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PARKING

Parking Regulations 2017-2018

PARKING REGULATIONS 2017-2018

EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2017

  1. Introduction
  2. Registration
  3. Permits
    1. Students and Residents
    2. University Employees
    3. Other Permit Types
  4. Parking Garages
    1. College Park Garages
    2. Maverick Parking Garage
  5. Parking for Persons with Disabilities
    1. Disability Placard or Plate Requirement
    2. Metered Parking for Persons with Disabilities
    3. Disabled Veteran Parking
  6. Visitor and Special Event Parking
    1. Visitor Parking on Campus
    2. Special Events
  7. Violations and Appeals
    1. Enforcement
    2. Violation Definitions
    3. Notification of Citations and Collection Procedures
    4. Citation Appeals
    5. Booting/Towing Procedures

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INTRODUCTION

The University of Texas at Arlington Parking & Transportation Services publishes parking regulations as a resource for the campus parking community. Please read this document thoroughly as it is your guide to parking options at UTA.

By obtaining a parking permit, the permit holder agrees to become familiar with and abide by these regulations. Regulations may change throughout the academic year as they are regularly reviewed and improved by Parking & Transporation staff and the University Parking Committee. Please read emails sent to your UTA email account from Parking & Transportation Services. Notification emails will be sent when there are any changes or updates to parking regulations. Parking information, updates, or changes in parking regulations will also be posted under the News and Announcements section of the Parking & Transportation Services website and/or on Twitter. Students, faculty, staff, residents, or visitors desiring a rule change should contact the Director of Parking & Transportation Services.

Parking permits remain the property of UTA and may be revoked at any time.

Sections 51.201 et seq., 54.005, 54.505, 65.31 and Chapter 68 of Title 3 of the Texas Education Code, with approval of the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System, grant authority for parking regulations to regulate and control the use of parking facilities, the issuance of parking permits, and jurisdiction over parking offenses. These regulations apply to any person who parks a motor vehicle on the UTA campus or on any property owned or controlled by UTA.

The operation of a motor vehicle on the UTA campus, or any property owned or controlled by UTA, is considered a privilege granted by the university. All persons who park a motor vehicle on the UTA campus, or any property owned or controlled by UTA, must possess a UTA parking permit at all times. In addition, parking lots or garages are subject to closure for special events or construction without reimbursement to permit holders.

Purchasing a parking permit does not guarantee a parking place on campus.

UTA assumes no responsibility for theft, damage, or loss of any vehicle (or its contents) parked or operated on the UTA campus or property owned or controlled by UTA. Both Parking and Transportation Services and the UTA Police Department have the authority and responsibility to enforce parking regulations in and on UTA property, to include off-site properties and facilities owned or controlled by UTA. Regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The university may exempt any aspect of the parking regulations.

For the purpose of these regulations, park or parking shall mean the stopping or standing of an attended or unattended vehicle, except for the immediate loading or unloading of passengers or cargo. Activating a vehicle’s hazard lights does not exempt a person or a vehicle from obeying parking regulations.

A permit is defined as a permission to park subject to the restrictions of said permit. Therefore, a permit may take a written or electronic form.

A vehicle, for permit requiring purposes, is a device that can be used to transport persons or property and for which registration is required by the Texas Department of Transportation.

No part of the parking regulations shall supersede state or federal law. These regulations shall not supersede contractual agreements as they pertain to the College Park Garage usage.

Parking and Transportation Services is dedicated to continuously improving the quality of services provided to our customers. Members of the campus community are encouraged to contact parking@uta.edu to provide feedback, comments, or ideas on how service can be improved.

Location, Contact Information, and Office Hours

Location: The Parking & Transportation Services office is in Room 112 of the Wetsel Building, 1225 West Mitchell Street, Arlington, TX 76019.

