Parking Rules and Regulations
The following regulations are approved by the President of the University and are enforceable 24 hours per day throughout the calendar year.
Purpose and Authorization
These regulations have been approved to best utilize roadways and parking areas for the benefit of University of Nevada, Reno students, staff, faculty and visitors; to assure access at all times for ambulances and firefighting equipment; and to attempt to protect all persons on campus from injury by vehicles.
Operating a motor vehicle or bicycle on university property is a privilege granted by the university and is not an inherent right of any faculty, staff member, student or visitor. This privilege can be denied or revoked for cause at any time.
No motor vehicle or bicycle shall be operated, parked or otherwise used on the campus unless in strict conformity with these regulations. By parking on campus, you are agreeing to abide by the regulations set forth in this document.
The Parking and Transportation Services Department and the University Police Department are authorized to enforce the University Parking Regulations.
All motor vehicles used on university property shall be officially registered with the Parking and Transportation Services Department and shall properly display a valid University of Nevada, Reno parking permit. All faculty, staff and students are eligible to register a motor vehicle and obtain a valid parking permit. Registration or permit fees, as approved by the President, shall be charged.
The Parking and Transportation Services Department is not responsible for vehicle or property theft, vehicle damage or vandalism incurred on campus.
The Shuttle Bus Passenger Policy is strictly enforced on all campus shuttles.
Parking Enforcement Information
Permit parking areas require proper permits to be displayed Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., throughout the entire year, unless otherwise specified. Parking areas designated as 'enforced 24 hours per day, 7 days a week' require that an authorized permit to be displayed at all times. These areas include, but are not limited to, Yellow and Orange signed zones.
Exceptions: (Exceptions do not apply to Circus Circus or Free Carpool Permits)
- During special events, additional parking restrictions may apply.
- Reserved spaces specifically designated for one individual, vehicle or department are enforced 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
- Carpool spaces are reserved for carpool permit holders until 8:00 p.m.
- AFTER 3:30 p.m. - Any valid permit may park in the Blue 1, Green, Tan Zones and the Silver 17 Zone located in the West Stadium Parking Complex.
- AFTER 5:30 p.m. - Additionally, any valid permit may park in Silver zones and at meters (excluding zones, spaces or meters marked "Enforced 24 Hours").
- Grace Periods - Vehicles may be parked in Blue 1, Green, Tan, and Silver 17 zones without a permit during the week prior to the fall and spring semesters to allow students, faculty and staff time to purchase an annual parking permit. There are no grace periods for other Silver, Yellow or Orange zones or any parking meter.
- Winter and Spring Break - Any valid permit may park in Blue 1, Green, Yellow 1 and the Silver 17 zone located in the West Stadium Parking Complex and at meters (excluding meters designated as 30 minute, 45 minute or "Enforced 24/7").
- Summer Rules and Regulations - "Summer" begins the Monday after Spring Commencement. Any valid permit may park in the Blue 1, Green, Tan, Yellow 1 and the Silver 17 zone located in the West Stadium Parking Complex (excluding all meters or "Enforced 24/7" spaces). Hours of enforcement for summer are 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Violation of the University Parking and Traffic Regulations
Citations may be issued to persons or vehicles found to be in violation of Parking Regulations. Upon the accumulation of a third delinquent citation, two boot courtesy warnings will be issued. The vehicle will be booted and/or towed without notification and at the owner's expense, and campus parking privileges will be withheld until the fees for all outstanding citations have been paid. Fines issued for any violation shall be payable within 14 calendar days from the date issued. On the fifteenth calendar day, any unpaid citation is considered delinquent and the fine will double. Citation fines may be paid at the Parking Office with cash, by check made payable to the Board of Regents or with a valid, major credit card. Payments may also be made through the Parking Services website.
A person is liable for all citations incurred on all vehicles owned, operated or registered. Administrative procedures are established to collect outstanding fees. Any costs incurred in the collecting of fees or delinquent fines may be added to the amount for collection. Persons with unpaid citations may be placed on a fee hold list. When placed on a fee hold list, registration, records and transcripts are withheld until the outstanding balance is brought to zero.
- Faxable Appeal Form - Citations must be paid prior to submitting written form and can only be appealed within 15 days of issuance.
- Improper Display of Permit- $5: Parking permits must be displayed as indicated in these regulations.
- Overtime Parking- $20: Vehicles parked at meters must have the appropriate meter fee deposited. Vehicles may not be parked in loading zones for longer than 15 minutes.
- Line Straddling- $10: Vehicles may not be parked on or overlapping any parking lines marked on the pavement.
- Parking in Improper Zone- $30: Vehicles must be parked in authorized areas only.
- No Parking Zone- $30: Vehicles may not be parked in areas designated as "No Parking." Areas not specifically marked for parking are considered "No Parking" zones.
- No Parking Permit- $30: Vehicles must display valid university parking permits.
- Red Zone- $30: Vehicles may not park in a zone which has been painted red, indicating a "No Parking" zone.
- Parked on Lawn or Planted Area- $40: Vehicles may not be parked on lawns, planted areas or dirt areas contiguous with a planted area.
- Obstructing - $40: Vehicles may not be parked in a manner which obstructs traffic flow or prohibits free access of another vehicle or limits disabled access.
