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Parking - Frequently Asked Questions

1-Who is required to purchase a parking permit?

 All students and employees, (*including part-time staff, adjunct faculty or instructors, temporary and contract employees including those hired through UAH or hired through a temporary employment agency), and others who operate and park a motor vehicle on the campus are required to pay for the privilege,and properly display on their vehicle either a current UAH vehicle parking permit or a temporary parking permit issued by the UAH Police Department’s Parking Management Office. This requirement also applies to persons or organizations that rent, lease, or use office space, labs, or other University facilities, on University property and park a personally-owned or company-owned vehicle on campus. Parking Permits are valid for a one-year period from September 1, 2016, through August 31, 2017.

 *Part-Time staff, Temporary, Adjunct faculty or Instructors, and Contract employees must pay parking fees in person at the Parking Management Office, Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM – 5:00 p.m.

 2- I have more than one (1) vehicle; do I need to purchase another permit?

 If you plan on driving a second vehicle to campus you will need to purchase a second permit at $60.00.

3- What should I do if my car is in the shop for repairs? 

If you are driving a vehicle other than your own, please stop by the UAH Police Department / Parking Management Office with the license plate number of the vehicle you will be driving and receive a free temporary permit for a week. The Police Department is open 24 hours a day.

4- If I purchase a new car, what do I do with my decal?

You must remove the permit from your old car and bring the permit to the UAH Police Department / Parking Management Office to reregister and receive a replacement for $5.00.

5- I received a parking violation and would like to appeal it.

If you received a parking violation you may file an appeal at the UAH Police Department / Parking Management Office within 14 calendar days of the violation. A parking citation is not eligible for appeal after 14 calendar days have expired. Employees and students who have not paid for parking on campus during the current academic year are not eligible to appeal a citation.

6- I am having a visitor on campus, do they need a permit?

Yes, visitors on campus need to provide the Parking Management Office with the license plate number and visit dates to obtain a visitor permit.

Department’s having visitors or events should  contact the Parking Management Office at least five (5) days prior to their event with departmental and event information to obtain visitor permits or arrangements made for visitor parking .

7- What happens if my permit is lost or my stolen?

If your permit was lost due to a motor vehicle accident, or stolen, please provide the Parking Management Office with a copy of your police report or insurance paperwork to replace your permit for $5.00.

8- If I am not living on campus, am I considered a “Visitor?”

No, visitor is for the exclusive use of person’s not affiliated with the campus.

9- How do I register online for a parking permit?

Full time Employees and Students who operate and park a vehicle on campus may purchase their permits online anytime at http://parking.uah.edu, or in person at the UAH Police Department / Parking Management Office. You may purchase your permit using a credit card; all debit/credit card transactions are subject to a 2.75% convenience fee. If you are a student you may charge your permit to your student account. If you are a UAH employee, you may use payroll deduction.

10- How long will it take for permits to arrive after I register?

Typically, you should receive your permit within two weeks. If you have not received it by the end of 10 business days, please call the UAH Police Department / Parking Management Office at 256-824-6594.

11- I registered for my permit online, but it never arrived in the mail. What should I do?

 If you have not received your permit please contact the UAH Police Department / Parking Management Office at 824-6594.

12- How can I obtain a handicapped permit?

 You may receive a temporary handicap permit by providing the UAH Police Department / Parking Management Office with a letter from your physician stating that you are temporarily handicap, and the make, model, and color and tag number of your vehicle.

13- If I do not apply for a parking permit, will I automatically receive one?

No, individuals must register in order to receive a parking permit. Permits are not automatically assigned.

14- I received a citation, how much will it cost?

 Permit related Violations - include but are not limited to the following:

 a. No permit on vehicle - $50.00

b. Transferring of permit to another vehicle - $50.00

c. Displaying expired permit - $50.00

d. Permit improperly displayed - $50.00

e. Improper or unauthorized use of permit - $50.00

 Parking Violations - include but are not limited to the following:

a. Curbside parking - not in marked space - $50.00

b. Parking in “No Parking” zone - $50.00

c. Parking on lawn, sidewalk, or driveway - $50.00

d. Double parking - $50.00

e. Overtime parking - $50.00

f. Employees and students parking in spaces designated only

for visitors during hours of enforcement - $50.00

g. Parking against flow of traffic - $50.00

h. Parking in a handicapped space without a valid permit - $100.00

i. Unauthorized parking in a service vehicle space or on a service road - $50.00

 Moving Violations - include but are not limited to the following:

a. Exceeding posted speed limit - $75.00

b. Failure to come to a complete stop at a stop sign or red signal light - $75.00

c. Improper turning - $75.00

d. Failure to yield right-of-way - $75.00

e. Improper passing - $75.00

f. Improper lane usage - $75.00

g. Following too closely - $75.00

h. Failure to stop for pedestrian(s) in crosswalk - $75.00

i. Moving wrong way on one-way street - $75.00

j. Driving sidewalk - $75.00

k. Driving on Lawn - $75.00

l. Failure to Yield to –Pedestrian - $75.00

15- Where can I find the UAH Motor Vehicle and Parking Regulations?

You may view the UAH Motor Vehicle Regulations online at this link: