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UW-Whitewater Visitors Center



UW-Whitewater Parking Services greatly appreciates everyone's assistance in the following campus parking regulations, policies and procedures.  These rules ensure maximum parking is available to our campus community, and help maintain safety.  We enforce these policies through citations, and fine amounts are based on how severely an infraction inconveniences other motorists.   We are happy to answer any questions you may have, so please contact us at (262) 472-1011 or email us at

Parking is enforced 24/7 except for University recognized holidays (see FAQ section for the list of Holidays) and starting at 5 pm Friday's until 11 pm Sunday's. Parking reserves the right to close lots when needed for events or for snow plowing.

Vehicles parked in violation of University parking regulations are subject to the following fines:

Parking anywhere on campus during hours of regulation requires the display of your permit before it is parked.   A permit must be displayed hanging face out from a vehicle's rear view mirror.  

If you've forgotten your permit, you should stop by the Parking Office before parking to be issued one free temporary permit per semester.  Any additional permits needed within that semester, will be charge $5.00. 

No Permit First Offense is $50, No Permit second offense is $100, and No Permit third offense is $100 plus tow. 

Motorcycles/Mopeds must display a University cycle permit and be parked in the designated cycle areas.   Motorcycles and Mopeds must display a state issued license plate. 

If you receive a No Permit citation and you purchase a valid permit within five (5) days of the issue date, the most current No Permit citation will be waived.

Display of a permit is required at all times.  Any vehicle parked on campus during hours of regulation must display a permit before it is parked.  A permit must be displayed hanging face out from a vehicle's rear view mirror or laying on driver's side dash.

Resident lots require the display of a permit 24 hours a day from 11 pm Sunday through 5 pm Friday and be parked in the correct lot corresponding to the permit. 

Motorcycles/Mopeds must display a university cycle permit and be parked in the designated cycle areas.   Motorcycles and Mopeds must display a state issued license plate.

If you receive a ticket for this violation, you will be unable to appeal this type of violation as you agreed to the terms of service to have permit properly displayed.

Vehicles that are registered to permit holder must be attached to your permit.    A loaner vehicle or rental vehicle should not be attached to your permit, but the permit should be visibly displayed in that loaner/rental vehicle and parked in appropriate lot.   If you forget to display your permit and the vehicle is registered to a current/valid UWW permit, a failure to display permit ticket will be issued.

If you receive a ticket for this violation, you will be unable to appeal this type of violation as you agreed to the terms of service to have permit properly displayed.

Reserved spaces in resident parking lots are reserved at all times and resident (yellow) parking permits are not valid in these spaces.   If the space has a sign, it is reserved.   Do not park there. 

Reserved parking stalls are available in commuter parking lots 12, 13, 14, and Hyer.   These spaces are reserved at all times.  If the space has a sign, it is reserved.  Do not park there.    

There are a limited number of reserved spaces in each area, so assignment is based on availability. 

Requesting Reserved Parking:  We recommend that you contact Parking Services to inquire about the availability of reserved parking.   That contact will give us an opportunity to discuss your needs and describe where spaces are available.

Parking is prohibited at all times on University walkways and any area not specifically designed as a parking area.  Parking is also prohibited where it creates a safety hazard, interferes with use of university facilities, interferes with pedestrian or vehicular traffic, or where it violates any provision of Wisconsin Statutes. 346.52 or 346.53. 

Parking on campus sidewalks or areas not designated as a parking area is prohibited unless prior authorization is received by UW-W Police Department.

Not parked within striped stall markings in a paved lot is considered improper parking.   Students and Staff are cautioned to carefully observe where and how they park.   If the space isn't striped as a parking space do not  park there.   The entire vehicle must be parked within the valid parking space.   If any part of the vehicle projects beyond the edge of the valid parking area, the vehicle is illegally parked.

Parking on campus requires a parking permit to be displayed at all times.  The parking permit purchased is lot specific and colored coded to match parking lot entrance signs.  If your permit does not coincide with appropriate lot, do not park there otherwise an improper lot ticket will be issued.

Parking in these spaces requires you to download the Passport Parking App to your smartphone in order to pay for the time parked in these designated spaces.    There are several spaces located throughout campus for paid short term parking.   Parking in these spaces past the required time limit or not paying the fee, an overtime/expired time limit ticket will be issued.

Pay by the hour permits are available for purchase at the kiosk located behind the Visitor Center in the service drive.  These permits are not valid to park in the Passport metered spaces.

There is no overnight parking in any commuter parking lots or campus streets between the hours of 2 am to 5 am.   Commuter parking permits are not for overnight parking.   Any student with a commuter (orange or brown) parking permit or any student without a resident (yellow) parking permit must obtain an overnight parking permit from Parking Services or from the parking permit kiosk located in the service drive behind the Visitor Center.  

