Parking & Traffic Regulations 2015-2016
Quick Reference to Parking and Traffic Regulations
- Permits Required for Access and Parking: The University of Texas at Austin requires a university permit to access and park at all university properties unless the vehicle is parked in a university garage, parking meter, or loading zone (Section VI: Parking Permits).
- Classes of Permits: The following provides general information on several major, but not all, classes of permits (Section VI: Parking Permits).
- Class "A" (Surface Faculty/Staff): Any employee of The University of Texas at Austin, who meets the requirements of class "A" Permit listed in Section VI: Parking Permits. "A" permit holders may park in designated class "A" parking areas, "Longhorn" lots, and after 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and all day on weekends in class "C" lots.
- Class "F" (Surface or Garage Faculty/Staff): Any employee of The University of Texas at Austin, with a minimum 20-hour appointment, who is not registered for more than 3 hours per semester, is eligible. "F" permit holders may park in the "F" area, lot, or garage designated on their permit or any "Longhorn" lots.
- Class "C" (Surface Commuting Student): Any registered or auditing student of The University of Texas at Austin is eligible. "C" permit holders may park in class "C" parking areas or any "Longhorn" lots.
- Class "R" (Garage Resident Student): Any student who has a valid University of Texas at Austin on-campus residence hall contract is eligible. "R" permit holders may park in the garage designated on their permit on the floor/level designated for "R" parking or any "Longhorn" lots.
- Class "S" (Garage Commuting Student): Any registered or auditing student of The University of Texas at Austin living off-campus is eligible. "S" permit holders may park in the garage designated on their permit or any "Longhorn" lots.
- Class "D" (Faculty/Staff/Student with Disabilities): Any faculty, staff, or student of The University of Texas at Austin who has a verifiable disability (Section VI: Parking Permits) is eligible. "D" permit holders may park in class "D" and "A" parking spaces. The university "D" permit is required Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. AND vehicles must also display the appropriate disabilities plate or valid identification placard AT ALL TIMES.
- Class "M" (Motorcycle/ Moped/ Motor Scooter): Any faculty, staff, or student of The University of Texas at Austin with a motorcycle, moped, or motor scooter is eligible. "M" permit holders may park ONLY in class "M" parking spaces.
- Permit Restrictions: Purchase of a permit does not guarantee a parking place on campus (Section II: General Provisions). Purchase of a parking permit signifies that an individual has been granted the privilege of parking a vehicle on university property. Permit holders are prohibited from lending or otherwise allowing anyone to use their permit (Section VI: Parking Permits).
- Permit Ownership: Ownership of the permit remains with the university and is not transferable (Section VI: Parking Permits).
- UT Share Garage Pass: Any faculty or staff member eligible for any faculty/staff permit may purchase a UT Share Garage Pass, which allows participants a limited number of discounted entries to university garages on a space-available basis (Section VI: Parking Permits).
- Visitors: All visiting, event, and conference parkers must have a permit to park on campus UNLESS parked at a paid parking meter or a university parking garage (Section VI: Parking Permits).
- Loading Zones (LZ): Vehicle operators may park in a LZ for 30 minutes to load/unload a vehicle; however, the operator must have the vehicle's emergency lights flashing. There are no permits required for LZ spaces. LZ spaces are in effect "At All Times". Once the loading/unloading process has been completed, the space must be vacated and those not obviously in the process of loading or unloading will be cited (Section V: Parking Regulations).
- Lot/Garage Closures: On occasion, the director of Parking and Transportation Services, chief of police, the president of The University of Texas at Austin, and the president's designee may close certain parking lots and/or parking garages for university sponsored events (Section V: Parking Regulations).
- Speed Limit: The maximum speed limit at The University of Texas at Austin properties is 15 miles per hour (mph) on campus and10 mph in the garages at all times, unless otherwise posted (Section IV: Traffic Regulations).
- Posted Signs: Posted signs, whether permanent or temporary, must be obeyed at all times. Posted signs take precedence over painted curbs, pavement markings, and designations shown on any university map (Section V: Parking Regulations).
- Parking Improperly: Detailed parking requirements for parking on university property are listed in Section V: Parking Regulations.
- Enforcement and Impoundments: Failure to abide by these regulations may result in the issuance of a university citation, application of an immobilization device, and/or impoundment of a vehicle may also be the basis for disciplinary action for students, faculty, or staff (Section VII: Enforcement).
- Appeal of Citation: University parking and traffic citations may be appealed within twelve (12) calendar days from date of citation (Section VII: Enforcement).
- Bicycles, Mopeds, Motor-Assisted Bicycles, and EPAMDS: All must be operated in accordance with and conform to the local, state, and federal regulations (Section IV: Traffic Regulations).
- Pedestrian Rights and Duties: Pedestrians must obey all traffic control devices. Pedestrians have the right-of-way at marked crosswalks, in intersections, and on sidewalks extending across a service drive, building entrance, or driveway (Section IV: Traffic Regulations).
- Disabled Vehicles: If a vehicle becomes inoperable, a telephone call must be made to Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) at (512) 471-6126. PTS will either render assistance or authorize temporary parking. Temporary parking shall not exceed 24 hours and must not create any obstruction or hazard (Section V: Parking Regulations).