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Parking on Campus

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The University of Houston has adopted a parking and traffic program to create an orderly traffic flow and equitable parking conditions on campus. Your personal safety, the recognition of others’ needs, campus appearance, and applicable laws were prime considerations in the formulation of these regulations.

This program is administered by Parking and Transportation Services (PTS), 3874 Holman St., Suite C Houston, TX 77204 (832-842-1097), and enforced by the PTS Parking Enforcement Unit (713-743-5849).

To park on the University of Houston campus you must display a valid UH parking permit unless parked at a parking meter, visitor lot, or a university parking garage. Purchasing a permit does not guarantee a parking place but allows you to park if space is available.

The permit is only transferable between vehicles and NOT between individuals. The registered permit holder is responsible for any parking citation issued to a vehicle displaying their parking permit. In the event the vehicle is not registered with PTS, Motor Vehicle Records from TXDOT will be used to determine responsibility.

Park only where your permit allows. Do not park in areas that are not for your use or have a restricted status. Examples of restricted areas are: fire and no parking zones, the grass, sidewalks, along curbs not designated for parking, any unmarked spot, or any place that would disrupt pedestrian or vehicular traffic. If you receive parking citations and do not resolve them, your vehicle will be subjected to tow at your expense. Vehicles may not operate on University of Houston property if they are in violation of state law.

Certain low-lying areas of the campus are prone to flooding in heavy rains. The University of Houston is not responsible for any damage or loss of motor vehicles or personal property contained in any motor vehicle on campus. Vehicle operators are responsible for familiarizing themselves with current parking rules and regulations.

Anyone who operates a motor vehicle on UH property is asked to register that vehicle with Parking and Transportation Services. Authorized university vehicles and equipment are exempt from registration.

For the purpose of these Policies and Procedures, a university holiday is defined by the closing of university business offices.