Office Phone: 817-272-3907 | Fax: 817-272-6115 | Email: parking@uta.edu

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Parking and Shuttles Map

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REGISTRATION

Unless properly parked in a metered or pay-by-plate space, a visitor space, or a space used for the Shops at College Park (the person associated with the vehicle must be a retail customer and conducting business at a College Park retail establishment), any license plate on campus is required to be attached to a valid parking permit. Permits allow the authorized holder to park a single vehicle in lots designated by the type of permit issued.

All permits must be re-issued at the beginning of each academic year. Students, faculty, staff, residents, and visitors will not be permitted to register for a parking permit until all outstanding fines are paid in full.

Holds are placed on student records to insure payment of outstanding fines or fees. Outstanding debts may be referred to a third-party collection agency.

PERMITS

Announcements regarding permit registration dates will be made available to the campus community via the News and Announcements section of the Parking & Transportation Services webpage, the UTA MavWire and Trailblazer e-publications, and may be sent via MavMail.

Parking & Transportation Services uses electronic permits (e-permits). E-permits are enforced using License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology. LPR cameras are mounted on department vehicles and read a vehicle’s license plate number. The system will compare the license number to a list of licenses with valid parking permits. Printed permits have been discontinued.

Eligible students, faculty, staff, residents, or visitors are only allowed to utilize a permit that is assigned to their classification. Parking & Transportation Services receives status information for students from the Registrar’s office and for employees from Human Resources. Parking & Transportation Services staff are not allowed to alter a person’s status without direct authorization from the Director of Parking and Transportation Services.

Parking permits are issued to a specific individual (generally one permit per person). Ownership is not transferable. Giving, selling, sharing, or other illegal use of a parking permit will result in revocation of parking privileges and the violator(s) may be assessed a fine and/or be referred to the Student Conduct office for disciplinary action. Parking & Transportation Services reserves the right to contact the UTA Police Department to pursue criminal prosecution in addition to disciplinary action by the university.

Refunds – Beginning October 1 of the academic year, permit refunds will be prorated by the month, and no refunds will be made after the close of business on the Spring Census date as indicated in the current University Academic Calendar. All outstanding parking fines with Parking & Transportation Services must be paid in full prior to refund issuance. Proper identification must be provided in order to receive a refund.

Visiting Students, Faculty, or Staff – Students, faculty, or staff from other UT System institutions may bring their university parking permit and proof of purchase to the Parking & Transportation Office and be issued a comparable reciprocal UTA permit for one vehicle. Visiting students, faculty, or staff from non-UT campuses are eligible to purchase a student permit at the published rate or a daily permit.

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Permit Dates

Permit Type

Available for Sale

Effective Dates

Academic Year

8/1/17

8/19/17-8/17/18

Fall Semester

8/1/17

8/19/17-12/22/17

Spring Semester

10/1/17

1/1/18-5/13/18

Summer

3/1/18

5/14/18-8/17/18

Remote Park & Ride (Lot 25 & 26)

8/1/17

8/19/17-8/17/18

Maverick Garage- Fall

8/1/17

8/19/17-12/22/17

Maverick Garage- Spring

10/1/17

1/1/18-5/13/18

Maverick Garage- Summer

3/1/18

5/14/18-8/17/18

Daily

8/1/17

1 calendar day expiring at midnight

Weekly

8/1/17

7 calendar days expiring at midnight

Monthly

8/1/17

30 calendar days expiring at midnight

Students and Residents

All permits are ordered by selecting obtain a permit link on the Parking and Transportation Services webpage www.uta.edu/pats. Once the permit is ordered and the appropriate vehicle information entered, the permit becomes valid.

University Employees

All permits are ordered by selecting obtain a permit link on the Parking and Transportation Services webpage www.uta.edu/pats. Once the permit is ordered and the appropriate vehicle information entered, the permit becomes valid. Payroll deduction payments will be drafted over an eight-month period from September through April of each academic year. Human Resources and Payroll Services determine payroll deduction eligibility.

Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) who are teaching or conducting research funded by UTA, and who are appointed for at least 20 hours per week on a personnel action form (PAF), may be eligible for faculty/staff parking privileges. Eligible GTAs may purchase a faculty/staff permit with the approval of the appropriate department chair and dean.

Faculty or staff who have accepted positions at UTA but have not begun employment may purchase a daily permit until their appointment date.

A customer’s status, as established by the university, determines the permit they are required to purchase. When a customer has more than one status (i.e. student and staff member), a hierarchy has been established:

  1. Faculty/Staff
  2. Student/Resident
  3. Non-Campus Related

Temporary Employee Permits- Departments can elect to pay for parking related to the personal vehicles of their temporary employees.  For temporary agencies with a UTA standing contract, PATS will provide a monthly internal payment plan at the 12-month prorated annual rate ($246/12=$20.50) instead of charging the temporary employee the $60 monthly fee.  The employee must come to the PATS office to initiate the permit. The supervisor should email parking@uta.edu to verify the temporary employee's status.

Other Permit Types

Motorcycle Permits – Motorcycle permits may be purchased only at the Parking and Transportation Services office.

Summer Parking Permits – Summer permits are valid for use in student and resident lots May through August.

Service Vehicle (SV) Permits – All UTA-owned vehicles should make every effort to park in service vehicle spaces. If an employee’s personal vehicle is needed as a service vehicle, the director, chair, or dean of the employee’s department must articulate and verify the need for a service vehicle permit and submit the request to the Director of Parking and Transportation Services.

Retired Faculty/Staff Permits – Faculty or staff that have honorably retired from service are eligible for the same parking privilege as full-time faculty and staff at no charge. Confirmation from Human Resources is required, and the permit is renewed annually. If the retiree returns to UTA as either an employee or a student, the retiree permit becomes invalid, and the retiree is required to purchase the appropriate permit.

Reserved Parking Permits –These permits provide access to a specific reserved space and are issued to UTA departments or employees by Parking and Transportation Services.

  1. UTA departments may purchase reserved parking permits for their visitors. However, UTA departments are generally not allowed to purchase reserved parking permits for use by employees of the department.
  2. Reserved parking spaces may be purchased by employees who have official university duties that require constant travel to meetings and other events on and off campus in the course of a regular business day or can demonstrate a unique need for the space. Applications for reserved parking spaces should be emailed to parking@uta.edu.
  3. Annual re-application and fee payment is required.
  4. The completed application shall be sent to the Director of Parking and Transportation Services for review and consideration.
  5. In the event that a reserve-parking space is denied by the Director of Parking and Transportation, the applicant may appeal to the Vice President for Administration and Campus Operations.
  6. The University reserves the right to set the number of reserved parking spaces and permits for each parking facility.

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Vendor and Contractor Parking Permits – Vendors and contractors are required to obtain a parking permit for vehicles parked on campus or UTA owned or controlled property. University departments utilizing the services of a contractor or vendor are required to submit requests for contractor and vendor permits by completing Step 1 of the 2-step vendor permit process. The departments must identify the company, the project area, the number of vehicles needing permits, and the timeframes that the permits are needed. Permits issued are valid for a maximum of ninety days and are renewable for subsequent ninety days.  Vendor permits are valid in any student lot, university service vehicle signed stalls, and within the fenced zone of construction projects they are working. 

Employees of companies who park their personal vehicle in UTA parking facilities, or any property owned or controlled by UTA, to perform their duties are required to purchase a faculty/staff or daily permit.

Daily Permit – This permit provides access to student parking lots and may be purchased at a multi-space parking meter, by using pay by phone service, or online using a visitor or UTA login at uta.edu/pats.

Outside Government Agency Permits – Outside government agency employees, who are on official government agency business and providing a service to the university, will not be charged for a daily permit.

Volunteer Permits – Volunteers registered with Human Resources are eligible to receive an annual permit at no cost.

