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 Closures except for student residential lots which always require a permit.

Parking Permits Are Virtual: The University of Vermont has implemented a new technology that requires the license plate of the vehicle you register for campus parking to serve as your campus parking permit.

a. All motor vehicles, must be properly registered for campus parking under the authority of University Parking Services.  The valid license plate registered, or permit issued will determine the vehicle's assigned parking location.

b. Parking for visitors or non-affiliates of the University is provided in our Pay-By-App parking areas or in locations authorized by Parking Services in the case of special events.

c. Approved contractors and vendors must register for campus parking.

d. Student parking, regardless of if the vehicle is registered or not registered for campus parking, is not allowed in locations posted for visitors only.

e. All motor vehicles must be parked within their assigned areas during restricted hours as posted at, or adjacent to, parking lot entrances or on this website.

f. Motor vehicles deemed as inoperable for any reason will not be allowed campus parking or storage.  Owners/operators of these vehicles must contact parking services immediately and are responsible for removing them from campus.

g. Overnight parking is authorized for students residing on campus under the authority of the department of Residential Life who have registered for campus parking.  All other permit holders in need of overnight parking must request it in advance from parking services.  If space is available, the designated parking area will be determined by parking services regardless of permit assignment.  Additional fees may apply.

h. When a parking sign conflicts with the parking map or information on this website, the sign will always supersede.

i. In the absence of a sign at the entrance to a lot, refer to the parking map to determine parking regulations for that lot. Any modifications to a lot during the academic year will be posted on signs at the entrance to the lot and the change will be effective immediately.

j. All vehicles must be parked within the marked boundaries of one parking space or stall.

k. Any area not specifically designated for parking is considered a no parking zone. Vehicles will be cited accordingly.

l. Bicycle racks are provided for the parking of bicycles or motor assisted bicycles only.

m. Motor vehicles, bicycles or motor assisted bicycles may not be chained, locked, or otherwise secured to traffic poles, other traffic and parking devices, railings, gates, shrubs, trees, or any device not intended for the parking or storing of these modes of transportation.

n. Motorcycles and motor driven cycles are defined as motor vehicles, must be permitted to park on campus, are not allowed parking at bicycle racks or other areas not specifically designated for parking and must be parked within the boundaries of one marked parking space, stall or the marked area specifically designed for these modes of transportation.

o. Any vehicle with an internal combustion engine is not allowed parking at a bicycle rack or any area not specifically designated as a parking space.

p. 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.

q. Incorrect information submitted within any parking transaction such as, but not limited to, permit sales or parking payment transactions, whether intentional or not, may constitute a violation.

r. Permit holders must be aware that at certain times their assigned zone or space may not be reserved. These times include, but are not limited to, days when special events bring large numbers of visitors to campus such as athletic events, commencement, move-in/move-out, parents, family & alumni weekend, as well as times when Transportation Services parking staff is not on duty. There is no proration for the permit for these exceptions.

s. 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.  Permits are valid only under the sole authorization of University Parking Services, Willfully falsifying information in any transaction including, but not limited to, registering, or attempting to register vehicles not in accordance with our regulations will constitute a violation.  Vehicles found in violation of this regulation will be subject to ticketing and towing without notice, referral to University Police Services, subject to the University judicial process, and revocation of campus parking privileges.

t. 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.

u. Vehicles parked in ADA accessible or otherwise reserved spaces without the appropriate permit will be subject to citations and/or vehicle removal by towing.

v. 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):

a. All motorists are expected to know and comply with state motor vehicle laws and traffic ordinances of the City of Burlington.
b. The maximum speed limit is 25 miles per hour on all campus roads and drives, and 10 miles per hour in all parking areas.
c. Pedestrians will be given the right-of-way at all crosswalks.
d. 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.
e. Operators of motor vehicles shall comply with traffic signs (yield, stop, etc.) or the direction of a Police or Transportation and Parking Services officer.
f. 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

a. 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
Invalid Transaction/Incorrect Information Applied$25
Expired Space$25
Electric Vehicle-Parked Overtime/Four-Hour Limit$25
Electric Vehicle-Expired Space, No Parking Payment or Permit$25
Electric Vehicle-Unauthorized Use of Space$80 +tow
Parked in a Restricted/Non-Designated Area$50
Parked without a Valid Permit$50
Parked in a Fire Lane/Roadway-Impeding Access$100 +tow
Shared Permit ViolationWarned-1st Offense
Shared Permit Violation$80 following warning
Unauthorized Registering of Vehicle/Use of Permit$100 & revocation of permit
Parking Without a Valid Permit After Revocation$100 +tow
Accessible Space/Access Aisle Violation$200 +tow
Falsifying Information*
Disregarding Traffic Signs*
Unauthorized use of, removing, possession of, tampering with or damaging University property managed by Transportation and Parking Services.*

*Violations will be referred to The Center For Student Conduct


b.  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 ADA Accessible or otherwise 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, following the request for a tow vehicle by an authorized University Official, a tow truck is on site and the tow truck driver takes actions necessary for moving or removing the vehicle, including, but not limited to, backing up to the vehicle, dropping the bed of the truck or hooking the vehicle to the tow truck.

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.