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The regulations set forth in this document are adopted pursuant to the authority conferred upon the Board of Trustees by the Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS 164.975), and were last updated on June 10, 2011.

The following sections are included in these regulations:

  1. Introduction
    1. Definitions
    2. General Information
    3. University Responsibilities and Individual Parking
    4. Special Parking Circumstances
    5. Knowledge of the Rules
  2. Permits
    1. Permit Eligibility and Application Requirements
    2. Permit Fee Payments
    3. Permit Fee Refunds
    4. Permit Holders' Rights and Responsibilities
    5. Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Permits
  3. Parking
    1. Restricted Parking Areas
    2. Parking Violations
    3. Penalties for Parking Citations
    4. Parking in Violation
    5. Penalties for Parking Regulations Violations
    6. Impoundment
    7. Release Procedures for Impounded Vehicles
  4. Appeal Procedure
    1. An Individual’s Right To Appeal
    2. The Appeals Process
  5. Alternative Transportation
    1. Bicycles
    2. Mopeds
    3. Motorcycles

I. Introduction

A. Definitions

In the interest of clarity, the following definitions are provided:

1. Accessible Area refers to a 24-hour controlled parking area restricted to vehicles displaying a UK Accessible Permit for individuals with disabilities.

2. Accessible Permit refers to a parking permit issued to individuals with disabilities.

3. Bicycle means a device that a person may ride and that is propelled by human power and has two tandem wheels at least one of which is more than 14 inches in diameter.

4. Bike Lane means any portion of a sidewalk or roadway defined by signs, stencils, and paint that is dedicated for use by bicycles.

5. Bike Path means an area designated for the exclusive use of bicycles.

6. Bike Rack is an apparatus, specifically designed for providing a means of storing and securing a bicycle.

7. Blue Line Area refers to a restricted parking area designated by blue lines and/or signs.

8. Immobilization refers to use of a wheel locking device attached to a vehicle to render it incapable of movement.

9. Impoundment means a motor vehicle, pursuant to KRS 376.275, or bicycle has been involuntarily immobilized or towed/transported to a compound or storage facility due to a violation(s) of these regulations, the KRS or subsequent to an arrest, and its removal has been ordered by the University of Kentucky Police Department or Parking & Transportation Services and retained in custody pending payment of all citation, towing and storage fees.

9. KRS refers to Kentucky Revised Statutes.

10. Loading Zone refers to a 24-hour restricted parking area designated by black and yellow stripes and/or signs.

11. M Permit refers to a motorcycle/moped permit.

12. Moped means either a motorized bicycle whose frame design may include one or more horizontal crossbars supporting a fuel tank so long as it also has pedals, or a motorized bicycle with a step-through type frame which may or may not have pedals rated no more than two brake horsepower, a cylinder capacity not exceeding fifty cubic centimeters (50cc), an automatic transmission not requiring clutching or shifting by the operator after the drive system is engaged, and capable of a maximum speed of not more than thirty miles per hour (30 mph).

13. Motorcycle refers to any self-propelled, motorized vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider(s), designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, has a cylinder capacity greater than 50 cubic centimeters and a transmission that requires clutching or shifting by the operator after the drive system is engaged.

14. Motorcycle/Moped Parking Space refers to any parking space designated by green lines or parking signs.

15. Motorcycle/Moped Parking Area refers to any parking area designated by green lines or parking signs.

16. Permit Sleeve refers to a plastic device with a lock issued by PTS to individuals with E, C, K or Evening permits who also drive a motorcycle or moped to campus. These sleeves shall be attached to the rearview mirror of an automobile or to the handlebars or frame of a motorcycle or moped.

17. PTS refers to the University of Kentucky Parking and Transportation Services.

18. Registrant refers to an individual who has registered a bicycle with PTS.

19. Scooter is a term used interchangeably with “moped” but is not a defined term by the KRS. A scooter is considered a moped if, and only if, it is a self-propelled vehicle that fits all of the criteria of a moped. Otherwise, it is considered a motorcycle.

20. Service Area refers to a restricted parking area designated by yellow and white striped lines and/or signs.

21. Shared Use Path means any designated and marked pedestrian walkway, sidewalk, or area for use by both pedestrians and bicyclists.

B. General Information

A valid parking permit or pass is required to park in selected lots on the University of Kentucky campus during restricted hours. Signs located at the entrances to these campus parking areas indicate the type of permit required, the hours of control, and tow zone. In paved lots and parking structures cars and trucks must park within two white lines. Green lines and/or signs indicate the parking spaces for motorcycles and mopeds. In gravel parking lots, vehicles shall be centered against wheel stops.

Additional regulations governing the parking and operation of motorcycles, mopeds and bicycles on campus are presented in the Alternative Transportation section of these regulations.

The responsibility of finding a proper parking space rests with the vehicle operator. A PARKING PERMIT DOES NOT GUARANTEE A PARKING SPACE; however, it does grant the privilege to park in the designated area when there is parking available. Inability to find a parking space is not a license to violate these regulations. Use of emergency flashers does not excuse parking in violation of these regulations.

Parking on campus is restricted to permit holders between 5:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and until 3:30 p.m. on Friday, unless otherwise posted. Parking zones and regulations pertaining to these areas are strictly enforced year-round.

Parking arrangements for special events should be made in advance by contacting the PTS Special Events Coordinator. During special events, certain parking lots are restricted for event parking, and operators of motor vehicles may have to pay a fee to park in these lots or parking may be pre-paid by the event organizer.

PTS has the authority to temporarily close individual parking lots, driveways, or other parking facilities, when necessary to accommodate the needs of the university. These include but are not restricted to street cleaning or maintenance, and parking for special events sponsored by or held at the university. When possible, notices detailing the restrictions, date(s) and time(s) will be advertised in advance of the closure or event.

