1. The Montana statutes and the Board of Regents for Higher Education have authorized The University of Montana to levy fines against all individuals in violation of parking, traffic, and registration regulations.(MCA 20-25-312). Fines are due 7 days from the date of issue.
2.All violations are classified as follows and due within seven days from issue:
|Altered Hourly Pay stub||$25.00|
|Counterfeit/Altered/Use of Stolen or lost permit||$50.00|
|Overtime Parking *||$20.00|
|No Parking Zone||$25.00|
* Additional citations can be issued for Overtime violations.
MCA 49-4-307, Board of Regents Policy 1002.1 Disability space includes hashed access-way.
3. TOWING POLICY: Vehicles in violation will be towed at the owner's expense from the following areas:
- Reserved Parking
- Tow-Away Zone
- Special Permit Areas
- Fire Lane
- Fire Hydrant
$15.00 per day
+ Additional citations can be issued for Quick Stop violations.
Vehicles can be towed, impounded, and stored at owner's expense and risk, under any of the following circumstances:
a) Any vehicle left in a position that endangers public safety, interferes with vehicular or pedestrian traffic, interferes with University functions or operations or which could cause harm to University property. Examples include parking on grass, in construction areas or in contact with buildings, fences, signs, poles, etc.
b) Vehicles of habitual offenders may be towed or immobilized at any time without warning. A habitual offender is: Anyone who has University parking violations totaling $80.00 or more. Authority to immobilize vehicles, as a substitute for having vehicles towed, will be at the discretion of the Office of Public Safety. (MCA 20-25-311), vehicles will be immobilized only once during the fiscal year. Further infractions will result in towing. Release fee and all fines must be paid in full with cash or credit card for vehicle release. Vehicles towed to the on-campus storage area will be stored for a maximum of five working days. After five days the vehicle will be towed at the owner's expense to an off campus storage facility with a daily storage fee.
c) Any vehicle presumed abandoned, under state statute MCA 61-8-356, which sets a maximum time limit for parked vehicles of no more than 48 hours on streets and 5 days on other city, county, or state property.
d) Any vehicle parked in areas that are closed for use; such areas will be indicated with the use of barricades.
e) Wherever possible, areas subject to towing will be clearly marked as established by MCA 61-8-206. The University is authorized to tow vehicles under law MCA 20-25-312. Any towing that has been done under this provision may be subject to review by the Traffic Appeals and Review Committee. All outstanding fines must be paid in full for vehicle release.
4. The placement of parking citations is considered proper notification of any violations.
5. The University may hold vehicle operators as well as the registered vehicle owner responsible for outstanding fines (Missoula City Ordinance 10.54.070 B). For violations against unregistered vehicles, the University may first bill a registered student, faculty or staff listing a home address the same as that of the vehicle owner.
6. Students with outstanding parking fines on registered vehicles will be billed on their banner account. Students not registering vehicles are responsible for fine payment from the issuance of the citation. Fines are due within seven days of issue. Pending payment of fines, transcripts will be withheld (MUS Policy 940.21). Fines not paid or timely appealed by faculty and staff, will be withheld from amounts owed to them. This paragraph serves as official notification of actions that may be taken (MCA 17-4-105). Failure to identify vehicles that are used by students, staff, or faculty in no way releases the driver from obligation of payment.
Public Safety - Police
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812