5: University Regulations

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Parking Permits

Standard Commuter Permits   authorize parking in parking spaces and areas which are labeled blue permit areas. Students living in dormitory, Lawn, or Range housing may not purchase or use these permits without written permission from the Dean of Students or the Director of Parking and Transportation.

Storage Permits   are sold to students living in University housing, including the Lawn, the Ranges, dormitories, Copeley III and IV, and Lambeth Apartments. These permits authorize parking in accordance with the letters and/or numbers on the permits in lots which are labeled as orange "S" permit areas.

Reserved Permits   are generally available only to Staff and Faculty on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, reserve permits are available to students in certain lots. Permit privileges in some lots may be determined either by lottery or by assignments by University departments that have spaces designated solely for their use. Reserved permits authorize parking in accordance with the letters and/or numbers on the permit in lots with the same letter and/or number designation. Reserved permits are also authorized in any blue standard permit area.

Handicapped Permits   Persons with a permanent or temporary physical handicap who hold a U.Va. parking permit may submit requests to the Department of Parking and Transportation for special permits entitling them to reserved parking. In addition, these permits allow parking at meters free of charge and at designated handicapped spaces. Students must submit such a request through the Department of Student Health.

Resident Permits   are sold to residents of the University owned family housing. These permits grant parking privileges in accordance with the Family Housing Handbook, published by the Division of Housing.

Second Car Permits   A person may register more than one vehicle, provided each vehicle meets the certification requirements set forth previously in section II D. The vehicle displaying the second car permit may not be parked on the Grounds at the same time the vehicle displaying the primary permit is parked on the Grounds.

Transferable Permits   Transferable (hang tag) permits are available for all areas and convey the same privileges as stick on mirror permits. Any vehicle displaying a transferable permit must satisfy eligibility requirements stated for the particular permit displayed.

Temporary Permits   Temporary permits, issued for periods of up to three months, convey the same privileges as permanent permits. Temporary permits can be issued to a permit holder at no charge if the permit is to be applied to a temporary alternate vehicle that is being used by the permit holder, such as one borrowed or rented.

Note   Parking permits are the property of the University and may be physically removed from bearer's vehicle by University representatives if they are not voluntarily returned when a permit is revoked.

Gate Cards   are issued in lieu of the types of permits described above for reserved parking in gated areas. A deposit is charged at the time of purchase for a gate card permit.

Carpools   From time to time, HSC employees may establish a carpool with a co-worker who has been issued a permit to park in a Health Sciences Center (HSC) reserved parking lot. If the employee who has been assigned an HSC reserved permit should leave the University and wishes to transfer the permit to a member of the carpool, the following procedure is required to accomplish the transaction: the employee who has the HSC reserved parking assignment must register the existence of the carpool membership by requesting a Carpool Form from the Office of the Associate Vice President at the HSC (Box 492, telephone 924-5147). This form is required in order for consideration to be given for transfer of the reserved permit to another member of the carpool.

Display of Permits   Stick-on mirror permits must be displayed on the back of the inside rear view mirror on cars, and on the back of the left handle bar mirror on motorcycles. Dashboard permits must be displayed on the dashboard on the driver's side of the vehicle. Transferable permits must be hung from the inside rearview mirror or displayed on dashboard of the driver's side. Any other special permit must be displayed as the permit indicates. Parking privileges are not in effect until the permits are properly affixed or displayed on the vehicle. When a permit holder has more than one permit, the permits must be displayed adjacent to each other.

Replacement and Exchange

  1. Lost or damaged permits may be replaced by paying a replacement fee. Scrapings of the damaged permit, including the numbers, must be returned to the Department of Parking and Transportation.
  2. When a vehicle is sold or traded, the permits must be removed or parking fine liabilities continue to apply to that permitholder. Replacement permits may be obtained for a fee provided the old stickers, including numbers, are returned to the Department of Parking and Transportation.

Refunds   Permanent permits and gate cards are sold for the entire permit year. Scrapings of the old permit, including numbers, or the gate card must be returned to the Department of Parking and Transportation in order to receive a refund. No refund will be made for an amount less than $5.

Riding the Bus   A student I.D. serves as a bus pass for unlimited rides on University buses. Non-students should be prepared to show the bus driver proof of their U.Va. affiliation (for example staff I.D., summer conference bus pass) whenever riding the bus. Children under the age of 12 may ride the bus when accompanied by an adult with proper U.Va. identification. Permit holders who have family members requiring access to the University bus service but who are not affiliated with the University need to contact the Department of Parking and Transportation to receive proper identification. The bus driver may request a passenger's I.D. card at any time to help protect the safety and security of the other passengers.

