Parking Rules and Regulations
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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.
- The non-refundable registration fee is as follows:
- Undergraduate Students and Braniff Graduate Students: If a permit is purchased in the fall semester, the fee is $125.00 for the entire
academic school year. If a permit is not purchased until the spring semester, the
fee is $75.00 for the remainder of the academic school year. If a permit is not purchased
until the summer, the fee is $25.00. All permits issued to Undergraduate Students
and Braniff Graduate Students will expire on August 31.
- Parking Fees for Students enrolled in the University of Dallas’ Satish and Yasmin
Gupta College of Business and University of Dallas School of Ministry Degree Programs: Students purchase hang tags for University parking. The single purchase Parking Hang
Tag can be moved between and used for multiple vehicles. If a permit is purchased
in the fall semester, the fee is $80.00 for the entire academic year and will expire
on August 31. If a permit is not purchased until the spring semester, the fee is $50.00
and will expire on August 31. If a permit is not purchased until the summer, the fee
is $20 and will expire on August 31. Students that are exclusively taking courses
online do not have to purchase a permit and should park in Visitor parking.
- 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.
- 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).
- The speed limit on all University property is 20 MPH. Violators may be ticketed.
- 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.
- UD is not responsible for loss or damage to vehicles parked on or in transit on UD
- 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.
- Any inoperable vehicle on the UD campus may be towed at the owner's expense.
- 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.
- 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
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.
All expired UD parking permits must be removed from the vehicle prior to affixing
the current year permit.
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 $10.00 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.
Temporary permits are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the UD Campus Safety
Office 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 and Guests of the University 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. Visitors to UD should be given parking
guidance by the person or organization inviting them to campus. Visitors using vehicles
that have a current UD parking permit must comply with the rules and regulations that
apply to that permit.
- 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.
- Fines must be paid within seven (7) days. Fines can be charged to the student account.
- 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.
- 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.
|Failure to properly display a valid permit
|Parking in a fire zone (red curb)
|Parking in or blocking a
|Parking in a reserved space
|Blocking driveway, dumpster,
|access or hash-marked area
|Parked so adjacent space is not
|is not usable
|Driving or parking on sidewalk
|Driving or parking on grass area
|Driving on mall
|Exhibition of Speed
|Failure to comply with traffic
|control device or sign
|Failure to comply with a
|Campus Safety Officer
|Violation of no smoking area
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- The payment of fines for traffic citations does not remove citations from the record.
Citations accumulate during the academic year.
- 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.
- 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
- An indefinite number of parking citations will not be tolerated.
- Persons who have been charged with three citations may be notified that their parking
privileges are in jeopardy.
- Upon receipt of the sixth citation, parking privileges may be immediately suspended.
- 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
- Special loading/unloading areas will be designated for fall "move in" and spring "move
out" of residence halls and identified by temporary signs.
- 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.
- 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.
- All persons should lock their vehicles while parked on campus.
- Theft of, damage to or accidents involving vehicles should be reported to UD Campus
- Theft of or damage to personal property or property owned by UD (while on campus)
should be reported to UD Campus Safety immediately.
- All lost and found items should be reported to or brought to the UD Campus Safety
Department as soon as possible.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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,
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.