Traffic Regulations & Citations

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For the safety and convenience of UBC Okanagan students, faculty, staff and visitors, Parking Services enforces the university’s parking regulations.

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.

10 Expired Time

11(c) Failure to Update Registration

12(a) Exceeding Speed Limit

12(b) Operating Vehicle Off-Road

12(c) Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device

12(d) Failure to Obey Compliance Officer

12(e) Vehicle in Pedestrian Area

12(f) Vehicle in Service Zone

12(g) Nuisance

12(h) Parking in Improper Location

12(i) Improper Parking

12(j) Parking without Proper Authorization

12(k) Non-Compliance with Permit Conditions

12(l) Unauthorized Motorcycle/Bicycle Parking

12(m) Unauthorized Trailer Parking

12(n) Sleeping/Living in Vehicle

12(o) Unauthorized Parking in Accessible Parking Space

12(p) Changing License Plate to Avoid Payment

14(a) Tampering with Traffic Control Device

15(a) Unauthorized Distribution of Printed Material


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.

Pay OR DISPUTE 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.


Dispute Review

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.

For any further questions or clarifications, please refer to the University Counsel Website and the UBC Traffic and Parking Rules.

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

If your vehicle has been immobilized you must contact Parking Services.  All vehicles towed will be reported to the Parking Services office and at Campus Security.