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Parking Rules and Regulations

Student Edition

2010-2011
Previous Editions Obsolete

Vehicle Registration

Policy Statement

Vehicles parked on UD property by students, faculty or staff must display a current UD registration decal. These decals are available, twenty-four hours a day, from the Campus Safety Office located on the first floor of Haggar University Center. If a registered vehicle is sold, or otherwise disposed of, the old decal must be removed, Campus Safety must be notified, and the replacement vehicle registered. Decals may not be mounted to any nonpermanent device or transferred from one vehicle to another. To register a vehicle, all students must fill out the online registration form available at Cashnet and show a current UD Identification Card. To be registered, vehicles must be in operating condition with current state registrations, inspections and tags.

The University of Dallas has enacted the following parking and traffic regulations for safety and security, as well as to make parking and traffic flow at UD as efficient as possible. They apply to all students and visitors. Voluntary compliance with these regulations is the goal, rather than to assess fines. Parking fines have been enacted to deter violations. A one time waiver on a failure to register citation will be given with the purchase of a current decal within 7 days of receiving the first citation. A one day temporary parking permit will be available free of charge.

  1. The University is unable to provide "close-in" parking for all vehicles. Purchasing a parking permit does not guarantee a parking place nor does the perceived lack of parking space justify violation of any parking regulation.
  2. Rules and regulations are enforced year round, including weekends, holidays, breaks, study days, and summer (with the exception of VISITOR spaces, which are enforced 7 am to 5 pm weekdays).
  3. The speed limit on all University property is 20 MPH. Violators may be ticketed.
  4. The fact that a citation is not issued when a vehicle is illegally parked does not mean nor imply that the regulation or rule is no longer in effect.
  5. UD is not responsible for loss or damage to vehicles parked on or in transit on UD property.
  6. Any vehicle operated or parked on University property must comply with the state registration requirements and display a current vehicle registration sticker and license tags. Additionally, proof of liability insurance must be carried in the vehicle and shown to UD Campus Safety upon request. Failure to meet these requirements may result in the vehicle being banned from campus.
  7. Any inoperable vehicle on the UD campus may be towed at the owner's expense.
  8. Throughout the year the campus may host special events that require reserved parking for the patrons. This may result in some inconvenience to students, but does not authorize drivers to violate parking regulations.
  9. Any questions regarding the parking and traffic regulations may be directed to UD Campus Safety Department. The department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and may be contacted at any time by calling 972-721-5305 or by using the emergency phones that are strategically located throughout the campus.

Motor Vehicle Registration

  1. All vehicles parked at any time on UD property must display a current parking permit. Permits may not be falsified, transferred to another person or vehicle, forged or altered. Permits must be permanently affixed to the inside of the vehicle's front window, lower left side. Motorcycle permits must be readily visible.
  2. All expired UD parking permits must be removed from the vehicle prior to affixing the current year permit.
  3. Purchasing a new vehicle or changing from the vehicle originally registered requires a replacement permit. Additionally, lost, stolen or damaged permits must be replaced immediately. The fee for a replacement permit is $5.00 when the remains of the original permit are returned. Otherwise, the replacement fee will be the cost of purchasing a permit for the remainder of the current year. This fee applies to all permit types.
  4. Temporary permits are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the UD Campus Safety Department for those with a current parking permit. There is no charge for a temporary permit; however, these will be issued for a maximum of 14 days. If another vehicle is being used for longer than 14 days, a permanent permit must be purchased.

Visitors

  1. A visitor is defined as one who has no affiliation, association, or relationship with UD as a student or employee. Students are not considered visitors during Christmas break, Spring break, summer, or study days.
  2. Visitors to UD should be given parking guidance by the person or organization inviting them to campus.
  3. Visitors using vehicles that have a current UD parking permit must comply with the rules and regulations that apply to that permit.
  4. One-time visitors to the University should use the designated visitor parking spaces located in front of Carpenter Hall and behind the Library. Long-term visitors will be issued a temporary parking pass upon written request from the sponsoring department or office. Guests of the University and other sponsored visitors are given a parking pass to be displayed on the dashboard of their vehicle. These parking passes are issued by the Campus Safety Office upon receipt of a signed written request from the sponsoring on-campus group or department.

Fines

  1. If name or permit number are not known this citation is issued to the owner/operator of the vehicle. Students are responsible for any citation issued to their vehicle.
  2. Fines must be paid within seven (7) days. Fines can be charged to the student account.
  3. Campus Safety Officers will issue citations for observed Parking or Traffic violations. A copy of the citation will be attached to the vehicle in violation or, when the violator is present, will be presented to the violator. The Campus Safety Office maintains records of all violations. Citations for violators who cannot be stopped or who will not stop are forwarded to the registered owner of the vehicle. NOTE: Campus Safety Officers are not empowered to void a written citation.
  4. Unless otherwise posted or published, all traffic and parking rules are in effect seven days per week, twenty-four hours per day. No deviation from published rules, or issue of special parking permits will be made without the prior approval of the Director of Campus Safety.

