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SOLAR procedure for purchasing parking permits
Providing adequate parking facilities and the proper supervision of campus
traffic is a major activity on university campuses throughout the United States.
This is especially true at institutions like UW-Parkside, where a large part of
the student body commutes daily.
To protect students and visitors to UW-Parkside from automobile accidents, as
well as to provide security for motor vehicles parked on the campus, the rules
listed on this website and in the Parking Information brochure (given out when purchasing the permit) must be observed.
Failure to comply may lead to the issuance of a University parking ticket and/or
the towing of the vehicle at the owner's expense.
UW-Parkside reserves the right to tow or impound any vehicle that is
illegally parked or parked in a way that constitutes a serious hazard, impedes
vehicle or pedestrian movements, or impairs the operation of emergency equipment
and/or the making of repairs. Owners will be required to pay all costs involved
in removing and impounding vehicles.
A parking permit is just that: permission to park in either a commuter lot or
a housing lot. It is not a guarantee that you will always be able to find a
space in your favorite lot. Overflow parking is available for commuters in the
Tallent lot. In the unlikely event that you are unable to
find a parking spot in any of the lots where your permit is valid, contact
University Police at (262) 595-2455.
Do not ask friends, roommates, RAs, etc., where to park. If you have a question about the parking regulations or where to park, contact University Police for information.
Parking complaints not related to citations may be sent to
General Parking Information
- All vehicles must display a valid UW-Parkside parking
permit. Permits should be hung from the rear view mirror of your vehicle.
You may transfer your permit between vehicles if you are driving a different
car to campus that day. Not displaying a permit may be grounds for a "no permit" ticket, even if you have purchased a permit.
- If you forget your permit, obtain a temporary
courtesy pass from University Police, Tallent 188. Do not park in the meters
if you have forgotten your permit - meters are for visitors only.
- Commuter permits are valid in only the Student Center ("Lot A"), Communication
Arts, SAC, and Tallent lots, and are required from 6AM to 6:30PM, Monday
- Residence life permits are valid only in Ranger Hall,
University Apartments, and SAC lots (SAC until 2AM only). Residence life permits are required twenty-four hours a day,
seven days a week.
- Commuter lots (Student Center, Communication Arts, SAC and Tallent)
are closed from 2AM until 6AM. Special permission must be obtained from
University Police to park during closed hours.
Visitors to the campus may:
- Stop at the University Police Department, Tallent Hall
188 (the east side of Wood Road, north of Orchard Courts apartments) and
purchase a one-day, one-week, or one-month permit. Visitor passes are $2/day.
- Park at meters upon payment of the appropriate fee.
Meters only accept quarters. 25 cents = 15 minutes.
- Obtain an overnight permit for a housing lot from
the University Police Department, Tallent Hall 188.
- Contact University Police in the event of special
parking needs at (262) 595-2455.
- Frequent Disc Golf players may purchase a seasonal
parking pass. For more information, contact University Police.
- Designated stalls for handicap/disabled parking are
available in all campus lots.
- Handicap/Disabled persons may also park in metered areas on campus without feeding the meters.
- A current UWP permit and a disabled license plate/placard
must be displayed.
- If a situation arises where you would need to find closer
parking for a medical condition reason
(such as a broken bone), contact your physician to obtain information on a
temporary handicap permit.
- Groups who reserve rooms on campus for events should make
parking arrangements through Student Center reservations when the room is being
Permit Types and
||$310 (after 9/1)
||$310 (after 8/16)
||not available for Spring
||not available for Spring
*note: Housing students commuting for the summer may trade their residence life permit for a commuter permit for the summer at no additional cost.
