Parking regulations and rules

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ASU’s Parking and Transit Services is a self-supporting service organization dedicated to balancing the competing parking and campus access needs of a diverse, public, metropolitan research university.

These campus access, parking and vehicle control regulations are published and enforced at all ASU campuses to facilitate the safe and orderly operation of all wheeled and motorized vehicles on campus.

Everyone is encouraged to support travel reduction measures by using public and university transit and carpooling, bicycling or walking whenever possible.

ASU employees, students and guests who drive and park at ASU are responsible for reading and fully understanding these regulations. If clarification of policies is needed, direct your questions to a PTS Customer Service Office.

Rules, regulations and fees are subject to change.




By authority Section 15-1627, Arizona Revised Statutes, as amended, the Associate Vice President of Administration has general responsibility for approving and adopting the following rules and regulations for the control of vehicles on all property owned and/or managed by Arizona State University. The Arizona Board of Regents intends that ASU Parking and Transit Services shall be financially self-supporting through receipt of fees from all persons who park at ASU. All revenue received from permit sales, visitor parking fees and citation payments are reinvested back into the Parking and Transit Services budget to fund the campus shuttle services, the subsidized transit passes, parking facility maintenance and other university initiatives. No tuition funds are used for PTS options.

The Director of Parking and Transit Services, or his/her designee, is responsible for assigning parking areas on the campus; assessing and collecting fees and fines; appointing members of the Parking Citations Appeals Board, and adopting hearing and appeal procedures compatible with these regulations. Furthermore, the Director, or his/her designee, is authorized to establish any necessary fees for limited special access to facilitate the conduct of ASU business.

The Director of Parking and Transit Services, or his/her designee, may exercise discretion to deal with special circumstances not covered by these regulations.

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Unless the context dictates otherwise, the following definitions apply to these regulations:

Cross-parking: A privilege that allows ASU permit holders to park outside their assigned structure, lot or zone in identified cross-parking locations. Some permits are not eligible to cross-park, and each ASU campus has designated lots or zones in which cross-parking is allowed. In the evening and non-peak hours, additional lots and zones may be available.

Decal, parking permit, pass or permit: An original graphic design or label created annually and issued by ASU PTS authorizing person parking privileges on ASU property in a designated lot or area. The following may also be referred to as a permit in these  regulations:

  • Day pass, scratch-off, temporary permit or event pass.
  • Virtual permit. In designated lots, ASU PTS allows for paperless parking by utilizing the vehicle’s license plate as the authorization to grant parking privileges.

Disabled-accessible stall: Parking space prominently outlined, posted sign, international disabled symbol or blue curb.

Gate access card: A card issued to permit holders by PTS for access into an assigned, leased or gate-controlled parking lot. It may be used only once in a 15-minute interval and will not allow access to any other lot.

Holidays: Ten designated calendar dates when the entire university closes. The holidays include New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, plus one additional day. It does not include class breaks, e.g., spring break.

Impoundment: Immobilizing or booting for violation of these regulations.

Impoundment fee: A monetary charge imposed by ASU for impoundment in addition to towing service and storage charge.

Parking: A vehicle that has ceased to move, whether attended or unattended.

Parking stall: A space marked by white or yellow painted parallel lines for parking a vehicle.

Pay-as-you-go parking: Hourly parking options in designated parking locations where payment is required via pay-by-app, single-space meters, multi-space meters, automated pay stations or other payment options.

PTS: Abbreviation for the Parking and Transit Services department.

Towing: Relocating or towing a vehicle to an alternative location on campus or off-site, which may also incur storage charges.

Transit, Platinum or U-Pass: An original graphic design, label or card created annually and issued by PTS authorizing an ASU student, faculty or staff transit privileges on most Valley Metro buses and light rail.

Visitors: Persons that do not have a permit or are not affiliated with the university.

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Impaired vehicles: In the event a vehicle breaks down and must be parked in an unauthorized area, the vehicle’s driver should immediately notify ASU Police by calling 480-965-3456 or by using an emergency call box. Disabled vehicles must be removed within 24 hours. For free assistance with battery jumps or retrieval of keys locked in vehicles parked on ASU campus property, contact PTS Dispatch.

