UVU Parking Regulations 2013-2014
100.00 The following Parking Regulations are subject to change. Understanding and adhering to the UVU Parking Regulations is the responsibility of the students of, employees of, and visitors to UVU.
100.01 PARKING AREAS AND PERMIT ELIGIBILITY: All persons who operate and/or park vehicles on campus property must obtain a valid UVU parking permit, and register valid license plate numbers to their permit. PERSONS OR VEHICLES THAT HAVE OUTSTANDING PARKING CITATIONS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR A PARKING PERMIT UNTIL ALL DELINQUENT DEBTS ARE CLEARED. All campus parking areas are designated by appropriate signs. Parking in an area of campus for which your permit is not valid will result in the issuance of a parking citation. All parking permits remain the property of UVU Parking Services.
100.01a LICENSE PLATE REGISTRATION: UVU uses License Plate Reader (LPR) technology to patrol and enforce parking permits for students, employees, and visitors. When you purchase or obtain a parking permit from UVU, you will not receive a physical parking permit of any kind. Instead, your vehicle license plate number will be registered to the permit in our system, allowing that vehicle to park in the appropriate zones that the permit is eligible to park in. Failure to supply the correct license plate number may result in citations on your vehicle. Portions in these regulations that discuss displaying the proper permit apply to the other types of permits still issued, such as vendor, service, and VIP hangtags.
Because the license plate is now the physical indicator of a parking permit, no vehicle may be associated to more than one permit. If you share a vehicle with another UVU student or employee, you will need to decide what permit that vehicle belongs to and park it only in areas where that permit is valid.
100.01b LICENSE PLATE VISIBILITY: Because UVU parking permits are tied to the license plate number of authorized vehicles on campus, the valid and legal license plate for vehicles parked on the UVU campus must be visible and clear of debris, mud, snow, etc. Vehicles must be parked in a valid stall on campus in a manner so that one of the vehicle’s license plates is facing the same roadway from which the vehicle was pulled into the stall. Vehicles that do not have a license plate mounted in the front of the vehicle may not back into stalls on campus. Any vehicle parked on campus without a valid license plate facing the roadway will be cited.
100.02 STATUS VERIFICATION: Parking Services may verify the UVU Student or Employee status of any applicant before issuing a parking permit as well as establishing, to its satisfaction, identity of the applicant.
100.03 EMPLOYEE PARKING: Employee permits are available for any full-time certified teaching faculty member and all full-time salaried staff members. Part-time/hourly classified employees, and Adjunct Faculty, who are taking less than 7 credit hours of class(es) are also eligible for a semester-long employee permit for as long as they maintain less than 7 credit hours of class(es) throughout the course of the permit’s valid life (through the expiration date of said permit) and are currently employed by the University. Student employees are not eligible for an employee permit.
- Employees must have their vehicle(s) license plate number(s) registered to the permit in order for the vehicle to be valid for parking at UVU.
- Employees may register up to three vehicle license plate numbers to their employee permit. Only one of these three vehicles may be allowed on campus at a time. If a vehicle registered to the permit is found on campus within one hour of another registered vehicle to the permit, a citation will be issued.
- Motorcycles are not eligible for employee parking permits as free motorcycle specific parking is available in most areas of campus.
100.04 STUDENT PARKING: Registered full-time and part time students must have a current UVU student parking permit in order to park at Utah Valley University.
- Students must have their vehicle(s) license plate number registered to the permit in order for the vehicle to be valid for parking at UVU.
- Vehicles registered to student permits are restricted to student parking areas.
- Students may register up to two vehicle license plate numbers to their student permit. Only one of these two vehicles may be allowed on campus at a time. If a vehicle registered to the permit is found on campus within one hour of another registered vehicle to the permit, a citation will be issued.
- Parking Permits may be refunded up to ten business days after the date of purchase. No refunds will be given after this time period.
- Motorcycles are not eligible for use with a student permit as free motorcycle specific parking is available in most areas of campus.
100.04a LEGAL VEHICLES: If a physical UVU permit is being used, as in the case of VIP, Service, and Vendor hangtags, the permit must be hung on the rearview mirror with the barcode and permit number information facing forward (so they are visible from the windshield) in order to be valid. UVU permits are only valid for use with legally registered vehicles.
