Traffic and Parking Regulations - Parking - Facilities Management - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Parking Regulations and Penalties

Rights and Obligations

All vehicles parked on the University campus must display a valid parking permit or coupon for the area the vehicle is parked in.

Purchase of an all-year parking permit does not guarantee a parking space on campus. It simply furnishes the holder the right to park in designated Staff and Student Permit Parking areas if space is available. This is covered under para 8 of the UC Traffic and Parking Statute [2003] (PDF, 11 KB). Permit holders are required to comply with display instructions and appropriate parking regulations in the use of the permit.

Penalties for Infringement

Wheel Clamping Offences - $ 50.00

These apply to:

  • Student parked in a staff only area
  • Staff parked in a student only area
  • Parked in a Pay & Display area without a valid P&D permit
  • Not displaying a valid parking permit
  • Not in a marked parking space
  • Parked in a No Parking area
  • Parked in a Reserved Park (Vehicle may be removed if requested by allocated department)
  • Parked on grass area
  • Parked on yellow lines
  • Parking in disabled bay
  • Two or more unpaid fines

1st Offence Fine $50
2nd Offence Fine $100
3rd Offence Fine $150 plus a ban from parking on campus.


  • Clamped vehicles may be removed after 24 hours unless agreed with UC Security Services.  Release cost is clamp fee + removal costs.
  • If no clamp is available, a $ 50.00 infringement notice will be issued.
  • Infringement notices constitute a formal debt to the University.

Tow-a-way (Payable direct to removal contractor)

Obstruction to safety
Appeals for review of penalties incurred as a result of parking infringements must be made on the appropriate form. Forms can be obtained from Security Services. Parking infringements constitute a legal debt to the University.

Parking and Traffic Statute 2003

People who park on campus must abide by the regulations contained within the UC Traffic and Parking Statute [2003].

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