Parking Violations

Parking Regulations

Vehicles parked in violation of these regulations are subject to towing at the owner's expense and without prior warning.

Parking Permit Violations: Penalties

All students (resident and non-resident), faculty, and staff (part-time, full-time, day, and evening) who park motor vehicles on University of Tulsa property must register the vehicles with the University and obtain a parking permit. The permit must be properly attached on the lower right hand corner of the registered vehicle front windshield.

Violations  Fines  Violations  Fines 
 Falsifying information to obtain a parking permit $50  Knowingly affixing a parking permit to an unregistered vehicle  $50 
Parking a vehicle on University-owned or controlled property that is not currently registered  $50  Parking a vehicle on University-owned or controlled property with the parking permit improperly affixed to the vehicle  $5 

Parking within or upon Designated Fire Lanes: Penalties

No person shall stop, stand, or park any vehicle within or upon a designated fire lane.. This violation is also subject to ticketing by the City of Tulsa.

 Violations Fines 
Parking in a designated fire lane or zone  $100 

Restricted Parking Area Reserved for the Physically Disabled: Penalties

No person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle in a parking space, wheelchair ramp, wheelchair unloading area or any portion thereof that has been designated a handicap zone, unless the vehicle displays a valid State Handicap Parking Permit, numbered license plate bearing the international wheelchair symbol or a valid University of Tulsa Disabled Parking Permit. This violation is also subject to ticketing by the City of Tulsa.

 Violations Fines 
Parking in a designated handicap zone  $100 

Designation of Parking Areas: Penalties

The University of Tulsa will designate all areas of campus that are intended for the parking of motor vehicles and who may use these parking areas. Parking will be restricted to those vehicles bearing an authorized valid permit for the designated parking lot.

Violations  Fines  Violations  Fines 
 Parking in an unauthorized parking lot or street $25  Parking in a visitor lot or parking space designated for visitor parking only  $25 
Falsely signing a parking citation as a visitor  $50     

Parking that Blocks Trash Dumpster Access: Penalties

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in front of, or in a manner that obstructs or blocks free access to a trash dumpster.

Violations  Fines 
Parking in a manner that blocks or obstructs a trash dumpster  $50 
 

Parking in Alleys: Penalties

No person shall at any time stop, stand or park a vehicle in an alley at any time except for the loading of materials, and not then unless such loading or unloading can be accomplished without blocking the alley to the free movement of traffic. Such parking should not interfere with or obstruct the operation of a fire escape, and not take over fifteen (15) minutes in total time.

Violations  Fines 
Parking in an alley  $25 
Blocking an alley  $25 

Parking in Loading Zones: Penalties

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in a loading zone for any purpose other than for the expeditious loading, unloading, delivery, and pickup of materials or passengers for a time exceeding fifteen (15) minutes (or that posted).

Fifteen (15) minute courtesy zones are provided in some areas of campus to allow “short term” parking for conducting business and other transactions. No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in a fifteen (15) minute parking zone in excess of the allotted time.

 Violations Fines 
Parking longer than the posted allotted time for loading zones  $25 
 Overtime parking in a fifteen-minute zone $25 

Parking Prohibited in Specified Places, No Signs Required: Penalties

 No person shall at any time stop, stand or park a vehicle (except in compliance with the direction of a Police Officer, Campus Security Officer or traffic-control device) in any of the following places:

Violations Fines Violations  Fines 
Sidewalk  $25  Front of a driveway or within 3 feet thereof  $25 
Within 10 feet of a fire hydrant  $25  On or within 10 feet of a crosswalk  $25 
Within an intersection   $25 Within a 20 foot approach to any stop sign, yield sign or other traffic control sign $25 
Double Parking  $25  At any location other than within a marked stall or parking place  $25 
On unpaved or grassy areas  $25  Opposite direction of traffic on a street  $25 
In any manner where the vehicle is not parallel to and within 12 inches of the curb or roadside edge $25 On any area between the curb and sidewalk $25

Motorcycle, Moped, Motorized Scooter and Golf Carts Parking: Penalties

Motorcycles, mopeds, motorized scooters and golf carts may be parked on concrete pads near bicycle racks or in a designated “motorcycle only” parking space. Under no circumstances should these vehicles be driven on sidewalks or grass areas to access the concrete pads near bicycle racks.

 Violations Fines 
Unauthorized motorcycle, scooter, moped or golf cart parking  $25 

Parking for Certain Prohibited Purposes: Penalties

 No person shall park a vehicle upon any University owned or controlled street or parking lot for the principal purpose of:

Violations  Fines  Violations  Fines 
Displaying such vehicle for sale  $25  Displaying such vehicle for advertising a product  $25 
Washing, repairing, changing oil or fluids, except repairs necessitated by emergency  $25     

Abandoned, Disabled and Inoperable Vehicles: Penalties

No person shall park any vehicle which is inoperable upon any University owned or controlled street or parking lot for a period longer than one hundred twenty (120) consecutive hours (5-days).

 Violation Fines 
Parking a disabled or unused vehicle on University property  $25 

Parking of Boats, Trailers and Recreational Vehicles: Penalties

No person shall park any boat, recreational vehicles or trailer that is detached from the primary tow vehicle upon any University owned or controlled street or parking lot without the approval of the Director of Campus Security.

 Violations Fines 
Parking a boat trailer, or Recreational Vehicle on University property without proper approval  $25 

Unattended Motor Vehicles: Penalties

No person driving or in charge of a motor vehicle shall allow or permit it to stand unattended without first stopping the engine, locking the ignition and removing the key. Upon finding any vehicle in violation of this regulation, Campus Security Officers are empowered by the University to remove the key from the vehicle and impound it at the Security Office for safekeeping. The owner, or person in charge of the vehicle, may claim the key after providing proof of ownership or authorization of use for the vehicle.

 Violations Fines 
Leaving the ignition key inside an unattended motor vehicle  $25