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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Regulations Governing Parking, Traffic, and the Registration of Vehicles for Use on Campus

Purpose Statement

Purpose Statement: BE IT RESOLVED THAT pursuant to authority vested in it by North Carolina General Statute 116-44.4, the Board of Trustees; of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro hereby repeals all provisions of all previous regulations governing traffic, parking, and the registration of motor vehicles for The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and adopts and records in its proceedings in lieu thereof the following Regulations Governing Traffic, Parking and the Registration of Vehicles on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. These regulations are intended only to supplement the State-wide motor vehicle laws, all provisions of which now apply to the campus of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. From the date of filing, a copy of these regulations in the offices of The President of The University of North Carolina and The Secretary of State and installation of the appropriate signs and markings, said regulations shall apply to and be in effect on all areas of the campus of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Article I. General Regulations

Sec.1. The definitions of all terms used in these regulations shall be those provided in N.C.G.S. section 20-4.01 and other applicable sections of the General Statutes of North Carolina insofar as they are provided. The meaning of other applicable terms of substitute definitions shall be as follows:

a. Academic Year. From the beginning of the fall semester of one calendar year until the beginning of the fall semester of the next ensuing year.

b. Administrative Officer. The Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs is the Administrative Officer.

c. Block. A block is the part of the street lying between the nearest intersecting streets on either side.

d. Boot. A boot is a vehicle immobilization device which prevents movement of a vehicle when placed on a wheel of a vehicle.

e. Campus. All property located in and around Greensboro, North Carolina which is owned or leased by the State of North Carolina and which is under the supervision of the Board of Trustees of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

f. Chancellor. The Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

g. Crosswalk. That portion of a roadway ordinarily included within the prolongation or connection of the lateral lines of sidewalks at intersections, or any portion of a roadway distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface.

h. Intersections. The area within the prolongation of the lateral curb lines or, if none, then the lateral boundary lines of two or more highways, streets, or roadways which join one another at any angle whether or not one such highway, street, or roadway crosses the other.

i. Motor Vehicle. Any device in, upon, or by which person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon the campus, except devices moved by human power. The terms “motorcycle”, “motorbike”, “moped” or “motor scooter” in these regulations apply to any two-wheeled or three-wheeled motor-propelled vehicles.”

j. Operator. The word “operator” as used in this article shall mean and include every individual who shall operate a vehicle as the owner thereof, or as the agent, employee, or permittee of the owner, or is in actual physical control of a vehicle.

k. Park. The standing of any vehicle, whether attended or not, other than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading and unloading.

l. Parking Area. Any place or area set aside, marked, or intended for parking of a vehicle, either permanently or temporarily.

m. Parking Permit. Any permit, permanent or temporary in nature, issued or recognized by The University of North Carolina at Greensboro allowing parking of a vehicle in designated areas or spaces on University property. All parking permits including those issued by academic and administrative offices, clinics and others must be approved by the Director of Parking Operations and Campus Access Management on an annual basis. The Parking Operations Office has the sole responsibility for issuance of permanent parking permits.

n. Service Area. Any space, drive or area indicated by sign(s) or diagonal lines and/or wording painted on such space, drive, or area reserving it for the use of police, fire, ambulance or similar emergency vehicles; commercial or business vehicles engaged in delivery, loading or unloading, or service to University equipment or personnel when such vehicle is conspicuously marked with signs indicating its purpose or ownership; and State-owned vehicles assigned to maintenance or delivery functions or in the process of loading or unloading.

o. Sidewalk. All that property along or by any street, highway, or roadway which is intended for pedestrian use and which lies between the curb line or lateral line of any street, highway, or roadway and the line at which the use of property for purposes other than pedestrian traffic ends.

p. Staff Members. (1) Faculty, (2) University employees filling permanent staff positions, and (3) employees of auxiliary enterprises such as the bookstore and dining services who would be eligible under item 2 herein if they were working directly for the University.

q. Stop. When required, means complete cessation of movement. When prohibited, means any stopping of a vehicle except when necessary in responding to an exigency or to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the direction of a peace officer or traffic control sign or signal.

r. Street, Highway or Roadway. The entire width of every way or place of whatever nature designated or marked by proper authorities for vehicular traffic.

s. Student. A person registered for full or part-time academic study, including special students on the undergraduate or graduate level, other than staff members at the University. The term “Resident Student” applies to students living on campus. The term “Commuter Student” applies to students living off campus.

t. Temporary Employee. Persons hired to fill non-permanent positions, normally on a short term basis.

u. University. Unless otherwise indicated, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG).

v. Vehicle. Every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported. For the purpose of this article, bicycles shall be deemed vehicles and every rider of a bicycle shall be subject to the provisions of the regulations governing parking and traffic.

w. Walk or Walkway. A way designated or marked by proper authorities for exclusive use of pedestrians whether along a street or roadway or not.

x. Weekend. For parking purposes, weekend hours begin 5pm Friday and end midnight Sunday. During this time permits are not required to park in designated surface lot spaces. However, meters, handicap accessible spaces, reserved spaces, and other no parking zones are enforced at all times, including weekends.

Sec. 2. THE PROVISIONS OF THESE REGULATIONS SHALL APPLY TO THE OPERATORS OF ALL VEHICLES, WHETHER PUBLIC OR PRIVATE, AND SHALL BE IN FORCE AT ALL TIMES — TWENTY-FOUR (24) HOURS A DAY, SEVEN (7) DAYS A WEEK, THREE-HUNDRED-SIXTY-FIVE (365) DAYS A YEAR — EXCEPT AS HEREIN STATED. It shall be unlawful for any operator to violate any of the provisions of these regulations.

Sec. 3. The operator of any vehicle shall obey any official traffic sign or traffic control device applicable thereto placed in accordance with the provisions of these regulations, unless otherwise directed by a peace officer or traffic enforcement officer. Whenever a particular section does not state that signs are required, such section shall be effective without signs being provided; e.g., parking on campus lawns.

