Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I appeal a ticket?
2. Are there special night parking rules?
3. Can I leave an unlicensed vehicle on University property?
4. What if I lose my parking permit?
5. What if I do not have my permit in my car when I arrive on campus?
6. How is parking “designated” on campus?
7. How is the revenue allocated from Parking Service?
8. What if my vehicle breaks down on Campus?
9. My car is parked in a lot at the far end of campus and I am scared to walk there after dark?
10. How much does Metered or Pay by Space Parking Cost?
11. Does the University provide boost or key opening services?
12. If I am a delivery person or from the Service Industry, can I park free of charge, wherever it is convenient?
13. Do you have a student waiting list?
14. Can I park around the perimeter of lots?
15. Can I sell my student permit?
16. Can I park anywhere I want during Exams?
17. How do Faculty and Staff apply for parking?
18. What if I drive more than one vehicle?
19. What do I do if someone is in my stall?
20. How do I get parking as a sessional lecturer?
21. What if I wish to give up my stall for the summer?
22. What if I go on leave (e.g. medical, sabbatical, educational, maternity, disability, personal leave)?
23. Can I give my stall to someone else?
24. Is parking deducted before or after the fact?
25. Can I give up my stall while on holidays so that I don’t have to pay for it?
26. How does one apply for a Service Vehicle Permit?

1. How do I appeal a ticket?

If you wish to contest a violation, request Fine Option or time to pay, you must allow the ticket to proceed through the court process. See the Provincial Court Process section.


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2. Are there special night parking rules?

Yes, there are different rates and time limits in the evening. Please note that meters on campus are in operation until 10 pm, Monday-Saturday, year round. Please see the night parking section.


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3. Can I leave an unlicensed vehicle on University property?

No, you cannot. It is against University Bylaws to park an unlicensed vehicle on University property. This includes all University property listed in the bylaws. The vehicle would not only be subject to violations but would be towed, with the owner of the vehicle being responsible for all towing and storage fees.


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4. What if I lose my parking permit?

Different rules apply to different lots, however here are a few of the common answers: Lost student permits after a waiting period and certain other criteria are met, see the lost permit section. Staff, Faculty and Disability permits, please call 306-966-4509 or staff.facultypermits@usask.ca  Night permits are not replaceable.


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5. What if I do not have my permit in my car when I arrive on campus?

All permits must be properly displayed on the rear view mirror, front facing and clearly visible through the windshield to be valid, at all times when parked on campus. If you have forgotten your permit at home or on another vehicle, you will have to use PAY parking that day. It is not enough to simply own a permit, you are required by law, to display it at all times as above.


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6. How is parking “designated” on campus?

Parking spaces are designated by signs indicating parking is allowed, by meters or by curbstones in a pay lot. University Bylaws place the responsibility for parking in designated areas only on the user. There are large paddle signs at every entrance to campus indicating this. The University does NOT sign all areas which are not parking but those that are.


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7. How is the revenue allocated from Parking Service?

Profit is returned to the general fund of the University on an annual basis.


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8. What if my vehicle breaks down on Campus?

It is the responsibility of the driver or registered owner of the vehicle, to have the vehicle properly removed from campus as quickly as possible. If your vehicle is obstructing traffic, it may be towed to a safer location. Under certain circumstances and on a case-by-case basis, some leniency may be allowed for a very short time (one-two hours maximum), depending on circumstance and location, at the discretion of Parking and Transportation Services. Make sure you document the time permission was given and by whom. Personnel from Parking and Transportation Services only can provide this authorization.


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9. My car is parked in a lot at the far end of campus and I am scared to walk there after dark?

Safewalk is a program on campus that exists for exactly this purpose. Persons can receive an escort to and from their car or place of residence (close to University). Walkers are equipped with 2 way radios, safety vests, identifying jackets and flashlights. Contact Safewalk at 966-7233 for hours of operation and other information. Please contact Protective Services at 966-5555 for other safety concerns and information.


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10. How much does Metered or Pay by Space Parking Cost?

Please note that meters/ pay by space areas have different time limits and prices at different locations. See the metered parking section for more information.


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11. Does the University provide boost or key opening services?

The University does NOT provide these services. We do have the equipment for same; however, we would be happy to assist you by calling the Tow firm of your choice or CAA, should you request that.


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12. If I am a delivery person or from the Service Industry, can I park free of charge, wherever it is convenient?

No, couriers, delivery vehicle and other service vehicles must park legally at all times and are required to pay for parking. Since the University or its patrons are paying for your service, we do not also provide free parking for you to carry on your business. You MUST obey all bylaws and pay for parking where applicable.

Service Vehicle Stalls are defined by the University bylaws as stalls that are reserved for “service permit holders” ONLY. University Vehicle Only stalls are also reserved for white University logoed vehicles only. This allows University service vehicles to access all buildings for maintenance and emergencies when required. This does NOT apply to off campus businesses.

Businesses can make arrangements for more convenient payment options at Parking Services at 72 Campus Drive or by calling 966-4502.


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13. Do you have a student waiting list?

We do not keep a student waiting list. All student parking is sold through the Online Sale or on a first come, first served basis as supplies last and when available. Any permits which are returned to our office for whatever reason, are sold on Wednesdays only on a first come, first served basis. In order to have the best chance of buying a permit in this way, our office opens at 8 am and it is best to be here early. We do not reserve permits and no upgrading is allowed. For more information, see the student parking section.


