Grande Prairie Regional College Parking Charges and Appeals
GPRC sets all parking policy and parking rates on Campus. A.P.P Parking is under contract to GPRC to ensure compliance of parking regulations within the parking policy.
There is NO FREE PARKING at GPRC. All parking stalls require that a valid permit or dispenser receipt must be properly displayed.
Appeals to parking charges made over 72 hours past the time of issuance require that a full payment of the charge be attached. This payment will be reimbursed if the appeal is successful. Appeals are to be filed with A.P.P. PARKING
GENERAL REASONS THAT APPEALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
Below are some commonly listed reasons given by Parkers for violating parking regulations. While these reasons may seem valid to the violator, they do not address the parking policies of the College. The following reasons will not result in violations being dismissed.
- Short Errands/It was only a few minutes - No
errand, no matter how short or how important to the driver short of a bona fide medical emergency, is an acceptable excuse for illegal parking. A short errand is a very common excuse. It is not a valid reason for appeal.
- Late for Class, Exam or Personal Appointment - being late does not permit the driver the privilege of parking illegally.
- No Place Else to Park - The Lot Was Full - Other than being an invalid excuse, this in fact, confirms the driver's liability. It is every driver's responsibility to locate legal parking. Parking Lot D is available for overflow if other lots are full.
- I Didn't See the Sign - I Didn't Understand the Sign - Drivers are required to look for signs when parking. This may mean checking an entire lot from corner to corner. Drivers are also required to abide by the directions on the sign. A person indicating that they did not see a sign regulating parking is not an acceptable excuse.
- Only Part of My Car Was Illegally Parked - A violation is not based on a certain percentage of the vehicle being illegally parked. If part of the vehicle extends into a restricted area/or the adjacent stall, the violation is the same as if the entire vehicle encroached.
- Nobody Else Got a Ticket - Sometimes this excuse is raised as discriminatory enforcement. All parking lots are checked on a consistent basis.
- I Left Someone In The Car; I Left My Parking Lights On Or Blinking; I Left a Note In The Car As To My Whereabouts With The Motor Running - Many drivers seem to think that evidence of a short stay mitigates the offense. It does not. The presence of a passenger, a sign or blinking lights does not satisfy this purpose and, therefore, does not constitute a valid reason to appeal.
- Someone Else Had My Car - The registered owner (R.O.) has joint responsibility with whoever was driving their car. Unless it can be shown by the R.O. that the car was driven without permission, the R.O., renter or lessee is responsible for parking charges.
- An official Saw Me Park and Didn't Say Anything - Or Said It Was OK For A Few Minutes - Employees have no authority to give permission to break the rules on parking. Whenever possible, security will caution about illegal parking, but silence by security does not waive parking restrictions.
- I bought a Dispenser receipt and parked in a different Lot - Receipts are transferrable only between Lot A, C and F. Lot B requires a permit only; dispenser receipts are not valid in this Lot.
- I forgot my permit/it was in my other vehicle - The permit holder is responsible to have their permit displayed while parked at GPRC. If you do not have your permit then you need to park in a convenient Pay & Display Lot and purchase the time required.