Liability: Arizona State University assumes no liability arising from fire, theft, damage to or loss of vehicles, bicycles or other micro-mobility devices, or any article left therein. Only a license of space is granted, and no bailment is created. Acceptance of a parking permit constitutes acknowledgment by the holder that he or she has read and agrees to the provisions of ASU’s Parking Rules and Regulations.

Lot closures and event parking: It may occasionally be necessary to close individual lots because of construction, athletic or special events scheduled by ASU—e.g., football, basketball, concerts, etc.. Parking and Transit Services shall designate such activities. PTS will endeavor to notify permit holders through public notice before such closures and provide information on alternate parking. If PTS is unable to reach the owner of a vehicle and it becomes necessary, a vehicle may be relocated at the owner’s expense. Current Tempe campus permit holders may park in their assigned lots for events only if that lot is south of University Drive. There is no charge for parking in non-residence hall lots south of University Drive during specified events when a current ASU parking permit is displayed correctly. If the event is south of University Drive, PTS will make every effort to accommodate permit holders in their assigned lot or direct them to alternate parking.

Parking permits: A parking permit licenses the holder to park one vehicle as directed. Permits and gate access cards are not transferable in any manner. Resale is prohibited and will subject both buyer and seller to fines and possible disciplinary action—e.g., dean’s referral. Falsification of information on parking applications may result in the recall or cancellation of a parking permit, and may also subject the individual to fines or disciplinary action.

Small municipal separate storm sewer system general permit: Arizona State University complies with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System General Permit AZG2016-002. Parking lot runoff is a significant contributor to non-point source pollution of our waterways. State Law requires that parking facilities are maintained to reduce the amount of litter, trash, suspended solids, hydrocarbons, oil, grease and heavy metals that contribute to stormwater runoff pollution. ASU provides trash and recyclable receptacles for proper disposal purposes and prohibits vehicle maintenance on-premises.

Signage: Vehicles must be parked only, where spaces have been designated and within a legal parking space. The temporary absence of a sign or gate arm at the entrance of a parking area does not indicate free parking or the removal of the parking restrictions for that area. If restrictions are altered, notices will be posted by PTS and changes will be effective as posted.

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Parking citations

Parking citations

All citations are due and payable upon receipt. Citations can be paid online through the ASU Transportation Account or in person at the Parking and Transit Services office at the campus from which the citation was issued. Check payment may be sent to:

Parking and Transit Services
Arizona State University
PO Box 875205
Tempe AZ 85287-5205
Mail Code: 5205

Fines will not be considered satisfied until paid in full. A late fee of $10 will be assessed per citation that is unpaid after 30 days. Outstanding citations accrue late fees every 30 days up to 90 days, after which time any balance may be sent to a collection agency. All fees must be paid directly to PTS. Payments through ASU Interactive or Cashiering Services will not be accepted. Pay citations via the ASU Transportation Account

Financial aid payments will not clear citation fees from a student’s account, although outstanding citations will create restrictions on student services such as obtaining transcripts and registering for classes. PTS will attempt to mail customer statements to the address of record with the university or address on the motor vehicle department’s registered owner page monthly, reflecting outstanding balances. These can also be viewed by accessing one’s ASU Transportation Account.

If you have received a citation that you believe has been issued in error or that there are grounds for dismissal of the Citation, ASU Parking and Transit Services provides avenues for appealing the citation. Appeals may be submitted through one's ASU Transportation Account, in person, by mail or fax. Appeals must be received within seven calendar days from the date the citation was issued, not including the day of issuance. Visit the PTS appeals page to learn more about the appeals process.


In-person: Impound and towing payments can be made at a PTS Customer Service Office:

  • Downtown Phoenix, University Center Building.
  • Polytechnic, Quad 4.
  • West, Welcome Center Building.

Business hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

On the Tempe campus: Payments can be made at the Operations Office, located on the lower level of the University Towers Parking Structure. The office is open from Monday at 6 a.m. until Saturday at 6 a.m. For after-hour payment, call the Tempe campus Parking Dispatch office at 480-965-0936.

Online: Impound payments can be made online via one’s ASU Transportation Account, then call 480-965-0936 to have the device removed.

Towing payments can be made online, but release paperwork must be processed in person at a PTS Customer Service Office to retrieve the vehicle, and storage fees may continue to accumulate.

Payroll deduction: After exhausting all administrative and legal remedies, any and all parking fees or fines owed to ASU by university employees are subject to collection by payroll deduction.

