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Parking & Mobility Services

Parking and Mobility Services

Policies and Procedures

Violations and Penalties

Violations

NOTE: VIOLATIONS MARKED WITH "*" ARE IMPOUNDABLE / IMMOBILIZATION OFFENSES

  • CHARGING LOCATION PROHIBITED:  Fee accessed to electric vehicles charging in locations not designated for vehicles to be charging, $30 fine .    
  • DAMAGED GATE ARM: Intentional or unintentional damage to a controlling gate arm through neglect or violating procedures, $250 fine, additional fees may apply.
  • DISABILITY SPACE VIOLATION: Parking in a parking space designated for disability persons without displaying a state issued handicap placard, license plate, or a disabled veteran license plate. $100 fine.
  • DISPLAYING AN EXPIRED PERMIT: $15 fine.
  • DISPLAY/USE OF STOLEN, REVOKED, REPRODUCED, OR ALTERED PERMIT/ACCESS CARD: Any vehicle displaying or using a parking permit or gate access card that has been reported stolen, has been revoked by Parking Services, or appears to have been reproduced or altered in any way. $100 fine.
  • DISREGARDING TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE / ATTENDENT: Any motor vehicle or bicycle that, for any reason, disregards any traffic control device or attendant instructions. $30 fine.
  • DRIVING OR PARKING ON LAWN: Driving or parking any part of a motor vehicle on any unpaved area not specifically designed as a parking area. $30 fine and the violator may be held responsible for the cost of any repairs.
  • DRIVING WRONG WAY ON A ONE-WAY STREET: Driving a vehicle in an opposite or different direction on a University street or alley than the direction indicated on posted signs as the proper direction of traffic movement. $30 fine.
  • EXCEEDING POSTED TIME LIMIT: Exceeding time limit set by signage. $30 fine.
  • FAILURE TO DISPLAY A PERMIT: Parking in any space, area, or lot that is requires a specific type of permit to be displayed. This includes, but is not limited to, restricted lots, general lots (of whether the automated gates are operating or not), service vehicle spaces, patient spaces, or any area requiring special authorization and/or permit. $30 fine.
  • FIRE LANE VIOLATION: Parking in a manner in which any part of the vehicle is in a designated fire lane, even if only for a short period of time. $50 fine.
  • IMMOBILIZATION FEE (VEHICLE): Fee assessed in conjunction with the immobilization of a vehicle $40 fine.
  • IMMOBILIZATION FEE (SCOOTER): Fee assessed in conjunction with the immobilization of a scooter $20 fine.
  • IMPROPER OPERATION OF BICYCLE/SKATEBOARD: The operator of a bicycle, skateboard, or any device propelled by human power that is engaged in operations deemed unsafe or is prohibited on University property. $30 fine.
  • IMPROPER USE OF PERMIT: Use of an otherwise valid permit to park in a manner inconsistent with University policies in a University controlled parking area. $30 fine.
  • INTENTIONAL DAMAGE TO/OR REMOVAL OF UNIVERSITY PROPERTY: Any person/vehicle who intentionally causes damage to/or the removal of any traffic control device or University property. $30 fine.
  • LOADING ZONE VIOLATION: Parking in a Loading Zone area for purposes other than loading and unloading or in excess of the designated time limit or if undesignated, a 20-minute limit. $30 fine.
  • METER/PAY STATION TAMPERING: The willful attempt to hinder the proper function of a meter or pay station or any act to bypass the functioning of such device. $30 fine and the violator may be held responsible for the cost of any repairs.
  • METERED TIME VIOLATION: (a) The use of a metered/timed space without depositing in the meter/central pay station the appropriate monies required to authorize the space for the time used. (b) The use of a metered/timed space in excess of the time limit indicated on the meter or receipt. (c) To insert additional monies in a parking meter or central pay station to obtain additional parking time in excess of the maximum permitted time indicated by the parking meter/pay station. Vehicles are subject to multiple citations after each passing of the maximum allowed time limit of the meter/timed space. $30 fine.
  • NO PARKING ZONE: Parking in an area designated as “No Parking” by traffic control devices. $30 fine.
  • OBSTRUCTING DISABILITY ACCESS: Parking such a manner as to block Disability access points in such a way as to limit the free movement of mobility impaired pedestrians. $100 fine.
  • OTHER: Used on hand written citations for which the offense is not listed on the citation booklet at the time the citations were ordered and printed but which is available as an option on handheld automatic citation writing machines.
  • PARKING IN UNDESIGNATED AREA: Parking in an area that is not designated a parking lot and/or is not a marked parking space. $30 fine.
  • PARKING OUTSIDE LINES OF A STALL: When any portion of a vehicle is outside a marked parking stall or boundary. $15 fine.
  • PERMIT NOT AFFIXED TO WINDSHIELD: Failure to properly affix a permit designed and intended to be displayed on the windshield $15 fine.
  • PERMIT NOT VALID FOR LOCATION: A valid DU permit is displayed but is not valid in that lot or location. $30 fine.
  • POWERED AND NON-POWERD RECREATIONAL DEVICES IN UNIVERSITY PARKING AREAS: The use of skateboards, roller skates, inline skates, and other such recreational devices is prohibited in and around University parking lots including both surface and structured (garage) lots. Violation of this regulation is punishable by a $30 fine. University of Denver students, staff, and faculty in violation will also be reported to the University’s Citizenship and Community Standards Office. Repeat violators may be trespassed from the DU Campus.
  • TOW FEE:  Fee accessed in conjunction with vehicle being relocated $65 fine.
  • UNAUTHORIZED USE OF COUPON CODE: The use of a coupon code without the expressed approval of the coupon owner will be considered theft of service. $50 fine.
  • USING ANOTHER’S PERMIT AND/OR GATE ACCESS ID: Using any other person’s parking permit or gate access card for the purpose of fraudulently parking. $30 fine.
  • VANDALISM: The willful or malicious destruction, injury, disfigurement, or defacement of any University or private property, without the consent of the University or owner. $100 fine and loss of on-campus parking privileges plus the violator may be held responsible for the cost of any repairs.
  • VEHICLE BLOCKING TRASH DUMPSTER: Motor vehicle is parked in such a way as to prohibit access to any trash dumpster at any time. $30 fine.
  • VEHICLE IN DRIVE OR THOROUGHFARE: Parking in or obstructing any portion of a drive or thoroughfare intended for vehicular/pedestrian traffic. $30 fine.
  • VEHICLE ON BRICK PAVERS/WALKWAY: When any portion of an unauthorized vehicle is driving or parked on any portion of brick pavers/walkways, except properly permitted DU Facilities vehicles in the course of official DU business. $100 fine plus the repair costs to the brick(s) may be assessed to the violator.
  • VEHICLE ON WALKWAY OR SIDEWALK: Unauthorized parking or driving on any paved area intended for pedestrian traffic and/or not normally used for vehicular travel. $30 fine.