Because the diverse parking needs of faculty, staff, students, and visitors must be accommodated, the time frame in which parking areas are controlled will vary. Signs located at the entrances to campus parking areas specify the hours of control. Accessible parking spaces and loading zones lines (black and yellow striped lines) are examples of 24-hour controlled parking areas.

The Director of Parking and Transportation Services, or designee, may exercise discretion to deal with special circumstances not covered by these regulations.

C. University Responsibilities and Individual Parking

The University of Kentucky assumes no responsibility for the care or protection of any vehicle or its contents while it is parked on University property. The University also assumes no responsibility for the care or protection of any vehicle or its contents during its removal or subsequent storage resulting from violations of these regulations.

The action of individuals parking and operating their vehicles on campus will be conclusive evidence of their willingness to abide by these regulations.

D. Special Parking Circumstances

1. Visitors

There are four recognized types of visitors to campus. They are regular visitors, UK Healthcare patients, UK Healthcare visitors and UK Healthcare Good Samaritan visitors. Visitors are welcome at all times and may park in the following locations:

  1. Regular visitors to general campus
    • Pay parking meters
    • W.T. Young Library pay parking lot
    • Pay Parking Structures #5 and #7
    • Obtain temporary parking permits
  2. UK Healthcare Complex Patient and Visitor Parking
    • The UK HealthCare Garage provides hourly parking for patients and UK HealthCare visitors.
    • The Kentucky Clinic Garage provides hourly parking for patients at the Kentucky Clinic.
    • The Good Samaritan Hospital Garage provides parking for patients and UK HealthCare visitors.

Parking information is available from the following: PTS; the University Police Department; the Medical Center Parking Office; parking attendants at the gates; and, the Parking and Transportation web site. In campus parking lots and structures where designated visitor parking is limited, PTS may offer the special event organizers visitor-parking passes for a fee in permit controlled areas if space is available.

The issuance of a parking pass does not guarantee a parking space.

2. Official Vehicles

Motor vehicles on official business bearing United States Government or Kentucky official license plates may park in any valid parking space or service area. Service areas (yellow and white striped lines) have a 45-minute time limit. Official vehicles are not permitted to park in accessible spaces or zones and payment for parking meters is required. Official vehicles abandoned, stored, or left inoperative in a permit-controlled parking lot are subject to towing or immobilization. Official vehicles not used on a daily basis will be parked at remote locations of campus to be determined by the Director of Parking and Transportation Services. Official vehicles must adhere to the parking rules and regulations while on campus.

3. Construction Workers

Any general contractor who is employed by the University of Kentucky for campus construction is eligible to purchase two E parking permits at the current fee if approved by the Capital Project Management Division or Physical Plant Division. Only the general contractor and/or key subcontractors may use these permits during the construction period. Additional parking for construction workers is available in the K lots at Commonwealth Stadium or in lots designated by PTS. The Director of Parking and Transportation Services, or designee, must approve exceptions.

4. Special Events

Event organizers are asked to contact the PTS Event Coordinator three weeks prior to an on-campus event requiring parking. Parking arrangements for events are prioritized on a first come, first served basis and as space is available. The PTS Special Events Coordinator will assist organizers with parking arrangements, parking personnel to work the event, information signs, shuttle service, or other needs.

E. Knowledge of the Rules

It is the responsibility of all individuals operating any vehicle, motorized or non-motorized, on campus to read and understand these regulations. Ignorance of these regulations will not be accepted as grounds for dismissal of enforcement actions. University of Kentucky Parking Regulations are applicable to any and all vehicles, which, if parked in violation are subject to a citation and/or impoundment at the owner's expense. Inability to find a proper parking space is not an excuse to violate these regulations.

II. Permits

A. Permit Eligibility and Application Requirements

1. Full-time Faculty and Staff

Full-time employees are eligible for an Employee (E) permit and/or a Motorcycle/Moped M permit. The annual parking permit period for faculty and staff is from July 1 each year to June 30 of the following year.

2. Part-time Faculty and Staff

Part-time employees, who are not UK students, are eligible for Employee (E) permits and/or a Motorcycle/Moped M permit; however, these employees must pay in advance; part-time faculty and staff are eligible to purchase monthly permits. Temporary or part-time employees are not eligible for payroll deduction.

3. Full-time/Part-time Students

The parking permit period for students is established as the beginning of the fall semester of each school year through the end of the spring semester. All parking permits will be issued in accordance with availability and eligibility requirements established by PTS. Students wishing to apply for a Commuter C permit must have a minimum of sixty credit hours (junior standing) at the University of Kentucky. There is no minimum number of credit hours required for Bluegrass Community and Technical College students applying for C-6 permits. Commuter students are also required to live outside a one-mile radius of campus. Students applying for Residential R permits must live in University housing. Students must be registered for classes. PTS may lower the requirements as determined by the availability of parking.

Full-time and part-time students may purchase Motorcycle/Moped M permits.

Freshman and sophomore commuters are eligible for Stadium (K) parking only. Due to limited availability of parking spaces, juniors, seniors, graduate, and professional students will be given first priority for available commuter (C) spaces. Other students with special needs will be considered as space is available.

4. Student Employees

Students employed by the University on other than a full-time basis shall be considered students for permit classification purposes.

5. Graduate Students

Graduate students who are employed by the University of Kentucky in the position of a Graduate, Research, or Teaching Assistant or who have received a Fellowship grant are eligible for an Employee E permit and/or a Motorcycle/Moped M permit. Employment status must be verified through employee records before a permit can be issued. Those individuals living in University Housing will be permitted to purchase Residential R parking and/or a Motorcycle/Moped M permit only.

All other graduate students will be classified as full-time/part-time students (as listed above) for permit eligibility.

