PM02: Parking

  • Policy #: PM02
  • Responsible Authority: Director, Ancillary Services
  • Approval Authority: Algonquin College Executive Team
  • Executive Sponsor: Vice President, Finance and Administration
  • Approval Date: 1995/05/16
  • Last Reviewed: 2016/11/01
  • Mandatory Revision Date: 2021/11/01
  • Downloadable Version: Parking

PURPOSE
To document the provision, monitoring, and enforcement of parking on College properties.

SCOPE
All employees, students, clients, contractors, visitors and guests of the College.

DEFINITIONS

Word/Term

Definition

ACET

Algonquin College Executive Team

Official Guest

Includes guests of the President, Vice Presidents, Board of Governors, Advancement Office, Program Advisory Committee members, and members of international delegations

Parking Infraction Notice

A notice of violation of municipal by-law and/or Algonquin College parking regulations, with or without an associated fine

Parking Services

Algonquin College department responsible for enforcing this policy

Reserved Lot

A parking lot which requires a specific permit which is not interchangeable with other lots

POLICY 

1.   Parking Services is responsible for monitoring and ensuring vehicle parking compliance on the Algonquin College Ottawa, Pembroke and Perth Campuses.
2.   Payment for parking is required at all times. Parking Services will monitor and enforce College parking policies at all times (24/7).
3.   Parking rates may vary depending on the convenience, proximity to buildings and duration of parking.
4.   Parking rate changes will be recommended annually by the Manager, Parking Services for approval by the Algonquin College Executive Team.
5.   Parking fees must recover all costs related to the parking operation and associated infrastructure improvements. In keeping with College financial policies, Parking Services, as an Ancillary Service, must also contribute to College overhead.
6.   All vehicles are parked entirely at the owner’s risk. The College does not accept any responsibility for loss or damage to vehicles and/or their contents due to theft, vandalism or any other cause whatsoever.

Accessible Parking 

7.   The College will designate, on all campuses, parking spaces with ready access to buildings as reserved spaces for persons with disabilities. Two types of accessible parking will be available:
a.  Open Accessible Parking: these spaces are not assigned to specific permit-holders. They are open for use by any visitor to the College who possesses a Provincial Accessible Parking Permit. Payment for these spaces is required at all times.
b.  Reserved Accessible Parking: these spaces are reserved for persons with medical needs, as indicated by a doctor’s certificate; a provincial Accessible Parking Permit or equivalent; or upon request from Human Resources or Health Services. Allocation of these spaces will be based on medical needs and availability. Should the demand exceed the number of spaces available, a waiting list will be maintained.

Executive Parking

8.   Parking spaces will be reserved for executives – including the President, Vice Presidents, Deans and Directors at the Ottawa Campus. These reserved spaces are associated with the position, not the employee. Permits for such spaces will be sold annually to eligible employees at an approved rate.
9.   Rural campus staff visiting the Ottawa Campus may obtain a Silver parking pass for the H Building lot from the administrative office of their home campus.

Continuing Education Parking

10.   Algonquin College students enrolled in Continuing Education courses are automatically assessed fees and can park in designated lots without displaying a parking permit after 5:00 pm during the week and all day on weekends.

Complimentary Parking

11.   Complimentary parking is provided only to official guests of the College. Parking passes for other guests of the College may be purchased by departments at a reduced rate. (See Appendix 1: Complimentary Parking Guidelines).
12.   College departments in need of reserved parking space(s) must substantiate their request and apply to the Manager, Parking Services or designate. If granted, these spaces are allocated to the department, not to a person. If the spaces are assigned to a College employee ex officio, the employee will be charged at an approved rate.

Contractor Parking

13.   Contractors must display a valid parking permit while parking at the Ottawa, Pembroke and Perth Campuses. Contractors can purchase a parking permit for Lot 12 or a multi-lot permit at the Ottawa Campus. At the Pembroke and Perth Campuses, they must purchase a Green permit. Under special circumstances, contractors can request a specially marked permit from Parking Services to park in areas other those covered by a Contractor permit or Multi-lot permit.
14.  Contractors parked outside the Contractor permit areas without displaying the special permit, or without having written permission from Parking Services, will be subject to a Parking Infraction Notice.
15.   Contractors who require a vehicle (for example: a generator fixed in the back of a pickup truck) to perform their work will be allowed to park in the vicinity of the work area. A clearly marked pass must identify the vehicle.
16.   Contract employees who are required to park on campus to supply workforce labour must park their vehicles in the designated area for contractor parking, with no exceptions.

Parking Regulations

17.   With the purchase of a parking permit, permit holders agree to park according to all signs and regulations. Failure to do so may result in a Parking Infraction Notice or vehicle tow-away.
18.   Permit holders may appeal parking tickets to the Parking Services office within five (5) days of receipt of the ticket, using an online appeals system.
19.   Improperly parked vehicles, or vehicles that represent a hazard, may be towed without prior notice. Removal will be at the owner’s risk and expense.
20.   The Manager of Parking Services will update parking regulations annually and will provide them to parking permit holders when they purchase a parking permit.

PROCEDURE

 

Action

 

Responsibility

1.

Annually, submit parking rates for approval as part of the College budget approval process.

 

Manager, Parking Services

2.

Issuance of Parking Permits

 

 

2.1

Annually, set dates for permit sales for specific groups.

 

Manager, Parking Services

2.2

Maintain waitlist if demand exceeds spaces.

 

Manager, Parking Services

3.

Purchase parking permits within annually established timelines.

 

Employees, students, visitors, and guests to the College

4.

Refunds on all permits are pro-rated based on usage. A fee will be applied to cover administrative charges.

 

Manager, Parking Services

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION
Appendix 1          Complimentary Parking Guidelines

RELATED POLICIES
None

RELATED MATERIALS
City of Ottawa Traffic and Parking By-law

Accessible Parking Permit Information