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The JSU Police Department has the authority to promulgate and enforce rules and regulations for the operation and parking of vehicles on campus. The responsibility of obtaining knowledge of the parking and traffic regulations rests with the vehicle operator. These rules and regulations are subject to enforcement 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Jacksonville State University reserves the right to remove vehicles when in violation of the Code of Alabama, Rules of the Road, ordinances of the City of Jacksonville, and parking rules and regulations for Jacksonville State University. Jacksonville State University assumes no responsibility for damage incurred while moving said vehicles. Vehicles may also be booted and towed for unpaid parking citations and when parking privileges have been revoked.

UPD reserves the right to deny, with cause, any person the privilege of operating or parking a motor vehicle on University property as determined by the Director of Public Safety. The University assumes "no responsibility" for losses from fire, theft or any other causes when vehicles are parked on University property.

The basic principles of the parking regulations on Jacksonville State University are as follows:

1. All faculty, staff, students, and contract employees parking vehicles on University property must obtain and have a JSUPD issued parking decal properly displayed on their vehicle.

2. Visitors parking vehicles on University property must obtain and have a JSU issued visitor’s pass properly displayed on their vehicle.

3. Operators must park their vehicle only in the designated parking zone indicated by the privileges of the assigned parking decal. Any vehicle parked in the wrong zone, at yellow curbs, where obstructing vehicle or pedestrian traffic flow, in reserved parking areas, on Trustee Circle, in the Bus Central Station or any other area dictated by existing State law or University regulations will be subject to a parking citation, boot or the vehicle being towed at the owner/operators expense.       

Below are detailed instructions and information concerning obtaining decals, visitor passes and parking on Campus.

 I.  REGISTRATION

  1. Each faculty, staff, student, non-JSU personnel, and visitor of Jacksonville State University who operates or parks a vehicle must obtain a parking decal or visitor pass. Faculty, staff, and students may register on your MyJSU account. Non-JSU personnel may purchase a decal by making payment at the Bursar's Office and then bringing the receipt to UPD to obtain a decal. Parking decals are $25.00 per vehicle, unless your vehicle is registered with a J-tag as described in Section B. Additional decals may be purchased as approved by UPD personnel for $1.00. Purchasing parking decals for other faculty, staff, non-JSU personnel, or students is strictly prohibited and violators are subject to having their vehicles towed from University property and loss of all driving and parking privileges on Campus. Visitors may obtain temporary visitor passes at the University Police Department or the Visitor Center at no cost.

    Upon proper registration, bring the confirmation and your current vehicle registration (tag receipt) with your driver's license to UPD. To avoid delays, decals should be obtained at UPD Monday thru Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. UPD is open 24 hours a day and decals are always available. Anyone requiring special consideration should e-mail Buddy Smith at bsmith@jsu.edu or call him at 256-782-5566. Ms. Karen Bates can also assist at 256-782-5287.

The University Police Department does not accept payment for any parking citations or fines. Visitors receiving citations should report to UPD at Salls Hall for resolution.  Payments for parking fines are accepted at the Bursar’s Office. Persons paying for citations should understand that payments may be applied to other outstanding bills existing on your account. Keep all receipts.

2.  J-TAG REGISTRATION

Those who have purchased a Jacksonville State University license plate from the Division of Motor Vehicles, are eligible for one (1) complimentary decal. Additional decals for additional vehicles you own, excluding motorcycles, without J-Tag may be purchased as approved by UPD personnel for $1.00 per decal. During the online registration process, persons with a J-TAG should choose the J-TAG payment option. The University Police Department will verify all parking decal application information for accuracy. Any misrepresentation of information will result in suspension of parking privileges and criminal prosecution.

