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Alternative Vehicles

Alternative vehicles

The Traffic and Parking Authority has directed Parking and Transportation to administer a permit registration program for university-owned or leased alternative vehicles that are used on campus. These vehicles must be registered through a university department. 

Alternative vehicles are designed primarily for transportation and secondarily for hauling light loads.

Alternative vehicles (like golf/utility carts) are not allowed to operate in an unsafe manner, park on sidewalks and block entrances to buildings, and must be registered.

Alternative vehicles are defined as those which are purchased, leased, traded for, loaned, donated, and similar activities where an alternative vehicle is under the control of a student, staff, or faculty member and driven on campus owned streets.

The permit should be visible from the front of the vehicle, affixed to the upper part of the hood or frame on the driver’s side visually below the steering wheel.

NOTE: For home football games, Tennessee Athletics restricts the Alternative Vehicles allowed within the restricted zone and these vehicles need a special football permit.

NEW AV Parking Permit Request Form

Alternative Vehicle Parking Permit Request Form

Requirements and Process

Operators of alternative vehicles must:

  1. Meet the general requirements listed in the Alternative Vehicle Policy
  2. Successfully complete the online Alternative Vehicle Safety Training Program
    Training class:
    Alternative Vehicle Required Training – administered by Environmental Health and Safety

The process:

  1. Purchase or acquire vehicle (must be done through Fleet Management)
  2. Register the vehicle with Parking and Transportation and pay for the Alternative Vehicle Parking Permit
  3. Operators of these vehicles must fulfill requirements, including successful completion of an online Alternative Vehicle Safety Training Program, which includes a signed statement of understanding and compliance.