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If you have received a citation that you believe has been issued in error or that there are grounds for dismissal of the Citation, ASU Parking and Transit Services provides avenues for appealing the citation. First-level appeals may be submitted through one’s ASU Transportation Account. Individuals may also submit a hand-written, completed form in person, by mail or fax. Appeals must be received within seven calendar days from the date the citation was issued, not including the day of issuance. 

The following citations can only be appealed if the responsible customer felt they were issued in error; any other reason will not be considered, and the appeal will be automatically canceled. These citations are also not eligible for consideration of a seven-day waiver.

Citation Code Violation description
Code 1 Failure to pay a fee
Code 2 No ASU permit
Code 3 Invalid permit for a location
Code 4 Failure to display or improper permit display
Code 5 Improper parking


Appeals process

The appeals process begins with a first-level review conducted by the ASU Parking and Transit Services Appeals office. 

  1. Submit the first-level appeal through one's ASU Transportation Account. Individuals may also submit a hand-written, completed form in person, by mail or by fax. 

Parking and Transit Services
Arizona State University
PO Box 875205
Tempe, AZ 85287-5205
Mail Code: 5205

  1. Should a person find the ruling by the Parking and Transit Services Appeals office unsatisfactory, they may proceed with a second-level review to the Parking Citations Appeals Board. Here’s how to initiate a second-level review:
    1. Pay the citation in full. 
    2. File a written appeal to the PCAB within seven days after the PTS-conducted review decision date. The appeal must state, in detail, the grounds whereby it is believed the PTS decision was erroneous.
    3. Include a receipt issued from PTS that shows citation fine(s) are paid when submitting the appeal. 

Individuals unsatisfied with the PCAB judgment can seek a third-level, or judicial, review by filing with the Maricopa County Superior Court once existing appeal levels have been exhausted. 

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Proper parking

Proper parking

Parking orientation

All vehicles shall park facing in so the vehicle’s license plate may be easily viewed from the drive lane and within all marked parking stall lines.

Gated facilities

All vehicles must enter and exit a gated facility with their credential or via payment. Vehicles that attempt to enter or exit the parking structure without authorization or payment will be considered as tailgating and subject to sanctions and impoundment.

Campus malls and sidewalks

  • Campus malls and sidewalks are university-owned property where non-pedestrian devices or vehicles are permitted for operation or parking. Non-university owned motorized vehicles must display PTS issued mall access permits to access and park on any designated campus mall or sidewalk. Vehicles left unattended without proper permits will be cited and may immediately be towed or relocated. Tempe campus Walk-only zone restrictions can be found on the Walk-only zones webpage

Loading zones

  • Loading zones are authorized for use by any vehicle for a maximum of 20 minutes. Commercial loading zones are available only to marked delivery vehicles for up to 20 minutes unless a vendor or extended loading zone pass is displayed.

Oversized vehicles

  • All vehicles must be parked within the stall and must not obstruct access to the drive lane or garage ramp. Vehicles extending into the stall lines, encroaching into the drive lane or preventing other vehicles from adequately maneuvering within the parking facility may be cited. These vehicles must park on the rooftop of parking garages and structures.

Pay as you go parking

  • Visitor responsibility Arizona State University welcomes visitors to the campus. Residence hall visitors must display a temporary visitor permit to park in residence hall lots, subject to space availability. On the Downtown Phoenix, Polytechnic, Tempe and West campuses, these residence hall visitor permits can be purchased at the PTS Customer Service Office. Visitors who violate ASU regulations are subject to citation, and visitors who habitually violate these regulations are subject to vehicle impoundment.
  • Visitor lots Visitors to any ASU campus can park at one of the attended parking lots or structures or pay-by-space lots. No overnight parking is permitted in most of these areas unless posted signs state otherwise. See posted rates and enforcement hours at each location or view the daily and hourly webpages.

Red curbs and emergency lanes

  • Red curbs throughout campus are restricted at all times and are considered emergency lanes for emergency service vehicles. Parking along any portion of a red curb is prohibited at all times. Vehicles left unattended will be cited and may be immediately towed or relocated. Emergency lanes must be maintained at all times on campus malls and sidewalks, vehicles left unattended in these lanes will be cited and may be immediately towed or relocated.

