The City of Lethbridge regulates parking through the use of both municipal bylaws, as well as the Traffic Safety Act of Alberta. The three main areas of enforcement are on street parking, off street or parking on private property and institutional parking.
There are controlled residential parking zones within the City of Lethbridge. You can contact Infrastructure Services at 403 320 3076 for parking zone specificati
ons and permit information.
You are required to pay for parking at parking metres between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Penalties for offences under the Lethbridge traffic bylaw are $25 or $30. The penalties under bylaw will be reduced by $15 if payment is received within 7 Days from the date of the offence. Tickets can be paid on the first floor of City Hall.
The Province of Alberta sets penalties under the Traffic Safety Act, parking offence fines start at $57. There are no reductions applicable to provincial offences.
Do you own a recreational vehicle (RV)? Learn more about where you can park this vehicle.
What are some common bylaw infractions?
No person shall:
- Allow a vehicle to remain at an expired meter
- Allow a vehicle to remain parked at meter in excess of the maximum permitted time indicated on the meter or sign
- Park a vehicle outside of the space designated for each metered space
- Park in an alley unless the vehicle is parked in such a manner so as not to obstruct traffic while actively engaged in loading or unloading goods
- Leave a trailer unattached on City roadways
- Leave a trailer designed for occupancy on City roadways for a period longer than 48 hours
- Park a vehicle in excess of 6 meters in overall length, unless signs indicate otherwise
- Park or leave a vehicle on private land, which has been signed as such without the consent of the property owner
What are Common Parking Offences under the Traffic Safety Act?
No person shall park:
- On a crosswalk
- Within 5 m of a marked crosswalk
- Within 5 m of a stop or yield sign
- Within 5 m of a fire hydrant
- Within 1.5 m of access to a garage, driveway, or lane
- At any place where traffic control device (sign) prohibits stopping or parking
- On the roadway side of a vehicle that is parked or stopped at a curb or edge of the roadway (double parked)
- When parallel parked, with the right hand wheels not more than 500 mm from the curb, or edge of the roadway
- When angle parking with one front wheel not more than 500 mm from the curb, or edge of the roadway
- Operate or park a motor vehicle or trailer displaying an expired plate
What do I do if I receive a parking ticket?
Tickets can be paid at the City Hall cashiers on the first floor between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday. After hour payments may be deposited in the drop box at City Hall - please do not deposit cash.
Don't want to come to City Hall? Click here to pay your parking ticket online!
Tickets can be appealed at the Department of Regulatory Services at City Hall within 30 days from the date of offence.
What do I do if I receive a violation ticket in the mail?
This ticket can be paid at the Provincial Courthouse located at 320 4 Street South, Lethbridge on or before the date indicted on the offence notice.
How do I appeal a ticket?
Parking fine appeals are submitted to the Regulatory Services Department and will be considered upon the basis of parking and traffic regulations.
Parking Fine Appeal Form
If you would like to appeal a ticket received at the University of Lethbridge please click here.
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