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Parking Rules and Regulations

2016-17 PARKING REGULATIONS

PURPOSE 

The purpose of these regulations is to expedite the safe and orderly conduct of University business and to provide parking facilities in support of this function within the limits of available space.

AUTHORITY 

By virtue of the authority vested in the Board of Trustees via the provisions KRS 164.950- 164.990, regulations pertaining to the operation of vehicles by faculty, staff, students and visitors are hereby established and set forth. 

SUMMARY OF PARKING SYSTEM 

Any motor vehicle parked on University property, other than in paid meter spaces or short-term pay parking lots, must display a valid University of Louisville parking permit or pass. The type of permit indicates the areas where the vehicle may be parked. Use of a motor vehicle on University of Louisville property is a privilege, not a right, and is made available only under the policies established in the University Parking Regulations currently in effect.  Any vehicle inhibiting traffic flow, hampering fire protection, parking illegally in a reserved or handicapped space, blocking handicap access, blocking dumpsters, displaying a reported lost/stolen or forged/altered parking permit, parking in designated tow away zones or having accumulated three or more unpaid parking citations is subject to immediate tow and impoundment.  All motor vehicle and parking regulations are in effect 24 hours every day. Parking permits are required from 7:30am to 7:30pm, Monday through Friday. Red reserved spaces are enforced 7:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday in all other permitted areas. Certain red reserved spaces are enforced 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and will be designated with signage at location. The purchase of a parking permit does not guarantee a specific parking space. These regulations become effective August 22, 2016, and are subject to change without notice when necessary to facilitate the parking program. When changes or modifications are necessary, an announcement will be made, if possible, in appropriate University publications prior to the effective date of the change. It is the responsibility of the permit holder to keep parking account contact information up to date.

UNIVERSITY LIABILITY 

No liability is created by the granting of parking or vehicle operating privileges on property owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by the University. The University assumes no responsibility for the care or protection of vehicles or contents while operated or parked on University property. University Police officers patrol University parking facilities 24 hours per day. 

DRIVER RESPONSIBILITY 

1. Finding Authorized Space: The responsibility of finding an authorized parking space rests with the driver. Lack of parking space In a specific area, mechanical problems, inclement weather conditions or other disabilities are not considered valid excuses for violation of traffic and parking regulations. 

2. Space Availability: A parking permit does not guarantee the holder a specific parking space except for red reserved permits. It is only an opportunity to park within a specified area or areas. Drivers should be aware that spaces in prime locations tend to fill up first. Depending on time of arrival, the stadium parking lot may be the best choice for parking with use of the #94 Shuttle service to Belknap Campus. 

3. Enforcement: Lack of the University to strictly enforce any parking regulation shall not be construed as a waiver for the future enforcement of the regulation.

4. Family Responsibility: An individual is responsible for citations issued to vehicles registered in his/her name or to his/her family. 

5. Permit Ownership: A parking permit signifies an individual has been granted the privilege of parking on University property. Ownership of the parking permit remains with the University. Individuals are not allowed to transfer permit ownership. All recovered permits reported lost or stolen should be returned to the Parking Office immediately. Possession or use of a lost/ stolen permit or a forged/ altered permit will result in a fine, tow and impoundment of vehicle and loss of parking privileges. Report the loss or theft of a permit to the Parking Office immediately.  

6. Permit Display: Parking permits or passes must be displayed according to the parking regulations or special instructions provided by the Parking Office at the time of issuance. A parking permit is not considered valid unless it is displayed correctly on the vehicle. Permit number must be facing windshield and be legible from outside the vehicle.  STALL DESIGNATION:  Parking is permitted only within marked stalls in paved lots. Stalls are marked by two white lines on either side and across the closed end of the space except for some handicapped spaces that may be marked with yellow lines on each side of the space. At some locations, a bumper block will designate a valid parking space. Yellow and red curbs and hashed out areas are designated fire lanes or no parking zones. These areas are tow-away zones and must be kept clear at all times for emergency vehicles. 

