Parking Violations & Chargeable Offenses

Parking of a Vehicle - Vehicles must be parked between two lines or space markers on a paved parking lot. The fact that one motor vehicle is parked in such a manner as to occupy more than one parking space is not an acceptable excuse for another vehicle to do the same. This includes all motorcycles and mopeds.

The same rules pertain to motorcycles, mopeds, scooters, and bicycles shall not be parked in a building or within 10 feet of a building unless a parking area has been designated.

If you are unable to find a space in your designated lot or lots, overflow parking will be located on East Campus in Zone 4.

Habitual Violators - After a student or employee accumulates five or more traffic and/or parking infractions within a 12-month period, they are considered to be habitual violators. Once designated a habitual violator, individuals are subject to have their parking status changed to more restricted parking or may be banned from operating a vehicle on campus. In cases, where a pattern of deliberate indifference to traffic and parking regulations has been established (as determined by LUPD), the affected driver will be banned from bringing their vehicle on campus and may have additional fines and/or other administrative actions imposed.

Any student identified as a habitual violator will lose their driving privileges for the semester. If the student wishes to return with their vehicle during a new semester, another meeting must be held to decide if the banned decision and loss of driving privileges will be lifted.

Chargeable Offenses - It is not possible to mark with signs or paint all the areas of University property where parking and/or stopping is prohibited. There are many instances where towing, and/or other administrative actions, will be strictly enforced including, but not limited to, the following list.

  • Without a valid permit
  • In double-parked situations
  • In reserved spaces without a proper permit
  • In “No Parking” areas, or blocking doorways
  • In loading zones (unless actually loading or unloading), service entrances, or construction areas
  • On the lawn, sidewalks, or crosswalks
  • In parking lot driveways
  • Straddling painted lines
  • Exceeding the time in time-limited areas
  • In areas where the permit is not valid
  • Adjacent to or over yellow lines or curbs
  • In or adjacent to fire lines or within 10 feet of a fire hydrant
  • In building, including entries, stairs, rooms, or halls (bicycles and motorcycles)
  • In any roadway or lane of traffic
  • Outside a marked space in any parking lot
  • Illegal parking in a handicap space
  • Failure to report a change in license plate
  • Improper display of decal
  • Possession of a counterfeit, altered, lost, or stolen parking decal; fraudulently using a permit; or fraudulently using or in possession of another’s decal + appropriate disciplinary action
  • Moving barricades, traffic cones, or other traffic control devices for parking or to drive through an area
  • Not registering a vehicle within the allotted time
  • Performing non-emergency repairs
  • Parking in a Tow Zone
  • Parking in front of a sidewalk access ramp