All parking regulations, except permit requirements, are in effect 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Any reserved stall marked with a sign is restricted 24 hours. All permitted spaces are enforced 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
These regulations become effective August 15, of each year and are subject to change if necessary to facilitate the needs of the University. When approved changes or modifications are necessary, announcements will be made in the appropriate University publication prior to the effective date of the change, if possible.
- Parking is permitted only within marked stalls. In paved lots, stalls are designated by white or yellow lines on both sides of a stall.
- Yellow zones and no parking zones are indicated by yellow paint on the curb, pavement and/or signs.
- Fire Lanes must be kept clear at all times for emergency vehicles, therefore they are tow away zones. These areas are indicated by red paint on the curb, the pavement and/or a fire hydrant.
- Parking Stalls may not be used as a storage area and the maximum period of time that a vehicle may stay in any one stall is 14 days.
- Reserved stalls; the University of Nebraska Kearney (UNK)
complies with the American Disability Act and Rehabilitation Act of 2009,
Section 504 which states, “no
qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall be excluded
from, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under" any
program or activity that either receives Federal financial assistance or is
conducted by any Executive agency or the United States Postal Service.” Upon request in order to provide accessible
parking, UNK will issue reserved parking stalls with appropriate permit to
faculty and staff who have a permanent disability. The Faculty and Staff member requesting, a reserved stall will need to complete a form
requesting a reserved stall and provide appropriate medical documentation,
supporting their need to Human Resources. All documentation will be kept
confidential. Once the appropriate documentation is provided to Human
Resources, the employee, and Parking Services will be notified of the approval
or non-approval of the application.
If the request is approved for a reserved parking stall,
a parking stall will be identified as close to the assigned building for the
employee as possible. Parking Services
will ensure proper signage is in place. The employee will need to purchase a
parking permit that will match the appropriate number on the parking
stall. If a parking permit has already
been purchased, that permit will need to be traded for the appropriate reserved
permit number so that it will match the sign on the parking stall. Faculty and Staff members who do wish to request
a reserved parking stall can continue to utilize their state issued handicap
permit in the state designated parking stalls.
Students are not provided reserved handicapped parking stalls as their
class schedule changes each semester and as such there is no feasible way to
provide reserved parking. However, an
adequate number of handicapped parking stalls will be available in addition to
the reserved parking stalls.
Should a Faculty, Staff, or student have difficulty
finding handicap parking they should notify Parking Services 865-8367.
Signs and Marked Areas
It is not possible to mark with signs or paint all areas where parking is prohibited; however, the following guidelines will be strictly enforced. It is prohibited to park:
- Without displaying a permit;
- In reserved spaces without a proper permit;
- In “No Parking” areas, construction sites, or spaces reserved for maintenance vehicles;
- In a Handicap space without a proper State Handicap permit and a university permit;
- Blocking fire lanes, within 15 feet of a fire hydrant;
- In loading zones time is limited to instructions on sign; parking meters;
- On the lawn, sidewalk, crosswalk, parking lot driveways, straddling painted lines;
- Over or adjacent to yellow curbs;
- In areas where the permit is not valid.
- Finding Authorized Space – The responsibility of finding an authorized space rests with the driver. Lack of parking spaces, others parking illegally, mechanical problems, inclement weather conditions or other excuses, will not be considered valid.
- Space Availability – A parking permit does not guarantee the permit holder a parking space, but only an opportunity to park within a specified area.
- Enforcement – Failure of the University to strictly enforce any parking regulation shall not be construed as a waiver for the future enforcement of the regulation.
- Family Responsibility – An individual is responsible for citations issued to vehicles in his/her name, to his/her family or any person residing at the same home address.
- Permit Responsibility – A parking permit signifies an individual has been granted the privilege of parking on University property. Ownership of the parking permit remains with the University. Individuals are not allowed to transfer, give or sell their permit to another individual. Possession or use of a lost/stolen or a forged permit will result in a fine, the vehicle being booted/towed, and/or loss of individuals’ parking privileges.
Permit parking is not enforced after 5:00 p.m. All federal, state and local laws are enforced 24 hours a day to include loading zones and reserved stalls.
Snow Removal Lots and Snow Emergency Regulations
There will be NO PARKING allowed in Commuter (yellow) only lots from midnight to 6:00 a.m., November 1st to April 1st.
