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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