Spring 2013 - UVU Parking Permits have gone Digital!
Starting in Spring 2013, UVU went to a License Plate Recognition technology to replace the need for hangtags or stickers at the UVU campus. What this means for you, our students, faculty/staff, and visitors is that you no longer need a hangtag on campus. A permit is still required to park on campus, that permit is now a digital permit with your license plate number being the key component. Your license plate becomes your virtual permit on campus once it has been associated to a purchased permit record.
- Students - you can simply buy your parking permit online through UVLink. Under the Student tab in UVLink, look in the center column for the Buy Parking Permits link. You will be taken to a wizard that will guide you step by step through the process of buying your permit. We can also serve you in our main parking office. Those students obtaining a disabled permit, or buying any permit on a sponsored account will need to come to the main parking office as these permits are not available online. Have your vehicle information ready when you purchase your permit as we will be associating the permit to your car at the time of sale. We cannot issue a permit without a valid license plate to assign it to.
- Employees - we have added an online form for employees to renew their permits online. Employees can find this form here. Please note that if you have an existing permit that is valid for the current semester, you do not want to use this form, simply contact us at 801-863-8188 to add your vehicle to your permit.
- Visitors - simply stop by or call our parking office either the day of your visit, or ahead of time, and we can enter your license plate information in our system allowing you to park for the day. If you are a department inviting a guest, please obtain their vehicle information and contact info ahead of time so we can add their vehicle to the allowed list for that day. We will no longer be issuing paper temporary permits. A license plate number will be needed in order to add a vehicle to the visitor list. If you have questions, please call our office.
Here are some tips regarding parking at UVU in regards to this new system:
- You must park in a stall with your license plate facing the roadway from which you entered the stall. To put it simply, if your vehicle does not have a front license plate, you will not be authorized to back into stalls on campus. A license plate must be facing the roadway. A citation will be issued if a license plate is not visible to the roadway.
- Make sure that the plate number you give us or enter is accurate, if you are even one digit off on the license plate number, the permit will not be associated properly and your vehicle may be cited. It is your responsibility to ensure that your plate information is accurate. If you are in doubt, write down the plate number before purchasing the permit so you are not relying on memory only.
- Be sure to only park vehicles in that are associated to your parking permit when at UVU. If for some reason you need to drive a different vehicle that has not been associated to your permit, please contact us to add it to your permit. Any vehicle parked on campus that is not associated with a permit is subject to being cited.
- We can only associate a vehicle to one permit. That means if you have a vehicle that is sometimes used by a student, and other times used by an employee, you will need to decide which permit to associate that vehicle to and only park in a stall where that permit is valid when using that vehicle. Parking a vehicle in a lot/area that is not valid for its current permit will result in a citation being issued.
- If you have multiple vehicles associated to your permit, please note that only one of those vehicles is allowed on campus at a time. If a second vehicle associated to that permit is found on campus within an hour of the first vehicle being on campus, it may be cited.
- You may only park your vehicle in a lot that is authorized for the permit you purchased. If you obtained a purple permit, you can only park in lot L10, if you purchased a yellow permit, you may park in any yellow lot or L10. Yellow and Night permits are valid in employee stalls after 4:15 PM. Employee permits are valid in all green, yellow, and purple lots.
- Make note of when your permit expires at the time you obtain it (TIP: add the expiration date to the calendar in your email or smartphone). You will need to renew your parking privileges when the permit expires.
- If you purchase a new vehicle and currently do not have the license plates, please call parking services and give us the temporary placard number and expiration date that should be displayed in the vehicle while license plates are being processed. We can add this temporary placard number to your permit to allow parking before your real plates arrive. If you do not have a temporary placard, they can be obtained from the DMV. Please contact the DMV at their website: dmv.utah.gov or their toll-free number at 1-800-DMV-UTAH if you need a temporary placard for your vehicle.