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PARKING AND PERMIT REGULATIONS

Parking and Permit Regulations


Information


The purpose of the parking system is to expedite the efficient flow of traffic on the IUPUI campus and to provide parking facilities for faculty, staff, students and visitors.

The Indiana University parking system is a self-supporting service, receiving no funds from the State of Indiana, the University budget, or student fees. All monies derived from the parking system are used to operate, maintain, improve and expand all IUPUI parking lots, facilities and equipment supporting the parking system.

The University reserves the right to temporarily close any campus parking area or facility or to change the designation of any parking area. Amendments to the parking rules and regulations will be broadly announced via the Parking Services website and other appropriate media. Any such changes shall not be cause for appeal of illegal parking.

At no time will the employees of Parking and Transportation Services be subject to verbal or physical abuse, including being threatened, cursed or assaulted in any fashion. Any such abuse will be reported to the appropriate University authorities for disciplinary action.

Authority


Indiana Code (IC) 21-39-5-2

The Board of Trustees of a state educational institution may regulate the traffic of the following on all real property owned, used, occupied, or controlled by the state educational institution:

· Motor vehicles

· Bicycles

· Other vehicles and

· Pedestrians

Indiana Code (IC) 21-39-5-3

Regulations adopted by the Board of Trustees of a state educational institution that are applicable to traffic and parking may include the following provisions:

· Provisions governing the registration, speed, operation, and parking and the times, places, and manner of use of motor vehicles, bicycles, and other vehicles.

· Provisions establishing reasonable charges and fees for the registration of vehicles and for the use of parking spaces or facilities owned or occupied by the state educational institution.

· Provisions prescribing penalties for the violation of regulations. Penalties may include the following:

  • Imposition of reasonable charges.
  • Removing and impounding (at the expense of the violator) vehicles that are operated or parked in violation of regulations.
  • Denial of permission to operate vehicles on the property of the state educational institution.

General Parking Regulations



All areas and facilities in the University parking system are controlled 24 hours a day/7 days a week/year round, including semester breaks and holidays (as defined by Human Resource Administration).

Permit areas are designated by letter codes. Signs are posted at the entrances and within lots as to proper permits authorized to park in the area. Permits issued indicate by letters the parking areas permitted to the holder. Designated areas may be revised as parking needs change. To review permits and special time parking, click student or employee.

Lack of parking spaces, mechanical problems, inclement weather or other disabilities do not justify parking violations. A parking permit does not guarantee the holder a parking space, merely the opportunity to park in a specified area as defined by the privileges of the permit.

Regulations are subject to amendment as approved by the Parking Advisory Board and University Administration and are in effect and enforced at all times. In all cases of conflict, signs and markings should be presumed correct and will take precedence over any conflicting designation.

Carefully read the signage for each parking lot as you enter.

A vehicle is deemed parked when the vehicle is stationary, whether occupied or not.

Use of certain lots may be temporarily restricted to facilitate special events, construction, maintenance or other unusual circumstances.

Vehicles without permits must park in visitor pay lots or at parking meters.

Parking of motor vehicles on campus is confined to areas designated for that purpose or as directed by the University Police or Parking Services. Parking is prohibited on lawns, in construction areas, or any other area that would mar the landscape of campus, create a hazard or interfere with use of University facilities by others.

Motorbikes, motorcycles and motor scooters are subject to all regulations and must be operated only on streets designated for normal automobile use. A parking permit/sticker is required. Designated motorcycle parking should be used for parking. Motorcycles are not authorized to park in garages. Scooters that do not require a license plate are considered bicycles and should be parked at bicycle racks.

Parking meters are enforced 24/7. Meters designated IUPUI Handicap only must display a valid IUPUI “D” permit.

Vehicles must park in established parking spaces only and are to be in conformity with the alphabetic-coded zoning allocation of spaces. Vehicles parked with tires touching or over the stall marker are subject to ticketing. In gravel lots, bumper blocks, if present, establish parking spaces.

Parking on the landscape is always prohibited. Parking on the grass, sidewalks, crosswalks, service drives, loading zones, truck spaces, or on streets, except where specifically marked for parking, is prohibited.

Yellow curbs, fire drives and loading zones are not parking spaces. The vehicle may be ticketed and towed if it is left unattended in these areas.

