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Chapter 3339-18 | Motor Vehicle Regulations

 
 
 
Rule
Rule 3339-18-01 | Motor vehicle permits.
 

The university and the city of Oxford are compact and interdependent, with most locations accessible to pedestrians. Miami university discourages students from bringing cars to Oxford. Students who desire transportation will find that transit services provided by the Butler county regional transit authority provide an efficient alternative to a personal vehicle.

Miami university is not responsible for damage to or theft from motor vehicles or bicycles parked, stored, or operated on university property. Miami university is not responsible for damage to motor vehicles or bicycles and locks incurred during impoundment or immobilization. Note: See rule 3339-16-03 of the Administrative Code for regulations pertaining to bicycles.

This rule applies to the use of motor vehicles in university parking areas, defined in these regulations as streets bordering the Oxford campus, streets through the Oxford campus, Oxford campus parking lots, university parking garages and drives. Parking and transportation services may modify restrictions in any area at any time in the course of managing the universitys parking resources.

(A) Permit required

A permit is required at all times to park in a university parking lot or on a university drive, except as noted in this rule. No permit is required for daytime parking in the garages or at parking meters; fees for facility use must be paid. A permit is required to park on city streets that run through or adjoin campus from seven a.m. to six p.m., Monday through Friday. At other times a permit is not required to park on city streets that run through or adjoin campus.

Miami university uses license plate recognition (LPR) technology to assign parking privileges to motor vehicles. Vehicle license plates must be properly registered or a vehicle will not be recognized as having permission to park on campus. Physical parking permits are not distributed for use on the Oxford campus. Vehicles must be parked so that an unobstructed view of the vehicle's license plate is visible to the drive aisle so that vehicle-mounted LPR cameras can read license plates.

(B) Permit eligibility

First-year students are not permitted to bring a car to campus without express university authorization (exceptions listed in this rule). Sophomores, juniors, and seniors are permitted to bring a car, but are required to register the vehicle with the university and obtain a parking permit.

(C) How to apply for a permit

Students, faculty, and staff may apply for a permit and obtain a copy of the parking map through parking and transportation services website or in person at parking and transportation services. Each semester, for seven calendar days after the start of classes, students may park in the Ditmer, Chestnut fields, or west Millett parking areas without a permit. Visitors may apply for a permit in person or online; vendors and contractors may apply for a permit in person at parking and transportation services. Some offices on campus may offer one-day visitor parking permits (see paragraph (I) of this rule).

Students may not register vehicles belonging to other students unless they are siblings who are also Miami students. Students may register only one vehicle; to change vehicles the first vehicle must be removed from the parking account before adding another.

Faculty, staff, visitors, vendors, and contractors may not register vehicles belonging to students who are not immediate family members. Employees and visitors may register up to four vehicles to use the same permission; only one vehicle is permitted to park on campus at any time for each permission.

Permit colors correspond to specific parking areas indicated on the parking map.

(1) Qualifications for red permit parking

(a) Faculty

(b) Staff

(c) Graduate assistants

(d) Visitors

(e) Vendors

(f) Contractor superintendents

(g) Parking and transportation services will confirm eligibility. A red permit is restricted for use only by the individual to whom the permit is assigned.

(h) A red permit is transferable only to another vehicle being used by a faculty, staff member, or graduate assistant which has also been registered with parking and transportation services.

(i) A red permit may park in any color (red, blue, yellow, white) parking area on campus at all times.

(j) Employees may elect to form a carpool (two employees) or vanpool (three or more employees) to reduce the cost of their red parking permit. Each member of the car/vanpool will receive five temporary daily parking permits per semester for the occasions when a car/vanpool is not convenient. Members of the car/vanpool are not eligible to purchase any other parking permits and must register with parking services to receive discounted parking rates.

(k) Only one vehicle registered to a red area parking permit is permitted to park on campus at a time unless a temporary daily parking permit has been purchased for the additional vehicle on campus or the additional vehicle is parked in a paid parking area (i.e. garage or parking meter). Each vehicle is subject to citation (reproduction/illegal use of permit, three hundred dollars) for violations.

