Parking Services

Rules and Regulations

University regular campus parking lots, as well as metered stalls, are enforced during fall and spring semesters from 7 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. University holidays are excluded. Permits are not required during summer break, which is after graduation commencement in May until the first day of school in August. 

Common violations:

No Permit: Vehicles cannot park in enforced campus lots without first securing and displaying a valid parking permit (with the exception of meters, the PE lot (E2), and all lots west of the Centrum). 

Out of Stall: Parking in a way that the vehicle is not completely in a designated stall.

Falsification: It is prohibited to display a citation on a vehicle windshield which was issued on a previous date and time. It is prohibited to display a SUU permit that has been altered or copied.

Parking on sidewalk or lawn: No vehicles are allowed to park on any of SUU's sidewalks or grounds.

Blocking or impeding traffic flow: No vehicles are allowed to park in such a manner that could block or impede vehicular traffic or access to pedestrian crosswalks.

Invalid permit in designated parking lot: It is prohibited to park any vehicle in designated lots without properly displaying a valid permit for that area.

Failure to obey signs or curb marking: Unauthorized vehicles parked in restricted stalls, or areas, will be cited.

Unlawful parking in handicap zone: Only vehicles displaying a valid handicap placard or plate are permitted to park in these designated stalls.

Parking in RED zone: Parking in any red zone is prohibited.

Meter: All vehicles parked in metered stalls are required to pay the fee.

Visitor Parking: Visitors are encouraged to park in metered parking stalls when visiting central campus. Other visitor parking is available in "Open" parking lots west of 800 West and in Student/Faculty/Visitor lots on upper campus with a visitor parking permit. To obtain a visitor permit contact the Parking Services office.

Bicycle Parking: Bicycling is allowed and encouraged on campus. However, anyone using a bicycle on University property shall yield the right of way to any pedestrian, and shall travel at reasonable and safe speeds under the circumstances and conditions. Bicycling will not be allowed on grass, shrubbery or flower beds. All violators will be cited. Bicycles shall be parked only in bike racks. All others will have their fastening device removed and bicycle impounded at the owner's expense. Bicycles left unattended for over 5 days will be impounded at the owner's expense and will be turned over to Lost & Found if not claimed in 30 days.  Bicycle permits are required.

Motorcycles: Motorcycle parking is provided at specially marked areas throughout the campus. Regular automobile parking spaces are not to be used by motorcycles. Driving or parking on sidewalks is prohibited.

Southern Utah University Policy #5.25 


  1. Motor vehicle laws of the State of Utah are enforced on campus.
  2. All University parking lots are classified as State streets and highways.
  3. The issuance of a State Traffic Citation by a certified police officer will be processed by the Cedar City Justice court. Parking Services does not assume any authority associated with state traffic citations.
  4. All accidents should be reported to the Southern Utah University Police immediately following the accident.
  5. The speed limit in the campus parking lots is 10 mph.
  6. Vehicles having four or more citations are subject to stationary impound or towing. Any damage incurred during stationary impounds or towing will be the responsibility of the vehicle owner or the responsible person. All associated towing fees and citations must be paid by the vehicle owner or responsible driver prior to release of the vehicle.
  7. Permits are for the sole use of the person to whom they are issued and must be displayed as directed.
  8. The University assumes no liability for any vehicle or its contents while parked on campus. Drivers park at their own risk.  
  9. For effective snow removal purposes, overnight parking in campus lots is prohibited from November 1 to April. Vehicles left overnight during these months may be towed in order to clear lots for snow removal. Student housing lots and other designated lots are exempt. Overnight parking at other times must be approved by Parking Services and SUU Police.


  1. Appeals: Citations issued by Parking Services staff may be appealed through the Parking Citation Appeals Committee. Appeals must be received within the first 10 calendar days of the date the citation was issued. No appeal will be accepted after the tenth day.
  2. Reserved and Physically Impaired Accessible Parking: Any person displaying a valid disabled parking permit may park in any legitimate parking stall. Unauthorized parking in spaces reserved for those with disabilities may result in the vehicle being towed away and impounded in an off-campus location. Towing and impound costs will be assessed to the vehicle owner/driver. The University assumes no liability for impounded vehicles.
  3. Visitor Parking: Visitors without a permit are welcome to park in any metered space or in any lot west of 800 West. Visitor parking is permitted in other campus lots when a proper permit is displayed. Visitor permits are available from the Parking Services Department.
  4. Student Housing: Student Housing parking areas are for the exclusive use of those students who reside in on-campus housing. A Student Housing parking permit is valid in residence hall parking lots (which are labeled as such) and other designated lots.  
  5. Motorcycle and Moped Parking: Motorcycles and mopeds parking on campus must be registered with the Parking Services Department. Motorcycle and moped parking is provided in designated areas throughout the campus. Regular automobile parking spaces are not to be used to park motorcycles or mopeds.


  1. The Parking Services Department is authorized to enforce campus parking regulations and recommend a schedule of violations and penalties to the administration, as needed.  
  2. Fines are charged for all tickets in accordance with amounts listed on the ticket. Payments can be made through the Cashier’s Office. Fines 30 days overdue are subject to late fees.
  3. To collect ticket fees the University may apply remedies including: 

i. Fines charged to individual University accounts.
ii. Academic holds, including transcript and registration holds.
iii. Payroll deduction for tickets remaining unpaid after 30 days.