Penalties

Persons violating any of the parking and traffic rules and regulations contained in this document are subject to assessment of fines. The current list of violations and associated fines is listed under section A. All fines, which are not paid or appealed within 15 calendar days of the issuance of the Notice of Violation will be assessed a late fee. Prior to November 7, 2006 violations doubled in amount. After November 7, 2006 violations will be assessed a $20.00 late fee. The University reserves the right to designate additional violations and/or fees as deemed necessary. Additional violations/fees will not exceed the maximum fine for any major violation. Violating vehicles are subject to multiple citations after each passing of the normally allowed time limit of the infraction. For example, a vehicle parked in violation at a three-hour parking meter could receive a citation at the expiration of each three-hour period.

Denial or Revocation of Privileges

Parking privileges may be denied or revoked for the following reasons: (a) non-payment of five or more outstanding parking violations; (b) unpaid parking violations totaling $100 or more; (c) failure to pay applicable permit fees, (d) falsification of permit application information; (e) counterfeiting, defacing, or altering any University parking permit; (f) displaying, using, or allowing others to use or display a University parking permit or gate access card which has been reported lost or stolen; (g) intentional damage to/or removal of University property; (h) reckless or careless driving.

Collecting Unpaid Citations

The University may employ all legal means to collect outstanding or unpaid citations, including but not limited to registration, transcript and diploma holds, employee disciplinary action and garnishment of wages, vehicle tire immobilization (booting), vehicle towing from University property, as well as collection by private collection agencies. All individuals using University parking facilities may be held responsible for parking fines on vehicles registered to family members.

Enforcement

All parking and traffic rules and regulations are in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays and periods when school is not in session, or unless otherwise indicated by traffic control devices. The enforcement specialist will place the citation(s) on the vehicle’s windshield under the wiper blade or on the driver’s side door window. This will constitute legal delivery of the citation to the vehicle’s operator. Non-receipt of an issued citation does not invalidate the citation.

Vehicle Tire Immobilization/Towing

Vehicles may be towed or immobilized (wheel-locked) for any of the following reasons:

  • Non-payment of four or more outstanding parking violations.
  • Obstruction of University business.
  • Identification of vehicle owner.
  • Parked in a reserved parking space or in a designated disability space without displaying the proper authorization.
  • Unsatisfactory payment of parking permits or citations (i.e., returned checks, non-compliance of citation payment agreement, having excessive balances owed).

Boots will be removed upon payment of a $40 boot fee AND all outstanding fines and late fees. Vehicles left booted for an excessive amount of time are subject to towing and will be moved to a designated storage facility of the contract towing company's choice. The vehicle owner or operator will be responsible for all applicable towing charges.

Vehicle owners or operators may pay for the boot removal and applicable fines at Parking Services located at 2130 S. High St. (southwest corner of Lot E parking structure), 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, M-F. For after hours boot release of vehicles, please contact Campus Safety at (303)-871-2334.

Voiding Citations

Citations are not normally voided unless there was an error made at the time of issuance by the parking enforcement specialist (excepting typographical errors). If a citation was found to have been issued in error it will be voided at no expense. Some otherwise valid citations may be voided at the written request of a Dean or Department Head. If there are sufficient mitigating circumstances the Dean or Department Head may request the citation be voided in which case a $10 service fee will be charged to the requesting department.