Frequently Asked Questions

BYU Emergencies

None.

Questions about BYU Parking Registration
Do I need a parking permit to park on campus?
How and where do I register?

I live on campus, do I need to register my car with BYU?
How do I register my new car if I sell my car?
I live off campus, where do I park?
What happens if my parking permit gets lost or stolen?

Questions about Enforcement and Parking

What happens if I get 7 citations in any 12 month period?
If I am banned or drive a banned vehicle on campus, what will happen?

Where can I park on campus without a permit?
Who is classified as a visitor on campus?

Where does BYU get their authority to enforce parking rules and regulations?
Why does BYU enforce parking rules and regulations?
What does it mean to be banned from driving or parking on campus?
What is a ticket scam?
Why are citations issued on Sunday?
What is the difference the yellow and white stall lines?
Can I park on red to run a paper to professor?
Where are disabled persons allowed to park?

Questions about Paying or Appealing a Citation

Where can I pay for a citation?
When should I appeal a citation?
How do I find out if my appeal was accepted?
How do I appeal a parking citation?

Questions about Bicycles

Do I need to register my bicycle on campus?
How can I get a Provo City Bicycle License?
Can I register my bike with BYU online?
Why is registering my bike important?
I cannot find my bike what should I do?
Why would my bike be impounded?

 

Questions about Skateboards, Rollerblades, Razor Scooters and like devices
Where, on campus, is it okay to ride one of these devices?
If I get stopped, what is going to happen to me?

 

Parking Permits
Do I need a parking permit to park on campus?
If you are coming to campus as an employee, student, or dependant of either, you will need to register your car with BYU.  You will NOT receive a parking pass, your license plate is your permit as all parking privileges will be linked to it.  You will need to ensure that your license plate is visible to enforcement when parking on campus. Visitors to campus may park in the visitor lot by the Museum of Art or the Law School.

Back to Menu

 

How and Where do I register?

  1. Online
    Get your vehicle registration slip and have it with you when you register, then Log in to Route Y
    Under the "Miscellaneous" tab, click on the Parking Registration link
    Enter the requested information.  Be sure that you enter your license plate number correctly.  DON'T try to put it down from memory.  Check it before you send it in.
     
  2. If you come to the Parking Services Office
    Get your vehicle registration and bring it with you. Also, have your BYU ID or Drivers License, and then when you get to the Parking Services Office fill out a Blue Bubble Sheet.  You can also use a kiosk or one of the computers at the Parking Services Office and do it on line.

Address: 2120 JKB.
Back to Menu

 

I live on campus. Do I need to register my car?
Students who live in on-campus housing and bring a car to school must register to park in housing areas.

 

  1. Online
    Get your vehicle registration slip and have it with you when you register, the log in to Route Y
    Under the "Miscellaneous" tab, click on the Parking Registration link
    Enter the requested information.  Be sure that you enter your license plate number correctly.  DON'T try to put it down from memory.  Check it before you send it in.
  2. If you come to the Parking Services Office
    Get your vehicle registration and bring it with you. Also, have your BYU ID or Drivers License, and then when you get to the Parking Services Office fill out a Blue Bubble Sheet.  You can also use a kiosk or one of the computers at the Parking Services Office and do it on line.

Address: 2120 JKB.
Back to Menu

 

  

 

 

How do I register my new car if I sell my car?
Log on to your Route Y account and select "parking regstration" under the "Miscellaneous" tab.  Click on the "Remove" button next to the vehicle that you sold.

Now, fill in the information on your new vehicle and click the "Add Vehicle" button. 

You're all done.

Back to Menu

 

 

If I live off campus where can I park?
If you live off campus and wish to drive and park a car on campus while working or attending classes you will need to register. Follow the instructions for registering and then you will be allowed you to park in the appropriate lots.

