Vernon is raising its parking meter rates from 50 cents to $1 an hour.
The increases started taking effect Tuesday and will be rolled out over several weeks across the city.
A number of meters have to be
replaced due to new, lighter coins being produced by the Royal Canadian Mint.
Other rates are also going up.
â€¢ Meter violation tickets will increase from $5 to $10. Customers will still have 14 days from the issuance of a ticket to take advantage of a reduced fine.
â€¢ Off-street city parking lot rates will increase from $35/month and $21.40/month (in some cases) to $60/month. Hourly and day-use rates will also rise.
â€¢ Parkade monthly parking will go up from $55/month to $65/month except for rooftop parking, which increases from $25/month to $35/month.