Parking Information

Open parking hours will be declared from 5:00 PM to 7:30 AM daily and from 5:00 PM on Friday through 7:30 AM on Monday. School holidays are considered as open parking days. Residence hall parking areas are not open parking areas.

  •  APPEALS

    All appeals will be dealt with according to the rules and regulations stated in the Parking Booklet. All appeals must be made within three school days. Appeals made after three school days will not be considered.

    All faculty, staff and student appeals should follow the stated procedures.

    Appeals should be done online. Go to Onetech, Purchase Parking permit and the appeal form is on the same page.

  •  FINES

    The responsibilities for payment of fines incurred for traffic violations will rest with the registrant. In the event vehicle registration has not been completed, responsibility lies with the owner and/or operator of the vehicle. Persons violating the rules and regulations as stated while using a motor vehicle on campus will be fined under the Universitys system of traffic violations listed below.

    Violations and Fines
    WARNING $00.00
    Failure to display current hangtag $35.00
    Parking in wrong color lot/wrong letter lot $20.00
    Parking at yellow curb $20.00
    Parking where prohibited by signs $20.00

    Illegal use of, reproducing, alterations of, defacing,using revoked hangtags or falsifying registration information

    $75.00
    Unauthorized handicap parking $100.00
    Parked disregarding painted lines $20.00
    Parking in unauthorized zone $20.00
    Driving/parking on grass $20.00
    Double parked/blocking $20.00
    Blocking drive $25.00
    Blocking dumpster $20.00
    Loading zone beyond 15 minute time limit $20.00
    Parking on wrong side of street $20.00
    Backed into parking space on street $20.00
    Blocking fire hydrant $60.00
    Parked in visitor space $20.00
     Parking in reserved area  $20.00
     Across sidewalk and/or crosswalk  $20.00
     Expired license tab  $20.00
     Failure to display license plate  $20.00
    Failure to stop or yield right of way $25.00
    Driving wrong way on one-way $20.00
    U-turn $20.00
    Reckless driving $50.00
    Improper Equipment $20.00
    Speeding $35.00
    Security violation (propping doors open, etc.) $25.00
    Other (see comments) $20.00


    Fine Payment

    A person receiving notice of a parking or traffic violation should go to the Student Accounts Office, Doc Bryan Student Services Center, to pay the fine placed against his/her account. The office is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Check the "Parking and Traffic Regulations" for a list of all fines for violations.

    AUTHORITY:

    In accordance with A.C.A. 25-17-307, the Board of Trustees of Arkansas Tech University establishes the following rules and regulations, operation, and parking of motor vehicles on Arkansas Tech University campuses. These rules and regulations are binding on all members of faculty, staff, student body and others utilizing the lands owned and controlled by Arkansas Tech University. Lands owned or controlled by Tech will henceforth be known as "campus" for the purposes of clarification.

    Arkansas Tech Department of Public Safety officers are constituted peace officers by A.C.A. 25-17-305, by acting Board of Trustees, and under the laws of this state possess all the authority provided by law for city police and county sheriffs to be exercised as required for safety and protection of the University community.

    Enforcement of traffic regulations on the Tech campus is the responsibility of the Department of Public Safety. All drivers will observe and obey the orders of the Department of Public Safety officers while such officers are engaged in the performance of their respective duties. This includes producing and rendering identification and hangtags requested.

    *You are responsible for complying with all rules and regulations.

  •  VIOLATIONS


    Operating a motor vehicle in any manner which may create a disturbance on campus may be considered a traffic violation. This includes excessive use (determined by city ordinance or officer's discretion) of boom box, stereo, horn, illegal exhaust systems, squealing of tires or placing pedestrians or other drivers in a hazardous situation.
    All personnel, including visitors, are expected to adhere to all campus and state regulations regarding safety procedures.
    All resident hall students who own or operate registered vehicles must use the parking areas assigned to that residence hall. Residence hall parking lots are color-coded.
    Arkansas Tech University cannot and does not assume the obligation of providing parking spaces for all vehicles at all times.
    Arkansas Tech University does not assume responsibility for the care and protection of any vehicles or its contents while said vehicle is operated or parked on the campus or lands controlled by the University.
    Vehicles that do not qualify for registration or "approved as safe" by the State of Arkansas are not permitted on the campus at any time. Disabled and abandoned vehicles will be turned over to the State Police for disposal according to law.
    Mechanical work other than minor repairs such as replacement of vehicle battery or flat tires will not be permitted on the Tech campus.
    Arkansas Tech University reserves the right to restrict or revoke the use of an automobile on campus to anyone if the use of that vehicle is thought to be detrimental to the academic achievement of any student or if the person has abused the privilege of operating said vehicle on or off campus.
    It shall be the responsibility of any driver of a disabled vehicle (i.e. dead battery, out of gas, keys locked in car, etc.) to immediately notify the Public Safety Department of the problem and location of the disabled vehicle. Failure to make notification may result in the vehicle's being either towed or given a ticket. Abandoned vehicles shall be towed at the owner's expense.
    Flagrant disregard of campus parking and traffic regulations will result in the vehicle being towed to storage and parking privileges on campus revoked. Towing and storage charges will be assessed prior to the release of the vehicle to the owner.
     

