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The Parking Store

Common Parking Violations

Select Parking Violation below for description, diagram, and applicable fines of common parking violations.  For a description of all Parking Violations enforced by the Winnipeg Parking Authority please see Winnipeg Parking By-law 86/2016.

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Improper Parking
  • Parking in wrong direction
  • Parking on wrong side of roadway
  • Appears on Ticket as:
    • 14 Improper prkg; or
    • 24 Prkg in wrong direction; or
    • 22 Prkg on wrong side of rdwy

Covered under: Winnipeg Parking By–Law No. 86/2016 Section 17

Position and direction of parked vehicle

  • Except as otherwise required or authorized by a traffic control device, a vehicle parked on a street must be parked parallel to the edge of the roadway and
    1. within 45 cm (18 in) of the physical barrier or painted line separating the roadway and a bicycle path, if there is one;
    2. within 45 cm (18 in) of the curb, if there is one, and no bicycle path lies between the curb and the roadway;
    3. on the shoulder if there is one; or
    4. as close as practicable to the edge of the roadway if there is no bicycle path, no curb and no shoulder.

If a vehicle on a street is parked in a traffic lane in which parking is permitted, it must face the same direction as the flow of traffic in that lane.  If it is parked on a shoulder or a lane reserved for parking, it must face the same direction as the flow of traffic in the adjacent lane.

Improperly Parked

APPLICABLE FINES

  • $35 – If Paid Within 15 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance
  • $70 – If Paid 16 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance
Parking where parking prohibited

Appears on Ticket as:

  • 16 Prkg where Prkg proh

Covered under: Winnipeg Parking By–Law No. 86/2016   Section 11(1)

No parking zone

No vehicle may be parked at a place where parking is prohibited by a traffic control device.

You are allowed to stop (pick up/drop off passengers, etc.), but you are not allowed to park for any length of time. The vehicle is considered to be parked when the driver′s seat is unoccupied, or the vehicle is stationary. No Parking zones are not Loading Zones.

No Parking Anytime

APPLICABLE FINES

  • $35 – If Paid Within 15 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance
  • $70 – If Paid 16 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance
Parking Overtime in Alley

Appears on Ticket as:

  • 15 Prkg OT in alley

Covered under: Winnipeg Parking By–Law No. 86/2016   Section 20

No vehicle may be parked in an alley for more than 15 minutes.

No Parking in Alley

APPLICABLE FINES

  • $35 – If Paid Within 15 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance
  • $70 – If Paid 16 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance
Stopping where stopping prohibited

No stopping zone

Appears on Ticket as:

  • 06 Stop where stop proh

Covered under: Winnipeg Parking By–Law No. 86/2016   Section 10

No vehicle may be stopped at a place where stopping is prohibited by a traffic control device

The roadway is for moving traffic, and you cannot stop your vehicle in a "No Stopping" area. It is NOT for loading or unloading passengers or goods. If the stopped vehicle presents a hazard, it will be towed.

No Stopping Anytime

APPLICABLE FINES

  • $35 – If Paid Within 15 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance
  • $70 – If Paid 16 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance
Parking in Designated Parking Space

Appears on Ticket as:

  • 30 Prkg in designated prkg space

Covered under: Winnipeg Parking By–Law No. 86/2016   Section 18(1)

Spaces reserved for physically disabled persons

No vehicle may be stopped or parked

  1. in a designated parking space or a disabled loading zone; or
  2. in such a manner as to obstruct access to such a space;

unless a disabled person’s parking permit is being used and displayed in the vehicle in accordance with The Highway Traffic Act and the regulations under that Act.

Members of the disabled community rely on availability of accessible parking more than other parkers, and their proximity has health and mobility implications. Vehicles parked in Disability areas must have a current, properly displayed, Provincial or State Disability Parking Permit.

No Stopping - Disabled Zone

APPLICABLE FINES

  • $150 – If Paid Within 15 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance
  • $300 – If Paid 16 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance

Stopping where stopping prohibited between 7:00 and 9:00 or between 15:30 and 17:30

Appears on Ticket as:

  • 03 Stop where proh bet.7:00&9:00/15:30&17:30

Covered under: Winnipeg Parking By–Law No. 86/2016 Section 10

Streets are built to accommodate the movement of traffic at peak times. "Rush Hour" times in Winnipeg are 07:00 – 09:00 and 15:30 – 17:30 weekdays. You cannot park or stop your vehicle in No Stopping zones during these times (not even to load/unload, pick up a passenger, etc). Traffic takes immediate priority and offending vehicles may be towed away instantly. This restriction over–rules any loading zone, parking meter, disability parking stall, or other use of the street during these times. If you park in a rush hour zone you will be towed.

