Utah Valley University Parking Services - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and New Updates Page

Welcome to the FAQ and Updates page for UVU Parking Services. Within this page you will find answers to our most frequently asked questions, as well as new updates or forthcoming changes to parking on the UVU campus. Please check back here often for the most up to date information.

Frequently Asked Questions (Updated January 28, 2014)

  • I heard that you don't ticket the first week of school, is that true? No, parking services does issue tickets during the first week of school, as we do any other week of the semester. Often, during the first week we issue more warnings than normal to inform new students of the need for a permit. Parking enforcement applies year round. The only times we do not ticket for permit related issues in yellow/purple student lots are during school holidays, weekends, after 5pm on weekdays, and in-between semesters when school is not in session (employee lots and pay lots are still enforced during school breaks). All other times, a permit is required. All parking regulations are enforced throughout the semester. There is no official policy in place for not ticketing at the beginning of a semester.
  • With the UTA Frontrunner train station by West Campus, will UVU be running a shuttle bus to that location? UVU will not be running its own shuttle service to West Campus or the Frontrunner station. Riders of the train service will be able to take a UTA bus from the station to the UVU main campus. UTA has a bus route between both location roughly every 15 minutes to accommodate students and faculty. Please check with UTA for more details.
  • What happened to the night permit? Because parking services does not require parking permits in regular yellow/purple student and green employee stalls after 5pm, we retired the night permit option. Vehicles parked on campus before 5 pm will need the appropriate permit. Note: Pay lots require payment from 5 am through 10 pm, seven days a week.
  • I need to add or change a license plate registered to my permit, or I have a new vehicle with no plates yet. Please call our office at 801-863-8188 and we will gladly add or change license plates on your permit for you. If you have a new vehicle with a temporary state tag, please let us know the tag number found on that temporary license plate tag and we will add it to the system until you receive your plates. Once you receive plates, please remember to contact us with that information to avoid receiving a citation.
  • Where can I get a permit? Parking permits are available online at www.uvu.edu/parking. They are also available in our office located at 936 S. 400 W.
  • What days and hours are parking rules enforced? UVU Parking policy is enforced 24 hours a day , 7 days a week. But, the requirement for a permit in green employee and yellow/purple student stalls is only enforced Monday through Friday from 5 am to 5 pm. Permits are not required to park in student lots on campus during weekends or official school holidays. Parking in pay lots or the Parking Garage requires payment from 5 am through 10 pm, seven days a week. Any specially marked stalls or parking areas will be monitored seven days a week.
  • Is Summer parking free? All students may obtain a parking permit for Summer Semester at no charge, but a permit is still required to park on campus. Vehicles with no permit registered will be cited as per regulations. Parking in the Parking Garage or pay lots will require paying the posted rate year-round.
  • I am a student employee or hourly/part time employee, can I get an employee permit? Per campus policy, no student employee may receive a UVU employee parking permit, regardless of number of classes being taken. Classified hourly/part time employees may receive an employee permit as long as they are enrolled in less than 7 credit hours of courses. If a part time employee goes above 7 credit hours of courses, they must notify parking services and return the employee permit, if applicable. Parking Services will monitor the status of part time employees regularly. Full time salaried employees may have an employee permit regardless of credit hours taken.
  • I am a visitor on campus, where can I park? UVU has a new 456 stall Parking Garage as of Fall 2013. This garage is available for any visitor to UVU. Those parking in the garage or the Admissions Meter/Lakeside Visitor Lots in front of campus must pay the posted rate. These lots utilize pay-by-space parking, with pay stations conveniently located in the facility that accept all major credit cards and cash payments (no coins). UVU no longer issues temporary visitor permits as of Fall 2013, all visitor parking is located in these three hourly-rate lots. Visitors with state-issued disabled license plates or placards may park in our visitor pay lots, in the designated ADA stalls, for up to 2 hours at no charge. Parking in these disabled stalls longer than 2 hours will require payment at the posted rate.
  • I received a citation and want to contest it, where can I go? Citations may be appealed within 10 calendar days of their issue. You may appeal a citation online at the parking website, or you may fill out an appeal form at the parking office. We also have in-person appeals in the parking office on Tuesdays from 10 AM to 11 AM, or Thursdays from 2 PM to 3PM.
  • I have a Purple Permit and lot L10 is full, where else can I park? Because the Purple Permit for lot L10 is free of charge, it is a popular permit. Per campus administration we cannot set a limit on the amount of these permits we issue, so lot L10 is frequently full. For those that wish to park in L10 we recommend that you arrive to school at least 45 minutes before class starts to give time for obtaining a stall and getting to class. When L10 is full, your other options are to park in the hourly parking in the Parking Garage or Lakeside Visitor Lot, paying the regular fees there. If you routinely find that L10 is full during the time you need to park in that lot, we recommend that you consider purchasing a Yellow Permit, as this permit will allow you a much larger area to park in.
  • Why do I have to pay for a permit when I already pay tuition? Parking Services is a fully self funded operation at the UVU campus. None of your student tuition, fees, or tax dollars, are put towards the operation of Parking Services. All of the parking lots, maintenance, snow removal, lighting, striping, enforcement, etc is paid for by these permit fees and citation revenue. This means that only those that use the parking lots on campus are paying for them. We encourage the use of alternate transportation, carpooling, biking, and walking as means to travel to the UVU campus for those that wish to avoid purchasing a parking permit.
  • Why am I not able to use my student or employee parking permit in the Parking Garage? The parking garage was built on a bond that must be repaid. As part of that bond agreement, all visitor parking revenue at UVU is being placed in a separate fund to cover the costs of visitor parking facilities, including the parking garage. No regular student permit revenues will be used to pay for the garage. It is a self-funded entity, which requires any person that parks in it to pay the posted hourly rate. There is a specific parking garage permit available for those that wish to park regularly in the garage.

