Parking Regulations

Parking on campus is available only to faculty, staff, resident students, commuter students and registered university guests. Automobiles that are parked on university property are subject to the following regulations. Failure to comply with these regulations or with a traffic sign may result in the imposition of a fine and/or revocation of parking privileges.

  1. Yellow-curbed areas are designated no-parking zones.

  2. Vehicles may not park in the following areas:

    • fire lanes

    • spaces reserved for handicapped parking

    • within 15 feet of a fire hydrant

    • driveways

    • sidewalks

    • grass (except in areas temporarily identified as event parking)

    • loading zones

    • along service roads

    • restricted or otherwise reserved areas

  3. Vehicles must be parked properly within a designated space so as not to interfere with another parking space, or obstruct a lane of travel or pedestrian walkway.

  4. Maximum speed limit on university property is 10 mph. Operating a vehicle without a reasonable amount of care may result in revocation of parking privileges and additional disciplinary action.

  5. Moving or defacing any university traffic sign will result in disciplinary action.

  6. Vehicles parked on university property are subject to search in the event a violation of the Student Code of Conduct or other university rule(s) has occurred, or is believed to have occurred.

  7. The decision to tag and/or tow any vehicle in violation is made by the officer on the scene.

  8. There is no parking at residence hall parking lots without a designated pass.

  9. In the event of inclement weather, a university parking ban may be announced. Students living in residence halls are to check at their residence hall front desk for all parking ban notices.

  10. There is a color-coded permit system in place; students must park only in designated areas (see the campus map). Vehicles parked in areas designated for faculty, staff or visitors without the proper permit may be towed at the owner’s expense.

  11. Vehicles shall not be abandoned in campus parking areas and must be in good working condition at all times. Any vehicle left unattended will be considered parked. Vehicles left on campus and parked and unused for three or more consecutive days shall be considered abandoned and will be towed at the owner’s expense. (Vehicles of resident students that are properly registered are not included.) People wishing to leave a vehicle on campus for extended periods or during breaks between semesters must notify Campus Safety & Security.

  12. The university reserves the right to remove any vehicle violating campus parking, traffic or fire regulations, or if it creates a safety hazard at the owner’s expense.

  13. Inability to locate a legal parking space is not justification for improper parking and will not be allowed as a mitigating circumstance in an appeal.

Payments and Appeals of Parking Citations

  1. During regular business hours, parking citations may be paid at the Student Accounts Window at Student Academic & Financial Services (University Center, first floor).

  2. After-hours, a promissory note may be obtained and signed for the removal of an immobilization device (boot). The promissory note can be obtained at Campus Safety & Security, 1705 NE 124th St., North Miami, FL, 33181, by contacting the Officer In Charge (OIC) on duty.

  3. Any person found in violation of university parking and traffic regulations, and consequently cited, shall have an opportunity to appeal the citation to Campus Safety & Security.

  4. Appeals may be made on the grounds that the facts cited in the citation are in error, the citation was issued in error, or there were mitigating circumstances which may excuse the violation.

  5. Appeals must be made within 10 days of the date issued of the citation. Appeal request forms are available at Campus Safety & Security, 1705 NE 124th St., North Miami, FL, 33181; the Student Government Association office (Wildcat Center, third floor).