II.  REGULATIONS

A.   All parking decals must be permanently affixed to the inside of the front windshield; at the       passenger side lower corner using the decal's self adhesive. Decals must be visible at all times and should not be secured by tape or by other methods. Parking decals not permanently affixed and/or placed on dashboards or other locations other than the passenger side lower front windshield will be cited for improper display. Exceptions include motorcycle decals, temporary, and visitor passes. Temporary permits must be displayed on the rearview mirror. A motorcycle decal may be purchased using the same registration procedures as a motor vehicle. Motorcycle decals may be purchased for $25.00. Motorcycle decals should be attached near the rear license tag, in an area that is plainly visible. Operators of motorcycles will park in their normal assigned zone in legal parking spaces. Those who only operate a motorcycle will be informed of their assigned zone upon issuance of their motorcycle decal. Motorcycle decals remain valid as long as the operator owns and operates that motorcycle. Only the register owner will be allowed to park in the assigned zone. Changes in ownership or updates in contact information must be made at UPD. Defacing or altering a decal in any way is prohibited.

B.   Persons loaning their vehicles to others are responsible for any citations issued to that vehicle. The decal may not be used by anyone other than the owner of the decal. JSU Decals are one method used to verify the legitimacy of a person parking a vehicle on campus.

C.   In the event of a mechanical failure of a vehicle, the owner or driver will be responsible for the vehicles removal as soon as services are available. The University Police Department should be advised of the vehicle's location on campus. Any vehicle blocking a fire hydrant, roadway, or intersection will require immediate attention. Such vehicles are subject to towing at the owner's expense.

D.   The transfer of parking decals from one motor vehicle to another is prohibited. The swapping of parking decals will result in driving privileges being revoked on campus for the owner of the decal and the person using the decal. After purchasing a vehicle, you must obtain a new JSU parking decal. If you return your original parking decal to UPD, you may purchase a replacement decal for $1.00.

E.   Upon accumulating outstanding parking citations or parking warnings, concealing the identity of a vehicle, and/or parking illegally, vehicles may be booted and towed. Serious parking violations may result in having parking privileges suspended or revoked.

F.  Violators will have (48) hours to have UPD remove the boot immobilizer. If a vehicle owner fails to have the boot immobilizer removed within the allotted time; the vehicle will be towed at the owner's expense. 

G.  Violators will have until 4:00 p.m. each business day to meet all requirements in order to have the boot immobilizer removed. Vehicles that are booted and remain on campus after the 4:00 p.m. deadline will remain booted until the next business day. The boot immobilizer will be removed once the owner is identified, brings the red boot notification card to UPD, all outstanding parking citations are paid, and the owner purchases a parking decal. (Unauthorized removal or tampering of the boot will result in criminal prosecution).

H.   Temporary permits are available free of charge to faculty, staff, non-JSU personnel or student if it is verified that the person has a valid parking decal for the current school year, if a registered vehicle is in the shop or cannot be driven for any valid reason. Temporary permits will be available and issued by the University Police Department. Failure to obtain a temporary parking permit may result in parking citations. Citations will not be voided by the University Police Department as all tickets that are appealed must register to the appeals process at http://www.jsu.edu/police/parkingappeal.html. Visitors and guests must secure a "Visitor Parking Permit" from the University Police Department, Visitor Center, or the building manager visited. Visitor permits are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week at UPD. Visitor permits are valid for a maximum of (10) business days and may park in valid parking spaces. Faculty, staff, students, and other persons having employment on University property are prohibited from obtaining a visitor pass. Unmarked white curbs are for University vehicles only and other parking spaces are restricted by regulatory signs. There is no parking on Trustee Circle or in the Gamecock Express Central Station. Temporary and Visitor passes must be hung on the vehicle's rearview mirror and plainly visible.

I.   The University Police Department no longer replaces parking decals at no cost. All replacement decals will be charged at the normal $25.00 rate unless the original decal is brought to UPD. To avoid paying full price for a new decal, you must turn in the original decal prior to the issuance of another decal during the replacement process. If the original decal is turned in, a replacement decal may be purchased for $1.00. If a zone change occurs during the year or you purchase a new vehicle, you will be responsible for purchasing a new decal. The original decal must be turned in and the decal for the new zone may be purchased at UPD. If your vehicle was involved in an accident and your parking decal was destroyed, the University Police Department will issue you a letter for your insurance company requesting reimbursement. Final decisions rest with insurance carrier. Any part of the original decal should be returned to UPD to avoid the full cost of replacing the decal. If the original decal is turned in, a replacement decal may be purchased.