PARKING REGULATIONS 

1. Any student, faculty or staff member, or other person with University business, who wishes to regularly park a motor vehicle on property owned or controlled by the University, must purchase a University of Louisville parking permit. The purchase of a permit does not guarantee a specific parking space. Lack of space in a specific location is not considered a valid excuse for violation of a regulation. The type of permit determines parking privileges. Areas for parking are indicated online at www.louisville.edu/parking under campus maps and in the parking areas by signs. In all cases of conflict, signs and markings will take precedence over any conflicting parking map designation. All areas not specifically designated for parking shall be considered “No Parking” zones. Designated parking is available on Belknap Campus for HSC employees with Red, Magenta, White and Blue permits and on the HSC Campus for Belknap employees with Red and Blue permits.

—  Red permits allow parking in the assigned red space before 5pm and in Blue, Green, and Purple areas after 4:15pm. Parking may occur in Blue, Green and Purple prior to 4:15pm as long as it is not in close proximity to the designated reserved space.

—  Belknap Blue permits allow parking in Blue, Green, and Purple designated areas. Parking may also occur in Red after 5:00pm.

—  Resident parking permits (Yellow, Orange and Brown) allow parking in resident areas designated by their permit color.  Resident permit holders are not permitted to park in other resident parking zones. All Resident permits allow parking in Purple. After 4:15pm daily, Resident permits may park in any Blue and Green including the Floyd Street Garage, and in non-24 red after 5:00pm.

— Green permits allow parking in Green and Purple areas from 7:30am to 7:30pm, in Blue after 4:15pm, and in non-24 Red after 5:00pm daily. 

—  Purple permits allow parking at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. After 4:15pm daily Purple permits may park in Blue and Green and in non-24 Red after 5:00 pm. When classes are not in session (e.g. Reading Day, Spring Break) and the #94 Shuttle does not operate, Purple permits allow parking in Green areas before 4:15 pm. 

— Health Sciences Campus permits require parking in their respective garage/lots before 5:00pm and allow parking in Blue, Green, Purple and designated HSC spaces when visiting Belknap Campus.

---  Belknap Campus Red and Blue permit holders may park at HSC Campus in spaces designated for Belknap Campus permit holders located on Madison Street adjacent to the 620 HSC Garage and behind the Chestnut Street Garage accessed from Jackson or Preston Streets. Students enrolled in more credit hours on Health Sciences Center Campus than Belknap Campus must possess a Health Sciences Center Campus permit. Students completing a co-op on the Health Sciences Center Campus must have a Health Sciences Center Campus permit.

---  Parking permit regulations remain in effect when parking lot gates are raised between 7:30am to 7:30pm whether class is in session or not.

2. University parking rules and regulations are in effect all year (including periods when classes are not in session, i.e. Christmas and Spring breaks).

3. It is not possible to post signs or paint all areas where parking is prohibited. However, the following guidelines will be strictly enforced. It is prohibited to park:

—  without displaying a valid permit. One citation may be excused per academic year for valid permit holders who fail to display a permit when legally parked in an area designated for his/her assigned permit;

— in reserved spaces without a proper permit; reserve spaces are enforced without a call from permit holder. University Parking must be notified In advance when someone else has been granted permission to use reserve space

—  in “No Parking” areas;

—  in a handicapped space 24/7 without a proper university permit; state issued handicapped permits are permissible in University handicap spaces between 7:30pm-7:30am;

— blocking handicapped access;

— blocking fire lanes, fire exits or within 15 feet of a fire hydrant;

—  blocking doorways or dumpsters;

—  longer than 20 minutes in designated loading zones unless displaying a proper loading zone permit; flashers must be on in loading zones;

—  over two spaces;

—  in service entrances, construction sites or spaces reserved for service vehicles;

— on the lawn, sidewalk, crosswalk or parking lot driveways;

—  exceeding time at meters or in time limited areas, or at malfunctioning meters;

 — in areas where permit is not valid;

—  over or adjacent to yellow lines or curbs;

— against the flow of traffic.

4. Vehicles must be parked in a designated space. The fact that one vehicle is parked in such a manner as to occupy more than one parking space is not an acceptable excuse for another operator to do the same.