Regulations and Restrictions

  1. General Parking at the University is controlled by signs, painted curbs and painted pavement. Generally, yellow paint indicates that parking is prohibited at all times. Red paint indicates limited parking in accordance with the posted signs. It is the responsibility of the vehicle operator to find a proper parking space. Failure to find a legal space is not a license for violation of these regulations.
  2. Parking restrictions are in effect all year, including student breaks, from Monday through Friday, 7:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. unless otherwise posted. Holidays are established separately by the academic and medical areas and may be determined by contacting the Department of Parking and Transportation. Signs at the lot entrances denote permit restrictions. Additional signs within the lot may denote an individually reserved space. In many lots, permit restrictions are lifted after 5 P.M. However, some permit restrictions are modified after 3:30 P.M. or 5 P.M. For example, E1, E2, E3, A9, A10, D3 and D4 lots allow blue permits after 3:30 P.M.; an R1 or R2 permit is required in R2 after 5 P.M.; any U.Va. permit is required in the U lots after 5 P.M. Check the signs at every entrance/space for exact restrictions.
  3. Short duration parking: Any person anticipating a temporary parking problem, regardless of duration, should contact the Department of Parking and Transportation in advance to seek possible options. Unless arrangements are made in advance, illegally parked vehicles are subject to ticketing and possible towing at the owner’s expense.
  4. Vehicles shall be parked within twelve inches of the curb for parallel parking and within surface markings for off-street parking.
  5. Driving or parking on the grass, mulch or walkways is prohibited.
  6. Whether marked or not, parking is prohibited in driveways, alleys, crosswalks, or within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
  7. Special motorcycle parking areas are designated throughout Grounds. A blue or orange permit is required in these areas during normally restricted hours. Motorcycles using a vehicle space in other parking areas are subject to the same permit restrictions as the other vehicles using that space/area.
  8. Metered Parking: The days and hours of metered parking is in effect as posted. The duration for which a vehicle may be parked at a meter is posted and may not be exceeded, regardless of the amount of money placed in the meter. All motor vehicles, except those that are properly marked as vehicles for the handicapped, must pay at meters. It is prohibited to allow a vehicle to remain parked in a metered space with an expired time flag or coupon showing, even if the meter is not functioning. If a meter malfunctions, that space must not be used and the malfunction should be reported to the Department of Parking and Transportation immediately. A refund of money lost in a malfunctioning meter must be requested within one working day of the loss.
  9. Football Games: Parking areas near Scott Stadium are reserved on days of home football games. Vehicles parked in these areas after 1:00 A.M. on the day of the game are subject to ticketing and towing at the owner's expense.
  10. Basketball Games: When the University hosts a home men's basketball game, parking is restricted in several lots surrounding University Hall as posted. Vehicles in violation of the posted restrictions are subject to ticketing and towing at the owner's expense. On all home game days, Orange permit holders must vacate the East Lot and Cage Lot by 1 A.M. Blue and Green permit holders must vacate the East lot by 5:30 P.M. the day of the game, West Lot and U8 by 5:45 A.M. The North Massie Lot at U Hall is unrestricted on the days of home men's basketball games. Should North Massie fill up on a weekday, Parking and Transportation personnel will provide a parking permit and/or instructions to relocate to another parking facility.
  11. Reserved Parking: Parking without a proper permit in a reserved space or area is prohibited. Violators are subject to ticketing and towing at owner's expense. If a permit-holder's space or area is filled, the permit holder must find a legitimate space and contact the Department of Parking and Transportation in order to have violator's vehicle(s) towed and to obtain authorization to park.
  12. Service Parking and Loading Dock: Parking in a service vehicle space without a valid service vehicle pass or without proper markings on the vehicle is prohibited. Loading docks are used for loading and unloading only. Parking at a loading dock is prohibited.
  13. Handicapped parking spaces are reserved for the use of those possessing valid handicapped permits (provided by the Commonwealth of Virginia or the University of Virginia). Any use of these spaces without a proper handicapped permit is prohibited.
  14. Resident parking is located in areas of University family housing and is reserved at all times for residents’ vehicles bearing the appropriate permits.
  15. Blocking access to a parking space or blocking another car in a parking space is prohibited.
  16. Disabled Vehicle: Should a vehicle become disabled in an unauthorized area, the vehicle must be removed without delay. If it is necessary to leave the vehicle unattended while making arrangements for its removal, the Department of Parking and Transportation must be notified immediately (after hours, notify the Department of Police at 924-7166). If the vehicle is not removed promptly it may be towed away at the owner's expense.
  17. Parking Problems: Any person anticipating a temporary parking problem, regardless of duration, should contact the Department of Parking and Transportation in advance to seek possible options. Unless arrangements are made in advance, illegally parked vehicles are subject to ticketing and possible towing at the owner’s expense.
  18. Alternate Vehicles: Permitholders who wish to park an unregistered vehicle temporarily should telephone the Department of Parking and Transportation each day the alternate vehicle is used before driving or parking on the Grounds (after hours contact the Department of Police, 924-7166).
  19. Other Vehicles: Vehicles covered in this section include but are not limited to trailbikes, minibikes, snowmobiles, and trailers for cargo, boats, camping, traveling, etc. Permits to park other vehicles in University controlled areas are not sold. These vehicles shall not be parked in areas designated for motor vehicle parking or in bicycle racks. The owner or custodian of such vehicles shall arrange for their off-Grounds parking or storage if their area of residence has no storage area designated.
  20. Parking Garages: Parking in the Health Sciences Center parking garages is restricted to patients, visitors, and authorized employees who have been issued gate cards. Employees and students are not allowed to park in the HSC garages even if they choose to pay for those costs except during times they are bona fide patients or visitors to a patient.

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