Vehicle Towing

Any time a vehicle is towed by the University Police, the owner or driver of the vehicle is required to pay towing and storage fees prior to the vehicle being released. Payment of the citation shall also be required prior to release of the vehicle.  UW-Platteville is not responsible for any damage due to towing. 


  • Vehicle is parked in an area that would obstruct emergency vehicle access to university buildings and grounds (e.g. blocking fire lane). 

  • Blocking vehicle or pedestrian traffic ways. 

  • Parking in no parking zones where hazards exist. 

  • Unauthorized vehicles in a permit area. 

  • Parking in a reserved stall or disabled stall/access aisle. 

  • Parking that impedes progress of necessary maintenance or service projects (snow removal, paving, trash pick-up, etc.) 

  • Parking illegally in a designated tow-zone (all of campus is tow zone). 

  • The vehicle's driver has unpaid parking citations. 

  • Total unpaid UW-Platteville parking citation amounts greater than $300 or vehicles with suspended registration due to unpaid parking citations issued by UW-Platteville. 

  • Vehicles towed due to unpaid parking citations will not be released until all outstanding citations are paid. 

  • Parking illegally with license or vehicle identification number covered, unreadable, or missing. 

  • Tows may be performed on vehicles leaking gas, oil, antifreeze, etc., or vehicles is in the way of unforeseen danger, i.e., flooding. 

  • The vehicle displays a permit that has been reported stolen. 

  • The vehicle displays an altered/forged/counterfeit permit. 

  • When a vehicle is parked on university grounds/sidewalks. 

  • When a vehicle parks, or remains parked in a closed parking lot. 

  • A vehicle with a license plate that does not match the vehicle registration (stolen or illegally transferred plates). 

  • Repeat violations and/or nonpayment of parking tickets may also result in impounding the vehicle involved or removing it from UW-Platteville owned or operated property at owner’s expense. 

  • Impounded vehicles will be released when all outstanding tickets, towing charges and fees have been paid. 

  • During a Snow Emergency 

    • Vehicles parked in violation of alternate side parking rules will be ticketed and towed to allow snow removal. 

    • Vehicles parked in any staff or commuter lot between 2 to 6 a.m. will be ticketed and may be towed to allow snow removal.