- Vehicle Control Established. No motor vehicle or bicycle shall be operated, parked, or otherwise used on the campus except in strict conformity with these Parking Regulations established and published by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The term "University Campus" or the word "campus," as used in these regulations, shall be construed to include all property under the supervision of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Fees will be charged for parking on University of Nevada, Las Vegas property as approved by the university president or designee.
- Campus Enforcement Agencies. University Police Services, as well as the Parking and Transportation Services Department, are authorized to enforce these Parking Regulations. University Police Services, however, have the additional duty to enforce Federal, State, and County laws on all University of Nevada, Las Vegas property, in accordance with the provisions of NRS 396.325. Control of the movement of vehicles on campus is the responsibility of University Police Services. University Police Services shall report to the President of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas or his / her designate. Parking Services Department shall report to the President of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas or his/her designee.
Handicap Parking. Persons requiring parking on campus covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must have a valid State issued handicap license plate or placard issued by the Nevada State Department of Motor Vehicles.
All individuals with a state-issued handicap parking placard must also purchase a campus handicap parking permit and display both in their vehicle. This requirement increases the availability of accessible parking spaces and significantly helps curb the abuse of these stalls.
To purchase these permits, the driver must present their current placard along with the letter received at the time of issuance and a form of identification when registering their vehicle at Parking and Transportation Services. These permits are not available for purchase online, and the cost depends on the driver's status (faculty, staff, or student).
Handicapped visitors will be required to purchase the proper amount of time at meters placed next to the accessible space. Faculty, staff, and students displaying both a state-issued handicap placard and a University handicap permit are not required to place money in the meters.
If an individual finds it difficult to park in a certain area, they are permitted to park at an available meter or a stall designated for their use.
The registered owner of the handicapped plate or tag must be in the vehicle when it is being parked. If another person is driving the vehicle and drops the handicapped person off at his or her destination and then proceeds to park in a handicapped space, the vehicle will be booted and the driver will be issued a $250 citation. Students found parked illegally in a handicapped space will also be referred to the Office of Student Conduct for disciplinary action. If your vehicle does not have a handicapped license plate, the portable handicapped tag issued by the state must be displayed on the rearview mirror or on the vehicle dashboard, face up so the permit may be easily viewed by any enforcement officers. Handicap permits must be used in accordance with NRS 484.408.
- Visitors. Visitors to the campus need not have vehicles registered with Parking and Transportation Services of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, but they must use metered areas, properly marked visitor parking spaces; or display a valid temporary permit available through the Parking and Transportation Services Department. Members of the Board of Regents, advisory bodies, unpaid volunteers and others providing donated service to the University may be issued an appropriate permit with the approval of the University Parking Services Department.
University Parking Advisory Committee. The Parking Advisory Committee at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas may recommend policies and regulations governing parking on the campus and work in conjunction with University Police Services in maintaining vehicle order and safety. The Committee shall report to and be appointed/approved by the President or his/her designee. Faculty, professional staff, classified staff, and students shall be represented. The Committee shall meet regularly during the academic year, and written minutes shall be kept of all meetings. A simple majority of the members of the committee in attendance constitutes a quorum, and approval of a majority of those present shall be necessary for adoption of any recommendation. The chair is a voting member of the Committee. The Committee shall appoint a secretary and consultants as needed. The Director of Parking Services or his/her designee will attend all meetings, but will not serve as a voting member.
View a copy of the Parking Advisory Committee Operating Guidelines.
Parking Permits. All areas and facilities, paved as well as non-paved, in the University parking system will be designated. Permits issued for parking privileges will, according to its coding, indicate the nature of the parking privileges permitted to the holder. The Parking and Transportation Services Department, after consultation with the Parking Advisory Committee, shall establish, by regulation, various classifications of parking permits with approval of the President or designee. Parking permits shall be displayed as directed, by the Parking and Transportation Services Department, on all motor vehicles. Per NRS 484.619 a “. . . 6-inch square area of the lower corner of the windshield farthest removed from the driver. . .” may be used for the placement of adhesive decals or stickers on a vehicle’s window. All adhesive permits issued by the Parking Services Department will be designed to utilize this area and all users are instructed to place permits there. Daily/weekly permits that do not utilize an adhesive must be displayed on the rearview mirror or on the vehicle dashboard, front passenger side (farthest away from the driver) face up so any and all numbers or dates may be easily viewed by any enforcement officers.
Permits remain University property and can be reclaimed by the Parking and Transportation Services Department or University Police Services, if an individual’s privilege to park or operate a vehicle on campus has been revoked or modified. Any person driving a vehicle with a UNLV permit shall park properly. The individual is responsible for all citations written on a vehicle registered to the person or registered under that person’s permit. Each faculty, staff, or student may apply for and purchase ONE permit. Each vehicle parked on campus must display a valid parking permit. The Parking and Transportation Services Department shall, after consultation with the Parking Advisory Committee, classify the various types of parking permits available for use on campus provided herein, or hereafter from time to time as it may deem suitable and proper and as approved by the President or his / her designate. These types shall include but not be limited to:
- Parking Zones Established. The Parking and Transportation Services Department shall, after consultation with the Parking Advisory Committee, classify the parking areas on campus into various zones provided herein, or hereafter from time to time as it may deem suitable and proper and as approved by the President or his / her designate. Vehicles shall be parked only in designated parking areas. Parking zones shall include, but not be limited to:
- Metered parking
- Reserved parking
- Handicap parking
- Visitor parking
- Loading areas, time restricted parking
- No parking zones
- Construction zones
- Fire lanes
The responsibility for finding a legal parking space rests with the motor vehicle operator. Inability to locate a legal space in a parking lot or area does not justify incorrect parking.
- Bicycles. Bicycles used on campus must be ridden and parked with due regard for the safety of pedestrians. Bicycle racks must be used.
- Motorcycles. Motorcycles must be parked in areas designated for them and may not occupy automobile parking spaces. Motorcycles must display a valid parking permit. Motorcycles shall not be operated on campus sidewalks or walkways.
- Mopeds. Mopeds are required to have a motorcycle parking permit and must be parked in motorcycle parking areas only. Mopeds shall not be operated on campus sidewalks or walkways.
- Construction or Service Vehicles. Construction or service vehicles must have a valid University vendor permit. Such vehicles will be restricted from the campus sidewalks and walkways between 8 a.m. and 6p.m. unless otherwise permitted in writing. Contractors working on specific projects established through Planning and Construction must have contractor permits and are restricted to parking in the lot north of the Campus Services Building on the west side of the lot.
- Media Vehicles. Persons operating media vehicles must obtain a permit from the University Parking and Transportation Services Department to travel on campus sidewalks or walkways and are subject to the same restrictions as any other vehicle, in terms of hours of use and access routes.
- RV and Oversized Vehicles. RV parking on campus is strictly prohibited on campus in any form. This includes any large/recreational vehicle that requires the taking of more than one space, intrudes a drive aisle, needs to utilize any aisle end cap, is parked in any no-parking area, or infringes upon any other covered restrictions expressed in the current Parking and Transportation Services Rules and Regulations. Individuals are also prohibited from sleeping in or living out of any type of vehicle including a personal car/automobile. As a result, Parking and Transportation Services will no longer be selling parking permits for vehicles for the expressed use of housing, recreation, or any other casual use. RV parking for a Thomas and Mack Center event will only be considered by the staff of the Center, only for the period of the event, and dependent upon the type of event.
- Regulations in Effect. These Parking Regulations for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas shall become effective upon approval by the President of the University. Fees will be set and/or changed as approved by the University President. The President, prior to enforcement, must approve changes to these regulations.