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Regulations and Information
The following is a brief synopsis of the parking and traffic regulations enforced by Dixie State University. This information is prepared in an effort to assist students, faculty, staff, and visitors with the general knowledge of parking and traffic regulations on state owned and operated property. It is intended that this information will assist students, faculty, staff, and visitors in avoiding delays, accidents, injury, and the legal sanctions associated with the violation of the parking and traffic rules and regulations documented in this section.
Legally Registered Vehicles Only
All motor vehicles entering campus boundaries or remaining upon state owned property must be properly licensed.
Mandatory Parking Permit Required
All motor vehicles parked on campus must bear a valid Dixie State University parking permit (53B-3-107). Any vehicle found on campus without such a permit will be cited and a status check will be conducted to determine the purpose and intent of the driver/owner, thus providing the security office a key resource for detecting those whose presence on campus may be of concern to the safety and welfare of students and employees.
Parking permits can be purchased at the security office. The cost of the 2012 - 2013 permits are as follows:
Students: $20 for each permit. The permits are good for the entire school year(from July 1st - July 1st).
Faculty & Staff: $20 for the first permit and $10 for any additional vehicle registered to the same person after that. The permits are good for the entire school year(July 1st - July 1st). Five dollars for a replacement permits in such cases as broken windows or the purchase of a new vehicle during the school year.
All parking permit should be placed on the inside of the rear window of the vehicle on the lower driver-side corner. This allows our officers to simply drive down the aisle, see the parking permit in the back window, and continue on. However, we are aware that there are some cases in which it is not practical to place the permit in the rear window, (such as when the rear window has dark tinting, the vehicle is a convertible, or in the case of a truck that may have a camper shell blocking a clear view of the permit). The 2nd Place we will look for the parking permit will be the lower driver-side corner of the front window.
CAUTION: We have found that some students attempt to avoid actually placing the permit on their vehicle and will purchase the permit but decide not to display it until they are "caught". To do so defeats the very purpose of a parking permit and the vehicle will be cited as "no parking permit". Such a case will be no defense upon appeal. There are two violations that appear on a citation related to this issue; "No Parking Permit" and "Failure to Display Parking Permit Properly"
Parking Lot Speeds
Unless otherwise posted the recommended speed through designated parking lots is 5 mph. Citations may be issued by an officer who is able to reasonably estimate a speed greater than 10 mph.
Posted Traffic Control Devices
All city, county, and state motor vehicle laws remain enforced on campus(53B-3-106). All traffic control devices such as stop signs posted at entrances to any major city street will be strictly enforced. It is also recommended that vehicles stop at any travel lane intersection within the parking lot.
Due to the heavy pedestrian and vehicle traffic at 850 East on 100 South, and extreme potential for serious injury at that location, this office in cooperation with SGPD will closely monitor that crosswalk and will issue citations for jaywalking as warranted.
There are more than 2,160 total "general parking" stalls on campus. These are parking stalls that are available to students, faculty, and staff. They are the bulk of every parking lot and are designated by white pavement striping.
In addition, there are a total of 325 reserved faculty/staff parking stalls and they are usually located at the top of most parking lots. These "reserved parking" stalls are indicated by freestanding signs and/or yellow pavement striping. Many of these reserved areas will also be designated by a horizontal yellow stripe at the top of the stall(meaning that an individual would be required to drive over the line in order to enter that particular parking space).
Handicap and disabled persons parking stalls will be marked by the typical federal insignias, of which there are 99 total (be aware that there are citizens groups who have been authorized by St. George PD to drive through parking lots and check these reserved areas, and they have been authorized to issue citations. those citations carry a $160 ADA fine.). There is no valid appeal for parking in a handicap stall without a valid handicap insignia clearly visible on the vehicle.
Other reserved areas are fire lanes, motorcycle parking stalls (there are 15 of these), drive-lanes (individually marked or not), and sidewalk access ramps. Each of these areas carries separate fines for violations. Citations may also be issued for parking or driving on a sidewalk or lawn. The only time an appeal for "loading or unloading" will be considered is if the individual can show a valid need to park in a particular area to load and show that they left their emergency flashers on during the time they were loading.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do we have to have parking permits?
It helps us to distinguish between Faculty and Staff, students, and Visitors. Permits in the window allows us to enforce the reserved areas and keep them open for those who need them. They also allow us to identify individual vehicles for the purpose of providing security to those on campus at any given moment; as well as to provide courtesy services, (such as the need to notify those who may accidentally leave their lights on; to notify owners of vehicles who may have rolled out of a parking stall.). After printing and shipping, all revenue from the cost of the permit is used to augment the cost of maintenance, control, and enforcement of parking rules (53B-3-110).
What happens if I get a ticket and don't pay it?
Each citation is entered into a computer database that tracks them and from that point they don't just go away. If a citation is not cleared by payment or appeal within 10 calendar days of issue a $20 late fee will automatically be attached. If the citation is not cleared within 14 days of the end of a semester they go to a delinquent fines list. Any further registration attempts by the student will be blocked and transcripts will be held in suspension until all fines are paid in full. In the case that the owner/driver of a vehicle is not a student the citation may eventually reissue as a St. George PD citation and go to a collection agency. Word of advice; do not let a parking or traffic citation go unanswered. The later the consequence is far greater than the initial sanction.
How do I appeal a citation?
The first step in appealing a citation is to make contact with the director of campus security/police. You will need to appear in person at the service window of the security office located at 300 South 800 East, and you will need to have the citation with you at that time. (It is possible to look up the original citation by license plate). If there is any validity to the appeal in any way that the director can "in good conscience" for the citation or reduce the fine it will be done at that time. If there is no ethical way the citation can be altered by the director, the reason will be explained in detail.
You will then have the right to appeal the director's decision by requesting a hearing with the parking board in writing, no less than 10 days after your meeting with the director. You will be allowed to state your appeal in person at this time and the decision of the board will be final.
For further information or questions about parking you are encouraged to call the campus security/police office, at 652-7515, or on any of the two "on duty" patrol cell phones; 619-1144 or 619-1145. You're always welcome to come to the security office at any time with any questions you may have.
300 S. 800 E. St. George, UT 84770