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Citations and Appeals

Citations & Appeals

Students, Faculty, Staff and Visitors may appeal a moving violation or parking citation within seven (7) days of the citation issue date. See below for procedures:


Types of Violations

Bicycle Violation: Bicycle improperly stored or bicycle moving violation

Boot Warning: (Immobilization to follow) Issued with 5th citation during an academic year - warning that vehicle is eligible for a boot with the next violation

Boot: (Administration fee) Issued with 6th citation during an academic year - vehicle is immobilized with a boot

Displaying Lost, Stolen or Unauthorized University Permit: Displayed permit reported as lost or stolen, or permit has been duplicated, forged or altered

False Registration of Vehicle:  Parking permit or vehicle license plate does not match the vehicle

Fire Lane: Vehicle is parked in a designated fire lane

Handicapped Parking: Vehicle is parked in a handicapped space without valid state and university issued placards

Improper Display of Permit: Permit is not displayed as required 

Loading Zone: Vehicle is parked in a designated loading zone

Motorcycle Parking: Vehicle parked in a motorcycle space or designated area

Moving Violation: Violation of a traffic law (issued by university police)

No Decal: Vehicle is on UNCW property without a valid permit

No License Tag/Plate/Obscuring VIN Number: Vehicle does not have a license plate and/or the VIN number is obscured

Non-Parking Area: Vehicle is parked in an area not designated for parking

Obstructing Traffic: Vehicle is blocking or disrupting traffic

Parking Out of Zone or Faculty/Staff: Vehicle is displaying permit that is only valid in a different parking area

Queue Parking: Vehicle is waiting in a traffic area for a parking space to become vacant

Reserved Parking: Vehicle is parked in a space that is reserved for an individual or department

Restricted 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Vehicle displays a Night/Weekend Permit and is parked between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Restricted Lot or Zone: Vehicle is parked in an area designated for a special use (i.e. an event)

Service Vehicle Only: Vehicle is parked in a space designated for a service vehicle

Skateboard: Moving violation (issued by university police only)

Time Limit Exceeded/Meter: Vehicle has been parked for longer than the posted time limit

Tow Away Zone: Vehicle is parked in an area designated as a tow away zone

Visitor Parking: Vehicle is parked in a designated visitor space or area


Moving Violation Appeal Process

Moving violations may be appealed to the Director of Auxiliary Services. To appeal a moving violation, the Moving Violation Form must be completed and filed in the Auxiliary Services/Parking and Transportation Office within seven days of the date of the citation.

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Parking or Traffic Citation Appeal Process

Persons wishing to appeal a parking or traffic citation should initiate an appeal by filing a UNCW Parking Citation Appeal Form with Parking & Transportation Services. Appeal forms can be obtained at Parking & Transportation Services or by printing the UNCW Parking Citation Appeal Form from the Parking & Transportation website. All appeals must be initiated within seven (7) days of the citation issue date.

Front of parking ticketParking or traffic citation appeals will NOT be considered for the following reasons:

  • Fire lane violation
  • Not knowing or lack of knowledge of Parking Regulations
  • Inability to find a proper convenient parking space
  • Other vehicles were improperly parked
  • Late to class or appointment
  • Financial hardship caused by the fine
  • Someone else driving your car

Persons appealing for reasons (i.e., disabled vehicle or temporary medical problem) other than those listed above may complete the form.Sample of violation notice - parking ordinance

Complete the form in as much detail as possible, attach the citation and any supporting documentation (i.e., repair bill, doctor's note, police report, etc.) to the form and return it to Parking & Transportation Services (located in Warwick Center).

The Parking Appeals Committee will review policies and documentation associated with the violation and consider any circumstances you describe. ALL DECISIONS OF THE PARKING APPEALS COMMITTEE ARE FINAL.

Appellants will be notified by letter of the Parking Appeals Committee's decision. Those appeals denied must be paid at the University Cashier's Office within seven (7) days of the letter's mailing date.

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Community Service Initiative

The UNCW Parking Citation - Community Service Initiative provides students with the opportunity to utilize community service through Parking & Transportation Services as an alternative to paying one specified parking citation per semester. Moving violations are not eligible for the Community Services Initiative.

IMPORTANT NOTE: At times community service may not be available due to high demand and calendar restrictions (i.e. close to graduation) depending on hours needed to serve.

Objective

Provide students with the opportunity to utilize community service through Parking and Transportation Services as an alternative for paying one specified parking citation per semester, subject to certain eligibility requirements. Community service hours are scheduled in various departments on campus, beginning as early as 5:00 a.m. or as late as 9:00 p.m. Limited weekend hours are available as well. Community service hours are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.

Eligibility

Students should contact Parking and Transportation Services at 910-962-3178 or email parking@uncw.edu to determine eligibility for the Community Service Initiative.

  • Each student is limited to one (1) community service exemption per semester.
  • Community service is limited to specific citations listed below in Appendix A. Citations Eligible for Community Service Initiative. Citations of an egregious nature (e.g. stolen/altered decal) including but not limited to those which qualify as Code of Student Life offenses, as well as those impacting health/safety/welfare (e.g. fire lane/handicap space) are not eligible.
  • Moving violations (UNCW and NC) issued by UNCW Police are not eligible for this program.
  • The student is required to notify Parking and Transportation Services within seven (7) business days of receiving their citation (normal appeal timeline) of their intent to utilize the community service initiative.
  • The student is required to complete community service hours within 15 days of approval of community service agreement and within 15 days of the end of the academic semester.
  • If the student fails to complete scheduled community service hours, the citation will be reinstated for the full amount of the citation and the student loses the community service option for the semester.

Appendix A. Citations Eligible for Community Service Initiative

Violation
Fine
Community Service Hours

Loading Zone

$50.00

5

Non-Parking Area

$25.00

3

Out-of-Zone or Faculty/Staff

$25.00

3

Reserved Parking

$50.00

5

Restricted 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

$25.00

3

Restricted Lot or Zone

$25.00

3

Service Vehicle Only

$50.00

5

Time Limit Exceeded

$25.00

3

Tow Away Zone

$50.00

5

Visitor Parking

$25.00

3

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