In the event of snow during a time in which parking is allowed, a SNOW EMERGENCY may be declared, at which time there will be NO PARKING in Commuter (yellow), or Employee (blue) lots. Signs may be posted and Residence Halls will be notified if possible. It will be the responsibility of the owner of the vehicle to watch weather conditions and take appropriate steps.
Snow Removal Lots will be enforced during all the breaks.
Motorcycles with a valid UNK permit shall only park in designated motorcycle areas on campus.
Any person desiring to make other than emergency repairs on their motor vehicles may not use University property.
All vehicles on campus must be licensed with current plates and not be in disrepair.
- Permit parking is enforced 7:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- A limit of two (2) vehicles per apartment is allowed.
Special Event and Visitor Parking
Guests must have a UNK guest permit to park a vehicle on campus. Parking Services will check out up to 25 of these permits to a department or group upon request. Along with the permit the department will receive a check out list which they will complete for each permit issued. This sheet must be returned completed to receive their next set of permits. If additional permits are needed for larger events please contact Parking Services. These permits may be issued up to three days at a time, with Month, Day, and Year written on the front of the permit.
Events in which there will be more than 50 individuals present or larger vehicles such as buses on campus must be coordinated with the Parking Services Department at least four weeks prior to the event. Some charges may apply if traffic control or parking attendants are needed. (See below)
All Departments requesting reserved stalls should make their request in writing to the e-mail account email@example.com or to Parking Services, Attention Parking Services Coordinator, 2507 19th Ave, Kearney, NE 68849 at least four weeks prior to the event. Due to limited parking at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) the Department of Parking Services maintains the right to refuse the reserving of specific stalls for guests. Groups or individuals requesting reserved parking and are approved will be required to pay a $25.00 per hour set up/tear down fee. $3.00 per stall per day will be charged for the use of the parking lots. Guaranteed stalls requiring a Parking Attendant will require a $25.00 per hour, per attendant fee for a minimum of two hours. Individuals and groups may use volunteers for parking special events; however, this must be arranged through Parking Services and all volunteers must be trained and supervised by Parking Services at a fee of $40.00 per hour.
The Parking Services Department will reserve parking stalls for the Chancellor and/or any Vice Chancellor’s event upon request. These requests should be made in writing to the e-mail account firstname.lastname@example.org or to Parking Services, Attention Parking Services Coordinator, 2507 19th Ave, Kearney, NE 68849 at least four weeks prior to the event. Vehicles utilizing the reserved stalls will also need Guest Permits to determine their eligibility to park there.
The Parking Services Department will send out timely notices to the university community about the events and affected lots. When possible, signs will be posted in the affected lots the day before the event.
Special Event and Lot Maintenance
Police and Parking Services has the authority to temporarily close individual parking lots, driveways or other parking facilities, when necessary to accommodate the needs of the University. These include, but are not restricted to, street cleaning, maintenance, or parking for special events sponsored by or held at the University. Notices detailing the restriction, dates and time will be posted as far in advance as possible. Vehicles are not allowed in areas or spaces closed by barricades or other traffic control devices.
University Vehicle Use
University vehicles will be used in a manner that promotes University business in an effective manner while not endangering the safety of any individual or property. University vehicles will be classified as one of the following;
Rental: Any vehicle that is checked out or owned by the University to be used for travel purposes only. These vehicles must obey all federal, state and local laws. They must obey all UNK parking regulations as well.
Service: Any vehicles the University, Vendors/Contractors own and are used for the purpose of maintaining University business. Service vehicles will obey all federal, state and local laws to the exception of driving on the sidewalk. Service Vehicles may drive on the sidewalk when necessary in the course of business. Service vehicles must obey all parking regulations to the exception of yellow zones where they may park when it is necessary in the course of business. Service Vehicles may never block traffic lanes, handicap accessible sidewalks park in fire lanes; or reserved stalls disabled stalls. Service Vehicles may never block traffic lanes, handicap
accessible sidewalks, fire lanes, reserved stalls, or disabled stalls.
Emergency: Police and Parking Services vehicles in an emergency situation may operate according to Nebraska State Law 60-6,114. Emergency vehicles, while in the course of business, must park in an area that is considered reasonable depending on the call.
Any violation, whether a law violation or a parking violation, will be reported to the department head to whom the vehicle is owned or checked out. After sequential violations the Dean and/or Vice Chancellor will be notified of the situation. Police and Parking Services do have the discretion to cite the driver of the vehicle for any motor vehicle
violations. Vehicles parked illegally may also be cited. These charges will go on the account of individual responsible for the vehicle.