City expands mail-out of parking penalty notices

Released: May 21, 2021 at 2:16 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Effective Tuesday, May 25, the City of Winnipeg will expand mailing out penalty notices for the following existing parking offences:

  • Stopping where stopping is prohibited
  • Parking where parking is prohibited
  • Double parking
  • Parking on a boulevard
  • Parking in the wrong direction

These offences will be recorded using the City’s existing fleet of vehicles equipped with automatic licence plate recognition technology, increasing compliance through more efficient enforcement across the City. Currently the City mails out penalty notices for parking in fire lanes and in school zones (for vehicles parked on a boulevard, contrary to the flow of traffic, double parked, or anywhere else where parking or stopping is prohibited.)

The change will improve the safety of enforcement officers, bystanders, and other drivers by reducing the potential for confrontations. It is also anticipated to assist traffic flow during peak hours, as officers won’t always need to stop their vehicles in a lane of traffic to issue a penalty notice. Officers will continue to hand-deliver penalty notices to vehicles when necessary.

Registered vehicle owners will receive a penalty notice including a photograph of the offence within seven days of mail out. Residents can contest a ticket online or by contacting 311. Contesting a ticket in person is temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19 measures.

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