100.05 DISABLED PARKING: Applications for Disabled Parking Permits shall be made with the UVU Parking Services Office. Only those vehicles carrying current distinctive (logo) disabled license plates or placards obtained from the Department of Motor Vehicles shall qualify for a UVU disabled permit. This license plate number or disabled placard number will be required at the time of purchase. The individual requesting a UVU permit must be the owner of the state disabled permit.
- Vehicles parked in disabled parking stalls on the UVU campus must have their vehicle license plate number registered to a current UVU disabled permit, as well as display the proper state issued disabled placard or license plate Vehicles not registered to a current Disabled permit shall be subject to a fine and/or towing of the vehicle, as per regulation 700.04 .
- Vehicles displaying a legal DMV-issued disabled permit and registered to a current UVU disabled permit may also park in any regular parking stall if there are no disabled-only stalls available in the lot. Regular stalls include all employee, student, service vehicle, VIP, state vehicle, and maintenance stalls. Emergency Vehicle stalls are not regular stalls and must be left available for the use of emergency personnel.
100.06 MOTORCYCLE/SCOOTER PARKING: Motorcycles are not required to display a parking permit as long as they are parked in designated motorcycle parking areas on campus. These areas are restricted to motorcycles only. Motorcycles may not park in any other stall on campus. Motorcycles parked in other areas besides motorcycle only zones will be cited.
- Motorcycles and motor-driven cycles are defined by the Utah Annotated Code, Section 41-6-2, C.D.
100.07 SERVICE PERMITS: These permits will be issued to university departments that have the need to occasionally park in a service stall, and each department may only have one service permit, decided at the discretion of the Parking Services department. Service stalls have a two hour parking limit. Anyone parking in a service stall must display a current UVU service permit or have a properly registered UVU disabled permit associated with their license plate.
100.08 VENDOR PERMITS: These permits will be issued to off campus vendors at a cost of $200 annually. Vendors must provide a business card or business phone number. The Parking Office will verify that the individual is employed at the business, is authorized to purchase the permit, and requires a vendor permit. Vendor permits may not be used for personal use, nor may they be used to attend classes at UVU. Vendor permits go from August through July and are prorated weekly, to the nearest dollar, throughout their lifecycle. Vendors may also purchase a Vendor day permit at the posted rate.
100.09 MOTOR POOL STALLS: These stalls are reserved for UVU Motor Pool vehicles only.
100.10 UVU MAINTENANCE STALLS/STATE VEHICLE STALLS: Maintenance stalls are reserved for UVU maintenance vehicles only. State Vehicle stalls are reserved for the use of State-owned vehicles only. These vehicles usually have EX plates and bear the State Seal on them. All other vehicles, except those displaying a disabled permit, will be issued a citation.
100.11 BICYCLE PARKING: All bicycles must be parked in a bike rack. Bikes not parked in these designated areas are subject to impound. Bicycles are defined by the Utah Annotated code, Section 41-2-6, e. Utah Valley University will not be held liable for any damage, loss, or theft of bicycles while parked at UVU.
100.12 COMPOUND & STORAGE: Only state vehicles, vehicles with project work orders, and authorized vendors will be permitted in the fenced or signed compounds on campus. Parking is otherwise prohibited at all times in these areas.
100.13 OPEN PARKING: Permits are not required to park Saturday and Sunday in regular student and employee parking stalls. Permits are also not required to park in regular student or employee stalls after 7 PM on weekdays. All other zones will be enforced 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
100.14 RED CURBS, FIRE LANES: Parking in these areas is prohibited at all times. These areas will be enforced 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Vehicles may be towed from these areas at the university's discretion.
100.15 LOADING ZONES: All loading zones are limited to 15 minutes. Vehicles may park in these areas to load and unload only. FLASHERS MUST BE USED, OR A CITATION MAY BE ISSUED.