Sec. 4. No person shall without lawful authority attempt to or in fact alter, deface, injure, knock down, or remove any official traffic or parking control sign or device or any inscription, shield, or insignia thereon, or any part thereof.

Sec. 5. The Administrative Officer, or designate, in acting pursuant to the authority vested in him by these regulations, shall exercise his discretion and authority in such a manner as to insure the proper conduct of the necessary business of the University and the effective utilization and control of the available parking areas and facilities on the campus of the University for the benefit and maximum convenience of visitors, students, and staff members.

Sec. 6. When signs are erected, placed, or installed indicating that parking permits are required on specified days of the week and during specified hours of those days, any vehicle parked in such area must display a valid parking permit for such area or space. When sign(s) indicate that a parking space or area is reserved for a particular person, class of person, or type of vehicle, that space or area shall be reserved twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week, unless otherwise provided.

Sec. 7. For convenience, the parking facilities on the campus are divided into three general categories; (a) areas available for faculty and staff members; (b) areas available for eligible students; and (c) areas reserved for special uses. No person shall park a motor vehicle at any time or at any place on campus except in the spaces marked or designated for parking. When signs are placed, erected, or installed giving notice thereof, or the curbing or street has been painted in such a manner as to give notice in lieu of signs, such areas are designed as no parking areas, and no person shall park in these designated areas or places unless authorized to do so by proper authority.

Sec. 8. The payment of parking fees by faculty/staff members and students gives the lawful operator the right to use designated areas in a roving situs lease agreement whereby the vehicle operator is admitted to certain areas for parking without the express reservation of any particular space for his car.

Sec. 9. The owner of a vehicle not displaying a valid parking permit issued by the University shall be responsible for all traffic or parking violations committed by that vehicle.

Article II. Student Parking Permits

Sec. 1. The Chancellor shall determine and control the categories of students authorized to obtain parking permits and operate vehicles on campus pursuant to authority conferred by G.S. 116-44.4. The Chancellor shall also have the authority to limit the number of vehicles for which parking permits may be obtained by any person or class of persons.

Sec. 2. No student may obtain a parking permit for a vehicle not owned by himself/herself, his/her spouse, his/her parent or guardian, unless express permission is otherwise granted by the Administrative Officer, or designate.

Sec. 3. Registration of vehicles shall be accomplished as an integral part of University registration, according to procedures established by the Administrative Officer, or designate, at the beginning of the fall semester of each academic year. Registration of a vehicle is required prior to its operation on campus.

Sec. 4. In the event that a vehicle is not owned or operated by a student at the time prescribed in the preceding Section for the registration of vehicles but is thereafter acquired or operated by a student, such vehicle shall be registered prior to its operation on campus. Registration shall be online at parking.uncg.edu or in the parking office during normal business hours.

Sec. 5. Pursuant to Section 1 of this Article, upon application by an eligible student operator or owner, the Administrative Officer, or designate, shall issue a permit which shall be serially numbered, show the academic year for which the permit is effective, and have a letter designation:

  • “B” surface lot permits are for residential students living on campus.
  • “VB” surface lot permits are for Spartan Village residents use in remote lots.
  • “EB” surface lot permits are for residential student use in long term storage lots.
  • “C” surface lot permits are for non-resident commuter students living off campus.
  • “WE” deck permits are for commuters parking in Walker Deck 3pm-7am Monday-Friday and/or weekends.
  • “E” surface lot permits are for commuters using Park & Ride and/or parking on campus 3pm-7am Monday-Friday and/or weekends.
  • “KC” deck permits are for commuters parking in Oakland Deck.
  • “KB” deck permits are for residents parking in Oakland Deck.
  • “MC” deck permits are for commuters parking in McIver Deck.
  • “MB” deck permits are for residents parking in McIver Deck.
  • “SGB” deck permits are for residents parking in the Spring Garden Apartments Deck.
  • “WC” deck permits are for commuters parking in Walker Deck.
  • “WB” deck permits are for residents parking in Walker Deck.
  • “PC” Commuter perimeter lot at 1400 West Lee St.

a. All student-operated vehicles parked on campus must properly display a valid parking permit and be parked in a space designated for that type of parking permit.

b. No student may obtain a parking permit with a letter designation s/he is not normally eligible for except with the express permission of the Administrative Officer, or designate.

c. No student may provide a parking permit to an ineligible person.

Sec. 6. A student whose parent, guardian, or spouse, if employed at the University as a staff member, may not park a vehicle bearing a staff permit in a staff area if doing so at that time shall not be for the convenience of the parent, guardian or spouse staff member. Any staff-owned vehicle operated by a student shall display a student parking permit, and must be parked in the proper student parking area when such vehicle is being operated by and for the convenience of the student operator.

Sec. 7. The Administrative Officer, or designate, is hereby directed to collect a vehicle registration fee for student parking permits as follows:

  • $55 per academic year for “MMS” motorcycle/moped/motorized scooter permits,
  • $180 per academic year for “E” and “EB” permits,
  • $311 per academic year for “B”, “C”, and “KE”, “ME”, “WE” permits,
  • $458 per academic year for “K”, “KB”, “M”, “MB”, “SGB”, “W”, and “WB” permits, and
  • $250 per academic year for “PC” permits

a. Parking permits purchased after the beginning of the academic year will be sold on a pro-rated basis dependent upon the number of days remaining in the current academic year.

b. Multiple vehicles may be linked to a single permit. However, only one vehicle may be parked on campus at a time.

c. Students must register a state issued handicap placard (as defined in G.S. 20-37.5 and provided in G.S. 116-44.4) for use on campus and purchase a valid UNCG parking permit which must be displayed with the handicap placard when the vehicle is parked in a handicap accessible space on campus. Handicap placard must be registered in the student’s name.

