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Consolidated Newfoundland Regulation 1996
Control and Parking Regulations
Under the authority of section 35 of the Memorial University Act and the Subordinate Legislation Revision and Consolidation Act, the Lieutenant‑Governor in Council makes the following regulations.
1. Short title
4. Maximum speed limit
6. Drop‑off points
7. Registered owner
8. University rights
11. Parking permit
12. Process of application
13. Affirmation by applicant
14. Special consideration
15. Gate control cards
16. Designated areas
18. Special or temporary permits
19. Car pool permits
20. Registration of multiple vehicles
21. Second permits
22. Car pools
23. Replacement permits
24. Persons with disabilities
25. Special occasions
26. Departmental permits
27. Special permits after hours
28. Retired faculty and staff
30. Cancellation of permit
31. Cancellation of gate control cards
32. Rescinded permits
33. Parking on designated areas only
34. Alternative designated areas
35. After hours parking
36. Alternate parking for permit holders
37. Metered parking areas
39. Violation of permits
40. Rescinding permits
41. Where fines payable
42. Towing fee
43. Impounding fee
44. Release of seized vehicles
45. Disposal of seized vehicles
1. These regulations may be cited as the Traffic Control and Parking Regulations.
2. In these regulations
(a) "Act" means the Memorial University Act;
(b) "board" means the Board of Regents;
(c) "campus" includes all properties owned, rented or operated by Memorial University of Newfoundland, including the Health Sciences Centre and the Marine Institute;
(d) "car pool" means where 2 or more persons register separate vehicles to comprise a car pool;
(e) "complaint" means a summons to the registered owner of a vehicle for alleged violations of traffic and parking regulations;
(f) "date of violation" means the date the alleged violation occurred as shown on the complaint;
(g) "drop off points" means areas on campus designated for the drop off and pick up of passengers;
(h) "employee" means a person on the payroll of the university and a person employed by the General Hospital Corporation working at the Health Sciences Centre;
(i) "fee" means a fee as prescribed by the board;
(j) "hospital" means the General Hospital Corporation;
(k) "Marine Institute" means the
Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of
(m) "minister" means the minister appointed under the Executive Council Act to administer the Act;
(n) "parking" means the halting of a vehicle, whether or not occupied, except when halting temporarily for the purpose of, and while actually engaged in, the loading and unloading of goods and passengers;
(o) "parking areas" means that portion of campus, including the Health Sciences Centre and the Marine Institute, designated for the use of motorized vehicles;
(p) "permit" means a decal or card issued by the university in accordance with these regulations, to allow parking in designated areas on campus;
(q) "roadway" means that portion of campus, including the Health Sciences Centre and the Marine Institute designated for the use of motorized vehicles, excluding parking areas;
(r) "service personnel" means persons employed by firms, government departments, individuals or agencies providing services full‑time or part‑time on campus;
(s) "signs" means a marking or device displayed or erected by the university to regulate the movement of pedestrian and vehicular traffic and the parking of vehicles on campus;
(t) "students" means
(i) students registered in either day or evening courses for credit or non‑credit, and
(ii) a person on the payroll of the university, or the Marine Institute and a person employed by the General Hospital corporation working at the Health Sciences Centre;
(u) "summons" means an issued summons which relates to an alleged traffic or parking offence;
(v) "traffic control device" means a parking meter, mechanical gate or other device used for the control of traffic or parking;
(w) "traffic court" means the Provincial Traffic Court, Atlantic Place, St. John's, or Sir Richard Squires Building, Corner Brook;
(x) "university" means the Memorial University of Newfoundland;
(y) "vehicle" means a car, truck, motorcycle, motorized scooter, or other motor‑powered vehicle, and includes bicycles and tricycles; and
(z) "visitor" means a person not defined as a student, employee or service personnel.
3. (1) All persons using the campus roadways and parking areas on the St. John's Campus, including the Health Sciences Centre, the Marine Institute, and the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook are subject to these regulations.
(2) Unless otherwise specified, these regulations are in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Maximum speed limit
4. The maximum speed limit on campus is 30 kilometres per hour, unless otherwise posted.
5. (1) A revision to these regulations will be published in the MUN Gazette, The Window, and The Muse and will be posted on university and hospital notice boards.
(2) In the case of a conflict between map designations and on‑site signs regarding parking instructions, the on‑site signage shall be assumed to be the more recent and shall take precedence.
6. Drop‑off points to reduce the crossflow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic on campus shall be established by the board.