J.   The University Police Department will charge outstanding parking citations on a monthly basis after the Appeals Court convenes. The University Police Department does not accept money for parking decals or parking tickets. UPD does not place holds on financial accounts and payments of fines should be made at the cashier's window at the Bursar's Office at Bibb Graves Hall.

K.   Faculty, staff, non-JSU personnel, and students applying for a temporary Jacksonville State University handicap parking permit must register for their parking decal before applying for their JSU handicap parking permit at the University Police Department. Written documentation from your physician is required. Information may be faxed to the University Police Department at 256-782-5286.

L.   Faculty, staff, and students applying for a permanent Jacksonville State University handicap parking permit must register for their parking decal before applying for their JSU handicap parking permit at the University Police Department. If you have been issued a state handicap license plate or hangtag, you must bring proof to University Police Department (i.e. vehicle registration showing handicap registered to you, written letter from physician) and you will be issued a JSU handicap parking permit without further documentation. The Jacksonville State University handicap parking permit must be displayed in front of the Alabama Handicap hang tag on the rearview mirror when the vehicle is parked on campus.

M.  Motor vehicles are not to be loaded in excess of normal passenger capacity, or any outside area of the vehicle (i.e. trunk, hood, top or bed of truck).

N.   All regulations and signs governing the use of motor vehicles must be observed at all times.

O.  The University Police Department strongly encourages all students, faculty, and staff to register and obtain a decal for any bicycles brought and parked on campus. This will assist in identifying lost/stolen bicycles and identifying the owner of the bicycle.

Some important notes about bicycle decals:

       1. One-time registration per bicycle. Bicycle decals do not expire.

       2. Bicycle decals are offered to JSU Students, Faculty, and Staff at no cost.

 3. After completing the online registration form below, bring your JSU ID to the University Police Department to  receive your bicycle decal.

 4. At the end of each semester, bicycle owners are required to remove all bicycles from University bicycle racks. University personnel will report to UPD any bicycles left on Campus. Bicycles without a decal will be confiscated as abandoned property. Property not claimed will be sent to the University Warehouse for auction.
  

III.  APPEALS COURT

The University has a traffic appeals court that usually meets once a month. Every faculty, staff, non-JSU personnel, and student has the right to appeal a parking citation. Instructions for applying for Appeals Court are printed on the back of each parking ticket. The student traffic appeals court consists of student representatives of the Student Government Association. The faculty/staff appeals court consists of representatives employed by Jacksonville State University. If no appeal is filed, traffic violations must be paid at the Bursar's Office in Bibb Graves Hall. Re-scheduling of appeals is not normally conducted without a documented emergency.

Parking appeals must be submitted online for each citation received at http://www.jsu.edu/police/parkingappeal.html within five (5) days of the date on the citation using a JSU GEM e-mail account. To prevent the appeals from being processed, information on the appeals form must be correct and should be identical with information displayed on their parking citation. Once your appeal has been processed, you will be contacted via e-mail by the University Police Department. The e-mail will include the status of your appeal and the date that you are to appear in appeals court. Boot citations are non-appealable. Appeal dispositions are available at http://www.jsu.edu/police/parking_docket.html. Dispositions will be posted as soon as possible upon conclusion of appeals court. Dispositions from Parking Appeals Court are final and binding.

** Failure to appear on the assigned appeals court date will result in a guilty verdict. All guilty verdicts will result in an additional $5.00 processing fee. You must bring the original ticket to appeals court to complete the appeal process. If you do not have your original ticket, you must bring the copy of the ticket that was e-mailed to your Jacksonville State University (GEM) e-mail account.

