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Parking Rules and Regulations

Wilfrid Laurier University has the authority to regulate parking on all properties owned or rented by the university. The university grounds are private property, giving us the right to take action against violators of the parking and traffic regulations. This includes leased properties.

Traffic rules and directive signs governing the use of motor vehicles are in effect 24 hours per day. Vehicles must be operated with due care and caution, and give right-of-way to pedestrian traffic. Signage indicating enforcement hours is posted in all campus parking lots.

Parking and Transportation Resources staff, Laurier Special Constable Service, City of Brantford personnel and City of Kitchener personnel are authorized to enforce the parking regulations.

Parking Regulations by Campus and Location

All vehicles parked on university property must:

  • Possess a valid university-issued parking permit (notes of explanations left in a vehicle will not be accepted in lieu of a parking permit and vehicles will be subject to parking enforcement provisions); or
  • Possess an authorized visitor permit; or
  • Be parked legally at a meter or in a pay and display lot.

Vehicles illegally parked in a “no parking” area, including roadways, fire routes, sidewalks, pedestrian walkways, and hatch-marked areas, are subject to an immediate tow. Please do not park in these areas at any time.

“Reserved by name/number” spaces are reserved 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Violators will be ticketed and/or towed.

Delinquent parking fines not resolved in a reasonable period of time, at the discretion of the university, may be referred to a collection agency.

If a vehicle needs repair or service and cannot leave campus it is the owner’s responsibility to immediately notify our office(during business hours) or Laurier Special Constable Service (after business hours) and arrange for the vehicle to be removed from campus or risk being ticketed,  and/or towed at the owner’s expense.

Sleeping or maintaining residence in vehicles, trailers, tents or similar temporary accommodation is prohibited on campus.

Tailgating is not permitted on campus. 

Note: Any vehicle may be towed at any time if it is improperly parked on any property owned or leased by the university.

Overnight Parking

Parking is not permitted in any lot between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., with the exception of lots designated for 24 hour parking. Violators may be ticketed and/or towed.

Evening Parking

Parking permits are not required after 4:30 p.m. in all white permit parking areas and after 10 p.m. in all gold permit parking areas – excluding lots 18 and 48.

Parking is not permitted in lot 48 after 6 p.m. (no overnight parking is permitted in any lots with the exception of lots designated for 24 hour parking).

No weekend parking is permitted in lots 18, 38 and 48.


Operators of vehicles, including bicycles, must not willingly or knowingly abandon their vehicle on any property owned or rented by the university. Vehicles will be deemed “abandoned” if left unmoved for seven days on university property regardless of whether they hold a valid permit. Please contact Parking and Transportation Resources if you need to make special arrangements. Vehicles parked in lots designated orange, red, green or blue (displaying a valid permit) are exempt from this restriction.

Owner's Responsibility

Vehicles that are driven or parked on campus are strictly at the risk of the owner. The university, its employees and agents, assume no responsibility for any losses, charges or costs, and are not liable for any damages incurred to a vehicle or to the driver or occupants of a vehicle.


Accidents involving a vehicle on university property resulting in personal injury, damage to property, or theft must be reported to Laurier Special Constable Service at 519.884.0710, ext. 3333 or 519.885.3333. Thereafter, the matter will be dealt with under the provisions of the appropriate civil or criminal authorities.

Speed Limit

The maximum campus speed limit is 15 km/hour.

Lost or Stolen Parking Permits

If your permit is lost or stolen, please contact the Parking and Transportation Office at 519.884.0710 ext. 3032 or at immediately to alert us of the situation. The Parking and Transportation Office, upon receiving payment of the $50 replacement fee, can then issue you a new permit and the old permit will then be made inactive.

All vehicles parked on university property must:

  • Possess a valid university-issued parking permit (notes of explanations left in a vehicle will not be accepted in lieu of a parking permit and vehicles will be subject to parking enforcement provisions); or
  • Possess an authorized visitor permit.

Vehicles parked on Brantford streets and parking lots are subject to City of Brantford parking laws and enforcement. Enforcement is done by the City of Brantford, any ticket inquiries should be directed to the City Parking enforcement office at 519-753-2311 or in person at 59 Icomm Drive.

Parking Permits

New permits will not be issued to individuals who have outstanding parking fees. The hangtag must be attached to the rearview mirror of the vehicle with the permit number clearly visible through the windshield. Vehicles which fail to properly display a valid permit will be ticketed by the City of Brantford.

If you have who have lost your parking permit or had it stolen, you will have to request a replacement permit through Service Laurier Brantford at a cost of $50

Social Work students parking at the Charles and Benton Parking Garage must have a valid permit/transponder or pay according to City of Kitchener regulations.

Anyone parking on a city street or lot is subject to City of Kitchener parking regulations and enforcement.

If you are using your permit to park on Laurier's Waterloo campus, you are subject to all Waterloo rules and regulations – see the "Waterloo" tab for details.

Lost or Stolen Permits

If you lose your permit or have it stolen, please contact us immediately at or 519.884.0710 ext. 3032. To obtain a new permit, you will be required to pay a charge of $50 and your old permit will be made inactive. If you have lost your parking permit or it was stolen and you wish to cease your parking deductions, you will need to pay the $50 replacement fee first and we will then cease your parking deductions. There is an additional charge for the replacement of a lost or stolen transponder.