7. The registered owner of the vehicle shall be responsible for
(a) the vehicle;
(b) damage caused by the vehicle when it is on campus; and
(c) traffic or parking violations committed under these regulations.
8. (1) The university shall not be responsible for loss of or damage to vehicles or the contents of those vehicles.
(2) The university may close a campus roadway or parking area at a time it is considered necessary for maintenance, cleaning, snow clearing, safety or to meet special requirements.
9. (1) All accidents on campus shall be reported to the Enforcement and Patrol Section by the persons concerned within 2 working days.
(2) An accident resulting in an injury or death or estimated damages exceeding $1,000 comes under the Highway Traffic Act and shall be reported to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, or the nearest Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment if at other university locations outside St. John's which are not under the jurisdiction of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.
10. Vehicles shall yield the right‑of‑way to pedestrians at crosswalks.
11. (1) Students, employees, service personnel and other persons having a direct association with the university, hospital, or Marine Institute and wishing to park a vehicle in a designated area on campus shall obtain a parking permit.
(2) Applications for parking permits referred to
in subsection (1) are available at the Enforcement and Patrol Office,
Process of application
12. (1) Applications may be processed by mail for the convenience of university employees.
(2) The application form shall be completed and signed by the applicant, and shall include the applicable fee and proof of ownership of the vehicle.
(3) University employees requesting their parking fee to be deducted from their salaries must complete and sign the applicable portion of the application form.
Affirmation by applicant
13. (1) Upon signing the application form, the applicant acknowledges that he or she has read, understands, and agrees to abide by these regulations.
(2) Applications may not be processed if the applicant has outstanding tickets and the applicant has previously shown disregard for these regulations.
235/80; 94/87; 125/88; 43/89; 14/91; 112/93
14. (1) In special circumstances, an application made by an individual for a parking permit for a vehicle not registered to him or her may be considered.
(2) The special consideration referred to in subsection (1) shall require written permission from the registered vehicle owner to be provided.
Gate control cards
15. Applicants who are issued gate control cards with their permits shall be required to return that card at the end of the applicable permit year before a new permit card for another year is issued.
16. (1) Parking in designated areas shall be allocated as space permits.
(2) Priority shall be given to full‑time faculty and staff and to persons with disabilities who were registered for the parking area in the previous year.
(3) The priority listings for one permit year shall not be applicable after March 31 of that year.
(4) In the event that the applicant does not receive the preferred parking area indicated on the application form, a memo may be sent to the assistant manager of Campus Enforcement and Patrol, Traffic and Parking, indicating a continued interest in the preferred area if space becomes available.
235/80; 94/87; 125/88; 43/89; 113/90; 14/91; 112/93
17. (1) Permits in the form of decals issued for vehicles other than motorcycles or car pool vehicles shall be affixed on the inside of the front windshield and located in the top centre behind the rearview mirror so as not to interfere with the drivers vision, as approved by the minister.
(2) Decals when affixed must be clearly visible through the front windshield from outside the vehicle.
(3) Motorcycle decals shall be affixed on the front or rear fender so as to be clearly visible.
(4) Where a location referred to in subsection (1) or (3) is not considered satisfactory, applicants may contact the Enforcement and Patrol Section for advice regarding satisfactory placement of the decal.
(5) All previous university decals shall be removed from the windshield.
Special or temporary permits
18. (1) Temporary or special permits may be issued by the Enforcement and Patrol Section to meet specific needs of students, employees or other persons having a direct association with the university or marine institute which include loan or rental vehicles
(a) when the registered vehicle is out of service;
(b) when the registered owner suffers temporary health or disability problems; or
(c) for guests of the university.
(2) Special or temporary permits shall be in the form of cards and must be placed on the dashboard of the vehicle so as to be clearly visible through the front windshield from outside the vehicle when it is on campus.
Car pool permits
19. Car pool permits shall be laminated by the Enforcement and Patrol Section and shall be placed on the dashboard of the vehicle so as to be clearly visible through the front windshield from outside the vehicle when it is on campus.
Registration of multiple vehicles
20. (1) A person may be permitted to register two vehicles for the same parking area.
(2) The area fee for registration in subsection (1) shall apply for the first vehicle and an administration fee as prescribed by the board shall be charged for the second vehicle.
(3) Where registration is permitted under subsection (1), only one vehicle shall be parked on the designated parking area at a time.
(4) Contravention of subsection (3) is an offence under these regulations and shall result in a fine or the rescission of permits for both vehicles or both a fine and the rescission of both permits.
