Citations and Appeals

 
Enforcement Hours
UAB'S parking regulations are in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding UAB recognized holidays. Enforcement areas include all University property, as well as metered areas, parking lots and decks.
Enforcement Division
Parking & Transportation Services has a designated group of employees whose sole responsibility is the enforcement of the parking rules and regulations for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The group has the authority to ticket, and/or immobilize vehicles in violation of the University's parking regulations.  The UAB Police have the authority to tow vehicles when deemed necessary to do so.
Special Event Parking
Parking facilities may be restricted for use during special events. The University reserves the right to temporarily block certain areas to accommodate these special events. Rules and regulations regarding the parking of vehicles in the affected areas are still applicable.
Penalties
Each violation of the rules and regulations will subject the violator to a fine, vehicle immobilization, vehicle impoundment, and/or disciplinary action. *NOTE: Signage or ticket takes precedent over fines listed on this website. 
  Violations Resulting in Fines
    bullet.gif (934 bytes) No Valid Permit Displayed $15.00
    bullet.gif (934 bytes) Parking Out of Zone or Lot $10.00
    bullet.gif (934 bytes) Meter Violation/Over-time Parking $10.00
    bullet.gif (934 bytes) Improper Parking
   Parking in Drive
   Parking on Grass
$15.00
    bullet.gif (934 bytes) Parking in Prohibited Area $15.00
    bullet.gif (934 bytes) Other $25.00-$100.00
    bullet.gif (934 bytes) Expired Permit $10.00
    bullet.gif (934 bytes) Handicap Parking without Proper Permit $500.00
  Violations Resulting in Vehicle Immobilization
     Three or more delinquent citations.  
     Situations involving repeated willful violations, unusually flagrant violations, and/or injuring or endangering the safety of persons or property.
  Violations Resulting in Vehicle Impoundment
    An unattended vehicle constitutes, or is likely to constitute, a hazard or obstruction to traffic.
    When in the opinion of the University Police, a vehicle should be removed in the interest of safety of persons or property because of fire, flood, storm, or other emergency reasons.
  Violations Resulting in Possible Disciplinary Action for Employees or Students
     Unauthorized transfer of permit or access card.
     Use of a stolen permit.
     Giving false information to obtain parking privileges.
     Unauthorized use of access card or permit.
     Alteration of permits or park cards Fraudulent duplication of permits
Payment of Fines
All UAB fines are payable on or before fourteen days after the citation issue date. All fines not paid on or before the due date shall be considered delinquent. Collection for the citation(s) will be as follows:
  Unpermitted Parkers
    Citations will be billed to the vehicle owner with a late fee of $5.00 added to each overdue citation. If the individual is a UAB faculty or staff, a letter will be sent to notify the vehicle owner that the payment will be payroll deducted. If the vehicle owner is a student, or a student's permanent address matches the vehicle owner's address, a letter will be sent to notify the individual that the payment will be charged to the student's account. If the vehicle owner is not a UAB employee or no student match can be made, an invoice will be sent to request that payment be mailed to the main office by a specified date.
  Employee Permitted Parkers
    Unpaid citations will automatically be deducted from payroll. A $5.00 late fee will apply to each citation.
  Student Permitted Parkers
    Citations will be sent to student accounting for collection. A collection fee of $7.00 per citation will be added to the student account.
Citation Appeals
Appeals will be accepted up to fourteen days after the citation issue date. Appeals can be made in person, in writing, by fax, or by e-mail. The appeal must include the individual's return address, Blazer ID, if applicable, and original citation or citation number. A complete description of the circumstances, including maps where appropriate, must be included. The Appeals panel will review submitted appeals the first and third Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. All decisions will be mailed to the appellants. Denied citations will be subject to the $5.00 late fee. All decisions of the Appeals Panel are final.

 

Parking Enforcement General Information

 
Customer Service: 205-934-3513
Fax Number: 205-975-9529
Address: 608 8th Street South
Birmingham, Alabama 35294
E-mail Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

City of Birmingham Loading Zone Specifications

If the sign states No Parking/ Loading Zone, then that is for freight (Commercial Vehicles) to temporarily stop to load or unload their cargo. Loading Zones are for 30 minutes, as it should not take longer than 30 minutes to load or unload a vehicle. It is not to park while someone goes in and comes back later. It must be actively loading or unloading. A Passenger Loading Zone is to allow a passenger vehicle to temporarily stop while a passenger embarks or disembarks. At no time can a passenger vehicle be left unattended, as that constitutes parking, which is not allowed