Parking Regulations

All vehicles must be registered with the University Police Department

University students and employees are required to register with the University Police Department and obtain a hanging parking decal.

Parking regulations are in effect 24 hours a day. Temporary parking passes are available as listed in Temporary Parking Permits.

7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Faculty park in GREEN LINES or WHITE LINES only or designated "Faculty" parking lots. Faculty & Staff may NOT park in any VISITOR designated parking area.

7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Commuters park in WHITE LINES

7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Residents park in RED LINES, or WHITE LINES

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday-Friday RED, WHITE and GREEN LINES are open to all registered vehicles

4:00 p.m. Friday to 7:00 a.m. Monday RED, WHITE and GREEN LINES are open to all registered vehicles















GOLD TAG: Parking permit for the Florence Parking Garage Only.

GOLD STRIPED TAG: Student permit for parking in designated areas on University property.

PURPLE STRIPED TAG: Faculty-Staff permit for parking in designated areas on University property.

Parking Pass


A. Motor Vehicle: Any self-propelled conveyance, including motorcycles.

B. Employee: Full-time and part-time faculty members, administrative officials, and all other full- time and part-time employees except those employed under the Student Aid program.

C. Visitor: Any person not enrolled at the University who is visiting or attending to business.

D. Student: Any person enrolled at the University of North Alabama for one or more credit bearing, academic courses.


A. University parking, traffic and safety regulations are issued supplementary to all applicable State Laws and City of Florence ordinances.

B. Parking, traffic, and safety regulations will be enforced by the University's University Police officers at all times.

C. University parking, traffic and safety regulations apply to ALL persons (students, employees, and visitors) while on the campus of the University of North Alabama.

3. MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION (New Requirement 2010)

A. UNA students and employees parking a vehicle on campus must register the vehicle with the University Police Department.

B. Student vehicles are registered once for a four year period for a fee. Every time a vehicle is changed out, the new information must be submitted to the University Police Department. To register a vehicle go to the online registration form at After registering your vehicle online, you must come to the University Police Department with a current copy of your Drivers License, Registration and MANE Card to obtain a parking permit.

C. Employee vehicles are registered once with the University Police Department.

D. Lost, misplaced, or stolen permits must be replaced at the University Police Department. The fee for a replacement permit under these conditions is $25.00.

E. In the event a vehicle is sold or traded during the year you must re-register the new vehicle with the University Police Department.


While parked on the University Property or in the Florence Parking Garage, the hanging tag must be displayed in a visible manner. This can be hanging from the rear view mirror, with the front of the tag pointing towards the front of the vehicle, or placed inside the vehicle on the dash or the inside of the windshield. The tag must be displayed in such as manner as to be visible from the outside front of the vehicle without obstruction. If for some reason your rear view mirror is missing, the tag must be displayed on the dashboard with the front showing up and visible outside the vehicle. It is your responsibility to ensure the decal is visible from outside of the vehicle. If it the entire portion of the hang tag, from the color stripe down, is not visible, you are subject to being cited for improper display of permit.

The front of the hanging parking tag is show to the right.

Parking Tag


A. Handicapped: Permanently handicapped persons are required to obtain a handicapped parking permit from the Probate Judge's office from the county in which they reside. Persons who are temporarily disabled may obtain a temporary handicapped parking permit from the University Police Department upon presentation of a doctor's request. A temporary handicapped permit will only be issued for the period which the doctor states to be the expected period of disability. Should the disability remain after the expiration date, renewal of the permit must be made.

B. Conferences, Institutes, Summer Session Students, Contract Workers and Meetings: Visitors attending conferences, institutes, summer sessions, contract workers, workshops and meetings will be provided temporary parking permits as long as space is available. UNA departments sponsoring such events are responsible for contacting the Office of University Events prior to the event to make the necessary arrangements. Hanging temporary permits will be provided by the University Police Department when necessary. The VISITOR LOT at the Harrison Plaza entrance cannot be used for these events.

C. Borrowed, Rented and Loaned Vehicles: A student or employee having a currently valid permit who must borrow or rent another vehicle due to mechanical failure, loss, theft, or family use of their registered vehicle should move their hang decal to this vehicle while in use. Hanging permits will be provided by the University Police during normal working hours from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. Failure to secure a temporary permit is not an acceptable grounds for appeal of a citation for Failure to Display Valid Permit. Failure to move your issued permit to the vehicle you are currently driving is not acceptable grounds for an appeal. 


A. Bicycles -May park at designated bicycle racks only

B. Motorcycles - Only Motorcycles may park in designated motorcycle zone spaces.

C. Visitors - May park in designated VISITOR LOT ONLY, unless a temporary permit is obtained at the University Police Department.

D. Commuters - May park in designated WHITE zone spaces only.

E. Residents - May park in designated RED or WHITE zone spaces only.

F. Employees - May park in designated GREEN or WHITE zone spaces only. Service and contractor employees will be issued permits as requested by their supervisor. Employees (Faculty & Staff) may not park in designated VISITOR spots or in HANDICAPPED unless properly permitted.