- Fire Hydrant- $40: Vehicles may not be parked within 15 feet of a fire hydrant or fire alarm box.
- Blocking Sidewalk, Driveway or Doorway- $25: Vehicles may not be parked on paved or unpaved sidewalks or driveways or at entrances to buildings.
- Parked in Gated Area- $50: Unauthorized vehicles may not be parked in areas controlled by a gate arm. This regulation is enforced even if the gate arm is raised or missing.
- Parking Privileges Suspended- $50: Parking on the campus is a privilege which may be revoked at any time with cause.
- Possession of Forged, Stolen or Lost Permit- $250: Vehicles may not display forged, stolen or lost permits. Altering permits constitutes forgery. Parking privileges are suspended and disciplinary action may be taken. In addition, the full price of the confiscated permit will be assessed.
- Disabled Parking Zone- $250: Unless legally authorized, vehicles may not park in spaces designated for the disabled.
- No Bicycle Permit- $5: All bicycles must display valid university parking permits.
Towing/Booting a Vehicle
Any vehicle on university property and in violation of university parking regulations is subject to being booted and/or towed. Once a vehicle has accumulated three delinquent citations, two boot courtesy warnings will be issued. The vehicle will be booted and/or towed without notification and at the owner's expense. Violators shall be subject to towing and/or storage charges assessed by the tow company. If your vehicle is booted or towed, contact the Parking and Transportation Services Department immediately.
The responsibility of finding a legal parking space rests with the motor vehicle operator. Inability to locate a legal space in a parking lot or area, or a lack of knowledge of the parking regulations is not justification for incorrect parking. Citations may be appealed within 15 calendar days from the date of issuance. Appeals may be filed online or in person at the Parking Office; however, a deposit equal to the amount of the fine must be paid prior to submitting the appeal. If the appeal is granted, the deposit will be refunded. If the appeal is denied, the matter may be further appealed to the Parking and Traffic Board. If the latter, in person, appeal is granted by the board, the deposit will then be refunded. If the appeal is further denied, the deposit will be used to pay the citation fine(s). Failure to make a timely appeal constitutes waiving the right to appeal, and no delinquent citation or fee will be considered for appeal.
University Parking and Traffic Board
The University of Nevada, Reno Parking and Traffic Board is representative of faculty, staff and students. The board reports to the Vice President of Administration and Finance, and it meets regularly during the academic year. The board assists with governing parking on campus by recommending parking fees and regulations and making decisions regarding parking-related appeals and parking lot changes.
Parking and Traffic Board members are asked to serve a three-year term, thus providing consistency on the board. The board consists of an appointed Chairman, two faculty members (one from the Faculty Senate and one at-large member), two classified employees from the SEC, two undergraduate students from ASUN, one graduate student from GSA and one student from Residential Life and Housing. In addition, the Director of Parking and Transportation serves on the board as ex-officio.
When a three-year term has expired and a new member needs to be appointed to the board, the Director of the Parking and Transportation Services Department requests membership recommendations from the leaders of the Faculty Senate, SEC, ASUN and GSA. The Faculty Senate appoints one of its own members to serve on the Parking and Traffic Board and to report back to them regarding each meeting. The second at-large member is determined based upon a list of volunteers who have indicated interest in serving on the board. This list is submitted to the Director of Parking and Transportation Services. The Director reviews the list with the Vice President of Administration and Finance, and an individual from the list is selected to represent the faculty-at-large. The SEC, ASUN, GSA and Residential Life and Housing representatives are recommended by the leaders of each organization, and the VP of Administration and Finance provides final approval of all appointments. For a copy of Parking and Traffic Board meeting minutes, please email Michelle Horton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017-2018 Parking and Traffic Board Members
- Denise Baclawski / Ex-officio
- Michelle Horton / Ex-officio
- Todd Renwick /Board Chair
- Sarali Diaz / Faculty-at-Large
- Ben Gallagher/ SEC
- Lindsey Forbes / GSA
- Cameron Harris / ASUN
- Zachary Black / RHA
- Melissa Campsey / Board Secretary
Permit Refund Policy - Revised August 3rd, 2018
Permit holders may receive a full refund of purchase price of their annual or semester permit within two weeks of purchase.
RTC Wolfpass Refund Policy -
RTC Wolfpass bus pass holders may receive a full refund of the purchase price if the bus pass is returned within two weeks of purchase. After 2 weeks of purchase, no refunds are given.
General Refund Information -
Please note, all refunds are sent through the Cashier's Office to Accounts Payable only. If there is any outstanding balance on your account with the Parking and Transportation Services Department, the refund will be applied to this balance. The remaining refund amount will be sent to the Cashier's Office where your refund may be applied to any outstanding MyNevada account balance. If no balance is outstanding, the refund will be forwarded to Accounts Payable for a refund check to be issued.
The Parking and Transportation Services Department will not issue refunds for temporary day permits or pay and display permits purchased in error. All transactions are final.
Faculty and Staff on payroll deduction may cancel their deductions by returning their permit; however, they are not eligible for a refund. To prevent further deductions, the permit must be returned to the Parking and Transportation Services Department with 5 business days of the last pay date with a parking permit deduction. Permits returned after 5 business days will be charged on the next application pay period.