Traffic Regulations

Please take care to observe all University parking and traffic regulations when you drive on and around our campus.

General Traffic Rules

  1. 5 miles per hour in garage parking areas, unless otherwise posted.
  2. 10 miles per hour in surface parking areas, unless otherwise posted.
  3. 15 miles per hour on all campus streets, roads, and driveways, unless otherwise posted.

Pedestrians have the right-of-way AT ALL TIMES.

Operating or parking motor vehicles on sidewalks, lawns, & undesignated parking areas is prohibited. Vehicle owners may be held liable for damage caused by driving or parking on or in a non-designated area.

The operator and/or owner of any motor vehicle shall obey the instructions of all applicable traffic control devices.

No person shall interfere with any traffic or parking enforcement operation, the operation of any traffic control device, ignore any officer’s signal or instruction, tamper with, destroy, or deface any traffic control device. Violators are subject to the assessment of fines and University disciplinary action.

Intentional destruction of or damage to a University traffic control device is considered an act of vandalism and will result in both fines and disciplinary action.

All motor vehicles on University property shall be operated or parked in conformance with all Parking & Traffic Rules and Regulations of the University of Denver, all laws of the City of Denver and the State of Colorado.

No motor vehicle shall be operated in such a manner as to interfere with University operations or to disturb the peace and quality of life of the University community.

No person shall park or operate a motor vehicle on University property in such a manner as to cause damage to any University property or grounds.

The University of Denver reserves the right to remove motor vehicles from its property, without notice, for reasons including, but not limited to, the following: (a) apparent abandonment; (b) failure to display a valid or current license plate; (c) parking in such a way as to constitute a hazard to vehicular or pedestrian traffic or to the movement and operation of emergency equipment; (d) parking privileges of the owner/operator having been revoked; (e) maintenance repairs to facilities; (f) unpaid violations; (g) the parking lot or area is designated an immediate tow-away zone. The owner and/or operator will be responsible for all costs involved in the removal of such motor vehicle. The University of Denver will assume no responsibility for damages to any vehicle, loss of vehicle, or any article left therein of vehicles that were ordered removed from University property.

The driver and/or registered owner of a vehicle is responsible for any and all citations assigned to it.

Powered and non-powered recreational vehicles including, but not limited to, skateboards, motorized skateboards, hover boards, roller skates, and inline skates shall not be operated in or on University parking lots or structures. These areas are meant for automotive and the use of these types of vehicles in such high density areas is not safe.

Designated parking areas are indicated on University parking maps, which can be obtained at the department of Parking and Mobility Services. Parking areas may be further restricted if so indicated by traffic control devices. The University of Denver reserves the right to change the configuration of designation of parking facilities at anytime without prior notice as well as to impose additional limitations on parking areas in emergency situations or on special occasions without prior notice.

No person shall park any motor vehicle on University property in any location other than an authorized and designated parking area that has been marked with traffic control devices (i.e. signage). All motor vehicles must park within indicated boundaries of a designated parking stall. This means there must be visually painted lines (of a parking stall) on both sides of the motor vehicle. All areas that is not specifically marked for parking are considered "No Parking" areas. No motor vehicle is to be parked or driven in such a manner as to obstruct vehicular or pedestrian traffic. Major repairs (i.e. vehicle maintenance requiring longer than three hours) of motor vehicles on University property is prohibited. The driver or the registered owner of the vehicle is responsible for any damage or chemical spill cleanup.

No person shall store or park any motor vehicle or item on University parking facilities longer than 45 days (even if with a valid permit). In the event of mechanical failure of a motor vehicle, the owner or driver will be responsible for its repair to operational status or its removal as soon as available services will permit. Motor vehicles that have been abandoned will be towed and impounded at the owner's expense.


Persons whose business may require them to be on University property for extended periods, making deliveries, making repairs, performing work, etc., must contact the department of Parking and Mobility Services to make parking arrangements. Failure to do so may result in receiving citations. All vendor and contractor parking passes require a fee.

Iliff School of Theology

Iliff School of Theology parking lots are managed and enforced by the University of Denver Parking and Mobility Services.

Counterfeiting, altering or defacing permits

Counterfeiting, altering or defacing University of Denver permits is strictly prohibited. Violators are subject to the assessment of fines, denial or revocation of parking privileges and University disciplinary action.



Parking & Mobility Services