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How to Avoid Parking Tickets

This page is a "crash course" on Parking at U of L. We hope this helps you learn the campus parking system to avoid frustration and possibly any future fines.

The key to avoiding parking tickets at U of L is to know the rules.

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  • All vehicles entering and parking on campus from 7:30am to 7:30pm, Monday through Friday, must display a valid U of L parking permit or pay to park at a meter or any of the hourly pay parking lots. Dorm lots are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  A valid dorm permit must be displayed at all times.
  • Permits must be displayed properly on the vehicle.  Hanging permits must be displayed on the rearview mirror with the numbers facing out and bumper permits on the driver's side of the rear bumper.
  • All lots have signs indicating the type of permits allowed.  Restrictions are in effect weekdays from 7:30am until 5:00pm. Although, some areas are "Reserved At All Times." It is very important to read and understand the signs and regulations.
  • Posted signs, whether permanent or temporary, must be obeyed at all times. Signs take precedence over painted curbs, pavement markings, and designations shown on any University maps.
  • If you park illegally and do not find a ticket on your car, do not assume that you were not ticketed or that it was okay for you to park there. You are responsible for any tickets to your permit or vehicle.
  • Hanging permits can be transferred to whatever vehicle the permit holder is parking on campus.
  • If you forget your permit, you may get a temporary permit at the Parking Office. You are able to get 5 days worth free per semester, after the 5th day, there is a $3.00 charge.
  • Ownership of all permits remains with the University and is not transferable. Permits must be returned to the University: (1) If you are no longer employed by the University or enrolled as a student at the University; (2) when a replacement permit is issued to take the place of a previously issued permit; (3) when the permit is revoked; or (4) when you are in possession of a lost/stolen permit.
  • If you receive a parking ticket, please do not ignore it!  Either appeal the ticket within 7 calendar days of the ticket issue date or pay the ticket by mail or in person. For your convenience an appeal form is available on the Web.
  • Tickets are billed first to the permit holder, and then to the vehicle’s registered owner if no permit is displayed.  Permit holders are responsible for all tickets issued to their permit, regardless of vehicle ownership.
  • If you have unpaid ticket charges, you will not be able to purchase a parking permit.  Also, students will be barred from registering for classes and from receiving their official transcript or grades.  Your vehicle may be towed and impounded until all unpaid ticket charges are paid in full.
  • If your vehicle is towed, contact the University Parking Office at 852-PARK (7275).
  • Always park with a current valid permit displayed, in your designated areas, and within a legally marked parking space.  By simply following these rules, this will guarantee that you never receive a parking ticket from U of L.
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Visitor Parking

For all UofL faculty & staff who have guests coming to the university:

Please see the Visitor Parking Reservation Guidelines.

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