SECTION 5: VIOLATIONS
ARTICLE 1 - TRAFFIC & PARKING VIOLATIONS, GENERAL
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A parking violation will be charged against the registered owner of a vehicle and/or the actual violator or the person presumed to be responsible for the violation. When a vehicle is unattended, the presumption is that a faculty member, staff member or student is responsible for the parking violation on campus of any vehicle registered to a person whose address is the same as the local or home address of the faculty member, staff member or student. A citation that has been written or issued and placed under the windshield wiper of the vehicle is considered legally tendered. Parking Services follows that written citation placement with email notices to students, faculty and staff.
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When a vehicle is mechanically or physically inoperative, the driver and/or registered owner must contact Parking Services within four hours of knowledge of the problem with information on location and situation regarding the vehicle. The driver and/or registered owner will then be allotted 24 hours to remove the vehicle from campus.
ARTICLE 2 - PARKING VIOLATIONS ENFORCED BY PARKING SERVICES
Violation 120 - Forging or altering a temporary parking permit. $50.00 fine
Violation 121 - Forging or altering a parking permit or using such permit. Violators may be subject to criminal penalty. Also, in accordance with UNC Code of Conduct, notification will be made as applicable to Dean of Students regarding UNC student subjects and to Human Resources &/or the supervisor of UNC employee subjects. $250.00 fine
Violation 122 - Obtaining or attempting to obtain a parking permit or parking privileges for which the applicant is not eligible. Violators may also be subject to criminal penalty. $50.00 fine
Violation 123 - Parking in a fire lane or obstructing a fire lane or building exit door. $150.00 fine
Violation 124 - Removing or attempting to remove any temporary barricade or other regulatory signs. Violators may be subject to criminal penalty. $50.00 fine
Violation 125 - Parking in violation of barricades, cones and/or cement parking blocks. $50.00 fine
Violation 126 - Parking in an ADA space without a state issued ADA placard or license plate. The ADA placard must be properly displayed and registered to the driver of the vehicle being parked. $150.00 fine.
Violation 127 - Parking in a manner as to obstruct a disabled access. $50.00 fine
Violation 128 - Parking a vehicle displaying a permit not issued to the vehicle driver or using a lost permit or a stolen permit. $250.00 fine
Violation 131 - Failing to heed lawful directions of a Parking Services Officer. Violators may also be subject to criminal penalty. $50.00 fine
Violation 132 - Stopping, standing or parking in such a manner that a vehicle obstructs pedestrian and vehicular traffic. $50.00 fine
Violation 133 - Parking a motorized vehicle on the lawn, curb, shoulder, lot divider, sidewalk, bike path or on piles of snow or other materials. Parking a motor vehicle on items such as this can cause a safety hazard to pedestrians, buildings and other vehicles in the area as parking brakes can fail to hold. Snow & ice can melt and piles of material can become unstable without notice, causing a potentially hazardous situation with the vehicle. $50.00 fine
Violation 135 - Parking in a no parking zone. $50.00 fine
Violation 136 - Parking in violation of any regulatory sign. $50.00 fine
Violation 137 - Abandoning and/or storing a vehicle on campus without permission from Parking Services. Any vehicle without valid license plates and/or a current permit will be considered an abandoned vehicle, and is subject to impoundment. $50.00 fine
Violation 138 - Parking in a service drive or service vehicle space. $50.00 fine
Violation 140 - Failing to display a current University of Northern Colorado parking permit properly. $30.00 fine
Violation 141 - Obstructing a crosswalk or sidewalk with any part of the vehicle, in violation of ADA guidelines. $30.00 fine
Violation 143 - Parking in a restricted space or lot without displaying the current University of Northern Colorado permit required. $30.00 fine
Violation 144 - Overtime parking in violation of posted or permit limits. A second ticket can be issued after two (2) hours of the first ticket. Vehicles may not be moved to a different space in the same area to circumvent ticket issuance or to extend time beyond the posted limits. $30.00 fine
Violation 145 - Failing to park wholly within the boundaries of a parking space. A vehicle is considered outside the stall boundaries when a full tire or a significant portion of the vehicle is impeding into either traffic, or another parking stall. Other improperly parked vehicles nearby does not constitute an excuse for improper parking. $30.00 fine
Violation 146 - Failing to park within twelve (12) inches of the curb where parallel parking is required. $30.00 fine
Violation 147 - Double parking. Double parking means standing or parking a vehicle on the roadway side of a vehicle already stopped, standing or parked at the curb. $30.00 fine
Violation 148 - Parking vehicle at a malfunctioning or "Out of Order" metered space. A second citation can be issued after two (2) hours of the first ticket. $30.00 fine
Violation 149 - Overtime parking in metered space. A second citation can be issued after two (2) hours of the first citation. $30.00 fine
Violation 150 - Boot fee. $75 fine
Violation 151 - Parking any vehicle with four or more wheels in a motorcycle area. $30.00 fine
Violation 153– Parking a vehicle in a designated LEFE/EV charging station space while not actively charging your vehicle. Vehicles parked in a LEFE/EV space must be LEFE/EV vehicles AND be actively charging. $30.00 fine
ARTICLE 3 - IMPOUNDMENT
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A $75.00 boot fee will be assessed each time a vehicle is immobilized.