100.16 VEHICLE MAINTENANCE IN PARKING AREAS: Vehicle maintenance or mechanical work, except for emergency repair, will not be permitted in any parking area on campus. Emergency repair includes but is not limited to the following:
a. flat tire(s)
c. minor vehicle problems
100.17 PAY LOTS: There are two short term pay lots on campus. The Lakeside Visitor Lot is located on the south side of campus. This lot may be used by anyone who wishes to pay the fee to use the lot. The cost to use this lot is posted at the lot, as well as on the Parking Services website. There is a fine assessed if you do not pay when exiting a pay lot. Departments may purchase validations from Parking Services to be used to validate guest parking in this lot. The Admissions Meter Lot is a metered lot and may be used by anyone who wishes to pay the meter. Meters are limited to 40 minutes maximum and should not be used for parking to go to class.
200.00 TEMPORARY PARKING PERMITS: Departments having seminars or guests on campus are responsible for making parking arrangements with Parking Services at least one week in advance. The license plate number for all vehicles of guests in attendance is required in order to authorize the vehicle to park, unless covered under sections 100.01 through 100.17.
200.01: Temporary permits will be issued for short term emergency situations and may be purchased from Parking Services. These permits can be purchased for the current listed price per day, which can be found on the Parking Services website. These permits can be issued for up to a two week maximum. The license plate number of the vehicle is required in order for the permit to be valid.
200.02 ALTERATION: Alteration of the date, number, or any other portion of a physical permit will result in the vehicle being impounded and additional fines will be assessed.
300.00 PLACEMENT OF PHYSICAL PERMITS, WHEN APPLICABLE: Hanging permits must be displayed from the rear view mirror and be in plain sight, with date facing out, in order to be valid. If the rear view mirror is missing, a free hanger may be obtained from Parking Services to use in lieu of a rear view mirror.
300.01 Your permit must be displayed properly to be valid. Placing the permit on the windshield, dash, or other part of the vehicle does not constitute a valid display of the permit and will be cited. The only valid display of the permit is with it hanging up on the rear view mirror with the permit number and expiration date facing the front of the vehicle, so that this information is easily visible through the windshield.
300.02 UVU permits are not transferable. They cannot be sold by any entity other than UVU Parking Services. Transferring a permit to another party may result in citations and revocation of the permit.
400.00 ISSUE DATE AND COST: Student Permits may be purchased for three consecutive semesters. Yellow and Disabled permits are also available for purchase for one semester at a time. Employee permits are issued for each semester for part-time, eligible employees and Adjunct Faculty, or annually for full-time, salaried employees.
400.01 PURCHASING A PARKING PERMIT: Parking Permits may be purchased in the following ways:
- On the Parking Services Web Page at www.uvu.edu/parking
- At Parking Services main office or at any OnAccess Kiosk on the UVU Campus.
400.02 The cost of permits will be updated each school year on the Parking Services website.
500.00 TICKETING: Utah Valley University Parking Services staff may issue parking citations for the violation of UVU Parking Regulations. UVU University Police have authority to issue citations for violations of the Utah Annotated Code as well as UVU Parking regulations.
- Faculty, Staff, Students, or vehicle/permit owners in whose names the motor vehicle, motorcycle, or permit is registered, either with the University or State, are responsible for any violation issued to that motor vehicle, motorcycle, or permit.
- Faculty, Staff, Students, and vehicle owners will be considered the operator and will be responsible for any violation notice issued to a motor vehicle or motorcycle having state registration in the name of any family member unless acceptable evidence to the contrary is presented.
500.01 FINES: Fines are imposed on citations issued for parking and traffic violations. Fines are considered a debt to the University; and as such the failure to pay will result in a hold being placed on transcripts and/or any other action deemed reasonable by the University until the debt is paid. Parking Services reserves the right to collect unpaid parking fines by any action deemed reasonable by the University. All debts are to be paid at the Parking Services Office. Any payment brought into the Parking Office without a valid citation number will not clear any debt. Persons that wish to dispute the payment of a citation must have a receipt from Parking Services. Any fine paid with a check that does not clear the bank will be subject to any and all late fees until the returned check is taken care of. For a current list of parking violations and fees, visit the UVU parking website.
500.02 METER VIOLATIONS: Any vehicle parked at an expired meter will be cited.
- Metered areas can be used by anyone who wishes to pay them, unless otherwise designated by appropriate signs. Meters are limited to 40 minutes maximum.
- Meters will be checked by the issuing officer to ensure that they are in correct working order before the vehicle in violation is cited. Vehicles should not park at a broken meter. Individuals parked at a broken meter will be in violation.