21. (1) As space permits, a second permit may be issued where 2 persons using one vehicle on campus request permission to park in different parking areas.
(2) Where the areas requested have different fee schedules, the higher fee shall apply and an additional administrative fee as prescribed by the board shall be charged for the second permit.
(3) Both permits shall be affixed adjacent to each other in the location noted in section 17.
22. (1) Two or more users, employees or students, may apply for a single permit at the appropriate fee for use in a car pool.
(2) An application shall be completed for each vehicle in the car pool.
23. (1) Replacement permits may be issued as circumstances require upon sale of vehicles or replacement of windshields or in other circumstances as considered appropriate by the Enforcement and Patrol Section.
(2) Recognizable portions of the valid permit previously issued shall be returned to the Enforcement and Patrol Section.
(3) An administrative fee for permits issued under subsection (1) shall be applied.
Persons with disabilities
24. (1) Persons physically disabled or having some other health disability who require special consideration regarding parking may make requests in writing to the assistant manager of Enforcement and Patrol, Traffic and Parking
(a) when submitting their application form; or
(b) regarding particular parking problems.
(2) Every effort shall be made to accommodate requests made under subsection (1).
(3) Medical verification of disability may be required for an application under subsection (1) by the assistant manager of Enforcement and Patrol, Traffic and Parking.
25. Persons organizing conferences, seminars, or inviting guest lecturers may contact the assistant manager of Enforcement and Patrol, Traffic and Parking concerning desired parking arrangements.
26. (1) Departments, including those departments located off campus which have requirements for personnel to visit other departments or sections on campus or departmental business, may apply for a special departmental permit.
(2) Applications giving full details of special requirements shall be submitted in writing by the dean, director, or department head to the assistant manager of Enforcement and Patrol (Parking).
(3) A departmental parking permit shall only be used by members of a department in carrying out their duties to the university or the hospital and is intended to provide temporary parking in a parking area other than that allocated to the individual.
(4) Departmental permits shall only be used by currently registered permit holders in vehicles registered with the university.
(5) The dean, director, or department head making an application under subsection (2) shall ensure that a departmental permit is not misused.
(6) The misuse of a departmental permit referred to in subsection (4) may result in the rescission of the permit.
Special permits after hours
27. (1) Employees with a valid university parking permit may apply for a special permit which gives access to a more convenient parking area after 4 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends.
(2) A permit under subsection (1) shall be issued on a space available basis.
235/80; 222/81; 94/87; 125/88; 113/90
Retired faculty and staff
28. (1) Faculty and staff retired from the employ of the university or the hospital may apply for a parking permit.
(2) Permits issued under subsection (1) shall be free of charge.
(3) Notwithstanding subsections (1) and (2), permits to retired faculty and staff shall be issued on a space available basis.
29. (1) Fees for parking shall be prescribed by the board.
(2) Fees may be paid at the University Enforcement and Patrol Office, the Marine Institute Bookstore, or the Health Sciences Centre Enforcement and Patrol Office.
(3) Fees may be paid by cash, cheque or money order.
(4) Employees sending fees through the mail may send their cheque or money order payable to Memorial University of Newfoundland.
(5) University employees may have their parking fee paid through salary deduction by completing and signing the applicable portion of the application form.
235/80; 94/87; 125/88; 43/89; 113/90; 14/91; 112/93
Cancellation of permit
30. (1) A permit holder wishing to cancel a parking permit shall do so by returning recognizable portions of the decal or permit to the Enforcement and Control Section.
(2) Individuals requesting a refund shall complete a request for refund form as prescribed by the board.
(3) Where the original payment was in the form of cash or cheque, a 30 day processing period shall apply.
(4) Where the original payment was a payroll deduction
(a) a lump sum deduction shall be processed against the applicant's payroll to close out an outstanding balance;
(b) the request for refund shall be processed and a cheque available 30 days from the final payroll deduction.
(5) It is the responsibility of the employee to initiate the refund policy.
(6) A prorated refund shall be made if applicable.
(7) An administrative fee shall be deducted from a refund, and a minimum refund shall apply after that administrative fee has been deducted.
(8) Refunds shall be calculated by the Enforcement and Patrol Section and paid by cheque from the Comptroller's Office.
Cancellation of gate control cards
31. (1) A permit holder who is issued a gate control card with a permit and who wishes to cancel his or her permit shall return the control card and all recognizable portions of the decal or permit.
