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Park like a pro! Avoid getting a ticket.

Keep these tips in mind while parking around Saskatoon to stay compliant and avoid getting a ticket.

Pay for parking with the correct license plate number.

Over 30% of contested tickets are a result of license plate numbers being entered incorrectly at FlexParking stations.  Parking Enforcement Officers cannot search for a similar plate number or verify your payment with the wrong information.  It is your responsibility to enter your plate number correctly. 

Pay attention to signs.

Signage around the city indicates where public parking is not allowed, where it is allowed and for how long, and which areas require payment.  Look for signs indicating:

Metered areas

You must pay for parking at a FlexParking station in areas marked as "Pay Parking Zone".  

Maximum parking times

Parking in metered areas, in some residential areas, and in Loading Zones is limited to a maximum amount of time in one space, depending on the location.  If you have reached the time limit posted for the area but need more time, move your vehicle to another block face, e.g. around the corner or across the street.  Moving one or two spaces over is not acceptable.

No Parking areas

Some areas prohibit on-street parking to ensure continuous traffic flow or to facilitate City-authorized activities.  Do not park your vehicle in a space marked as a:

  • No Parking or No Stopping area
  • Bus Stop
  • Bike lane 

Disabled parking areas

Marked disabled parking stalls are for disabled drivers and passengers only.  Vehicles without a valid disabled parking placard are not permitted to park in these areas under any circumstance.  

Pay attention to curbs, corners, and driveways.

To ensure that everyone parks in a way that is safe, respectful, and does not block the flow of traffic, the Traffic Bylaw requires that parallel parked vehicles must be:

  • At least 10 metres from a corner or intersection
  • At least one metre from a private driveway or alley
  • At least one metre from the point where a fire hydrant intersects with a curb
  • Facing the direction of the flow of traffic

Register your vehicle and store it off-street.

Unregistered vehicles parked in public spaces (including on the street) will be towed and impounded.  Remember to register your vehicle on time and have the license plate visible.

Remember that even registered vehicles cannot be parked on the street for more than 36 hours at a time.  Be sure to store your vehicle off-street if you are going to be away any longer.

If in doubt, ask!

Call Parking Services at 306-975-2548 or send us an email if you are unsure about where or how to park your vehicle.