How to Avoid a Parking Citation
Receiving a parking citation can be a frustrating, and often costly, part of campus life that everyone would like to avoid. Clearly, the best way to avoid parking citations is to never violate UND parking regulations. However, as most parking violations happen for specific reasons and in specific circumstances, we have put together a list of 12 suggestions to avoid common parking citations:
Payment for Parking is Required
All vehicles parked on campus must display a valid campus permit. No permit is needed if parked in a metered space, but the meter must be paid. If you are a visitor to campus, please see Visitor Information regarding your parking options. If you will be parking on campus using an ADA (Disabled) placard, please see our Disabled Parking Policy.
Look at your Permit
The permit will state the type of lots in which you can park (A, S, Ramp, etc.). Be sure to park only in lots or spaces specified by your permit type.
Check the Signs and Curb Stops
Before parking your vehicle, check the parking signs. Each lot has signs that provide information on the type(s) of permit(s) that are authorized. In addition, individual spaces within the lots may be marked for a specific type of permit (Designated Reserve). These spaces may be used only by those displaying the corresponding permit.
Areas Enforced 24 Hours
Permit or payment is required at all times, including weekends and holidays. UND parking rules and regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Park in Marked Spaces Only
Parking spaces are indicated by a line or markings on both sides of the space. Areas without such markings are not legal parking spaces. Please make sure you are parked completely within the lined space (no wheels on or over the lines). Vehicles not parked completely within the designated space may receive a parking citation.
Permits are not Valid Payment for Metered Spaces
Meters must be paid and current in order for the vehicle to be legally parked. After 4:30 p.m. there are some clearly marked meters that allow you to park with a valid UND permit without payment in the meter.
Expired Parking Meters
All campus parking meters have a maximum time limit. Each meter has a sign stating the maximum time the meter will allow. No grace period is given for expired meter violations. All vehicles parked in expired metered spaces are in violation and are subject to a citation. Meter information, including rates, is posted either on the meter itself, or at the lot entrance. After 4:30 p.m. there are some clearly marked meters that allow you to park with a valid UND permit. If the meter is malfunctioning, contact Parking Services at 701.777.3551 immediately. If no contact is made, you will be in violation.
Permit requirements during school break do not differ from requirements when school is in session.
Disabled Parking Spaces
Parking in these spaces or areas without a valid UND parking permit, in addition to a state issued ADA hangtag or license plate issued to you may result in a $100 parking citation.
Be Mindful of How you Park
Even if you have a permit or have paid for the location in which you have parked, you may receive a citation for improper parking. This includes parking over the lines, thus taking up multiple parking spots, or having your vehicle stick out too far into a roadway. Be mindful and considerate when you park your vehicle.
Permits Must be Correctly Displayed
Permits must be clearly visible hanging on your rear view mirror.
Altered, Counterfeit or Stolen Permits
Displaying an altered, counterfeit, or stolen permit will result in a $20 citation and may also result in University disciplinary action and/or criminal prosecution or your vehicle may be subject to a boot/tow.