No Stopping 07:00 - 09:00 / No Stopping 15:30 - 17:30

APPLICABLE FINES

  • $50 – If Paid Within 15 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance
  • $100 – If Paid 16 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance
Parking Beyond Time Limit

Appears on Ticket as:

  • 01 Prkg beyond time limit-paid prkg space
  • 05 Prkg beyond time lmt-free prkg space
  • 04 Prkg beyond time lmt-1hr lmt

Covered under: Winnipeg Parking By–Law No. 86/2016   Section 12(1)

Time-limited parking zone

Subject to this section, where a parking space is governed by a traffic control device that specifies the length of time that a vehicle may be parked in that space, no vehicle may be parked in that space for a greater length of time.

Some of the streets in Winnipeg have one and two hour use restrictions, meaning that they are intended for short term parking use only. If you are parked in a one or two hour restricted area, please park within the time restriction, and if you have to stay longer, please move to a longer term Off Street parking lot, or to another short term parking zone. Your vehicle can be ticketed if it hasn't moved through an intersection.

Please note: Large Vehicle Parking Limited to One Hour is also enforced under Parking Beyond Time Limit Offence. See Section 13 for full details.

Overtime Parking

APPLICABLE FINES

  • $35 – If Paid Within 15 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance
  • $70 – If Paid 16 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance
Parking on a Boulevard

Appears on Ticket as:

  • 20 Prkg on blvd

Covered under: Winnipeg Parking By–Law No. 86/2016   Section 16(1)(e)

Except when necessary to comply with a traffic control device, no vehicle may be stopped or parked on a boulevard.

A boulevard is the portion of the street between the curb line or edge of roadway and the adjoining property line excluding the sidewalk.

Park on a Boulevard

APPLICABLE FINES

  • $35 – If Paid Within 15 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance
  • $70 – If Paid 16 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance
Parking on a Sidewalk or where sidewalk crosses roadway

Appears on Ticket as:

  • 18 Prkg on s/walk or where s/walk crosses rdwy

Covered under: Winnipeg Parking By–Law No. 86/2016   Section 16(1)(a)

Sidewalks and pedestrian right of ways are for the movement of pedestrians, and this includes members of the elderly or disabled communities. Don′t park in a driveway so as to obstruct, or even partially obstruct, a paved sidewalk or unpaved right of way. Remember that a sidewalk is any City–maintained sidewalk that meets the street, whether the sidewalk continues on the other side of the street or not. If a sidewalk appears to end on one side of the street, you cannot obstruct the movement of pedestrians by parking on the other side, where the sidewalk could otherwise continue.

Park on a Sidewalk

APPLICABLE FINES

  • $50 – If Paid Within 15 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance
  • $100 – If Paid 16 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance

Parking in an Intersection or within 3 metres of intersection

Appears on Ticket as:

  • 09 Prkg in intersection/w/in 3m of intersection

Covered under: Winnipeg Parking By–Law No. 86/2016   Section 16(1)(f)

Streets are for moving traffic and you cannot park your vehicle so as to even partially obstruct an Intersection or park within 3 metres of the intersection. An intersection is any place where two public streets meet; they do not have to cross each other, and they do not have to be through streets. For example, if you park at a "T intersection" on the through street, and obstruct access to the shorter street adjoining where no active restrictions exist, you would be parked in the intersection.

Park Within an Intersection

APPLICABLE FINES

  • $50 – If Paid Within 15 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance
  • $100 – If Paid 16 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance
Parking on Crosswalk or within 3 metres of crosswalk

Appears on Ticket as:

  • 19 Prkg on crosswalk/ w/in 3m of crosswalk

Covered under: Winnipeg Parking By–Law No. 86/2016   Section 16(1)(c)

A crosswalk is any City-maintained sidewalk that meets a street. The "approach" side of the sidewalk is when you are coming up to the sidewalk (the sidewalk would be at the front of your vehicle). You must leave 3 meters (approximately 10 feet) between the front bumper of your vehicle and the edge of the sidewalk to ensure the safety of pedestrians.