Service vehicle spaces

  • Service vehicle spaces are authorized for use by any university-owned or leased vehicle displaying a current Service Vehicle permit. Some areas are designated for golf carts only, and carts must display a current service vehicle or vendor golf cart permit. Day golf cart use-only spaces do not allow for overnight parking; golf carts parked in these spaces between 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. are subject to citation and may be relocated.

Vehicles and using covers

  • If a vehicle cover is used, the owner has the responsibility of ensuring that the license plate number of the vehicle is displayed and visible. The cover must also be easily raised to view the permit. Permits can also be affixed to car cover itself by adhesive or stitching, or the lock of the cover as long as it is visible.
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Transactions, placement and permit refunds

Transactions, placement and permit refunds

Permit purchases

Permits may be purchased online 24-hours a day, seven days a week, through one’s ASU Transportation Account or at an ASU PTS Customer Service Office during regular business hours. Permits may be renewed for the upcoming permit year each spring. Failure to renew in the spring forfeits your parking privilege in the same lot for the forthcoming year.

PTS accepts the following payment methods:

  • Bill to a student account.
  • Check.
  • Employee payroll deduction for benefits-eligible employees.
  • American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa.


  • A windshield permit shall be fully affixed to the lower left — driver’s side — windshield of an automobile entirely by its adhesive. A hanger permit shall be displayed by hanging it from the rearview mirror or on the driver’s side dashboard. The permit shall be facing outward to be viewed by the parking enforcement staff. It is the responsibility of the driver to ensure that no objects — such as sunshades and air fresheners—obscure the view of the permit so that the permit number and safety features can be validated. The hanger is movable to other vehicles whose license plate is registered to that permit with Parking and Transit Services before being displayed on the vehicle. The permit’s adhesive shall attach motorcycle permits to the top of the front fender or the front fork in a conspicuous place, or a conversion hanger attached to the motorcycle in a prominent place.

Permit refunds

  • Permit fees are refundable between the day of the purchase and March 15 of the following year — Sept. 30 for fall semester permits — provided that the permit or the identifiable remnants, meaning at least two of the serial numbers printed on the permit, and gate access card, if applicable, are returned to Parking and Transit Services. No refunds will be made after March 15. Refunds will be prorated based on the month the Customer Service Office receives the permit or the identifiable remnants. Refunds are not given at the PTS office. ASU Student Accounts will process your refund. After any outstanding charges on your university account are satisfied, you will then receive the refund from ASU for any remaining balance, if applicable.
  • Eco Passes can be returned for a full refund before their effective dates or within five days of purchase if confirmed in the system that the permit was not used.
  • Exceptions
    • Military leave | Permits purchased before spring commencement may be returned for a prorated refund before spring commencement based on the date of leave from the university provided by the Registrar’s Office or Office of Human Resources. Permits purchased may not be eligible for a refund but will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Permits purchased on payroll deduction can be returned to stop deductions.
    • Medical leave | Employees on approved medical leave may return permits to stop payroll deduction and preserve their parking location.
    • Medical withdrawal | Students with approved medical withdrawal may receive a prorated refund based on the date of their withdrawal, prior to March 15.
    • Permit removals and cancellations | Parking permits and gate access cards shall be removed from a motor vehicle and returned to PTS under the following circumstances:
      • Any situation where classes will no longer be taken at ASU, e.g., graduation.
      • Change in vehicle ownership.
      • Leave of absence from ASU or any situation that stops and interrupts payroll deduction for parking permit(s).
      • Permit expiration.
      • Permit is canceled for cause.
      • Receipt of a new permit for the same period.
      • Vehicle owner terminates association with ASU.

Replacement permits and gate access cards

  • Replacement permits or gate access cards may be purchased for a fee, which includes lost, stolen, destroyed, damaged or melted. If a permit is found, it should be returned immediately to Parking and Transit Services. A vehicle displaying a lost or stolen permit will be cited, impounded, and referral to the dean of students or OHR. If a new vehicle and license plate are obtained, the permit holder may add this information to their account through their ASU Transportation Account. If a new vehicle is purchased and the original license plate is retained, the permit holder is to notify the PTS Customer Service Office.