(2) Qualifications for blue permit parking

(a) Students with a demonstrated exceptional transportation need (see paragraph (D) of this rule).

(b) A blue permit is not transferable to another vehicle.

(c) A blue permit may park in blue, yellow, or white parking areas on campus during restricted hours.

(3) Qualifications for yellow permit parking

(a) Students who reside on campus or commute from the home of a parent or guardian.

(b) Students who reside off campus.

(c) A yellow permit is not transferable to another vehicle.

(d) A yellow permit may park in yellow or white parking areas on campus during restricted hours.

(4) Qualifications for white permit parking

(a) Faculty

(b) Staff

(c) Graduate assistants

(d) A white permit is transferable only to another vehicle being used by the faculty, staff member, or graduate assistant which has been registered with parking and transportation services.

(e) Only one vehicle registered to a white area parking permission is permitted to park on campus at a time unless a temporary daily parking permit has been purchased for the additional vehicle on campus or the additional vehicle is parked in a paid parking area (i.e. garage or meter). Each vehicle is subject to citation (reproduction/illegal use of permit, three hundred dollars) for violations.

(f) A white permit may park only in white parking areas on campus at all times.

(5) Qualifications for temporary permit parking

(a) A student may obtain up to four weeks of temporary permit privileges each semester.

(b) Any student may obtain a temporary permit for his or her own vehicle only.

(c) Temporary permits may be purchased through the online parking services portal.

(6) Qualifications for green permit parking

(a) Regional campus students

(b) Green permits may be obtained from the office of business services on the regional campuses

(c) A green permit is transferable only to another vehicle being used by a regional campus student which has also been registered with parking and transportation services.

(d) A green permit may park only on regional campuses at all times.

(D) Exceptional transportation needs

Parking and transportation services recognizes that in some instances, there exist exceptional transportation needs for students who do not otherwise qualify to have a motor vehicle on campus or for an elevated level of parking privilege. To make an application based on an exceptional transportation need, students must provide a statement of need at the time of application along with any supporting documentation which will justify the request. If the conditions which permit the exceptional transportation need to be granted change or no longer exist, it is the responsibility of the student to notify parking and transportation services of the change.

Conditions which will be considered as reasons for an exceptional transportation need request include:

(1) Nontraditional student age twenty-five or married at time of registration

(2) Distance permanent residence outside of a two hundred mile radius of Oxford (not driving distance)

(3) Regional campus class parking and transportation services will verify enrollment

(4) Commuter student who resides in the home of a parent or guardian

(5) Internship student shall provide verification from the instructor indicating academic credit for the internship

(6) Employment

(7) Health a student with a medical need that requires the use of a vehicle

(8) Military

(E) Permit revocation

Obtaining a permit by providing false information or violating this rule's restrictions will result in revocation of the permit with forfeiture of the permit fee. Unauthorized transfer of a permit to another vehicle will result in revocation of the permit with forfeiture of the permit fee.

The permit holder shall notify parking and transportation services of any change in the conditions under which the permit holder qualified for the permit and surrender the permit to obtain an exchange. Failure to report a change in qualifying conditions is a violation of this rule and will result in revocation of the permit with forfeiture of the permit fee. Parking and transportation services will work with individuals who need a parking privilege in the event their circumstances change.

(F) Duration of permits

(1) Annual permits

Student permits: valid from the first day of class in the fall semester through Monday following May commencement.

Faculty, staff and graduate assistant permits: valid from July first through June thirtieth each year.

Fall semester permit: valid from the first day of the fall semester through the first day of the spring semester.

Spring Semester permit: valid from the first day after final examination week of the fall semester to the Monday following May commencement.

Summer term permit: from the Monday following May commencement to the first day of the fall semester.

One-week temporary permit: minimum of seven calendar days from date of issue.

One-day temporary permit: Expires at eleven fifty-nine p.m. on the date of issue.

