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Vehicle Registration and Traffic Regulations

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


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, UT Poe Parkway, in, around or near AMSCOT or the privately owned properties on the west side of campus. It is also illegal to park along the CSX Railroad tracks that parallel Cass Street. Parking does not change during holidays, breaks or summer sessions. 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, students and 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 impounding.

Department of Campus Safety
Maureen A. Daly Innovation and Collaboration Building (first floor)
820 W. North A St.
Telephone: On Campus: x7777
Off Campus: (813) 257-7777

Registration and Parking Decals

Information about obtaining a decal to park on campus.

» Register your vehicle

  • All students, faculty and staff who intend to have and/or bring a vehicle on campus are required to register their vehicles. Valid parking decals are to be properly displayed, and vehicles are to be parked in the designated parking areas.
  • Parking decals expire annually in August on the date printed on the decal. Cost for decals are based on the semester during which they are purchased:
    • August-December: $55 - covers the entire academic year including summer sessions
    • January-April: $40 - covers spring semester including summer sessions
    • May-July: $35 - covers summer sessions
      • these may only be purchased by those students taking summer classes
    • Replacement, reissue and secondary decals: $15
      • If you need a replacement, you must contact Campus Safety, or you will be charged full price.

      All guests/visitors must obtain a temporary (no cost) decal from the Campus Safety Office located at 820 W. North A St., behind the Rick Thomas Parking Garage on the first floor of the Innovation and Collaboration Building.

      Any unauthorized use or reproduction of a parking decal or pass will result in a citation, a report sent to student conduct (if applicable) and the possibility of the registered user's parking privileges to be revoked.

    Parking Requirements

    Requirements for all types of campus parking.
    • Freshmen Student Parking Policy
      • Residential freshmen are not permitted to have cars registered on campus. This includes students who have enough credits to be considered sophomores at any time during their first academic year. This policy does not apply to local students who live off campus and commute to UT.
    • Students may park as designated by their residency status.
      • Resident
        • West Parking Garage second floor ramp and above
      • Commuter
        • Rick Thomas Parking Garage starting on the second floor ramp and above
        • West Parking Garage designated first floor spaces (follow signage) and first floor ramp and above
      • All Students
        • West side of campus along Frederic H. Spaulding Street and Edison Avenue that are marked for student use.
        • Faculty/staff lots are open to students Monday – Thursday between 5 and 10 p.m., as well as on weekends beginning Friday at 5 p.m. until Sunday at 10 p.m., unless reserved for an event.
    • You may not park in any specifically reserved space (visitor, residence life, president, ROTC, etc.) at any time. These may be marked by signage, street markings or both.
    • Faculty/staff
      • Faculty/staff parking lots, for those with access
      • Rick Thomas Parking Garage second floor
      • West Parking Garage first floor designated spaces
      • MAY NOT park in visitor spaces for longer than 15 minutes in the loading zones
    • Visitors are required to obtain a free visitor parking pass 7 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday or when visiting overnight. Bring your driver's license, license plate number and vehicle information to the Campus Safety Office to receive one.
      • Visitors parking areas:
        • Rick Thomas Parking Garage; entry to this level is located on North A Street
          • The John P. Lowth Entrepreneurship Center visitor parking is located on the seventh floor of the Rick Thomas Parking Garage, and the available spaces are indicated with reserved signs.
        • West Parking Garage second floor
        • Riverside Building parking lot
          • This lot is for Admissions visitors only between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. and requires a pass from that office. Visitors not on campus for Admissions may use those spaces outside of those hours.
        • Macdonald-Kelce Library parking lot
          • This lot is for Admissions visitors only between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. and requires a pass from that office. Visitors not on campus for Admissions may use those spaces outside of those hours.
    • Motorcycles are permitted to park in the designated motorcycle spaces located in both garages in addition to the spaces available by their designation.

    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 (5) calendar days of the citation date.
    • Appeals are done online via the link listed at the bottom of a citation or in the emailed copy of the citation.
    • Citations are paid through the online parking system. Any payments made are final, and NO REFUNDS will be issued.

    Parking and Traffic Regulations

    All University community members are required to register their vehicles, display valid parking decals and use their designated parking areas.
    • All University community members are required to register their vehicles, display valid parking decals and use their designated parking areas at all times.
    • Parking on campus is allowed only when the vehicle’s operator is on University business, attending class or a University event. Vehicles are not permitted to be left over summer break.
    • 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 10 or more violations per academic year
      • providing fraudulent information or improper decal 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:

    • Parking facing traffic: $20
    • Parking within 20 feet of a fire hydrant: $50
    • Parking in a fire lane: $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

      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.