Parking Officers Misconceptions
There are a lot of common misconceptions regarding the Parking Enforcement outside contractor, the Commissionaires of Ottawa - Windsor Division. This pages is going to hopefully clear some of your misconceptions up for you.
False Comments and/or Statements About Officers
They do not...
Have a monthly quota to meet
Receive bonuses for ticket amounts
Wait in bushes, behind trees or other locations watching and waiting to issue tickets
Follow residents around (i.e. pick on individuals)
Remember your vehicle and if you have a permit or not
Wait for meters to expire
They are not...
To take handouts/tips/gifts in lieu of issuing a penalty notice (parking tickets)
To look through driver and passenger windows in detail to try and find a permit/time ticket (i.e. on floor of vehicle) Driver must assure that these are visible
Able to look up a permit number to see if a Accessible Parking Permit is current or not
Allowed to cancel tickets after they have been issued, unless it is an officer’s error.
True Comments and/or Statements About Officers
Have a job, they are to enforce the parking by-law 9023
Only have a maximum of five officers working at a time to cover ENTIRE city, per shift
Rotate beats/sections throughout City
Take photos of you in violation if they issue a ticket
Frequently visit “timed” locations when they mark a vehicle
To get out of their vehicles to look for permits/time tickets clearly displayed on Dash/mirror
Able to park in a violation when performing City of Windsor business as per the City Bylaw
To look through driver and passenger windows to try and see a permit/time ticket (i.e. on flipped up visor or car seats)
For questions or more information, please contact:
Parking Enforcement Office
1266 McDougall Street
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.