6. Car Pool Participants

Employees and students of the University of Kentucky are eligible to participate in a carpool arrangement for parking on campus under the following conditions:

  • A carpool must consist of at least three members.
  • Participants must live outside a one-mile radius of central campus or have approval from the PTS.
  • Participants must share a ride on a regular basis (at least three days a week).
  • Participants must qualify for one of the following two categories:
    1. Regular full or part-time UK or VA employees, who are eligible for an E parking permit, and whose jobs necessitate parking on University property requiring such a permit.
    2. UK and BCTC Students

7. Donovan Scholars

Donovan Scholars who are registered for academic classes may apply for the Donovan Scholar (E) permit. Permits will be issued at the beginning of the school year. The parking permit period for Donovan Scholar students is established as the beginning of the fall semester of each school year through the end of the spring semester.

8. Drivers with Disabilities

It is the desire of the University to accommodate all employees and students who have a genuine need for accessible parking. If accessible parking arrangements are necessary, students must contact the Disability Resource Center for application forms. Employees must obtain application forms from PTS. These forms must be completed and returned to PTS. A statement from the applicant's physician or medical provider regarding the applicant's condition is required. Before an accessible parking permit can be issued, approval from The Application Review Committee for Parking for Individuals with Disabilities is necessary. In addition to reviewing the application and physician's statement, the Committee reserves the right to review medical records and/or require examination by a physician.

9. Service Vehicles

Vehicles displaying a Service (S) permit or vehicles on official business bearing United States Government or Kentucky Official license plates are permitted in service areas for a maximum of 45 minutes. The driver of a vehicle displaying a service permit must be engaged in delivering, installing, or servicing equipment on campus. Any request for an extension of the time limit must be made through PTS.

Applications from on-campus units or individuals for a service permit must be recommended by the employee's Dean, Administrative Division Head, or Department Chair, and approved by the Director of Parking and Transportation Services.

Service areas are designated by signs and/or yellow and white striped lines on the curb. Service areas are controlled for permits between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, unless otherwise signed.

10. Emeriti Faculty and Retired Staff

Applicants who retired before July 1, 1995 are eligible for employee parking permits at NO FEE. Applicants who retire on or after July 1, 1995 will be required to pay a discounted fee. Retirees are eligible to receive a "retiree E" permit.

11. University Associates

Any person employed by the state government, the federal government, or a private company whose office or primary workstation is on the University of Kentucky campus, is eligible for the same parking privileges as a University employee. These individuals will be issued a parking permit in accordance with the same criteria used for University personnel.

12. Volunteers

Individuals who provide services to the University on a voluntary basis without remuneration may apply to PTS for a parking permit. Permits will be issued to volunteers in accordance with the same criteria used for University personnel and students.

B. Permit Fee Payments

1. Faculty and Staff

Full-time employees may pay permit fees in full at the time of application, or fees may be payroll deducted (except for motorcycle/moped M permits and Bicycle B permits). A pro rata amount will be deducted from each paycheck. Only regular full-time and half-time employees are eligible for the payroll deduction method. Temporary employees are required to pay in advance. Any employee eligible for an M permit is required to pay permit fees in full when their application is submitted to PTS.

2. Students

Students are required to pay permit fees in full when their application is submitted to PTS. Students graduating in December have the option of purchasing their permits for the fall semester only. Note: There is no guarantee that a permit, purchased for the fall semester only, will be available for renewal should a student decide to return to school for subsequent semesters.

C. Permit Fee Refunds

Permit holders wishing to cancel their parking privileges may do so by returning their hang tag and permit sleeve (if applicable) to PTS. Remnants of adhesive stickers must also be returned before a refund can be issued. Refunds will be issued on a pro rata basis for individuals who have paid permit fees in full. Individuals being payroll deducted for permits will have the deduction canceled when the permit is returned. Failure to surrender a permit to PTS upon withdrawal from the University or termination of employment will subject any vehicle displaying that permit to immediate impoundment if parked on the University campus.

D. Permit Holders' Rights and Responsibilities

Parking permits are registered to the permit holder and not to the vehicle (except for bicycles). Permits may not be sold or reissued to another individual. Ownership of the parking permit remains with the University. Individuals are not allowed to transfer ownership. The permit holder shall have the authority to transfer the hang tag to any vehicle he/she may be using on campus. The permit holder shall also be responsible for all parking violations issued to vehicles displaying his/her permit.

A permit holder is responsible for the immediate return of any permit and/or permit sleeve in their possession to PTS upon termination of employment, withdrawal from school, or when otherwise found to be ineligible for a permit. Vehicles found using these permits on campus will be subject to impoundment.

It is the responsibility of the permit holder to ensure that a permit is properly displayed. Vehicles with parking permits that are not displayed in accordance with these regulations are subject to a citation and/or impoundment.

Permit holders who forget their hang tags must come to PTS to obtain a temporary permit.

E. Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Permits

PTS must be notified immediately when a permit has been lost, stolen, or damaged. The permit holder shall be responsible for all parking citations issued prior to PTS being notified of a lost or stolen permit. Remnants of damaged permits must be returned to PTS prior to issuance of a replacement. A permit is replaced for a fee of $15. PTS is to be contacted immediately when a permit that was reported lost or stolen is found. If found the lost or stolen permit is not to be displayed in any vehicle. Any vehicle displaying a reported lost or stolen permit shall result in impoundment and shall not be released until all impoundment and storage fees are paid.

III. Parking Regulations

A. Restricted Parking Areas

1. Accessible parking

Parking spaces and zones designated as parking areas for individuals with disabilities are controlled 24 hours a day, year round. A University of Kentucky Accessible parking permit, obtained through PTS, is required for all accessible parking spaces in permit controlled areas. Visitors displaying license plates or placards for individuals with disabilities are not required to obtain a University of Kentucky Accessible parking permit when parking in an accessible parking space in pay lots or on meters reserved for individuals with disabilities.