Intern Permits -  Interns not enrolled in classes at UTA or a reciprocal UT System school can have the department pay for their parking or they can pay for themselves, whichever the department prefers. If they are not paid by UTA, they can qualify for a free volunteer permit by registering with Human Resources, then bringing their paperwork to the PATS office.  The intern would pay the prorated student rate for that period of time on campus.

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PARKING GARAGES

College Park Garages

The College Park Garages are located on the east side of campus between Spaniolo Drive and Center Street just north of the College Park Center. The garages are divided into three sections: Park North, Park Central, and Park South. Students, faculty, staff, residents, vendors, and College Park retail employees are required to possess a permit to park in these garages. Permit holders must park in designated areas according to the type of permit they possess.

Timed parking zones near the College Park Garages as well as the parking spaces designated for the Shops at College Park are intended for non-UTA affiliated customers. Those required to park in other areas may not park in these spaces unless otherwise marked.

Maverick Parking Garage

The Maverick Parking Garage is located just east of the Library at 708 S. West Street, and offers hourly and daily public parking for students, faculty, staff, residents, and visitors. Customers may park by paying an hourly or daily fee or by purchasing a reserved permit at uta.edu/pats. This is the only area of campus where students can purchase a reserved parking space.  Two permit options are available including Reserved Permit and Preferred Permit.

Reserved permits are designated as an individual person’s stall from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday. Outside of these hours, Maverick Garage reserved permit holders can park anywhere in the garage without paying an additional fee to park.

Preferred permits are designated as a shared stall between all preferred permit holders from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday. If all preferred stalls are in use, preferred permit holders can use unmarked stalls at no additional cost. Outside of these hours, Maverick Garage preferred permit holders can park anywhere in the garage without paying an additional fee to park.  

UTA parking permits are not valid in the Maverick Parking Garage. Maverick Parking Garage permits are valid on the UTA campus in the permit holder's designated student or faculty/staff general parking lot.

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PARKING FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (PWD)

Disability Placard or Plate + UTA Parking Permit Requirement

Persons with disabilities wishing to park in these designated areas must possess and display a state-issued PwD parking placard or license plate and purchase a valid UTA permit.

A PwD placard or plate is valid only when being used by the owner of the placard or plate or by someone who is driving the owner of the placard or plate.  PATS will verify placard or license plate ownership with DMV records.  

Temporary accessible parking requests (i.e. medical needs) should be emailed to parking@uta.edu to obtain a temporary ADA permit.

 

Metered Parking for Persons with Disabilities

Vehicles displaying a state-issued PwD placard or plate are exempt from the requirement to pay in street meter parking spaces. However, the vehicle cannot remain parked past the maximum time allowed (http://www.txdmv.gov/motorists/disabled-parking-placards-plates).

Disabled Veteran Parking

Vehicles displaying a disabled veteran license plate may park in any parking space identified as disability parking when in possession of a valid UTA parking permit. There is no charge for this permit when issued to the owner of the vehicle with the disabled veteran plate. This exemption also applies to parking in non-ADA designated spaces so long as a Disabled Veteran UTA-issued permit and the DV plate or placard are displayed. A paid parking permit is required to park in the non-ADA spaces within the Maverick Parking Garage.  Additionally, DV permit holders are exempt from the requirement to pay in street meter parking spaces.

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VISITOR AND SPECIAL EVENT PARKING

Visitor Parking on Campus

A visitor is defined as a person who is not a student, resident, or employee of UTA and does not use campus parking facilities for the benefit of a student, resident, or employee or their immediate family members.

Parking options for visitors include public parking in the Maverick Parking Garage, street meters, parking spaces designated for visitors, and student parking lots with a daily, weekly, or monthly permit..

Metered Parking Spaces:

Several areas on campus provide short-term metered parking. Most machines accept payment via MobileNOW, a pay-by-phone or pay-by-app option. Other meters accept a combination of coins only or coins, cash, and credit cards. Metered spaces are operational 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Monday through Friday or as marked on site. Meters are free on weekends excluding event lots when cash parking is occurring. Vehicles are not allowed to remain parked past the maximum time indicated by the meter or signage.

