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Parking Tip | Appealing your parking ticket

Anyone may appeal a university parking citation within 10 days of receiving it to the parking appeals committee. Full story



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  • Parking Tip | Vehicle Log-In Policy

    Students who have their vehicle registered with the university may receive permission to park on campus during restricted hours for up to 20 minutes four times per semester.

  • Parking Tip | Reminder for student permit holders

    Parking & Transportation Services wants to remind the Miami community that student vehicles must be removed from the West Millett parking lot in advance of home football games by 7 a.m. 

  • Parking Tips | Parking for job interviews

    Students attending job interviews in Hoyt Hall may obtain a special parking privilege to park in the Boyd Hall parking lot during normal daily restrictions.

  • Parking Tip | Important student parking information for West Millett and Family Weekend

    All vehicles must be removed from West Millett parking by 5:00 p.m. Friday September 24, 2011 ($75 fine). Event parking for the Jeff Duhnam will open to the public at Millett hall beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Friday September 24, 2011.

  • Parking Tip | Want to park illegally on campus and get away with it?

    Well, not really…But you can use your LOG-IN privilege. Students may receive permission to park on campus during restricted hours for 15 to 20 minute periods, great for loading and unloading your vehicle or dropping off a paper.

  • Parking Tip | Free parking at Ditmer and Millett

    Did you know that students may park in either Ditmer or West Millett parking lots for the first two weeks of the semester without a parking permit?

  • Parking Tip | Student parking information regarding the Condoleezza Rice visit

    All vehicles must be removed from West Millett parking by 5:00pm on Thursday March 31, 2011 ($65 fine)

  • Parking Tip | Special parking rules for winter break

    Students with a valid permit may park in blue student areas beginning Thursday December 16, 2010 through Monday January 10, 2011.

  • First-year car on campus requirements

    Welcome class of 2014. Wondering whether or not to bring a car with you? First-year students are discouraged from bringing a vehicle to campus. Here are some exceptions to the rules.

  • Parking permits now half off for semester

    Don't risk getting a parking ticket. Surface lot parking permits are half price for the remainder of the semester!

  • Blue permit areas open to all valid permits before and during spring break

    Students with a valid permit may park in blue student areas beginning Thursday, March 4 through Monday, March 15.  Some blue student areas include Oak Street, Maple and Spring streets, the Morris lot, the Hepburn lot and Shriver East. Please review posted signs before entering lot and parking your vehicle. Vehicles without a valid permit may park in the Ditmer lot until Tuesday March 16, 2010. On Tuesday March 16, 2010 all parking rules and regulations are in effect.

  • Appealing your parking ticket

    The parking appeals committee is compromised of up to 12 faculty/staff and up to 12 students who have no direct relationship with parking services. The committee meets twice per week to read the appeals and to determine the rulings. A student who appeals a citation will receive a written response of the determination of the committee. A student will receive one of the following four responses:
     

    • A.      Ticket Upheld/Appeal Denied
    • B.      Ticket Dismissed/Appeal Upheld
    • C.      Ticket Upheld/Fine Waived
    • D.      Ticket made into warning

     
    Appeals must be received by the Office of Parking & Transportation Services within 10 days of being issued. The appeals committee encourages students to provide photos and other documentation that may assist in the outcome benefiting the student. The results of the appeals committee are final. Visit www.muohio.edu/parking to appeal a citation or to review Miami's parking rules and regulations.

  • Get the most out of your permit after 4p.m.

    The following is a list of the most popular parking lots on campus where students with a valid Miami University parking permit may park before 7 a.m. and after 4 p.m. on weekdays:

    • South, East and North Cook Field
    • Campus Avenue Building South
    • Central and East Quads
    • Student Health Services
    • Warfield
    • MacMIllan
    • Pearson
    • Withrow
    • Shriver East
    • Williams and Center Drive

    Also, any lot designated as blue permit parking will be open at 4 p.m. to all valid permits. To view a campus parking map, please visit http://www.muohio.edu/parking.

  • Call before you park

    DON'T LISTEN TO THE WORD ON THE STREET ABOUT PARKING. Not sure if you can park there? Students sometimes plead to parking services, "somebody told me that I could..." Other excuses that will not work are "nobody told me" or "I didn't know." Don't use "my roommate told me..." or "my borhter who used to go here said..."

    Call Parking and Transportation Services at (513) 529-8535 to get the real scoop or see the parking rules and regulations at http://www.muohio.edu/parking. We don't do pizza...just parking.

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  • Where can I park at the Health Center?

    Where can I park at the Student Health Services?

    Free parking is available to students visiting SHS in the Campus Avenue Garage. Students should obtain their garage ticket upon entry and bring it to the reception desk at SHS for validation. Up to 90 minutes of the garage fee will be deducted from the total charge.

