Students at Lethbridge College will be facing increased fines if they’re caught parking without a permit.

The college applied to City Council to amend a local traffic bylaw in order to raise parking fines to $50 that would be reduced to $35 if paid within seven days.

Tickets are currently $30 dollars but are reduced to $15 if paid in a week.

The amendment was approved by City Council at its regular meeting Tuesday.

Lethbridge College noted in its submission to Council “the current fine structure is insufficient to encourage those parking on its grounds to purchase the required permit.”

The change should come into effect on September 1st.