Parking Fines Stay Steady In Lunenburg Despite Provincial Change

Posted on Friday, July 14, 2017 12:30 PM

Failure to pay parking fines will cost more depending on where you are in the province.

The Government of Nova Scotia has increased the out of court settlement on parking fines by ten dollars from $46.60 to $56.60.

However, according to Mayor Rachel Bailey, that doesn't affect the town of Lunenburg.

"We're obliged to give public notice when there is an increase in fees but it really shouldn't impact anyone in the town of Lunenburg over the summer months."

Bailey says the change that was announced is for provincial fines and nothing is changing as a result of the public notification.

"Violations of our parking regulations remain at a standard fee of $10 and they go up to $15 - I think is the amount if not paid immediately."

Bailey says the town is working with the province to automate their ticketing system.

While there is no timetable for that system to be in place, when it happens, violators can expect to pay the higher provincial fines.