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Parking in a fire lane, by a building exit door, obstructing traffic, and/or parking in violation of these regulations that creates a safety hazard or emergency situation will immediately subject a vehicle to all fines, towing, impoundment and the imposition of the resulting towing and storage charges.
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The abandonment of a vehicle on the University of Northern Colorado property or the failure to respond either by a hearing or by payment to any parking/reminder notices during the University's scheduled semester class sessions constitutes grounds for the towing, booting, and/or impoundment of a vehicle, the imposition of the resulting towing and storage charges, boot fee, and the payment of outstanding fines.
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A vehicle will be eligible for booting after issuance of a third unpaid parking citation if the vehicle cannot be linked to a member of the University community.
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Vehicles found on campus that cannot be linked to a member of the University community due to a missing license plate and a nonvisible VIN will be subject to immediate impoundment. The vehicle owner will need to speak to Parking Services to claim ownership of the vehicle. The vehicle owner may also be responsible for paying any fines associated with impoundment.
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Missing permits must be reported to Parking Services immediately. Permits that go missing will be added to a list of lost and/or stolen permits. If the lost/stolen permit is found, it must be returned to Parking Services. Vehicles that display a lost/stolen permit are subject to immediate impoundment. It shall not be an affirmative defense that a lost/stolen permit was used by a person to whom the permit was issued. Violators may also be subject to criminal activity. Also, in accordance with UNC Code of Conduct, notification will be made as applicable to Dean of Students regarding UNC student subjects and to Human Resources and/or to the Supervisor of UNC employee subjects.
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No member of the University community or visitor shall forge, alter or copy any parking permit, nor shall they display a forged, altered or copied parking permit on any vehicle. Copy shall include any type of reproduction including, but no limited to, photographs, photocopies and creations made using photo editing software. It shall not be an affirmative defense that an altered or copied permit was used by a person to whom the original permit was issued. Vehicles displaying forged, altered or copied permits are subject to immediate impoundment. Violators may also be subject to criminal activity. Also, in accordance with UNC Code of Conduct, notification will be made as applicable to Dean of Students regarding UNC student subjects and to Human Resources and/or to the Supervisor of UNC employee subjects.
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The University performs routine maintenance work on campus parking lots between semesters. Therefore, any vehicle not displaying a current University of Northern Colorado permit, and parked on campus on a 24-hour basis during the University's scheduled breaks between semesters, will be considered abandoned and subject to a 72-hour impoundment.
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In order to facilitate the routine maintenance work performed on campus between semesters, vehicles may be relocated at no cost to the owner.
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Any vehicle, including those with a current University of Northern Colorado permit or permit, deemed inoperable will be subject to a 72-hour impoundment.
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Before towing a vehicle, the vehicle will be visibly tagged giving the owner 72 hours’ notice that the vehicle must be moved, or made operable within said time, or the vehicle will be towed and stored at the owner's expense. An extension of time may be granted by securing permission from Parking Services prior to the expiration of the original 72-hour period. (A pro rata reimbursement for the unused portion of the permit may be claimed from Parking Services, if applicable.)
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To insure proper crediting, it is recommended that anyone making payment to the University of Northern Colorado Parking Services, be it by mail, in person, or by phone, provide the citation, the citation number or their UNC Bear Number.
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Parking citations are to be paid for with personal funds. State funds cannot be accepted as payment for a parking citation.
Rules and Regulations
- Section 1: Scope & Authority
- Section 2: General Provisions
- Section 3: Permits & Users
- Section 4: Purchasing a Permit
- Section 5: Violations
- Section 6: Penalties
- Section 7: Appeals
- Section 8: Revenue
- Lot Information
- Rules and Regulations PDF
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