The Violations section includes the following:
The following non-exhaustive examples constitute classifications for violations of
- Parking Violations
- Out of Zone;
- Not a Parking Space;
- Loading Zone;
- Parking on Yellow Curb/No Parking Zone;
- Blocking Traffic;
- Parked Facing Traffic;
- Occupying Two (2) (or more) Spaces;
- Outside of Designated Space;
- Within Fifteen (15) feet of Fire Hydrant;
- Within Twenty (20) feet of entrance/exit/intersection;
- On Seeded Areas;
- Failure to Display Permit;
- No Permit or Improper Display of Permit;
- Altered, Lost, or Stolen Permit;
- Reserved – Visitor;
- Reserved – Electric Vehicle Charging Only;
- Reserved – ADA Accessible Parking Only; and
- Warning Only.
- Moving Violations
- Failure to obey stop sign or traffic signal;
- Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk;
- Traveling wrong way on one-way street;
- Operating a motor vehicle off a marked roadway;
- Failure to yield right of way;
- Failure to obey lawful directions of a police officer;
- Failure of motorcycle operator or rider to wear required headgear; and
- Failure to yield to emergency vehicle.
- Impounded Vehicle/Towed Vehicle
- APSU may tow without advance notice those motor vehicles parked in a fire lane, designated
ADA accessible parking space, spaces reserved for designated vehicles or in such a
manner as to impede the flow of traffic or to disrupt the orderly affairs of APSU.
- If a motor vehicle has unpaid parking citations APSU may impound/tow the vehicle,
if advance notice and opportunity to contest have been given. Windshield notices and/or
other methods of notification will be used to provide the operator of the vehicle
with advance notice of APSU’s intent to tow and the operator’s right to a hearing.
- The Office of Public Safety and Campus Police are tasked with enforcement of the parking
regulations. The Director/Chief of Police is authorized to selectively enforce or
not enforce certain regulations and parking categories based on special events and
circumstances that require special accommodations.
- A motor vehicle parked in a manner which blocks a fire zone, emergency exit, flow
of traffic, designated ADA accessible parking space, spaces reserved for designated
vehicles, or otherwise poses a danger or disrupts the orderly affairs of APSU may
be impounded, immobilized, or towed.
- A motor vehicle which has accumulated one hundred dollars ($100.00) or more in unpaid
citations may be immobilized or towed.
- Parked in Visitor, maintenance, or emergency vehicle space: $35.00
- Parked in ADA Accessible Space: $200.00 – The fine for this parking violation is set by State law, T.C.A. §55-21-108.
As of July 1, 2008, the fine was set at $200.00. The fine imposed under these regulations
will increase or decrease automatically when increased or decreased by State law.
- Boot Removal Fee: $75.00 for first violation in an academic year. $125.00 for subsequent violations.
- All other parking violations: $25.00
- All moving violations when written as an APSU citation: $35.00
- Other Penalties
- Students who fail to pay violation fines or penalties will not be permitted to register
for course work, to continue as a student, to receive credit, to receive a degree,
or to obtain a transcript until the fines or penalties are paid.
- Repeated violations of parking regulations will be grounds for towing away, impoundment
or immobilization in accordance with regulations under enforcement.
- Students who persist in violating these regulations or commit a single violation under
extreme circumstances will be referred to the Dean of Students’ office for disciplinary
action which may lead to suspension or dismissal from APSU.
- Once a motor vehicle or owner has accumulated one hundred dollars ($100) of unpaid
fines, his or her motor vehicle, if found parked upon APSU property or lots leased
by APSU, will be immobilized or towed in accordance with regulations under 0240-05-01-.06
- Any individual (student, faculty or staff) with outstanding citations will not be
allowed to register a motor vehicle or purchase a parking permit until indebtedness
- Repeated violations may result in the loss of parking privileges.
- Upon receipt of a citation, persons have three (3) class days to submit an appeal.
- Appeal forms are completed and submitted electronically through the parking management
- Issuing officers will be afforded the opportunity to comment on appeals before they
are presented to the appeal authority.
- The Student Tribunal shall hear and decide all student appeals.
- Students may further appeal the Tribunal’s decision to the Vice President of Student
Affairs, or designee, within three (3) class days of the finding by Student Tribunal.
- When APSU is not in session, the Dean of Students will hear and decide appeals.
- Staff and visitors’ appeals shall be heard by a committee consisting of the Faculty
Senate Chair or designee, Staff Council Chair or designee, and the Dean of Students.
- Anyone failing to appeal within three (3) class days of issuance of citation loses
the right to appeal.
APSU streets or grounds may not be used by any firm, corporation or person for advertising
or commercial purposes.
- Special Occasion and Emergencies
On special occasions, for example: athletic events, concerts, graduation exercises,
etc., and in emergencies, parking and traffic limitation may be imposed by the Office
of Public Safety and Campus Police as required by the conditions which prevail.
- Pedestrian Regulations
- Students and staff members must not endanger their safety or constitute an unreasonable
impediment to lawful vehicular traffic by crossing streets at other than authorized
lanes or by willfully walking or congregating in the streets.
- Violations of these regulations will be cited through appropriate channels for disciplinary