Can I leave my motorhome parked on the street?
Traffic Bylaw regulations that pertain to RVs, contact:
Roadways and Traffic Division
Engineering and Works Department
Where can I get a copy of a Motor Vehicle Accident Report?
Please contact SGI for a copy of a Motor Vehicle Accident Report.
Do you have to have license plates on both front and back of the vehicle?
No, you do not have to have both a front and back license plate. This changed on June 30, 2004.
For a list of the display standards for a front licence plate visit the SGI website.
Who do I talk to to make arrangements to work off a ticket?
Call the Fine Option Program at 787-3678 or by requesting it of the judge at Traffic Court.
Where do I pay my parking tickets?
You can pay parking tickets at any of the cashier’s wickets at City Hall.
Where do I pay my traffic tickets?
Traffic tickets can be paid in person at Traffic Safety Court – 1815 Smith Street or online at https://finepayment.justice.gov.sk.ca/
What is the difference between a seized and impounded vehicle?
There are two types of vehicle impoundments, Police Seizures and the SGI Vehicle Impoundment Program, each with their own appeal process.
The Vehicle Impoundment Program (VIP) impounds people’s vehicles who have been driving while disqualified or while their driver’s licence is suspended. Vehicle impoundment is based on the actions of the driver. The vehicle that you’re driving at the time of the occurrence is the one that will be impounded, even if it’s not your vehicle.
A vehicle will be impounded if 1 of the following situation applies:
the driver is disqualified or suspended from driving
the driver hasn’t renewed a driver’s licence after completing a suspension period
the driver is driving without a valid licence
if the driver has been convicted for driving without a licence in the last 5 years
Additional information about VIP can be found on SGI’s website.
There are 2 types of Police Seizures of Vehicle. The most common is for infractions under the Traffic Safety Act. A Peace Officer can seize a vehicle that is being operated in contravention of any offence found in the Traffic Safety Act or its regulations.
A Peace Officer may utilize a Highway Traffic Board Seizure if any of the following circumstances apply:
- Drive without valid licence, including learner unaccompanied (more than one offence in the past year).
- Drive while under a 24 hr or 30 day suspension
- Drive without valid registration (more than one offence in the past year).
- Engage in any stunt or activity that that is likely to distract, startle or interfere with other users of the highway.
- Drive at speed greater than 50 km/hr over the posted limit.
- Drive vehicle in a contest of speed or race with another vehicle.
- Drive without reasonable consideration for others or without due care and attention.
- Driver is issued a suspension for any drinking and driving offence under the Traffic Safety Act (i.e. 24 hour or 30 day suspensions).
- Fail to stop for police officer.
- Three or more moving violations within the previous twelve (6) months
HTB Seizures are not limited to the above situations.
You must appeal to the Highway Traffic Board (HTB) to have your vehicle released from impoundment. Police seizures are enforced under Section 280 of The Traffic Safety Act. Once impounded, it is the Highway Traffic Board that controls the vehicle, not police. It is stored at any one of the towing compounds.
Additional information about Police Seizures can be found on the Highway Traffic Board website.
The second type of Police Seizure of vehicle is when there is a need to remove the vehicle from possession of the operator/owner OR for gathering evidence of an offense. Typically, the seized vehicle can be released IMMEDIATELY to the owner, once they attend to the police station, or in the situation where it was seized for evidence, as soon as the evidence is obtained by police. They need to come to the front desk and get a copy of the Police Seizure Report and then attend to the City of Regina Storage Compound at 1200 Toronto Street with their copy of the Seizure Report. Once they pay for the tow and storage, the car will be released to them.
What is the criteria for reporting a traffic accident? Can I phone it in?
Effective August 1, 2002, Saskatchewan motorists will only have to report motor vehicle collisions to police if the collision involves:
- Any bodily injury or death;
- A Hit-and-Run;
- A driver impaired by alcohol or drugs;
- A motor vehicle towed from the scene;
- An out-of-province vehicle.
Normally, police would be dispatched to the collisions described above. One exception may be an owner’s discovery that his/her vehicle has been damaged in a hit-and-run, but the vehicle can still be safely driven to Police Headquarters at 1717 Osler Street. In such a case, the owner could make a report in person at Police Headquarters.
If you are reporting a motor vehicle collision that involves damage to a vehicle or other property
and does not fall into a category listed above, please make your report directly to SGI
(Saskatchewan Government Insurance) Dial-a-Claim:
Regina Commercial Claims Centre – 775-6000 (toll-free 1-800-667-9779)
Regina East Claims Centre – 775-6100
Regina Northwest Claims Centre – 751-1665
Where can I get my Motorcycle inspected?
Motorcycle inspections are done at SGI.
What equipment do I have to have on my vehicle?
Many vehicle accessories are street legal but some may not be. Vehicle Modification Information
Where do the Police tow vehicles ?
Generally, when a vehicle is towed for Highway Traffic Offences, Equipment Infractions or Parking Violations, a towing company is contracted to take the vehicle to the City of Regina Storage Compound, located at 1200 Toronto Street. The registered owner of the vehicle must attend to the Police Station, 1717 Osler St. with proof of ownership (bill of sale or registration). A release form is obtained and taken to the City of Regina Storage Compound for release.
If the vehicle has been in accident and not drivable or was stolen and not drivable, it would be towed to SGI – 440 Fleet Street.
If the vehicle in question was an SGI Impound, the registered owner would have received a notice in the mail prior unless the vehicle was impounded at the scene (disqualified driver, etc.). Any further information can be obtained by calling SGI Impounds at 775-6553.
Where is the bike/car compound ?
The bike and car compound is the City of Regina Storage Compound at 1200 Toronto Street.
When are the bike/car auctions ?
City Salvage allocates unclaimed bikes to non-profit groups such as Community Associations and Church groups. Call Neil for more information at: 777-7733.
Information on car auctions can be received from City Salvage at 777-7686.
Where do we donate old bicycles?
Indian & Metis Christian Fellowship: 359-1096
North Central Family Centre: 345-2552
North Central Community Society: 791-9888
Rainbow Youth will pick up bikes that anyone wishes to donate: 757-9743