(2) Where the control card is submitted to the Enforcement and Patrol Section, the refund shall be calculated according to section 30.
32. Persons whose university vehicle parking permits have been rescinded shall not be eligible for a refund.
Parking on designated areas only
33. (1) Parking on campus shall be permitted in designated parking areas only unless permission to park elsewhere is given by an Enforcement and Patrol officer, police officer, or parking attendant.
(2) Parking in designated parking areas shall be in accordance with signs and instructions noted regarding restricted times.
(3) Parking shall not be permitted on campus roadways, loading zones, fire zones, traffic lanes within parking lots, drop‑off points, or where otherwise indicated.
(4) Notwithstanding subsection (3), parking may be permitted on campus roadways where metered parking is provided.
Alternative designated areas
34. (1) The issuance of a permit for a designated area does not guarantee that parking space will be available at all times in that area.
(2) Where the assigned area on 1, 1A, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7A, 8, 9, 10, 10A, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 15A, 15B, 15C, 16, 16A, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, 36, 51, 56, 56A, 60 or 62 is fully occupied, alternative parking for valid permit holders is Area 15 or 16A.
(3) Where the assigned area on parking areas 9, 9A, 9B, 9C, or 9E is fully occupied, alternative parking for valid permit holders is area 9G.
(4) Where the assigned area on parking Areas M1, M2, M3, M4, or M5 is fully occupied, alternative parking for valid permit holders is Area M.11 (Marine Institute Property, Nagles Hill).
113/90; 112/93; 43/95
After hours parking
35. Parking Areas 9, 15, 16A, and 9G are available, under normal circumstances, to a vehicle with a valid university parking permit after
Alternate parking for permit holders
36. (1) A vehicle displaying a valid university parking permit may, as space permits, park in a parking area at the following times:
(a) between Monday and Tuesday ;
(b) between Tuesday and Wednesday ;
(c) between Thursday and Friday ;
(d) between Friday and Monday ; and
(e) during statutory holidays and other times when the university buildings are closed.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to Parking Area 9B at the Health Sciences Centre and Parking Areas 1, 1A, 2, 8, 10, 10A, 11, 12, 13, 14,24, 25, and 56A on campus and parking areas with control gates.
Metered parking areas
37. (1) User pay parking for the convenience of visitors is available in the following areas at the rates and times posted, space permitting
(a) Parking Area 3 (off
(b) Parking Area 9A (off
(c) Parking Area 9C (off
(d) Parking Areas 15B and 15C (off
(e) Parking Area 17 (off
(f) Parking Area 60 (
(2) All vehicles parked in the above areas must be removed by daily.
43/89; 113/90; 14/91
38. Trailers shall not be parked on campus unless explicit permission is given by the Enforcement and Patrol Section.
Violation of permits
39. (1) Persons violating these regulations shall be subject to
(c) impounding of vehicles; or
(d) the rescission of parking permits.
(2) Fines for the violations referred to in paragraph (1)(a) are described in the Schedule.
40. A parking permit may be rescinded for
(a) obvious disregard of these regulations;
(b) defacing a permit;
(c) copying or duplicating a permit;
(d) misuse of a permit;
(e) supplying false information; or
(f) damaging or tampering with traffic control signs or devices.
Where fines payable
41. (1) Fines for tickets issued on the university
campus or properties owned or occupied by the university in the
(2) Fines for tickets issued on the campus of the
(3) A person wishing to contest a ticket may do so at the applicable court and at that time and date shown on the ticket.
42. A towing fee as prescribed by the board shall be charged by the university, and shall be payable during normal business hours at the Enforcement and Patrol Office in the Services Building on the St. John's campus, or at the Cashier's Office at the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook.
43. An impounding fee as prescribed by the board shall be charged for an impounded vehicle and shall be payable to the university at the Enforcement and Patrol Office in the Services Building on the St. John's campus, or at the Cashier's Office at the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook.
Release of seized vehicles
44. Vehicles towed or impounded shall be released to the registered owner on the payment of the applicable towing and or impounding fee.
Disposal of seized vehicles
45. Vehicles may be disposed of by the university following impounding after 30 days and after reasonable attempts have been made to contact the registered owner.
46. The Memorial University Regulations for the Control of Vehicular Traffic and Parking on the St. John's Campus including the Health Sciences Centre, 1980, Newfoundland Regulation 235/80, are repealed.
1. Parking Violations
2. Moving Violations
3. Other Violations
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