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Citations and Appeals

Citations are written throughout the entire year, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year whether or not school is in session.

CITATIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE KNOXVILLE:

  1. Parking regulations are enforced 24/7/365
  2. Regulations may be enforced by Parking Enforcement or University of Tennessee Police. Moving violations are enforced by any law enforcement agency
  3. Citation recipients are notified by email within seven (7) days of a violation to their My UTK email account
  4. Citations must be paid within fourteen (14) calendar days of the ticket to avoid a 50% penalty. On the 14th day, the citation is increased by 50%
    (Original fine = $24.00 if not paid will go up to $36.00 at the 14 day mark)
  5.  Second option is to appeal the citation online. Click here for how to appeal.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT:

  1. Delinquent citations (after the 14 days) are transferred to the Bursar’s Office financial system
  2. Delinquent citations may NOT be appealed
  3. Payments are now paid to the Bursar
  4. Bursar’s office sends out notifications of balance due (Please note these notifications may now also be going to parents if they are enabled to see financial balances.)

HOW TO AVOID A CITATION:

  • Park in the area you are assigned
  • Always have your permit displayed.
  • If your windshield is tinted at the top, tape the permit to the lower driver’s side of the windshield.
  • Always park between the white lines and don’t block drive ways.
  • Obey timed parking zones like Circle Park or loading zones.
  • Finally, when in doubt, refer to your parking map for policy and location, or call Parking and Transit Services at 865-974-6031.

METERED PARKING:

All meters around campus are provided and enforced by the City of Knoxville. Regardless of whether or not you have a valid UT parking permit, you are still required to pay parking meters. Meters are enforced 24/7. If you receive a citation at a meter, follow the directions given on the ticket.