Back to Menu
 

 

Enforcement and Parking

What happens if I get 7 citations in any 12 month period?
If any person or vehicle receives 7 or more citations in any 12 month period their parking and driving privileges will be revoked (they are banned), and they may be referred to the Honor Code for further disciplinary action.
Back to Menu

If I am banned or drive a banned vehicle on campus what will happen?
If a person or vehicle is banned from campus they are not allowed to drive or park on BYU streets, roads, or property.  Both the person and their vehicle are conidered "banned."  If a banned car or person is found on campus a $300 citation will be issued, and a boot may be placed on the car.  Habitual violators, who are banned, will be reported to the Honor Code for further disciplinary action.

Back to Menu

 

Where can I park on campus without registering?

Time stalls are available to anyone, and are strictly enforced. For those who are visitors to campus there are two visitor lots. One is by the Museum of Art and the other is south of the Law School.  If you have further questions please call (801) 422-3906.

Back to Menu

 

Who is classified as a visitor to campus?
A visitor is anyone except current employees, current students, and (for the purpose of visitor parking only) students' spouses. Former students (non-student for at least 12 months) or former employees and those enrolled only in Home Study courses are also considered visitors and may park in a visitor lot.

Back to Menu

 

Where does BYU get their authority to enforce parking rules and regulations?
Brigham Young University derives its authority to regulate campus traffic and parking from Section 41-6a-215 of the Utah Code.  Parking rules and regulations are the product of the University Traffic Committee.  This committee is comprised of full-time faculty, part-time faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, plus additional members selected from staff and administrative emloyees from various areas of the campus.  Their actions are reviewed and ratified by the Vice President of Student Life.

Back to Menu

 

Why does the University enforce parking rules and regulations?
University traffic and parking regulations are enacted to provide a safe and orderly environment for pedestrians and vehicles.  Traffic and parking regulations are published on the University Electronic Handbook and on the Parking Services website (parking.byu.edu)

Back to Menu

 

What does it mean to be "banned" from driving/parking on campus?
When a person or vehicle receives 7 or more citations, whether paid or unpaid , in a twelve month period, they lose the privilege of driving and parking on campus at any time, including weekends, holiday’s and Sunday’s. This is called being "banned."  Any vehicle identified as being banned, or being driven by a banned person will be issued a $300.00 citation and may be immobilized.

Back to Menu

 

What is a ticket scam?
A ticket scam is when a person places an old citation on a car attempting to make it appear they have already received a citation for the current day. Those found participating in this practice may receive an additional citation, and be fined up to $100. This type of action may be reported to the Honor Code Office for further discipline.

Back to Menu

 

Why are citations issued on Sunday?
Citations are given out on Sundays in an effort to keep emergency access to all the buildings available to the police, fire and emergency medical departments as well as maintenance, utility and food service functions. Citations are given for parking out of stall, parking within a coned off area, blocking a roadway, parked on a red curb, parked on a sidewalk or lawn, or violation of a space that is designated as disability or Service stall at the time of the violation. BYU parking registration is not required for Sunday parking.

Back to Menu

 

What is the difference between the yellow and white stall lines?
Stall lines for student and staff/faculty parking are different colors. Stalls for students are painted with white lines. Stalls for staff/faculty are painted with yellow lines.

Back to Menu

 

Can I park on a red curb to run a paper in to a professor?
Red curbs are placed in parking lots to prevent hazardous parking situations or to provide access to a building for emergency crews. Leaving a car unattended on a red curb creates a problem, even for one or two minutes.

Back to Menu

 

Where are disabled persons allowed to park?
A person who has a state issued disability permit or license plate may park in any disability stall, regular stall, or unlimited in a time stall that has a clock symbol on the designating sign. Parking on red curbs is prohibited.

Disability permits are not allowed in specialty stalls such as Official, Dean and Director, Nursery, Service, or department issued stalls.   Please check signs to ensure proper parking.