2. Hall Director parking

Spaces or zones reserved for Hall Directors are controlled 24 hours a day during the academic year, unless otherwise signed.

3. Fire lanes and yellow lines

Parking is prohibited at fire lanes (red lines and/or signage) and yellow lines 24 hours a day, year round.

4. Service areas

Service areas are designated by yellow and white stripes and/or signs. These areas are restricted for holders of Service (S) permits or vehicles bearing United States Government or Kentucky Official license plates. Parking in a service area is restricted to 45 minutes. All requests for an extension of the 45-minute time limit must be made through PTS. Service areas are controlled for permits from 5:00 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, unless otherwise signed.

5. Loading zones

These areas are designated by black and yellow stripes and/or signs. Vehicles displaying University of Kentucky E, Accessible, or S permits may park in these areas for a maximum of 15 minutes for the purpose of loading or unloading items. Vehicles bearing United States Government or Kentucky Official license plates and marked delivery vehicles may also stop in these areas for loading or unloading purposes. Loading zones are controlled 24 hours a day year round.

6. Parking meters

Meters are located in many of the on-street and off-street parking areas. The maximum time limit indicated on the meter and/or the support post of 45 minutes or 3 hours is designed to promote parking turnover (short-term parking). Continuously feeding, or putting another coin in the meter, to park beyond its original maximum time limit is prohibited.

Parking on a defective meter is prohibited and the vehicle is subject to a citation and/or impoundment. Immediately report a defective meter, its location and meter number to PTS at 257-5757.

7. Blue line areas

These areas are designated by blue lines and parking signs. Special permits are required to park on a blue line.

8. Motorcycle and moped zones

Motorcycles and mopeds, as defined in Chapter 189.285 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes, may park in Motorcycle/Moped (M) permit parking areas. These areas are designated by signs and/or green lines. An M permit or E, C, K, or Evening permit is required for a motorcycle or moped to park in a motorcycle zone during restricted hours.

B. Parking Violations

1. Parking without a permit

During restricted hours, vehicles must properly display a valid University of Kentucky parking permit when parking on campus.

If you park your vehicle in an area where you are entitled to a permit but failed to purchase the proper permit, you will be responsible for all citations and/or towing charges. If you purchase and properly display your permit within ten working days from the date the first citation was issued, that citation will be voided. Only the first citation will be voided.

2. Improper display of a UK parking permit; All or part of the information on the permit is unreadable

  • Hang tags shall be suspended from the rear view mirror with the front toward the front windshield. Hang tags may be suspended by the manufactured hanging punch-out or in a PTS issued permit sleeve.
  • Temporary passes are properly displayed by attaching the permit to the lower left corner of the front windshield.

3. Parking on a yellow line or in a fire lane

  • Fire lanes and yellow lines are controlled 24 hours a day, year round.
  • Motor vehicles cannot be parked alongside of, on top of, or perpendicular to any red line or yellow line.

4. Parking in wrong area designation

  • Parking in a permit-controlled area, not designated for your permit, during restricted hours.
  • Parking a motorcycle or moped in a regularly designated automobile parking space, except parking meters.
  • Parking an automobile in a regularly designated motorcycle/moped parking space (marked by green lines and/or signs).
  • Parking in patient/visitor spaces in the UK Healthcare complex to attend class or work is prohibited.

5. Parking in No Parking areas

  • Parking on unpaved surfaces.
  • Parking on a sidewalk.
  • Parking on a crosswalk.
  • Parking in a roadway; includes streets, alleys, driveways, and the traveled portion of a parking lot.
  • Parking along the shoulder of a roadway, unless designated for parking.
  • Blocking a dumpster.

6. Improper parking

  • Parking against the flow of traffic on streets or in parking lots (backing into diagonal parking areas).
  • In diagonal or perpendicular, or parallel parking, failure to park between two white lines or parking more than one foot from the curb or wheel stop.
  • Double parking by occupying more than one parking space, regardless of how other vehicles are parked in that area.
  • Parking a vehicle that is not centered on a provided wheel stop.
  • Parking in other than a marked parking space.

7. Parking in a space or zone reserved for individuals with disabilities

Any vehicle, including official vehicles, parked on campus in a space or zone reserved for a person with a disability is required to have an Accessible permit issued by PTS. Vehicles displaying license plates or a permit for an individual with a disability issued by city or state governments will not be impounded for the first violation, but will receive a warning citation. The first, and only the first, citation will be used as a warning to persuade the individual to contact PTS. They will be given the information on how to obtain the proper permit through the University (only pertains to those with another form of individuals with disabilities permit which was displayed at time of violation).

8. Parking in a service area (yellow and white striped lines)

Vehicles with Service (S) parking permits or vehicles on official business bearing United States Government or Kentucky Official license plates are permitted in these areas for a maximum of 45 minutes. Any request for an extension of the time limit must be made through PTS.

9. Loading zones (black and yellow striped lines or loading zone signs)

Vehicles displaying University of Kentucky E, Accessible, or S permits, or vehicles on official business bearing United States Government or Kentucky Official license plates, or clearly marked as delivery vehicles, may park in these zones for a maximum of 15 minutes for the purpose of loading and/or unloading items. Any request for an extension of the limit must be made through PTS.

10. Parking in a space or zone reserved for carpool participants

Any vehicle, including official vehicles, parked on campus in a space or zone reserved for carpool participants is required to have a carpool permit issued by PTS.

