In order to effectively manage UNC Asheville’s parking and transportation resources, parking regulations are enforced at all times: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. View UNC Asheville’s official Traffic and Parking Regulations Policy here.

How to Avoid Citations

When in doubt, contact us! If you’re ever unsure about parking regulations or issues on campus, contact University Police at 828.251.6710 ( or Transportation Services at 828.251.6691 (

Purchase a parking permit. All students, faculty, and staff must purchase a permit to park on campus at any time.

Look at your permit. Make sure you’re parking in the designated lots for your permit type.

Display your parking permit correctly. Decals must be peeled and affixed to the exterior of the vehicle’s lower rear window on the driver’s side. Hangtags and other hanging permits must be hung from the rear view mirror with the printed side facing outward.

Note signage and curb markings. Parking is designated by signage. There may be more than one type of parking space in a lot, so it’s necessary to look and avoid parking in certain areas (i.e., handicapped spaces, fire zones, or 30 minute spaces).

Park in marked spaces. It’s against campus parking regulations to occupy portions of more than one space at a time, or parking along the roadway restricting passing traffic.

Vehicle Boots

University Police officers, security guards, or parking enforcement officers will utilize a tire immobilization device (boot) to immobilize habitual parking offenders’ vehicles. A boot may be applied to any vehicle operated by an offender who has received four or more paid or unpaid parking citations within the current academic year. Vehicles will remain immobilized until payment of citations and boot removal fee ($25) is received. If payment is not received before noon on the day following placement of the boot, the immobilized vehicle will be towed from university property and held until payment is made on outstanding parking fines.

Current Fines

Driver Responsibilities and Space Availability:

The responsibility of finding an authorized parking space rests with the driver of the vehicle. Lack of convenient parking space, mechanical problems, inclement weather conditions or other issues are not considered valid excuses for failure to comply with these parking regulations. A parking permit does not guarantee the holder a parking space in any particular lot.

This applies to all UNC Asheville fines ONLY. This has no bearing on law enforcement officers issuing state citation.

  • ADA Accessible Parking Space or Access Aisle: $100
  • Falsified Information (includes information provided over the phone such as students accessing visitor parking): $100
  • Fire Hydrant or Fire Zone: $100
  • Blocking Traffic/Parked in a Travel Area (includes motorize or non-motorized thru-ways): $100
  • First-year student in violation: $50
  • No valid permit: $50
  • Unauthorized Parking Area (for permit holders only): $30
  • Blocking Dumpster, Access Point, or Facility: $30
  • Encroachment of Two Parking Spaces: $20
  • Exceeding a Time Limit: $20
  • Improper Display of Permit: $10
  • Non-motorized Infraction: $10
  • Parking Against the Flow: $10
  • Unsafe Movement (moving vehicle violations) – Does not include state citation: $30 – As specified
  • Exceeding Posted Speed Limit: $30
  • Disregarding Stop Sign: $30
  • Reckless Driving: $30
  • Failure to Yield to Pedestrian: $30
  • Failure to Heed Instructions of Officer: $30
  • Other (fine depends on severity of offense)
  • Boot Fee: $25

Appealing a Parking Citation

Campus community: For information on appealing a parking citation, visit