5. Vehicles are not allowed in areas or spaces closed by barricades or other traffic control devices.

6.  Motorcycles and motor scooters shall not be parked in a building. All motorcycles must be parked in a designated space or area designated for motorcycle parking. The same rules pertain to motorcycles as to cars, except more than one motorcycle/scooter may be parked in one regular parking space. A motorcycle or licensed moped/scooter must have a valid University of Louisville parking permit to be parked on University property.  Motorcycle permits should be placed on the back of license plate. Non licensed scooter/mopeds must be parked at a bicycle rack.

7.  Bicycles must be parked legally at a bicycle rack.  Bikes shall not be parked where they block handicap access, exits, fire lanes, or otherwise jeopardize public safety. Bicycles should be registered at www.louisville.edu/parking at no charge.  Abandoned bicycles are subject to impoundment even if they are parked legally.

8. Vehicle maintenance may not be performed on University property, other than emergency repairs and the Parking Office must be notified.

9. Multi and single space parking meters are available to visitors, students and university faculty and staff. Meters are enforced 24 hours, 7 days per week or unless otherwise indicated at the location of the meter.

10. Pay parking lots are available to visitors, students, faculty and staff. Floyd Street Parking Garage requires a valid University of Louisville permit or payment of $4.00 after 4:00pm and on weekends and summer. $5 fee for special event parking will apply.

NOTIFICATIONS

All parking notifications are published at www.louisville.edu/parking in the Announcement section or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UofLParking/.

PARKING PENALTIES AND FINES

1. The person who purchases a parking permit will be held responsible for non-moving parking violations by any vehicle bearing that permit.

2. One citation for not displaying a valid permit, if parked in a non-reserved or non-handicap space, in a permitted lot for new faculty, staff and students may be excused.

3. Fines are payable online at www.louisville.edu/parking, in person at the Parking Offices, or by mail.

 SCHEDULE OF FINES

01 No valid permit                                             $30

02 Parked in driving lane                                    $20

03 Prohibited by sign                                         $20

04 Area permit does not apply                            $15

05 Not within marked space                                $20

06 Parked on grass, dirt, sidewalk                       $30

07 Red reserved space                                       $60

08 Prohibited by marking                                    $20 

09 Meter violation                                              $15 

10 Visitor/patient parking only                             $30 

11 Handicapped space                                       $200

12 Possession lost/stolen permit                         $180

15 Owns permit but failed to display                    $20

19 Loading zone                                                $20

21 Forged/altered permit                                    $250

22 Blocking Handicap Access                             $100

IF VIOLATIONS 11, 12, 21 or 22 ARE MARKED, PAY FINEAMOUNT INDICATED.  AFTER 7 DAYS, ALL OTHER FINE AMOUNTS DOUBLE

4. Students and employees with unpaid parking citations cannot purchase a new parking permit. University members will have a financial hold placed on their registrar accounts and may be subject to a loss of university services until the fines are paid and financial hold is released by the Parking Office.

5.. As provided for in KRS 164.975, a person using a fraudulent parking permit, in possession of a lost/stolen parking permit, or found to be a “habitual violator” may be denied permission to park or operate a motor vehicle on property owned or controlled by the University of Louisville. Incidents involving UofL registered students will be referred to the Dean of Students for administrative review.

REMOVAL OR IMPOUNDMENT OF VEHICLE

Parking and Transportation Services is authorized to remove, impound, and immobilize motor vehicles on University property at the owner’s expense under the following circumstances:

— when a vehicle is unattended or left under circumstances which indicate it has been abandoned (has not been moved for an extended period of time and/or appears to be inoperable);

— when a vehicle is parked illegally in a handicap space;

— when a vehicle is parked blocking a handicap space or handicap access;

— when a vehicle is parked illegally in a red reserved space, at the discretion of the reserve permit holder

— when the displayed parking permit has been reported lost or stolen, or appears to be forged or altered;

— when a vehicle is parked in a fire lane or driving lane, blocking a doorway, dumpster, fire hydrant, emergency exit or in a tow away zone;

— when any vehicle is determined to have three or more unpaid parking citations charged against it.  Impounded vehicles will be held until all outstanding citations and charges have been satisfied.