Transit refunds

  • U-Passes are refundable between the day of purchase and Dec. 31. Summer U-Passes are not refundable. Platinum Passes are refundable between the day of purchase and March 15, per a PTS refund rate system. However, if a Platinum Pass is purchased via payroll deduction, the pass can be returned at any time to stop payroll deductions.
  • Exceptions
    • Medical withdrawal | Students with approved medical withdrawal may receive a prorated refund based on the date of their withdrawal, before Jan. 31.
    • Military leave | Permits purchased before Spring Commencement may be returned for a prorated refund before Spring Commencement based on the date of leave from the university provided by the Registrar’s Office or Office of Human Resources. Transit passes purchased may not be eligible for a refund but will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Transit passes purchased on payroll deduction can be returned to stop deductions.


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Vehicle registration

Vehicle registration

Everyone who parks or expects to park a vehicle on any ASU campus, including ASU service vehicles, either regularly or occasionally, must register each vehicle with PTS by purchasing and displaying a valid ASU parking permit or use pay-as-you-go parking while the vehicle is on campus. Only one valid permit may be utilized by a vehicle at a time. Registration must occur before a vehicle is parked on any ASU permit lot, structure or zone. Permits for any of the five ASU campuses should be purchased through the ASU Transportation Account. Customers paying by check may purchase a permit in-person at a PTS Customer Service Office location.

Compliance agreement

Signing a parking permit application form or obtaining a permit online certifies that the individual agrees to receive, read and comply with Arizona vehicle emission laws, university stormwater policy, the refund policy and the current PTS rules and regulations. Permits and passes remain the property of ASU Parking and Transit Services and may not be transferred, altered, reproduced or sold for any reason by the permit holder. Parking privileges are revocable at any time. Signing a transit application form or obtaining a transit pass online certifies that the individual acknowledges that if their affiliation changes with the university, they may no longer be eligible for their current transit pass. See the transit pass refund policy in the PTS rules and regulations.

License plate changes

It is the responsibility of the individual who has changed vehicles or license plates after initial registration to promptly submit the change of vehicle license number in writing to Parking and Transit Services. All vehicles and license numbers must be registered to the corresponding permit with PTS before the permit being displayed on the vehicle. Permit holders can add new vehicle information through their ASU Transportation Account or by completing the online form. However, the removal of information must be done by fax, email, U.S. mail or in person at a PTS Customer Service Office and be accompanied by a photo ID. Customers are responsible for any citations issued to the vehicle after they add it to their account until they successfully sever the vehicle relationship from their account. Vehicles may not be removed from an account if the customer still owns the vehicle.

Sale of vehicle

To avoid responsibility for subsequent citations issued to a vehicle that has been sold or traded, please advise your state’s Motor Vehicle Division. This can be done by completing the back of your state vehicle registration form and submitting it to your state’s MVD office.

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Duration of permits

Duration of permits

In general, parking permits are valid from Aug. 1 or the date of purchase, whichever is later, to July 31 of the following year. Fees for permits purchased after Sept. 4 are prorated. Fall semester permits are valid from Aug. 16 or the date of purchase, whichever is later, to Dec. 31 of that calendar year.

Pay-as-you-go permits are available in select parking facilities. The period these permits are valid can be set by the customer. Customer will agree to these terms on the online purchase process.

Student U-Pass. In general, student U-Passes are valid from Aug. 16 or the date of purchase, whichever is later, to the date of spring commencement. U-Pass rate is prorated once – on Jan. 1 – and refunds are prorated as described in Transactions and Placement. Summer U-Passes are typically valid from the Monday after spring commencement until the end of summer session, with no refunds.

Platinum Passes. In general, Platinum Passes are valid from Aug. 16 or the date of purchase, whichever is later until Aug. 15 of the following year. The expiration date is printed on the Platinum Pass.

All effective and expiration dates for your permit can be found on your ASU Transportation Account.

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Faculty and staff

Faculty and staff

Payroll deduction policy

Employees are responsible for all payroll deductions from the date of purchase until the permit has been paid in full. The full purchase price of the permit must be paid, regardless of payment method, unless the employment is terminated and the permit is returned before the established spring return deadline for all permit holders, March 15. Permits may not be returned any time after that to stop payroll deductions unless the employment is terminated or the employee is on approved sabbatical, military leave or FMLA leave.

If an employee is no longer eligible for payroll deduction, then the employee is responsible for any missed deductions or the outstanding balance due on the permit from the date of the last payroll deduction. Employee Platinum Passes may be returned at any time to stop payroll deductions.