Visitor Parking Spaces:

UTA has numerous parking spaces throughout campus allowing visitors to park for designated periods. Students, faculty/staff, or resident permit holder are not allowed to park in visitor parking areas.

Daily Parking Permits:

Daily permits can be purchases online at uta.edu/pats by using either the visitor or UTA login. Additionally, daily permits may be issued at the Parking and Transportation Services office, located at 1225 West Mitchell Street #112, during regular business hours or using the pay-by-phone service through MobileNOW. University departments may request a permit at no charge for official visitors and guest speakers by completing a permit request form at uta.edu/pats.

Special Events

Parking & Transportation Services assists customers in preparing for special events that are held on campus. Reserved parking, parking attendants, and other services are available upon request. The online Special Event Parking Form should be submitted as soon as possible prior to the event, but it must be submitted at least five (5) business days prior. An event parking fee is charged based on the number of spaces requested and the length of the event. If parking demands for an event exceed the number of spaces previously agreed upon, the invoice will be adjusted after the event has concluded to reflect the actual number of spaces used. Charges are based on the rates as listed under the Special Event Rates section of the current rate sheet. Some events and functions require management by parking enforcement personnel. Several payment options are available for special events including lot buyout by the event promoter, pay to enter cash lot, or pre-purchase via an event registration form. The parking and transportation events team can help determine which option is right for your event.

Parking & Transportation Services may close or block off lots, spaces, areas, or garages reserved for those attending a special event. Parking alternatives will be made available for displaced permit holders with no reimbursement. Additionally, residential students will occasionally be required to relocate personal vehicles parked in event lots.

Parking & Transportation Services reserves the right to reject event proposals if it is determined that the event may cause an unacceptable disruption to the campus community. If this occurs, the event organizer will need to establish off-campus parking arrangements to support the event.

Any event that requires parking for non-permit holders must be coordinated with Parking & Transportation Services. Parking arrangements for chartered buses and large vehicles must be coordinated with Parking & Transportation Services and UTA Police.

Parking & Transportation Services will take one or more of the following steps to inform permit holders of special events at least 72 hours prior to a closure:

  1. Information may be sent via text message, mailed or e-mailed to all permit holders with parking privileges in the lots or garages affected by special event parking.
  2. Informational signs may be posted at the entrances to lots reserved for special events.
  3. Information may be posted in the News and Announcements section of the Parking & Transportation Services webpage.
  4. Information may be disseminated via the MavWire and/or Trailblazer e-publications/

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS VISITORS

Student organizations hosting an official visitor should contact their sponsor to arrange parking via the Special Event Parking Form. Discounted parking is available via the Department Portal at the current department discounted rates based on location and time of day. Student organizations will submit Form 2-6: Payment Approval Voucher or pay by credit card or check to settle any parking or event fees at least 3 days before the event.  

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VIOLATIONS AND APPEALS

Citations are issued to violators of parking regulations to protect the privileges of legitimate parking permit holders. Parking citations may also be issued to enforce life and safety standards pertaining to fire lanes and traffic control. Although these citations are civil in nature, recipients who do not take necessary actions to pay or adjudicate fines will be subject to university sanctions as well as debt recovery actions.

Enforcement

The UTA Police Department and Parking & Transportation Services have the legal authority and responsibility to enforce parking regulations. A vehicle is considered to have re-violated every eight hours after receiving a citation for the same offense at the same location, or for every maximum time violation.