 

Violation Fees


Failure to properly display a valid permit $40
Parking in a fire zone (red curb) $60
Immobilized vehicle $50
Parking in or blocking a   
handicapped space $100
Littering  $50
Parking in a reserved space $40
Blocking driveway, dumpster,  
access or hash-marked area $40
Parked so adjacent space is not  
is not usable $40
Driving or parking on sidewalk $40
Driving or parking on grass area $40
Driving on mall $40
Exhibition of Speed $40
Failure to comply with traffic  
control device or sign $40
Failure to comply with a  
Campus Safety Officer $100
Violation of no smoking area  $50
Disorderly Conduct $100

 Appeals


  1. All citations issued by the UD Campus Safety Department may be appealed within a reasonable amount of time, preferably within 7 days of the date of the citation. Only appeals for legitimate discrepancies with regard to the current parking policy will be heard. Appeals must be made by completing the online ticket appeal form at http://www.udallas.edu/offices/cso/ticketappeals.html or the hard copy form located at the Campus Safety Office.
  2. Information Regarding Appeals: You cannot appeal a ticket because you believe it is unfair. If you are illegally parked for any reason, and/or for any amount of time, your appeal will be denied. Opinions that you do not believe the fines imposed or the rules are unfair will not be permitted during the ticket appeal hearing. Attending a Ticket Appeal Hearing Appeals are held by appointment only. You will be required to make a decision to attend the appeal hearing or not. If you choose to attend then you must appear. Failure to appear will result in your appeal being denied. Individuals appealing parking violations will be notified as to when and where to appear. You will receive an e-mail regarding your appeal, which may take up to two weeks to process.

Immobilized (booted) or Towed Vehicles

  1. Vehicles that have been charged with three (3) or more citations may be immobilized or towed. There is a $50 service charge to release an immobilized vehicle. The owner of a vehicle towed from campus is responsible for all costs related to the towing and storage of the vehicle.
  2. The University shall not, nor shall any of its authorized personnel, be liable or assume any responsibility for any loss or damage resulting from a vehicle being immobilized or towed.
  3. The payment of fines for traffic citations does not remove citations from the record. Citations accumulate during the academic year.
  4. Vehicles illegally parked (regardless of number of violations) are subject to being immobilized or towed when parked in or obstructing a fire lane, reserved space, handicap or handicap access space, overtime in a loading zone, blocking another vehicle in a parking space, or blocking a driveway, aisle, entry or exit to any parking area.
  5. If a vehicle has been towed or immobilized, the individual seeking release of the vehicle may obtain the necessary information from the UD Campus Safety Department by calling 972-721-5305

Disciplinary Action for Excessive Violations

  1. An indefinite number of parking citations will not be tolerated.
  2. Persons who have been charged with three citations may be notified that their parking privileges are in jeopardy.
  3. Upon receipt of the sixth citation, parking privileges may be immediately suspended.
  4. Failure to comply with the terms of the suspension, or continued receipt of citations may result in an additional $100.00 fine along with the offense fine, immediate towing, and disciplinary action by the Dean of Student Life.

Residence Halls Move In/Out Procedures

  1. Special loading/unloading areas will be designated for fall "move in" and spring "move out" of residence halls and identified by temporary signs.
  2. Visitors (parents) and students are expected to show courtesy to others by moving vehicles from these zones into other authorized parking spaces as soon as possible.
  3. Vehicles are forbidden from driving or parking on sidewalks or grass at any time. Violators are subject to having their vehicles towed at owner's expense.

Miscellaneous Information

  1. All persons should lock their vehicles while parked on campus.
  2. Theft of, damage to or accidents involving vehicles should be reported to UD Campus Safety immediately.
  3. Theft of or damage to personal property or property owned by UD (while on campus) should be reported to UD Campus Safety immediately.
  4. All lost and found items should be reported to or brought to the UD Campus Safety Department as soon as possible.
  5. Students may not leave their vehicle on UD property during a semester in which they are not enrolled (including summer) without the consent of the UD Director of Campus Safety.
  6. The University of Dallas strongly discourages Students, Faculty or Staff from leaving vehicles on its property unmoved for any reason. However, should it become necessary to leave a vehicle for longer than 48 hours due to breakdown or other reason the Campus Safety Office must be advised as to the nature of the problem and the owner's plans to move the vehicle. Vehicles that do not have a current license plate, vehicle inspection sticker or current registration decal may be treated as an abandoned vehicle.
  7. Registration decals are placed on the inside of the front windshield of the vehicle, above or beside the state mandated stickers, OR in the center of the windshield behind the rearview mirror, below the tinted area. The decal must be clearly visible to a person standing in front of the vehicle. Hang tags must be displayed from the rearview mirror. On motorcycles, attach the decal on the lower left corner of the windshield, or on the center line side with the front fork facing outward. It must be visible from the front. Or, the owner may fabricate a metal plate on the rear of the vehicle and attach the decal there.
  8. Parking Violations (Citations are issued 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.) A list of the parking violations may be found on the UD Campus Safety website,

Special Regulations

  1. Any possession of narcotics or of weapons (even with a State of Texas "Concealed Carry" permit) on the UD campus is in violation of UD regulations.
  2. Bicycles should be secured in bicycle racks and registered with the UD Campus Safety Department. Riders must comply with all state and local laws. Pedestrians have the right of way.
  3. Special temporary disabled/handicap permits may be obtained from the UD Campus Safety Department by presenting a doctor's certificate stating length of disability. The special permit allows parking in all parking areas and visitor lots. It DOES NOT allow parking in State handicap spaces, reserved spaces, fire lanes, or 10 minute zones. A current UD permit is required to obtain a temporary disabled/handicap permit.
  4. All buses, RV's, trailers, and boats must obtain permission from the UD Campus Safety Chief before parking on UD property. NO PERMANENT PARKING ALLOWED FOR THESE VEHICLES.

 

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