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OREGON UNIVERSITY SYSTEM,
SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY

DIVISION 50
PARKING REGULATIONS

 

Authority to establish regulations governing the use of motor vehicles on the Southern Oregon University (SOU) campus for visitors, faculty, staff, and students is derived from ORS 352.360 and action of the Oregon University System pursuant to such statute. The regulations as herein published have been approved by the Office of the Chancellor and filed with the Secretary of State in accordance with provisions of ORS 183.310 to 183.500. Strict enforcement of these regulations is necessary to minimize congestion, maintain safety on campus streets, enhance security, and maximize the use of existing parking facilities.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070
Stats. Implemented: ORS 352.360
Hist.: SOSC 5, f. & ef. 9-2-76; SOSC 4-1979, f. 8-8-79, ef. 9-1-79; SOSC 5-1980, f. & ef. 8-19-80; SOU 2-1997, f. & cert. ef. 8-26-97; SOU 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-04; SOU 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-11

All motor vehicle laws of the State of Oregon and City of Ashland, including specifically, but not by way of limitation, ORS Chapters 810, 811, 814, 815, and 816, together with amendments hereafter adopted, are applicable and enforceable on the campus of Southern Oregon University to the same extent as if this campus and its streets were public highways.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 
Stats. Implemented: ORS 352.360 
Hist.: SOCS 5, f. & ef. 9-2-76; SOSC 4-1979, f. 8-8-79, ef. 9-1-79; SOSC 5-1980, f. & ef. 8-19-80; SOSC 3-1990, f. & cert. ef. 5-31-90; SOU 2-1997, f. & cert. ef. 8-26-97; SOU 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-04; SOU 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 7-23-07

(1) For the purpose of these regulations, the word "parking" means any vehicle which is stopped and/or waiting, regardless of the period of time the vehicle is stopped or whether a driver is present, except for a vehicle immobilized by traffic control, congestion, or accident.

(2) The word "vehicle" means any type of motor-powered conveyance including, but not limited to, automobiles, trucks, trailers, motorcycles, mopeds, scooters, bicycles, skateboards, personal assistive mobility devices and all methods of transportation on wheels.

(3) The word "permit" as used in these regulations includes all the following:

(a) Faculty/Staff decal/hang tag.

(b) Student Commuter decal;

(c) Residence Hall decal;

(d) Motorcycle and Scooter decal;

(e) Carpool decal;

(f) Temporary Substitute permit;

(g) Weekly Parking permit;

(h) Guest Parking permit;

(i) Service Vehicle permit;

(j) Daily Parking permit.

(k) Special Permits

(4) A "decal" is the permanent permit affixed to a vehicle.

(5) The word "permit" means a valid decal or permit as recognized by the Parking Department.

(6) Service vehicles are defined as University-owned service trucks or cars, vehicles with commercial permits, or vehicles with special temporary service permits performing a service for Southern Oregon University.

(7) Delivery vehicles are defined as vehicles owned by companies doing pick-up and delivery business with the University departments or vehicles with temporary special delivery permits on pick-up and delivery business.

(8) Dangerous driving includes but is not limited to wrong way driving, high speed, spinning tires or operating a vehicle not under control.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 
Stats. Implemented: ORS 352.360 
Hist.: SOSC 5, f. & ef. 9-2-76; SOSC 4-1979, f. 8-8-79, ef. 9-1-79; SOSC 5-1980, f. & ef. 8-19-80; SOSC 4-1982, f. & ef. 7-28-82; SOSC 6-1983, f. & ef. 8-23-83; SOSC 2-1984, f. & ef. 8-14-84; SOSC 8-1985, f. & ef. 8-12-85; SOSC 5-1987, f. & ef. 9-8-87; SOSC 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-96; SOU 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-11; SOU 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-11-12; SOU 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-13

 

(1) Loading Zones:

  (a) Loading zones are located throughout the campus and are reserved for people loading and unloading heavy or bulky packages;

  (b) Signed loading zones are limited to 30-minute occupancy;

  (c) Loading zones are enforced at all times unless otherwise posted.

