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Violations and Penalties



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 (see comments on the comment area of the citation) - 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

 

L. Towing & 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 at least three times during the current 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 guest parking with a Belmont University Decal
  • Parking in a Belmont Mansion parking space with a Belmont University Decal
  • 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' guest.
  • 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.


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