Tow Warning: As a courtesy, vehicles parked legally or illegally found to have three or more outstanding citations may have a tow warning affixed to the driver’s side window. The owner/operator then has 24 hours to clear all citations and fees outstanding before the vehicle will be towed and impounded. Vehicles with 7 or more outstanding citations will not be provided a courtesy tow warning sticker and are eligible for tow immediately when found on University property.

Tow Fee: The fee for a vehicle tow requiring the use of dollies (front wheel drive vehicles) is $90. The fee without the use of dollies is $65. If an immobilizer or wheel lock is used in lieu of towing a vehicle the fee is $35. A show-up fee of $35 is charged in situations where the wrecker is called, but the vehicle is not impounded. Tow fee applies when vehicle is hooked up to wrecker. Tow and impoundment fees are subject to change based on the terms of the contract for providing the service.

Impoundment: A vehicle is deemed to be impounded when it has been located by an officer of Parking and Transportation Services and the towing process has been initiated, even though the tow truck has not yet arrived or when a wheel lock has been placed on vehicle. Unauthorized removal of an impounded vehicle may result in criminal prosecution and revocation of parking privileges on University property.

Disposal of Vehicles: Impounded vehicles not claimed within 30 days will be considered abandoned and will be disposed of as per provisions of state law.

Appeal Procedure: To dispute a parking citation, a written appeal must be submitted on the parking appeal form within seven days of receiving the citation online at www.louisville.edu/parking or at one of the Parking offices. Parking appeals will not be accepted after seven days. A $5 Administrative Fee will be assessed for all denied appeals. If an appeal is denied, a personal appeal maybe requested. Failure to appear for personal appeals will result in a denial of appeal. The Parking Appeals Committee is composed of faculty, staff and students who will adjudicate written appeals. The Appeals Committee will not accept appeals for the following reasons:

1. Person submitting appeal has other outstanding parking violations.

2. Person was in possession of a lost/stolen or forged/altered permit.

3. Person wants to appeal tow fees/immobilization fees.

Citations issued for the above violations may be contested through a request for administrative review of the citation issued on an individual basis.

TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

The traffic laws as provided by Kentucky Revised Statute (KRS) shall apply on University property.

1. Unless otherwise indicated, the maximum speed for motor vehicles on University property is 15 miles per hour and in parking lots and garages is 5 mph.

2. Driving on grass or sidewalks is prohibited at all times.

3. Exceeding the speed limit or otherwise operating a motor vehicle in a reckless manner is grounds for revocation of parking and driving privileges on UofL property.

4. Motor vehicle accidents that occur on University property should be reported to the University Police at 852-6111. Accident reports are available upon request for insurance purposes.

5. Motorcycles and motorbikes, including mopeds, will be operated only on motor vehicle thoroughfares.

VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES

The individual who purchases a parking permit shall be responsible for non-moving violations by any vehicle bearing that permit. Motor vehicle operators are responsible for all moving traffic violations. Moving traffic violation or criminal citations are adjudicated through the appropriate district court as provided for under KRS 164.950-164.990.

PERMIT REGISTRATION

1. Any student, faculty or staff member, or person with university business desiring to park on property owned or controlled by the university, except paid meter spaces or pay parking lots, must display a valid U of L parking permit from 7:30am to 7:30pm, Monday through Friday. Resident (Yellow, Orange and Brown) parking areas are enforced 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

2. Parking permits may be purchased on the Belknap Campus at the Parking Office located in the Floyd Street Parking Garage and on the Health Sciences Center Campus Parking Office located in the Chestnut Street Parking Garage. The permit application is also available online at www.louisville.edu/ parking. A parking permit may not be issued to an individual who has unpaid parking fees or citations.

