Motorcycle and Moped Parking


Special "motorcycle and moped only" parking areas have been designated throughout Grounds. These areas are located within many Green/Reserved parking areas. However, since many motorcycles can use the motorcycle only area, only a Commuter or Storage permit is required within the motorcycle/moped only areas. Permits must be displayed on the left front fork of the motorcycle.

U.Va faculty, staff, and students (other than first-years) are eligible to purchase a Motorcycle Parking permit to use motorcycle spaces on Grounds (view rates). Permit holders who also own another vehicle may purchase a Second Car Permit for their motorcycle for a nominal fee (view rates).

Motorcycles parked in a regular parking space within a parking lot (i.e., a space that either a car or motorcycle could use) are subject to the same permit restrictions as cars.

Moped Parking at North Grounds Rec


All mopeds (as defined by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles) are required to have a valid U.Va Moped Parking Permit to park in designated motorcycle and moped parking spaces on grounds. Mopeds are subject to the same policies as motorcycles. Mopeds displaying a Moped Parking permit may also park in BLUE parking areas, such as the commuter lots at University Hall (U-Hall).

U.Va faculty, staff, and students are eligible to purchase a Moped Parking permit to use motorcycle or moped spaces on Grounds (view rates). First-year students may purchase a Moped Parking permit for Moped use only.

As of July 1, 2014 all mopeds operated on Virginia roadways must be titled and registered with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. Moped drivers must also carry a government-issued Photo ID, wear a helmet, and wear a face shield, safety glasses or goggles (unless the moped has a windshield). Visit for more information.

Moped Parking Guidelines

  • A moped is considered a motor vehicle and must have a parking permit to park in BLUE commuter lots or designated moped and/or motorcycle parking spots. Mopeds are subject to the same enforcement regulations as motor vehicles (click here for complete list of citations).
  • Like all motor vehicles, mopeds are required to display a valid license plate and VIN number. Vehicles found without plates and/or VIN may be subject to immobilization with a parking boot, towing, and/or referral to the University Police Department and/or Office of the Dean of Students. Tampering, removing or altering a VIN number is a violation of Virginia Code 46.2-1074 and is considered a Class 6 Felony.
  • Mopeds are not bicycles. Mopeds may not park at bicycle racks.
  • If a moped/motorcycle area or BLUE commuter area is full, mopeds must park in the nearest available designated area. Mopeds may not park outside of designated areas that are full. This can create conflicts with pedestrians and/or other vehicles. Parking in front of or adjacent to building entrances/exits is strictly prohibited. All mopeds found in violation will be cited and/or towed.
  • Mopeds must be walked, not ridden, to designated areas that require sidewalk access.
  • Moped Towing: In addition to any payable citations issued to a moped, owners of mopeds that are towed will be responsible for towing and storage fees levied by the towing agency (Shulls Wrecker & Repair, 4207 River Road, 434-953-6935). As of September 2016, these fees are $50 for impoundment and a $25 per day storage fee.

Motorcycle and Moped Parking Areas (Subject to Change) - View Parking Map

Permit Area/Lot


Motorcycles are not permitted to park in designated moped parking areas.
A9 Culbreth Road Garage (Level B)
BLUE U-Hall and JPJ
C1 Clark Hall
D3 Caplan Auditorium - Law School
D4 Dynamics Building
D5 Law School/Sponsor's Hall
E1 Facilities Management
E3 Scott Stadium (South)
F1 University Gardens
G11 11th Street Garage (First Floor)
M1 Old Medical School Courtyard
M3 West Complex, Barringer Wing
M11 MR4 Building
N McLeod Hall Garage (Both Levels)
R1 Dell Studios I & II
S1 Copeley III/IV Housing Area
S2 Lambeth Field Housing Area
S4 Faulkner Housing Area
S9 Hereford Housing Area
T4 Scott Stadium (East)
U3 Stacey Hall
Y1 Carruthers Hall
Short Term Parking Slaughter Recreation Center
  Gilmer Hall (Rear Entrance)

Designated Moped Parking Areas - View Parking Map

Permit Area/Roadway


Motorcycles are not permitted to park in designated moped parking areas.
McCormick Road Alderman Library
Jeanette Lancaster Way Claude Moore Medical Education Building
Alderman Road Gooch/Dillard Residence Hall
Massie Road John Paul Jones Arena
Jeanette Lancaster Way McLeod Hall
Alderman Road/McCormick Road O-Hill Dining Hall
Massie Road U-Hall (North Entrance)
Crispell Drive U.Va Health System East Chiller Plant