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Parking Violations & Citations

The enforcement of University Parking Regulations is primarily the responsibility of the Department of Parking and Transportation. The Department of Police also exercises authority to enforce the Regulations. Health System employees should refer to Medical Center Policy Number 0041-N for specific parking details.

All parking citations and appeals are processed at the Parking and Transportation Administrative Office, at 1101 Millmont Street located behind the Barracks Road Shopping Center. The office may be contacted at (434) 924-7231 or parking@virginia.edu.

Parking Regulations and Restrictions

Paying a Citation 

Citations not paid within 14 days are subject to a $35 late fee. 

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Pay Online

You do not have to have an online account to pay a citation online. You will need the citation number and the license plate number of the vehicle that received the citation. Pay online here

Pay by Mail

When mailing in your payment, please include the bottom portion of the citation with your payment (check or money order). Write the citation number or the license plate number in the memo field of the check or money order. Please do not send cash through the mail.

Mailing Address for Citation Payments:
U.Va Department of Parking and Transportation
P.O. Box 400000
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4000
 
Pay In Person
To pay a citation at the main office, please bring your citation (or the citation number) and the license plate number of the vehicle that received the citation. Cavalier Advantage, cash, checks, money orders, and major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express) are accepted payment methods at the main office. A University Purchasing Card may not be used to pay parking citation balances.
 
The Parking and Transportation Office is open from 7:30am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday. Please check the Service Schedule for holiday closings. The office is located on Millmont Street behind the Barracks Road Shopping Center.
 
 
Failure to pay outstanding balances may result in additional collection efforts by a third party collection agency with additional fees. Outstanding balances may also be collected through payroll deduction after thirty days following the date of the citation or the date of the appeal decision, whichever is later.

 

Appealing a Citation 

Appeal a citation online.

Any person who has been issued a parking ticket may file for an appeal hearing with the Department of Parking and Transportation provided that no more than fourteen (14) calendar days have elapsed since the issuance of the ticket. Appeals regarding Central Grounds Garage and/or 11th Street Garage billing notices will not be accepted as they are not parking citations.

 
The Hearings Officer will investigate to determine whether or not a violation had occurred and if there were significant mitigating circumstances surrounding the alleged violation to warrant excusing the fine. The Hearing Officer's decision will be one of the following:
  • Citation: dismissed, no fine is due.
  • Citation: upheld. This is a warning ticket, no fine is due.
  • Citation: upheld, the fine is excused due to mitigating circumstances.
  • Citation: upheld, a fine is due for the violation(s).
Any person who has received an "upheld" decision from the hearing officer may appeal to the Traffic Appeals Committee. The Traffic Appeals Committee is a three person committee appointed by the President of the University. The Traffic Appeals Committee decides whether a violation of University regulations is shown without presumption of guilt if there is any new evidence that warrants a change in the hearing officer's decision. Decisions are reached by majority vote and the final decision is reported to the individual. The Traffic Appeals Committee may decide to affirm, reverse, or otherwise modify the decision of the hearing officer. Any appeal to the Traffic Appeals committee must be in writing and received by the Traffic Appeals Committee with 14 calendar days from the date of the hearing officer's decision. For good cause shown, the above time period may be extended by the Traffic Appeals Committee. The appeal must be signed and must state the merits of the appeal. Any person who has received an "upheld" decision from the Traffic Appeals Committee may appeal a second time to the committee requesting a personal appearance before the committee. An individual who has made such a request shall have the right to present witnesses with relevant information provided the request is timely, made on the appeal form, and accompanied by a statement of relevance to the matters on appeal. The Traffic Appeals Committee shall govern proceedings and may question any witness. The Traffic Appeals Committee's decision is final and is one of the following:
 
  • Citation: dismissed, no fine is due.
  • Citation: upheld. This is a warning ticket, no fine is due.
  • Citation: upheld, the fine is excused due to mitigating circumstances.
  • Citation: upheld, a fine is due for the violation(s).

 

Vehicle Immobilization and Removal

The Department of Parking and Transportation or the Department of Police may immobilize or remove any vehicle in violation of University Parking Regulations. Any student, staff or faculty member whose driving or parking privileges are compromised as a result of a vehicle parked in violation of University Parking Regulations may request that the Department of Parking and Transportation take action against the violating vehicle. After hours the U.Va Police Department will respond to such requests. Costs of such removal and storage are charged against the individual in whose name the car is registered. 
 

Towing 
 
Any violation of the University Parking Regulations or the accumulation of $250 or more in outstanding citation fines can result in a vehicle being towed. Please review the following information to locate your vehicle:
  • If your vehicle was towed between the hours of 7:30am-5:00pm (Monday-Friday), and it is currently between those hours, call the Parking & Transportation main line at (434) 924-7231.
  • If your vehicle was towed, or if it is currently after Parking & Transportation office hours (7:30am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday), please call the U.Va Police Department (UPD) at (434) 924-7166.

Vehicle Immobilization (Boot)

Vehicles that have two or more unpaid citations, or are found to be using a permit in a fraudulent manner, are subject to immobilization. The driver/owner of the vehicle will be required to pay all outstanding citations in addition to the boot removal fee. 

Release: The driver/owner of the vehicle may contact the Parking and Transportation Office Monday-Friday during the hours of 7:30am-5:00pm (434-924-7231). If the vehicle is immobilized after business hours, the driver/owner will need to contact the Parking and Transportation Office the next business day to make arrangements for payments and release of the vehicle. The driver/owner may contact the on-call supervisor after hours only in the event of a true emergency for vehicle release (434-981-4611). 
 

Warning:

Attempting to drive while a parking boot is attached to vehicle will cause serious damage to the vehicle. The University of Virginia assumes no liability for loss or damage to a vehicle or contents. Any tampering, damage, or theft of the immobilization device (boot) shall make the driver/owner liable for the destruction or theft of University property. The result of which will be a fine of $500 and judicial proceedings.