Resident students with resident parking permits should remain parked in their designated parking lot. 

Students traveling for athletic events, school sponsored events, etc. must obtain their own parking permit from Parking Services.

A previously issued ticket cannot be displayed on a vehicle when it is parked at a later time and/or in a different location.    Leaving an empty ticket envelope on the vehicle's windshield is also considered being dishonest.  

Display of a previously issued ticket is considered prima facie evidence of intent to park illegally through deception.  

Display of a previous citation, while a vehicle is parked illegally, will result in issue of a "fraudulent display" ticket in addition to any action taken to sanction the vehicle's current parking violation.

UW-Whitewater faculty/staff, students, and visitors must display a current/valid UW-Whitewater permit in addition to the state issued disability placard or disabled license plates in order to park in campus disabled spaces.

Special circumstances (move-in, special events, etc.) may present the need to close parking lots.  This ticket is issued if a vehicle is parked in a closed lot.

This fine is issued to vehicles displaying a permit that has been altered or duplicated.

A parking permit is the designated university identification card for authorized use of parking facilities. The permit is the property of UW-Whitewater and is provided for the use of a specific customer under the restrictions and guidelines outlined in the permit use agreement.   Resale, unauthorized transfer, use by a non-registered user, duplication, alteration, or misrepresentation is a violation under UWS Ch. 18 and 943.20 (1) (a), Wis. State Statutes.   Sanctions for misuse of a permit include fines authorized under Ch. 18 and revocation of parking privileges.  

If you are a visitor to campus and receive a "No Permit" ticket, call Parking Services at 262-472-1011 for possible reductions.

The Traffic Violation and Registration Program of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will be used to suspend the registration of one or all vehicles owned when citations and penalties issued by the University to the vehicle owner remain unpaid.

Vehicles with 3 or more unpaid tickets are subject to being towed or booted at the owner/operator's expense.

Payment of Fines

  1. Make payment by scanning the QR code at the bottom of the ticket.
  2. Make a payment online at:
  3. Make a payment by bringing payment and ticket to Parking Services, located in the Visitor Center, 826 W. Starin Road.
  4. By mailing the ticket (postage required) to the address on the back of the ticket.  Include your name, license plate, and ticket number with payments.

Make checks payable to: UW-Whitewater.   Please note that UW-Whitewater is not responsible for cash or checks sent via U.S. Mail.

Any ticket that has been paid will not be refunded.  If you have questions regarding the ticket and fee(s), you will need to contact Parking Services prior to making any payment. 

Not sure what is your total balance due for parking tickets? Use the Citation Balance Due Form to find out!

**Caution** UW-Whitewater has not entered into any agreement with any agent for the payment or collection of parking fines by credit card or other means over the web.

Paying Your Parking Ticket Video


The operator of a vehicle may file an appeal if they believe the ticket was issued in error.   The appeal must be submitted online within five (5) days from the date of the ticket at    There will be a $10.00 filing fee assessed to an appeal that is denied.   For appeals that are granted, there will not be an additional fee assessed.

After five (5) days, you lose your right to appeal the ticket unless there were extenuating circumstances; (example: medical).   In these circumstances, contact Parking Services by email at

The following circumstances are not considered to be a valid basis for an appeal:

  • Lack of legal parking space
  • Lack of convenient parking space
  • Time constraints; you were late
  • Time constraints; it took longer than you anticipated
  • Lack of funds to pay the fine
  • Failure to observe clearly posted restrictions or regulations

Note: If your vehicle is unattended, it is parked.

Four-way flashers are for warning other motorists that your vehicle may be a hazard.   Having your flashers on does not allow you to park illegally, for any time period.

Many yellow curb areas are for emergency vehicle access.   Unattended vehicles left in these areas constitute significant risk for others, and will not be allowed.

Failure to observe clearly posted restrictions or ignorance of University Parking Regulations is not considered a valid basis for an appeal for any established student, faculty or staff.   Persons who purchase a parking permit agree to and must comply with University Parking Regulations. 

If you receive a ticket for improper/failure to display permit, you will be unable to appeal this type of violation as you agreed to the terms of service to have permit properly displayed.

A parking ticket appeal should address only the issues related to the ticket.   The appeal process is not a forum for submitting parking complaints.   Complaints and/or suggestions should be submitted to Parking Services at 826 W. Starin Rd, Whitewater, WI 53190 or

The Parking Services office is located in the Visitor Center building at 826 W. Starin Road.   Business office hours are Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to  4:30 p.m.   Contact us at (262) 472-1011 or e-mail us at