(2) Loading Docks:

  (a) Loading docks are reserved for delivery vehicles;

  (b) Under special circumstances, a private vehicle may be issued special use permission at Campus Public Safety;

  (c) Loading docks are enforced at all times unless otherwise posted.

(3) Service Vehicles Spaces:

  (a) Spaces are reserved for service vehicles;

  (b) Under special circumstances, a private vehicle may be issued special use permission at Campus Public Safety.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 
Stats. Implemented: ORS 352.360 
Hist.: SOU 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-11; SOU 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-13

(1) All persons operating vehicles on campus are responsible for knowing and adhering to the regulations herein. All parking and vehicle operating regulations are enforced 24 hours per day unless posted otherwise. All vehicles driven or parked on SOU property shall be legally licensed and operated by a legally licensed driver. The license must be displayed upon request of Campus Public Safety Officers.

(2) The responsibility for locating a legal parking space rests with the operator of the vehicle. Lack of parking space or an overabundance of parking space is not a valid excuse for violating any University parking regulation.

(3) Persons whose vehicles have broken down on the campus must immediately notify Parking Services. Major mechanical repairs to vehicles on the campus are prohibited. Abandoned or junked vehicles remaining on the campus more than 72 hours will be removed at the owner's expense. Unlicensed vehicles parked on the campus will be considered abandoned and subject to removal at the owner's expense. Unlicensed vehicles include those with expired vehicle registration.

(4) Southern Oregon University assumes no liability for personal injuries or for the care and/or protection of any vehicle or its contents while the vehicle is operated or parked on campus.

(5) Vehicles involved in driving safety violations may have their vehicle permits to park on campus revoked by Parking Services Enforcement Director. Revocations may be appealed through the Traffic Appeals Board process.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070
Stats. Implemented: ORS 352.360
Hist.: SOSC 5, f. & ef. 9-2-76; SOSC 4-1979, f. 8-8-79, ef. 9-1-79; SOSC 5-1980, f. & ef. 8-19-80; SOSC 6-1983, f. & ef. 8-23-83; SOSC 2-1984, f. & ef. 8-14-84; SOU 2-1997, f. & cert. ef. 8-26-97; SOU 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 4-4-01; SOU 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-04; SOU 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-11

(1) All vehicles parked on the University campus are required to display a valid SOU permit when the posted signs require a permit. Faculty/Staff lots are posted yellow; Student Commuter lots are posted green; Resident Student lots are posted red. Parking Services can be contacted for the location where other types of permits may be obtained. Failure to display a permit may result in the issuance of a parking citation. Permits may be purchased during normal office hours at the Enrollment Services Center (ESC) located in Britt Hall. All permits are valid for the current academic year only, unless otherwise designated by Parking Services at the time of issuance; there are no open-ended permits. Permit is defined as any Parking Services sanctioned or issued permit. Examples include: decal, hangtag, guest, special, metered, temporary, courtesy*, media, or other placard or device issued or developed by Parking Services as needed to facilitate parking of vehicles on Southern Oregon University property. *(A courtesy permit refers to a Retiree, VIP, or a Volunteer.) Any misuse of these parking permits may cause them to be revoked.

(2) Parking permits and faculty/staff hangtags are serialized for use on specific vehicle(s) with a license plate designated by the purchaser at the time of purchase. Permits (decals) must be affixed outside to left-rear bumper, left-rear body, left-rear window, or rear-side window behind driver of the vehicle where visible. The adhesive on the back of the permit must be the attaching mechanism. Hangtags are to be hung from the rear-view mirror; serialized numbers facing out. Parking Services (at the Enrollment Services Center in Britt Hall) must be informed of changes in vehicles; re-registering the hangtags to the appropriate vehicle(s). If a vehicle is disposed of, the permit must be removed and returned to Parking Services.

(3) Parking permits may be purchased for the time period designated on the decals; generally the academic year. The academic year begins and ends in September. Parking permits purchased during the winter, spring, or summer terms are at a proportionately reduced rate.

