Violations

Violations of University of Hartford regulations as listed will be noted on a citation when it is issued. Anyone of these violations maybe issued as a WARNING which carries no monetary fine, but still counts as a citation Issued see below. The list of violations and fines supersedes any previous information and is not all inclusive.

Moving violations and citations for parking in designated handicapped parking spaces without a valid government-issued permit can't be appealed by faculty, staff, or students online or through the Traffic Appeals Board. If you wish to appeal those violations, you must schedule a hearing with the chief of Public Safety.

Students issued a citation for Speeding at a rate of 41 or more miles per hour, reckless driving, or in possession of a counterfeit permit, may result in all parking AND driving privileges being suspended for the rest of that academic year with NO APPEAL, or be ineligible for a ban reinstatement.

Listing of Violations and Fines

TAB refers to Traffic Appeals Board

Violation: Abandoned/Unregistered Vehicle
Fine: $50
Appeal: TAB, online

Blocking Dumpster
Fine: $25
Appeal: TAB, online

Crossing Solid Yellow Line
Fine: $25
Moving Violation
Appeal: Parking Services/Public Safety only

Disregarding Stop Sign
Fine: $25
Moving Violation
Appeal: Parking Services/Public Safety only

Driving Wrong Side of Two-Way Road
Fine: $25
Moving Violation
Appeal: Parking Services/Public Safety only

Driving Wrong Way  1 way Rd
Fine: $25
Moving Violation
Appeal: Parking Services/Public Safety only

Exceeding Posted Time Limit
Fine: $50
Appeal: TAB, online

Failure to Grant Pedestrian Right Of Way
Fine: $100
Moving Violation
Appeal: Parking Services/Public Safety only

Front Of Residential Hall, midnight–7 a.m.
Fine: $25
Appeal: TAB, online

Illegal Use Of Cell Phone
Fine: $25
Moving Violation
Appeal: Parking Services/Public Safety only

Impeding Traffic
Fine: $25
Appeal: TAB, online

Improper Display Of Permit
Fine: $10
Appeal: TAB, online

Loading Or Restricted Zone Parking
Fine: $50
Appeal: TAB, online

Using Reported Lost/Stolen or Counterfeit Permit
Fine: $250
Appeal: Parking Services/Public Safety only

Misuse Of A Parking Permit
Fine: $100
Appeal: TAB, online

Move-In Tow Violation
Fine: $25
Appeal: TAB, online

No Valid Permit
Fine: $25
Appeal: TAB, online

Not In A Space
Fine: $25
Appeal: TAB, online

Obstructing Snow Removal
Fine: $25
Appeal: Parking Services/Public Safety only

Operating/Parking On Sidewalk
Fine: $50
Appeal: TAB, online

Other Than Assigned Lot
Fine: $50
Appeal: TAB, online

Overnight Parking
Fine: $25
Appeal: TAB, online

Overtaking A Moving Vehicle (Passing)
Fine: $25
Moving Violation
Appeal: Parking Services/Public Safety only

Parked In Reserved Space/Area
Fine: $25
Appeal: TAB, online

Parking In Fire Lane/Tow Zone
Fine: $25
Appeal: TAB, online

Parking On Grass
Fine: $25
Appeal: TAB, online

Racing
Fine: $50
Moving Violation
Appeal: Parking Services/Public Safety only

Reckless Driving
Fine: $50
Moving Violation
Appeal: Parking Services/Public Safety only

Speeding Non-Radar
Fine: $25
Appeal: TAB, online

Speeding: 20-30 mph
Fine: $30
Moving Violation
Appeal: Parking Services/Public Safety only

Speeding: 31-40 mph
Fine: $50
Moving Violation
Appeal: Parking Services/Public Safety only

Speeding: 41+ Auto Ban
Fine: $75
Moving Violation
Appeal: Parking Services/Public Safety only

Trespassing Scofflaw
Fine: $50
No Appeal

Unsafe Movement
Fine: $50
Moving Violation
Appeal: Parking Services/Public Safety only

Visitor Parking Only
Fine: $100
Appeal: TAB, online

Parking In A State Handicapped Space without State Issued Permit—First Offense
Fine: $150
ADA Violation
Appeal: Parking Services/Public Safety only

Parking In A State Handicapped Space without State Issued Permit—Second Offense
Fine: $250
ADA Violation
Appeal: Parking Services/Public Safety only

 

Appeals

Parking and Moving Citation Appeals Procedures

For Faculty, Staff, and Students

ALL Parking Citation Appeal requests are made through the University of Hartford's Self Service Center.

