Parking Policies | St. Clair College


Parking Regulations

The President and the Board of Governors authorize these regulations. These regulations are intended as an aid to the facilitation of the business of the College.

The lands and grounds of St. Clair College South Campus and Chatham Campus are private property and St. Clair College reserves the right to control motor vehicle use. The regulations are intended to facilitate business and to provide parking services in support of this function, within the limits of available space. St. Clair College owns the parking lots and therefore has established a fee for parking. These rules and regulations for parking are in place as a condition of the public being granted the right to enter with their vehicle onto and remain on St. Clair College's property. Therefore, signs are posted at each entrance of all parking lots and information is listed on our website notifying the public that if they leave their vehicle on the grounds, they accept the terms of the contract.


It is understood that vehicle operators park at their own risk on St. Clair College property and are responsible for the safe custody of persons and/or contents of parked vehicles. The College is not responsible for damage, theft, or loss to any vehicle or its contents. We rent space only and do not take control or possession of your vehicle. The College hereby offers you a public parking space that you accept by leaving your vehicle on the grounds. You are not required to notify us of your acceptance. If you do not display a valid parking permit, valid pay and display stub or if you exceed the posted time limit in a metered space, park improperly or contrary to St. Clair College parking regulations, then you agree to pay a parking fee of $30.00 per day or any part thereof, to St. Clair College, and you agree to allow St. Clair College and its agents to immobilize or tow the vehicle pending payment of the fee.


By parking at South or Chatham Campuses parking lots, you further consent and give permission to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation to provide all registered owner information to St. Clair College and its agents for the vehicle you are driving for the purpose of collecting unpaid parking fees.

All persons parking their vehicle on St. Clair College property must pay by:

  1. Purchase of a daily Pay Station, Honk Mobile Permit or
  2. Purchase of a Parking Permit from the Parking Department.

Parking Violations:

Parking is only permitted in a space or area that has been clearly marked, posted, signed, and/or designated as a parking space. All other areas will be considered a “NO PARKING AREA” and parking is prohibited unless authorization is granted by special permit from the St. Clair College Parking Office. The absence of any signage to the contrary does not permit or authorize parking elsewhere on St. Clair College Property.

Your vehicle is considered in violation for:

  • Parked in a No Parking Zone or Standing Only Zone
  • Parked or Stopped in a Fire Route, Bus Stop or No Stopping Zone
  • Parked in a Loading Dock, or reserved parking space/lot
  • Parked obstructing pedestrian or vehicular traffic
  • Failure to clearly display a valid Hang-Tag, Dash, or Pay and Display Permit
  • Parked on any intended grassy area
  • Parked exceeding expiration time in metered lot (Visitor Lots)
  • Parked exceeding the maximum time allowed by parking space
  • Parked outside the designated parking space or facing the wrong way
  • Parked in an Accessible Parking space without appropriate permits
  • Parked in a state of abandonment, without license plates, or in the same space for more than 3 consecutive days
  • Parked with permit not purchased through a St. Clair College agent, or vehicle information does not match displayed permit
  • Parked with use of fraudulent/tampered or otherwise reproduced permit, or with use of lost or stolen permit.

Violations are enforced by the issuance of parking fees, vehicle immobilization, vehicle removal, gate card deactivation, encumbrances, and collection action. The above violations may also result in the loss of parking privileges at St. Clair College.

Ticket Fee Schedule

Violation Fee
Parking in a No Parking Zone $50.00
Park or stop in a fire route or bus zone $85.00
Park or stop in a no-stopping zone $50.00
Unauthorized Parking $20.00
Unauthorized Parking in a signed Reserved Space (VIP/Contractor, etc) $40.00
Obstructing Traffic (Vehicular or Pedestrian) $50.00
Disobey Parking Attendant $10.00
Valid Permit Not Clearly Displayed $30.00
Parked on Intended Grassy Area $30.00
Overtime Parking $20.00
Improperly Parked $30.00
Curb-Jumping Unauthorized access to a controlled lot $50.00
No Parking Stub - Metered Pay/Display $30.00
Parking in Accessible Space $225.00
Unauthorized Parking in Community Lot $30.00
Use of Fraudulent / Tampered or Stolen Permit $175.00
Use of Lost Permit $175.00
Failure to display SCC Accessible Permit $10.00
Warning $0.00
Park in a state of abandonment, or same space for more than 3 consecutive days $30.00
*** No discounts to parking violations

In addition to the violations listed above, the use of a permit not purchased through a College agent and/or the use of a duplicated, stolen or otherwise reproduced permit can result in a ticket being issued. St. Clair College can and does immobilize vehicles using boots, as well as tow vehicles that have unpaid fees for parking or other violations. The above violations may also result in the loss of parking privileges at St. Clair College. It is St. Clair College policy to place an encumbrance on all student accounts that have outstanding parking tickets. While this encumbrance is in place, it will restrict access to register for classes, receive transcripts and/or diplomas. To remove an encumbrance you must pay all outstanding parking fees at the Parking Office.

Administrative Fees

Administrative Action Fee
Immobilization Administrative Fee $25.00
Towing Administrative Fee (Relocation of vehicle on property) $100.00
Towing Administrative Fee (Removal of vehicle from property) $20.00
Ministry of Transportation Ontario Plate Search Administrative Fee $20.00
Replacement (non-stolen) Gate Card Fee $20.00
Replacement (non-stolen) Non-General Permit Fee $20.00
Late Fee $15.00
Towing Administrative Fee (Relocation of vehicle on property) $100.00
Default Fee 40% of unpaid ticket/account balance for accounts sent to collections 40%

Ticket Payments

Payments can be made in person at the Parking Office by Cash, Debit or Credit Card (Visa/MasterCard) or online through the Parking Services Self-Service site with a Credit Card (Visa/MasterCard). Failure to pay parking fees may result in additional administrative fees. A license plate search may be conducted on the vehicle and fees will be billed to the registered owner of the vehicle. If fees remain unpaid, information may be provided to a Credit Bureau or Collection Agency to obtain payment.

Note to St. Clair College Student: Failure to pay the Parking Fee will result in your student account being encumbered. Transcripts, diplomas, course registration, etc. will be withheld until the fee and all administrative fees are paid.

Ticket Appeals

Appeals must be received before the ticket due date printed on the face of the ticket. Appeals must be submitted at through the Parking Services Self-Service site - full terms and conditions of the appeal process can be viewed before submitting an appeal.

Request for Parking Fee Appeal