    Moving Violation
    Moving violations include all traffic laws as stated in Arkansas Motor Vehicle and Traffic laws and State Highway Commission Regulations. The official Tech parking citation notice placed on vehicles will be sufficient as a summons for violation of these rules and regulations. In lieu of a University citation, the violator may be issued a uniform traffic ticket which will be adjudicated in Municipal Court.

    Additional Violations/Rules are as follows:

    *Speed limit on campus is 20 mph unless otherwise posted.

    *No U-turns.

    *Yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians in campus crosswalks.

     

    AUTHORITY:
    In accordance with A.C.A. 25-17-307, the Board of Trustees of Arkansas Tech University establishes the following rules and regulations, operation, and parking of motor vehicles on Arkansas Tech University campuses. These rules and regulations are binding on all members of faculty, staff, student body and others utilizing the lands owned and controlled by Arkansas Tech University. Lands owned or controlled by Tech will henceforth be known as "campus" for the purposes of clarification.

    Arkansas Tech Department of Public Safety officers are constituted peace officers by A.C.A. 25-17-305, by acting Board of Trustees, and under the laws of this state possess all the authority provided by law for city police and county sheriffs to be exercised as required for safety and protection of the University community.

    Enforcement of traffic regulations on the Tech campus is the responsibility of the Department of Public Safety. All drivers will observe and obey the orders of the Department of Public Safety officers while such officers are engaged in the performance of their respective duties. This includes producing and rendering identification and hangtags requested.

    *You are responsible for complying with all rules and regulations.

  •  VEHICLE REGISTRATION

    Registration shall be accomplished at the time of regular registration for the fall, spring or summer semesters at the Department of Public Safety or at locations and times specified. Only one hangtag may be registered per person.

    Vehicles are defined as any self-propelled vehicle having two or more wheels.

    All vehicles on Tech campus are required to register and display a current parking hangtag. Parameters for the operation and parking of motor vehicles may be viewed on the campus map.

    Hangtags are valid from August 15th one year through August 15th of the next year. After securing a hangtag at the Public Safety Department, charges are assessed to the individuals account at the Office of Student Accounts.

    Hangtags must be displayed by hanging on the rear view mirror so the number can be read through the front windshield from the outside. These hangtags can be moved from vehicle to vehicle. Do not tape hangtag on vehicle or lay on dash or seat.

    Lost/stolen hangtags are full price for replacement.

    Summer term hangtags will be one-half the original cost.

    Hangtags are the responsibility of the purchaser and must be removed prior to sale or transfer of the vehicle or upon termination of employment or withdrawal from the university.

    Falsifying registration information, such as buying hangtags for another person in his/her name will be fined $75.00. Also, the person who allows another individual to purchase a hangtag for him/her will be fined $75.00.

    Charges will be assessed at the time of registration of the vehicle as follows for all faculty, staff and students and other non-Tech employees.

    $30.00 for the calendar year (August 15 through August 15)
    $30.00 from the beginning of the second semester through Aug. 15
    $15.00 for summer termHangtag fees are non-refundable
    Temporary Hangtags are available at the Public Safety Department for faculty, staff and students who have misplaced their hangtag. These hangtags are provided at no cost and are valid for a maximum of seven days.

  •  DISABILITY PARKING

    As required, a number of parking slots have been set aside for use by permanently handicapped individuals only. Each space has been marked with signs and or blue and white paint on the space. If these spaces are full, you may park in any color zone but not in spaces marked as loading zones, timed parking and reserved as long as you display your valid disability license plate or placard. Vehicles found illegally parked in these spaces are subject to towing and impoundment fees.

    Only individuals who have been issued, and are displaying, a disability license plate or placard issued by the State of Arkansas are permitted to park in spaces marked with blue and white stripes. Vehicles must also have valid Tech hangtag.

    License plates, decals and placards may be obtained from the State Revenue Office at 105 South Rodchester, Russellville, AR. For information, call (479)968-1526.

    Transfer of a disability license or placard is a violation of the Arkansas state law. The offender will be ticketed accordingly.

  •  TEMPORARY DISABILITY PARKING
    Persons requesting temporary disability status for parking must be authorized by the Tech Health and Wellness Center located in Dean Hall and, if eligible, then obtain a special Temporary hangtag from UPD. You will then be eligible to park in the areas marked RED or handicapped space only for the dates specified.
  •  SPECIAL EVENT PARKING
     Contact the Department of Public Safety at (479)968-0222 or email at dps@atu.edu.
  •  VISITOR PARKING

    Visitors are always welcome on campus and may park in any non-restricted area. Currently enrolled students or employees are not considered visitors.

    Visitors, please secure a visitor's hangtag at no cost at the Public Safety Department or through the office you are visiting.

    Visitors with the hangtag may use any color parking area. Visitors without the hangtag may park only in the areas marked Visitors Only. Unrestricted parking for visitors is only permitted on Homecoming, Family Day, open parking hours and other designated University functions. Visitors who park in violation may be issued a parking citation.

  •  MOTORCYCLES AND MOTORBIKES
    Motorbikes, motor scooters, motorcycles and bicycles must be operated only on streets normally designated for automobile use. A hangtag must be displayed if parked on campus or an optional decal may be affixed to the left front fork.