11. Improper application or use of parking permits

  • Displaying or making use of an altered, lost, stolen, counterfeit, or improperly transferred permit.
  • Displaying or making use of a permit to which the user is not entitled, or using a permit not issued to the user, or the permit owner was not in the vehicle at the time the vehicle was parked, or the permit was wrongfully obtained by falsifying information, and/or eligibility for use has expired.
  • Falsifying a report regarding a lost or stolen permit.
  • Intentionally falsifying a permit application.
  • Duplicating, transferring, or allowing another person to use your permit.

Violations of any of the above regulations will result in a fine of $175. In cases where temporary or short-term permits are involved, the fine will be $100.

Violation of this regulation will be cause for revocation of parking privileges for any employee, student, or other parking customer. The Director of Parking and Transportation Services reserves the right to re-instate or revoke parking privileges.

12. Disregarding a parking control sign or parking meter

  • Parking in a space or zone longer than the time limit indicated on the sign during controlled hours. This includes spaces or zones which are reserved for visitors of certain facilities during the controlled times (indicated on the sign).
  • Parking oversized vehicles in spaces or zones that are restricted to compact vehicles. A compact vehicle is defined as one having a width of 6 feet and a length of 15 feet or less.
  • Continuously feeding a parking meter or putting in another coin to park beyond its original maximum time limit is prohibited and is a violation.

13. Disregarding a parking control device

This violation includes:

  • Parking a vehicle in a restricted area where cones, stanchions, rope or other barriers have been placed to restrict traffic flow or to purposely inhibit parking in those areas.
  • The unauthorized movement of such devices for any reason.
  • Tailgating behind other vehicles through gate arms at an access-controlled parking lot or structure.
  • Knowingly letting another vehicle tailgate behind your vehicle through gate arms at an access-controlled parking lot or structure.

14. Installing or placing a parking control device in PTS parking areas

Only PTS can approve the restricting of traffic flow and/or parking in parking areas unless during an emergency situation. Installing or placing any device restricting traffic and/or parking without approval of the Director, Parking and Transportation Services, or a designee, shall be a violation and the device will be confiscated.

15. Restricted parking on days of home football games

All unauthorized vehicles must be removed from the Commonwealth Stadium parking lots and University Drive parking spaces by 9:00 a.m. on days of home football games, or will be subject to a citation and/or impoundment at the owner's expense. Only those vehicles with special Stadium passes (distributed through the Athletics Department) are permitted to park at the Stadium during games. No special permits are available for University Drive.

16. Disregarding directions

Any operator of a vehicle who received visual or audible signals from a parking attendant or police officer, who disregards any directions, shall be in violation.

17. Failure to stop vehicles at parking attendant booth

Upon entering any University street or lot which has an attendant booth occupied, it is required to bring the vehicle to a complete stop until given a signal to proceed.

18. Inoperative vehicles

Should a vehicle become inoperative in a lot or structure where the vehicle is allowed to park, the operator should notify PTS immediately. If the vehicle is not parked in a lot or structure where it is allowed to park during controlled hours, it is the operator's responsibility to immediately obtain the proper permit for that area until the car may be moved.

19. Abandoned vehicles

Any vehicle which is reported to be abandoned (left on University property for five days) will be subject to impoundment at the owner's expense.

20. Improper transaction

Entering a pay parking area as an hourly parker (by accepting a machine or hand issued ticket) and exiting the area by means of a parking permit.

C. Penalties for Parking Citations (not including bicycles)

1. Violators of the above regulations will be subject to a fine of $25.

  1. EXCEPTIONS:
    1. Violations of Accessible parking will result in a $100 fine.
    2. Violators in fire lanes will be subject to a $75 fine.
    3. Violations involving improper application or use of a permit will result in a $175 fine.
    4. Violations involving improper application or use of a temporary permit will result in a $100 fine.
  2. PAYMENT: Citations may be paid at PTS by cash, check, or credit card (Visa/MasterCard/AMEX/Discover Card). PTS reserves the right to accept only cash payment for certain amounts or types of fines, and to refuse payment in coins. PTS also reserves the right to restrict payment from relatives or friends for services rendered.

2. Faculty, staff, students, and visitors shall be responsible for all parking violations involving vehicles owned or operated by them or in their custody, and operated by anyone having express or implied permission to operate.

3. Each violation of the Parking Regulations will be considered a separate offense.

4. Vehicles parked in violation will be subject to an immediate citation and an additional citation every 24 hours. The vehicle is subject to impoundment upon issuance of the first citation or any time thereafter until the vehicle is removed.

5. Tow, Immobilization and Storage Fees: The charge for impounding a vehicle is based on the terms of the current towing contract, plus a $49 service charge for violators. The immobilization fee is $60. A storage fee of $25 per day will be charged in addition to all fines/impoundment costs, effective 24 hours after initial impoundment.

D. Parking in Violation

When any vehicle is determined to be in violation of University Parking Regulations, it is subject to a citation, towing or immobilization at the owner's expense. Vehicles may be towed or immobilized exclusively on the basis of existing violations on the vehicle license plate.

E. Penalties for Parking Regulations Violations

1. Parking Violation

  • General parking violation  |  $25
  • Overtime meter violation  |  $25
  • Violation of Accessible Parking  |  $100
  • Violation in Fire Lane  |  $75
  • Improper use of a permit  |  $175
  1. Citations may be paid at the main PTS office located at Parking Structure #6, at either PTS satellite office (Parking Structure #5 or Healthcare Parking Structure), via U.S. Mail or online at www.uky.edu/pts/online-services_pay-a-citation. PTS accepts cash, checks, and credit card (Visa/MasterCard/AMEX/Discover Card).
  2. PTS reserves the right to accept only cash payment for certain amounts or types of fines, and to refuse payment in coins. PTS also reserves the right to restrict payment from relatives or friends for services rendered.
  3. Faculty, staff, students, and visitors shall be responsible for all parking violations involving motorcycles owned or operated by them or in their custody, and operated by anyone having express or implied permission to operate.
  4. Each violation of the Parking Regulations will be considered a separate offense.
  5. Any motorcycle parked in violation will be subject to an immediate citation and an additional citation every 24 hours. Motorcycles are subject to towing or immobilization upon issuance of the first citation or any time thereafter until the motorcycle is removed.