(G) Special circumstances

(1) Special events

Ordinarily, all permits are accepted in most areas of the Ditmer, west Millett, and Chestnut fields parking lots. However, on dates of home football games, all student cars must be removed from the west Millett lot. Other special events may require removing vehicles from the west Millett lot or other parking areas on campus as needed. Advance notice will be provided by parking and transportation services at least seventy-two hours in advance of such a need. Students may park in other student holding lots (Ditmer, and Chesnut fields) on campus all day on those dates. Student vehicles may return to the west Millet parking lot on the day following a home football game. On home football game weekends, a permit is not required from twelve p.m. Friday to seven a.m. the following Monday.

(2) Log-in privlege

Students or employees who require a parking privilege that is not granted by their parking permit, including the use of service drives or loading areas, must call parking and transportation services for permission prior to parking on campus. Telephone call (during office hours), voice mail, and email are all acceptable means of notification. The vehicle must have a valid parking permit in order to use this privilege. Students or employees with extenuating circumstances may receive permission to park on campus up to four times in the semester. If a parking citation is issued during the time of the log-in after permission has been granted, the student must call or present the citation on the date of issue or the next business day to request cancellation of the citation. Log-in privileges will not exceed twenty minutes in duration.

(3) Disabled vehicles

Please advise parking and transportation services or the Miami university police if your vehicle becomes disabled while parked on campus. Permit holders will be allowed twenty-four hours to have the vehicle removed from a restricted lot and will be responsible for citations issued to the vehicle in that lot after that time.

(4) Hazard lights or stopping and standing

Use of vehicle hazard flashers or stopping and standing does not permit a vehicle to park in violation of posted restrictions and this rule. Violators may receive a parking citation even if hazard flashers are in use.

(H) Handicap accessible parking

Handicap accessible parking is available throughout the campus. A valid parking permit and a state-issued disability placard is required in order to park in a handicap accessible parking space in a campus parking lot or street adjacent to or running through the campus. Students with a state-issued disability placard may park in any available handicap accessible parking space, regardless of the restriction on the remainder of the parking lot or area.

(I) Departmental visitor parking permits

Departments and offices on campus may request an account from parking and transportation services to issue visitor parking permits to their guests and university visitors subject to the following conditions:

(1) Visitor parking permits are issued for only one day. Ranges of dates are not permitted. Visitors should be referred to parking and transportation services to request permits for up to six months in duration.

(2) Visitor parking permits may not be issued to or used by any Miami university student, faculty, or staff member.

(3) Departments will be charged monthly for visitor parking permissions issued.

(4) For large events, contact parking and transportation services at least ten days in advance for assistance.

Violations of the conditions of use above may result in revocation of departmental permit account. Accuracy of the information recorded is essential to ensuring that guest vehicles are properly registered. Departments will be responsible for any fines that result from improperly registered vehicles.

(J) Contractor/vendor parking permits

All contractor vehicles (excluding cranes, dump trucks, front-end loaders, etc.) are to have a valid parking permit issued from parking and transportation services while parked on campus outside of a designated construction site.

(1) A specific number of red permits will be approved for project supervisors, managers and foreman of the primary contractor. This permit may also be issued to vendors, time and materials contractors, and those with university approval.

(2) All other construction personnel, contractors, and subcontractors may park in the Fryman parking lot on Bonham road between six a.m. and ten p.m. daily. No permit is required, and no vehicles or materials may be left in the lot overnight. Violations will result in citations and removal of vehicles and/or property at the owners expense. Transportation to and from the job site is the responsibility of the contractor.

Contractor/vendor parking registration forms may be obtained from and submitted to parking and transportation services.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3339.1
Amplifies: 3339-18-01
Rule 3339-18-02 | Permit prices.
 

The most current listing of parking permit types, availability, and pricing, are posted on the parking and transportation services website: http://miamioh.edu/parking/permits/index.html.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3339.1
Amplifies: 3339-18-02
Rule 3339-18-03 | Parking areas.
 

