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:  The majority of University of Toledo parking citations are issued electronically, and notices are sent via email to students and staff, or mailed through USPS for non-students/staff. A yellow University of Toledo Notice of Violation (parking or moving violation) that is hand-written is issued by a parking attendant or officer and is left on the windshield of the vehicle. All parking tickets can be paid online at Ticketpay.  If after reading the rules and regulations, you believe you unjustly received a parking violation, please visit TicketAppeals to submit an appeal online or visit our office to complete a paper appeal.  You must either submit an appeal within 30 days of the date of issue, or pay the fine.

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 $50 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) 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 and over the summer!

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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 your vehicle must be registered for a UT parking pass. The correct way to display the handicap placard is to place the pass facing outward on your rear-view mirror.  Also facing outward, the ID numbers and expiration date clearly visible.  Only the owner of the handicap placard can use the placard for parking in handicap spaces.

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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:  Please bring your handicap placard to the Parking Enforcement office and we can assist you further.  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 fines of more than $250, 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 419.530.2601. 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: 11/1/17