Park Within 3 Meters of Approach to Sidewalk

APPLICABLE FINES

  • $35 – If Paid Within 15 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance
  • $70 – If Paid 16 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance
Park Within 3 Meters of Fire Hydrant

Appears on Ticket as:

  • 13 Prkg w/in 3m of Fire Hyd

Covered under: Winnipeg Parking By–Law No. 86/2016   Section 16(1)(d)

Emergency workers need instant access to emergency equipment; lives depend on it. It is illegal to park in front of a fire hydrant. Presuming that the hydrant is right at the curb edge, you must then leave 3 meters (approximately 10 feet) on either side of the hydrant for emergency workers to have access. In other words, the space left between your car and the car parked on the other side of the hydrant must be 6 meters (approximately 20 feet) with the hydrant in the middle.

Park Within 3 Meters of Curb/Edge Opposite Fire Hydrant

APPLICABLE FINES

  • $50 – If Paid Within 15 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance
  • $100 – If Paid 16 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance
Park Within 9 Meters of Beacon, Stop or Arrêt Sign or Traffic Control Device

Appears on Ticket as:

  • 17 Prkg w/in 9m of beacon, stop/arrêt sign/TFC control signal

Covered under: Winnipeg Parking By–Law No. 86/2016   Section 16(1)(k)

A traffic control device is a stop sign or traffic signal. You must be 9 meters (approximately 30 feet) back from the traffic control device so that the view from moving vehicles is not blocked.

Park Within 9 Meters of Traffic Device

APPLICABLE FINES

  • $35 – If Paid Within 15 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance
  • $70 – If Paid 16 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance
Parking – in Loading Zone while not loading or unloading

Appears on Ticket as:

  • 11 Prkg in Load zone while not loading/unloading; or
  • 12 Remain OT in Load Zone

Covered under: Winnipeg Parking By–Law No. 86/2016   Section 19

No vehicle may be stopped or parked in a loading zone unless it is in the process of being loaded or unloaded.

Remaining Overtime in Loading Zone

No vehicle may remain in a loading zone, even if it is in the process of being loaded or unloaded, for longer than the length of time specified on the traffic control devices designating the loading zone or, if no time limit is specified,

  1. 30 minutes, if the loading zone is designated by a traffic control device as a disabled loading zone; or
    15 minutes, in any other case.
Parking - Loading Zone

APPLICABLE FINES

  • $35 – If Paid Within 15 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance
  • $70 – If Paid 16 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance
Winter Parking

Appears on Ticket as:

  • 39 Prkg/stop on snow rte b/w 2:00am&7:00am Annual Snow rte prkg ban from Dec-Feb; or
  • 38 Prk/stop on snow rte b/w 12 midnight&7:00am (Declared Snow rte prkg ban); or
  • 37 Prk/stop in snow clearing zone when res Prkg Ban applies to the zone

Covered under: City of Winnipeg Winter Parking Ban Bylaw 76/2011

Winter Parking Bans Update – This winter, the City of Winnipeg is proceeding with all winter parking bans as usual with one change – Please visit our Winter Parking Bans Update page for full details.

There is an Annual Snow Route Parking Ban on public roadways in Winnipeg to permit clearance and removal of ice and snow during the winter months. The Annual Snow Route Parking Ban comes into effect December 1 and continues until March 1, and it applies to all streets bearing SNOW ROUTE signs. When the Annual Snow Route Parking Ban is in effect, you cannot stop, stand, idle, or park a vehicle on these streets between the hours of 02:00 – 07:00.

If the Director of Public Works announces a Declared Snow Route Parking Ban (A Declared Parking Ban), you cannot stop, stand, idle, or park a vehicle on streets bearing Snow Route signs between the hours of midnight and 07:00.

Where there is a need to clear accumulated snow from residential and other streets, a Residential Parking Ban may be declared. Under the Winter Parking Bay Bylaw, all streets in the City of Winnipeg not marked as a SNOW ROUTE have been assigned to a plowing zone. When a particular zone is scheduled for plowing, any vehicle parked on a street in that zone is in violation of the bylaw and will be ticketed. Notification of a Residential Parking Ban is made through local media and zone information and plowing schedules are available through the City's website and 311.

Vehicles parked in violation of any snow related parking ban may be towed.

Some Parking Authority and other private off street lots may have stalls available during On Street parking bans. Please plan ahead for winter, and inquire.

Winter Parking

APPLICABLE FINES

Snow Route Parking Ban & Declared Snow Route Parking Ban

  • $50 – If Paid Within 15 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance
  • $100 – If Paid 16 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance

Residential Parking Ban

  • $75 – If Paid Within 15 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance
  • $150 – If Paid 16 Days After Date of Ticket Issuance
Last update: February 1, 2017