Vehicle Towing

Any time a vehicle is towed by the University Police, the owner or driver of the vehicle is required to pay towing/storage/citation 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, or Residence Hall Snow Emergency 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.