Any area of roadway, including that area within a parking lot which is not specifically marked for parking, loading, or as a Fire Lane, is defined as a driveway. Parking in driveways is prohibited.

The fact that other vehicles are parked improperly shall not constitute a defense for parking in violation of the regulations nor for parking outside of lines in an otherwise legal parking lot.

The fact that a vehicle, including IU Service Vehicles, is parked in violation of any rule or regulation and does not receive a citation does not mean that the rule or regulation is no longer in effect.

The fact that a vehicle is mechanically disabled shall not constitute a defense for parking in violation of the rules and regulations. Notes to that effect left on vehicles by the owners/operators will not be acknowledged by enforcement officers.

The absence of 'No Parking' signs does not mean that parking is allowed. Parking is not allowed along curbs in parking lots unless marked for parking. Parking is permitted only within marked stalls. All areas not specifically designated for parking shall be considered 'No Parking' zones.

Double parking is prohibited at all times.

Do not back into spaces in garages.

Parallel parking on the wrong side of the street is prohibited at all times.

Activated flashers on an illegally parked vehicle do not exempt the vehicle from receiving a parking citation.

General Permit Regulations



All vehicles parked in an IUPUI permit lot must display a parking permit by hanging it from the rear view mirror post or clearly visible in the upper center of the windshield so the full permit is visible, enabling us to read the permit number, permit type and expiration date from the front of the vehicle.

Only persons with affiliation with the University may purchase permits to park on campus. Current students and employees are imported into the Parking Services database through the Registrar’s Office and the Payroll office. Permit eligibility is determined by status. Full-time employment takes precedence over student status; any student status takes precedence over part-time/hourly employment. Staff permits are also sold to IU Health Partners on the IUPUI Campus with approval from IU Health Administration.

IUPUI honors valid permits from other Indiana University campuses in the same capacity in surface parking lots. Permits from other campuses are not valid in IUPUI garages at any time.

Ownership of the permit remains with the University.

Permits are not transferrable or available for resale.

Permits will not be sold or issued to anyone who has an outstanding balance on their parking account.

Temporary permits are available at the Parking Services office for persons who forget their regular permit. There is no charge for one-day temporary permits as long as the person is a permit holder.

A defective permit should be exchanged immediately. There is no charge if the defective permit is turned in for a replacement.

Parking permits should be removed from a vehicle before ownership is transferred, upon termination of association with the University, expiration of the permit or receipt of a permit to take the place of a previously used permit.

Permit holders are responsible for ensuring their expired permit is destroyed. Fraudulent use of an expired permit by someone else may not relieve the original permit holder from responsibility.

Know the rules and regulations of your permit type student or employee.


Permit Designations and Eligibility



Faculty/Staff Permits:

Permit Name Authorized Parking
(All Times)
*Special Time
Surface Lot Parking
EM Permit -- Any EM and ST spaces in surface lots
-- NC spaces in North Campus lots
Same as Authorized Parking 24/7
Combo Package Garage + EM permit See authorized times for Garages.
See authorized times for EM permit.
EM, ST and NC spaces.
Carpool You will be issued one EM or Garage permit (Garages based upon waiting list availability). Additionally each carpool member will be issued 10 (ten) 1-day temp permits good for free parking in EM parking spaces. Follow Special Time parking for EM and Garages (depending upon your permit selection) and EM
Reserved Space in Garage or Surface Lot 24/7 access to the space you selected. Reserved space permit holders may also park in any garage or surface lot. N/A
Disabled D Permit EM, ST or NC Spaces
Disabled Spaces
(except disabled meters)
Any Garage
Pay Lots #33 and #90
N/A
Motorcycle Permit All areas designated motorcycle parking. EM, ST and NC surface spaces.
Jeep or Convertible Permits Permit description is comparable to the type of permit requested above. Follow Special Time parking for your permit selection.
Vermont Street
North Street
Riley (ROC)
The Tower
Wilson Street
Riverwalk
University Garage
Inlow Garage
Blackford Street
Guaranteed 24/7 parking in the garage selected. EM, ST and NC spaces from 4 p.m. until 9 a.m.
NC Permit NC Lots - North Campus

2 p.m. until 9 a.m. can park in EM and ST surface lot spaces.

Special note: On weekends and holidays and when there is not shuttle service to campus, the NC permit is valid anytime on campus in any EM, or ST surface lots.

