Towing and Immobilization of Vehicles

LUPD is authorized (at the registered owner’s expense) to remove from University property, impound, or immobilize any motor vehicle on University property which…

  • has an expired state registration or no state registration (license plates) displayed;
  • inhibits the flow of traffic;
  • creates a deterrent to protection from fire or combat of fire;
  • is parked illegally in a reserved or handicapped space;
  • or is parked in any area not clearly marked as a parking space and/or has violated any of the parking rules and regulations. 

See Parking Regulations and Fines.

Parking or operating a vehicle on campus after the vehicle has been banned will result in a $100 fine, per occurrence, and the vehicle may be impounded or towed.

On University property, when a vehicle (this includes bicycles) is unattended or is left under any circumstance which indicates it has been abandoned, it will be disposed of at the discretion of the University, through LUPD, 30 days after having been so identified.

When a vehicle is parked illegally in any handicap, silver, green, or otherwise reserved parking space and an authorized occupant requests that it be impounded, immobilized, or towed.

The student is responsible for all impoundment or immobilization fees. Impounded vehicles not claimed by their owners in 30 days will be considered abandoned and will be disposed of by the impounder as provided by the Code of Virginia. Vehicles towed or impounded by the University Police or wrecker will be levied a fee of $30. Vehicles towed by a contract wrecker are subject to towing and storage fees charged by the wrecker service. Liberty University will not be responsible for damage to vehicles impounded on the Liberty University campus.

Liberty University reserves the right to tow any vehicle when an emergency arises. This right includes entering a locked vehicle to accomplish this action. Any person impeding an officer towing a vehicle may be subject to arrest for disorderly conduct, will lose campus driving privileges, and will have their vehicle banned from campus. 

Unauthorized tampering with or removal of an immobilizing device from a vehicle will incur a $100 fee. An additional fee for repair or replacement of a damaged device will be assessed to the owner of the immobilized vehicle. (This additional fee may be added to a student bill).

Release Procedure for vehicle towed by contract wrecker:

  • Contact LUPD at 582-7641 to obtain the name, address, and telephone number of the contract towing company, and the reason for towing.
  • Contact the contract towing company and arrange to pay the towing and any storage fees.