Spirit and Intent – Parking areas are maintained for the benefit of students, residents, employees, and visitors to every property and facility owned, controlled, or utilized by The University of Texas at Arlington. UTA’s regulations are in effect to ensure that all permitted and authorized individuals have maximum access to suitable parking on campus parking facilities. Enforcement of parking regulations will be performed with the express intent of maintaining accessible and safe parking and holding accountable those who choose not to abide by these regulations. The University reserves the right to enforce these regulations through the following actions:

  • issuing university citations and collecting administrative enforcement charges for offenses;
  • towing vehicles that interfere with the movement of vehicular or pedestrian traffic or that block a sidewalk, loading dock, ramp, crosswalk, entrance, exit, fire lane or aisle;
  • booting and/or towing vehicles for unpaid parking fees;
  • suspending or revoking permits;
  • requiring the vehicle owner, operator, or the person responsible for the violations to appear at a university hearing for nonpayment of outstanding charges;
  • submitting unpaid citation fines to a third-party debt collection service;
  • prohibiting the student’s readmission to UTA;
  • a hold placed on a student’s account preventing registration for classes, obtaining transcripts or graduating
  • taking disciplinary action against students or employees who fail to abide by these regulations; or
  • denying parking permits to those with overdue or outstanding charges.

If the UTA affiliated person responsible for a vehicle parked on campus is known, that person will be held responsible for all violations incurred by the vehicle. If the UTA affiliated person is not known, the legal owner of the vehicle will be held responsible for violations involving the vehicle. Persons who fail to pay the assessed fine or who fail to initiate the appeal process within 21 days after the date of the parking citation being issued waive their right to appeal.

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Violation Definitions- See the violation list here

Sharing Parking Permit/Multiple Vehicles on Campus at one time - Each permit is allowed one license plate on campus per day.  Customers may add up to 3 vehicles to each permit as a convienence.  However, each additional license plate will need a seperate permit if it is to be on campus during the same day.  They day resets at 11:59 p.m. nightly.  

Not Parked within a Space – Parking in a manner where the tires are on or over the lines designating the parking space, including the unpainted line at the front of the space.

Parked in a Space with an Expired Meter – The meter for the indicated space is expired. There is no grace period.

Parked in a Space over the Maximum Time Limit – Vehicles parked in a timed controlled space over the indicated maximum time limit.

Failure to Remove a Vehicle after Notification from Parking and Transportation Services –The vehicle is not removed from a lot or garage after verbal, letter, email, or sign notification is made. This may be enforced by a citation and/or towing the vehicle.

Parking Permit Violation – The vehicle is not in possession of a valid UTA parking permit or is in the incorrect lot for the permit designation.

Parked in an Area Designated as No Parking – Parked in an area that is posted no parking or where the curb is painted in a manner that indicates no parking.

Improper Parking – Unauthorized parking on campus areas not designated for parking or backed in/pulled through in an angled parking space.

Parked Within 15 Feet of a Fire Hydrant – Parked within 15 feet of a fire hydrant or other device used for fire suppression.

Parking in a Reserved Space – Unauthorized parking in a space designated as reserved and marked by either a sign or paint. This may be enforced by a citation and/or towing the vehicle.

Parking in a Fire Lane – Parked in an area with red painted lines or posted as a fire lane.

Person with Disabilities Space Violation – Parked in a legally marked PwD space without displaying a valid placard or license plate. This may be enforced by a citation and/or towing the vehicle.

Tampering with University Equipment – Tampering with, damaging, or attempting to tamper with, committing a theft, or attempting to commit a theft of equipment owned and/or operated by UTA.

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Notification of Citations and Collection Procedures

Vehicles found to be in violation of any of the above parking regulations may be issued a citation. Parking & Transportation Services will issue e-citations to active permit holders and other known individuals. Violators will be notified by email and/or postal letter, and a written form of the citation may or may not be placed on the vehicle at the time of the violation.

Notice of Violation – When a vehicle is associated with a violator known to UTA, an emailed violation notice will be sent to the UTA email address indicating the vehicle information, type of violation, date and time of violation, information on appealing the citation, information on payment, and potential penalties for non-payment. SMS text messaging may also be used if the violator opted into text message notifications when ordering their permit.

