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Parking Citations and Fines

  1. Violation of any provision of the University Parking and Traffic Regulations will result in the issuance of a citation.
  2. Citations should be paid as soon as possible. Unpaid fines could result in a hold placed on the student’s account.
  3. Parking regulations apply equally to students, faculty, and staff. Parking citations issued to faculty that are unpaid after thirty days will be referred to the appropriate dean or, in the case of staff, to the immediate supervisor.

Payment of Fines

Fines should be paid immediately at the Cashier’s Office, 2nd floor, Palmer Hall or on-line through Banner Self-Service. Failure to pay fines will result in holds placed on student accounts, which will cause restrictions upon registration.

Fines for Parking Violations
Violation Fine
Parking in wrong zone $25.00
Overtime parking in 20 minute zone $25.00
Parking without a permit $25.00
Parking in “No Parking” area or “Loading Dock” with yellow paint and/or sign $25.00
Parking backwards/against traffic flow $25.00
Parking in “Reserved” spaces, spaces reserved for visitors and spaces designated by white stripes and/or signs as reserved for Faculty/Staff $25.00
Parking in spaces for Drivers with Disabilities or Fire Lanes $50.00
Parking in Tow-Away zones $25.00
Wheel Lock Removal after receiving five or more tickets $25.00

The lack of familiarity with these regulations does not constitute a valid defense for failure to comply.

Non-Compliance Citations

In some instances the University Police Department may, at the officer’s discretion, issue a UMPD citation for various offenses. These citations are setup to provide guidance to the students without placing criminal charges on their records. All individuals that are cited may appeal the citation through the  University’s Justice Council.

Non-Compliance Citations are in accordance with the University of Montevallo Code of Conduct and can be issued to any student, faculty, or staff for any incident that occurs on the campus of the University of Montevallo during which any Alabama State Law, Montevallo City Ordinance, or Student Conduct Code is found to be in violation. A report may be filed with the University Police Officer who issues a Non-Compliance Citation which, in turn, may result in a Justice Council Hearing for the person who receives the citation.

The lack of familiarity with these regulations does not constitute a valid defense for failure to comply.

Payment of Fines

Fines should be paid immediately at the Cashier’s Office, 2nd floor, Palmer Hall or on-line through Banner Self-Service. Failure to pay fines will result in holds placed on student accounts, which will cause restrictions upon registration.

Fines for Non-Compliance Violations
Violation Fine
Drug Violation $100.00
Alcohol Violation $75.00
Disorderly Behavior $75.00
Excessive Noise Violation $50.00
Smoking Policy Violation $25.00
Other Violations $50.00

Non-Compliance Citation Appeals Procedure

Any student, staff or faculty who receives a Non-Compliance Citation has the right to appeal to the Appeals Committee. To appeal, a person  must complete and submit an Appeal Form online within ten (10) school days of the citation date. The Appeals Form can be found online under the Student Life or the University of Montevallo Public Safety web pages. When the Appeals Committee receives an appeal, the person appealing will be notified by mail of the date and time to appear for a hearing. Should the fine not be paid or an appeal not be filed within 10 school days of the citation date, the right to appeal will be forfeited.

Ticket Appeal Procedures

  • Any student, staff, or faculty person receiving a citation for a parking violation has the right to appeal.
  • To appeal, a person must fill out and submit an Appeal Form on-line within ten (10) school days of the citation date. Appeals made beyond that limit will not be heard.
  • Students will be notified through their ForUM account of the hearing date and time.  There may be some delay in this notification if a hearing has not been set. Call the Vice President for Enrollment & Student Affairs/Dean of Students Office at 205-665-6020 with questions regarding hearings.
  • Fines must be paid even if the ticket is being appealed.  Failure to pay will forfeit the right to appeal.  If the appeal is upheld, the money will be replaced in your student account.

Submit an Appeal

Excessive Violations

Excessive Violations and Immobilization/Towing of Vehicles

Students who accumulate five (5) or more parking citations a semester will be subject to disciplinary action. A wheel-lock device (boot) may be applied to the student’s vehicle at any time during that semester after five parking citations have been issued. In order to have the boot removed, you must pay $25.00 boot removal fee and all tickets have to be paid at the Cashier’s Office; bring the cashier’s receipt to the University Police Department. After a boot has been applied and removed in that semester, you are not allowed another parking citation. If you are ticketed again in that semester, you will appear before the University of Montevallo Justice Council and/or your parking privileges will be revoked. Any ticket issued thereafter will result in your vehicle being towed at the owner’s/driver’s expense.

Vehicles parked on campus without a parking permit, which cannot be identified and has been ticketed multiple times, will be subject to towing and impoundment, or a wheel lock may be applied for identification purposes. Before the wheel lock is removed, the responsible person must pay the unpaid citations and purchase a parking permit.

When a wheel locking device is applied to a vehicle and remains on the vehicle for more than 24 hours, the vehicle can be towed and impoundment at the owner’s/driver’s expense.

The University is not liable for any damage to vehicles occurring during towing, impoundment, or when immobilized through the use of a wheel lock.