The University of Wisconsin-Platteville provides parking on university property and administers the enforcement of parking regulations through the University Police Department. Permits are required in ALL university parking lots and on university streets.

In accordance with Chapter 18 of the Administrative Code parking is prohibited on university grounds except where specifically authorized by the chancellor. Such authorized parking lots and spaces, and the use thereof, are designated by appropriate signs and markings.

Parking in university parking lots may be restricted or prohibited as required for maintenance and snow removal.

Parking is prohibited at all times on roads, drives, and fire lanes traversing university lands.

Parking in university parking lots shall be prohibited during posted times to persons other than those specifically assigned to those areas. Motor vehicles authorized to park in university controlled lots will be identified by properly displaying a current University of Wisconsin-Platteville Parking Permit.

In order to provide parking in university parking lots for public events, special arrangements may be made to allow visitors to park in university lots, not exceeding 12 hours continuously, and appropriate fees may be established.

Parking is prohibited at all times in areas which must be kept clear for vehicles to load and unload.

Motor vehicles parked in a restricted parking area without a valid permit or motor vehicles parked in a fire zone, fire lane, loading zone, or no parking zone, and unlicensed or partially dismantled motor vehicles may be towed at the owner's expense. Towed vehicles, if not claimed after notice to the owner, shall be considered abandoned and shall be disposed of in accordance to Wisconsin State Statutes.

Failure for the driver to know the parking regulations will not serve as a defense for any parking violations.

Failure to find a legal parking space does not excuse a violation.



Staff permit parking is enforced Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. during the calendar year including semester breaks and summer sessions.

Commuter permits parking is enforced Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. during the academic year.

Residence hall permit parking is enforced 24 hours a day, from 6 p.m., Sunday through Friday noon during the academic year.

Metered Parking

  • Anyone may use the parking meters.
  • All meters are enforced Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm. Maximum time on meters is four hours.
  • Parking permits are NOT valid at meters.  Vehicles displaying a state issued handicap permit or license plate or a UW-Platteville temporary handicap permit are exempt from paying the meter.  
  • Metered parking is prohibited between 2–6 a.m. every night.  This includes ALL parking lots and meters on University Plaza and Circle Drive.

General Enforcement Information

  • Vehicular traffic on streets and highways including university roadways and drives are subject to the provisions of Wisconsin statutes, Chapter 346, entitled "Rules of the Road."
  • Vehicles in violation of the parking regulations or constituting a traffic hazard shall be cited and possibly towed and stored at the owner's expense.
  • Parking violations may be enforced by issuing a parking citation or a Wisconsin Traffic Citation, depending on the seriousness of the violation, or the number of repeated violations by the driver/owner of the vehicle.

Additional regulations and enforcement details can be found in the UW-Platteville Parking Regulations


You can pay your University of Wisconsin-Platteville parking citation by:

  • In person at the University Police Department
    • Cash, money order, or check made payable to UW-Platteville Police
  • Place payment in the provided envelope and put it in the drop box in the north entrance of Brigham Hall
    • Cash, money order, or check made payable to UW-Platteville Police
  • Place check or money order in the provided envelope, add a postage stamp and mail to the address provided on the envelope.
  • Online via the Rydin website

  • Students with unpaid fines lose university class registration ability, lose textbook rental ability, and have transcripts held. They may also be referred to small claims court or a collection agency. Employees and visitors may be referred to small claims court or a collection agency. An additional fee is levied for court and/or administrative costs plus unpaid violations. University Police reserves the right to revoke the parking rights of habitual violators.
  • Any time a vehicle is towed by the University Police the owner or driver of the vehicle is required to pay all towing and storage fees prior to the vehicle being released. Payment of the citation shall also be required prior to release of the vehicle.  See Vehicle Towing.


The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Police Department allows driver's the opportunity to appeal a parking citation to the University Parking Appeals Committee via email, provided they submit the appeal in the appropriate time and manner described below.  The following are circumstances which are NOT considered a valid reason for an appeal and will immediately be rejected by our automated process:

  • Lack of a parking space
  • Lack of a convenient parking space
  • Only there for a short time
  • Time constraints – being late
  • Violations of handicap parking restrictions
  • Failure to display the appropriate parking permit (i.e. “It fell off my mirror” or “I forgot it in my other car”)
  • Lack of funds
  • Not seeing or reading posted lot signs
  • Did it before and never got a ticket

Parking Appeals Committee:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville created a Parking Appeals Committee in 2010 to assist the Police Department in responding to parking citation appeals.  This committee is made up of students, faculty, and staff members of the campus community.  The University Police Department Chairs this committee, but is not a voting member in the decision on the appeal.  The Parking Appeals Committee meets once a week when classes are in session.  During breaks, the committee will meet when the need arises to discuss open appeals.  The committee deliberations and meetings are considered "closed meetings" per Wisconsin statute 18.85(1)(a).  This statute provides exemptions to the open meetings laws of Wisconsin.