Sec. 8. A parking permit so issued is valid for the remainder of the academic year and shall expire on August 1 of the fall semester of the next academic year unless revoked earlier in the year upon written notice from the Administrative Officer, or designate.

Sec. 9. The vehicle parking permit must be properly displayed on the interior lower left corner of the vehicle front windshield, driver side. A valid permit must be displayed at all times when vehicle is parked on University property. Parking permits shall not be displayed in or on any vehicle not registered to display the permit.

Sec.10. The student to whom a parking permit is issued as herein provided shall be responsible for all parking violations of the vehicle for which the permit is issued.

Sec.11. A student parking permit shall be valid only on the vehicle(s) for which it is issued and said parking permit shall be valid only in parking spaces designated for that type of parking permit.

Sec.12. Violation of any Section of this Article shall result in a civil penalty and possibly administrative sanctions.

Sec.13. Two or more persons who are otherwise eligible to register vehicles and obtain a parking permit individually, in accordance with other provisions of this Article, shall be eligible to purchase a rideshare permit. A permit so issued shall be valid in parking areas designated on the parking permit and subject to the following restrictions:

a. Each participant and corresponding vehicle in the rideshare shall be registered with the Administrative Officer, or designate, who shall cause to be issued one parking permit per group of participants who shall be deemed to constitute each rideshare. The Administrative Officer, or designate, shall be notified immediately after any changes in the registration information.

b. No person entitled to display a rideshare permit on their vehicle shall have any other class of parking permit normally sold by this institution that is effective concurrently with the rideshare permit, except as provided in Article IV, Section 3.

c. A rideshare parking permit shall not be displayed in, on, or upon any vehicle not entitled to display such permit.

d. The owner of any vehicle displaying, but not entitled to display, a rideshare permit shall be responsible for all parking violations such vehicle may be found in, except that any person registered with the Administrative Officer, or designate, as being entitled to display a particular rideshare permit on their vehicle shall be responsible for all parking violations their respective vehicles may be found in.

e. A rideshare permit issued pursuant to these regulations shall be displayed in, on, or upon a vehicle in accordance with instructions issued by the Administrative Officer, or designate.

f. If it becomes necessary to replace a rideshare permit, the Administrative Officer, or designate, is hereby directed to collect a fee for each replacement so issued, to cover the costs associated with the replacement.

Article III. Faculty and Staff Parking Permits

Sec. 1. The Chancellor shall determine and control the categories of faculty and staff members authorized to register and operate vehicles on campus pursuant to authority conferred by G.S. 116-44.4.Sec. 2. Every faculty/staff member of the University who owns or operates one or more non-University vehicles on campus at times when parking permits are required shall purchase a parking permit for each such vehicle. New permits for faculty and staff go on sale prior to the beginning of each fall semester and the prior year permit expires on August 1 each year. Vehicles are to be registered prior to their operation on campus.

Sec. 3. In the event that a vehicle is not owned or operated by a faculty/staff member at the time prescribed in the preceding section but is thereafter acquired or operated by a staff member, such vehicle shall be registered in the Parking Operations Office prior to its operation on campus. Registration shall be online at parking.uncg.edu or in the parking office during normal business hours.

Sec. 4. Upon application by a faculty/staff member, the Administrative Officer, or designate, shall issue a permit which shall be serially numbered, show the academic year for which the permit is effective, and have a letter designation:

  • “A” surface lot permits are for use by faculty/staff members only.
  • “RA” surface lot permits are for use only in a remote lot off campus.
  • “KE”, “ME”, “WE” deck permits are for parking in Walker Deck 3pm-7am Monday-Friday and/or weekends.
  • “E” surface lot permits are for using Park & Ride and/or parking on campus 3pm-7am Monday-Friday and/or weekends.
  • “GR” surface lot permits are for parking in a numbered, reserved, space.
  • “KA” deck permits are for parking in Oakland Deck.
  • “MA” deck permits are for parking in McIver Deck.
  • “WA” deck permits are for parking in Walker Deck.
  • “PA” Perimeter lot at 1400 West Lee St.

a. All faculty/staff member-operated vehicles parked on campus must properly display a valid parking permit and be parked in a space designated for that type of parking permit.

b. No faculty/staff member may obtain a parking permit with a letter designation s/he is not normally eligible for except with the express permission of the Administrative Officer, or designate.

c. No faculty/staff member may provide a parking permit to an ineligible person.

Sec. 5. The Administrative Officer, or designate, is hereby directed to collect a vehicle registration fee for faculty/staff parking permits as follows:

  • $31 per academic year for “RA” permits,
  • $55 per academic year for “MMS” motorcycle/moped/motorized scooter permits,
  • $180 per academic year for “E” permits,
  • $311 per academic year for “A” and “KE”, “ME”, “WE” permits,
  • $458 per academic year for “KA”, “MA”, and “WA” permits,
  • $677 per academic year for “GR” permits,
  • $250 per academic year for “PA” permits

a. Parking permits purchased after the beginning of the academic year will be sold on a pro-rated basis dependent upon the number of days remaining in the current academic year.

b. Multiple vehicles may be linked to a single permit. However, only one vehicle may be parked on campus at a time.

c. A faculty/staff member must register a state issued handicap placard (as defined in G.S. 20-37.5 and provided in G.S. 116-44.4) for use on campus and purchase a valid UNCG parking permit which must be displayed with the handicap placard when the vehicle is parked in a handicap accessible space on campus.

Sec. 6. A parking permit so issued is valid for the remainder of the academic year and shall expire on August 1 of the fall semester of the next academic year unless revoked earlier in the year upon written notice from the Administrative Officer, or designate.

Sec. 7. The vehicle parking permit must be properly displayed on the interior lower left corner of the vehicle front windshield, driver side. A valid permit must be displayed at all times when vehicle is parked on University property. Parking permits shall not be displayed in or on any vehicle not registered to display the permit.

