Parking

The following regulations apply to all visitors, students, employees and others who operate motor vehicles on Freed-Hardeman University. This is the official documentation concerning traffic and parking rules and regulations and supersedes all other publications.

 

I. PERMIT REGISTRATION

a. It is the responsibility of faculty, staff, and students of Freed-Hardeman University operating a motor vehicle on campus to register for and display a parking permit as prescribed in these regulations. This includes motorcycles, motorbikes, scooters, automobiles, and trucks. Individuals who maintain or operate a motor vehicle on Freed-Hardeman University campus must register their vehicle with the Office of Campus Safety and Security at the beginning of the semester or within 24 hours of being brought to campus. Parking permits must hang from the rear view mirror of the vehicle. No other method of displaying the permit is allowed unless you are operating a motorbike, motorcycle, or scooter.

b. Persons registering for a parking permit will receive one permit (hangtag), which must be properly displayed on the rearview mirror of the vehicle that is brought to campus. To be properly displayed, a hangtag permit must be hung from the rearview mirror with the front facing the windshield and unobstructed by any other objects. During initial registration for a parking permit, information pertaining to the vehicle most likely to be driven on campus, must be supplied. You may not use a hangtag permit belonging to someone else, nor may you transfer your hangtag permit to someone else. Additionally, the person in whose name the hangtag permit is registered will be solely responsible for any violations pertaining to any vehicle in which her/his hangtag permit is displayed, regardless of who is operating the vehicle, and regardless of who owns the vehicle.

c. To register a vehicle and receive a parking permit, go to http://cartags.fhu.edu and fill out the online vehicle registration form. Once the form is completed and saved, come by the Office of Campus Safety and Security to be issued your parking permit. A person's vehicle information may be edited at anytime. Individuals who wish to delete their registration for any reason must come by the Office of Campus Safety and Security or submit a request to safetyandsecurity@fhu.edu. You must state your name and the reason why you need your vehicle information deleted. Visitors on campus must register their vehicle at the Office of Campus Safety and Security located in the ground floor lobby of the Brown-Kopel Business Center.

d. Replacement of a lost, stolen, or destroyed hangtag permit will be at the expense of the registrant at the original price. Anyone whose permit is stolen while on campus, should report the theft to the Office of Campus Safety and Security immediately upon discovery of the theft. In the event that the hangtag is misplaced or forgotten, come to the Office of Campus Safety and Security to obtain a temporary hangtag permit.

e. The Office of Campus Safety and Security is located in the ground floor lobby of the Brown-Kopel Business Center. Our office hours are 24 hours a day with a security officer staffed at all times. Parking permits may be obtained between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday-Friday. If the office is locked and no one is there, please call 731-989-6911 for assistance.

 

II. PARKING ZONES, PERMITS, AND RESTRICTIONS

a. Resident Parking (Yellow hangtag permit)- For all full-time undergraduate students that reside in campus dormitories. Resident parking is restricted to parking lots surrounding all dorms. See FHU Parking Map below.

b. Graduate Parking (Maroon hangtag permit)- For all graduate students that commute to campus for evening classes. Graduates are restricted to the Henderson Church of Christ parking lot and the parking lot on the West side of Brown-Kopel. See FHU Parking Map Below.

c. Commuter Parking (Blue hangtag permit)- For all undergraduate students that commute to classes during the day. Commuters are restricted to the parking lot directly behind Bader Gymnasium, Henderson Church of Christ, and the west side of Brown Kopel. See FHU Parking Map Below.

d. Faculty/Staff Parking (Silver hangtag permit)- For all FHU faculty/staff that commute to work. Faculty/staff are restricted to the GC, Brown-Kopel, behind bookstore, Associate Science Center, Bader, and Old Main parking lots. See FHU Parking Map below.

e. Visitor (Green Temporary hangtag)- For all visitors that are staying on campus for the majority of the day. Visitors are restricted to specific visitor parking stalls located throughout campus. 

f. Open Parking (Pink parking lot on map)- For all visitors, faculty, staff, and students. No restrictions enforced except those under general regulations.

 

III. ENFORCEMENT HOURS

a. Zone parking restrictions are in effect during the fall and spring semesters from 6:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday, except where posted elsewhere. Zone parking restrictions for the summer are in effect from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

b. Special parking restrictions such as handicap (blue stalls), fire lane (red curbs), no parking (yellow curbs), and all city and state rules and regulations will be enforced 24/7.