(4) Faculty/Staff (yellow) parking permits (or hangtags) will be sold to classified employees, graduate assistants, temporary employees who are half-time or more, and faculty. Faculty/staff employees working .50 FTE or less will be eligible for a permit at a reduced rate of one-half the cost of the permit. Hangtags are issued for a three-year period. Faculty/staff hangtags are considered the first permit. They are not to be sold as a second permit. Vehicles displaying a Faculty/Staff permit (yellow) (or hangtag) are authorized to park in designated Faculty/Staff (yellow) parking areas or Student parking areas ( red parking areas or green parking areas).

(5) Student Commuter parking (green) permits will be sold to students who live off campus and wish to bring vehicles on campus. Vehicles displaying a Student Commuter permit are authorized to park in designated Student Commuter (green) parking areas.

(6) Residence Hall (red) parking permits will be sold to students living in campus residence halls. Vehicles displaying a Residence Hall permit are authorized to park in designated Residence Hall (red) parking areas.

(7) Second parking permits may be purchased for an additional vehicle if more than one vehicle will be brought to campus. The purchaser must also be the registered owner of the vehicle. Only one permit (the original or second permit) is valid in permit-required lots at a time. If both first and second permits of one person are parked in permit-required lots at the same time, both vehicles will be cited for improper permits. A second permit may not be purchased for a car if the first permit is for a vehicle used in a Residence Hall Parking area, a motorcycle, moped, or scooter.

(8) A replacement permit may be obtained for a damaged, unreadable permit or for a replacement vehicle. The replacement vehicle must be registered to the same owner as the original vehicle. The permit which is being replaced will be considered void and should be returned to Parking Services (at the Enrollment Services Center in Britt Hall) upon purchase of a replacement permit.

(9) Guest permits are available at Parking Services and departmental offices. Guest permits are issued for one day only. Guest permits may not be used in timed or visitor pay meter lots. Guest permits will not be valid if issued to University employees, faculty, students, buses, or vehicles displaying a valid parking permit. Guest permits will not be valid and a citation may be issued for failure to display permit if any of the following information is illegible or omitted:

(a) Both license number and make or color of vehicle;

(b) Date that permit is valid;

(c) Name and telephone extension of departmental personnel issuing the permit.

(10) Carpool parking permits will be sold for the entire school year only if the carpool meets the following criteria:

(a) The carpool must contain at least two registered participants but no more than six.

(b) No more than one vehicle from the carpool is allowed on campus at a particular time. They may not purchase a second permit. However, replacement permits are available if requirements as stated in the regulations for replacement permits are met.

(11) Temporary replacement vehicles for a vehicle with a permit may be brought on campus after obtaining a Substitute Vehicle parking permit from Parking Services. This permit is used for temporary situations of short duration (30 days or less).

(12) Special permits may be approved by Parking Services on an as-needed basis.

(13) Weekly or Daily permits, for those persons who use the campus parking facilities only intermittently, may be purchased at Parking Services (at the Enrollment Services Center in Britt Hall) or may be available in departments that have purchased them for use in special programs or events on campus.

(14) Courtesy (purple), parking permits are available to Emeritus Faculty only. Courtesy (purple), permits are valid for Emeritus Faculty only, not to be used by family or friends. A grandfather clause exists for employees who have already received a purple permit prior to the effective date of this rule. Volunteer board members, designated governmental officials, media representatives, and such others as deemed necessary by the President will have dated and numbered VIP hangtags to facilitate their interaction with the institution. Media representatives will receive dated and numbered hangtags. Permits may be used only for their intended purpose.

(15) Vendor or Volunteer permits may be obtained through Parking Services.

(a) Commercial permits will be sold to commercial vendors, including vending machine, video game, outside maintenance, travel, office supply, and food vendor companies, and contractors’ employees. Companies or departments can purchase a long-term permit for six months or a year. Short-term permits are available for one day or one month. Companies or departments will be billed for the permits by Parking Services.