STUDENTS: To appeal a parking citation you must submit a parking appeal request to the Traffic Appeals Board, or the process team within 14 days of the issuance of the violation. Failure to do so within 14 days will result in the loss of the opportunity to appeal the citation, in which payment of the fines will be mandatory.

Appeals based on the following will NOT be accepted:

  • ignorance of the regulation
  • stated inability to find a legal parking space
  • operation of vehicle by another person
  • stated failure of parking enforcement agents to ticket previously for similar offences
  • inability to pay the fine
  • disagreement with or disregard for traffic and parking regulations

CITATIONS FOR MOVING VIOLATIONS:

ARE ONLY APPEALABLE TO THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY (I.e. speeding, disregarding a stop sign, failure to yield to pedestrians on the road, or using a cell phone while operating a vehicle without a hands free device)

Faculty, staff and students wishing to appeal a moving violation, email Parking Services.

Other fines and fees generated by the Parking Services Division:

Other fees generated by the Department of Public Safety Parking Services Division may be posted to your Bursar Account for payment, or may be payable on demand at the Public Safety Headquarters located in the Public Safety & Operations complex across from Konover. Public Safety Dispatch is open 24 hours a day seven days a week and accepts paper checks and cash only.

TYPES OF FEES AND FEE SCHEDULE:
BOOT FEE $25 CASH ONLY PAYABLE ON DEMAND
Any unknown scofflaw vehicle on campus is subject to tow or being immobilized with a boot device forcing the owner/operator to identify themselves and pay the outstanding violations the vehicle has generated as well as the boot removal fee. The boot fee is payable in cash only and must be paid before the boot device is removed. If the vehicle belongs to a University Community Member then the vehicle will be assigned to their Bursars account. This will transfer all outstanding citations for that vehicle to that account for payment.  The person will also be required to purchase a parking permit* valid from the first date of citation issued to the vehicle. The parking permit fee and the outstanding parking citations may be paid through CashNet.

Non University Community Members will be required to pay all outstanding violations plus the boot fee in cash and the vehicle may be banned from all campus property or any properties controlled by the University from that point forward.
 
BAN REINSTATEMENT FEE: $250
Ban-reinstatement fees will be posted to your Bursar account after you sign your reinstatement contract in the Parking Services offices.

EMERGENCY TOW RELOCATION FEE: $45
The Emergency Tow Relocation fee is charged when pre-planned projects mandate removal of vehicles from a particular location at a particular time and the registered owner failed to follow the directions as communicated. All such communication will be made at least 48 hours in advance to all University Community members via email to your Hartford.edu address. An example of a pre-planned project would include re-pavement of a parking lot, or snow removal.

The owner of any vehicle charged a relocation fee may also be cited with a parking violation related to the project such as obstructing snow removal. Any citation issued in conjunction with the tow fee maybe appealed as any parking citation, but the tow fee can only be appealed to the Director of Public Safety or his designee or Parking Services Staff.  These requests must be made in writing or via email to pubsafety@hartford.edu within 14 days of the issuance of the fee.

Emergency Tow Relocation may also occur related to a natural disaster, fire on campus, perceived threat or other instance when for the general safety of the University Community members as a whole it is necessary to relocate your vehicle out of the danger zone. Due to the risk involved to University staff and vendors relocation the vehicle the University reserves the right to change back to the owner operator the fee incurred by the University in moving your car from a dangerous situation.  Again this fee may be disputed in writing as above.

