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Parking in Regina

Traffic Bylaw No. 9900, outlines how the City of Regina monitors city-wide parking to ensure the public’s safety, manage traffic flow and maintain community standards.

10 Ways to Avoid a Parking Ticket

1. Watch and follow the signs – Parking is typically signed to create clarity and avoid confusion.

2. Know parking options – meters, parking lots and parkades

3. Know the difference between no parking and no stopping

4. Leave bus stops and bus lanes open for buses

5. Park safely near schools

6. Leave designated disability spots for people with disabilities

7. Keep fire hydrants accessible

8. Respect time-limited parking and don’t park in alleys

9. Follow parking standards for intersections, cross walks and driveways

10. Err on the side of caution – If you are unsure of your parking choice, find another spot. A poor parking decision can lead to impacts on others and a ticket for you.

Understanding Parking

Meters: Parking rules are typically posted on the meter. Meters are in effect from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday with a two hour time limit. After the meter expires, you must move your vehicle to the other side of the street or to another block to avoid a violation. This increases opportunities for prime parking spots. Meters are free on Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays, but on Saturdays, the time limit is enforced. If you are going to be parked longer than two hours, consider a parking lot or parkade. You must park within two metres (six feet) of the meter. If a meter is not working, avoid the spot. You can report the meter number to the City so that it can be repaired. 

Parking meters accept Canadian (and American) currency in quarters, one and two-dollar coins. Current parking meter rates are $2/hour.

Loading Zone Meters: Red cap loading zone meters require that the vehicle must move from the meter after 15 minutes. Current loading zone parking meter rates are $1/15 minutes.

Parking meters accept Canadian (and American) currency in quarters, one and two-dollar coins.

Malfunctioning Parking Meters: Make sure you comply with City parking regulations and not park at a malfunctioning parking meter.

From time to time, a meter may fail after you have already deposited your coin. If this is the case, please contact the City of Regina at 306-777-7000 or 306-777-6374 with the details of your situation and the meter number (located on the street side of the meter). You may be entitled to a refund of your payment, pending the result of an investigation of the meter.

Should a parking ticket have been issued as a result of the meter malfunctioning after your payment has been deposited into the meter and accepted, please submit your parking ticket for review.

Curb Distance: Vehicles must be parked within two feet (60 cm) of the curb to protect the vehicle and those inside it from other moving vehicles.

No Parking: Vehicles can only stop briefly to drop someone off or pick someone up in this zone. You may not park your vehicle and wait for someone.

No Stopping: Vehicles must not stop here for any reason, including dropping off or picking up passengers. You may only stop here to obey traffic signals or signs, for emergency personnel, traffic flow, or due to an emergency.

Bus Stops: At no time can vehicles stop in signed Bus Stop zones. These spaces are required for transit buses to safely drop off and pick up passengers.

School Parking: Children’s safety is paramount. You may not park or wait to pick up a child in a no parking or no stopping zone. These zones help to ensure clear sightlines for drivers and students. If there is no pick-up or drop-off zone, follow signage and park in an authorized area.

Bus Lanes: Bus lanes should only be used for City transit buses and emergency vehicles. Do not drive in a bus lane during posted hours unless you are turning right at the next intersection, alley, or driveway

Accessible Parking Spots: Only those with a valid accessible parking placecard may park in these spaces. Illegally parking in these spots leaves those who need them without access to their destination.

Fire Hydrants: You can help the Fire Department save lives and property by not parking in front of fire hydrants. Your vehicle should be at least two metres (six feet) from the centre of the hydrant.

Time-limited Parking: There are parking time limits in some Regina neighbourhoods to balance the needs of all parkers. The limit enables patrons to shop, others to run errands or attend appointments, while ensuring residential streets are not overrun by non-resident parkers.

Alley Parking: Unless it is being actively loaded or unloaded and is not blocking traffic, no vehicle can park in an alley. Commercial delivery companies can receive a permit allowing delivery vehicles to park for up to ten minutes in an alley from the City.

Parking Oversized Vehicles: Vehicles, other than Recreational Vehicle (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.

T Intersection: Vehicles cannot be parked within ten metres (30 feet) of an intersection unless there is a metered or signed stall. However, you can park along the continuous side of a “T” intersection unless there are signs that say not to.

T Intersection with painted crosswalk: Vehicles cannot be parked within ten metres (30 feet) of an intersection with a painted crosswalk. If there are crosswalks at a “T” intersection, you cannot park along the continuous side.

Driveway/Curb Crossing: Vehicles cannot be parked within two metres (six feet) of a driveway. Drivers, pedestrians and cyclists need a clear view when approaching an intersection or backing out of a driveway to ensure the street is clear of oncoming traffic.

Download Understanding Parking Brochure

Recreational Vehicles

Seasonal parking for recreational vehicles on residential properties is in effect from November 1 to April 1 to balance the need for convenient storage options for seasonal vehicle owners while maintaining a safe environment for motorists and pedestrians.