Frequently Asked Questions


When do the enforcement officers issue tickets?

Parking regulations are strictly enforced in all lots, Monday - Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., including breaks and in the summer.  Disabled (handicapped), University Apartment lots, reserved spaces, curb and yellow line parking are enforced 24/7, both by Parking Enforcement Officers and RUPD.  

If my vehicle becomes disabled can I just leave a note on the dash?

No, disabled vehicles must be reported to Parking Services or the University Police Department in person or by phone. (Notes are not acceptable).

When I buy my permit can I use any vehicle I want on campus  even if I did not register it?

No, a vehicle is not registered until the permit is displayed properly on the rear view mirror. The permit shall not be used in any other vehicle other than ones to which it is registered.

Can I appeal a ticket at any time?

Yes, as long as it is within the first 10 days after it was issued. All appeals must be filed in writing with the Appeals Board within 10 calendar days from the date of the citation or there shall be no right of appeal. The first date counted, in the 10-day rule, is the ticket issuance date. All decisions of the Appeals Board shall be final.

What is considered a properly parked vehicle?

A vehicle is only properly parked if it is in a parking space which is defined as a marked area with painted parallel lines on both sides. In lots that are not so marked, vehicles must not take up more than one space.

Can I let my friend borrow my parking permit?

Parking permits are non transferable. In case of a change of automobile, contact the Parking Services Office with the new license tag and vehicle description.

Why did I get a ticket when there were no other open spaces in the lot I parked in?

Lack of convenient space is not a valid excuse for violations.

Why did I get a ticket when I had my hazard lights flashing and I was only going to be there two minutes?

The use of flashers does not give permission to park illegally.

I got a ticket for parking in a visitor space when I was visiting the bookstore, why?

Employees and students are never considered visitors.