Traffic Regulations & Citations
For the safety and convenience of UBC Okanagan students, faculty, staff and visitors, Parking Services enforces the university’s parking regulations.
- Permits are governed by the Okanagan Campus Parking Permits Terms and Conditions.
- Vehicle owners and operators must adhere to the Board of Governors’ UBC Traffic and Parking Rules
Citations and Traffic Notices
Vehicle owners and operators in violation of the Board of Governors’ UBC Traffic and Parking Rules will receive a traffic notice. In some cases, vehicles may be immobilized or towed.
7(g) Transfer of Pass to Another Person
7(k) Counterfeit Pass
11(a) Failure to Display Proper Authorization
11(b) Expired Time
11(c) Counterfeit Parking Receipt
12(c) Failure Update Registrations
13(a) Exceeding Speed Limit
13(b) Operating Vehicle Off-Road
13(c) Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device
13(d) Failure to Obey Compliance Officer
13(e) Vehicle in Pedestrian Area
13(f) Vehicle in Service Zone
13(h) Parking in Improper Location
13(i) Improper parking
13(j) Parking without Proper Authorization
13(k) Non-Compliance with Permit Conditions
13(l) Unauthorized Motorcycle/Bicycle Parking
13(m) Unauthorized Trailer parking
13(n) Sleeping/Living in Vehicle
13(o) Unauthorized Disabled Parking
13(p) Changing License Plate to Avoid Payment
15(a) Tampering with Traffic Control Device
16(a) Unauthorized Distribution of Printed Material
PAYING A TRAFFIC NOTICE
If a traffic notice is paid within 14 days of the violation being issued, the cost is reduced by 50%. Payment can be made by visiting the traffic notices page on your UBC Okanagan parking account.
DISPUTING A TRAFFIC NOTICE
You may dispute the contravention alleged in a Traffic Notice on or before the 14th day from the date of receipt of the Traffic Notice.
Online: To dispute a traffic notice online, login to your parking account.
In writing or in person: A written dispute can be hand delivered or mailed to Parking Services. Your dispute must contain your return address, email address, a copy of the Traffic Notice and the reason for disputing the alleged violation.
Your submission will be reviewed by a Hearing Officer, who will advise you by email the outcome of your dispute. Your dispute resolution will also contain instructions on how to appeal the Hearing Officer’s ruling.
If you dispute a citation within 14 days of receipt, and the citation is upheld, the 14-day process for payment will begin on the date of the Hearing Officer’s ruling.
Violations remaining unpaid and undisputed may result in a vehicle being immobilized, removed from campus or the driver’s student account being placed on hold.
Immobilizing or Towing a vehicle
UBC reserves the right to immobilize or tow when a vehicle:
- Has three (or more) citations which remain unpaid 14 days after the issue date.
- Parked in a fire lane or blocking a fire hydrant.
- Parked in an accessible parking space without an accessibility permit.
- Parked on campus roadways or in any way that impedes the free movement of traffic.
- Blocking another properly parked vehicle(s)
- Parked along yellow curbs.
- Parked in a bus zone.
- Blocking trash containers
- Parked next to a fire hydrant or preventing access to fire control equipment or parked in fire lanes
- Parked in reserved stalls without proper permits