Traffic and Parking RegulationsRegistration
Vehicles Impounded by Tow
Vehicles Impounded by Wheel Lock
RegistrationVEHICLE REGISTRATION FORM
Vehicle Registration/Parking Permit Application (.pdf format)
Please print this form in advance, once it is completed bring it by the Campus Safety office in Thompson 24/7 to exchange for your parking permit sticker. Any information you are unsure of can be located on your drivers license or vehicle insurance card.
Registering your vehicle is important. In the case of an emergency involving your vehicle, the Park University Department of Campus Safety will use the registration number to locate and notify you of the emergency.
Because of the importance of vehicle registration the following rules are in effect:
Because of the importance of vehicle registration the following rules are in effect:
- All vehicles on campus driven by students, faculty, and staff must be registered with the Department of Campus Safety.
- Upon registration, you will be issued a Park University sticker that must be displayed in the lower left corner of the rear window (motorcycles on the fender).
- If you drive more than one vehicle to campus on a regular basis, each vehicle must be registered and will be issued a sticker that must be on that vehicle.
- All vehicles must be registered with-in the first two weeks of a semester.
- All vehicles registered or parked on campus must be properly licensed and insured.
- Unregistered vehicles are subject to receiving a citation from Park University Campus Safety.
ParkingPark University has enough parking capacity to accommodate its students, staff, and faculty. Although it may not be the closest space to your destination, there is plenty of space available. Please refer to the parking map located at Campus Safety if you are unaware of the designated parking areas.
- A legitimate parking space is usually one marked with two white lines or two blue lines for handicap (Exceptions are the gravel parking lots)
- Parking on sidewalks, fire lanes, or in alleys is prohibited
- Students, staff, and faculty are NOT allowed to park in the Synergy Services parking lots
- You are not allowed to park in spaces that are designated with a sign for specific use unless it applies to you. Handicap marked spaces, Service Vehicle spaces, and other reserved spaces are in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All other parking spaces are restricted Monday-Friday 6:00 am-6:30 p.m. unless designated otherwise.
- Parking in the Parkville Commercial Underground is limited to :
- Tenants, their employees and customers who park in lots designated for their business, which specifically includes all of the parking lot in front of the Woodard Conference Center Corridor entrance. Park employees and students are prohibited in these lots and areas. (See Section 12.0)
- Faculty/Staff may park in the parking area immediately across from the bookstore entrance to the underground
- Other parking areas as designated by signage, including the parking lot adjacent to PDL.
- All Commercial Underground parking is off-limits to students. (See Section 12.0)
Traffic ViolationsTickets will be issued for the following violations:
- Unauthorized vehicle in Guest Area
- Unauthorized vehicles in Parkville Commercial Underground parking lots, sidewalk ways and roadways. (See Section 12.0) Overtime Parking
- No Park University Registration
- Faculty/Staff Parking
- Blocking Drive
- Blocking Fire Hydrant
- No Parking Zone
- Blocking Loading Docks
- Parking or Operating Vehicle in Unauthorized Area
- Other: parking and/or operating vehicles in unauthorized areas, loading ramps, vehicle registration violations
- Fire Lane
- Unauthorized Underground Parking
- Parking on Grass
- Hang Tag Parking
- Moving Violations
- Excessive Violations*
* Excessive violations are considered to be three or more tickets a semester or more than five a year.
- Handicap Space
- Blocking Handicap Ramps
TowingThe Park University Department of Campus Safety will impound by towing or immobilizing any vehicle deemed a nuisance. A vehicle is also subject to impoundment without notice under the following conditions:
- Any vehicle that receives more than 3 citations within a semester or 5 citations within a year.
- Any vehicle that receives more than 1 citation within a semester for parking in a Residence Life space.
- Any vehicle is improperly parked so as to interfere with or impede:
- the flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic;
- the use of parking facilities, buildings, loading docks, or dumpsters;
- the operation of emergency equipment (e.g., fire lane);
- the provision of services, public safety, or essential repairs.
- Any unauthorized vehicle parked in or blocks the use of a reserved stall (e.g., handicapped, administrative, etc.).
- Any vehicle parked on any surface not specifically marked for the legal operation of a motor vehicle (e.g., lawns, grass, sidewalks, vacant lots).
- Any vehicle displaying a counterfeit, stolen, altered, transferred, or otherwise fraudulent parking permit; or a permit issued due to false information given on the permit application.
- Any vehicle parked in any area marked "Tow-away Zone," etc.
- Any vehicle removed from impoundment without official release from the Park University Department of Campus Safety.
- Any vehicle parked on Park University property, is not in operating condition, and has not notified the Park University Department of Campus Safety.
- Any vehicle(s) parked on campus that is currently banned from campus.
- Any vehicle(s) parked in the Parkville Commercial Underground lots, or spaces reserved specifically for Parkville Commercial Underground tenants. (See Section 12.0)
Vehicles Impounded by TowImpounded vehicles will be towed by a bonded wrecker service or immobilized by the Park University Department of Campus Safety officers. The owner/operator of the vehicle is liable for the costs of towing and storage or release from immobilization devises. Impoundment charges must be paid directly to the impoundment company for vehicles that have been towed.