Signs at the entrances to most campus lots and individual spaces indicate the color of the permit required to park in the lot or space, as well as the times and days the restriction is in effect. Not all campus streets are posted with permit restrictions. Contact parking and transportation services or consult the parking map with questions about permit restrictions for an area.

(A) Explanation of parking map and conditions that apply

(1) Red

(a) A few red permit areas are posted for twenty-four hour restrictions and are limited at all times every day to vehicles displaying a red permit. Vehicles displaying permits of any other color are not permitted to park in these areas.

(b) Most red permit parking areas are posted with restrictions in effect from seven a.m. to six p.m., Monday through Friday. After those times any vehicle displaying a valid permit of any color may park in that parking area.

(c) Red permit holders may park in any university parking area except those spaces designated for specific vehicles.

(2) Blue

(a) Blue permit parking areas are restricted from seven a.m. to six p.m., Monday through Friday. After those times any vehicle displaying a valid permit of any color may park in the blue parking areas.

(b) Blue permit holders may not park in university parking areas designated for red permits during restricted hours (for restricted hours, see appropriate colors in paragraph (A)(1) of this rule).

(3) Yellow

(a) Yellow permit parking areas (Ditmer, Chestnut fields, and west Millett) are open to any vehicle displaying a valid permit of any color at any time bus service is provided from Ditmer, Chestnut fields, and west Millett parking lots to central campus.

(b) Yellow permit holders may not park in university parking areas designated for red or blue permits during restricted hours (for restricted hours, see appropriate paragraphs (A)(1) to (A)(2) of this rule).

(c) The west Millett lot has a twenty-four hour section for overnight parking and a six a.m. to ten p.m. section for daytime parking. Vehicles parked in the daytime area after ten p.m. may be cited.

(4) White

(a) White permit parking areas (Ditmer, Chestnut fields, west Millett, and culinary support center) are open to any vehicle displaying a valid permit of any color at any time.

(b) White permit holders may not park in university parking areas designated red or blue permits during restricted hours (for restricted hours, see appropriate color stated in this rule).

(B) Right of way requests

Certain events on campus may necessitate the exclusive use of a parking area or roadway for the event to be conducted in a safe manner or due to the sheer number of unique visitors. In those cases, a right-of-way request must be approved in advance.

(1) Conditions for right-of-way requests

(a) The event must not cause significant disruption to university functions, vehicular traffic, parking lot usage, and must not prevent convenient access to university facilities.

(b) Applicants must submit a request for right-of-way use with barricades or parking signs to parking and transportation services ten business days prior to the event date.

(c) A responsible contact must be present at the event and must be identified in the request.

(d) The applicant and/or organization must comply with the requirements for posting "no parking" signs if parking is to be prohibited, or no vehicles shall be cited and/or towed from the reserved area.

(e) The applicant/organization shall provide a diagram of the route or event site with the request.

(f) The applicant/organization will be responsible for lot-clearing fees at the time of the request according to the following schedule:

(i) One to fifty spaces: five dollars per space

(ii) Fifty-one to ninety-nine spaces: four dollars per space

(iii) One hundred to two hundred fourty-nine spaces: three dollars per space

(iv) Two hundred fifty to four hundred ninety-nine spaces: two dollars per space

(v) Five hundred or more remote parking lots: one dollar per space

(g) Parking and transportation services shall determine the final cost for lot reservations.

(2) Requirements for posting of "no parking" signs for use of right-of-way

Any person or organization that requests assistance from Miami universitys parking and transportation services in keeping a street or parking lot clear of traffic or parked cars shall comply with the following requirements:

(a) A standard eight and 8.5 by eleven sign, issued by parking and transportation services, will be used when marking an area for parking restrictions. All signs will be posted at the curb line, thirty-six inches above the ground on wooden stakes or posts which have been placed no further than twenty feet apart.

(b) The effective date and times of the restrictions will be written in permanent marker above the words "no parking."

