General Parking Information
Permits must be clearly displayed and affixed in the left-hand corner of the windshield. Homemade hang tags and unaffixed decals will result in a violation being issued. Permits DO NOT guarantee a prime parking spot. Permits may be obtained throughout the school year on a pro-rated basis. Refunds are given for commuter, resident, and car pool permits on a pro-rated basis. The permit MUST be returned to Parking Services, even if it is in pieces, to receive a refund. Refunds will only be credited to the student's account as per the pro-rated refund schedule. Permits are non-transferable and may not be sold or exchanged to another student. Permit holders must park in designated parking lots. See "Lots" for details. To replace a lost or stolen permit, the permit holder shall purchase a new permit at full pro-rated cost. However, if a permit holder has a police/ICBC report explaining the loss, the permit will be replaced for a $15.00 administration fee.
Parking Area Designation
- Visitor Parking. This area is reserved for visitors to the CBC campus and any violators could be fined on a first offence.
- Staff, Faculty and Student parking
- Reserved Parking: certain parking spaces at CBC are designated "Reserved Parking" and are intended for the use for which they are reserved (ie. fire lane, visitors). Parking in a reserved spot is subject to a $50 fine.
See the following map for designated areas
Daily parking pass are available for purchase. They must be clearly display on dash, printed side up. Failure to do so will result in a violation ticket.Parking passes are valid on the day purchased until 11:59pm
Weekly permit are available. They are valid for 7 calendar days and must be clearly displayed on the dashboard, printed side up.
Parking for People with Disability
Persons holding a valid "Disabled" parking permit from any province/state, may park at no charge in any disabled space, in any lot. If you have a temporary disability that merits special parking consideration, obtain a temporary disabled permit upon submission of a physician's certificate, at the Parking Services office in the Welcome Centre building.
Visitors should park in the “Visitor Designated Parking Area” found on the west side of the Student Centre. Staff & Faculty are encouraged to park in the north parking lot during the academic year. All Staff and Faculty must display a valid parking permit.
Campus Parking Guidelines are enforced campus-wide all year round, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. All parking on campus is by Permit or pay parking only. The Abbotsford Police in cooperation with Columbia Security and Parking Services enforces the Motor Vehicle Act on campus.
- Certain parking spaces at CBC are designated "Reserved Parking" and are intended for the use for which they are reserved (ie. fire lane, visitors) reserved spaces,). Parking in a reserved spot is subject to a $50 fine.
- No parking on roadways or driving on the sidewalks or grass for any reason (with the exception of authorized service vehicles). Parking is allowed in marked spaces only and in those areas authorizing specific permits.
- Maximum speed in parking lots is 15 km/h
- Making a delivery, lack of convenient parking spaces, being late for class, appointments, exams, etc. are not considered to be valid excuses for violation of any parking guideline.
- No parking in a fire lane ($50.00 fine for violation)
- No parking in a "Handicapped" parking space unless with a valid Handicap permit ($50.00 fine for violation)
- Students or Staff found parking in Visitor areas will receive a $50.00 fine for violation.
- Tow-away - Security reserves the right to tow any vehicle obstructing the flow of traffic, obstructing a marked construction or work zone, causing a noise disturbance or occupying a reserved space without authority.
- No overnight parking (except by residents with "R" permits)
- Summer storage of vehicles is not permitted
- No parking permit may be altered for any reason
- No parking of any uninsured vehicle on campus
- No living or camping in any vehicle on campus ($50.00 fine for violation)
- Any vehicle parked in contravention of the Parking Guidelines may be removed at the risk and expense of the owner/operator.
- Notes left in vehicles will NOT be considered in lieu of paying for parking.
If You Receive a Parking Violation:
Any violation ticket issued to your vehicle is your responsibility to pay. A violation ticket issued for parking in a Fire Lane or a Handicapped Spot is a $50 fine. (wheel lock will be applied until fine is paid) A violation ticket issued for living or camping in your vehicle on campus is a mandatory $50.00 non-appeal able fine. All other violations are a $35.00 fine for each offense. If the parking ticket (with the white copy) is received with payment within seven (7) days of issue date, the cost of the fine will be reduced by $20.00 for a total of $15.00. Fines over seven days old will automatically be charged to your student account or processed through a Motor Vehicle Search (to determine ownership of the vehicle). An administration fee of $15.00 to locate ownership will be charged in addition to fine amount ($35.00 or $50.00 depending on the violation).
Vehicle Tire Locks:
Multiple unpaid fines shall result in a wheel-lock applied to the vehicle A $50.00 fine will be added to the total of the unpaid fines and the vehicle will not be released to owner until payment is received.
How to Pay a Parking Violation
All Parking fines can be paid at the Reception Area of the Resource Centre
How to Pay After Hours
Mail To: Columbia Bible College 2940 Clearbrook Rd BC V2T 2Z8 If the postmark on a mailed payment is within the 7 day limit, payment will be accepted as $15.00. Make payment to: Columbia Bible College
Parking Violation Appeals
You may challenge or appeal certain violations within seven (7) calendar days of issuance. After 7 calendar days, the violation is non-appeal able. Appeals must be made in writing and on special CBC appeal forms. Appeal forms may be obtained at Reception in the Resource Centre. Refer to the section on "Restrictions and Enforcement" which outlines the Campus Parking rules and regulations. This will be the guidelines used for the appeal process.
Listed below are examples of parking violation appeals that have been denied:
- "Others were parked there, and did not have a permit”
- "I was just running in to drop something off"
- "I couldn't find any other spots and I was running late"
- "I didn't know I couldn't park there"
- "I paid lots of money for a parking permit and I should be able to park wherever I want"
Cancellation of a violation will be at the discretion of Buildings & Grounds Dept.