FAQs

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Do I need to register my vehicle if I park on campus?

Yes, All motor vehicles operated (utilized) by faculty, staff, students in connection with their employment or attendance at UT Martin must be registered at the UT Martin Department of Public Safety in Crisp Hall. This includes residents of Grove Apartments, University Courts, visitors, vendors, rental and temporary vehicles using University parking lots.

 

How do I register my vehicle and where do I pick it up my permit?

Students, faculty and staff are required to register for their UT Martin parking permit online. Parking permits will be available for pick up at Public Safety in Crisp Hall, Monday – Friday between 8am and 5pm.

 

Where do I put the parking permit on my vehicle?

Parking permits are to be displayed on the bottom of the Driver’s side front windshield on the inside.

 

Where and when can I park on campus without a parking permit?

Permits are required to park on the UT Martin campus 24 hours per day, 365 days per year if school is in session or not.

 

What are my options if I do not want to purchase a UT Martin parking permit?

Limited parking is available on the city streets adjacent to campus without a UT Martin Parking Permit.

 

Does my UT Martin parking permit expire?

Yes, parking permits are valid for an entire Academic Year (August 15th to August 15th)

 

What happens if I need to drive a different vehicle than registered?

Parking permits are transferable and may be used for another vehicle that you drive. If you forget to move your parking permit, a temporary parking pass can be issued by the Traffic Office at no charge. You will need the license plate number of the vehicle you are driving to obtain a temporary parking pass.

 

Does a visitor on campus need a parking pass?

Visitors are always welcome at UT Martin and must obtain a visitors parking permit at no charge at the Department of Public Safety 24 hours a day. The visitor will need the license plate number of the vehicle they are driving to obtain a permit.

 

When is parking enforced?

Citations are written throughout the entire year, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year if school is in session or not.

 

Who can park in an Unrestricted or Non-designated lot?

Unrestricted and Non-designated lots are for faculty, staff, and students who have registered their vehicle, no matter their designation (staff, commuter, non-commuter). It is also for any vehicle that has a visitor pass or a temporary pass issued from the University of Tennessee Martin.

 

Are there enough available parking spaces on campus?

There is more than enough available parking on campus. Unfortunately, we cannot get them as close as everyone wants them to be. Lot 1 (stadium lot) and Lot 2 (by pacer pond and tennis courts) always have available parking spots in them. From either of those lots to most academic and residential buildings is less than a 5-minute walk.

 

Can I appeal a parking citation?

Yes. Parking citation appeals must be made within fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of issuance to stay the original fine amount through the appeals process. Parking citations appealed after fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of issuance will have to be paid, including all late charges, before the parking citation may be appealed. Appeal parking citation

 

What can I do if my vehicle won’t start?

On Campus - Contact the Department of Public Safety at (731)881-7777. Tell the dispatcher you need your vehicle jump started. Give the best description of your location as possible. All lots have a number posted on a sign at the entrance to the lot. If you do not know this number, tell which buildings you are around or can see. Also tell where you are located in the lot and a description of your vehicle (color, make, model, license plate, etc.). Raise the hood of your vehicle and flag the officer down when they approach. Officers typically respond within a few minutes, but it may take longer if they are on another call. Please be patient.

 

What can I do if I lock my keys in my vehicle?

On Campus – Contact the Department of Public Safety at (731)881-7777. Tell the dispatcher you have locked your keys in your vehicle and you need assistance getting into your vehicle. Give the best description of your location as possible. All lots have a number posted on a sign at the entrance to the lot. If you do not know this number, tell which buildings you are around or can see. Also tell where you are located in the lot and a description of your vehicle (color, make, model, license plate, etc.). Stand by your vehicle and flag the officer down when they approach. Officers typically respond within a few minutes, but it may take longer if they are on another call. Please be patient.

 

Off Campus – Contact Martin Police Department at (731)587-5355.

 

How can I pay for a parking permit or parking citation?

Cash or check payments can be made at the Traffic Office or Bursar's Office. Any change over $5 needs to be rolled.

 

Credit /debit payments or electronic check, ACH payments are only accepted online. How to pay your vehicle registration charge online.

 

Computers are available in the offices for use to make online payments.

 

Parking Information

All motor vehicles operated (utilized) by faculty, staff and students in connection with their employment or attendance at UT Martin must be registered at the UT Martin Department of Public Safety in Crisp Hall.

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Personal Property Inventory

The UT Martin Dept. of Public Safety would like to remind everyone maintaining an inventory of their personal property can help the appropriate authorities recover the property if it is lost or stolen.

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