Students


Permit Name Authorized Parking (All Times) Special Time Surface Lot Parking
ST Permit

-- Any ST Space
-- NC Lots - North Campus
-- ST spaces in Barnhill Garage
-- ST spaces in Blackford Garage
-- ST spaces in Gateway Garage
-- ST spaces in Riverwalk Garage
-- Lockefield Garage (southeast entrance)
-- Sports Garage 2nd through 5th floors

EM and ST Spaces from 4 p.m, until 9 a.m.
Reserved Space in Garage or Surface Lot 24/7 access to the space you selected. Reserved space permit holders may also park in any garage or surface lot. N/A
*Disabled Permit EM, ST or NC Spaces
Disabled Spaces (except disabled meters)
Any Garage
Pay Lots #33 and #90
N/A
CH Permit
Campus Housing Permit
CH Lots
NC Lots - North Campus
EM and ST Spaces from 4 p.m. until 9 a.m.
Motorcycle Permit Designated motorcycle areas Designated motorcycle areas
Jeep or Convertible Permits Permit description is comparable to the type of permit requested above. Follow Special Time parking for your permit selection.
Vermont Street
North Street
Riley (ROC)
The Tower
Wilson Street
Riverwalk
University Garage
Inlow Garage
Blackford Street
Guaranteed 24/7 parking in the garage selected. EM, ST and NC spaces from 4 p.m. until 9 a.m.
NCS Permit NC Lots - North Campus EM and ST Spaces from 4 p.m. until 9 a.m.


Permit Exchanges and Returns



Exchanges

Permits may be exchanged in the Parking and Transportation Services office located at 1004 West Vermont Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Make sure to bring your current permit with you into the office.


Please note:

  • Permit exchanges may result in a different rate.
  • If you are exchanging your permit for a different type, you will be charged the higher rate for that month unless the permit is exchanged within the first five days of the month.

Returns

Make sure to return the parking permit to the Parking and Transportation Services office located at 1004 West Vermont Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202.


General Information:

  • All permits must be returned by the permit holder, in person or via mail before any refund can be processed or payroll deduction stopped.
  • Permits must be returned upon departure from the University.
  • Refunds are not given for monthly permits.
  • Permit refunds will be issued in the form the original payment was remitted.

Students:

  • Refunds are prorated on a monthly basis based on the type of permit and the date the permit is returned to Parking and Transportation Services.
  • Permits must be returned upon departure from the University.
  • Student permits may be returned for refund of unused months based on the following schedule:
    • Fall Semester - September 30th
    • Spring Semester - January 31st
    • Summer Semester - May 31st

Employees:

  • Permits that have been paid for in full may be returned for a refund of the remaining months.
  • Permits being paid for by payroll deduction will need to be returned to our office before we can submit a request to stop the deduction.
  • If you are returning a permit for any reason, you will be assessed the whole month unless the permit is returned within the first five days of the month.

Parking Validation Terms & Conditions



  • Each department is responsible for maintaining their validation account information. Any updates or changes (primary contact, billing account, etc.) may be made by contacting our Validations Team or calling us at 274-5657.
  • A photo ID (Jagtag, driver’s license, etc.) must be presented at the time of order pickup. If someone other than the name listed as the primary contact will be picking up tickets, please call or email us with the updated information. We cannot release orders to anyone other than the name listed on the order form.
  • Validation tickets should be treated as cash. It is highly recommended that controls are implemented to safeguard your inventory. Please keep the tickets in a secure, locked location at all times. In the event tickets are stolen or misplaced, please alert our Validations Team immediately to deactivate the tickets. Your account will continue to be charged for any tickets that are used prior to reporting it to our office.
  • Validation tickets are a benefit provided by departments to customers while visiting the campus. Employee use is discouraged.
  • The validation order form must be completed before any order can be processed. No walk in orders will be accepted.
  • Please allow 7-10 business days for processing.
  • A $75 fee will be charged on all rush orders. Expedited orders will be completed within 72 hours and will be handled on a first-come first-served basis.
  • You will be required to sign for your order prior to leaving our office. Please confirm that your order is correct before leaving. If you later discover tickets that may be lost or misplaced, we can deactivate those individual tickets as long as they have not yet been used.
  • Department Permit Terms & Conditions



    Please read the following very carefully. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Parking Services at permits@iupui.edu.