  IV.  PARKING PENALTIES

Parking In Wrong Zone

$25.00

No Parking Permit Displayed

$25.00

Improper Parking

$25.00

Obstructing Traffic Flow

$45.00

Parking In Handicap Zone

$50.00

Overtime Parking

$25.00

Improper Decal Display

$15.00

Boot Immobilizer

$25.00

Yellow Curb

$25.00

No Parking

$25.00

*** Vehicles may be cited for the same offense within a 24 hour period if multiple violations are committed for the same offense.*

   V.  TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS

The University Police Department has jurisdiction to enforce Alabama Traffic Rules and Regulations on and off campus.

The University Police Department has the option of issuing an Alabama Uniform Traffic Citation (UTC). The Uniform Traffic Citation is processed through the Jacksonville Municipal Court or the Calhoun County District Court on the citation's designated date and time. Failure to pay or appear in Court will result in an arrest warrant for the accused, and may result in the suspension of the accused driver's license.

The University Police Department also has the option of issuing an On Campus Traffic Citation (OCTC) for minor traffic offenses. The On Campus Citation is applicable to students on University property. The On Campus Traffic Citation will be processed through Student Government Appeals Court process, if requested. Violators may appeal the citation by completing the Traffic Appeals Court Form online at http://www.jsu.edu/police/parkingappeal.html

Speeding *

$50.00

One Way Street

$50.00

Failure to Yield Right Of Way **

$50.00

Stop Sign

$50.00

Improper Turn

$50.00

Noise Violation ***

$50.00

Seat Belt Violation

$10.00

 
*     The speed limit on campus is 20 miles per hour. All state and local traffic laws are applicable on campus.
**   Pedestrians in crosswalks have the right-of-way.
*** A driver commits a noise violation when a stereo/audible device can be heard from a distance greater than 30 feet.

  1. ACCIDENTS

    When a traffic accident occurs on University property, the accident should be reported to the University Police Department. Vehicle(s) should not be moved until the investigating officer instructs the driver(s) to do so.

    A copy of the accident report will be furnished to all parties free of charge. The copy may be obtained at the University Police Department Monday through Friday during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Accident reports are available for pick up after the 3rd business day.

    Alabama State Law requires that all vehicles be insured with at least liability coverage. Operators involved in vehicle accidents may be required to complete and submit SR-13 forms to the State of Alabama.

VII.  PARKING AT UNIVERSITY-OWNED APARTMENTS

Parking at University-owned apartments is reserved for residents only. University Police may ticket vehicles when they are improperly parked at University-owned apartments. Upon request, UPD may remove - at the owner's expense - vehicles that are not authorized to be at that location. Visitors must have a Visitor's pass.