(b) Volunteer parking permits will be sold to departments for use by volunteers. Departments can purchase long-term permits for one year, short-term permits for less than one month or term-by-term. These permits will be billed by Parking Services to the issuing department. Volunteer permits are not valid if issued to current University employees, faculty or students.

(16) Disabled parking is in accordance with ORS 811.602, 811.605, 811.606, 811.607, and 811.615. Only vehicles displaying a disabled placard or license plate issued and registered at the Motor Vehicles Division (as designated in Rule 573-050-0020) will be allowed to park in spaces posted for use by disabled persons. These vehicles must also display an SOU permit or meter permit unless otherwise posted.

(a) Temporary placards are issued by the Motor Vehicle Division for persons with qualifying temporary disabilities (as provided by ORS 811.606 and 811.640). The requirements for parking on campus apply for all disabled parking listed above.

(b) Vehicles with an appropriate disabled placard or license plate and SOU permit may park in any lot or space without incurring citations, except where the lot or space is designated for parking limited to 60 minutes or less in a parking space reserved for other vehicles, or visitor-pay meter lots.

(17) Refunds will be given for student/staff parking permits for unused academic terms, except summer term. No refunds will be given for year permits that are not used summer term. Refunds will be given upon return of the permit or fragments thereof showing the permit numbers and expiration date. Refund schedules are on file at ESC.

(18) Vehicles displaying valid permits are not guaranteed a parking space on the campus.

(19) Vehicles displaying valid permits are not exempt from timed parking restrictions. Vehicles may park in a timed space or in a metered parking space but must comply with the time limits or metered fee payment of the specific space.

(20) Mopeds, scooters, & motorcycles must have a motorcycle permit and be parked in a motorcycle parking space. If a motorcycle has a full price vehicle parking permit they may park in a vehicle space that corresponds with the color of the permit. Motorcycles may park in timed spaces that are open to the public. Mopeds, scooters, and motorcycles parked in bicycle racks and on the campus grounds will be cited for improper parking. Vehicles parked inside University buildings will be towed at the owner’s expense.

(21) If a faculty/staff hangtag is the first legal permit, and a motorcycle is the second vehicle, a decal may be purchased at second decal rate.

(22) If, during the process of issuing a parking citation, the driver of the violating vehicle drives away from the scene, thus preventing the issuing agent from placing the citation on the vehicle, the citation will be entered into the parking system as if it had been placed on the vehicle. When a driver leaves the scene during the issuing process, this will be considered "constructive notice" of the citation.

(23) Vehicles parked facing in the direction against one-way arrows will be cited for improper parking. Vehicles parked on the side of street opposing direction of usual traffic flow will be cited for improper parking.

(24) Vehicles using parking lots marked "Pay Parking" are required to display the serialized meter permit purchased at each lot of this type. Failure to display the meter permit in plain view on the left side of the vehicle’s dashboard will result in a citation for failure to display a permit. There is no grace period to obtain change for the permit machine.

(25) Government Vehicles not assigned a permanent parking space may only be parked for a period of 24 hours in Faculty/Staff or Student parking spaces unless permission has been obtained from Parking Services. Vehicles may be liable for enforcement action for non-compliance.

(26) Buses may park where directed by Parking Services.

(27) Fee Schedule:

(a) Carpool, sold for entire school year only: $135 each pool.

(b) Faculty and staff decal for first-registered vehicle, fall term through summer term: $150.

(c) Faculty/staff hangtags are issued for a three-year period: $439.

(A) This fee is for a one-time purchase. Proration is available for the second and third year.

(B) Payroll deduction is available, plus applicable increases in permit fees.

(d) Student Commuter and Residence Hall decal for first-registered vehicle for only fall term through summer term: $140.

(e) Motorcycles, mopeds, and scooters, one vehicle only:

(A) Fall term through summer term: $57.

(B) If motorcycles park in auto spaces, the fee is commensurate with full auto fee for the area.

(f) Second Vehicle permit: $49.

(A) Second permits will be sold only to Faculty/Staff and Commuter permit holders. Red permit holders may not purchase a second permit.

(B) One second permit is allowed for each full-price (first-registered vehicle) permit purchased.