Sec.8. The faculty/staff member to whom a parking permit is issued as herein provided shall be responsible for all parking violations of the vehicle for which the permit is issued.

Sec.9. A faculty/staff member parking permit shall be valid only on the vehicle(s) for which it is issued and said parking permit shall be valid only in parking spaces designated for that type of parking permit.

Sec.10. Violation of any Section of this Article shall result in a civil penalty and possibly administrative sanctions.

Sec.11. Two or more persons who are otherwise eligible to register vehicles and obtain a parking permit individually, in accordance with other provisions of this Article, shall be eligible to share a permit for the purpose of carpool ridesharing. A permit so issued shall be valid in parking areas designated on the parking permit and subject to the following restrictions:

a. Each participant and corresponding vehicle in the rideshare shall be registered with the Administrative Officer, or designate, who shall cause to be issued one parking permit per group of participants who shall be deemed to constitute each rideshare. The Administrative Officer, or designate, shall be notified immediately after any changes in the registration information.

b. No person entitled to display a rideshare permit on their vehicle shall have any other class of parking permit normally sold by this institution that is effective concurrently with the rideshare permit, except as provided in Article IV, Section 3.

c. A rideshare parking permit shall not be displayed in, on, or upon any vehicle not entitled to display such permit.

d. The owner of any vehicle displaying, but not entitled to display, a rideshare permit shall be responsible for all parking violations such vehicle may be found in, except that any person registered with the Administrative Officer, or designate, as being entitled to display a particular rideshare permit on their vehicle shall be responsible for all parking violations their respective vehicles may be found in.

e. A rideshare permit issued pursuant to these regulations shall be displayed in, on, or upon a vehicle in accordance with instructions issued by the Administrative Officer, or designate.

f. If it becomes necessary to replace a rideshare permit, the Administrative Officer, or designate, is hereby directed to collect a fee for each replacement so issued, to cover the costs associated with the replacement.

Article IV. Additional Types of Parking Permits

Sec. 1. The Administrative Officer, or designate, shall take the necessary action to provide for parking for members of the general public to attend events on the campus to which the general public is invited. Such action may involve the temporary suspension of the provisions of these regulations regarding parking permits and the areas for which such permits are valid.Sec. 2. The Administrative Officer, or designate, is authorized to issue special parking permits for designated periods of time to members of the general public attending schools, institutes, conferences, or meetings at the University; visiting or making use of any University facility; or attending to official business at the University. Such permits will designate the areas in which the permits are valid. The Administrative Officer, or designate, is authorized to temporarily suspend the provisions of these regulations and reserve areas of parking in lieu of issuances of special parking permits if s/he determines in his/her discretion that such action is necessary to permit the proper conduct of University business.

Sec. 3. In the event that any faculty/staff member or student of the University can clearly demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Administrative Officer, or designate, the need for special parking privileges because of physical handicap, special services rendered the University, or other circumstances suggesting the necessity for such special parking privileges, the Administrative Officer, or designate, is hereby authorized to issue such person a different type of parking permit than he or she would ordinarily be eligible for and/or to reserve parking space(s) or area(s) in response to this demonstrated need, if necessary. In cases where faculty/staff parking permits are issued to students pursuant to the provisions of this Section, except that a staff parking permit shall be issued at no cost to the student to be used in addition to the student parking permit prescribed in these regulations, and shall permit the parking of the student-operated vehicle in spaces designated for faculty/staff parking.

Sec. 4. In the event that any person can clearly demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Administrative Officer, or designate, the need for special parking privileges for a limited time, such Officer is hereby authorized to issue such person a temporary permit which shall be valid for the area(s) designated thereon. The temporary parking permit shall be properly displayed on the vehicle for which it is issued according to instructions provided by the Administrative Officer, or designate. The date on which the temporary parking permit is to expire shall be clearly indicated on the permit.

Sec. 5. Parking permits shall not be required for State-owned vehicles.

Sec. 6. A faculty/staff member or student operating two or more vehicles on campus during an academic year may register additional vehicles after the standard rate has been paid for the first vehicle registered. However, all permits are for the personal use of the individual purchasing the permits and the purchaser shall not permit it to be used by anyone else. If a vehicle is found displaying a permit but not registered to that permit, this shall be considered prima facie evidence that the owner of the permit is permitting someone else to use it unless the owner has reported that permit lost or stolen to the University Police or Parking Operations Office. If there are two or more University employees in one family, each employee may register a car (or cars) and pay a separate full fee. In such case, each employee in the family may park a car on the campus simultaneously with the other employee in the family.

Sec. 7. RETIREES: Upon application by a University staff or faculty retiree, the Administrative Officer or designate shall cause to be issued a serially numbered parking permit on a yearly basis indicating that the holder thereof is a retiree of the University. Parking permits so issued shall have the letter designation “R” and shall be valid only in parking areas, lots, or spaces designated for “A”, “E.” Retirees must purchase a temporary “A” parking permit during periods of employment after retirement.

Sec. 8. No fees will be charged for vehicles operated by physically handicapped retirees (as defined in G.S. 20-37.5 and provided in G.S. 116-44.4) with display a North Carolina handicapped license plate or placard. The retiree to whom a vehicle parking permit is issued, as herein provided, shall be responsible for all parking violations of the vehicle to which the permit is issued.

Sec. 9. Faculty and staff needing to park an unregistered vehicle on campus on a temporary basis will be required to purchase a “temporary” permit for $5 per day or $35 per month.If the person making the request has a registered vehicle and is using a rental or loaned vehicle because of repairs or maintenance to their own vehicle, the permit will be issued free of charge.

Sec.10. Parking spaces may be reserved in some campus locations for visitor use at a cost of $9 per space per day. Faculty, staff, and students are not visitors.

