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Parking Enforcement

Security Services utilizes first-offense immobilization, or “booting,” for vehicles without Dal permits parked in general spaces without authorization on the Halifax campuses. Individuals will be able to have the boot removed by Security Services, 24/7, at a fee of $75.

Ticketing

Any violation of the University parking regulations may result in a Dalhousie parking ticket.

Ticketable offenses:

  • Parking meter violations
  • Parking in “no parking” areas
  • Occupying more than one parking spot
  • Parking on university property without a permit
  • Parking on university property without valid provincial/state license/temporary sticker displayed

Parking ticket costs:

  • The cost of a Dalhousie parking ticket is $20.00.
  • The minimum penalty for illegally parking in accessible parking areas is $100.00.

Permit cancellations:

  • Continued parking violations within a twelve (12) month period will result in the cancellation of the permit and/or withdrawal of University parking privileges; as will failure to observe traffic signs or to comply with the instructions of any authorized official employed in the control of traffic or parking.

Tire locking (also known as booting)

Security Services utilizes first-offense immobilization, or “booting,” for vehicles without Dal permits parked in general spaces without authorization on the Halifax campuses.

For vehicles with Dal permits a tire locking device will be used on the 4th parking ticket and all subsequent parking tickets for the remainder of the year.

  • The cost to have the locking device removed is $75
  • The device can be removed by contacting Security Services at (902) 494-6400 (Halifax campuses) or (902) 893-4190 (Agricultural Campus).  

Towing

A vehicle will be towed in situations that could potentially impact personal safety or cause damage to university property, including:

  • Parking on walkways, grassed, or seeded areas
  • Unauthorized parking in a reserved space
  • Blocking access and exit roads or obstructing the movement of traffic
  • Obstructing a fire hydrant, fire lane, fire door, or loading zone and/or a point of entry/exit of a building
  • Damaged or vehicles not in good working order that are leaking fluid or hazardous vapours that may spill onto University property

Appeal policy

Individuals wishing to appeal a parking ticket should call Security Services and arrange to speak with the issuing Officer.  In the event that the ticket recipient is not satisfied with the resolution, the individual can submit their complaint, in writing, to the Traffic Officer at parking@dal.ca.  The Director of Security will not normally override the decision of the Officer unless a very clear case to do so is submitted in writing by the ticketed party.