University of Vermont

GENERAL PARKING INFORMATION

The University of Vermont Transportation and Parking Services

I. Parking Regulations:

Parking regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week using a system of warnings, citations, and/or removal of vehicles by towing. Permits are not required during UVM Administrative Holidays with the exception of student residential lots which require a permit at all times.

  1. All students, faculty and staff parking any motor vehicle in student residential lots where it is posted a permit is required at all times, must properly display their valid parking permit at all times. The permit must correspond with the lot restrictions as posted.
  2. All students, faculty and staff parking any motor vehicle in lots where it is posted a permit is required between the hours of 7:00 am-6:00 pm; Monday through Friday must properly display their valid parking permit during those hours. The permit must correspond with the lot restrictions as posted.
  3. In circumstances where more than one vehicle is registered under a single permit, parking more than one vehicle on campus at a time is prohibited.
  4. Parking permits are the property of the University of Vermont. Permits are not transferable to another user and may not be re-manufactured, resold, altered or photocopied under any circumstances. Vehicles found in violation of this regulation will be subject to towing. Individuals violating this regulation will be referred to Police Services and will be subject to the revocation of campus parking privileges. In addition to the aforementioned, individuals will be subject to the University judicial process.
  5. Willfully falsifying information in any transaction including, but not limited to, registering or attempting to register vehicles not in accordance with the guidelines stated on the permit application shall constitute a violation. Individuals violating this regulation will be referred to Police Services and will be subject to the revocation of campus parking privileges. In addition to the aforementioned, individuals will be subject to the University judicial process.
  6. Faculty, staff, students and visitors will be held responsible for all parking citations involving their vehicles, any vehicle that they operate on campus property, or any vehicle displaying a permit assigned to them.
  7. The University designates approved parking spaces with two yellow or white painted lines. Vehicles shall not be parked in any area not designated as parking. The University is under no obligation to mark all areas where parking is prohibited.
  8. Vehicles parked in disabled or reserved spaces without the appropriate permit will be subject to citations and/or vehicle removal by towing.
  9. Parking beyond the time limit in any area where the maximum time limit is posted is prohibited.
  10. Cases involving unauthorized removal, attempted removal, possession of, tampering with or damaging University property managed by Transportation and Parking Services will be referred to Police Services. Individuals in violation of this regulation will be subject to the University judicial process.
  11. Motor vehicles repeatedly found in violation of the University's parking regulations will be assigned Habitual Offender status and may be subject to citation impact fees and the removal of the vehicle by towing.

II. Traffic Regulations (Enforced by Police Services):

  1. All motorists are expected to know and comply with state motor vehicle laws and traffic ordinances of the City of Burlington.
  2. The maximum speed limit is 25 miles per hour on all campus roads and drives, and 10 miles per hour in all parking areas.
  3. Pedestrians will be given the right-of-way at all crosswalks.
  4. Driving motor vehicles on campus walkways, lawns, shuttle routes or areas not specifically designated as a roadway is prohibited and subject to a fine and replacement/repair costs.
  5. Operators of motor vehicles shall comply with traffic signs (yield, stop, etc.) or the direction of a Police or Transportation and Parking Services officer.
  6. The University of Vermont assumes no responsibility for damage to, theft from, or theft of any vehicle parked on University property. Motor vehicle accidents that occur in the UVM campus should be reported to Police Services.

III. Enforcement

  • Citations: Traffic citations may either be presented to the owner/operator, placed on the vehicle's windshield, or in special circumstances be mailed to the registrant.
  • Parking ViolationFine
    Expired Space/Meter$25
    Permit Not Displayed$30
    Parked in a Restricted Area$30
    Parked without a Valid permit$50
    Parking in Fire Lane/Roadway$80
    Disabled Space Violation$80
    Use of Unauthorized Permit$80*
    Falsifying Information*
    Disregarding Traffic Signs*
    Unauthorized use of, removing, possession of, tampering with or damaging University property managed by Transportation and Parking Services.*

    *Violations administered by Police Services

  • Towing Vehicles: The Departments of Transportation and Parking Services and Police Services have the authority to remove, by towing, any motor vehicle from University property when found:
    1. Parked in a designated disabled or reserved parking space without proper authorization;
    2. Displaying a fraudulent or unauthorized parking permit;
    3. As a habitual offender, parked in violation of the University's Parking Rules and Regulations;
    4. Parked in an area that is not designated as parking;
    5. Impeding access/operation of emergency vehicles or snow removal;
    6. Abandoned three or more days without valid state registration;
    7. When safety or nuisance conditions warrant, including but not limited to, leaking gas or fluids that may be harmful to the environment, or a faulty car alarm causing a disturbance;

The owner/operator of the vehicle will be held liable for the cost involved in the removal and storage, except when legally parked vehicles are removed during an emergency. In such case, the removal will be at no expense to the owner/operator.

Any vehicle that is towed under the University's towing guidelines will be assessed the minimum tow fee when attachment occurs. Attachment is defined as the boom, bed, cable or chain of the tow vehicle being in physical contact with the vehicle being towed. If the tow vehicle has been in contact under these guidelines and for any reason needs to unhook or re-adjust, the vehicle shall be considered attached and subject to the attachment fee.

Prior to retrieving a vehicle from the towing company, individuals must obtain a vehicle release form from Transportation and Parking Services during business hours. At all other times and in circumstances where the vehicle has been removed for the unauthorized use of a parking permit, individuals must obtain the release form from Police Services. All towing and storage fees will be the responsibility of the owner/operator.

Appeals

Links on this page:

  1. UVM Police Services
  2. Appeals
  3. parking@uvm.edu

Last modified September 26 2014 11:24 AM

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