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  Regulations Violations For Students

The following regulations pertaining to parking on campus are in effect at all times. This list of infractions is provided to help students avoid inconvenience when parking on campus. Please contact Parking Services at 740.593.1917 for information or assistance.

Appealing a Citation

Covering a Vehicle with a Car Cover
Disabled Vehicles
Freshman Parking

Handicapped Spaces
Handwritten Notices
Judicial Refferal
Meters
Moving in/out and Loading
Parents
Weekend and After Hours Parking
Permits & Permit Sharing
Restricted Areas
Service Drives and Loading Zones
Ticketing
Visitor Parking
Visitor Spaces


Appealing a Citation

Appeals must be filed online within 10 days of the citation date and time. Once the ten days has expired, the citation may not be appealed.  All citations must be paid prior to appeal. Once the committee has reviewed an appeal, the decision is final and binding.  There is no second appeals process. All citations matched to a student will be billed to their student account after the citation is older than 11 days.  This is to allow an appeal of a citation if desired.  If the appeal is awarded or reduced, the amount paid will be reimbursed.

Parking Services strives to provide fair and consistent enforcement of the parking rules for everyone's benefit. Occasionally, a ticket is issued in error. When this happens, the appeal process provides an opportunity to appeal the ticket.

Invalid Appeals include the following reasons:

  • "I didn't see the sign."
  • "Others were parking there too."
  • "I was late."
  • "I could not find another parking space."
  • "I was only a few minutes late when the meter expired."
  • "There was no sign that said I couldn't park there."
  • "I only parked there for a few minutes. I had my flashers on."
  • "I've always parked there and I never received a ticket before."
  • "Other cars parked there and they didn't get a ticket."
  • "I don't agree with the policy or regulation."
  • "Someone [other than Parking Srvcs] told me I could park there."

If you have further questions regarding tickets or the appeal process, contact Parking Services

File an appeal online.

 

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Covering a Vehicle with a Car Cover

Car covers are not permitted on vehicles while parking on campus.  University permits must be clearly visible at all times, and car covers prevent permits from being visible while parked on campus.  Parking Services staff will not lift car covers to search for a permit.

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Disabled Vehicles

All disabled vehicles must be reported to Parking Services immediately and moved within the time frame determined by Parking Services when the phone call is received. Disabled vehicles parked within a metered space will not be placed on the disabled list. All fees must be paid at the meter if the vehicle is disabled. Abuse or falsification of information when reporting a disabled vehicle could result in being ticketed and/or towed.

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Freshman Parking

Limited parking MAY be available within the Blue lot to freshman; but this is determined by avilability and is only offered if other lots have not sold out to upperclassman.  To request a permit as a freshman in the BLUE LOT, please email parking@ohio.edu with your name, PID Number and state your desire to purcahse a Blue lot permit.

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Handicapped Spaces

Handicapped spaces are reserved for people who have disabilities and properly display a State issued handicap placard. Individuals are also required to display an accompanying Ohio University parking permit. Students who believe they have a disability can apply for a temporary or permanent handicap placard at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. If a handicap placard is obtained from the BMV, it must be registered with Parking Services prior to parking on campus. Students can also utilize the CATCAB services offered by Transportation Services. Parking Services does not typically issue health-related parking permits to students since CATCAB is an option.

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Handwritten Notices

Parking Services does not recognize notes placed on vehicles indicating a lost permit, length of parking, etc. Vehicles displaying a note for any reason will be ticketed and/or towed.

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Judicial Refferal

Students who falsify information to obtain a permit (give false addresses, etc), falsify information regarding the number of credit hours, buy or sell a permit from another student, possess an altered permit, possess a lost or stolen permit, illegally use a faculty/staff or handicap permit, purchase a permit for someone else, illegally use a visitor permit, etc., will be referred to judiciaries by Parking Services.

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Meters

Meter Violations are $10. However, they will escalate to $15 if they are not paid within 48 hours. Payment must be received (postmarked) within this 48 hour time frame to avoid escalation fees. Please do not use campus mail for meter violation payments.

Meters are located in various places across campus. Fees are posted at each meter on campus.  Time may be added to a meter by using coins or use of the Park Mobile application.  Vehicles parked at an expired meter will be issued an "expired meter" violation.  Additional expired meter violations may be issued once per hour at an expired meter. Vehicles parked for extended periods at an expired meter are subject to  being booted.  Once booted, all fines due plus the boot fee are due to allow release. 

