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Parking Regulations

Monday, July 15, 2024

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The Parking and Traffic Regulations have been designed to best utilize the facilities and maintain orderly parking and safe traffic flow. Please feel free to contact the Office of Police and Public Safety if you need assistance.

In accordance with Act 328 of the 1967 General Assembly, the Board of Visitors of UA-PTC established the following rules and regulations for the registration and operation of motor vehicles on UA-PTC property. These rules and regulations are binding on all members of the faculty, staff and student body.

Responsibilities and Information

A. Students and employees of UA-PTC may operate a motor vehicle at the college, provided:

  1. The operator has a valid driver’s license.
  2. The vehicle being operated on the campus meets state safety inspection standards, is legally licensed, and maintains vehicle insurance as required by the state law.
  3. The vehicle is registered using the UA-PTC vehicle registration system.
  4. The operator of the vehicle abides by the Parking and Traffic Regulations of the college.
  5. The operator of the vehicle abides by motor vehicle and traffic laws as mandated by state law.

B. All campus vehicle accidents must be reported to the Office of Police and Public Safety.

C. It is understood that registration neither obligates the college to set aside a parking space for every vehicle registered nor permits the driver to violate Parking and Traffic Regulations or Arkansas State Motor Vehicle Laws.

D. All vehicle operators will observe and obey the orders of the Police and Public Safety officers in the performance of their duties. This includes rendering and producing identification and proper registration when requested.

E. UA-PTC assumes no responsibility for any vehicle or its contents. Please lock your vehicle.

F. A traffic ticket or other communication on the vehicle from the college is an official notice. A recipient who does not comply with such communications will subject himself/herself to disciplinary action and/or arrest when applicable. The college reserves the right to restrict or deny the use of any vehicle on the college campus if an operator violates Parking and Traffic Regulations or otherwise abuses the privilege of operating and parking a vehicle on the UA-PTC campus.

Vehicles may be towed from the campus at the owner’s expense when:

  • The vehicle is parked on the UA-PTC campus after privileges have been revoked.
  • The vehicle is parked in a handicapped space (without proper tag or misuse of a permit), is blocking or partially blocking a street or driveway, is blocking or partially blocking sidewalks or crosswalks, is parked on the lawn, or is otherwise hindering the flow of traffic and/or parking.
  • Vehicles are abandoned and left parked in one location for a period of two weeks.
  • The operator ignores communications from the college concerning improper parking of his/her vehicle.
  • The vehicle is deemed unsafe by the Office of Police and Public Safety.

Students who owe a fee for a violation will have a hold placed on their student account, and they will be ineligible to receive an official transcript or register for classes until the obligation has been paid. Violation payments must be paid to the UA-PTC Cashier’s Office, Monday through Friday, during normal business hours.

Student registered vehicles must park in all non-designated parking spaces. Faculty and staff registered vehicles may park in all spaces designated for faculty/staff parking when available.

Handicapped parking is exclusively reserved for vehicles legally and properly displaying a Handicapped Parking Permit issued by the State of Arkansas. Vehicles using the handicapped parking space (regardless of permit) must be transporting the handicapped individual that the permit was issued to assist and are subject to applicable state and federal laws.

The college reserves and marks with signage a limited number of parking spaces near the entrance of the Administration building and/or in designated areas. Visitor spaces are restricted to visitors of UA-PTC, not registered students, faculty or staff. Traffic cones are occasionally used to reserve visitor spaces for events. Individuals parking their vehicles and failing to observe the Visitor Parking areas will subject themselves to a parking violation.

The college reserves and marks with signage a designated number of parking spaces for faculty and staff. Unauthorized individuals parking their vehicles and failing to observe the faculty/staff parking areas will subject themselves to a parking violation. Donor parking is reserved exclusively for persons who have obtained that privilege from the UA-PTC Foundation Office.

Driving Requirements

  • The campus speed limit is 10 mph except when conditions indicate a slower speed is necessary.
  • All regulatory signs, pavement markings and/or traffic cones and barricades must be observed.
  • Yield to pedestrians at all times.

Parking Regulations

  • Vehicles must be parked within the boundaries of a single marked parking space.
  • No parking is permitted on the lawn, in driveways, loading zones and open areas not marked for parking.
  • Double parking and parking on the wrong side of the street are violations at all times.
  • If a vehicle is improperly parked, whether attended or unattended, the driver is in violation.
  • Vehicles in violation of parking regulations are subject to being towed at the owner’s expense.

Violations and Penalties


Individuals charged with violations of the UA-PTC Parking and Traffic

Regulations will be issued the following violations:

  • Reckless/unsafe driving $25
  • Invalid or no proof of license or vehicle insurance $25
  • Failure to observe sign, cone, barricade or officer $25
  • Speeding /too fast for conditions $25
  • Loud and raucous noise $25
  • Parking in a reserved area for faculty and staff, donor or visitors $10
  • No parking sticker or invalid display on vehicle $10
  • Double parking/blocking street or restricted area $10
  • Parking in a no parking area or fire lane $10
  • Driving and/or parking on grass $10
  • Driving/parking wrong direction on one-way street $10
  • Parking over the marked line $10
  • Falsifying registration information $10
  • Handicap spaces $50-$100

B. A person receiving notice of a Parking or Traffic Violation is required to report to the Cashier’s Office within 10 school days to pay the fees levied against him/her. Tickets not paid within 10 school days are subject to an additional penalty equal to the amount of the ticket. Students and employees are responsible for all traffic violations made by a vehicle displaying a sticker issued to the student or employee. If you lend your car, proper operation of the vehicle is still your responsibility. If you transfer ownership of your car, remove the parking sticker or you will be responsible for violations committed by the new owner.

C. UA-PTC Police and Public Safety officers maintain the right, as prescribed by law, to issue uniform traffic citations for any operator or vehicle violation committed within their jurisdiction.

D. Parking Violation Appeal - Any person who feels that his or her vehicle has been unjustly ticketed may appeal. Appeals must be received within 10 business days after the issuance of the ticket or the right to appeal is forfeited.