F. Impoundment

1. The charge for impounding a motor vehicle:

  1. The charge for impounding a vehicle is $100.
  2. The charge for immobilization is $60.

2. The University will remove locks or security devices and tow or immobilize at the expense of the owner/operator, any vehicle that is:

  • Abandoned or inoperative for a minimum of five days
  • Reported as lost or stolen
  • Parked, stored, or operated in violation of these regulations
  • The University of Kentucky and PTS are not responsible for loss or damage of locks or security devices removed for vehicle impoundment.

    G. Release Procedures for Impounded Vehicles

    1. Prior to the owner/operator attaining the release of a towed or immobilized vehicle, the following is required:
      • Prepayment of all outstanding citations and impoundment fees by check, cash, or credit card (Visa/MasterCard/AMEX/Discover Card)
      • Proof of ownership when deemed necessary
    2. After fifteen (15) days of impoundment, the vehicle is transferred to the towing contractor. Prior to obtaining the vehicle’s release, all citation, storage and impoundment fees owed the University must be paid in full.
    3. Vehicles unclaimed after 45 days will be disposed of according to KRS 376.275

    IV. Appeal Procedure

    A. An Individual's Right to Appeal

    1. If an individual feels (s)he has been unfairly cited or impounded for violating these regulations, (s)he may appeal to a committee made up of faculty, staff, and students.

    2. An individual receiving a citation, except for those reasons listed below, has the right to appeal within 10 days from the date of the citation.

    3. Exceptions:  You may not file an appeal for:

    • Expired or failed meter
    • Lost citation
    • Forgetfulness
    • Parking for a short period
    • Failure to display a parking permit
    • Not seeing the parking control sign
    • Parking on a yellow line

    B. The Appeals Process

    The following is a summary of those parts which are basic to the adjudication process for resolving appeals of citations and impoundments. The responsibility for adjudicating rests with PTS and the Parking Appeals Committee (Committee). The Committee and its Chairperson are appointed by the University President. From the members of the Committee, the Chairperson selects a minimum of three (3) individuals who serve as Adjudication Officers.

    1. Filing an appeal

    An appeals form and the procedures for filing an appeal may be obtained from PTS. Before the customer may enter the appeals procedure, PTS requires that all outstanding and/or delinquent citation and impoundment fees be prepaid.

    The completed appeals form must be returned to PTS within ten days of the date the vehicle was cited and/or impounded.

    2. Administrative Evaluation

    PTS will perform an administrative evaluation of all appeals. Should it be determined that a citation and/or impoundment was done in error, PTS will resolve the appeal by refunding all related fees. Otherwise, the appeal will be sent for evaluation to the Adjudication Officer.

    3. The Adjudication Officer's Evaluation

    The Adjudication Officer evaluates the written appeal and renders a decision in accordance with the Motor Vehicle Parking and Traffic Regulations. A copy of the citation, the Respondent's parking history file, and the written appeal will be evaluated. Within thirty (30) days of filing the appeal, the Adjudication Officer will make the decision to sustain or deny the appeal. PTS will notify the Respondent of the Adjudication Officer's decision.

    The term Respondent refers to the person filing the appeal.

    4. The Respondent's Right to Appeal the Adjudication Officer's Decision

    The Respondent will be advised of the right to have the Adjudication Officer's decision reviewed by the Committee. The appeal must be filed within fourteen (14) days of the mailing of the decision. If the appeal is sent to the Committee, the Respondent has the option to appear in person before the Committee and/or submit the appeal in writing. The Respondent may appear before the Committee by making an appointment through PTS. Failure to attend a scheduled hearing will forfeit any further opportunity to appear and the Committee will act on the appeal in the individual's absence.

    5. The General Approach to Parking Appeals Committee Hearings

    The Committee may, by a majority vote to deny the appeal, overrule the decision made by the Adjudication Officer, or reduce the monetary penalty. Should the Committee overrule the Adjudication Officer, PTS must refund any part of the penalty that the Committee may order. The decision of the Committee is final.

    6. Scheduled Hearings

    The Committee will conduct at least one (1) scheduled hearing during each quarter of the fiscal year. Hearing dates for the fiscal year will be scheduled and announced by no later than June 30.

    V. Alternative Transportation

    As the campus and its activities change and grow, the University of Kentucky desires to enhance the use of bicycles, mopeds and motorcycles on campus as a means of alternative transportation in a way that promotes safety, convenient access, and aesthetics.

    A. Bicycles

    1. Bicycle Operation

    As with vehicles, bicycles on campus must obey the rules of the road. At all times and at any location on campus, pedestrians have the right-of-way. Careless or reckless operation of any bicycle on University property is prohibited.

    2. Bicycle Registration

    1. All full-time, part-time or temporary employees and full-time or part-time students who park a bicycle on campus are highly encouraged to register their bicycle with PTS.

      UK students or UK employees who live on campus and have a child(ren) who park a child’s bicycle on campus are highly encouraged to register their child(ren)’s bicycle with PTS.

      • Registered children’s bicycles not ridden outside the confines of the child’s housing complex will receive a special Bicycle Neighborhood B permit to be adhered to the seat tube
      • Bicycle Neighborhood B permits are free of charge
    2. Bicycles can be registered online, at the main parking office (Parking Structure #6) or at two satellite offices (Parking Structure #5 or the UK Healthcare Parking Garage)
    3. Bicycle owners must have the following bicycle information:
      • Serial number
      • First Color and secondary color (if applicable)
      • Name Brand/Manufacturer
    4. Registered bicycle owners will receive a B permit to be adhered to the seat tube, approximately 8 inches from the bottom, facing the front of the bicycle.