(c) Below the words "no parking" will be written one of these conditions:

(d) Between signs (with arrows as needed)

(e) This block/lot

(f) Here to corner (with arrows as needed)

(g) This side of street

(h) It is the responsibility of the applicant/organization to post the signs according to these requirements and periodically check the posting to replace signs that are missing.

(i) Once the initial posting has been completed, notify parking and transportation services by calling (513) 529-2224. A customer service assistant will log the date and time and a parking technician will inspect sign content and placement. This must occur seventy-two hours before the effective date.

(j) All signs must be posted seventy-two hours in advance of the effective date.

(k) All of these conditions must be met in order for Miami university police or parking control technicians to ticket or tow a car parked in the area.

(l) Remove all signs when the event is concluded.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3339.1
Amplifies: 3339-18-03
Rule 3339-18-04 | Parking violations.
 

An individual registering a vehicle is responsible for all citations issued to that vehicle regardless of ownership. Individuals who lend their vehicles to others are responsible for any parking fines incurred.

(A) Unregistered vehicle: fine seventy-five dollars

Failing to register a vehicle parked in permitted areas. A permit is required to park in university parking areas (see rule 3339-18-01 of the Administrative Code).

Vehicles that are not registered may also be charged an administrative fee of two dollars and fifty cents to look up ownership of the vehicle in order to collect fines.

Unregistered vehicle is a permit violation.

(B) No permit displayed: fine thirty-five dollars

Improperly displaying a university parking permit. Vehicles must be parked so that their state-issued license plate is unobstructed and clearly visible to the drive aisels in parking lots.

Improper display of a permit is a permit violation.

(C) Restricted area: fine seventy-five dollars

Parking in areas beyond the privileges granted by your permit or parking in violation of posted event parking restrictions. Between seven a.m. and six p.m. on weekdays, vehicles must park only in the areas specified by their permit.

University events sometimes require the exclusive use of parking areas. These areas will be posted at least seventy-two hours in advance of the event. Cars parked in these areas after the time specified will be cited. All cars must be removed from all sections of the Millett parking lot on the dates of all home football games.

Restricted area is a permit violation.

(D) Reproduction or illegal use of permit: three hundred dollars

Any of the following is a violation:

(1) Reproduction of a permit

(2) Altering a permit

(3) Student use of a permit issued to or designated for issue to a visitor, faculty or staff member, or graduate assistant

(4) More than one vehicle registered to a permit parked on campus at the same time. Each vehicle is in violation and is subject to citation.

Reproduction or illegal use of permit is a permit violation.

(E) Overtime at meter: fine ten dollars

Parking at a meter that indicates time has expired or failure to pay for time parked in a space or facility requiring a fee is an overtime parking violation.

Vehicles may park in spaces controlled by meters when the meter display indicates time remaining. No parking permit is required. Unless otherwise posted, meter fees must be paid when parking between the hours of seven a.m. and ten p.m., seven days a week, except when the university is officially closed. This applies only to parking meter fees; all other parking and permit restrictions are in effect at all times.

University parking facilities that require a fee for use by the hour or by the event require payment at all times. Failure to pay for time parked in a facility that requires a fee is a violation.

Overtime at meter is a parking/standing violation.

(F) Overtime in a timed zone: fine twenty-five dollars

Exceeding time limits as posted.

Overtime in a timed zone is a parking/standing violation.

(G) Parking where signs prohibit: fine seventy-five dollars

Parking where signs prohibit parking, standing, or stopping.

Parking where signs prohibit is a parking/standing violation.

(H) Outside designated space: fine seventy-five dollars

More than one vehicle in one designated space, parking in two or more spaces, or creating a space where none exists.

Outside designated space is a parking/standing violation.

(I) Parking in a loading zone/service drive: fine seventy-five dollars

Parking in loading or service areas where signs prohibit parking.

Parking in loading zone/service drive is a parking/standing violation.

