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University Police Department
134 Brigham Hall

University of Wisconsin-Platteville provides parking on University property and some adjacent streets, in cooperation with the City of Platteville.

PERMIT PARKING

Permit enforcement for the academic semester/year begins on the 1st day of classes.

A valid, University issued parking permit is required in all University parking lots, College Drive, University Plaza, and Greenwood Avenue.  Parking lot types are designated by a sign at the entrance to the lot.  It is the driver’s responsibility to observe and obey the signs.

Permit must be displayed so symbol and number are clearly and easily visible from the front of the car.  Permit should be hung from rear view mirror, with symbol and number facing forward and not obstructed.  If no rear view mirror is present, a permit may be placed on driver’s side dash.  The permit number and symbol shall be easily visible from the front of the vehicle and not obstructed.  Temporary permits shall be placed on the driver’s side dash, with all information clearly visible and not obstructed.  If the permit is not properly displayed, a citation may be issued for Non-display/ Improper Display of Permit.   It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure the permit is properly displayed, before leaving the vehicle. 


PERMIT PURCHASE

University of Wisconsin-Platteville parking permits may be purchased online at www.uwplatt.edu/police or www.permitsales.net/uwplatt

  • Students may select to have the permit price added to the tuition bill.
    • There is a deadline, so check www.uwplatt.edu/police  if you wish to purchase your permit using this option
  • Faculty/Staff may select payroll deduction.
    • There is a deadline, so check www.uwplatt.edu/police  if you wish to purchase your permit using this optionRegular permits are not sold at the University Police Department; however cycle, daily, and staff semester permits are available.

PERMIT APPLICATION RESTRICTIONS

  • No person may falsify, alter or duplicate or request the unauthorized falsification, alteration or duplication of a university parking permit.
  • No person may knowingly display or allow another person to display a falsified, altered, duplicated, stolen, lost, or found parking permit.
  • No person may knowingly provide false information to any university employee with the intent to obtain a parking permit.

PERMIT TYPES
UW-Platteville issues the following types of permits, which must be displayed to park on UW-Platteville properties and other restricted areas:

Faculty/Staff Permits- These may be purchased by employees of the University.  They can be purchased for either one semester or one year.  Semester Staff permits must be purchased at the University Police Department.
Commuter Permits- These may be purchased by students residing off-campus.  They can be purchased for either one semester or one year.
Residence Hall Permit- These may be purchased by students residing on-campus.  They can be purchased for either one semester or one year.
Remote Lot Permit- University of Wisconsin-Platteville has one designated remote parking lot.  Remote permits can be purchased either for one semester or one year.
Cycle Permit- Operators of mopeds and motorcycles may either purchase a cycle permit or receive one free with the purchase of a Faculty/Staff, Commuter, Remote, or Residence Hall permit.  Cycle permits are valid only in designated cycle stalls and on the street.  Cycle permits are designated by type, and are only valid in the lot type indicated.  Motorcycle permits are only to be used on a single vehicle.  They may not be removed and placed on another motorcycle/moped.
Temporary Handicap Permit- University Police will issue a Temporary Handicap permit, valid ONLY in University parking lots, with a faxed doctor’s authorization, on official letterhead.  These are issued for a maximum of 10 days and may not be renewed.
Overnight Permit- The University Police Department issues a permit for those staff and students on UW-Platteville sponsored overnight trips.  This permit is valid ONLY in lot 26 and must be picked up from the University Police Department prior to departure.  All fields must be completed on the Overnight Permit or a citation may be issued, even if it is displayed in the vehicle.
Special Permit- University Police issues permits for Vendors, Contractors, and other specific individuals and groups.  These are restricted to limited times and places.  These are not available for purchase.

One-Day Student Permits- STUDENTS may purchase single day permits, valid on Greenwood Avenue, College Drive, and University Plaza.  Permits are $2/day.  Student daily permits may be purchased at the University Police Department, during normal business hours, or at Residence Hall front desks during open desk hours. 

  • ONE-DAY STUDENT Permits are valid on streets listed above, Commuter, and Residence Hall lots. 
  • ONE-DAY STUDENT Permits are valid until 8am on the date following the date designated on the permit, in Res Hall lots and on listed streets.
  • ONE-DAY STUDENT Permits are valid between 2am-6am on streets requiring a University Residence Hall permit.
  • ONE-DAY STUDENT Permits ARE NOT valid in metered stalls.
  • ONE-DAY STUDENT Permits ARE NOT valid in Faculty/Staff lots
  • ONE-DAY STUDENT Permits ARE NOT valid between 2am-6am in Commuter Lots.