(C) Replacement permits can be obtained only in accordance with OAR 573-050-0025(8).

(g) Replacement permits or hangtags: $30.

(h) Lost/stolen permits: $25.

(i) Departmental Reserved Parking spaces (nonrefundable): $100 over and above price for regular parking permit and a $50 fee for each subsequent sign-change after a sign is posted.

(j) Commercial permit, each vehicle:

(A) Long-term, twelve months: $194.

(B) Long-term, six months: $115.

(C) Short-term, one month: $32.

(D) Short-term, daily: $12.

(k) Weekly parking permits: $32 per week (available at Housing, and Parking Services).

(l) Daily parking permits: $12 per day (available at Housing, and Parking Services).

(m) Department Daily Guest Pass booklets: $48.

(n) Evening and weekend parking in designated lots: $1.

(o) Visitors pay parking in specified lots: $1 per hour (lot 12, lot 29 and lot 1.) Lots 27, 30, 32, are $1.00 per visit after 6 PM and weekends.

(p) Volunteer permit:

(A) Volunteer, each vehicle, long-term, one year: $8.

(B) Volunteer, each vehicle, short-term, less than one month: $3.

(q) Handling charges:

(A) Deducting fines from payroll check: $8.

(B) Out-of-state Department of Motor Vehicles research fee: $8.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 
Stats. Implemented: ORS 352.360 
Hist.: SOSC 5, f. & ef. 9-2-76; SOSC 4-1979, f. 8-8-79, ef. 9-1-79; SOSC 5-1980, f. & ef. 8-19-80; SOSC 3-1981, f. & ef. 9-9-81; SOSC 4-1982, f. & ef. 7-28-82; SOSC 1-1983, f. & ef. 1-3-83; SOSC 6-1983, f. & ef. 8-23-83; SOSC 2-1984, f. & ef. 8-14-84; SOSC 8-1985, f. & ef. 8-12-85; SOSC 3-1986, f. & ef. 7-22-86; SOSC 5-1987, f. & ef. 9-8-87; SOSC 4-1989, f. & cert. ef. 9-19-89; SOSC 3-1990, f. & cert. ef. 5-31-90; SOSC 4-1991, f. & cert. ef. 6-11-91; SOSC 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 6-10-94; SOSC 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-96; SOU 2-1997, f. & cert. ef. 8-26-97; SOU 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 7-16-98; SOU 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 5-7-99; SOU 2-2000, f. & cert. ef. 6-9-00; SOU 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 4-4-01; SOU 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-28-02; SOU 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-04; SOU 3-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-29-06; SOU 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 7-23-07; SOU 3-2009, f. 10-1-09, cert. ef. 10-4-09; SOU 3-2010, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-10; SOU 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-11; SOU 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-11-12; SOU 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-13; SOU 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-2-14

The Vice President for Administration and Finance, in consultation with the Transportation Planning and Parking Committee (TPPC), will designate parking areas on campus.

(1) Anyone operating a vehicle on campus will observe posted speed limits, barricades, bicycle lanes, crosswalks, and stop signs and will drive in a safe and prudent manner. The speed limit on campus is 15 MPH. Driving or parking vehicles, bicycles, motorcycles, mopeds, scooters, or motorized bicycles on sidewalks, lawns, and other areas not designated for driving, parking, or public thoroughfare is prohibited.

(2) Regulations may change from time to time. In the event of conflict between traffic signs or markings and printed regulations, the signs or markings will prevail.

(3) Vehicles shall be parked within indicated parking areas only. All lots will have permit requirements suspended during institution holidays except disabled, yellow zones, pay lots, reserved parking spaces, and restricted areas, which are enforced at all times. "Holidays" refers to the following observed state holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday following Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

(4) Residence Hall (red) parking areas, and pay lots are enforced 24 hours a day except for holidays as specified in the previous paragraph. All other lots are enforced as indicted herein:

(a) Faculty/staff (yellow) enforced 6A-6P, after 6P and weekends any university permit is valid.

(b) Commuter lots (green) enforced 6A-6P, after 6P and weekends any university permit is valid. All lots are enforced 24 hours per day unless otherwise posted.

(5) Persons, departments, or schools sponsoring University-hosted or community events must contact the Parking Services event coordinator online or contact Parking Services (at the Enrollment Service Center in Britt Hall) to arrange for parking and fee payment as appropriate. Unless otherwise arranged, participants will be restricted to Lot 1 during the academic school year. Event is defined as any activity occurring on Southern Oregon University property in which the sponsors or attendees pay a fee, collectively utilize more than 5 permit area spaces, or requires services from Parking Services.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 
Stats. Implemented: ORS 352.360 
Hist.: SOSC 5, f. & ef. 9-2-76; SOSC 4-1979, f. 8-8-79, ef. 9-1-79; SOSC 5-1980, f. & ef. 8-19-80; SOSC 3-1981, f. & ef. 9-9-81; SOSC 6-1983, f. & ef. 8-23-83; SOSC 2-1984, f. & ef. 8-14-84; SOSC 3-1986, f. & ef. 7-22-86; SOSC 5-1987, f. & ef. 9-8-87; SOSC 4-1989, f. & cert. ef. 9-19-89; SOSC 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 6-10-94; SOU 2-1997, f. & cert. ef. 8-26-97; SOU 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 7-16-98; SOU 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 5-7-99; SOU 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-28-02; SOU 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-04; SOU 3-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-29-06; SOU 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 7-23-07; SOU 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-13

(1) The Transportation Planning and Parking Committee (TPPC), is established to advise on policies, procedures, and programs which address the transportation needs of students, faculty, staff, and visitors who access the Ashland campus, including routes and parking within the campus. Further, the committee makes recommendations creating or modifying traffic and parking policies and assists in the equitable, effective, and economic regulation of vehicle use on campus. Included in these duties is the adjudication of second appeals for parking citations and consideration of petitions for reserved parking. The committee will be convened as necessary to serve as the institution's Vehicle Accident Review Board.

(2) The TPPC will include three faculty or unclassified members identified through the Administrative Committee appointment procedure, three student members recommended by the Student Senate, and three classified staff members identified through the Administrative Committee appointment procedure. All members are subject to final confirmation by the President or the President's designee. A minimum of three members at a meeting shall constitute a quorum. Final authority for traffic parking policies will rest with the President or the President's designee.

(3) Each member of the TPPC will be appointed for the period of three years. Terms of office will be staggered to provide continuity.

(4) The Director of Campus Public Safety, being responsible for the enforcement of these regulations, will be an ex officio (nonvoting) member of the TPPC. In this capacity, the Director of Campus Public Safety will serve as an Advisor concerning traffic problems on the campus and the fiscal impact of present and proposed parking policies. The Director will make recommendations on needed improvement or changes required in this program to ensure the parking program maintains its mandated self-supporting fiscal status.

(5) The Traffic Appeals Board (TAB) is established to provide an expedient method of handling appeals for citations issued by Southern Oregon University. The TAB is the first level of appeal concerning traffic and parking citations on the campus.

(6) The TAB will consist of three faculty or unclassified members identified through the Administrative Committee appointment procedure, three student members recommended by the Student Senate, and three classified staff members identified through the Administrative Committee appointment procedure. All members are subject to confirmation by the President or the President's designee. Decisions of the TAB shall reflect the majority vote of those members present.

(7) Each member of the TAB will be appointed for a period of three years. Terms of office will be staggered.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 
Stats. Implemented: ORS 352.360 
Hist.: SOSC 5, f. & ef. 9-2-76; SOSC 4-1979, f. 8-8-79, ef. 9-1-79; SOSC 5-1980, f. & ef. 8-19-80; SOSC 2-1984, f. & ef. 8-14-84; SOSC 8-1985, f. & ef. 8-12-85; SOSC 4-1989, f. & cert. ef. 9-19-89; SOSC 4-1991, f. & cert. ef. 6-11-91; SOSC 3-1993, f. & cert. ef. 5-21-93; SOU 2-1997, f. & cert. ef. 8-26-97; SOU 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 4-4-01; SOU 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-28-02; SOU 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-04; SOU 3-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-29-06; SOU 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 7-23-07

Multiple violations may be cited for a single incident:

(1) Failure to display valid permit: Fine $30.