ONLINE APPEAL REQUEST SUBMISSION PROCESS FOR UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Log on to the University of Hartford's Self Service Center and then select Public Safety / Parking from the menu. Select outstanding citations from your parking menu. Any citations eligible for an appeal request will have a selection bullet to the left of the citation. Appeal request for ANY moving violations will be rejected. If you wish to request an in person hearing of your citation in front of the designated traffic appeals board please use the phrase “I request an in person appeal hearing” in the request box.

For Guests & Visitors:

Guests and Visitors who are not attending special events, entertainment and sporting events here at the University may appeal citations by US mail, in person at the Parking Services offices at Public Safety Monday through Friday 7 a.m.–3 p.m. or by using the online guest appeal request form.

ONLINE:

Click here to access the appeals online form.

IN PERSON:

Public Safety is located in the Operations and Public Safety Complex across from Lincoln Theater and Konover Campus Center on the corner of Campus Road and Mark Train Drive.

BY MAIL:

If appealing by mail, please include your name address and phone information along with the citation and your purpose on campus. Our mailing address is

Department of Public Safety

Parking Services Division | APPEALS

University of Hartford

200 Bloomfield Avenue

West Hartford, CT 06117

Towing

The University of Hartford uses third party towing companies to service our towing needs. The current vendor is Cross Country Automotive. If your vehicle has been towed you are responsible for the towing and storage fees as well as any University fines for infractions that resulted in the tow.

Vehicles may be towed at the owner’s expense under following circumstances:

  1. When a vehicle is illegally parked in a Handicapped Zone or Fire Lane.

  2. Ban List / Trespass

  3. No Permit or Not Posted—Procedure is to boot the vehicle, however, this is an option if the supervisor determines it is necessary.

  4. Improperly parked in a “reserved area," visitor space or parked in a previously assigned spot

  5. Motor vehicle accident

  6. Parking on Sidewalks

  7. Blocking a dumpster

  8. Disabled vehicles left on University property without Public safety authorization

  9. Lawn or landscaped area

  10. Failure to comply with emergency directive or pre-communicated directive from Public Safety restricting or suspending parking. This includes snow removal, flooding, etc..

  11. Parking in other than assigned lot.

  12. Vehicles not registered with a department of motor vehicles or vehicles with an expired registration.

If the towing vendor has hooked up the vehicle, the individual responsible for the vehicle will still be required to pay towing costs before being allowed to move the vehicle.  This vehicle will still receive a ticket for the violation.

Recovery of Towed Vehicles

The owner/operator will be responsible to pick up their vehicle at the towing company, and is responsible for all towing and storage charges/fees.

What if my vehicle is towed?

First please call Public Safety at 860.768.7985 to confirm your vehicle was towed. If it was, then you need to call Cross Country at 860.296.2826 for towing charge information. Cross Country is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Cross Country takes CASH ONLY for all towing and storage charges. NO CHECK. DEBIT OR CREDIT CARDS. Cross Country is located at 585 Windsor Street Hartford CT 06120. Click below for the BEST directions to reach Cross Country. These directions will take you by highway to their offices. Other directions or online maps may take you over surface streets in Hartford. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND YOU USE ANY OTHER ROUTE.

Directions to Cross Country

Vehicle Immobilization

Any unknown vehicle with two or more violations (known as a scofflaw vehicle) found parked on campus are subject to being immobilized with a boot device forcing the owner/operator to identify himself or herself and pay the outstanding violations the vehicle has generated as well as a boot removal fee.

The $25 boot removal fee is payable on demand in cash only and must be paid before the boot device is removed.

If the vehicle belongs to a University community member, then the vehicle will be assigned to their Banner/BossCars account. This action will transfer all outstanding citations for that vehicle to that account for payment. The operator will also be required to purchase a valid University parking permit based on their status* back dated and prorated from the earliest date of the citations issued to the vehicle. The parking permit fee and the outstanding parking citations may be paid through CashNet.

Non-University community members will be required to pay all outstanding violations plus the boot fee in cash and the vehicle may then be subject to a status of being banned from all campus property or any properties controlled by the University from that point forward.

*Status is based on your current academic standing in Banner or your current employment position codes.