If the vehicle is not known to UTA, a notice will be sent via USPS to the responsible person or the registered owner of the vehicle based on the DMV registration records. The notice will include the vehicle information, violation, date and time of violation, information on appealing the citation, information on payment of the citation, and potential penalties for non-payment.

Past Due Notice of Violation – If payment for a citation is not received 5 days after the citation was due, a notice will be sent via email and/or USPS to the responsible person or the registered owner of the vehicle indicating the vehicle information, violation, date and time of violation, information on paying the citation, and potential penalties for non-payment.

As a courtesy to the violator, Parking & Transportation Services may send additional notifications of violations to the registered owner of the vehicle. However, any courtesy notice does not relieve the violator of the responsibility to pay the fine or respond within the mandated time limits.  

Booting/Towing Notice – A vehicle is eligible for immobilization (booting) and/or impoundment (towing) if payment for outstanding citations is 60 days past due, the student has 4 or more outstanding citations, or the value of outstanding citations is $200 or more. Notice will be given via email, letter, and/or window sticker when the vehicle is subject to booting/towing.

Submission to Collections – Parking & Transportation Services may refer delinquent accounts to a collection agency if payment for a citation is not received within 90 days after the citation was issued. The violator will be responsible for paying the collection agency fee, which may be based on a percentage of the delinquent account, together with all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, necessary for the collection of the delinquent account. .

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Citation Appeals

The appeal process allows for the redress of a parking citation believed by the appellant to have been issued in error. Appeals are to be submitted via the MavPark portal at uta.edu/pats and by selecting appeal a citation. After 21 days from the citation issuance date, the right to appeal is waived and any associated fines are due.

There must be substantial and valid evidence that the parking violation was not committed or that there were extenuating circumstances. Valid documentation of the evidence must be provided when the appeal is submitted.

The following reasons are not considered valid as a basis for appeal:

  • lack of knowledge of the regulations;
  • other vehicles were parked improperly;
  • only parked illegally for a short period of time;
  • failure of officer to cite previously for similar offenses;
  • late to class or appointment;
  • inability to pay the amount of the fine;
  • no other place to park.

Appeal Process

Appeals will be adjudicated using the process listed below, and notification of the decision will be emailed to address listed in the appeal. Each appeal receives one of the following decisions:

Upheld – the violation occurred as listed on the citation.

Upheld – Fine Reduced – the violation occurred as listed on the citation; however, a reduced fine will be charged. Reduction of the fine may be considered only if the appellant has not received a citation in the 12 months preceding the issue date of the citation being appealed.

Reduced to a Warning – the violation occurred as listed on the citation; however, a fine will not be charged. Reduction of the citation to a warning may be considered only if the appellant has not received a citation in the 12 months preceding the issue date of the citation being appealed.

Dismissed – the violation did not occur as listed on the citation.

The following standards are used when a citation is adjudicated at any level:

  • review of the appeal statement and documentation submitted by the appellant.
  • review of relevant parking regulations.
  • review of the information on citation and permit records.
  • review of any other information, such as area maps or digital photographs.

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Administrative Review

  1. To begin the appeal process, the appellant must complete an Administrative Review request.
    1. Navigate to the MavPark portal at uta.edu/pats, select appeal a citation, and enter the requested information.
    2. The appellant should include a statement why the violation was not committed or the extenuating circumstances. The appellant may upload supporting documentation including statements or photographs. Copies of any submissions become the property of UTA.
    3. The appeal will be reviewed by an appeals staff member, a decision will be made, and the appellant will be notified.

Appeals Committee Hearing

The Parking Appeals Committee adjudicates student, faculty, staff, and visitor appeals. Three members constitute a quorum. The board meets on an as-needed basis during the semester, including summer sessions. The board will not meet during finals week, winter break, or spring break.