(J) Yellow zone: fine seventy-five dollars

Parking or standing in an area where curbs or pavement is painted yellow, regardless of whether "no parking" or signs are posted.

Yellow zone is a parking/standing violation.

(K) Parking on sidewalk or grass: fine seventy-five dollars

Parking on sidewalk or grass is a parking/standing violation.

(L) Handicap parking violation: fine two hunred fifty-five dollars

A vehicle parked within a marked disability parking space must display a valid state-issued disability placard and have a Miami university parking permit when parked on campus.

Failure to display a valid state-issued disability placard is a parking/standing violation.

(M) Immobilization/imoundment: fine two hundred dollar

(1) Excessive parking violations

(a) Any combination of five violations beginning July first of each year even if all fines have been paid, and the vehicle is parked in violation at time of immobilization or,

(b) Any combination of five violations beginning July first of each year and the fines are unpaid, even if the vehicle is not in violation at the time of the immobilization.

(2) A violation of paragraph (D) of this rule and parked in violation at time of immobilization.

(3) Unauthorized removal or damage of an immobilization device. The car is subject to immobilization or impoundment until the device is accounted for or recovered.

(4) After ten days of immobilization, or less if deemed a safety hazard by university police, a vehicle will be towed and stored at the owners expense. Immobilization fees must be paid prior to release of an impounded vehicle. The vehicle owner must pay the towing contractor directly for all fees associated with towing and storage.

(5) Vehicles which have previously been immobilized for excessive violations will be towed and stored at the owners expense on subsequent violations. The impoundment fee must be paid prior to the release of an impounded vehicle. The vehicle owner must pay the towing contractor directly for all fees associated with towing and storage.

This immobilization/impoundment fine and any outstanding parking fines must be paid prior to the release of the vehicle. Immobilization/impoundment fees cannot be charged to a students bursar account or payroll deducted.

Students may be referred to the office of community standards and faculty and staff members may be referred to the appropriate personnel office for repeated violations.

(N) Multiple violations

(1) A vehicle may receive a permit violation and a parking/standing violation in the same instance.

(2) Vehicles that remain parked in violation at the same location for more than three hours after being cited may be cited again.

(3) Vehicles moved to another location after being cited may be cited immediately if parked in violation.

(O) Warning citation

Parking enforcement staff may issue one warning citation for a registration violation per license plate per year (July first of each year to June thirtieth of each year). Warning citations will not be counted toward citation totals for immobilization. A warning will not be issued for the following violations:

(1) Reproduction or illegal use of a permit

(2) Immobilization/impoundment

(3) Special events (See paragraph (G) of rule 3339-18-01 of the Administrative Code)

(P) Payment of fines

Fines may be paid by:

(1) A charge through the bursar [other than fines for immobilization/impoundment];

(2) Check made payable to Miami university [include the citation number on the check to ensure proper credit], or

(3) Valid credit card.

Payment may be sent to Miami university, office of parking and transportation services, MSC 1094, 301 South Campus avenue, Campus avenue building, room 128, Oxford, Ohio, 45056 or may be made online through the parking services website: http://www.miamioh.edu/parking/.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3339.1
Amplifies: 3339-18-04
Prior Effective Dates: 9/30/2003, 3/21/2005
Rule 3339-18-05 | Parking appeals.
 

(A) Appealing a citation

Appeals on citations must be submitted online within ten calendar days of the date the citation was issued. Appeals not received within ten calendar days may not be accepted. Appeals may be sent through the parking and transportation services website: http://www.miamioh.edu/parking/.

All decisions made by the parking appeals committee are final.

Appeals must include all pertinent information and supporting documentation needed to allow the committee to make an intelligent judgment. Appeals should contain a complete and full explanation of circumstances or claim. Items that may accompany your written statement include but are not limited to pictures, statements by others, receipts and diagrams.

(B) Parking services role in the appeal process

(1) Prepares and forwards appeals to the parking appeals committee.

(2) Notifies the appellant of the committees decision.

(3) Does not participate in committee deliberations.