(2) Fraudulent display of permit: Fine $85.

(3) Permit not affixed: Fine $25.

(4) Improper permit: Fine $20.

(5) Parking in disabled space: Maximum fine $450.

(6) Overtime parking: Fine $25.

(7) Blocking wheel chair ramp: Fine $100.

(8) Improper parking: Fine $30.

(9) Parking in reserved space: Fine $75.

(10) Blocking traffic: Fine $50.

(11) Boot vehicle: Fine $25.

(12) Abandoning a vehicle: Fine $100.

(13) A vehicle may be towed off campus property and impounded at the owner’s expense (including additional fines) under the following circumstances:

(a) Any vehicle is causing imminent danger to people or University property;

(b) Any vehicle is without a valid yellow, green, or red parking permit and has records of $100 or more in unpaid citations (may be towed or booted);

(c) Any vehicle is left parked or standing in an area not normally used for parking, including parking on a sidewalk or on grass;

(d) Any vehicle is improperly parked in a disabled space;

(e) Any vehicle is blocking traffic, another vehicle, any door or fire exit, access to any trash container, fire lane, crosswalk, driveway, or it poses any other safety hazard (may also be cited for blocking traffic);

(f) Any vehicle is determined to be abandoned on University property.

(14) Vehicles in timed parking areas may be cited when their time parked exceeds the posted time limit. The vehicle may be cited again after double the posted time limit is exceeded.

EXAMPLE: In a 30-minute parking area, a vehicle may be cited after 30 minutes; again after a total of 90 minutes (including the first 30 minutes); again after 150 minutes and so forth. Timed parking is defined as “limited duration” meaning one time parking per timed lot during a 24 hour period. Re-parking in the same lot constitutes continuous parking and the vehicle will be cited.

(15) Vehicles parked in permit-required parking areas may be cited every eight hours, not to exceed three citations every 24 hours.

(16) Other violations not defined by 1-15 above. $50

(17) Depositing litter or debris on a University parking lot, roadway or bikeway. $50

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070 
Stats. Implemented: ORS 352.360 
Hist.: SOSC 5, f. & ef. 9-2-76; SOSC 4-1979, f. 8-8-79, ef. 9-1-79; SOSC 5-1980, f. & ef. 8-19-80; SOSC 4-1982, f. & ef. 7-28-82; SOSC 6-1983, f. & ef. 8-23-83; SOSC 2-1984, f. & ef. 8-14-84; SOSC 8-1985, f. & ef. 8-12-85; SOSC 3-1986, f. & ef. 7-22-86; SOSC 5-1987, f. & ef. 9-8-87; SOSC 4-1989, f. & cert. ef. 9-19-89; SOSC 3-1990, f. & cert. ef. 5-31-90; SOSC 4-1991, f. & cert. ef. 6-11-91; SOSC 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 6- 10-94; SOSC 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-96; SOU 2-1997, f. & cert. ef. 8-26-97; SOU 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 7-16-98; SOU 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 5-7-99; SOU 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 4-4-01; SOU 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-28-02; SOU 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-04; SOU 3-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-29-06; SOU 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 7-23-07; SOU 3-2009, f. 10-1-09, cert. ef. 10-4-09; SOU 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-11; SOU 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-20-13

(1) Campus regulations are in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except when parking permits are not required (as stated in OAR 573-050-0030).

(2) Tow-away zones will be enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

(3) All penalties prescribed in OAR 573-050-0040 will be administratively enforced by Southern Oregon University. Violators will receive a parking citation of offense, together with the scheduled fine for said violation, in accordance with the penalties set forth in OAR 573-050-0040.

(4) After receipt of a parking citation, the individual must, within seven calendar days of the date of the citation, file a request for a hearing before the TAB or pay the appropriate fine.

