Parking Enforcement Office

Links and FAQ's

Parking Enforcement Office -- Links and FAQs

The following links are provided as a resource for visitors to the Parking Enforcement website. Please report any dead or incorrect links using the Parking Enforcement Feedback link. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

The following are a few of the more frequently asked questions (FAQs) we receive each day. You may either click the question below to "jump" to the answer, or you may scroll through the entire listing. If you have a question other than one listed here, don't hesitate to contact Parking Enforcement at 419.530.4100

Q:  I received a ticket, now what do I do?

A:  University of Toledo parking citations are either a white and blue piece of paper on which a hand-held device has printed a parking citation or a yellow University of Toledo Notice of Violation (parking or moving violation) that is hand-written by the issuing officer. You must either submit an appeal within 30 days of the date of issue, or pay the fine. For more details on these tickets, check the tickets appeals web page.

A State of Ohio Uniform Traffic Affidavit is pink in color and issued only by sworn law enforcement officers, including UT Police Officers. If the green box on the face of the ticket just above the court date is checked, you MUST appear in the listed court on the listed date. If this box is not checked, your appearance is optional. You may go on the listed date to contest the ticket, or you may contact the Clerk of Courts and find out how to pay the fine. The phone numbers for the Clerk are located on the back of the citations. These citations cannot be paid or appealed through the University's Parking Enforcement Office.

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Q: What happens if I do not pay my parking fines?

A:  Unpaid fines that are 45 days old or older will be transferred to your student account to be collected by the Bursar. At that time a $25 per month late fee will be assessed for up to three months; additionally the Bursar may (and probably will) place a hold on your account until the fines are paid.

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Q:  My first appeal was denied, what can I do?

A:  You can file a second appeal at the Parking Enforcement Office within seven days of your notice of denial. The second appeal hearing is informal, but at that time you will appear in person and state your case before the Appeals Board. Their decision is final.

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Q:  Why are students held responsible for tickets to their immediate family members?

A:  By the authority of the University of Toledo Board of Trustees, parking regulations allow us to make the “Valid Assumption” (in order to establish responsibility for any parking violations accumulated by any motor vehicle illegally parked on University property) that a student or staff member with the same address as the registered owner of the vehicle is the operator of that vehicle. Tickets issued to student’s family members become the responsibility of the student, and may be appealed using the established appeals process.

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Q:  What about the colors of the lines on the pavement?

A:  Yellow lines indicate faculty and staff (A permits only) parking between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., unless signage indicates otherwise.

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Q:  I have a commuter parking pass, can I park in any white lined space?

A:  No. There are several lots on campus (Lot 8, Lot 9, Lot 25S, Lot 27B, and Lot 13N) that are designated for the dorm students (D permits) only. Commuters (C permits) are not permitted to park in these lots. There are signs posted indicating such at these lots.

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Q:  When do I need a parking permit?

A:  Every vehicle that parks on UT property is required to have a permit, either student, staff, or visitor. We do not ticket for "No Permit" between 5 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Monday, or when classes are not in session (winter break, spring break, and University holidays). School is considered to be in session during exam weeks!

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Q: I have a state handicapped parking placard, do I still need a UT parking pass?

A:  Yes, even though you have a state handicapped placard you must also have a valid UT parking pass displayed in your vehicle. The correct way to display both of your passes is to hang your UT parking pass first facing outward on your rearview mirror with your handicapped placard hung right behind it, also facing outward with the ID numbers and expiration date clearly visible.

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Q:  I have a handicapped placard but the handicapped spaces where I need to go are full, what can I do?

A:  You may park in faculty staff spaces if no handicapped spaces are available. However, you must park in a parking space! You may not park on the curb, grass, road, etc.

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Q:  What about parking meters?

A:  Meters are the only spaces on campus where you do not need a permit. However, meters are enforced 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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Q:  I can never find a space. Where am I supposed to park?

A:  Lot 4 (off of Douglas Road behind Savage Hall) and Lot 18 (behind the Computer Center) are frequently less than ½ full. Lot 20 (near the Engineering complex at Westwood and Oakwood) always has abundant parking available, and is served by the UT shuttle busses every 20 minutes.

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Q:  Why and how do you "boot" cars?

A:  Parking Enforcement boots or immobilizes vehicles for a number of reasons. The main reason is for excessive fines. If you accumulate 4 or more tickets, and they total more than $100, and all of them are more than 4 weeks old, you could be booted!  

We immobilize vehicles by attaching a large metal clamp to one of the wheels. The clamp, or boot, prevents the vehicle from being moved.

UT Police also boots vehicles for things other than excessive fines. The UT Parking Regulations allow for the immobilization of a vehicle under certain other circumstances, including parking in a handicap space, safekeeping, and investigatory purposes. 

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Q:  My car has been "booted," now what do I do?

A:  Most likely, you have been booted due to excessive fines. You will need to contact the Parking Enforcement Office at 419.530.4100, or, after hours, the University Police Department, at 419.530.2600. They will be able to tell you how much is owed. You will have to pay the entire balance before the boot is removed.

You have 48 hours from the time the vehicle is booted to make arrangements to pay the fines. If you do not contact either office within that time, your vehicle could be towed from campus, at your expense. 

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Last Updated: 3/22/15