Citations may be appealed. If an appeal is upheld, a full refund of the appealed citation will be made. However, if the vehicle is impounded for prior unpaid citations, the tow fee will not be refunded. If a citation has been turned over to the Business Office, the total amount owed by the individual to the University will be due and payable. Owner/operators of vehicles towed and impounded may appeal the impoundment within 5 business days of the impoundment.
Vehicles towed by Park University will be towed by a company selected by Park University. Contact information for the company that towed a vehicle will be provided by the Campus Safety Office by calling 816-584-6444.
Vehicle Impoundment by Wheel LockVehicles are subject to being immobilized by Park University Department of Campus Safety officers with a wheel lock designed to prevent a vehicle from being moved. Wheel locks can be used at any time to impound vehicles for offenses including, but not limited to, prior unpaid citations, a vehicle receiving multiple citations, and unregistered vehicles.
All immobilized vehicles that have not been released within 24 hours of application of wheel lock will be towed at owner’s expense. Penalties and/or fees will be assessed to the student’s account including any citation for violation at the time the vehicle is immobilized, the immobilization charges, and the tow charges.
All vehicles immobilized with a wheel lock shall have a notice affixed to the driver's side window. This notice shall indicate the procedure necessary to release the vehicle from impoundment. Owners of vehicles immobilized by wheel lock must contact Campus Safety at 816-584-6444, or speak with us in person at the Campus Safety Office to discuss the procedure on how to get the wheel lock removed.
Attempts to remove the wheel lock that result in damage to the wheel lock will result in appropriate fees being charged to the student’s account for the full cost of replacement. Park University is not responsible for damage to vehicles associated with the placement of the wheel lock on an impounded vehicle.
- You are responsible to drive carefully, cautiously following traffic-parking rules and regulations.
- You are also responsible for all violations committed while your vehicle is in the custody of another person.
- You are responsible for all parking violations of your guests on campus. It is your responsibility to inform them where to park, etc. and you will be charged for traffic violation fines they incur.
- You are responsible for any traffic violation tickets issued to you. If you plan to appeal a ticket, it is your responsibility to appeal it within 10 calendar days. Failure to do so will result in the charge being placed on your account.
Appeal ProceduresIf you have received a ticket and you have a legitimate explanation, you may appeal it. You have 5 business days (M-F) to file an appeal. The Department of Campus Safety is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Appeals can be filed at any time of the day. Appeal forms can be obtained in the Campus Safety office from the dispatcher on duty. An appeal must be written on an appeal form and fully filled out in order to be considered. A telephone call will not be sufficient for an appeal. The Director of Campus Safety will hear all appeals properly filled. You will be contacted by e-mail regarding the verdict of your appeal. If you still disagree with this verdict, you can appeal it to the Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration.
Motor Vehicle AccidentsYou must report all motor vehicle accidents on campus immediately to the Department of Campus Safety.
- Call the Dispatcher in the Campus Safety Office by dialing ext #6444.
- An officer will record the necessary information, investigate the scene, and fill out the appropriate motor vehicle accident forms.
- Official Campus Safety Incident Reports regarding motor vehicle accidents on campus will be made available to your insurance company OR your attorney only. We do not hand out these forms to either party involved in order to ensure privacy of personal information.
Parkville Commercial UndergroundThe Parkville Commercial Underground offers leased commercial space for small businesses, wholesalers and light manufacturers. Most of the underground parking areas are designated to provide parking for tenants. Parking in these areas are limited to tenants, employees and customers of the Parkville Commercial Underground. Vehicles found in violation of the parking policy in the commercial underground will be immediately towed at the owner’s expense.
Parking Regulations in the Underground.All vehicles in both the academic and commercial portions of the underground must follow the parking policy related to traffic rules and parking rules as outlined in this document. The appeal procedures are the same as those listed above. If you have any questions, please contact the Park University Department of Campus Safety at 816-584-6444, or by using extension 6444 on a campus telephone.
Commercial Underground Safety IssuesDue to the limited visibility and the large number of pedestrians who frequent both the Academic Underground and the Commercial Underground, special caution is required on the roadways and in the parking lots of the underground.
- Drivers should utilize the numerous mirrors located throughout the underground to check for oncoming traffic and pedestrians, especially near intersections and the loading docks.
- Drivers are required to observe all one-way signs, particularly those on Gault Street from the Condit Exit to the T-intersection next to Park Distance Learning.
- To enter the underground, drivers must use the Mackenzie Entrance, or, if permitted by the supervisor or an assigned department, the Beyer Entrance.
- Entry to the underground through the Condit Exit is prohibited.
- Taking short-cuts through underground parking areas is prohibited.
- Vehicles may not be parked in “loading zones”, “no parking zones”, and parking spaces reserved for tenants and other designated occupants.
- Vehicles may not be operated or parked on the striped pedestrian walkways.
- Headlights on your vehicle must be turned “ON” when a vehicle enters the underground.