(4) Answers inquiries concerning appeals.

(C) Parking appeals committee

(1) Composition: it is composed of students, faculty, and staff

(a) Student members shall be recommended by the president of associated student government.

(b) All members shall be appointed by the president of Miami university.

(c) The director of parking and transportation services or designee shall be a non-voting consultant to the committee.

(2) Responsibilities

(a) Hears all appeals of parking citations issued at Miami university.

(b) Acts upon all appeals. This will be done by all attending members of the committee.

(3) Parking appeals committee chair

(a) Convenes the meetings.

(b) Attests to decisions reached.

(c) Is a voting member (three members, plus the chair or vice-chair, shall constitute a quorum).

(4) Parking appeals committee vice-chairs (there will be two student vice-chairs):

(a) Aid the chair.

(b) Convene meetings in the absence of the chair.

(c) Perform such other duties as shall arise from time to time.

(D) Regulation changes

The parking appeals committees may recommend changes to this chapter for purposes of clarity, accuracy, or procedural improvement. These recommendations shall be made to the president of Miami university, via student lIfe council. Recommendations for major revisions shall remain the responsibility of student lIfe council, with members of the committee invited to participate in such discussions.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3339.1
Amplifies: 3339-18-05
Prior Effective Dates: 9/17/2010
Rule 3339-18-06 | Regional campuses motor vehicle regulations.
 

Students, faculty, and staff must display current parking permits on their vehicles when parking on any of Miami universitys campuses. Short-term temporary permits are available at the office of business services at both regional campuses.

University regulations are in effect at all times. All vehicles must be registered by the end of the first week of classes.

(A) Requirements of permit holders

(1) An applicant for a permit must present a valid operator's license at the time an application is filed. These permits will authorize holders to park in student areas on both regional campuses. All students are required to park in legal spaces.

(2) Student permit holders are issued hangtags that must be displayed from the inside rearview mirror. Hangtag permits are transferable to all vehicles owned by the permit holder. Faculty/staff permit holders are issued decals or hangtags that must be properly affixed to the vehicle. Decal permits must be permanently affixed to the inside surface of either windshield at the lower corner of the drivers side. Hangtag permits must be displayed on the rearview mirror inside the vehicle. Hangtag permits are transferable to all vehicles owned by the permit holder. Card permits must be displayed inside the front windshield.

(3) Only one permit per person is issued on the regional campuses. There is a ten dollar replacement fee for lost or stolen permits.

(B) General parking information

(1) The regional campuses have areas designated for faculty/staff, student, visitor, and the handicapped. These areas are clearly marked by signs. Vehicles shall park in designated areas consistent with permit restrictions. Parking outside permitted areas is a violation and is subject to a fine.

(2) Parking on the Oxford campus. Regional campus students that want to park on the Oxford campus must purchase a yellow permit (for Ditmer and Millett lots) or a blue permit (for campus streets and parking lots for weekdays between seven a.m. and six p.m.). Faculty, staff, and students who work or attend classes on any campus are not considered visitors to the Oxford, Hamilton or Middletown campuses.

(C) Regional campuses violations

(1) All permits are issued with the understanding that permit holders will abide by the motor vehicle regulations of the university. The following is a list of violations and respective fines:

(a) Unregistered vehicle. Fine: ten dollars.

(b) Failure to display valid permit. Fine: fifteen dollars.

(c) Illegal parking in restricted area or on the grass. Fine: fifteen dollars.

(d) Blocking any access road. Fine: fifteen dollars.

(e) Parking in handicapped zone. Fine: one hundred dollars

(f) Exceeding twenty mph speed limit. Fine: thirty dollars.

(g) Hazardous operation. Fine: seventy-five dollars.

(h) Disregarding traffic control device. Fine: fifteen dollars.

(2) Repeated violations may subject the offender to immobilization of the vehicle and the loss of parking privileges on the campuses of Miami university. Fines must be paid within three working days of the issuance of the citation. All fines must be paid prior to release of an immobilized vehicle. Miami Hamilton-pay at the cashier's office in 102 Mosler hall. Miami Middletown-pay at the cashier's office in 114 Johnston hall.

