Tickets | Appeals | Special
Needs | Towing | Parents
information do I need to obtain a parking permit?
permit registration card obtained from Public Safety which identifies
vehicle make, year, model, and license number. Permit fees may be
paid by cash, check, or added to your University bill.
may have permit fee payroll deducted). University ID is required
do I put my permit on my car?
permits are designed to be self-adhesive by removing all wrapping
and backing and must be totally affixed by this means. Permits shall
be displayed in the lower left corner of the front windshield. However,
permits can be obtained on a Dept. of Public Safety approved rear-view
mirror hanger. All hanging permits must hang from the rear-view
mirror inside the vehicle and be visible.
can I get a permit if I have two vehicles I drive to campus?
can choose the option of having a transferable hanging permit for
use on multiple vehicles.
car is in the shop and I am using another car without a permit.
What can I do?
Public Safety about a temporary permit. If your vehicle is being
repaired and you have a current permit on that vehicle, Public Safety
will issue a temporary permit for the car you are using. If utilizing
a hanging permit, it can be used on multiple vehicles.
received a ticket for illegal parking. The area I parked in did
not have any signs indicating that it was illegal to park. Why did
I get this ticket?
8.1 of the Motor Vehicle and Bicycle Regulations states "Parking
of motor vehicles is prohibited except in those locations which
have been CLEARLY MARKED BY SIGNS CONTROLLING THEIR USE.
It is illegal to park in any area that is not specifically designated
for parking. Violators will be ticketed and are subject to tow."
loaned my car to a friend who parked it in a no parking zone. Now
I'm billed for a ticket which I didn't know about. Do I have to
pay the ticket?
exception of moving violations, the person registering the vehicle
is responsible for all parking tickets issued to that vehicle regardless
of who parked the vehicle illegally.
happens if I don't pay my tickets?
tickets which are not paid within ten (10) days of issuance will
receive an additional $2.00 late charge. Unpaid fines will be automatically
added to your University bill. Unpaid fines may prevent the student
from registering for classes or obtaining transcripts, and in some
cases, result in suspension of parking privileges on University
property. Unpaid fines for faculty/staff may be payroll deducted.
received a ticket and I don't feel I deserve it. What can I do?
can be appealed within ten (10) days at the Department of Public
Safety, 30 Gilchrist Hall, during normal business hours. Appeals
can be made orally or in written form. Failure to appear at the
appointed time on an oral appeal will result in denial of your appeal.
will I know what decision the Appeals Committee made on my appeal?
Committee meets once a week to hear written and oral appeals. You
will be notified by mail of the committee's decision on your appeal.
is the Appeals Committee?
Committee is made up of faculty, staff, and students.
traded my old car for a new one; what do I have to do to get my
have changed vehicles, simply scrape off the old permit (or as much
as possible) and present the remnants to the Department of Public
Safety. A replacement will be issued at no charge. Those with hanging
permits only need to register their new license plate with UNI Parking.
have several heavy and large items to take into a building. What
should I do?
holders are eligible to use the areas marked Loading Zone for short-term
parking. If circumstances require additional time or closer parking,
contact the Department of Public Safety to arrange for your parking
broke my leg and am on crutches for a while. Can I use the Handicapped
who have short-term disabilities may apply for handicapped parking
privileges at the UNI Department of Public Safety. In most cases,
a physician's explanation is needed.
Parking Permit was stolen from my vehicle - what should I do to
of transferable hanging parking permits, which have been lost or
stolen from an unlocked vehicle, will be at the current permit price.
If a vehicle is sold or disposed of without removal of the self-adhesive
window parking permit, the replacement fee will be $5.00. There
is no replacement fee to those persons whose permits have been stolen
through forced entry (police report required) to their vehicle,
or when remnants of the old permit are returned to the Department
of Public Safety. Contact the Department of Public Safety for additional
parked my car and when I returned my car had been towed and I don't
may be towed or impounded if any of (but not limited to) the following
- The vehicle has accumulated a total of five (5)
unpaid violation citations or a total of fifty dollars ($50) in
- The vehicle is improperly or illegally parked
for a period exceeding eight (8) hours.
- The vehicle is improperly or illegally parked
and poses a traffic hazard or an obstruction to the normal movement
- The vehicle appears to be abandoned or left unattended
for a time exceeding twenty-four (24) hours.
- The vehicle habitually violates the parking rules.
The receipt of ten (10) parking tickets within an academic year
will establish an vehicle/owner as a habitual violator.
parents are coming to visit. What do I tell them about parking?
of UNI students and all other visitors can obtain a temporary permit
from the Department of Public Safety during their stay. Overnight
visitors must park in C or R designated Parking areas, and are subject
to all rules and regulations governing parking facilities.
parked at a meter and didn't receive the amount of time I paid for.
What do I do?
receive a ticket, bring it to the Department of Public Safety and
we will check the meter. If the malfunction is verified, the ticket
will be cleared through an appeal.
sets the parking and traffic rules at UNI?
Safety Advisory Committee makes recommendations to the University
President concerning regulations and policies for parking and traffic
control on the University campus. The committee reserves the right
to regulate and control traffic as it deems necessary and may change
these regulations with due notice published in the Northern Iowan.
of Public Safety urges all of those utilizing campus parking facilities
to familiarize themselves with current rules and regulations governing