FAQs

  • Why did we change the parking system?

    Lambton College implemented a new parking service delivery model for all lots on the west side of the South Building to improve your parking experience and minimize congestion during peak traffic times.

    What are some of the key changes?

    • Licence Plate Recognition (LPR) technology
    • Pay-by-plate payment kiosks
    • Various permit options

    Members of the College community who pay for parking on a daily basis are required to make payment upon arrival rather than departure at a pay-by-plate kiosk located in select buildings or in advance online at Facilities Management Parking Services.

    What is License Plate Recognition (LPR)?

    Lambton College's License Plate Recognition technology consists of cameras mounted to the new Lambton College Parking Services Vehicle that digitally scans license plates as the vehicle drives through the parking lot allowing for real-time communication to the pay-by-plate parking software. The Parking Services Vehicle effectively monitors the west parking lots and automates parking lot enforcement and parking lot utilization.

    What happens if my plate is not readable (faded, or covered with dirt, snow, etc.)?

    Under the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) requirements, everyone is responsible for ensuring their plate is visible and readable. Unreadable plates are flagged by the license plate recognition system and a parking violation could be issued.

    Will this system slow me down?

    No. The west parking lot gates have been removed which helps to:

    • Reduce lineups at entry and exit
    • Improve traffic flow
    • Create a more efficient and user friendly method to purchase parking
    • Minimize the risk of expired parking when paying by license plate

    Which parking lots enforce pay-by-plate parking?

    All lots on the west side of the South Building are pay-by-plate enforced. You can register online at Facilities Management Parking Services prior to parking or at one of the conveniently located pay-by-plate payment stations on campus.

    Will there be changes to the Residence and Event Centre parking lot?

    No. The Residence and Event Centre will continue to utilize parking attendants at the kiosk to service leased tenants and college events. The attendants will accept cash payment only. Hangtag holders will still have access to this lot.

    Will there be changes to the Blue Reserved Parking Lot?

    No. The Blue Reserved Parking Lot will continue to utilize swipe card access at entry combined with a hangtag.

    What information do I need to register for parking?

    You need your myLambton log-in information, employee or student number, license plate number and vehicle make/model. If you need to change your vehicle or license plate information, you must visit the Facilities Management Parking Services Office B0-152, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Parking is by license plate only. Please keep your vehicle information current to avoid a ticket. Cash is not accepted, online credit card payment only.

    Do I need to register my vehicle license plate for the first day of classes?

    Yes. Parking is enforced Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and your vehicle could get a ticket. You may purchase parking any time by visiting Facilities Management Parking Services or the Facilities Management Parking Services Office B0-152, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Cash is not accepted for the west parking lot, online credit card payment only. Once payment is received, permit hangtags can be picked up in the Facilities Management Parking Services Office B0-152. Cash is only accepted at the Residence and Event Centre kiosk.

    Can I continue to use already purchased parking coupon books from the Campus Shop?

    Please bring any unused parking coupon books to the Facilities Management Parking Services Office in B0-152 to exchange for virtual parking coupons. Virtual coupons do not allow in/out privileges.

    Can virtual coupons be used at the Residence and Event Centre?

    No. Virtual coupons cannot be used at the Residence and Event Centre. Cash payment and hangtags only are accepted at the Residence and Event Centre.

    Can I park my car on campus overnight?

    No. Parking is not permitted on campus between 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., with the exception of a valid Residence parking hangtag. If an emergency arises and your car must remain in any lot overnight, you must contact College Security at 519-542-7751 ext. 3208 or visit the Security Office at C1-101.

    I have an outstanding college parking violation. Can I still register my vehicle license plate?

    No. Outstanding parking violations must be brought into good standing before a license plate can be registered. You can pay your parking violation online at Facilities Management Parking Services or in the Facilities Management Parking Services Office B0-152.

    Is parking included in the Student Residence Package?

    No. Students living in residence must purchase parking online and register their license plate.

    I have more than one vehicle plate number on my account. How can I make sure the correct vehicle is being scanned each time?

    You can add multiple vehicles when registering through Facilities Management Parking Services. Please note that only one plate is permitted on site in a 24-hour period.

    Do I get my own parking space?

    No. Parking is on a first come, first served basis. While every effort will be made to provide a parking space for all users, availability is not guaranteed. General parking is available in lots 2 – 12. If you require parking accommodations, please visit the Facilities Management Parking Services Office B0-152.

    What are my alternatives to driving to campus?

    Bus Transit routes are available connecting students to the City of Sarnia. The bus terminal is located at the east side (pond entrance) of the South Building. Bus passes can be purchased at the Campus Shop located in B0-160.

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