Meters that have been bagged as "Reserved" require a special "Reserved Meter Space" permit while that meter is bagged. Any vehicle parked in a reserved meter space without the appropriate permit is subject to a fine and possibly being towed. Meters that are bagged or covered with a plain bag indicates the meter is not functioning. When a meter is bagged with a plain bag, the meter space then follows the parking restrictions for the rest of the lot (IE: the metered space is in a purple lot, only a vehicle displaying a valid permit for that lot may park in that space since the meter cannot be fed).

If a meter is found to be broken or displaying an error, the customer may use the Park Mobile application to pay for parking or they must move to another meter. 

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Moving in/out and Loading

During move in and out days (the day before the first day of fall semester classes and the last day of final exams for spring semester), Parking Services makes every attempt to accommodate students who must park in areas as accessible as possible to their residence halls. Parking in the grass or in the roadway is prohibited at all times--even during move/in and out days. If a special permit is required for a particular area while moving in or out, contact Parking Services for assistance. In many instances, special 30-minute permits can be issued. Students MUST obtain a special pass PRIOR to parking in any area not designated as a parking area. Parking Services also strongly encourages students to remain parked in a legal parking area while packing their items (do not park in a loading area while you're still packing). Once you are ready to load your items, you may then park in a special area (with a permit) to load your car.

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Parents

Parents visiting campus should stop by Parking Services or the Visitor's Center (log cabin at the corner of Richland Avenue & South Shafer Street) - Monday-Friday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM to obtain a visitor permit for the duration of their visit. Parents will be required to provide their son/daughter's name, PID and register the vehicle in which they will be driving on campus (license plate number needed). Vehicles without a permit will be cited. Parents may also utilize parking within the Baker University Center Garage or via a meter on campus by paying the appropriate fees.

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Weekend and After Hours Parking

Regardless of times listed, vehicles must be parked in a legal space! Due to lot maintenance and campus' activities, lots may need to be cleared and vehicles left unattended will be towed at the owner/driver's expense. Vehicles parking on campus more than 48 hours must have prior permission from parking services. This is stricly enforced.

Dark Green & Purple Lots: Monday-Friday lots are monitored 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday--lots are open.

Red Lots & Blue Lots: These lots are monitored at all times and must always have a permit displayed.

Seniority Lots (orange, yellow, light green, gray, and black lots): Lots are monitored at all times. Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m. a lot permit is required. A dark green faculty/staff permit is required at all other times.

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Permits & Permit Sharing

Your permit has been specifically issued to you. Please do not share your permit with anyone, and do not purchase a permit for someone or someplace other than Parking Services. Students or visitors are not permitted to use faculty/staff permits. Abuse and falsification of information to obtain a permit or any of the above-mentioned infractions could result in a $105 fine, $55 boot/immbolization fee, revoked parking privileges, and student judicial referral.

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Restricted Areas

Restricted areas require a permit issued by Parking Services corresponding with the lot signage. Vehicles that do not display the appropriate permit will be ticketed and/or towed.

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Service Drives and Loading Zones

Loading zones are marked with signage and are usually 15 or 30-minute spaces. Please obey the times indicated on these signs. If your building is located in an area where there are not any loading zones available and parking is accessible to your building, Parking Services may issue a temporary permit upon request. Vehicles parking in these areas without the appropriate permit will be ticketed and/or towed.

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Ticketing

All University lots are monitored by Parking Services. Violators will be cited if found in violation. Any one vehicle can be ticketed every four hours in a regular space that does not have a specified time restriction. For ticketing regulations at a meter, please review the "Meters" section.

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Visitor Parking

The only visitor permits Parking Services will issue is to parents or grandparents. All other visitors who are visiting a student are required to utilize the Baker University Center Garage. This is a pay-to-park facility. Rates are posted at the garage entrance. Visitors may also choose to park off campus until a lot opens that does not require a permit (see Summer, After Hours, Etc. Parking section). Parents or grandparents must obtain a visitor permit from Parking Services prior to parking in any lot on campus. Parking Servcies is located at 100 Factory Street on the West Green.

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Visitor Spaces

Faculty, staff, and students are not considered visitors to any campus location. Overtime parking in visitor spaces is closely monitored, therefore, vehicles that have been parked in a designated visitor space longer than the permitted time will be ticketed and/or towed. Vehicles can be ticketed every 30 minutes or every hour (depending on the time allotted for the space).

 
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100 Factory Street
Athens, Ohio 45701
Tel: 740.593.1917
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