600.00 APPEALS PROCEDURE: Persons have the right to appeal the issuance of any UVU parking citation. Persons may make an appearance before the Appeals Coordinator at The Parking Services office or may base the appeal on a written statement. These written statements may be left at Parking Services or mailed. Persons may also file an appeal on The Parking Services Web Page at WWW.UVU.EDU/PARKING. The hours for an in person appeal before the Appeals Coordinator are: Tuesdays between 10 AM and 11 AM and Thursdays between 2 PM and 3 PM .
600.01 An appeal must be filed with Parking Services within 10 calendar days from the date of issuance. No appeals will be accepted after 10 days. If the due date falls on Saturday, Sunday, or school holiday, the appeal must be filed no later than the end of the next business day. Paid citations are not eligible for appeal.
600.02: Appeals are to be prepared in writing on the “Request for Appeals” form provided by the Parking Services Office or on the Parking Services Web Page. Written explanations, supporting statements, or memoranda must be attached to the form.
600.03: The Appeals Coordinator will advise by email or mail of his/her decision concerning the appeal. The decision of the Appeal Coordinator is to be emailed/mailed within two weeks after the review date. If there is a payment required, payment must be received by the due date at the bottom of the appeal decision letter. If payment is not received by the due date, the citation will return to the original amount plus any applicable late fees will be added.
600.04: If an individual feels that the decision on his/her appeal is not correct, he/she can go to a second level appeal. This second appeal must be filed within 10 days after the first appeal due date. There will be a $10 fee, per citation, to file the second appeal and the citation(s) must be paid in full, including any late fees that may apply. The Appeals Committee will review the appeal and make a decision. If the citation is dismissed, all fees including the $10 filing fee will be refunded. If the citation is upheld, nothing will be refunded.
700.00 IMPOUNDING AND TOWING: Vehicles may be towed or impounded/ immobilized without warning and at owner’s expense for, but not limited to, the following conditions.
700.01 All vehicles with three or more unpaid citations will be impounded as a warning of excessive unpaid citations. There will be a hold fee citation issued. To have the vehicle released, the driver must come to Parking Services. If the driver chooses to pay all outstanding citations that day, the hold fee citation will be waived. Those wishing to appeal must follow the Parking Services procedure for appealing a citation.
700.02 All vehicles with five or more unpaid citations which have been impounded with a hold fee previously will be impounded and a impound fee citation will be issued. All outstanding citations assigned to the vehicle must be paid to have the vehicle released. At 4:30 p.m., these vehicles will be towed off campus if the citations remain unpaid. Those wishing to appeal must follow the Parking Services procedure for appealing a citation.
700.03 Vehicles will also be impounded for the following conditions. An impound fee will be issued and all citations must be paid before the vehicle can be released. Those wishing to appeal must follow the Parking Services procedure for appealing a citation.
- Displaying a Lost/Stolen permit.
- Displaying an altered or counterfeit permit.
- Vehicle parked in non-designated area, i.e. on grass, sidewalk, etc.
- Scratch Off permit with more than one date scratched off.
700.04 Towing:Vehicles will be towed by an independent towing company. The University reserves the right to tow any vehicle. A vehicle may be towed for any of the following reasons.
- Incident of driver arrest.
- Vehicle creates a traffic hazard or unsafe condition.
- Vehicles left overnight that obstruct snow removal.
- Unauthorized vehicle parked in disabled parking.
- Vehicle parked by red curb, in a fire lane, or any non-designated area which would obstruct traffic or campus maintenance.
- Five or more unpaid citations.
- Display of counterfeit or altered parking permit.
- In instances where immobilizing equipment does not fit a vehicle or if installation of the immobilizing equipment may cause damage to a vehicle.
- When requested by UVU Police, Orem Police, or other law enforcement entity.
800.00 GENERAL RULES FOR PARKING SPACES: The driver of a motor vehicle is responsible for finding a legal parking space. Lack of space adjacent to any building is not considered a valid reason for violation of regulations. Any changes, errors, or omissions on maps provided by the University shall not relieve the vehicle operator of responsibility for parking in a legal parking space. There is no parking anywhere on campus for the surrounding apartments or businesses.
800.01 Any accident involving a vehicle on university property must be reported to the University Police Department immediately.