  • How to avoid 'The Boot'

    At Miami University, a vehicle may be immobilized, otherwise known as being 'booted,' for any combination of three violations (including warnings) beginning July 1 each year, even if all previous fines have been paid. The vehicle must be parked illegally at the time of immobilization. A vehicle may also be 'booted' for displaying a permit that is being used illegally or a permit that has been falsely reproduced. The illegal use/reproduction parking 
    violation is also a Code 1 dishonesty violation of the Code of Student Conduct. Although other violations may have been warranted and charged at the time, the fee for immobilization is $200 and is payable by cash, check or credit card and must be paid prior to the release of the vehicle.  Most students could avoid the 'boot' by parking legally and by displaying a valid university permit.


    Park Smart...Park Happy!
     

  • MY FLASHERS WERE ON AND I WAS JUST THERE FIVE MINUTES!

    Turning your vehicle's flashers on will NOT keep you from getting a ticket.  Turning your flashers on simply makes you more easily identifiable as someone who is parking illegally.  Use the ‘log in' policy to run errands or contact MUPD at 529-2222 if your vehicle is disabled and cannot be moved.

  • Important: If you park on Oak or Maple Street then read this!

    If you park your car on Oak or Maple Street, print this out and tape it up near your light switch so you don't forget:

    MONDAY / WEDNESDAY / FRIDAY: No parking on the EAST side of Oak or Maple between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.

    TUESDAY / THURSDAY: No parking on the WEST side of Oak or Maple between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.

  • Why did I get this ticket?

    Did you know that most of the student citations written could have been avoided? By registering your vehicle with parking services, a $50/semester permit could have saved you a $65 citation. Students may park in many lots on campus after 4pm and until 7am by displaying a valid university permit. Don't take your chances with "I was just there five minutes" and do not park in visitor spaces. Remember to visit www.muohio.edu/parking for a complete list of rules and regulations.

  • Want to fight a parking ticket?

    You can! You may submit an appeal to the parking appeals committee at www.muohio.edu/parking or in person in 128 Campus Avenue Building within 10 days of receiving the citation. The parking appeals committee is comprised of up to 12 students and 12 faculty or staff who are not associated with parking services. The committee is impartial and they meet once per week to review the appeals and determine whether or not to uphold the appeal or the citation. Win or lose, you will be notified in writing of the outcome. Remember, it is your responsibility to know the rules and regulations before bringing your vehicle onto campus. If you would like to be a part of the parking appeals committee call (513) 529-8535 for more information.

  • Parking for job interviews

    Students attending job interviews in Hoyt Hall may obtain a special parking privilege to park in the Boyd Hall parking lot during normal daily restrictions. This pass can be obtained from Career Services and is for the Boyd lot only. In addition, a valid Miami University permit must be displayed with the Boyd Hall Career Services pass. Don't have a university permit? A one-week temporary university permit may be obtained through Parking Services in room 128 of the Campus Avenue Building.

  • Visitor parking

    Do you have a visitor coming to campus? Remember to send them to parking services in room 128 of the Campus Avenue Building to obtain a visitor parking permit. There is no charge for a daily visitor permit and the office is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If your guest arrives after office hours then have them park on a city street (Oak, Maple or Spring Streets, etc..) and visit parking services the following day for a permit. Contact parking services at 529-8535 with any questions.
     

  • Student parking for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Students with a valid Miami University parking permit may park in blue student areas beginning Friday January 15, 2010 until 12:00 a.m. Wednesday January 16, 2010. Please review the parking map at www.muohio.edu/parking before parking your vehicle.

    Note: Red/green permit restrictions on Oak Street as well as Oak and Maple Street overnight restrictions WILL be enforced.

  • Parking during finals week and the holiday break

    Blue permit areas such as Oak Street, Maple Street and Spring Street are open to all valid student permits on the upcoming holiday break from Wednesday December 16, 2009 through Tuesday January 12, 2010. For additional blue parking areas, please see our campus map at www.muohio.edu/parking.

    Are you leaving Oxford prior to Wednesday? Before you turn on those flashers…Don't forget to use the ‘log in' policy (see parking tip # 1). Call Parking Services at 529-8535 if you have any questions regarding parking over the Holiday Break

  • Temporary parking permits

    Did you know if you need a vehicle on campus for just a week or so,  you can purchase a one-week temporary parking permit for only $5? Students may purchase up to four temporary parking permits per semester. This is great when you need a vehicle on campus for a short period of time, for example, to travel home to replace your summer clothes with some more suitable for the winter months, without paying for an permit for the entire semester.

  • WANT TO PARK ON CAMPUS ILLEGALLY…AND GET AWAY WITH IT?

    Well, not really…But you can use your LOG-IN privilege. Students may receive permission to park on campus during restricted hours for 15 to 20 minute periods, great for loading and unloading your vehicle or dropping off a paper. Students are allowed this privilege four times per semester and must have a valid Miami parking permit. Just call Parking Services at 529-8535 prior to parking and any citations issued during your log-in time will be voided. If the space has a meter, it still must be fed.

    Park Smart…Park Happy.