3. Green parking permits are available to faculty, staff, alumni and graduate students. Purple parking permits are available to all members of the University community. Resident parking permits are available to all students who live in a University of Louisville residence facility, Cardinal Towne or Greek Housing on campus. Student residents who wish to purchase a Resident parking permit will be required to present proof of ownership of a motor vehicle (registration, title or insurance card). Student residents will be permitted to purchase only one Resident parking permit. Color of Resident permit is determined by location of residence facility. Red and Blue parking permits are available to faculty and staff. Retirees may purchase Blue, White or Green permits. Graduate assistants are eligible to purchase a Blue permit upon verification of appointment. Permit must be returned/exchanged upon end of appointment. Graduate Assistants purchasing Blue permits must do so in the Parking Office. Chestnut Street Garage permits (Magenta designation) and Jewish Hospital Parking Garage permits (Magenta designation) are available to faculty and staff. 620 HSC Garage permits (White designation) are available to faculty, staff and students.  Gold permits are issued to members of the Board of Trustees, Silver permits are issued to members of the Board of Overseers, University of Louisville Foundation and Athletic Association. Accessible parking permits and accommodations are available to students, staff and faculty with medically verified disabilities.

4.  Permit required for each student will be determined by student's enrolled credit hours on each campus.

PLACEMENT OF PERMIT

To be valid, a permit must be clearly visible with permit hanging from the rear view mirror post of a vehicle. The permit number must face the windshield. A permit must not be defaced or altered in any way. Adhesive permit must be clearly visible on the driver’s side rear bumper or on the back of the rearview mirror. On a motorcycle and motor scooter, the adhesive permit must be affixed to the back of the license plate.

USE OF MULTIPLE VEHICLES

Faculty, staff and students may only purchase one parking permit in their individual names.  A permit may be transferred to any vehicle driven. The individual who purchases the permit will be responsible for parking violations in any vehicle displaying the permit.

THEFT OR LOSS OF PERMIT

The theft or loss of a parking permit should be reported to the Parking Office immediately. After a report has been filed, a lost or stolen permit will be replaced for $20. The second time a hanging permit is reported lost or stolen it will be replaced for $40. Subsequent replacement permits will be replaced at the current rate of the permit. Recovered lost or stolen permits should be returned to the Parking Office immediately.

REIMBURSEMENT

If a student withdraws within the first 15 days of classes in either the fall or spring semester and returns his or her permit, a prorated refund, will be made. If the permit has been unopened and returned within 15 days, a full refund less $5 will be charged.  A portion of the permit cost will be refunded for permits purchased the first semester and returned to the Parking Office by Jan. 31, 2017. No refunds will be offered to students after Jan. 31, 2017. If a faculty or staff member terminates employment from the university and returns his or her permit prior to May 1, 2017 a prorated amount will be refunded. All outstanding parking violations must be paid before a refund will be issued.

SPECIAL EVENTS AND LOT MAINTENANCE

The Parking Office has the authority to temporarily close individual parking lots, driveways or other parking facilities when necessary to accommodate the needs of the University. These include, but are not restricted to: street and/or lot cleaning, maintenance, and parking for University sponsored events. Notices detailing the restrictions, date(s), and time will be posted as far in advance as possible.

LOADING ZONE/SERVICE PERMITS OF PERSONAL VEHICLES 

Loading zone permits are available to faculty and staff members using personal vehicles to conduct University business. Individuals should contact the Parking Office at 852-7275 for details or apply online at www.louisville.edu/parking under on-line forms. 

METROVERSITY STUDENTS 

Metroversity students are required to purchase a parking permit from their home institution. The host institution will issue a permit to park at its institution at no charge.  Those permits are obtained from the Metroversity Office. At the University of Louisville, a host student is eligible to receive a Purple (stadium) permit at no charge on a per semester basis. After 4:15pm Purple permits may park in Blue and Green and in Red after 5:00pm.