Article V. Parking Decks

The Walker Avenue, Oakland Avenue, and McIver Street parking decks provide parking for faculty, staff, students, visitors, and guests. The Administrative Officer, or designate, will determine the number of available spaces for each category mentioned above, based on demand.Sec. 1. Pay by day spaces in the Walker Avenue, Oakland Avenue and McIver Street Parking Decks will be available at a rate of $2 first hour and $1 for each consecutive hour. $7 per day/ entry maximum. Customers will take a ticket from the ticket dispenser when entering the deck and will pay the attendant at the Walker Avenue Parking Deck or the Exit Express at the Oakland Avenue and McIver Parking Deck when exiting.

Sec. 2 Deck access cards, in a limited number, will be issued to faculty, staff, and students who register a vehicle and purchase a “KE”, “ME”, “WE”, “KA”, “KB”, “MA”, “MB”, “SGB”, “WA”, or “WB” parking permit. A replacement fee will be charged for lost or damaged access cards.

Sec. 3 Vehicles found in violation of tailgating to avoid payment of parking deck fees will be charged with the $50 violation and depending on the circumstances may also lose their parking deck privilege and forfeit their parking deck permit fee.

Article VI. Parking Regulations

In order to permit the proper conduct of the necessary business of the University and in order to effectively utilize and control the limited available parking areas and facilities on the campus of the University for the benefit and maximum convenience of visitors, students, faculty and staff members, the following regulations governing parking on the campus of the University are hereby established:Sec. 1. No person shall stop or park any vehicle in any street or roadway except for the purpose of parking or stopping as established in these regulations unless such stop is made necessary by the approach of an emergency vehicle, by the approach of any procession which is given the right-of-way, by the stopping of a public conveyance, by the giving of traffic signals, by the passing of some other vehicle or pedestrian, or by some emergency; and in any case covered by these exceptions vehicles shall not obstruct any crosswalk, walkway, or intersection.

Sec. 2. No person shall stop or park any vehicle upon a street or roadway in such a manner or under such conditions so as to block the movement of vehicular traffic, except that a driver may stop temporarily during the actual loading or unloading of passengers, or when directed or required to stop by traffic signs or signals or the instructions of a peace officer. This section shall not be deemed to prohibit vehicles making deliveries from making the necessary use of ways designed principally as access to the delivery entrance of buildings.

Sec. 3. No person shall park a vehicle at any time or place on the campus of the University except in spaces marked or designated for parking pursuant to these regulations. When signs are placed, erected, or installed, giving regulatory notice thereof, or the curbing or street has been painted so as to give such notice in lieu of signs, such areas are designated as “no parking areas” and no person shall park a vehicle in these designated areas or places unless authorized to do so by proper authority.

Sec. 4. No person shall park a vehicle in any area, parking area, parking lot, or parking space on the campus for which the parking permit displayed on the vehicle is not valid.

Sec. 5. When, pursuant to the authorization and approval of the Board of Trustees, signs are placed, erected, or installed in conspicuous places prescribing a maximum permissible time that a vehicle may park in any parking space, area, or lot, no person shall park a vehicle for a period of time longer than that indicated by such signs. The moving of a parked vehicle from one restricted space to another restricted space in the same block or same restricted area does not generate a new time frame for permissible parking, and the sequence of parking is deemed to be one continuous parking period for the purpose of determining overtime parking violations.

Sec. 6. When a particular angle or manner of parking is indicated in a parking area or parking lot by signs or markings, no person shall park a vehicle except at the angle or in the manner indicated, and no vehicle shall be parked in such a manner as to occupy more than the space indicated with lines, stop blocks, signs, or markings. Further, all parking on two-way campus streets will be on the right side with the vehicle facing with the direction of the traffic flow for that side of the street. Parking on both sides of one-way campus streets will be in accordance with displayed parking signs or markings with the vehicle facing the direction of the traffic flow.

Sec. 7. Parking in the following places is hereby prohibited: on a sidewalk or walkway; on grass or lawns; in front of a public driveway or service drive; within an intersection; on a crosswalk; on the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge of a street or roadway, whether the parked vehicle is parallel or at an angle to the curb or edge; in the driving lanes of parking areas; in the approaches or other portions of parking areas which are clearly marked as being prohibited for parking.

Sec. 8. All expired parking permits, whether permanent or temporary, shall upon expiration immediately be removed from the vehicle by the owner or lawful operator of the vehicle.

Sec. 9 The owner of an unregistered vehicle shall be responsible for all parking violations committed by that vehicle.

Sec.10. When it appears that a violation of parking regulations has occurred, and no recklessness, intoxication, or serious injury to person or property is involved, the law enforcement officer, or other agents designated by the Administrative Officer, or designate, detecting the apparent violation is authorized to take the State license number and the University parking permit number (if available) of the vehicle involved and to place a written notice of the violation in or on the vehicle, or to serve the notice in person if the owner or operator is present. When neither State license number or University parking permit number is available, the serial number of the vehicle may be taken in lieu thereof.

Sec.11. Parking regulations are in effect twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week, unless otherwise directed by signs.

Sec.12. The Administrative Officer, or designate, shall cause to be erected, placed, or installed all signs and markings as required by these regulations.

Sec.13. Faculty/Staff and student vehicles shall not park in visitors spaces or in reserved spaces unless said spaces are reserved for the staff member or student parked therein. Further, faculty/staff and student vehicles shall not park in service drives unless a special service vehicle parking permit has been issued for and displayed upon the vehicle parked therein.

Sec.14. No person shall park a vehicle in an area, parking area, parking lot, or parking space of the campus for which the parking permit displayed on the vehicle is not valid.

Sec.15. The Administrative Officer, or designate, and the University Parking Operations Office shall be responsible for the enforcement of these traffic and parking regulations.

