How to Avoid Citations

It is not difficult to avoid parking citations. Read and follow these simple rules — they will save you money!

If You Don’t Have a Permit

  • Do not park on campus in a space reserved for a permitted vehicle. 
  • The university has 12 parking garages that are open for public use on a paid basis. They are located around the perimeter of campus. See the garage page for their location.
  • There are pay and display meters throughout campus that may be used for short-term parking.

When Parking On Campus

  • Carefully read the signs that apply to the parking space you are in from the top down. All spaces on campus require a permit. If there is no sign in front of a space, refer to either the sign at the entrance of the parking lot or the nearest posted sign that governs the area.
  • Do not park in spaces marked "At All Times." Parking is enforced 24 hours a day and citations are issued to improperly parked vehicles. Other special restrictions include "A," or "F" required after 4 p.m.
  • Do not park in spaces designated for persons with disabilities unless you have the proper permit and state-issued ADA placard or license plate. The university strongly supports the ADA and stiff fines are issued to cars parked illegally in these spaces.

    Note: Spaces designated for persons with disabilities are so designated at all times. From 7:30 a.m. until 5:45 p.m., a State of Texas disability placard/license plate and valid university permit are required. After 5:45 p.m., a State of Texas disability placard/license plate is still required.
  • Be sure to properly display your permit. You will be issued a citation if the officer cannot see your permit. Instructions on how to display the permit are printed on the back.
  • Do not park against the flow of traffic.
  • Permits are only valid in certain areas. Do not park in an area marked for another permit type.
  • Most lots do not allow overnight parking. Please read the signs carefully to avoid citations.
  • Any UT permitted vehicle may park in a Loading Zone (LZ) for 30 minutes with its emergency flashers on to load/unload.