Edmonton council votes to increase parking ban fee

Drivers caught breaking the parking ban bylaw can expect larger fines

Drivers in Edmonton will be paying more if caught parking in restricted zones during a parking ban. 

City Council voted in favour of increasing the fine for season parking ban violations from $100-$250. The bylaw amendment passed through three readings during a council meeting Monday morning. 

Earlier this year, councillors moved to support increased enforcement when it comes to snow removal on city streets and sidewalks. The increased enforcement would also include towing vehicles during parking bans and investigating snow on sidewalks.

During previous winters, the city relied heavily on education rather than proactive enforcement.

Edmonton residents can use a new online tool to get more details on the upcoming parking bans.

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