Sec.16. No person shall park a vehicle upon any University street, parking space, parking lot, parking area, roadway, alley, or driveway for the principal purpose of:

a. Displaying the vehicle for sale.

b. Washing, greasing, or repairing the vehicle except in the case of repairs necessitated by an emergency and except when permission is granted by the Administrative Officer, or designate.

c. Storage which is not incident to the bona fide use and operation of the vehicle.

d. Storage of any detached trailer or semi-trailer when the towing unit has been disconnected except when permission is granted by the Administrative Officer, or designate.

Sec.17. In order to protect the public health, to afford maximum fire protection, and to alleviate dangerous traffic congestion, this Section provides for the removal of illegally parked cars and is hereby enacted.

The Parking Operations Office or University Police, or other agents designated by the Administrative Officer, or designate, shall have the authority to impound and remove or have removed to a place of storage any vehicle parked on University property (other than as permitted in these regulations) when such vehicle is:

a. Blocking the proper ingress or egress or any other vehicle to or from lawful parking spaces.

b. Parked within five feet of a fire hydrant.

c. Parked in an intersection or street, on a sidewalk or other walkway, or on a crosswalk.

d. Parked on the grass or lawn.

e. Parked in any area or space not lawfully designated for parking.

f. Parked on the roadway side of any vehicle parked parallel or at an angle to the edge of a curb, street, or other area designated for parking.

g. Parked in a space reserved for some other vehicle or class of vehicle.

h. Displaying parking permit not issued to such vehicle.

i. Not displaying a valid parking permit for the space in which it is parked at times when permits are required.

j. Parked longer than the time limit for that space or area.

k. Parked in any area designated “No Parking-Tow Away” or “Tow Zone”.

l. Identified as having (3) or more paid or unpaid citations or (5) or more tickets per academic year.

m. Identified as being an habitual offender (multiple violations).

The owner or operator of the offending vehicle shall be liable for payment of all applicable impounding, towing, and storage fees pursuant to this Section in addition to the applicable penalties prescribed elsewhere in these regulations of the General Statutes.

In order to carry out the intent of this Section, the Parking Operations Office or University Police, or other agents designated by the Administrative Officer, or designate are hereby authorized to impound any vehicle parked or placed in violation of this Article VI and to make arrangements with a towing service or other company providing towing services to remove any vehicles impounded by authority of this Section to such service or company’s place of business and to store such vehicle until the owner or person entitled to possession thereof claims such vehicle. Before the vehicle shall be released from impoundment, however, all costs incident to impoundment, towing, and storage shall be paid by the owner or person entitled to possession thereof.

In the event the owner or authorized operator of the vehicle should appear after the officer has called for the towing equipment and before such towing equipment has removed the vehicle to a place of storage, the appropriate service fees shall be paid before such vehicle shall be released from impoundment whether or not any labor has been performed incident to the removal of the vehicle.

The Parking Operations Office or University Police, or other agents designated by the Administrative Officer, or designate, shall have the authority to immobilize (boot) any vehicle found in violation of this Article VI, in lieu of towing. Removal of the boot is accomplished by contacting the Parking Operations Office and paying the boot removal fee of $40 plus any outstanding fines the vehicle has accumulated. The penalty for damaging the boot or unauthorized removal of the boot will be equal to cost of repair or replacement of the device.

The charges provided for in this Section are for services, and shall be in addition to any penalties or costs prescribed elsewhere for violation of University traffic rules and regulations.

Sec.18. It shall be unlawful for any person to alter a traffic ticket, violation notice, or parking permit or to have in his/her possession, or displayed on his/her vehicle, an unlawfully altered traffic ticket, violation notice, or parking permit. Further, it shall be unlawful for any person in any manner to make or cause to be made or conspire to make a parking permit or facsimile thereof without the written permission of the Administrative Officer, or designate.

Sec.19. Nothing in these regulations shall be deemed to prohibit vehicles of the University, or of its agents, or of any public utility company from making such stops as the establishment and maintenance of streets, grounds, water supply, and utility lines require.

Sec.20. Except as provided in Section 17 of this Article, violation of any Section of Article VI shall result in a civil penalty and possibly administrative sanctions.

Sec.21. Reserved spaces are available for program guests. The fee for reserving is $9 per space per day paid by the requesting department. The department requesting reserved spaces will furnish a written request to the Parking Operations Office furnishing the number of spaces requested, date and time required, and preferred location.

Sec.22. Specific areas and streets on campus are to be used for parking of vehicles according to the designations and time limits as indicated by markings or signs erected, installed, or placed in conspicuous places clearly marking the physical extent of parking in each area or on the street.

The following parking lots are designated for vehicles with letter “A” permits.

  • Lot #1, Oakland/Aycock
  • Lot #1A, Oakland/Aycock (WEST)
  • Lot #2, Stirling/Oakland
  • Lot #3, Forest Oakland
  • Lot #4, Campus Supply Store
  • Lot #18, Petty – ONLY
  • Lot #5, McNutt – ONLY
  • Lot #6, Highland/Oakland
  • Lot #25, Counseling Center – ONLY
  • Lot #7, Tate/Oakland
  • Lot #25A, Hawkins – ONLY
  • Lot #8, Kenilworth
  • Lot #26, Gray Drive – “A”
  • Lot #9, Walker/Aycock -”A”, “C”, “E”
  • Lot #29, Ragsdale – ONLY
  • Lot #13, Administration Drive
  • Lot #35, 1100 West Market Street
  • Lot #36, 525 Tate Street
  • Lot #40 on Union St.
  • Lot #41, Lofts on Lee
  • Lot #42 on Union St.
  • Lot #43 on Union St.
  • Lot #44 on Gregory St.
  • Park and Ride Lot (7am- 7pm only)
  • 915 Northridge

The following parking lots are designated for vehicles with letter designation “B” permits.

