Learn About Parking Regulations

Traffic Bylaw No. 9900, outlines how the City regulates parking to ensure public safety and traffic flow as well as ensuring community standards.

The University of Regina and Wascana Centre Authority  also have bylaws that contain parking restrictions. The vehicle’s owner is responsible for any parking offences related to that vehicle; that’s why the vehicle owner receives the parking ticket and is charged with the offence.

The following is a summary of the parking regulations; please refer to the Regina Traffic Bylaw for the exact wording of the regulation.

Parking at a curb & parallel parking:

  • All parking in Regina is parallel parking unless noted by a sign or surface markings indicating angle parking is permitted. In the absence of signage or markings – parallel park.
  • At a metered stall, make sure you are parked within your stall – vehicles parked more than 2 metres from the meter pole start to encroach on adjacent metered stalls
  • Park in the same direction as traffic.
  • Park close to the curb – cars parked more than 60 cm (about 2 feet) from a curb will be ticketed.

No Parking:

  • On streets signed as No Parking
  • At a bus stop
  • On a sidewalk
  • On a boulevard
  • Beside a centre median, traffic island or island in the centre of a cul-de-sac
  • On a street with a posted speed limit of more than 50 kms/hour
  • In the traffic lane of any street
  • At a parking meter that is not working
  • Less than 10 metres from an intersection
  • Less than 2 metres from a fire hydrant
  • Less than 10 metres from a pedestrian crosswalk
  • Less than 3 metres from an alley intersection
  • Less than 2 metres from a curb crossing or driveway entrance
  • On a street that has been temporarily closed to traffic
  • On a street for more than 24 hours (except on weekends and holidays)
  • In an accessible stall without a valid placard
  • On private property without the permission of the owner or occupant.

Limited Parking:

  • You cannot park a vehicle on an alley unless you are loading or unloading goods AND in that case you can only park for 10 minutes.
  • Pay attention to parking signage around schools and school grounds – generally, parking is not allowed during the day, but may be allowed in the evening.
  • Pay attention to parking signage on streets that permit 1 or 2 hour parking. You must move your vehicle to a different block or the opposite side of the street after the time has expired. 
  • You cannot park on any street for more than 24 hours except on Saturdays and holidays.
  • You cannot park at a meter for more than 2 hours.

Parking Oversized Vehicles:

  • Vehicles, other than RVs and City vehicles (snow plows, repair trucks), weighing more than 2,725 kilograms or longer than 6 metres, cannot park on a city street for more than 2 hours.