    • A photo ID (Jagtag, driver’s license, etc.) must be presented at the time of order pickup. If someone other than the name listed as the primary contact will be picking up permits, please call or email us with the updated information. We cannot release orders to anyone other than the name listed on the order form.
    • Please allow 7-10 business days for processing.
    • A $75 fee will be charged on all rush orders.
    • Expedited orders will be completed within 72 hours and will be handled on a first-come first-served basis.
    • Departments will continue to be charged for permits until they are returned to our office.
    • Departments are not permitted to purchase permits for employee use.
    • You will be required to sign for your order prior to leaving our office. Please confirm that your order is correct before leaving.
    • Unused permits may be returned to our office for a refund. Returned permits will be assessed a $.40 charge per permit. Permits are not prorated and monthly charges apply.
    • Departments may not purchase parking permits for university employees utilizing university funds/accounts. Please refer to IU Policy Employee Benefit Plans.


    Carpool Program – Employees/IU Health Employees only



    Eligibility

    • All carpool members must be eligible to purchase an IUPUI faculty or staff permit.
    • Each carpool member must register a vehicle.
    • Each carpool member must live outside a 3-mile radius of campus.
    • Each carpool member must return any individual IUPUI permit.
    • Outstanding citations must be paid by all carpool members before the permit will be issued.
    • Individuals may only participate in one carpool.

    In the event the carpool breaks up, the IUPUI Parking Office must be notified. The remaining member will have 30 days to fill the vacancy if the carpool is less than 2 people. If the vacancy remains unfilled after 30 days, the carpool will be considered void and the remaining member will be assessed the full, pro-rated fee for the parking permit.

    Any participant providing fraudulent information in order to obtain a carpool permit will be removed from the carpool eligibility list. The vehicle displaying the fraudulently obtained permit may also be cited and towed at the owner’s expense and the owner will be required to pay the pro-rated price of parking from the date the permit was issued through the date the fraud was discovered.

    Permit Registration, Payment and Fees



    Parking permits may be purchased online here. Permit registration forms are also available at the Parking and Transportation office located at 1004 West Vermont St, in the southwest corner of the Vermont Street Garage. Fees may be paid by cash, check, credit card, Jag Tag, Student Bursar Account or Payroll Deduction.

    Departments may not purchase parking permits for university employees utilizing university funds/accounts. Please refer to IU Policy Employee Benefit Plans.

    Payroll Deduction


    Employees wishing to take advantage of the pre-tax benefit must select the payroll deduction option. Employees must appear in the parking system (i.e. all hire paperwork has been completed and routed in the HRMS system) before signing up for payroll deduction. Employees will need to pay for parking in advance until they appear in the system.

    Permit rates are established and adjusted each year on July 1st. Multiyear and annual permits are set on the same rate schedule.

    When registering for your permit you must agree to the following statement: I hereby authorize Indiana University to reduce my salary for a new annual permit in monthly installments, until revoked by me in writing. I will receive qualified (non-taxable) parking benefits until the amount is collected in full, and to remit each salary deduction to Parking & Transportation Services.

    Fees


    Parking fees are charged by the month and may not be pro-rated. Parking permits purchased on the last two business days of the month are not charged for current month.

    Non-negotiable checks returned by the bank will be assessed a service charge of $30.00, or 5% of the payment value, whichever is greater, but not to exceed $250.

    Lost permits may be assessed a fee of $25 or the face value of the permit, whichever is less. If a lost permit is found after it has been reported, return it to the Parking Office immediately. Use of a lost/stolen permit is grounds for vehicle impoundment. There are no refunds on permits found after replacement has been issued.

    Theft of Services


    Altering any permit in any way or counterfeiting or photocopying a permit is considered theft of services. Any vehicle displaying an altered or counterfeit permit will be ticketed and towed and may be subject to any or all of the following:

    • The violator will be charged for all back charges for the duration of the permit in addition to the citation fine.
    • The permit will be confiscated.
    • Students will be reported to the Dean of Students, faculty/staff will be reported to the Dean or Director of their department.
    • A police report may also be filed.

    Safety Related Vehicle Issues



    Any vehicle located on the campus which is causing a safety hazard may be removed from campus. A safety hazard is identified as, but not limited to, leaking gas or oil, emitting toxic fumes or a vehicle that has rolled out of a parking space. Fines and costs related to relocation are the responsibility of the vehicle owner.