One-Day Non-student Permits-Single day permits may be purchased by visitors to UW-Platteville, Faculty and Staff.  All permits are $2/day and are valid on Greenwood Avenue, College Drive, and University Plaza.  A daily permit may be obtained from the host department, University Police Department, Pioneer Center Information Desk, Box Office or purchased in advance at http://www.uwplatt.edu/police/other-permits.

  • ONE DAY NON-STUDENT Permits are valid on streets listed above, Commuter, Staff and Remote lots, and in marked Visitor Parking stalls.
  • ONE DAY NON-STUDENT Permits ARE NOT valid between 2am-6am.
  • ONE DAY NON-STUDENT Permits ARE NOT valid in metered stalls.
  • ONE DAY NON-STUDENT Permits ARE NOT valid in Res Hall lots

FORGOTTEN PERMITS
University Police will no longer provide excused parking for those who have forgotten their UW-Platteville parking permit.  Persons who have a University Parking Permit, but do not have it when they park in a permit restricted area, will be required to purchase the appropriate DAILY Permit.  See the appropriate section for purchase information.

  • Faculty/Staff may purchase a VISITOR/STAFF Daily permit.
  • Students may purchase a STUDENT Daily permit.

LOST/STOLEN PERMITS

  • The owner of a lost or stolen University parking permit must come to the University Police Department to report it, as soon as possible.  A lost/stolen permit may be replaced for a $10.00 fee.
  • If a lost or stolen permit is found in use, a citation will be issued for Misuse of Parking Services (Ch. 18.08(8)). 

PARKING LOTS

FACULTY/STAFF PARKING LOTS- Faculty/Staff permits are required Monday-Friday, 8AM-4PM.  There is no parking in these lots between 2am-6am.  Both of these are enforced all year long, including breaks.   Persons with a Faculty/Staff cycle permit may also park in designated cycle stalls in these lots.

  • Designated Faculty/Staff lots: 1, 2, 3, 3A, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 22, 23, 25A, 26, 30, and sections of 32

COMMUTER PARKING LOTS- Commuter parking permits are required Monday thru Friday, 8AM-4PM, during the academic year.  There is no parking in Commuter lots between 2am-6am.  The 2am-6am restriction is enforced all year long, including breaks.  Persons with a Commuter cycle permit may also park in designated cycle stalls in these lots.

  • Designated Commuter lots: 1, 3A, 4, 6, 9, 22, 26, 30

RESIDENCE HALL PARKING LOTS- Residence Hall parking permits are required for residence hall parking lots at 6pm on Sunday through noon on Friday, during the academic year.  They are also required to park on University Plaza, College Drive, and Greenwood Avenue, between 2am-6am.  Persons with a Residence Hall cycle permit may also park in designated cycle stalls in these lots.

  • Designated Res Hall lots: 7, 7A, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 28

REMOTE PARKING LOTS- Remote parking permits are required from 6pm on Sunday through noon on Friday. 

  • The Designated Remote Lot is Lot 31 in Memorial Park, at the Southwest end of campus
  • Remote permits ARE NOT valid in the designated RECREATIONAL stalls, at the Southeast corner of the lot.
  • There is no overnight parking in the RECREATIONAL stalls.

STREET PARKING
A University of Wisconsin-Platteville parking permit is required to park on College Drive, Greenwood Avenue, Circle Drive, and University Plaza.

  • A current RESIDENCE HALL permit is required 2am-6am.
  • Any current UW-Platteville permit is required weekdays, 8am-4pm.
  • Motorcycles, with a current UW-Platteville permit may park on the street.
  • Motorcycles, with current UW-Platteville RESIDENCE HALL permit may park on the street between 2am-6am.
  • Parking is not allowed on Circle Drive between 2am-6am.


ANY PERMIT PARKING

  • Lot 10 will be open for parking with any valid UW-Platteville permit, with the following restrictions:
    • Lot 10 will be available between 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., during the fall athletic season.
    • The lot will be restricted to athletic parking after 2:30 p.m.
    • After fall sports have concluded, permit parking will be allowed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Lot 10 may be occasionally closed to accommodate sporting events taking place inside the stadium.
  • Lot 32 requires a valid University parking permit between 8am-4pm. 
  • There is no parking allowed in Lot 10 or 32 between 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. including cycle stalls.  See OVERNIGHT PARKING section for additional information.  This is enforced all year.

