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Parking Information and Complaints


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 private property parking and institutional parking.

There are controlled residential parking zones within the City of Lethbridge.  
 
You are required to pay for downtown parking between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
  • Click here for more information on the downtown parking system. 
Additional Information

Pay parking ticket online

Parking Appeal Form

Parking Complaints for Traffic Safety Act Violations

Call: 403-328-4444 
Complaints can be made Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Complaints can't be anonymous.

 

The City of Lethbridge uses RFID Technology on their enforcement vehicles to scan license plates and identify vehicles not registered as paid in the parking system.

Penalties for offences under the Lethbridge traffic bylaw are $25, $30 or $50. The penalties under bylaw will be reduced by $15 if payment is received within seven days from the date of the offence. 

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The Province of Alberta sets penalties under the Traffic Safety Act, parking offence fines start at $81. There are no reductions applicable to provincial offences. 


Tickets can be paid via Debit or Credit at the Park and Ride office located at 705 5 Ave S or pay using cash at the cashiers on the first floor of City Hall or online.

FAQs for Parking Violations
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Tickets can be paid via Debit or Credit card at the Park and Ride office located at 705 5 Ave S. Cash payments are still accepted at the City Hall cashiers on the first floor. Payments can be made between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

Don't want to come to the Park and Ride or City Hall?  Click here to pay your parking ticket online!

Tickets can be appealed at the Park and Ride parking office within 30 days from the date of offence.

 
  
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​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.

 
  
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Parking fine appeals are submitted to the Park and Ride parking office at 705 5 Ave S or submit your appeal online to Parking@lethbridge.ca Appeals will be considered upon the basis of parking and traffic regulations.  

Parking Fine Appeal Form (City of Lethbridge)

 
  
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No person shall:
  • Allow a vehicle to remain parked in a zone after paid time has expired
  • Allow a vehicle to remain parked in a zone in excess of the maximum permitted time indicated on the parking kiosk or sign
  • Park a vehicle outside of the space designated as a parking spot
  • 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
 
  
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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

For more information

Phone: 311 or 403-320-3111 (if outside of Lethbridge)
Online: Submit a service request

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