Drivers who received a parking ticket on their windshield Monday are getting a break from the city.
The city announced Tuesday it’s cancelling tickets and refunding parking.
It comes after a number of people thought Monday was a statutory holiday and were not required to pay for parking.
“The City of Saskatoon has received a number of inquiries regarding the issuance of parking tickets received for unpaid time in paid parking areas,” the city said in a release.
“As a courtesy, the city will cancel any tickets received for unpaid parking on Monday, July 2, and will also refund payment to anyone who has already paid a parking ticket that they received on that day.”
The city’s bylaw states parking is not required to be paid on Canada Day. However, there is no extension to the following Monday when a statutory holiday falls on Sunday like it did this year.
Parking tickets paid and reimbursement for parking fees — paid by credit card or through the app — will be refunded automatically.
Those who paid for parking in cash on that day can request a refund by visiting city hall.
The city noted the public was notified to pay for parking on Monday through a public service announcement.