Back to Menu

 

Paying or Appealing a Parking Citation - parking.byu.edu
Where can I pay for a citation?
To pay a citation, log on to the "parking.byu.edu" website and select the "Online Citation Payment" link at the bottom of the page. You can pay in person by going to the Cashiers window in the ASB, or at the
Parking Services Office, 2120 JKB. You will need to have the original citation with you when you are paying the fine.

Back to Menu

 

How do I appeal a parking citation?
Appeal a citation online at "parking.byu.edu" and then select the "Appeal a Citation" link at the bottom of the page. Appeals are only accepted if made within 14 calendar days of the date that the citation was issued. Verbal appeals must be done in person (not by phone) at the Parking Services Office between the hours of 9am and 3pm. Mailed appeals must be postmarked within 14 calendar days of the citation issue date and must include: The citation, name and address of citation recipient, drivers license number and state or Social Security Number. If recipient is a student, the BYU ID Number is required. For further questions contact the Appeals Office at 422-7445.

Back to Menu

 

When should I appeal a citation?
As soon as possible but not later than 14 calendar days from the date of the citation. After 14 days your right to appeal is forfeited. Appeals should be for substantial reasons that are relevant to the citation.

Back to Menu

 

How do I find out if my appeal was accepted?
Online appeals will be handled as they are received and decisions will be returned by email to the address give by the appellant. In-Person appeals may be given a decision at the time you appear in person or by mail not later than 10 days from the day your appeal was received.

Back to Menu

 

Bicycles
Do I need to register my bicycle on campus?

Any bike that is ridden or parked on campus should be registered with a bike license. BYU accepts any Utah county city bike license.

Back to Menu

 

How can I get a Provo City Bicycle License?

GO TO:  https://police.byu.edu  Services/Bicycle registration

1-Complete form

2-Print Two copies

3-Bring the copies to the traffic office to receive your license

 

Can I register my bike with BYU online?

The Following information is required

The make, model, and serial number of the bicycle.

The different components on the bike such as handle bar style, amount of speeds, lock, wheel size, water bottle, etc…

The owner’s name, permanent address, and phone number.

GO TO:  https://police.byu.edu  Services/Bicycle registration

1-Complete form

2-Print Two copies

3-Bring the copies to the traffic office to receive your license

Why is registering my bike important ?
Registering your bike will help the police locate the owner if it turns up lost or stolen. If a bike is stolen the information received from the registration will help provide the investigating officer with a make, model, and serial number. If police can get enough information about the bike it can be listed on the national law enforcement computer network as stolen property.

Back to Menu

 

I cannot find my bike, what should I do?
If you can not find your bike call the BYU Parking Services Office at 422-3906. Be ready to explain where the bike was parked, and the style, color, etc… If the bike has been impounded by the BYU Police Department it can be retrieved at the Parking Services Office for a $20.00 fee. If the bike was stolen the Parking Services Office will transfer you to the Police Dispatch Center 422-2222 to file a stolen bike report. Please provide a make, model, serial number, estimated cost, and color.

Back to Menu

 

Why would my bike be impounded?
Bicycles are impounded when they are abandoned, parked outside of a bike rack, locked to trees, poles, railings, garbage cans, inside buildings, etc…. There are times that the BYU Parking Services Office must move bike racks due to emergency situations, and/or construction needs. If rack movement is necessary, the Parking Services Office will make every effort of contacting the owners before the bike locks are cut and the bikes are impounded. BYU IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOCK THAT IS CUT.

Back to Menu

 

Questions about Skateboards, Rollerblades, Razor Scooters and like devices

Where, on campus, is it okay to ride one of these devices?
BYU prohibits the use of these devices on all of its property. This includes housing areas and parking lots.

 

If I get stopped, what is going to happen to me?
Officers may give you a warning on a first offense but may also opt to issue a citation. Citations issued for this offense are handled by the Provo Circuit Court, NOT the BYU Parking Appeals Officer.