    3. Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Permits

    PTS must be notified immediately when a permit has been lost, stolen, or damaged. The permit holder shall be responsible for all parking citations issued prior to PTS being notified of a lost or stolen permit. Remnants of damaged permit must be returned to PTS prior to issuance of a replacement. A Bicycle B permit is replaced free of charge. PTS is to be contacted immediately when a permit that was reported lost or stolen is found. If found the lost or stolen permit is not to be displayed on any bicycle. Any bicycle displaying a reported lost or stolen permit shall result in impoundment and shall not be released until all citation, impoundment and storage fees are paid.

    4. Bicycle Registration Violation

    1. Improper application or use of parking permits
      • Displaying or making use of an altered, lost, stolen, counterfeit, or improperly transferred parking permit.
      • Displaying or making use of a parking permit to which the user is not entitled, or using a parking permit not issued to the user, or the owner was not operating the vehicle at the time the vehicle was parked, or the permit was wrongfully obtained by falsifying information, and/or eligibility for use has expired.
      • Falsifying a report regarding a lost or stolen parking permit.
      • Intentionally falsifying a parking permit application. Duplicating, transferring, or allowing another person to use your parking permit.

        Violation of this regulation will be cause for revocation of parking privileges for any employee, student, or other parking customer. The Director of Parking and Transportation Services reserves the right to reinstate or revoke parking privileges.

    5. Permit Holders' Rights and Responsibilities

    B permits are registered to the bicycle. Permits may not be sold or reissued to another individual. Ownership of the parking permit remains with the University. B permits, or their remains, must be returned to PTS when the bicycle is sold or no longer in use. If individuals transfer ownership of their bicycle to another individual, the B permit must be removed. It is the responsibility of the registrant to notify PTS of the sale of a bicycle with a B permit. B permit holders shall not transfer the permit to any other bicycle. The permit holder shall also be responsible for all parking violations issued to vehicles displaying his/her permit.

    It is the responsibility of the permit holder to ensure that a permit is properly displayed. Bicycles with B permits that are not displayed in accordance with these regulations are subject to a citation and/or impoundment.

    6. Parking Regulations for Bicycles

    1. Bicycle Parking Locations
      1. Bike racks
        • A bicycle must be properly parked within a single space on the rack. It is recommended that the bicycle be secured to the rack with a locking device.
        • A bicycle must not be parked at a location that blocks an entrance or inhibits pedestrian flow.
      2. Any other area approved by PTS

    7. Parking Violations

    Any bicycle parked in any location other than the specific bicycle parking locations listed in these regulations shall be in violation. When any bicycle is determined to be in violation of University Parking Regulations, it is subject to a citation and/or towing/immobilization at the owner's expense. Bicycles may be towed or immobilized exclusively on the basis of delinquent or unpaid citations.

    8. Traffic Regulations for Bicycles

    1. Riding Areas

      Bicyclists are to operate only on university and city roads, in designated bike lanes, bike paths or shared multi-use paths.

    2. Restricted Riding Areas

      Bicycles and other non-motorized forms of wheeled transportation shall not be operated on pedestrian walkways or sidewalks, within University buildings or other areas where prohibited by regulations or signs. Bicycles shall not enter parking structures unless a bicycle rack or bicycle locker is located within the parking structure.

    9. Traffic Violations

    Any bicycle committing any of the following violations is subject to citation and/or impoundment at the owner’s expense:

    1. Disregarding parking and traffic control devices, signs, or equipment.
    2. Disregarding directions, including visual or audible signals from a parking control officer or police officer.
    3. Failure to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian.
    4. Operating a bicycle in a careless manner without due regard for the safety of persons and protection of property.
    5. Operating a bicycle on University property posted for no bicycles.
    6. Operating a bicycle on a pedestrian only walkway.
    7. Operating a bicycle on unpaved surfaces.
    8. Operating a bicycle in a building, elevated pedestrian walkway (pedway), or stairway.
    9. Operating a bicycle at unsafe speeds.
    10. Operating a bicycle in the opposite direction of traffic flow.

    10. Penalties for Bicycle Parking Regulations Violation

    1. Parking Violation
      • General parking violation  |  $15
      • Improper use of a permit  |  $100
    2. Impoundment
      1. The charge for towing or immobilization a bicycle is $40.
      2. A storage fee of $2 per day will be charged in addition to all fines/impoundment costs, effective 24 hours after initial impoundment for a maximum of 15 days.
      3. The University will remove locks or security devices and impound at the expense of the owner/operator, any bicycle that is:
        • Abandoned or inoperative for a minimum of five days
        • Reported as lost or stolen
        • Parked, stored, or operated in violation of these regulations
      4. The University of Kentucky and PTS is not responsible for loss or damage of locks or security devices removed for bicycle impoundment.

    11. Release Procedures for Impounded Bicycles

    1. Required prior to the owner/operator attaining the release of an impounded bicycle:
      • Prepayment of all outstanding bicycle citations and impoundment fees by check, cash, or credit card (Visa/MasterCard/AMEX/Discover Card)
      • Proof of ownership when deemed necessary
    2. Bicycles unclaimed after 90 days will be disposed of according to University Regulations.
    3. Even though a bicycle owner may choose not to claim an impounded bicycle, all citation, storage and impoundment fees owed the University must be paid in full or the owner risks a hold to be placed on his/her records and account(s).

    12. Traffic Violation

    1. The operator of a bicycle committing a traffic violation is subject to a citation.
    2. The charge for a traffic citation is $25.