    Abandoned Vehicles



    A parking permit is valid while conducting University business on campus, not for the purpose of storing a vehicle on campus. Long-term storage is defined as a vehicle that has not moved locations for more than two weeks. Any affiliate of IUPUI with a valid parking permit may obtain permission in advance from the Parking and Transportation Office to leave a vehicle longer than two weeks. Resident students with valid CH permits are exempt from this policy as long as they are legally parked.

    If permission is not obtained, after two weeks a tow warning will be placed on the vehicle along with notification of current charges owed. The owner will then have 48 hours to remove the vehicle from the premises or it will be towed at the owner’s expense. Charges will be calculated at the daily visitor rate if the vehicle is left in a visitor area or does not display a permit.

    Parking Violations



    These regulations are internal administrative regulations of the University and do not replace state laws or municipal ordinances. Citations are issued for violations of University Parking Regulations and regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Fines are considered past due 14 days after issuance of a citation and may be paid online here. Past due accounts may be sent to Student Account Services or an outside collections agency. If additional collection steps are necessary, the account may be referred to a collection agency.  Any costs incurred by the University may be charged back to the citation holder.

    Contact Parking Services by e-mail at citation@iupui.edu or by calling 317-274-1808 to determine the amount due.

    The person in whose name a parking permit is issued is responsible for all citations issued on all vehicles displaying the permit. A citation is not excused because another person was using the vehicle or the permit. Drivers of University vehicles are responsible for citations they receive while operating the vehicle. If a vehicle is cited that is not connected to an affiliate of the University or IU Health, the collection notice will be sent to the registered owner of the vehicle.

    To avoid parking citations and fines, please observe the following:

    • Meters are enforced on campus 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
    • Vehicles are expected to park within the designated space so that the space on either side is available to use.
    • In angled and parallel parking areas, vehicles must be parked with the flow of traffic.
    • Yellow curbs, hash marked areas, fire lanes, crosswalks, blocking driveways and legally parked vehicles and any spaces restricted by signage are off-limits for parking.
    • Old citations should be removed from the windshield. Using a citation to circumvent parking regulations could result in increased fines and/or vehicle impoundment.
    • ADA accessible spaces are to remain clear for those who need them. Violators without a visible disabled placard, license plate or IUPUI “D” permit will be towed from these spaces.
    • Displaying a permit that has been reported lost/stolen or displaying a fraudulently obtained permit (one the customer does not meet the qualifications to purchase) could result in increased fines and/or vehicle impoundment.

    Right to Appeal Citations



    Appeals must be filed online or in writing within 14 calendar days of the date of violation.

    Written explanations, supporting statements, photos, and diagrams should be attached. The link to file an appeal online will not be available after 14 calendar days and any appeal filed after the 14 calendar day limit may be automatically denied by the committee.

    An independent group of faculty, staff and students will read all other appeals and decide if the violation should be upheld or the appeal should be granted. The Appeals Committee will advise by email or US Mail within approximately 45 calendar days after filing the appeal of their decision.

    If the Appeals Committee decides to uphold the citation, an in-person appeal can be requested.

    All fines associated with the citation must be paid before an in-person appeal can be scheduled.

    If the Appeals Committee finds in favor of the appellant, a refund will be processed.

    In-person appeals are scheduled on the second Friday of the month and require an appointment. Appointments can be made by emailing citation@iupui.edu or by calling 317-274-4232. If an appointment is missed, the citation is automatically upheld.

    The decision of the Appeals Committee is final. No exceptions.

    Vehicle Towing



    If you find your vehicle has been towed during normal business hours (8 a.m. -5 p.m. Mon, Tue, Th & Fri, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Wed) please come to the Parking Services office. If a request to release your vehicle comes in after regular business hours or you are towed over a weekend or holiday, you will not be able to get your vehicle released until 8 a.m. the next business day. All fines associated with towing your vehicle, in addition to any outstanding citations, must be paid in full before we are able to release your vehicle.

    Once your release is processed and payment is received in full, we will provide directions to the tow company to release your vehicle to you. Parking Services does not provide a ride to the tow company. The tow company also charges a fee before they will release your vehicle to you.

    Additionally, the tow company may send your vehicle to auction if not claimed within a certain number of days. Once you receive the tow company information from our office, it is recommended you contact them immediately for information.

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