800.02 Legal parking of motor vehicles on University property is confined to areas designated for that purpose. Parking is prohibited on lawn, in construction areas, or any other place that will mar the landscape of the campus, inconvenience or endanger anyone, create a hazard, or interfere with the use of University facilities by others. Violators are subject to citations, and vehicles may be impounded, as per regulation 700.04 .
800.03 The person to whom the permit is registered at the UVU Parking Services Office is held responsible for all violations by all vehicles displaying, or registered to, that person’s parking permit. A citation is not excused on the plea that another person was driving the vehicle.
800.04 ABONDONED VEHICLES: Any vehicle that is apparently abandoned may be towed and stored at the owner’s expense, as per regulation 700.04 .
800.05 All vehicles must park within the boundaries or lines of a designated parking stall, and must have a valid license plate for the vehicle facing the roadway from which the vehicle entered the stall.
900.00 PARKING ENFORCEMENT HOURS: Enforcement of parking regulations is in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Permits are not required to park in regular student or employee stalls after 7 PM on weekdays, during weekends, or school holidays. Valid UVU parking permits are required to park at UVU on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Parking at meters will require payment from 7:00a.m. until 10:00p.m. - Monday through Friday.
- Anyone parking a vehicle on campus, day or night, is required to have a current UVU parking permit registered to that vehicle. This includes any free permit area as well. Students who will be attending university beginning at 5:00p.m. may purchase a night permit at a reduced rate. Night permits are valid all day in the purple lot L10, and are valid in all other student and employee stalls after 4:15 p.m.
- Disabled stalls, Service stalls, State Only stalls, sidewalks, and Red curbs will be enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
1000.00 SPEED LIMITS: Speed limits will be enforced by being posted or published.
- Parking Lots: 5 Miles per hour
- Access Roads to Buildings and Parking Lots: 5 Miles per hour.
- Campus Peripheral Road System: As Posted.
1100.00 CITY, COUNTY, AND STATE LAWS: Drivers and pedestrians on University Property are subject to all laws and regulations of the City, County, and State.
1200.00 ENFORCEMENT: The University President and Vice President of Administration and Finance have the authority to make regulations concerning parking, traffic, and traffic-related matters, as outlined in Utah Code 538-3-101 through 103 and 76-8-701.
1300.00 LOST/STOLEN PERMITS: If your parking permit is lost or stolen, it becomes your responsibility to report it immediately. Any vehicle found displaying one of these permits will be subject to impound. There will be a fee to replace the permit.
1300.01 REPLACEMENT PERMITS: If you lose your permit or have it stolen, there is a fee to replace the permit. For department owned service permits, the fee is $5. For vendor permits, the fee is half the original purchase price, or the current pro-rated amount, whichever is less. In addition to the replacement fee, a lost/stolen permit form must be filled out. Any vehicle found displaying a permit that was reported lost or stolen will be subject to impound as per regulation 700.03 above.
1400.00 OVERNIGHT PARKING: Overnight parking is prohibited anywhere on campus. If for some reason, you are forced to leave your vehicle, you should notify University Police immediately as to why the vehicle is being left on campus. Parking Services will not be held liable for any damages that may occur to a vehicle left on campus overnight.
1500.00 SNOW REMOVAL: If vehicles obstruct snow removal, they may be towed as per regulation 700.04 .
1600.00 SHUTTLE BUS: UVU has a shuttle bus that runs Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters. The shuttle bus service is not run during the summer semester. There are designated bus stops throughout campus. The bus is not allowed to pick-up or drop-off at any other location on campus.
1700.00 SPECIAL EVENTS PARKING: From time to time a special event, conference, workshop, institute, construction project, reconfiguration of campus parking, or other such activity may cause the reservation, closure, or reclassification of part or the whole of a campus lot. During such occasions, the classifications and/or availability of campus lots or spaces within are subject to change.
1800.00 FLIERS, HANDBILLS, ADVERTISING No fliers or handbills are allowed in UVU parking areas and lots. Distribution of handbills and fliers in the UVU parking lots or on cars parked at UVU is prohibited. Cleanup costs incurred for picking up and disposing of fliers and handbills found in UVU parking lots may be billed to the business or organization that distributes them, or is advertised on the flier.
All University students, employees, and visitors are subject to these regulations.