking.

$75.00

Fine and 30 day Suspension*

 

*Vehicle suspension consists of the revoking of parking privileges.  Parking may be reinstated at the discretion of Parking Services, and any fees that result will be the responsibility of the vehicle owner.