- Persons with vehicles parked in violation of regulations may be subject to citations, fines, fees, and vehicle immobilization (booting) and/or towing.
- Penalties may be paid by placing a check or money order made payable to the University of Illinois in a red courtesy box, by visiting the Parking Department at 1201 W. University Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, or by visiting the Parking Department website at https://parking.illinois.edu/. The Parking Department is not responsible for cash left in red courtesy boxes.
- If a vehicle accumulates three (3) unpaid parking violations and is found on campus, regardless if the vehicle is currently in or not in violation, the vehicle will be immobilized (booted) or towed, issued a tow citation, and stored at the owner’s expense.
- Vehicles parked in fire lanes, no parking zones, parked in a way that interferes with access to or from a University of Illinois lot, garage, or drive lane, or those parked in a manner deemed by the Parking Department or Law Enforcement to be a safety hazard will be subject to immediate tow.
- Failure to satisfy penalties assessed may result in billing and collection by a third party collections agency or the University Business Office, denial of future university parking privileges, and by vehicle immobilization and/or towing.
- Violations subject to additional citation:
- Meter violations are deemed to occur at an interval equal to the maximum stay allowed, as designated on the meter. As such, citations may be issued at a 30-minute meter every 30 minutes after the initial citation, a 1-hour meter every hour following the first citation, a 2-hour meter every 2 hours after the initial citation, a 4-hour meter every 4 hours after the initial citation, or a 10-hour meter every 10 hours. Where conflicting information exists, the maximum designated stay will default to the maximum time limit printed on the meter. If a vehicle is moved to another location and is in violation, the vehicle may be cited immediately and the re-violation clock will start fresh. In no circumstance does the re-violation clock extend into a second calendar day.
- “No Permit” violations are deemed to occur once per calendar day in a particular lot. If a vehicle is moved to another lot and is in violation, the vehicle may be cited again that same day in each additional lot.
- All other violations are deemed to occur every two hours each calendar day.
- Revocation of Parking Privileges
Loss of all parking privileges may result from the following:
- Counterfeiting/altering a permit
- Use of a counterfeit/altered or stolen permit
- Usage of a single virtual permit on multiple vehicles at the same time in the designated permit location(s)
- Violation of signed agreements
- Purchase of a permit by or for an ineligible person
- Failure to satisfy penalties assessed
- Other abuses as determined by the Director of the Parking Department or designee
If a vehicle is located on campus greater than 24 hours after a Warning Citation and any associated citations remain unresolved, the vehicle will be booted and issued a Boot Fee. All citations and fees must be resolved before the boot will be removed. If all fines and fees are not resolved by close of the Parking Department Customer Service Counter business day (generally 5pm), the vehicle will be towed and impounded until such time as all fines and fees are resolved. Tow and impound is at the owner’s/driver’s expense.
EV CHARGING VIOLATION
- It is a violation to park and charge an Electric Vehicle (EV) in any location not designated with Parking Department signage for EV parking.
Overtime or not paying
- It is a violation to park in a Level 1 EV designated rental space for greater than four hours. Those EV users wishing to charge for longer periods may park and pay at metered EV spaces or Level 2 EV charging stations.
Non-EV vehicle or not actively charging
- It is a violation to park a non-Electric Vehicle or a vehicle not actively charging at a designated EV parking location.
COMPACT VEHICLE ONLY
Where a parking space is posted for compact usage, a yellow line may be painted on the pavement near the opening of the stall and parallel to the head of the space. Where present, this yellow line indicates the maximum vehicle length permitted to park within that stall. Absent a yellow painted back line, the maximum allowable length will be defined by a line that would extend between the rear termination points of the yellow side lines. The full footprint of a compact vehicle, to include but not limited to bumpers, tires, mirrors, bike racks or other attachments, must fit and be parked within the designated space or will be subject to citation and/or tow.
Unless payment is made via designated pay by phone service, or usage of a Day Meter Permit, or usage of a Departmental Meter Permit, or pay station, where available, there is no parking allowed at a malfunctioning meter. If a malfunctioning meter is encountered, the customer should report that meter to the Parking Department. Other than at red-cased, short-term meters, State of Illinois issued accessible permits with the designation “Meter-Exempt” are exempt from meter payment.
LICENSE PLATE VIOLATION
To park on campus and/or to utilize a virtual parking permit, vehicles must park so a license plate is visible from the driving aisle. It is a violation to park without a properly placed license plate being visible and legible to License Plate Recognition (LPR) cameras. Examples of violations include license plates obscured by dirt, debris, snow, trailer hitches, bike racks, or any other item.