(D) Appeals

Citations or penalties must be appealed in writing to the office of business services on the appropriate regional campus within three working days of the citation for consideration by the parking appeals board. All decisions of the parking appeals board are final.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3339.1
Amplifies: 3339-18-06
Prior Effective Dates: 9/13/2012
Rule 3339-18-07 | Shuttle services, charter services, and recreational vehicles.
 

(A) Shuttle services

Defined services which provide regular, scheduled transportation between Miami universitys campus and off-campus locations (e.g., off-campus student apartments).

When and where shuttle services may pick up and discharge passengers only at identified and marked transit bus stops at the times/days approved upon registration. May not impede or block access of Butler county regional transit authority vehicles to transit stops.

Registration of shuttle services shuttle services must register with Miami university annually beginning July first of each year. To register, each shuttle service must provide an executed license agreement with Miami university which includes:

(1) Proof of insurance with Miami university listed as an additional insured party

(2) Route plan indicating the days and times of service, route, and stops

(3) Point of contact during all hours of operation

(4) Agreement that parking and transportation services will be notified as soon as practical about deviations from approved routes and times of operation

(5) Additional services for special routes (e.g., football game shuttle) must be approved in at least ten days in advance by parking and transportation services

(6) Monthly reports of ridership pickups at each stop.

Miami university reserves the right to request annual maintenance inspections, driver department of transportation physical records, drug and alcohol testing program results, and records regarding compliance with rules for hours of service.

(B) Charter services

Defined services which provide intermittent, for-hire transportation between Miami universitys campus and off-campus locations; includes school groups on board-owned buses, does not include taxi services or ride-sharing services (i.e., Uber, Lyft, etc.).

When and where charter services may pick up and discharge passengers Millett hall west parking lot or recreational sports center drop off loop. No unattended vehicles at those locations; active loading and unloading only. Charter vehicles may be parked in Chestnut fields, Ditmer parking lot or Millett hall west parking lot while waiting for pickup. Other locations only by prior arrangement with parking and transportation services.

Registration of charter services must register at least one business day in advance to ensure no conflict with intended drop off/pick up location by contacting parking and transportation services.

(C) Recreational vehicles (RVs)

RV camping defined overnight parking of recreational vehicles (RV), including trailers, for the purpose of providing a location for overnight lodging. This does not apply to recreational vehicles being used as a mode of transportation only.

RV parking defined temporary parking of recreational vehicles used only as transportation must have a valid parking permit and may take up no more parking spaces than required to park legally. Recreational vehicles used as transportation are subject to fees for each parking space or part thereof that is occupied. Recreational trailers detached from tow vehicles will be considered to be RV camping and may be removed at the owners expense.

(1) When and where RVs may park on campus

(a) RV camping will only be permitted for Miami university commencement ceremonies, home football games (including those played off-site), spring showcase weekend, and spring sport alumni weekends. For home football games, spring showcase weekend, and spring sport alumni weekend RV section of Millett hall west parking lot only. For commencement ceremonies RV section of Millett hall west parking lot and Ditmer field parking lot (no hookups or services available). Registration for RV camping contact athletic ticket office for availability and payment. There are several local campgrounds and RV parks within fifteen miles of Miami university that can accommodate recreational vehicles with full hook ups.

(b) RV parking will only be permitted in the remote holding lots (Ditmer field, Chestnut fields, Millett hall west lot, Fryman gravel lot) and may not impede traffic flow.

(2) Duration of stay

(a) RV camping Maximum of fourty-eight hours in advance of event, twenty-four hours after event concludes.

(b) RV parking Maximum of ten hours, no parking between the hours of two a.m. and six a.m.

Exceptions to this rule must be arranged no less than fifteen days in advance and may only be granted by the senior vice president for finance and business services or their designee.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3339.1
Amplifies: 3339-18-07