4: University Regulations

Academic Regulations | Non-Academic Regulations | The Honor System
Department of Parking and Transportation Services | Department of Student Health

Registration of Motor Vehicles | Parking Permits | Personal Property Tax
Enforcement | Modification of Privileges

Department of Parking and Transportation Services

In accordance with Section 23-9.2:3 of the Code of Virginia the Transportation and Parking Committee has approved the following regulations for the operation of motor vehicles by all students, faculty, and staff members of the University of Virginia. As appropriate, these regulations also apply to visitors operating motor vehicles on the University’s Grounds. The regulations remain in effect from July 1, 1997 until amended. Students should contact the Department of Parking and Transportation for any amendments which may be effective without notice.

General Introduction   Operating and parking motor vehicles in University controlled areas is permitted only in accordance with University Motor Vehicle Regulations. These regulations have been prepared and distributed to assist those who plan to operate and park motor vehicles on University property. Knowledge of the regulations is assumed, and they are enforced by the Department of Parking and Transportation and the Department of Police. Ignorance of the regulations is not a basis for appeal of parking citations.

Parking in University controlled areas is by permit only except at meters and in attended lots. The responsibility for finding a proper parking space rests with the vehicle operator. The regulations apply to all vehicles driven or parked on University property, regardless of who operated the vehicle. The individual in whose name the permit is held, the registered owner and/or operator of the vehicle is held responsible for violation of these regulations. Employees who are being payroll deducted and fail to return their permits or gate card upon separation are held liable for the remaining balance.

The University of Virginia assumes no responsibility for the care or protection of any vehicle or its contents at any time. The University of Virginia reserves the right to set aside areas for special events such as plays, funerals, athletic events, etc., in all University controlled parking areas.


  1. Motor Vehicles: All self-propelled vehicles which require state licensing.
  2. Motorcycles: Two and three wheeled vehicles with a primary or auxiliary gasoline engine.
  3. University Grounds: For the purpose of these regulations, “University Grounds” is defined as any University property in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area.

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