LOADING ZONE – NO PARKING
Loading zones are designated for active loading and unloading for a maximum of 15 minutes, unless otherwise posted on Parking Department signage.
A meter is deemed expired when a meter is not paid while a vehicle is parked at that meter. There is no grace period. Where available, meters may be paid by coin, pay station, Day Meter Permit, Departmental Meter Permit, or pay by phone service. Other than at red-cased, short-term meters, State of Illinois issued accessible permits with the designation “Meter-Exempt” are exempt from meter payment.
NO PARKING 2-6AM
Unless otherwise specified by signage and accompanied by a valid permit as required, vehicles may not park in locations not authorized for parking between the hours of 2:00 a.m. through 6:00 a.m.
NO PARKING ANYTIME
Vehicles are not permitted to park for any amount of time in zones where signage indicates no parking. Vehicles will be subject to citation and immediate tow.
NO PARKING-DISABILITY SPACE
This citation is issued when a vehicle is parked in a publicly designated accessible space, without a valid state issued accessible permit or license plate. The citation may also be issued for parking in a disability access aisle designated by hashed yellow lines, or for invalid usage of an accessible permit.
NO PARKING SERVICE DRIVE
Vehicles are not permitted to park in areas, generally indicated by signage, designated as service drives. These areas may include but are not limited to access to dumpsters and loading docks.
NO PARKING YELLOW ZONE
Vehicles are not permitted to park in areas designated by hashed yellow lines or yellow curbing, except for valid single vehicle usage of the area designated for ADA space access and egress.
It is a violation to park a vehicle in a rental lot during restricted hours, as designated by lot signage, without a valid permit, virtual or otherwise.
OCCUPYING TWO SPACES
The full footprint of a vehicle must fit within the parking area designated by painted yellow lines. A vehicle is considered to occupy two spaces when any part of that vehicle protrudes into or beyond the area extending vertically from these painted lines.
Parts of a vehicle that must remain within the designated space include, but are not limited to, mirrors, tires, bumpers, trailer hitches, doors, luggage racks. Occupying two spaces is not justified or allowed even if another vehicle or object has encroached upon a parking space.
No exemption is made for vehicles too large to park in a single space. If a vehicle is too large to fit within a designated space, please contact the Parking Department for assistance locating a suitable location and permit type.
PARKED AGAINST TRAFFIC
For on street or circular drive parking, vehicles must park oriented in the direction of designated traffic flow.
PARKED IN POSTED 24-HOUR SPACE
Unauthorized vehicles may not park at a space designated as reserved with blue 24-hour reserved space signage. Vehicles reported in violation may be cited and towed at the owner’s/driver’s expense.
PARKED OUT OF DESIGNATED AREA
Vehicles are not permitted to park in areas not designated for parking. Areas which are not authorized for parking, if not designated by yellow lines, include but are not limited to sidewalks and grassy areas. Parking spaces will generally be indicated by painted yellow lines. This citation may also be issued if a motorcycle with valid motorcycle permit displayed parks in an area not designated for motorcycle parking.
PERMIT IMPROPERLY AFFIXED
When using a physical permit it must be hung from the vehicle’s rearview mirror in a manner that makes the permit visible to enforcement staff, as described on that permit.
Virtual permits may not be shared, to include motorcycle permits issued in conjunction with an annual faculty/staff permit. Only one vehicle registered to an account may be parked in the assigned lot(s) at one time. All vehicles utilizing a single permit at the same time will be deemed in violation and subject to citation and tow.
A Tow Fee is assessed when the Parking Department or UIPD deems a vehicle eligible for tow, generally but not exclusively due to scofflaw status, vehicle parked in a restricted area or reserved space, or when a vehicle is otherwise determined to pose a hazard or prevent access or egress.
USE OF LOST/STOLEN/COUNTERFEIT
Usage of a permit that has been reported lost or stolen, or usage of a permit that has been altered or created by an individual or entity other than those authorized by the University of Illinois Parking Department. Vehicles in violation are subject to citation, boot and/or tow, revocation of parking privileges, and report to the University Police and any additional sanctions or penalties incurred as a result of that report.
When a vehicle or multiple vehicles associated with an individual have three or more unpaid citations, a warning citation and sticker will be issued. All citations must be paid or otherwise resolved within 24 hours or the vehicle or vehicles will be cited, booted and/or towed if located on campus.