DAR File No. 39224

This rule was published in the April 1, 2015, issue (Vol. 2015, No. 7) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Regents (Board Of), University of Utah, Commuter Services

Rule R810-1

University of Utah Parking Regulations

Notice of Proposed Rule


DAR File No.: 39224
Filed: 03/16/2015 12:36:32 PM


Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:

Implemented a brand new departmental software system and patrol system using only license plate recognition.

Summary of the rule or change:

Multiple sections changed to reflect virtual permits issued by the department and patrolled by license plate recognition systems.

State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:

  • Section 53B-3-107
  • Section 53B-3-103

Anticipated cost or savings to:

the state budget:

There is no fiscal impact as the rule updates are for clarification purposes only.

local governments:

There is no fiscal impact as the rule updates are for clarification purposes only.

small businesses:

There is no fiscal impact as the rule updates are for clarification purposes only.

persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:

There is no fiscal impact as the rule updates are for clarification purposes only.

Compliance costs for affected persons:

There is no fiscal impact as the rule updates are for clarification purposes only.

Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:

There is no fiscal impact as the rule updates are for clarification purposes only.

David Pershing, President

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:

Regents (Board Of)
University of Utah, Commuter ServicesRoom 101
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84112-9350

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Patti Trulli Ibholm at the above address, by phone at 801-587-9883, by FAX at 801-581-5253, or by Internet E-mail at patti.trulli-ibholm@utah.edu

Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:


This rule may become effective on:


Authorized by:

Alma Allred, Director


R810. Regents (Board of), University of Utah, Commuter Services.

R810-1. University of Utah Parking Regulations.

R810-1-1. Authority.

The University's parking system is authorized by Utah Code, Title 53B, Chapter 3, Sections 103 and 107.


R810-1-2. Motor Vehicle Parking On Campus.

A motor vehicle is defined under Utah State Code, Unannotated 41-1a-102(66).

A vehicle is defined under Utah State Code, Unannotated 41-1a-102(65).

Anyone parking a vehicle on campus must purchase [and display ]a parking permit from Commuter Services and register the vehicle(s) license plate(s) to the permit purchased, or park the vehicle in a metered [area ]or pay [lot]area and pay the appropriate fee. Payment for the use of campus meters or pay [lots]areas is required whether or not the vehicle [displays]is associated to a [current]valid University of Utah parking permit.  If a physical permit is distributed, it must be displayed and clearly visible from the front windshield.


R810-1-3. Parking Areas.

Parking is permitted only in designated areas and only in accordance with all posted signs. Vehicles must be parked properly within marked stalls. Tickets are issued to vehicles parked contrary to posted signs.


R810-1-4. Restrictions.

Parking is prohibited 24 hours daily at red curbs, ["]no parking["] areas, bus zones, crosswalks, driveways, [sidewalks, on the wrong side of the street,]and in front of fire hydrants and dumpsters .[, and designated areas such as disabled and reserved areas. Parking is also prohibited in and on unmarked roadways and other unmarked areas.]


R810-1-5. Vehicle Operator Responsibilities.

Parking area designations are subject to change, and it is the motorist's responsibility to be cognizant of such changes. The responsibility for finding an authorized parking space rests with the motor vehicle operator.

A vehicle must be parked in a valid parking stall so that the vehicle's license plate is clearly visible from the roadway from which the vehicle pulled into the stall. It is the motorist's responsibility to assure that the vehicle's license plate is visible and clear of debris.


R810-1-8. University Vehicle Parking.

University owned vans, trucks, and SUV's involved in maintenance must[are to be] park[ed] in maintenance stalls when available . University owned sedans may not park in maintenance stalls.[ or other non-metered stalls when necessary and shall not violate "No Parking," "Tow Away," or "Disabled" zones.] All University owned vehicles may park in U or E permitted stalls but are prohibited from parking in No Parking, Tow Away, Disabled or Reserved areas, or metered loading zones. University owned vehicles parking at non loading zone meters are limited to the maximum time listed on the meter. Pay by phone limitation is two hours; visitor pay lot limitation is one hour and "A" permit stall limitation is for loading and unloading only. Drivers of improperly parked University vehicles will be responsible for tickets received.[Any other university vehicle not defined as a van, truck, or SUV may not park in maintenance stalls. Parking meters and designated "A" areas are allowed only if payment is made, or proper permit is displayed. No university vehicle may park in designated "Load Zone" metered stalls.]