VIII.  DEFINITIONS

  1. Motor Vehicle - Every vehicle that is self-propelled, having two or more wheels.
  2. Parked Vehicle - Any vehicle, occupied or unoccupied, utilizing a parking space, or illegally parked on the roadway. 
  3. No Parking Zone - A space or location not designated for parking.
  4. Student - Any person registered at Jacksonville State University for at least one credit hour.
  5. Faculty, Staff, Non-JSU Personnel - Any employee of Jacksonville State University as defined by the Human Resources Office who is working full-time, part-time or on a contractual basis. (Graduate Assistants and student workers do not qualify for faculty and staff parking privileges.)
  6. University Property - All property owned by Jacksonville State University to include parking spaces for Campus Inn Apartments, College Apartments, Crow Hall, Daugette Hall, Dixon Hall, International House, Jax Apartments, Logan Hall, Pannell Apartments, Patterson Hall, Penn House Apartments, Colonial Arms, Sparkman Hall and Stadium housing. Anyone who parks a vehicle on university property must have a parking decal properly displayed.
  7. No Parking Permit Displayed - The vehicle that is parked on campus does not properly display a parking decal for the current school year.
  8. Improper Parking - The following violations are enforced 24 hours each day. Vehicles found in violation of the following infractions are subject to being booted or towed at the owner's expense: Parking on sidewalks, grass, and yellow curbs; in a crosswalk or loading zone; double parking; blocking handicap access ramps, dumpsters, and the services spaces for the Mail Center, Computer Center, and telephone company. There is no parking on Trustee Circle, at bus stops, or at the Gamecock Express Central Station. Double parking is defined as illegal parking that consists of a vehicle parked with it's tire or tires crossing into another designated parking space. Also defined as the parking of a vehicle in a non-designated area, to the side, or behind another parked vehicle, and blocking another vehicle.
  9. Obstructing Traffic Flow - Vehicle is parked in a manner that creates a traffic hazard or obstructs vehicle or pedestrian traffic flow.
  10. Parking in Handicap Zone - A vehicle is parked in a space that is designated by signs, lines, or other method as to reserve a space for persons with special needs.
  11. Overtime Parking - A vehicle has been occupying a parking space longer than the posted sign designates.
  12. Improper Decal Display - A citation for improper display will be issued for decals not permanently affixed to the inside of the front windshield at the passenger side lower corner using the decal's self adhesive. Decals must be visible at all times and should not be secured by tape or other methods. Parking decals not permanently affixed and/or placed on dashboards or other locations other than the passenger side lower front windshield will be cited for improper display. Temporary permits must be displayed on the rearview mirror. Motorcycle decals should be attached near the rear license tag, in an area that is plainly visible.
  13. Boot Immobilizer - The boot immobilizer is a device that is applied to vehicles that are found in violation of University Parking Rules and Regulations. The boot immobilizer will be removed once the owner of the vehicle is identified, all outstanding parking citations are paid, and the owner purchases a parking decal. (Unauthorized removal or tampering of the boot immobilizer will result criminal prosecution.)
  14. Reserved Parking Zone - These parking spaces are designated with white curbs and/or marked with regulatory signs. If no signs are posted, white curbs are for University vehicles only. Visitors who have been issued a visitor's pass from UPD may also park in any legal parking space, other than those reserved with white curbs, in any zone. Vehicles parked in reserved parking zones may be towed from University property.
  15. Yellow Curb - Parking on a yellow curb is not allowed anytime. (These infractions are enforced on a 24-hour basis.) Vehicles are subject to being towed. Vehicles involved in an accident that are parked on a yellow curb are subject to be listed as a contributing factor to accidents reported to the University Police Department.
  16. Commuter Zone (Silver Decal) - Commuter Students are only authorized to park in commuter zones if they have applied for and have been issued a commuter zone parking decal. Students assigned to the commuter zone may park in the Faculty & Staff Zones Monday thru Thursday after 4:00 p.m. to midnight and Friday after 4:00 p.m. till midnight on Sunday. Any commuter vehicles parked in the Faculty & Staff Zone, other than during the specified times will be in violation of parking in the wrong zone.
  17. Faculty, Staff, and Non-JSU Personnel Zone (Gold or White Decal) - Faculty, staff, and Non-JSU personnel are authorized to park in the commuter zones, north/south zones, and faculty/staff zones if they have applied for and  been issued a faculty, staff, or non-JSU personnel parking decal for the current school year.
  18. North Zone (Green Decal) - Students are only authorized to park in the North Zone if they have applied for and been issued a North Zone parking decal for the current school year.
  19. South Zone (Orange) - Students are only authorized to park in the South Zone if they have applied for and been issued a South Zone parking decal for the current school year.

   ** To view parking zones click JSU Parking Map . For bus routes, click here.


** Any faculty, staff, student, or non-JSU personnel having outstanding parking citations will be required to clear their account at the Bursar's office prior to being issued a 2013-2014 decal.**

If you have any questions about the parking rules and regulations of Jacksonville State University, please contact parking services at 256-782-5566 or by e-mail at bsmith@jsu.edu.