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Parking Regulations

Principles

parking-lot

Terminology

Definitions of the key terms used by Parking and Transportation Services.


The purpose is to reduce traffic congestion and facilitate orderly parking. It is necessary and desirable to make and enforce these regulations for the safety and welfare of students, faculty, staff members, and visitors of the University.

Introduction

In accordance with Section 23-9.2:3 of the Code of Virginia, the ODU Transportation and Parking Services Department adopted the following regulations for parking a vehicle(s) in/on ODU property. These regulations apply to all vehicles operated or parked on ODU property regardless of who operated the vehicle.


Under certain circumstances, parking designations may change. A sign labels the entrance to each lot. All posted signs supersede any listed designation or map in these regulations. Signs may at times be removed or missing from some locations; these facilities remain University property and are still subject to enforcement. Lot designations are annotated on the parking map available on our website.

Permit Owner Responsibilities

The individual in whose name the permit is held, the registered owner of the vehicle, and/or the operator of the vehicle is responsible for adhering to regulations. Parking on University property is by permit only, except at meters. The responsibility for finding a proper parking space rests with the vehicle operator. All motor vehicles parked on property owned or maintained by ODU must be registered and display a valid permit. The registered owner of a motor vehicle is responsible for all violations incurred
by the vehicle regardless of who is operating the vehicle. However, persons who register vehicles with the University or the most current University affiliate of the household will incur secondary responsibility, and may be subject to University administrative action for parking violations.

Transportation and Parking Responsibilities

Transportation and Parking services are responsible for the implementation and enforcement of these regulations. Law enforcement agencies are also enabled with the authority to enforce these regulations at their discretion.


The Commonwealth of Virginia and Old Dominion University do not assume responsibility for any damage, theft, or loss of a motor vehicle or its contents when it is parked or being operated on University property, or for damages from being immobilized or towed. The registered permit owner and vehicle operator share the responsibility for safeguarding their property from theft, accident and/or vandalism.

Regulations and Restrictions

All motor vehicles parked in facilities owned or operated by the University must be registered and display a valid permit. The registered owner of a motor vehicle is responsible for all violations incurred by the vehicle regardless of who is operating the vehicle. However, persons who register vehicles with the University will incur secondary responsibility, and may be subject to University administrative action for parking violations.

Time of Restrictions

  1. Permit regulations may be enforced at any time on any day.
  2. Permits are due the first day of each semester.

Unauthorized Use of Permit
Disposal or acceptance of any permit or pass through sale or gift is forbidden and may constitute fraud against the Commonwealth of Virginia.