R810-1-9. Motorcycle Parking.

Drivers of [M]motorcycles, motorbikes, scooters and mopeds must [be parked in areas designated for such vehicles and display an appropriate parking permit. Motorcycle permits must be attached near the license plate in a clearly visible manner. ]purchase a parking permit from Commuter Services and register the license plate(s) number(s) to the permit purchased.


R810-1-11. University Student Apartments Parking.

University Student Apartment parking lots are restricted to apartment residents, housing employees, resident's guests, apartment applicants [for apartment assignment, ]and visitors.

Parking is permitted only in designated areas [and only ]in accordance with all posted signs.

[A. Vehicle Registration and Permit Issuance. ]Residents and employees [are required to]must purchase a housing parking permit and register all vehicle[s] (including motorcycle, scooter, and moped) license plates to the permit.[parked in University Student Apartment parking areas and to purchase and display a permit in accordance with the schedule of approved fees through the Main Office, University Student Apartments. A current vehicle registration is required to obtain and maintain a parking permit.

B. Additional Vehicle Registration. Parking permits for additional vehicles will be issued on a space available basis. Boats, trailers, and recreational vehicles are prohibited from parking at University Student Apartments. Motorcycles, scooters and mopeds must display the appropriate permit near the license plate and park in designated motorcycle areas.

C. Parking for Drivers with Disabilities. Residents must display a Student Apartments Disabled parking permit or a Student Apartment permit with a state-issued disabled plate or placard or University of Utah disabled permit.

D. Visitor Parking . Visitors must park in areas marked Visitor Parking. Temporary University Student Apartment permits may be purchased for longer term visitor parking, up to two weeks.

E. Inoperable vehicles will be considered abandoned and will be removed for Student Apartments property at the owner's expense. Vehicles which remain in one place for a period of twenty-one (21) days may be required to be moved to another space in order to verify that it is operable.

F. Enforcement of parking regulations is twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.]


R810-1-12. Extended Parking Privileges.

Vehicles occupying the same lot or stall for 48 hours or longer [will be ticketed and ]may [also ]be removed at [the expense of ]the owner's expense if [their presence]the vehicle interferes with regular University functions or maintenance. Vehicles parked in the residence halls [lot and displaying a valid and appropriate parking permit ]are exempted from the 48 hour limitations.


R810-1-13. Abandoned Vehicles.

Vehicles [which do not display current Utah or out-of-state vehicle registration and a valid University of Utah parking permit and]that have not been moved for a period of seven days will be considered as abandoned and may be removed from University property at the owner's expense.


R810-1-14. Living In A Motor Vehicle On Campus.

Campers, trailers, [and ]motor homes or other vehicles may[can]not be used for sleeping or living purposes on campus unless parked in areas designated by Commuter Services as RV parking.[Campers, trailers, and motor homes without assigned permit will be ticketed.]


R810-1-15. University Responsibility For Vehicle Damage.

The University is not responsible for the care and protection of or damage to any vehicle or its contents when operated or parked on University property. [Acceptance]The purchase of a parking permit shall constitute an acknowledgement and acceptance of this condition as the privilege to use the University's parking facilities.


R810-1-16. Special Parking.

Commuter Services [reserves the right to]may change the designated use of lots or roadways at any time[to provide for special parking needs]. During events, Commuter Services [reserves the right to]may charge additional fees for the use of University parking lots.[Vehicles with a current University permit will not be charged except for off-campus sponsored special events.]


[R810-1-17. Lost or Stolen Permits.

Responsibility for lost or stolen permits is the permit holder's, who must file a lost or stolen permit report with Commuter Services. Tickets received on the lost or stolen permit are the holder's responsibility if a report is not filed. Replacement permits may be obtained once a report is made and a replacement fee paid. Vehicles displaying a lost or stolen permit are subject to impoundment at the owner's expense.


]KEY: parking facilities

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [March 21, 2013]2015

Notice of Continuation: October 15, 2012

Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 53B-3-103; 53B-3-107


Additional Information

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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Patti Trulli Ibholm at the above address, by phone at 801-587-9883, by FAX at 801-581-5253, or by Internet E-mail at patti.trulli-ibholm@utah.edu.  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Division of Administrative Rules.