When a customer's citation has completed the administrative review, the following actions may be taken by the appellant:

  1. The appellant may pay the citation.
  2. If the appellant is a student, faculty, staff, or visitor, the appellant may request a hearing with Appeals Committee.
    1. Navigate to the MavPark portal at uta.edu/pats, select appeal a citation, enter the requested information, and submit the appeal within 10 days after the date of the Administrative Review notification email.
    2. Prior to scheduling the hearing, the appellant may be required to pay the citation as a bond.
    3. The appellant will be notified by email as to the date, time, and location of the hearing.
    4. The appellant will have 10 minutes to present evidence why they believe the violation was not committed or the extenuating circumstances. If the appellant fails to appear for the hearing, the committee will base their decision on the submitted evidence.
    5. All decisions rendered by the committee are final and re-appeals are not available.

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Non-Response to Parking Citation(s)

Failure to respond to a parking citation may result in the following:

  1. Students and Residents – A MavPark hold will be placed on students parking account preventing any future permit purchase until all citations are paid. When citation(s) is/are 60 days past due, and/or outstanding citation balance is $200 or more, and/or the vehicle has 4 or more outstanding citations, a MyMav registration hold will be placed on a student’s account preventing the student from enrolling, changing classes, obtaining transcripts or graduating. A late fee of $25 per month will be added to the student's MavPark account.  The vehicle will be eligible for immobilizing ($50 booting fee) and/or impounding ($50 towing fee) at vehicle owner’s expense. The student’s parking permit may also be revoked. Unpaid citations will be referred to a collection agency.
  2. Faculty and Staff – A MavPark hold will be placed on employee’s parking account preventing any future permit purchase until all citations are paid. The vehicle will be eligible for immobilizing ($50 booting fee) and/or impounding ($50 towing fee) at vehicle owner’s expense when citation(s) is/are 60 days past due, and/or outstanding citation balance is $200 or more, and/or the vehicle has 4 or more outstanding citations. A late fee of $25 per month will be added to the faculty or staff's MavPark account.  The employee’s parking permit may also be revoked. Unpaid citations will be referred to a collection agency and/or withheld from a departing employee's final paycheck.
  3. Visitors – Failure to pay citations will result in the outstanding balance being referred to a collections agency and vehicle immobilization ($50 booting fee) and/or impoundment ($50 towing fee) at owners expense. A late fee of $25 per month will be added to the vehicle's MavPark account.

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Booting/Towing Procedures

A vehicle may be booted and/or towed when:

  • parked with four or more outstanding citations totaling or exceeding $200.
  • parked in a space designated for the disabled without the proper plate, placard, or permit.
  • parked in a no parking zone.
  • parked in a manner that obstructs traffic, a crosswalk, a fire lane, or a loading zone.
  • parked in a tow-away zone.
  • parked in a reserved parking space without the proper permit.
  • parked in the same space over forty-eight hours with a tow warning notification affixed.
  • parked without valid vehicle registration or license plate.
  • parked in restricted area or area reserved for event parking after posted time.

Once booted, violators will have up to 72 hours to pay outstanding citations or start a payment plan before the boot will be removed.  If not paid within 72 hours, the vehicle will be towed. Payment can be made at all times in the MavPark portal at uta.edu/pats by logging in and searching for citations using the vehicle’s license plate. Payment may also be made in person at the Parking & Transportation Services office located in suite 112 of the Wetsel Building (1225 West Mitchell St., Arlington, TX) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (Credit card payments only). In addition, in-person cash or credit card payment can be made 24 hours a day at the parking meters located on the lower level of the Maverick Parking Garage by searching for existing citations using the vehicle’s license plate. The boot will only be removed once all citation debts and the $50 boot fee have been settled.

Violators whose vehicle is towed will be responsible for any associated fees or fines. If a vehicle is in the process of being towed, but has not yet been removed from UTA property, it is subject to a road charge fee by the tow company. All towing and storage charges are determined by the tow company and must be paid directly by the owner of the vehicle. Payments made to the tow company are not applied to unpaid fines due the university; therefore, a violator’s vehicle may be towed again if parked again on campus with outstanding citations.  A $50 tow fee will be added to the violator's MavPark account for each tow.