RESERVED STALLS/LOTS
Stalls and Lots posted as reserved by sign, either permanent or temporary, may only be used by those designated:

  • Permanent reserved stalls include those for, but not limited to, Chancellor, Resident Director, Royce Apartment, and Handicap
  • Temporary reserved parking may be designated for dignitaries, special guests, and special events.

PARKING METERS

  • Metered stalls are enforced Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
    • Anyone may use a metered stall in a staff or commuter lot; however the meter must be paid.
    • There is no parking in any metered stall, between 2am-6am.
  • Maximum time limit on meters is 4 hours.
  • UW-Platteville Parking permits are NOT valid at meters.
    • Vehicles displaying a UW-Platteville temporary handicap permit, or a state issued permit or license plate are exempt from paying the meter.


GENERAL PARKING REGULATIONS

  • Parking in University lots and on College Drive, Greenwood Avenue, and University Plaza requires an appropriate UW-Platteville permit.
  • Vehicles must be parked in a marked stall and within stall markings.
  • Parking on grass, lawns, or any other area not specifically paved or surfaced for parking use is prohibited at all times. (A sign is not required to enforce this statute.)
  • Parking is prohibited within:
    • 15 feet of a crosswalk
    • 10 feet of a fire hydrant
    • 4 feet of a driveway
  • No vehicle shall obstruct access to university buildings, ramps, travel ways, disabled parking spaces, or pedestrian walkways.  Vehicles are restricted from blocking exits or preventing emergency egress from the building, or interfering with other essential building services.
  • Parking is prohibited near residence hall entrances at ALL times.
  • Parking is restricted in loading zones, walks, and on sections of roads, streets and related areas designated by yellow curb markings, diagonal pavement stripes, signs and/or both.
  • The operation of motor vehicles, including motorbikes and mopeds, is restricted to public streets.
  • No motor vehicles (other than emergency and service vehicles) shall be operated on university lawns, yards, fields, courts, walks, malls, plazas, patios,  areas designated as bikeways or walk zones, and areas posted “service vehicles only”.
  • No person shall stop or leave a vehicle, whether attended or unattended, temporarily or otherwise, in any of the following:
    • Within an intersection;
    • in a crosswalk;
    • on a sidewalk;
    • upon any portion of a roadway where stopping or standing is prohibited by an official sign;
    • a designated handicap parking stall, unless the disabled person is actually using the vehicle and the appropriate permit or license plate is displayed;
    • any posted reserved parking stall;
    • any designated fire lane (see FIRE LANE PARKING section for exemptions.


HANDICAP PARKING

  • A valid handicap designator; state issued handicap license plate, state issued hang tag handicap permit, or a UW-Platteville temporary handicap permit, must be displayed to park in designated stalls.
  • Vehicles displaying a valid handicap designator, are exempt from paying parking meters.
  • Vehicles displaying a valid handicap designator may park in any legal, non-reserved parking stall, if no designated stall is available.
  • Vehicles displaying a valid handicap designator may park in a designated handicap stall between 2am-6am.
  • UW-Platteville 10-day temporary handicap permits are only valid in UW-Platteville parking lots.
  • Failure to display a valid handicap designator while parked in a designated stall will result in a citation. 

OVERNIGHT PARKING

  • Parking is prohibited in ALL commuter and staff lots and Circle Drive from 2AM-6AM unless prior permission has been granted by the University Police Department.  This is enforced all year.
    • See HANDICAP PARKING  and PARKING METERS sections for additional information.
    • Calling after a citation is issued WILL NOT void the citation.
  • Staff and students on UW-Platteville sponsored overnight trip, must park in lot 26 and display a valid overnight permit.  Overnight permits can be obtained at the University Police Department.
  • A valid RESIDENCE HALL permit is required to park on College Drive, University Plaza, and Greenwood Avenue between 2AM-6AM.
  • Overnight parking is prohibited in the Recreational Stalls of Lot 31.
  • Vehicles left in violation for multiple days, may receive multiple citations.  Contacting University Police after you have already left a vehicle WILL NOT prevent citation(s).


FIRE LANE PARKING

  • Under an agreement with the Platteville Fire Department, parking is allowed for 15 MINUTES OR LESS around the designated FIRE LANE by Southwest Hall and Bridgeway Commons, at the following times:
    • Between 8am-5pm FALL SEMESTER MOVE-IN WEEKEND
    • Between 8am-5pm FRIDAY BEFORE COMMENCEMENT THROUGH FRIDAY OF FINAL EXAMS WEEK
  • Vehicles must be on the paved portion of the Fire Lane and have hazard lights on
  • PARKING ON OR ADJACENT TO THE FIRE LANE IS PROHIBITED AT ALL OTHER TIMES.

