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Violations and Penalties



The registrant of a motor vehicle is responsible for all parking citations issued against the vehicle.

Moving violations will be charged to the operator of the vehicle.

Tickets may be carried over from semester to semester within a school year if the tickets cannot be billed to an account because of no decal or falsified information.

Violations and penalties are assessed using an ascending fine system. Each recurring violation will require the penalty to double up to $300.00. Each subsequent offense will carry the $300.00 penalty. The offenses and minimum fines are:

A. Improper Display of Permit

  • First Offense - $25.00
  • Second Offense - $50.00
  • Third Offense - $100.00
  • Fourth Offense - $200.00
  • Fifth and Subsequent Offenses - $300.00

B. Improper Parking - Vehicles and Bicycles

  • First Offense - $50.00
  • Second Offense - $100.00
  • Third Offense - $200.00
  • Fourth and Subsequent Offenses - $300.00

 

C. No Parking Permit Displayed

  • First Offense - Vehicles, $50.00, Bicycles $25.00
  • Second Offense - Vehicles, $100.00, Bicycles $50.00
  • Third Offense - Vehicles, $200.00, Bicycles $100.00
  • Fourth Offense -Vehicles, $300.00, Bicycles $200.00
  • Fifth and Subsequent Offenses - Vehicles, $300.00, Bicycles $300.00

 

D. Parking in a No Parking Area (lawns, curbs, walkways, etc.)

  • First Offense - $50.00
  • Second Offense - $100.00
  • Third Offense - $200.00
  • Fourth and Subsequent Offenses - $300.00

 

E. Parking in Restricted Area

  • First Offense - $50.00
  • Second Offense - $100.00
  • Third Offense - $200.00
  • Fourth and Subsequent Offenses - $300.00

 

F. Parking in a Fire Lane

  • First Offense - $100.00
  • Second Offense - $200.00
  • Third and Subsequent Offenses - $300.00

 

G. Bicycle Improperly Secured

  • First Offense - $50.00
  • Second Offense - $100.00
  • Third Offense - $200.00
  • Fourth and Subsequent Offenses - $300.00

 

H. Parked in Handicapped Space without Proper Authorization

  • First Offense - $100.00
  • Second Offense - $200.00
  • Third and Subsequent Offenses - $300.00

 

I. Parking Opposing Traffic (or taking up more than one parking space)

  • First Offense - $50.00
  • Second Offense - $100.00
  • Third Offense - $200.00
  • Fourth and Subsequent Offenses - $300.00

 

J. Unauthorized parking in reserved space

  • First Offense - $100.00
  • Second Offense - $200.00
  • Third and Subsequent Offenses - $300.00

 

K. Speeding or Unsafe Operation

  • First Offense - $50.00
  • Second Offense - $100.00
  • Third Offense - $200.00
  • Fourth and Subsequent Offenses - $300.00

 

Towing & Immobilization. Vehicles may be immobilized or towed from campus property for serious or repeat violations. The owner or registrant is responsible for paying the tow costs and storage fees as well as any outstanding citations. An administrative fee of $30.00 will be assessed for release of the immobilizing boot. DO NOT attempt to move a vehicle that is immobilized. DO NOT attempt to remove the immobilizing boot. The owner of the vehicle will be held responsible for any damage to the immobilizing device as well as the immobilization fee. The university is not responsible for damage incurred from the use of the immobilizing boot.

Reasons vehicles may be towed or immobilized without notice include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

  • Unauthorized parking in a handicapped space.
  • Blocking traffic or fire lane.
  • Disabled vehicles left on campus for more than seven days without specific approval.
  • Vehicle involved in arrest for DUI.
  • Vehicles previously cited three times during one semester. Subsequent to the third offense, vehicles may be towed or immobilized each time they are found in violation, regardless of whether previous fines have been paid. After five violations, parking privileges may be revoked.
  • Unauthorized parking at Belmont Commons.
  • Unauthorized parking in Hillview area.
  • Parking in visitor parking without authorization
  • Parking in a Belmont Mansion parking space without authorization
  • Parking in a parking space that has been reserved for special uses or in parking spaces that the Office of Campus Security has reserved for 'special' visitor.
  • Unauthorized parking at residential areas.
  • Other serious situations as circumstances dictate.

 

Release of the Immobilizing Boot must be arranged at the Office of Campus Security. An administrative fee of $30.00 will be charged to the vehicle owner/driver.

Revocation of Motor Vehicle Privileges. A person's possession and use of a motor vehicle on campus is a privilege, which may be revoked by the Chief of Campus Security. Reasons may include, but are not limited to:

  • Possession or use of alcoholic beverages or drugs while operating a vehicle
  • Irresponsible operation of a vehicle
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Failure to report an accident involving personal injury or property damage
  • Excessive violations (5 or more per semester) or other demonstrated disregard for these regulations
  • Falsifying vehicle registration or gaining such registration under false pretenses.


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