Vehicle Registration and Traffic Regulations

This page contains important information about parking and having a vehicle on the UT campus. Please read carefully!

IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION

IT IS ILLEGAL TO PARK: Anywhere on campus other than in a marked parking space. The absence of "No Parking" or "Fire Lane" signs, lack of curb paint or enough room for a vehicle to park does not suggest that parking is permitted. YOU MAY ONLY LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE IN MARKED PARKING SPACES. There are no exceptions.

Please note: It is illegal to park anywhere along North A Street, Brevard Avenue, in, around or near AMSCOT, or the privately owned properties on the North and South sides of Kennedy Boulevard. It is also illegal to park along the CSX Railroad tracks that parallel Cass Street. Anyone violating the University's parking policies may have their vehicle ticketed, booted, towed or impounded by the property owners, the City of Tampa and/or the University.  
 
The University of Tampa assumes no liability, under any circumstances, for damaged, vandalized, stolen or impounded vehicles.

General Information

UT encourages its Campus Safety officers to strictly enforce parking policies.
The University of Tampa is a private, urban institution that encourages its Department of Campus Safety officers to strictly enforce parking policies. Faculty, staff and students, as well as their guests, are responsible for understanding and complying with these regulations at all times. Failure to do so may result in loss of parking privileges. 

It is the vehicle owner's responsibility to contact Campus Safety in advance regarding any questions, concerns or circumstances that may result in a citation or vehicle impoundment.



Department of Campus Safety
ResCom Clubhouse Building

720 W. North B St. (next to Thomas Parking Garage)

Telephone: On Campus: x7777
Off Campus: (813) 257-7777
Email: CampusSafety@ut.edu

Parking Permits

Information about obtaining a permit to park on campus.
  • Students are required to register their vehicles within three days of the first day of classes, properly display valid parking permits and use their designated parking areas Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Parking permits expire annually on Aug. 15; they may not be reproduced, altered or transferred to another individual or vehicle. Costs: August-December: $50; January-April: $35; May-June: $30; July: $15; replacement permit: $15.
  • All guests/visitors must obtain a temporary (no cost) permit.
  • Hanging permit must be placed on the rear view mirror facing the front of the vehicle and be plainly visible.
  • Stick-on permit must be permanently attached to the rear (driver's side) window, lower left corner. For convertibles or other special situations, please contact the Department of Campus Safety as improper permit display will result in a citation.
 

Parking Requirements

Requirements for all types of campus parking.
  • Freshmen Resident Students must park in the West Garage, fifth floor or higher at all times. Freshmen resident students are never permitted to use faculty/staff parking lots or 15 minute loading zones.
  • Non-Freshmen Resident Students are required to park in the Thomas Garage (not on the first floor) or in the West Garage (third floor or higher). Faculty/staff lots are open on weekdays after 5 p.m. and on weekends, unless reserved for an event.
  • Commuter Students may park in the Thomas Garage (not on the first floor) or in the West Garage (not in designated faculty/staff spots on the first floor (look for signs). Faculty/staff lots are open on weekdays after 5 p.m. and on weekends, unless reserved for an event.
  • Faculty/Staff may park in faculty/staff parking lots, as well as in designated areas in the parking garages. Faculty/staff may not park in student or visitor spaces.
  • Visitors are required to obtain a visitor parking pass 7 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday. Bring your photo ID and license plate number to the Campus Safety Office in order to acquire a free parking permit. Visitors may park across the street from the Campus Safety Office in a marked visitor spot, on the first floor of the Thomas Garage, and second floor or higher in the West Garage.  

Citation Appeals and Payments

Appeal a citation issued by UT Campus Safety.
  • A citation appeal may be filed with the University Traffic Board within five business days of the citation date.
  • To submit an appeal, fill out the online form: ONLINE APPEAL FORM.

  • Citations must be paid (Plant Hall, Bursar's Office, Room 428) within 14 business days of the citation date.
  • Student with unpaid citations are not permitted to register for classes or obtain transcripts.

Parking and Traffic Regulations

All University community members are required to register their vehicles, display valid parking permits and use their designated parking areas.
  • All University community members are required to register their vehicles, display valid parking permits and use their designated parking areas Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Parking on campus is allowed only when the vehicle’s operator is on University business, attending class or a University event.
  • The absence of "No Parking" signs or curb paint does not suggest that parking is permitted.
  •  Vehicle may be impounded at the owner's expense for:
    • parking in a fire lane, reserved space or no parking area
    • obstructing traffic/pedestrian flow, creating a hazard, or interfering with University operations
    • remaining unmoved for three consecutive days
     
  • Parking or driving privileges may be revoked for:
    • five or more violations per semester or seven or more violations per academic year
    • providing fraudulent information or improper permit use
    • hit-and-run accident involvement
    • driving while under the influence or alcohol or drugs
     
  • Driving the wrong direction on one-way streets is prohibited and strictly enforced.
  • The maximum UT campus speed limit is 15 mph.

Schedule of Fines

A listing of fines for traffic and vehicle violations.

Parking Violations:
All parking violations are $35, except for the following:

  • Failure to display or properly display a parking permit: $20
  • Parking facing traffic: $20
  • Parking within 20 feet of a fire hydrant: $50
  • Parking in a handicap space without a valid permit: $75
  • Moving, removing, altering, defacing or destroying traffic and/or parking devices (including traffic cones, barricades and gates). Campus conduct charges may also be filed. $75

Moving Violations:

  • Running a stop sign: $50
  • Driving the wrong way on a one-way street: $50
  • Failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk: $50

Speeding Violations (maximum campus speed limit is 15 mph):

  • 1-5 mph over campus speed limit: Warning
  • 6-14 mph over campus speed limit: $30
  • 15-19 mph over campus speed limit: $50
  • 20 mph or more over campus speed limit: $75

Note: Individuals driving recklessly, driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, repeating serious violations or driving/parking on campus after privileges have been revoked will be referred immediately to the Office of Student Conduct.