Recent/Upcoming Changes (Updated December 16, 2013)

  • As of Summer 2013, parking Lot L7 was lost to make space for the Classroom Building. To help offset that loss in student parking, the majority of lot L4 was changed to a yellow student lot.
  • As of Fall 2013, there is no longer a campus shuttle service available at UVU after 5 pm. Permits are not required on campus in student or employee lots after 5 pm.
  • As of Fall semester 2012, UVU changed how we issue and deal with vendor parking on campus. This was done to better administer the issuance of these important permits to ensure usage conforms with their intended use. Please see the VENDOR page to learn more.
  • Utah Valley University is a busy campus. To better handle the increasing vehicle presence on campus, a new 456 stall parking structure was built in the old location of the Sorensen Visitor Lot. This structure is primarily used by hourly parkers, but a premium parking permit is available for purchase as well, contact our department if you desire to purchase a garage permit.
  • The parking lot next to the Health Professionals building was changed to a regular yellow student lot in Summer 2012. In order to park at the HP building, you will need a yellow or employee permit. Students that were previously using orange or purple permits in this area will need to purchase a yellow permit in order to park there. For those that wish to park in L10 and shuttle over to the HP building, UTA offers a bus route every 15 minutes between both campuses. You can purchase an annual UTA bus pass for a reduced rate at Campus Connection.
  • UVU uses a License Plate Based permit system. What this means for our students and employees is that you will no longer receive a hangtag to park, but we will use your license plate number as your permit. The parking zones will remain the same and the prices will be the same. The only difference for the customer is you will no longer have a hangtag to worry about, your vehicle license plate will be your permit. Starting immediately, Parking Services will be requiring your vehicle license plate number and make/model info when you purchase a permit. If you drive multiple vehicles, please see the following:
    • Employees may register up to three vehicles to their employee permit. Only one of these vehicles may be on campus at a time. A citation will be issued if two vehicles on one permit are found on campus within an hour of each other. NOTE NO VEHICLE MAY BE ASSOCIATED TO MORE THAN ONE PERMIT, if you share a vehicle with someone else on campus, you must decide which permit that vehicle will be associated with.
    • Students may register up to two vehicles to their student permit. Only one of these vehicles may be on campus at a time. A citation will be issued if two vehicles on one permit are found on campus within an hour of each other. NOTE NO VEHICLE MAY BE ASSOCIATED TO MORE THAN ONE PERMIT, if you share a vehicle with someone else on campus, you must decide which permit that vehicle will be associated with.
  • You may have already noticed a number of "UVU License Plate Only" stalls marked on campus. These stalls are reserved for vehicles that have a UVU License Plate from the DMV. All other parking rules still apply to these stalls, if it is in an employee section, the person must have an employee permit to park in the stall (in addition to a UVU License Plate). Also, persons with disabled permits may only park in these designated stalls if they also have a UVU License Plate. In other words, only vehicles with a state-issued UVU License Plate and the appropriate UVU parking permit are allowed to park in these stalls.