G. All color decals may park in the Parking Deck.

H. Persons with valid handicap placards or tags may park in any designated handicap space on campus. They may also park in areas zoned for their particular classification; resident (red zone), employee (green zone) or commuter (white zone). An appropriate parking hang tag is required as well.

I. Anywhere you park on campus, and within the City limits of Florence, you are required to park "WITH" the flow of traffic as shown in the illustration below. The passenger side of the vehicle must be against the curb.  Anyone parked against the flow of traffic is subject to a parking fine, not only from the University Police Department, but the City of Florence as well. CAMPERS, TRAILERS AND BOAT TRAILERS ARE PROHIBITED FROM PARKING ON CAMPUS. Space is available on Stewart Avenue (behind the baseball stadium) to accommodate campers and trailers.

Parked Cars


A. Persons to whom the parking permit is registered will be held responsible for all citations received by the vehicle for violation of parking regulations.

B. If an employee has children or relatives in school at UNA who drive a vehicle displaying an employee permit, the student must purchase and display a commuter permit and park in commuter parking. Students who park vehicles in GREEN zones will be cited.

C. The University Police Department may cancel the registration of any vehicle which is judged to be unsafe or which makes excessive noise.

D. In the event of mechanical failure, the owner or driver will be responsible for removal of the vehicle as soon as possible, the University Police Department should be notified of its location.


All vehicles committing moving violations of the Alabama Uniform Rules of the Road will be issued an Alabama Uniform Traffic Citation.


The fine schedule for violation of UNA parking and traffic regulations is as follows:

Parking in Prohibited Zone


Improper Display of Permit


Parking on Yellow Curb


Handicapped Parking


No Valid Permit Displayed


Remove Traffic Boot


Exceeding Business Zone Time Limit




Blocking Fire Hydrant $20.00
Improper use of Motorcycle Space $20.00
Blocking or parking in a travel lane $20.00
Parking in area not designated for parking (No Space) $20.00
Parking vehicle straddling or crossing space line (Two Spaces) $20.00
Park against flow of traffic $20.00
Park on Sidewalk or crosswalk $20.00


A. Fines may be paid in person at the University Police Department in the basement of Keller Hall, mailed or paid on line at .

B. Students not paying fines or filing an appeal within ten (10) days of the date of the citation will be placed on "Financial Hold" at the Business Office. A service charge of $10.00 for unpaid citation (s) will be assessed to clear unpaid citations from "Financial Hold."

C. Employees not paying fines or filing an appeal within ten (10) days of the date of the citation will be subject to a penalty of $10.00 for unpaid citations.


A. Moving Violations: Persons receiving Alabama Uniform Traffic Citations may appear at court on the date shown on their citation if they wish to contest the citation. Payments for Uniform Traffic Citations are handled by the court clerk's office.

B. Parking Violations: Persons receiving UNA parking citations may appeal, on-line only, from any Internet capable computer. The appeal form can be found at . Appeals must be filed within (10) days after the date of issue ( weekends and holidays excluded).

If an appeal is approved by the parking committee, the citation (s) appealed will be voided.

If an appeal is denied by the Parking Committee, the citation (s) must be paid within five (5) days of the date of notification of the appeal results. Failure to pay will result in "Financial Hold" for students.


A. Counterfeiting, altering, defacing, misuse, theft of a permit, transferring permit from one person's vehicle to another person's vehicle for which no permit was issued, or giving false information in an application for a permit will be referred to the Office of Judicial Affairs for disciplinary action if a student is involved and referred to a supervisor if an employee is involved. The University Police Department is authorized to revoke the parking privileges of any person engaging in the above activities.

B. Any vehicle accumulating three (3) or more violations for No Valid Permit Displayed will be towed or booted at the owners expense for each successive citation until such time as the vehicle becomes properly registered to park on campus.

C. Any vehicle accumulating five (5) or more unpaid citations will be towed or booted at the owner's expense and the registration of the vehicle will be revoked until such time as all fines and fees are paid in full.

D. Any person parking a vehicle on campus that has had the registration revoked will be towed or booted at the owner's expense.

E. Any person parking in a posted FIRE LANE or LOADING ZONE will be cited for Parking on Yellow Curb and towed at the owner's expense.

<For more information contact:

University of North Alabama Police Department
Keller Hall Basement
UNA Box 5067
Florence, Alabama 35632-0001
Office: (256) 765-4357


It is the policy of the University of North Alabama to afford equal opportunities in education and in employment to qualified persons regardless of age, color, creed, disability, national origin, race, religion or sex, in accordance with all laws, including Title IX of Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1973, American with Disabilities Act, Civil Rights Act of 1991, and Executive Order 11246. The coordinator for nondiscrimination policies for students is Irons Law Firm, 219 N Court Street, Florence, AL 35630. The coordinator for employees is Ms. Catherine White, Director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action, Room 222, Bibb Graves Hall or telephone - (256)765-4291.

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