  • Lot #1, Oakland/Aycock
  • Lot #1A, Oakland/Aycock (WEST)
  • Lot #2, Oakland/Stirling
  • Lot #3, Oakland/Forest
  • Lot #8, Kenilworth
  • Lot #9, Walker/Aycock
  • Lot #26A, Gray Drive (partial)
  • Lot #27, Weil-Winfield
  • Lot #28, Phillips-Hawkins
  • Lot #40 on Union St.
  • Lot #41, Lofts on Lee
  • Lot #42 on Union St.
  • Lot #43 on Union St.
  • Lot #44 on Gregory St.

The following parking lots are designated for vehicles with letter designation “C” permits.

  • Lot #1, Oakland/Aycock
  • Lot #1A, Oakland/Aycock (WEST)
  • Lot #8, Kenilworth
  • Lot #2, Stirling/Oakland
  • Lot #3, Forest/Oakland
  • Lot #9, Walker/Aycock (partial)
  • Lot #4, Campus Supply Store
  • Lot #7, Oakland/Tate
  • Park and Ride Lot (7am-10pm Monday – Thursday, 7am-7pm Friday)

The following parking lots allow parking from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. by vehicles with letter designation “C” permits.

  • Lot #6, Highland/Oakland
  • Lot #13, Administration Drive
  • Lot #26, Gray Dr.(partial)

The following parking lots allow parking from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. by vehicles with letter designation “E” permits.

  • Lot #1, Oakland/Aycock
  • Lot #1A, Oakland/Aycock (WEST)
  • Lot #2, Stirling/Oakland
  • Lot #13, Administration Drive
  • Lot #3, Forest/Oakland
  • Lot #4, Campus Supply
  • Lot #6, Highland/Oakland
  • Lot #7, Tate/Oakland
  • Lot #8, Kenilworth
  • Lot #26, Gray Drive (partial)
  • Park and Ride Lot (7am-10pm Monday – Thursday, 7am-7pm Friday)
  • Lot #9, Walker/Aycock

The following parking lots are designated for “RA,” “A,” and “LB” permits from 7am – 7pm, Monday – Friday, and 6-10pm Sunday:

  • 915 Northridge

The following parking lots are designated for “VB” permits.

  • Lot #1, Oakland/Aycock
  • Lot #1A, Oakland/Aycock (West)
  • Lot #1C, Between CVS and Tahiti Tan
  • Lot #40, Union/Silver
  • Lot #41, Lofts on Lee Apartment Reserve Lot
  • Lot #42 on Union St.
  • Lot #43 on Union St.
  • Lot #44 on Gregory St.

Article VII. Regulations Governing the Operation of Motor Vehicles

The speed limit on the campus of the University shall range from 10 – 20 miles per hour, pursuant to G.S. 116-44.4(b). A speed of 10 miles per hour is the maximum allowed within the confines of and on the entrance and exit roads servicing all off-street parking areas and service areas on the campus. In addition to these speed limits as posted, G.S. 20-141 further limits any speed to that which is reasonable and prudent under the conditions then existing.

Sec. 1. The following speed limits are hereby established on the streets listed herein and such speed limits shall be enforceable when the appropriate signs have been posted to indicate the maximum speed limit.

The maximum permissible speed shall be 10 miles per hour in all off-street parking lots and decks. The maximum permissible speed shall be 20 miles per hour on the following streets:

  • Administration Drive from Spring Garden Street to College Avenue
  • College Avenue from Spring Garden Street to North Drive
  • North Drive from McIver Street to Gray Drive
  • Gray Drive from North Drive to West Market Street

Sec. 2. The Administrative Officer, or designate, shall cause to be erected, placed, or installed signs and markings prescribed by this Article VII.

Sec. 3. No vehicle shall be operated except upon streets, ways, roadways, alleys, driveways, parking lots, and parking areas of the campus and shall not be operated upon any grass or lawn, sidewalk, or walkway area, or within any area which is marked by posts, signs, or other markings as being prohibited to vehicles. This Section shall not be deemed to prohibit vehicles of the University or of its agents or of any public utility company from being operated in any area necessary for them to enter to perform required construction or maintenance.

Sec. 4. Vehicles shall be operated at specified places according to appropriate signs or markings placed, erected, or installed.

Sec. 5. It shall be unlawful to drive a motor vehicle which is towing or pushing another vehicle with all four wheels on the street unless another person is in the towed or pushed motor vehicle and is controlling its movement, except when a tow-bar connects the two vehicles. It shall be unlawful to operate a motor vehicle which is towing or pushing another vehicle when the space between the two cars is greater than twelve feet.

Sec. 6. No driver of a vehicle may drive across a sidewalk or through other property for the purpose of avoiding an official traffic control device.

Sec. 7. No person riding a bicycle, sled, roller skates, roller blades, skateboards, or any toy may attach it to a vehicle which is in motion on a street.

Sec. 8. No person riding on roller skates, roller blades, skateboard, or riding in or on a coaster, sled, toy wagon, tricycle, or toy vehicle may ride on a roadway, except while crossing at a crosswalk or intersection. This Section shall not be deemed to prohibit operating such a riding device on a street set aside by the Administrative Officer, or designate, for recreational or other special purposes explicitly for such a riding device.

Sec. 9. A non-moving violation of any Section of the Article VI shall result in a civil penalty and possibly administrative sanctions.
A moving violation of any Section of this Article VI shall be a misdemeanor punishable by a fine,court costs, and/or imprisonment at the discretion of the court.

Article VIII. Prohibited Uses of Streets

Sec. 1. No person, firm, or corporation shall use the streets, roadways, alleys, driveways, sidewalks, parking lots, or parking areas of the campus of the University for the purpose of advertising article, commodity, service, or event by sign, poster, drawing, photograph, by crying out same, or by using any loudspeaker, musical instrument, or noise-making device; except as provided in the following paragraph.
The Administrative Officer, or designate, is hereby authorized to issue temporary permits to students and student organizations, and also to issue temporary permits to individuals or non-student organizations, for broadcasting musical or educational programs or for the playing of musical instruments on the streets, roadways, alleys, driveways, sidewalks, parking lots, or parking areas of the campus.