 

IV. GENERAL REGULATIONS

a. The speed limit for all motor vehicles on campus is 20 miles per hour unless otherwise posted.

b. Pedestrians should use the crosswalks and motorists must give the right-of-way to pedestrians crossing the street at designated crosswalks without traffic signals.

c. Unnecessary noise from radios, horns, and mufflers, is strictly prohibited.

d. Parking is permitted only in delineated parking spaces unless otherwise designated by signage.

e. Persons wishing to use Loading Zones must not exceed 15 minutes duration and must leave the vehicle's flashers on. Consult with the Office of Campus Safety and Security for unusual circumstances.

f. Motor vehicles must be parked in legally marked spaces, within markers, if provided, except in zoned unpaved parking lots, on all campus parking areas. Parking on or over a line is a violation of regulations.

g. Lack of a parking space in the zone to which an individual is entitled does not justify parking illegally or parking in a zone to which one is not entitled.

h. Parking on the left side of the street, or against the flow of traffic, is prohibited.

i. The only notice of a parking violation, which a student will receive, is the parking ticket itself.

 
V. PARKING VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES

 Vehicle not registered with the University 1st Offense   $25
  2nd Offense   $50
3rd Offense and following   $100
     
 Unauthorized use of handicap parking  1st Offense   $25
   2nd Offense   $50
3rd Offense and following   $100
     
 Parking in a Fire Lane  1st Offense   $25
   2nd Offense   $50
 3rd Offense and following   $100
     
 Parking permit affixed to wrong vehicle  1st Offense   $10
   2nd Offense   $25
 3rd Offense and following   $50
     
 Parking in unauthorized or restricted zones  1st Offense   $10
   2nd Offense   $25
 3rd Offense and following   $50
     
 Blocking or obstructing traffic, street, sidewalks, driveways, 
 building  entrances/exits, crosswalks or another vehicle
 1st Offense   $10
   2nd Offense   $25
3rd Offense and following   $50
     
 Parking permit not displayed properly  1st Offense   $10
   2nd Offense   $25
3rd Offense and following   $50
     
 Double parked  1st Offense   $10
   2nd Offense   $25
3rd Offense and following   $50
     
 Falsification of registration information     $50
 Damaging a wheel lock     $250

a.  All parking violations will be recorded with the vehicle registration. Once the vehicle owner has accumulated two unpaid parking tickets, an email will be sent out with a notice stating a vehicle wheel lock will be placed on their vehicle if another unpaid ticket is acquired. Once the vehicle owner has accumulated three unpaid parking tickets, a vehicle wheel lock will be placed onto the front driver's side wheel. 

b. An email and letter stating a wheel lock has been placed onto their vehicle will be posted on the window to warn them not to attempt to drive off. The wheel lock will not be removed unless all unpaid parking violations are paid for at the One-Stop-Shop. If the parking violations have not been paid for within 24 hours, the vehicle will then be towed by Highway wrecker service located on Church Street.  

c. In order for the vehicle to be retrieved from Highway Wrecker, the unpaid violations must be paid at the One-Stop Shop, and a vehicle retrieval slip must be signed by the Director of Campus Safety and Security. Highway wrecker will charge an additional $25 for towing at the owner's expense. If the vehicle is not picked up within 24 hours from Highway Wrecker, a $30/day storage fee will be charged in addition to the towing fee. 

d. Student Violations- If any unpaid parking violations are remaining on a student's vehicle registration at the end of a semester, the student will be blocked from registering for classes for the following semester until all violations are paid for.  

e. Faculty/Staff Violations- If any unpaid parking violations are remaining on a faculty/staff member's vehicle registration at the end of each semester, the parking permit for that member will be revoked for the following semester until all violations are paid for. 

 
VI. PARKING FINE APPEAL PROCESS

a. Parking Fine Appeals must be made to the Office of Campus Safety and Security within 7 days of receiving a citation. You may log into cartags.fhu.edu to appeal any violation on your vehicle registration. The Safety and Security Committee will review the appeal and give a ruling. The vehicle owner will be notified of the committee's decision.

b. Wheel locks will not be place on a vehicle if one of the first two parking violations is in the process of being appealed. Once a decision is made on the appeal, the Office of Safety and Security will determine if a wheel lock needs to be placed on the vehicle.

 

 

 

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