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14. Can I park around the perimeter of lots?

No, you may not. The outside perimeter of a lot is designated fire lane, even though it is not marked. A clear path must be maintained in all lots for emergency access. You must park nose in, to a curbstone in all lots.
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15. Can I sell my student permit?

Parking and Transportation Services does not allow the sale or transfer of permits.  This helps to discourage “scalping” of student permits at exorbitant prices.  We do not condone students making a profit from other students.  We do, however, encourage students to share and/or carpool where possible.  If you no longer require your student permit for whatever reason, please return it to our office at 72 Campus Drive for a possible refund.

It is against University Bylaw section 6.14.1: to sell a student permit for gain (scalping). 

BUYERS BEWARE:  If you purchase a parking permit anywhere other than through Parking Services, you are running the risk of:

  1. The permit may be fraudulent. If fraudulent permits are found on vehicles, they will be towed, a fine of $250 may be assessed and the permit will be confiscated without refund. In addition, student discipline may be pursued and an investigation will ensue. The user and the original permit holder are risk for these consequences.
  2. Even if the permit is valid, Parking will NOT recognize said sale or transfer and the permit will be considered invalid.

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16. Can I park anywhere I want during Exams?

Absolutely not. All parking bylaws are in effect at all times. Meters are in operation as usual and there is no relaxation of the bylaws. You must park legally at all times. Options for parking during exams might include pay parking as space allows. Meters are not a good option as there are time restrictions in most areas which would allow enough time to write an exam.  Please plan your parking options carefully, in advance. Pay lots are often full during these times so please leave enough time for a change of plans. We know that exam time is a stressful time so please be careful not to add to your stress by getting unnecessary parking tickets.


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17. How do Faculty and Staff apply for parking?

All Staff and Faculty parking is assigned by seniority as per the University Bylaws. You may apply by phone at 306-966-4509, email staff.facultypermits@usask.ca or in person at 72 Campus Drive. For more specific information, please see the faculty and staff section.


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18. What if I drive more than one vehicle?

In a faculty or staff reserved lot, it is only necessary to register vehicles that will be used more than on a one time basis. Since the stall is reserved and we ticket only on complaint, it is not necessary to register for example a courtesy or rental vehicle. If it’s a family vehicle that you may regularly bring, then register all to your stall. Permits must be displayed on all vehicles parked in scramble lots, at all times. 

If you wish to park after 6 pm, you must display your valid permit at all times.


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19. What do I do if someone is in my stall?

Contact Parking Services immediately at 966-4502. As per University bylaws, the offending vehicle will be ticketed as soon as enforcement can attend and after 2 hours (from first issuance), the vehicle may be towed from the stall. We cannot simply tow vehicles upon request (unless they are in a signed tow away zone); however, we will consider doing so after the stated 2 hours and if it is very cold. The illegal parker is then responsible for all tickets and tow charges incurred. We cannot stop users from parking illegally however we can certainly deter them from doing so.  After reporting and while your stall is occupied, you may then park at any available meter. Do not park in someone else’s reserve stall because then you are causing the same problem and your vehicle will be ticketed.


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20. How do I get parking as a sessional lecturer?

Sessional lecturers may purchase parking on a part-time basis, by contacting the office of Donna Boots at 249-2558.


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21. What if I wish to give up my stall for the summer?

You can do that, however there is no guarantee that you will get your stall back immediately on request. When you give it up, it will be offered to the next person on the waiting list. You would have to put your name back on the waiting list and IF a stall in your preferred lot is available, it would be re-assigned where possible. Please keep in mind that some months are extremely busy and there is no guarantee that Parking and Transportation Services will be able to re-assign stalls immediately.
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22. What if I go on leave (e.g. medical, sabbatical, educational, maternity, disability, personal leave)?

You must advise Parking and Transportation Services when your leave begins so that parking can be re-assigned accordingly. If your leave is for a longer period that one month, the stall automatically is returned to Parking Services for re-assignment (even temporarily). Upon your return, at least 7 days advance notice will be required.

If you are taking a short leave (less than one month) you may allow a co-worker to share your stall during your absence by advising Parking and Transportation Services at 966-4509. 
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23. Can I give my stall to someone else?

Only for sharing purposes and leaves of less than one month. Payroll deductions can only be paid by the assigned stall owner, not the sharer. Please give Parking and Transportation Services all pertinent information of the sharer. Parking Services does not encourage the practice of allowing one’s children to use the stall at any time except while carpooling.


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24. Is parking deducted before or after the fact?

Parking is deducted one month behind, so in effect you are always paying for the previous month, not the upcoming month.  E.g. On your June paycheque, you would be deducted for parking in May.


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25. Can I give up my stall while on holidays so that I don’t have to pay for it?

Technically, you could but you would lose your privileges in that lot. There is no guarantee that it would be returned to you immediately upon your return. Monthly fees are based on annual rates therefore you cannot simply cancel one month.


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26. How does one apply for a Service Vehicle Permit?

You must be an employee of the University and you must already own and pay for a staff stall at the University. For application process, please see the faculty and staff section.
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