Purchase Parking Permits
- Commuter permits may be ordered on-line on Solar
after August 1st, 2013 . Permits ordered online can be picked up outside the campus bookstore on 9/3, 9/4, & 9/5. Pickup times will be the same as bookstore hours. Beginning on September 6th, 2013, all commuter permits must be purchased and picked up at the University Police Department, Tallent 188
- Residence Life permits may be ordered on-line on Solar and picked up during
check in at Ranger Hall. After check in all Residence Life permits
must be purchased and picked up at the University Police Department, Tallent 188
- Faculty/Staff permits may be purchased at the police
department in Tallent Hall or ordered on-line on Solar and either mailed
or picked up at the University Police Department, Tallent 188
- Faculty/Staff reserved permits may be purchased at the police
department in Tallent Hall or ordered on-line on Solar and either mailed
or picked up at the University Police Department, Tallent 188.
- Temporary and daytime visitor permits may be purchased at
the University Police Department, Tallent 188
- Temporary overnight Residence Life permits may be purchased
at the University Police Department, Tallent 188
- It is in your best interest to save the receipt from
purchasing your permit in case it is lost or stolen.
Lost or Stolen Permits
- If your permit has been stolen: file a police report
at the University Police Department, Tallent 188 and purchase a replacement
permit for $15.
- If your permit has been lost: purchase a replacement
permit for $30.
Permit Refund Policy
- Students and faculty/staff needing to return their parking
permits can fill out a refund request form at the
University Police Department. You will need to turn in the permit along with the refund request.
- The Director of Police & Public Safety will review the
request and either start the process to issue a refund check or deny the
- A full refund is not guaranteed. Refund amounts are pro-rated. You MUST have a receipt for a cash/check/credit card transaction. No refunds will be given after March 1st, 2013. Click here for the refund schedule (Microsoft Excel).
- Students, faculty, and staff are reminded that there is a free shuttle
bus that operates Monday-Friday during the academic school year. Click here for a map.
- The bus can accommodate 20 passengers plus 2 passengers with wheelchairs.
- In addition to the normal route around campus, the shuttle bus
will also be making 2 trips during the day to McDonald's on Taylor Avenue
(CTH X) & Meachem Road (CTY Y) in Racine. Click here for the 2013-2014 shuttle bus schedule.
- The Kenosha Bus Route 1 serves Parkside. Click here for the schedule.
CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOADABLE MAP OF ALL ROUTES AND DROP OFF POINTS ON CAMPUS
Parking citations are written when a vehicle is found to be parked in violation of posted University rules and regulations. Common reasons for a citation include: a parking permit not displayed in the vehicle (having a permit on record with University Police does not excuse someone from having to display it), parking over the lines or on stripes, being a student parked at meters (in violation of clearly posted signs that state students, faculty and staff may not use metered parking), or being parked overnight in a lot that is closed.
To avoid being cited, make sure that you:
have displayed your parking permit properly
are parked correctly between the lines of a parking stall
are not parked in a traffic aisle - this is a hazard and could cause an accident
are parked in the correct area and with the correct permit, if parking overnight
move your vehicle as directed during snow plowing times, if you are a resident
are not using someone else's handicap placard - only ever use your own
are not parked in a lot that your permit does not allow
are not displaying an expired permit
Click here to Pay Parking Citations On-line
Parking Citation Appeals
In the event that you believe a parking citation was issued to you in error, or you wish to dispute the citation, a parking appeal must be filed at the University Police office for $10 within 14 days of the citation issuance. No appeals will be accepted after 14 days. You may pick up the appeal form at the University Police office and take it with you to complete, but it must be turned in within 14 days of the citation issuance. Payment of the $10 appeal fee is due when the form is turned in. Should your appeal be granted, the $10 appeal fee will be refunded. If your appeal is denied, the fee is not refunded.
Citation appeals are reviewed by the Chief of Police, who then decides to void the citation or to pass the appeal to the Parking Appeals Committee. The Committee is made up of faculty, staff and students. They review parking appeals once a semester (in May and in December), so be aware that it could take up to six months for you to receive a decision. The citation in question is frozen until a decision is made and will not double. Decisions of the Committee are final and may not be appealed again.
If your appeal was reviewed by the Committee and denied, you will then have fourteen days to pay the citation at the original fine. If not paid within 14 days, the citation will double. Failure to pay the citation within 30 days may result in a student hold being placed on your records and/or a suspension of vehicle registration through the WI Department of Transportation.