Sec. 2. No person, firm, or corporation shall use the streets, roadways, alleys, driveways, sidewalks, parking lots, or parking areas on the campus of the University for the purpose of selling or offering for sale any article, commodity, or service; provided, however, that this Section shall not be deemed to prohibit the selling or delivery of goods to dining halls or duly authorized selling agencies of the University; and further provided that this Section shall not be deemed to prohibit the sale to residents of housing projects operated, owned, or sponsored by the University; and further provided that the Administrative Officer, or designate, may authorize the selling of articles, commodities, or services by students or by student organizations chartered by the Chancellor or the Student Legislature of the Student Government Association of the University on the campus.

Sec. 3. The Administrative Officer, or designate, shall have the authority to cause the closing of any street, roadway, alley, driveway, parking lot, parking area, or any portion thereof, on the campus of the University when it shall appear necessary for the purpose of construction or maintenance work or the protection of pedestrians, or desirable in assisting special or recreational events. When such closing has been caused, and when proper signs, barriers, or obstructions have been erected to give notice thereof, no person shall drive a vehicle into or upon such street, roadway, alley, driveway, parking lot, parking area, or portion thereof, or break down, remove, impair, or destroy any such sign, barrier, or obstruction.

Sec. 4. No person, firm, or corporation shall throw, dump, or place in any manner any paper, glass, trash, garbage, dirt, rubbish, filth, wood, boxes, or any articles or substances on any street, roadway, alley, driveway, sidewalk, parking lot, or parking area of the campus of the University, or on any place where such matter may be blown, washed, or fall upon any street, roadway, alley, driveway, sidewalk, parking lot, or parking area; provided, however, that this Section shall not be deemed to prohibit any construction or maintenance work.

Sec. 5. No person shall put any substance on a street which is likely to cause injury to any person, animal, vehicle, or to the street itself. Any person who accidently drops any such substance on a street must immediately remove it or cause it to be removed. Any person removing a wrecked or damaged vehicle from a street must remove any injurious substance or hazard left on the street as a result of the damage to the vehicle.

Sec. 6. The penalty for violation of any of the regulations prescribed in this Article VIII shall be a misdemeanor punishable by a fine, court costs and/or imprisonment at the discretion of the court.

Article IX. Pedestrian Regulations

Sec. 1. No person shall walk or remain in any street, roadway, alley, driveway, parking lot, or parking area, in such a careless, negligent, or willful manner as to endanger his safety or to constitute an unreasonable impediment to lawful vehicular traffic.Sec. 2. Pedestrians shall have the right-of-way over vehicular traffic when crossing a campus street or roadway at a designated crosswalk, except when directed otherwise by a peace officer or by a traffic control device.

Sec. 3. The penalty for violation of any of the regulations prescribed in this Article IX shall be a misdemeanor punishable by a fine, court costs and/or imprisonment at the discretion of the court.

Article X. Fines and Penalties

Sec. 1. The civil penalties set forth below are hereby established for parking violations:Category 3 Fifteen Dollar ($15) penalty:

  • Meter Expired
  • Excessive time in metered space
  • Vehicle not registered to permit
  • Improper area for permit
  • Improper display of permit
  • Improper display of handicap tag
  • Overtime parking in a loading zone
  • Occupying more than one space
  • Illegally parked in a state vehicle space
  • Failure to display permit

Category 2 Thirty Five dollar ($35) penalty:

  • Unathorized parking in a reserved space
  • Unauthorized parking in a service area
  • No valid UNCG Parking Permit
  • Unauthorized parking on UNCG property
  • Unauthorized use of Permit

Category 1 Fifty dollar ($50) penalty:

  • Double Parking
  • Blocking an entrance
  • Parking in a drive lane
  • Space not designated for parking
  • Parking at a yellow curb
  • Parking against the flow of traffic
  • Parking on the grass
  • Parked in no parking tow away zone
  • Parked in a Fire Lane
  • Other (i.e., Tailgating to avoid payment of deck fees)

Category 4 Two Hundred Fifty dollar ($250) penalty:

  • Parking in space reserved for handicapped

Category 5 Actual cost of permit in question ($31 – $677) penalty:

  • Possession of a stolen, lost, or altered UNCG permit

The penalty for unauthorized removal of the boot will be equal to cost of repair or replacement of the device.

Sec. 2. In addition to the civil penalties in Section 1, the Chancellor shall have the authority to provide for appropriate administrative sanctions including, but not limited to, revocation of parking permits, withholding grades and/or transcripts, termination of vehicle registration, and termination or suspension of enrollment or employment.

Sec. 3. Any moving violation shall be a misdemeanor punishable by a fine, court costs and/or imprisonment at the discretion of the court.

Sec. 4. A service fee of $40 will be charged for removal of the “boot” from immobilized vehicles.

Article XI. Refunds

Sec. 1. Any person purchasing an annual parking permit who later finds it necessary to leave the University due to retirement, health reasons, termination of employment, academic or medical withdrawal, or other critical circumstances shall be entitled to a pro-rata refund if such request is received prior to March 31 of the permit year. Upon surrender of the parking permit a formal request for a refund must be submitted to the Parking Operations Office.Sec. 2. All refund requests must be made in writing on forms available in the Parking Operations Office. Refunds will be processed for the person in whose name the parking permit has been registered on campus.

Article XII. Appeals

Sec. 1. The Chancellor shall have the authority to provide for appeals from the provision made under Article II, Sections 8 and 12; Article III, Sections 7 and 9; Article VI, Section 20 and Article VII, Section 11 as they apply to administrative action by the Administrative Officer, or designate.Sec. 2. Appeals must be filed within seven (7) days of issuance of citation on an “Appeals Form” available in the Parking Operations Office or on the Parking Operations web page at parking.uncg.edu.

Questions? Please call (336) 334-5681 or email parking@uncg.edu for assistance.