(5) Any University personnel or students issuing a Guest permit may contact Parking Services (at the Enrollment Services Center in Britt Hall) to transfer responsibility for citations received by their guests to themselves. This in no way implies the fine will be suspended, only that the guest will not be billed or pursued to pay the fine. The University personnel or students will be responsible and have all avenues of appeal available as if the citation were issued to them personally.

(6) Any person wishing to take a case before the TAB must prepare a Petition for Appeal of Traffic Violation for a hearing indicating why the citation should be adjudicated. The petition form, available from Parking Services, must be completed and returned to the office within seven calendar days of the citation date.

(7) A person appealing the citation may appear before the TAB to present his/her case. If the appellant does not wish to appear in person, for reasons he/she may specify, the written appeal will be reviewed by the TAB, which shall render judgment. The appellant shall be notified by mail or email of the decision of the TAB.

(8) The party appealing the citation may have legal counsel to present his/her case to the TAB.

(9) In adjudicating appeals, the TAB shall have full authority to do the following:

(a) Dismiss the violations;

(b) Find the individual not guilty of the charges of the citation;

(c) Find the individual guilty of the violation and either imposes the fine stipulated in these rules or impose a lesser fine;

(d) Enter a finding of guilty without imposing any fine; issue a reprimand or warning; or impose a fine.

(10) The decision of the TAB may be appealed in writing to the Transportation Planning and Parking Committee (TPPC) by obtaining, completing, and filing a second appeal form with Parking Services within ten calendar days following the decision of the TAB. Parking Services will also have an opportunity to submit a written statement concerning the issuance of the citation.

(11) Once the TAB makes the decision on an appeal for a parking citation, the appellant will have ten calendar days from the decision date to appeal the TAB decision further via the TPPC. After a decision has been made on the second appeal, the appellant has ten calendar days to pay any amount owed before it is charged to his/her account.

(12) The student's right to register for classes may be denied if any fines owing under these regulations remain unpaid.

(13) A student who fails to pay the University for any outstanding fine will have the fine charged to his/her account. Non-students who fail to pay any outstanding fines may be subjected to University collection policies and practices of up to and including assignment to an outside collection agency.

(14) Students leaving or graduating from the University will continue to be responsible for parking fines owed to the University, as long as such fines can be identified as belonging to the student(s) responsible.

(15) A faculty or staff member who fails to pay the University for any outstanding parking fines may have the fine deducted from his/her payroll check 30 days after written notice of the outstanding fines.

(16) Vehicles having outstanding parking fines may be denied issuance of a replacement or new parking decal.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070
Stats. Implemented: ORS 352.360
Hist.: SOSC 5, f. & ef. 9-2-76; SOSC 4-1979, f. 8-8-79, ef. 9-1-79; SOSC 5-1980, f. & ef. 8-19-80; SOSC 3-1981, f. & ef. 9-9-81; SOSC 4-1982, f. & ef. 7-28-82; SOSC 6-1983, f. & ef. 8-23-83; SOSC 2-1984, f. & ef. 8-14-84; SOSC 8-1985, f. & ef. 8-12-85; SOSC 3-1986, f. & ef. 7-22-86; SOSC 5-1987, f. & ef. 9-8-87; SOSC 4-1989, f. & cert. ef. 9-19-89; SOSC 3-1990, f. & cert. ef. 5-31-90; SOSC 4-1991, f. & cert. ef. 6-11-91; SOSC 3-1993, f. & cert. ef. 5-21-93; SOSC 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-96; SOU 2-1997, f. & cert. ef. 8-26-97; SOU 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 7-16-98; SOU 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 5-7-99; SOU 2-2000, f. & cert. ef. 6-9-00; SOU 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 4-4-01; SOU 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-28-02; SOU 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-04; SOU 1-2005, f. & cert. ef. 4-11-05; SOU 3-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-29-06; SOU 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 7-23-07; SOU 5-2008, f. 6-4-08, cert. ef. 6-5-08; SOU 3-2009, f. 10-1-09, cert. ef. 10-4-09; SOU 3-2010, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-10

 

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