PERMIT CHARGES 

Permit                                     August    January May

Red                                         $590        $393        $197

Chestnut Magenta                     $379        $253        $126

Jewish Hospital                         $379        $253        $126 

620 HSC White                         $379        $253        $126

Blue                                         $281        $187        $94 

Resident                                   $150        $100        $50 

Green                                       $132        $88          $44

Purple (Stadium)                        $98          $65          N/A

Contractor/Vendor                $40 monthly or $10 weekly rate

Contractor PJCS                  $16 monthly or $4 weekly rate 

17L series permits will expire August 20, 2017

ACCESSIBLE PARKING 

A University handicap permit is required from 7:30am-7:30pm, Monday-Friday. It is prohibited to park in a handicap space without a handicap permit 24/7. Individuals with disabilities should contact the Parking Office at 852-7275 for information on the accessible permit application process. The Parking Office must obtain a recommendation from the applicant’s medical provider for the parking permit. The Parking Office will submit the request to the medical provider upon receipt of the application. A review process will be conducted every four years. University handicap permits are valid in any designated handicap spaces including those in gated lots (except the University Club parking lot). Payment required in accessible spaces in visitor pay lots and metered spaces.

VISITOR PARKING 

Any visitor who wishes to park a motor vehicle on property owned or controlled by the University must either display a temporary parking permit or utilize the park and pay facilities on campus. Temporary permits may be purchased online at www.louisville.edu/parking. A temporary permit may also be obtained at the Parking Offices. Visitor parking is available at the North and West Information Centers by reservation only. Departments at the University of Louisville sponsoring seminars or special events should contact the Parking Office at 852-7803 to make arrangements for parking at least two weeks prior to the event.  SHORT-TERM PERMITS:  Faculty, staff or students who have purchased a hanging parking permit but forget to place it on the vehicle they are driving to campus may obtain a free one-day replacement permit five times per semester; thereafter replacements will cost $4 per day.

CONTRACTOR PARKING

"Contractor" is defined as any company that is contracted by the University for construction, renovation or repair projects. Any general contractor who has been awarded a project for campus construction is eligible to purchase two (2) Contractor parking permits at the established fee. Only the general contractor and/or key subcontractor may use these permits during the construction period. Additional parking for construction workers is available at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium or in lots designated by Parking & Transportation at the established fee. Location of parking will be determined at the time of the permit purchase. Regardless of parking area, all contractors who wish to park a motor vehicle on University property are required to purchase and display a University of Louisville permit.

VENDOR PARKING

"Vendor" is defined as representatives of companies that maintain goods and services to fulfill contractual obligations. Any vendor who is contracted by the University of Louisville for service or sales is eligible to purchase a Vendor parking permit at the current fee. Location of parking will be determined at the time of the permit purchase. Regardless of parking area, all vendors who wish to park a motor vehicle on University property are required to purchase and display a University of Louisville permit.

TRANSPORTATION

#94 Cardinal Shuttle: Shuttle operates from Papa John's Cardinal Stadium to Belknap Campus (Mon-Thurs 6:40am-9:30pm & Fri 6:40am-7:53pm). Shuttle does not operate when classes are not in session and during summer months (e.g. Reading Day, Spring Break)

#90 TARC Shuttle: Shuttle provides service from affiliated housing complexes to campus (Mon-Fri 5:00pm-1:00am). Shuttle does not operate when classes are not in session (e.g. Reading Day, Spring Break) and during summer months.

HSC Shuttle: Shuttle operates from the 620 HSC Garage to HSC Campus (Mon-Fri 6:00am-10:00pm).

TARC: Current U of L ID holders may ride anywhere anytime on TARC buses at no cost to them by showing the bus driver their ID card.  Frequent service operates between Belknap Campus and HSC Campus on route #18.

CAR sHARING

Car Share by Enterprise provides an automated, membership-based transportation option to the University community. The program is designed to allow students and faculty/staff the ability to reserve and rent a vehicle for an hour, a day or overnight.  Additional Information available at www.louisville.edu/parking or www.enterprisecarshare.com/louisville

RIDE SHARING

For those in need of rides the University encourages individuals to visit louisville.edu/parking/commute-green for more information.

PARKING & TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

Belknap Campus

Floyd Street Parking Garage

2126 S. Floyd St., Ste. 100

Louisville, KY 40208

852-7275 (PARK)

Health Sciences Center

Chestnut Street Parking Garage

414 E. Chestnut St.

Louisville, KY 40292

852-5111  

www.louisville.edu/parking     

159096-Revised 7/2013

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity institution. 

This publication was prepared by the University of Louisville and printed with state funds KRS 57.375.