Persons needing to load/unload at Southwest Hall or Bridgeway Commons, at any other time than those listed, must park in another location.  Suggested alternate areas are:

  • in metered stalls of Lot 27- Parking Meters regulations apply
  • in the yellow zone of Lot 27 (NE of SW Hall)- Loading/ Unloading regulations apply
  • in the yellow zone east of the Fire Lane (east of the first Fire Lane sign), near the East entrance to Bridgeway Commons- Loading/ Unloading regulations apply
  • in Lot 30- Commuter or Faculty/Staff permit regulations apply

LOADING/UNLOADING

  • Vehicles may park near ACADEMIC building entrances with prior approval from University Police for the purpose of loading/unloading.  Vehicles may not block exits or prevent emergency egress from the building, or interfere with other essential building services.
    • The vehicle hazard lights must be on during this time.
    • MAXIMUM ALLOWED TIME IS 5 MINUTES.
  • Vehicles may park in loading zones and on sections of roads, streets and related areas designated by yellow curb markings (excluding FIRE LANES), diagonal pavement stripes, signs and/or both, for the purpose of loading/unloading. 
    • The vehicle must have hazard lights on.
    • MAXIMUM ALLOWED TIME IS 5 MINUTES.

CIRCLE DRIVE PARKING

  • Parking on Circle Drive requires a University parking permit between 8am-4pm. 
  • There is no parking allowed on Circle Drive between 2am-6am.  This includes metered stalls. 

LONG TERM PARKING
No one may leave a vehicle in a university lot for an extended period of time without prior approval by the University Police Department. This includes, but is not limited to, field trips, holidays and breaks.

ACADEMIC BREAK PARKING
Students going home or traveling for semester break or spring break and leaving their cars on campus are to park in Lot 25. 

DRIVING ON SIDEWALKS

  • Driving on a sidewalk is prohibited unless prior permission has been granted by the University Police Department.
  • Vehicles granted permission must travel no faster than 5mph.

VEHICLE REPAIR
Motor vehicle maintenance and repair is prohibited on university property except in designated areas. Also, used vehicle fluids are hazardous substances subject to further regulations.

ABANDONED VEHICLES
Any vehicle left unattended for 20 days or more will be considered abandoned. The vehicle may be cited, towed, stored at owner’s expense or salvaged if unclaimed.


MOTORCYCLES

  • Motorcycle stalls in the University lots are reserved stalls and are required to have a current UW-Platteville cycle parking permit for the appropriate lot.
    • Staff cycle permits are valid only in cycle stalls within staff lots.
    • Commuter cycle permits are valid only in cycle stalls within commuter lots.
    • Residence Hall cycle permits are valid only in cycle stalls within Residence Hall lots or cycle stalls around Circle Drive
  • Motorcycles, with a current UW-Platteville permit may park on College Drive, University Plaza, or Greenwood Avenue.
  • Motorcycles, with current UW-Platteville RESIDENCE HALL permit may park on the street between 2am-6am.
  • Cycles may only park in marked MOPED/CYCLE stalls, and may not park elsewhere in the parking lots.
  • These stalls are enforced all year long.

MOPEDS

  • A moped or motorbike is a type I motorcycle with an engine that is 50cc or less.
  • Mopeds are motor vehicles and are restricted from driving on sidewalks/malls.  In addition, they are required to be properly registered.
  • Mopeds parking on campus are required to display a current UW-Platteville cycle parking permit, for the appropriate lot.  Residence Hall cycle permits are also valid in the cycle stalls around Circle Drive.
  • Mopeds are required to park in designated parking areas, and are not allowed to park on sidewalks or next to buildings.
  • Mopeds, with a current UW-Platteville permit, may park on the street.
  • Mopeds, with current UW-Platteville RESIDENCE HALL permit may park on the street between 2am-6am.
  • Mopeds may only park in marked MOPED/CYCLE stalls, and may not park elsewhere in the parking lots.
  • These stalls are enforced all year long.


MOTORIZED/ELECTRIC SCOOTERS

  • A motorized scooter is a vehicle that is designed to be stood or sat on by the operator. It has two small wheels, an upright t-shaped handlebar, and is powered by a small motor. These vehicles are considered to be “motor” vehicles in the State of Wisconsin. However, they cannot be legally operated on public roads.
  • Unlicensed riders can be ticketed for operating without a license, or other applicable motor vehicle laws.

