Parking Regulations and Citations
Pay a Parking Citation
To Pay a Parking Citation, have your citation or license plate information readily available. Use the “Pay Notices” section and follow the prompts on the vendor website to pay or appeal the citation.
While parking on campus:
- You are required to drive carefully and follow traffic rules and regulations of the state and university.
- You are responsible for all violations committed while your vehicle is in the custody of another person.
- You may be held responsible for parking violations of your guests on campus.
- You are responsible for paying any open citations issued to you or your vehicles.
Lockouts and Immobile Vehicles
Safety & Security does not have the capability to perform lockout recovery. If your keys become locked inside your vehicle, please contact a local locksmith or towing company capable of performing lockouts.
Any vehicle on campus that cannot start or is otherwise immobile must be reported to Safety & Security, this includes flat tires. The expected time to correct the issue is 24 hours but an extension can be granted on a case by case basis.
Parking Lot Regulations
- All student and employee vehicles are required to have a current parking permit on campus.
- Parking is only allowed in clearly marked parking stalls.
- Speed limit on campus property is 15 mph and 10 mph when passing pedestrians.
- Performing maintenance or service on vehicles is prohibited on university property without prior university permission, especially in regards to environmentally hazardous fluids.
- All vehicles parked on university property must have a current valid license plate.
- Obey all traffic signs, parking signs, and direction from traffic control officers.
- Cones that block parking may not be moved, except by maintenance or security staff.
- Reserved parking is prohibited to students and employees unless they have the associated permit, placard, or permission to park in the designated space.
- Parking on sidewalks and grass, or in alleys, crosswalks, drive lanes, and fire lanes, is prohibited.
- Vehicle accidents or damage must be reported to Safety and Security.
- Vehicles cannot be left on campus if the student is not actively attending classes on campus, without prior authorization by Safety and Security.
- Multiple open citations, no permit, abandonment, or interference with university business may result in a vehicle being towed from university property.
- Tampering with vehicles, entering other’s vehicles without permission, or otherwise intentionally preventing the use of a vehicle is prohibited.
- Parking on any hashed area, especially handicap loading/ unloading areas, is prohibited.
- Vehicles parked on campus should remain locked when not in use by the owner to prevent theft. It is recommended that High-value items also be hidden from sight.
- Vehicles parked on campus must be in a legal drivable condition. Severe damage, dead batteries, broken head/ tail lights, and flat tires must be corrected as quickly as possible.
Enforcement hours for individual parking lots can be found here.
Citations are issued by the Department of Safety and Security. Once a citation is written, the Parking Control Officer will not be able to clear the citation. Multiple open citations may result in the vehicle being booted or the vehicle being towed.
Citations written by Indiana Tech Parking Control are printed on water resistant paper and are placed under the driver’s side windshield wiper. Every citation has three photos taken of the incident to record evidence. Photos are a visual record of the violation, license plate, vehicle type, and location. Photos will only be used to provide additional information for the hearing officer if an appeal has been submitted. Iparq users that have a valid email address associated with their account should also receive an email notification of the citation as it is entered.
A vehicle will only be booted if it is safe to do so and the boot fits the vehicle. Vehicles flagged for multiple violations are first considered for a boot in order to avoid towing costs on a student. There is no fee to have a boot taken off but the vehicle owner/ driver must speak with the Director of Safety & Security to have the boot removed. If a boot is removed and the citations are not paid, the next action will be a tow.
Citations may be issued for the following violations:
- No Current Parking Permit – $25.00
- Vehicle Fluid Leak/ Spill – $25.00
- Parking Over Line – $25.00
- Invalid/ Expired License Plate – $25.00
- Servicing Vehicle on University Property – $10.00
- Unmarked/ Restricted Location – $25.00
- Unsafe Driving/ Speeding – $50.00
- Permit Not Valid for Location – $25.00
- Parking in Handicap Space – $50.00
- Parking in Reserved Space – $25.00
- Parking in Loading/ Unloading Zone – $25.00
- Parking in Fire Lane – $50.00
- Improper Display of Permit – $10.00
- Blocking Access to Handicap Ramps/ Curbs – $50.00
- Double Parking – $25.00
Failure to pay citation within 30 days will result in additional penalties. Citations that are unpaid will be sent to collections and added to the student account.
Vehicles that are abandoned on University property may be towed after 24 hours of being abandoned. If the vehicle interferes with normal university business operations or poses a threat to the safety or security of the university or community, the vehicle may be towed immediately. (IC-9-22-1-16).
If a vehicle is towed by the university, speak with Safety & Security in Andorfer Commons to receive contact information for the towing company. All fees associated with storage and towing the vehicle will be the responsibility of the owner. If a vehicle is towed and the citations are not also paid, the vehicle will be subject to tow again and possible restriction from campus.
Indiana Tech shall assume no liability or responsibility for theft, damage, or loss that may occur during use of parking facilities or services. Individuals choosing to park at Indiana Tech do so at their own risk. If you accept a permit under false pretenses you will be subject to citation and/or removal of privileges. Permit fees, once a permit is ordered, are non-refundable regardless of enrollment or employment status.