Vehicle registration and emissions

Under ARS 28-2001, all Arizona residents must obtain Arizona vehicle registration unless they are a student or a member of the active military service assigned to the Department of Military Science or the Department of Aerospace Studies.

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality administers the Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program. All vehicles, regardless of the state in which they are registered, must comply with the State of Arizona emissions standards to receive a university parking permit to park on campus.

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Students may elect to bill their parking permit and transit pass purchases to their student account. Visit the student tuition and billing webpage or contact Student Business Services for payment and billing questions. Any refunds will be processed on the student account.

Students who elect the bill to student account option and receive refunds for any other purchases or payments made via cash, check or credit card will have the refund posted through their student account.

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Violations and sanctions

Violations and sanctions

Arizona State University makes the following reasonable presumptions:

  • If anyone with the same address as the registered owner(s) is determined to be associated with the university, then that person is presumed to be the operator of the vehicle receiving a parking citation and is responsible for the said citation.
  • The person(s) obtaining a valid ASU permit is responsible for all citations issued to each vehicle registered to that permit or any vehicle displaying that permit.
  • The registered owner of a vehicle will be responsible for all citations issued to that vehicle if no other person at that address is determined to be associated with the university.
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PTS encourages students, faculty, staff and guests of the university who plan to park on campus to be familiar with and to act under university parking rules and regulations. It is necessary for PTS to enforce these regulations, in some cases, to the extent of booting or towing violators, to ensure a safe campus parking environment and to provide appropriate parking accommodations for paying customers. The most effective way to avoid having a vehicle booted or towed is to adhere to all posted regulations and pay for, or appeal, citations promptly.

Additionally, please be aware of the following regulations:

  • PTS has the authority to relocate or tow any vehicle in an emergency.
  • A dean’s referral may also be issued for students who commit the violations described below or accumulate excessive citations in violation of campus parking regulations.
  • Vehicles are subject to being booted or towed at any time for:
    • Having $160 or more in unpaid parking citations on the account.
    • Parking in an accessible parking stall without the proper permit.
    • Parking and leaving a vehicle in a red emergency lane.
  • PTS reserves the right to immediately tow vehicles off ASU owned or leased property for the following reasons:
    • Displaying a lost, stolen, altered or counterfeit permit. Parking permits are the property of ASU. PTS reserves the right to request that the permit be forfeited immediately, and the individual may be subject to additional administrative sanctions—i.e., dean referral, refusal of parking services and other fines.
    • Tailgating. Unauthorized entry or exit into or out of a parking structure without the proper permit or avoiding payment.
    • Not displaying a license plate, VIN or another form of identification, including intentional concealment of the VIN.
    • Parking in a closed or barricaded lot or removal of barricade equipment.
    • Unauthorized parking in a reserved parking stall or area.
    • Unauthorized parking on a campus mall, sidewalk or near a campus building.
    • Failing to move a vehicle during the seven business day payment or appeals grace period following a tow warning.
    • Remaining 24 hours after being booted under ARS 151627.
    • Vehicles that have received a boot or tow warning and exceed $300 in parking fines beyond the warning pay period will be towed onsite, or vehicles that have accumulated $160 in parking fines and the registered owner is identified as not being affiliated with the university.
  • If a vehicle is booted or towed, the owner can:
    • Pay the citations and resulting tow fees to PTS and then retrieve the vehicle.
    • A boot processing fee results in a minimum fine of $100 and accumulates with each boot after that.
    • A tow processing fee is $95.
    • Account balances are to be paid in full to the PTS Dispatch Office. PTS accepts cash, and American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa. Owners of vehicles that have been booted or towed will be required to provide state or federal issued photo ID and proof of vehicle registration. Upon receipt of payment for all outstanding account balances and related towing charges, the vehicle will be released to the owner.
    • Let the vehicle remain in the tow yard where additional storage fees will accumulate in addition to the unpaid parking and related towing charges.
      • If full payment is not received by the time of the tow, outstanding account balances will continue to accumulate. A $25 storage fee will be added after every 24-hour cycle until the account is paid in full and the vehicle is released. Vehicles that are not retrieved within a reasonable period of time are subject to becoming the property of the tow yard.
  • After an account has been paid in full and the vehicle has been released, an owner may request an appeal for citations issued within the previous seven days. Fees associated with the boot or tow may not be appealed. Hearings cannot be guaranteed to be scheduled on the same day.
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Signs posted at all lots and reserved spaces constitute notice that parking is controlled by these regulations and warning that violators shall be subject to sanctions. Parking in violation of these regulations will result in the impoundment of the vehicle. The vehicle will be released only after payment of the towing service charge, storage, and impoundment fee, as well as any outstanding parking citations due to ASU Parking and Transit Services. Photo ID and proof of vehicle ownership are required.