POCKET MOTORCYCLES/POCKET MOTORIZED BICYCLES

  • Pocket motorcycles/motorized bicycles cannot be registered in the State of Wisconsin therefore they cannot be operated on university property, including sidewalks and parking lots. Since they are motor vehicles, operators are required to have a valid driver’s license and motorcycle endorsement if operated in areas allowed by law.

BICYCLES

  • Bicycles may be operated on both roadways and sidewalks.
    • Riders must obey all traffic laws, when operated on the roadway.
  • Riders must yield right of way to pedestrians, when riding on sidewalks.
  • Bicycles may be parked near building entrances and on sidewalks, provided they do not obstruct access to university buildings, ramps, travel ways, disabled parking spaces, or pedestrian walkways
  • Bicycles may only be secured to a bicycle rack or in a University bicycle locker.  Bicycles secured to any other object, including trees, light posts, or fence railings, may have the lock cut off and the bicycle removed, at the owner’s expense.

ABANDONED BICYCLES
Any bicycle left unattended for 20 days or more will be considered abandoned. The bicycle may be stored at owner’s expense or disposed of, if unclaimed.


SNOW REMOVAL

  • Resident Hall Lots: The Housing Director or designee is responsible for scheduling snow removal from the residence hall and remote parking lots. Schedules for snow removal are posted in all residence halls. Failure to move a vehicle for snow removal will result in a minimum $50 parking citation.   Vehicle may also be towed at owner’s expense.

SNOW EMERGENCY FOR PARKING
ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING

  • In the event of a winter storm or a prediction of a winter storm between November 15th and April 1st, a “snow emergency” will be declared for the sole purpose of clearing streets and parking lots on campus. When a snow emergency is declared, alternate side parking will be in effect on Greenwood Avenue, University Plaza, and College Drive (between Greenwood Avenue and Sunset Drive).  Also, no parking is allowed in staff, commuter, and metered lots/stalls or on Circle Drive between the hours of 2AM-6AM.
  • The above are strictly enforced with a minimum fine of $50 per citation for ANY parking violation.
  • Vehicles violating a snow emergency may also be towed at owner’s expense.

Additional University parking information is available at:
www.uwplatt.edu/police
http://www3.uwplatt.edu/residence-life/snow-emergency-parking
www.uwplatt.edu/transportation

City of Platteville Parking Information is available at:
http://199.193.96.66:8080/Municipal%20Code/Chapter%2039%20-%20Parking.pdf

PARKING CITATION APPEALS
If you are contesting a parking citation you must file a UW-Platteville Police Department Citation Appeal form within seven days from the date the citation was issued.   This includes weekends and holidays.  Appeal information may be found at:
www.uwplatt.edu/police/parking

CITATION PAYMENTS
Parking citations may be issued by the City of Platteville Police or the University Police Department. The agency that issued the citation is identified on the citation and you should contact that agency if you have any questions. Payment must be made to the issuing agency.

University Parking Citations

  • Payment can be cash, check or money order and made payable to University Police.
    • A payment drop box for University parking citations is located in the foyer of Brigham Hall.    
  • Credit Card payments for University parking citations may be paid online at:    https://www.permitsales.net/uwplatt/violations

University Police Department
134 Brigham Hall
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818-3099
608-342-1584 (24 hours)
Office Hours:
Monday thru Friday, 7:30AM-11:00AM & NOON-4:00PM

Parking Citation Amounts (May change without Notice):
Misuse of Parking Services--- $295.00
Possession of Stolen Parking Permit--- $295.00
Vehicle repair/service on University lands--- $200.50
Expired Parking Meter--- $15
Fire Hydrant/Fire Lane--- $100
Handicap Violation--- $100
Snow Emergency (SEP)--- $50 (+ towing costs)
ALL OTHER CITATIONS--- $25-$100
Violations included, but are not limited to the following:
NO VALID PERMIT  2A-6A
BLOCKING CROSSWALK    15 MINUTE ZONE
NO VISITOR PERMIT MORE THAN 1 STALL
BLOCKING SIDEWALK POSTED NO PARKING
RESERVED PARKING YELLOW LINE VIOLATION
BLOCKING ROADWAY PARKING ON LAWN
LOADING ZONE VIOLATIONS AGAINST TRAFFIC
ALTERNATE SIDE ALL OTHER VIOLATIONS
 
STATE OF WISCONSIN NTC CITATION
$15 Fine + Court Costs = $150.10
$25 Fine + Court Costs = $169.00
$60 Fine + Court Costs = $213.10
$100 Fine + Court Costs = $263.50

 

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