    B. Mopeds

    1. Moped Operation

    As with all motorized vehicles, mopeds on campus must obey the rules of the road. At all times and at any location on campus, pedestrians have the right-of-way. Careless or reckless operation of any moped on University property is prohibited. Anyone operating a moped must have a driver’s license, moped license or learner’s permit. All mopeds must have at least one but not more than two head lights, taillights or red reflectors visible to 500 feet and a horn or a bell.

    The University of Kentucky strongly advises all moped owners to use proper safety gear, such as helmets, eye protection and hand protection.

    2. M Permit for Mopeds

    Moped owners must purchase an M permit or have a valid E, C, K, or Evening permit to be able to park on campus in designated motorcycle/moped parking spaces or motorcycle/moped areas. In order to purchase an M permit or be able to use a valid E, C, K, or Evening permit, a moped owner may be asked to provide the following:

    1. A current driver’s license, moped license or motorcycle license.
    2. The serial number associated with the moped.
    3. The cylinder capacity (cc) of the moped.
    4. Any employee or student who has been issued a regular vehicle parking permit (E, C, R, K or Evening) from PTS must use the permit for moped parking. An employee or student who displays a regular E, C, R, K or Evening permit by using a permit sleeve device that locks to the handlebars will be allowed to park in a motorcycle/moped space or area at no additional cost.
    5. In order to receive a PTS permit sleeve for use on a moped, a moped owner may be asked provide the following:
      • A current driver’s license with an M endorsement, a motorcycle learner’s permit, a Bill of Sale or proof of ownership for a moped.

    Mopeds must adhere their M permit on the rear fender or in a visible location near the rear of the vehicle or suspend their M, E, C, R, K or Evening permit from the handlebars or frame in a PTS issued permit sleeve. It is acceptable to display permits by using a device that attaches to the rear of the moped below the seat.

    3. Parking Regulations for Mopeds

    1. Moped Parking Locations:
      1. Motorcycle/moped parking space
      2. Motorcycle/moped parking area
      3. Parking meters
      4. Any other area approved by PTS

    4. Parking Violations

    Any moped parked in any location other than the specific moped parking locations listed in these regulations shall be in violation. When any moped is determined to be in violation of University Parking Regulations, it is subject to a citation and/or towing or immobilization at the owner's expense. Mopeds may be impounded exclusively on the basis of existing violations.

    5. Penalties for Moped Parking Regulations Violations

    1. Parking Violation
      • General parking violation  |  $25
      • Overtime meter violation  |  $25
      • Violation of Accessible Parking  |  $100
      • Violation in Fire Lane  |  $75
      • Improper use of a permit  |  $175

    6. Traffic Regulations for Mopeds

    1. Riding Areas

      Moped owners are to operate only on university and city roads.

    2. Restricted Riding Areas

      Mopeds shall not be operated on pedestrian walkways or sidewalks, within University buildings or other areas where prohibited by regulations or signs. Mopeds shall not enter parking structures unless a motorcycle/moped space is located within the parking structure. An M permit is required for a moped to enter a parking structure with a motorcycle/moped space or area. A moped shall enter and exit a parking structure through a motorcycle/moped lane only.

    7. Traffic Violations

    Mopeds shall follow any and all university, local and state motor vehicle traffic regulations.

    C. Motorcycles

    1. Motorcycle Operation

    As with all motorized vehicles, motorcycles on campus must obey the rules of the road. At all times and at any location on campus, pedestrians have the right-of-way. Careless or reckless operation of any motorcycle on University property is prohibited. The University of Kentucky strongly advises all motorcycle owners to use proper safety gear, such as helmets, eye protection and hand protection.

    Motorcycle owners must purchase an M permit to be able to park on campus in designated motorcycle/moped parking spaces or motorcycle/moped areas.

    1. Any employee or student who has been issued a regular vehicle parking permit (E, C, R, K or Evening) from PTS must use the permit for motorcycle parking.
    2. In order to receive a PTS permit sleeve for use on a motorcycle, a motorcycle owner may be asked provide the following:
      • A current driver’s license with an M endorsement, a motorcycle learner’s permit or a Bill of Sale

    Motorcycles must adhere their M permit on the rear fender or in a visible location near the rear of the vehicle or suspend their M, E, C, R, K or Evening permit from the handlebars or frame in a PTS issued permit sleeve. It is acceptable to display M permits on a device that attaches to the rear of the motorcycle below the license plate.

    2. Parking Regulations for Motorcycles

    1. Motorcycle Parking Locations
      • Motorcycle/moped parking space
      • Motorcycle/moped parking area
      • Metered parking
      • Any other area approved by PTS

    3. Parking Violations

    Any motorcycle parked in any location other than the specific motorcycle parking locations listed in these regulations shall be in violation. When any motorcycle is determined to be in violation of University Parking Regulations, it is subject to a citation and/or towing or immobilization at the owner's expense. Motorcycles may be towed or immobilized exclusively on the basis of existing violations.

    4. Penalties for Motorcycle Parking Regulations Violations

    1. Parking Violation
      • General parking violation  |  $25
      • Overtime meter violation  |  $25
      • Violation of Accessible Parking  |  $100
      • Violation in Fire Lane  |  $75
      • Improper use of a permit  |  $ 175

    5. Traffic Regulations for Motorcycles

    1. Riding Areas

      Motorcycles are to operate only on university and city roads.

    2. Restricted Riding Areas

      Motorcycles shall not be operated on pedestrian walkways or sidewalks, within University buildings or other areas where prohibited by regulations or signs. Motorcycles shall not enter parking structures unless a motorcycle space is located within the parking structure. An M permit is required for a motorcycle to enter a parking structure with a motorcycle space or area. A motorcycle shall enter and exit a parking structure through a motorcycle lane only.

    6. Traffic Violations

    Motorcycles shall follow any and all university, local and state motor vehicle traffic regulations.