Additional penalties and sanctions

Violators of parking regulations, including those who avoid or neglect to pay outstanding parking fines, shall be subject to additional penalties and sanctions including, but not limited to:

  • Code of Conduct sanctions.
  • Disciplinary probation.
  • Encumbrance of academic records.
  • Loss of ASU privileges, including parking.
  • Oral or written reprimand.
  • Salary withholding.
  • Suspension from ASU.
  • Termination of employment.
  • Vehicle impoundment.

Repeat offenders

Repeat offenders who habitually violate the same parking regulation(s) are subject to escalating fine amounts.

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Violation code and fine schedule

Violation code and fine schedule


The following situations constitute violations of ASU’s parking rules and regulations for which the stated sanctions can be imposed. Please note that fine amounts escalate for some violations as additional violations are incurred. For example, the fine amount for a first-time violation may be $0, then increase to $30 on the second violation, then up to $50 or more than $100 on the third or fourth violation. Below are the violations and their related fine amounts:

 Violation descriptionFirst citationSecond citationThird citationFourth citation
Code 1Failure to pay a fee$0 or $15$25$50$100
Code 2No ASU permit$0 or $30$50$50$100
Code 3Improper use of permit$0$30$50$75
Code 4Improper or failure to display a permit$0$0$20$20
Code 5Improper parking$30$50$75$100
Code 6Loading zone violation$50$75$100$200
Code 7Reserved stall violation$100$150$175$200
Code 8Service vehicle stall$100$150$175$250
Code 9ADA violation$300$300$400$500
Code 10No carpool permit$0$30$30$100
Code 11Alternative fuel stall$0$30$50$75
Code 12Campus mall violation$100$100$100$250
Code 13Emergency lane violation$150$200$250$250
  ASU Service vehicle violations
Code 20University vehicle violation$0$0$0$0
Code 21No ASU Service vehicle permit displayed$0$0$0$280
  Non-appealable fines
Code 30Unauthorized entry or exit$150$200$250$250
Code 31Altered, counterfeit, lost, or stolen permit$300Required to purchase a permit at full value.
Code 32Relocation fee$75$100$200$200
Code 35Boot or tow warning$0N/AN/AN/A
Code 36Tailgating boot or tow warning$0N/AN/AN/A
Code 40Impound Fee$100$150$200$250
Code 41Tow storage fee$1.00**$25 per day escalation per tow company.
TDSTampering, damaging, or stealing university property$700Each piece of equipment.


*WARN = Manual warning issued only to a vehicle that has no prior ASU account history
*Code 35 – Seven-day tow warning when the account is over $160
*Code 36 – Three-day tow warning issued when the account has a Code 30

*The Tailgating, or Gate-Running, Policy is to deter vehicles from entering or exiting a parking structure by driving directly behind a valid vehicle entering or exiting the structure on the same gate cycle. For a new gate cycle to commence, the arm of the gate must lower ultimately before initiating it to rise again either with one’s permit or by pulling a ticket (to enter) or with one’s permit, inserting the paid-for hourly ticket or rendering payment (upon exiting). Tailgating is usually done by persons without a valid permit or gate card or permit holders who have lost their access card and are attempting to enter or exit the parking structure without authorization or payment. This is a safety hazard and is also considered a theft of services. Violators endanger themselves and the vehicle they are tailgating behind and risk possible damage to the parking equipment. A dean’s referral may be issued for students who commit this violation. University employees may be reported to their supervisors, college dean or vice president for violation of Employee Conduct and Work Rules, SPP 801. Please report abuse to 480-965-0641.

+ Additional administrative sanctions may be assessed including but not limited to referral to the dean of students, referral to Office of Human Resources, full permit value, or costs for replacement or repair of parking equipment.

1 The vehicle may be immediately impounded per the Parking and Transit Boot and Tow Policy.

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