Appeal Process:

  • On the bottom of the citation is a web address that will take you here: /police/citation-appeals
  • Please make sure your appeal reason is not one of the ones listed above, as you will automatically be rejected based on your response
  • You have 7 days from when the citation was issued to complete the appeal process.  After 7 days the window to appeal will close and you will lose your chance to appeal your citation.
  • If you have chosen a valid reason to appeal, you will be advanced to another screen where you will enter your citation number and license plate.  From there you will have a chance to describe your reason for appeal.
  • Since the Parking Appeals Committee usually meets once a week, you can expect to hear a response from the committee within 7 to 14  days.


The University Parking Appeals Committee will provide an email to the appellant stating the final decision of the committee.  There are three outcomes for an appeal:

  1. Waived- This means that the citation has been waived and the ticket has been voided from the system.
  2. Reduced- This means that the citation was reduced from its original amount to a smaller dollar amount.  (Please note that failure to pay the reduced fine by the due date may result in late fines that will not be removed from the citation.)
  3. Rejected- This means that the citation will need to be paid in full.  If you want to appeal this further, you may do so, by requesting a court Date in the Grant County Circuit Court.  Please see below for the fine adjustment to incur court fees:

$15 Fine + Court Costs = $150.10
$25 Fine + Court Costs = $169.00
$60 Fine + Court Costs = $213.10
$100 Fine + Court Costs = $263.50


Parking Fines

Fine/forfeiture amounts are subject to change without notice


Possession of a stolen parking permit

Misuse of Parking Services


Motor vehicle repair/servicing on university lands

$100 to $200

(the vehicle may also be towed)

Parking in an area reserved for handicapped

Fire hydrants

Fire Lane

$50 to $100                                (the vehicle may also be towed)

Snow Emergency Violation
Failure to clear lots posted for snow removal or maintenance

$25 to $100

(the vehicle may also be towed)

Parking on lawns or other non-designated parking areas

Any violation which requires the vehicle to be towed

Use of more than one parking stall

Improper permit type for lot

Crosswalk violation

Abandoned vehicles

Parked on the sidewalk

Yellow or no park area

Improper display or non-display of parking permits

Violation of posted/restricted hours

15-minute zone

Parking in a loading zone

$15 to $100   

Expired parking meter
$15 Fine + Court Costs = $150.10
$25 Fine + Court Costs = $169.00
$60 Fine + Court Costs = $213.10
$100 Fine + Court Costs = $263.50
                Subject to change without notice


The University reserves the right to close roads, walks, drives or parking facilities, to modify designations and/or regulations affecting these facilities, to open such facilities to general use on special occasions, and to issue special regulations to aid in crowd control and snow removal operations.

The University assumes no responsibility or liability for loss from theft, or damage to vehicles operated or parked on campus.

Citations for violations may be issued by the University Police or the Platteville Police.

Failure to pay past due fines of $300 or more may result in towing of a vehicle. Responsibility for towing costs and the unpaid fine rest with the vehicle owner.  See Vehicle Towing.

Students with unpaid fines lose university class registration ability, lose textbook rental ability, and have transcripts held. They may also be referred to small claims court or a collection agency. Employees and visitors may be referred to small claims court or a collection agency. An additional fee is levied for court and/or administrative costs plus unpaid violations. University Police reserves the right to revoke the parking rights of habitual violators.

The State Department of Transportation is notified of any delinquent fines or forfeitures for parking violations. The Department of Transportation is authorized to suspend the registration of any vehicle owned operated by the violator, and to impose a fee for each unpaid parking citation.  The University Police will suspend motor vehicle registration for parking citations that are not paid after the second notification of an unpaid citation.

City of Platteville Parking Information

The City of Platteville requires parking permits to park on some city streets.  There are also restrictions on overnight parking.  Please click the following link to learn more.

Vehicle Towing

University police officers are authorized to have a vehicle towed away if it is found to be in violation of any parking regulation.

Examples of violations that may result in towing include, but are not limited to:

  • 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 University 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 University 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 University 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 2am-6am, will be ticketed and may be towed to allow snow removal.
The University is not responsible for any damage incurred due to towing.

Unclaimed vehicles may be disposed of by the police department after 15 days in accordance with applicable administrative codes and state statutes, unless the owner contacts the University Police Department and makes provisions to release the vehicle and pay all outstanding fines and expenses.


Police: Contact Information

Contact Information

Officer On Duty
24 Hours A Day

For Emergency Calls, dial 9-1-1.

For non-emergency calls, contact:

University Police Office
134 Brigham Hall
Tel: 608.342.1584
Fax: 608.342.1641

Office Hours:
Monday–Friday: 7:30–11 a.m., and
Noon–4 p.m., excluding holidays


For after-hours non-emergency calls, contact:

University Police Office
Tel: 608.342.1584

Platteville Police Dispatch
Tel: 608.348.2313

For additional information and other after hours options, visit the University Police Contact Information page.

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