(a) A vehicle which is parked in a manner which endangers or potentially endangers members of the university community or their property, state property, and prevents a person having a valid permit from parking in their designated parking area, will be impounded on the first violation.
(b) Upon receiving two unpaid parking citations outstanding for more than seventy-two hours, a vehicle is subject to impound.
(c) A student with unpaid parking citations may not receive his or her class registration and/or transcript until citations are paid.
(d) Parking permits will not be issued until all outstanding citations and fees are paid.
(e) After identifying the registered owner of any vehicle without a parking permit or a permit number which has one or more unpaid citations, parking services will contact the owner in writing that payment is required. If payment for outstanding citations is not made by the date required, the matter will be referred to the appropriate collection agent and/or civil court for resolution.
(f) The permit holder and registered owner(s) of a vehicle which is involved in a violation of the university's parking regulations are jointly and severally responsible for the violation.
(g) Enforcement measures are cumulative; using one or more enforcement measures will not prohibit the use of additional measures.
(2) When regulations are in effect.
(a) Except as stated in (b) and (c) of this subsection, parking regulations are subject to enforcement throughout the calendar year but will not be enforced on official university holidays unless otherwise posted. For purposes of this section, intersession is not considered a university holiday.
(b) A vehicle which is parked in a manner which endangers or potentially endangers members of the university or their property or state property will be impounded on the first violation regardless of when the violation occurs.
(c) Intersession regulations will be determined and published by the public safety director as required.
(d) All lots have restrictions, which are posted on regulatory signs at lot entrances.
(e) Should there be a conflict between these regulations, parking maps, and on-site posted signs regarding parking information and instructions, the on-site sign takes precedence.
(3) Citations. A vehicle which is in violation of the university's parking regulations will be issued a citation.
(4) Continued violations. A vehicle which remains in violation of any regulation may receive additional citations for every four hours of the violation.
(5) Impoundment by towing or wheel lock:
(a) All violators are subject to having their vehicles impounded through the use of towing or the wheel lock device at their own risk and expense.
(b) Any vehicle may be towed away if the vehicle:
(i) Has been immobilized by wheel lock for more than twenty-four hours; or
(ii) Is parked in such a manner as to endanger the university community; or
(iii) Is parked in a fire lane blocking traffic or other posted tow-away zone; or
(iv) Is parked so as to deprive a permit holder of space in his/her assigned lot, reserved space, or disability space without a proper permit; or
(v) Is left under circumstances which indicate it has been abandoned; or
(vi) Is found displaying a forged, reported lost or stolen permit; or
(vii) Cannot be impounded with the wheel lock device; or
(viii) When a university police officer has probable cause to believe the vehicle is stolen; or
(ix) When a university police officer has probable cause to believe that the vehicle contains or constitutes evidence of a crime, and in the police officer's judgment impoundment is necessary to obtain or preserve such evidence; or
(x) When a driver is arrested and/or deprived of the right to leave with the driver's vehicle, and the university police are responsible for the "safekeeping" of the vehicle; or
(xi) Is parked at any time on campus when parking privileges have been revoked.
(c) Any vehicle may be immobilized by use of a wheel lock device if the vehicle:
(i) Has an accumulation of two or more unpaid parking tickets (the second of which has been outstanding for more than seventy-two hours); or
(ii) Is parked at any time on campus when parking privileges have been revoked.
(d) The operator/owner of the impounded vehicle must pay all outstanding citations at parking services (or university public safety department when parking services is closed) and complete the required paperwork before a vehicle release is authorized.
(e) A fee will be assessed on vehicles immobilized by the wheel lock device.
(f) Any vehicle which remains immobilized by wheel lock for more than twenty-four hours in an area where towing is not practical or possible will be assessed a fee for each day or portion thereof over the twenty-four hours.
(g) An impound fee is charged if the driver of the tow truck or the wheel lock operator has performed any labor prior to the vehicle operator/owner returning to the vehicle before the impoundment is completed.
(h) An impounded vehicle shall be released to the operator/owner of the vehicle when:
(i) Positive identification and proof of ownership of the vehicle is provided;
(ii) All unpaid fines against the impounded vehicle or any other vehicle registered to the violator are paid at parking services (or university public safety department when parking services is closed);
(iii) A wheel lock fee is paid; and/or
(iv) All towing and storage fees are paid.
(i) The operator/owner of the towed vehicle must present an authorized release form to the towing company and pay all towing charges including any storage fees incurred.
(j) The university assumes no responsibility for damages which may result from use of the wheel lock device, towing, storage, or attempts to move a vehicle with a wheel lock device installed.
(k) A person wishing to challenge the validity of the impound or any fines or fees imposed under these rules may appeal through the process provided in this chapter. However, in order to secure release of the vehicle, the driver or owner must pay the amount of fines and/or fees as a bond which will be refunded to the extent the appeal is approved.
(6) It is prohibited to park and citations may be issued to vehicles:
(a) Without a valid permit;
(b) Double parked;
(c) In reserved spaces without a proper permit;
(d) In no parking areas;
(e) In a disability space without a proper permit;
(f) In fire lanes, service roads, fire exits or within fifteen feet of a fire hydrant;
(g) In loading zones exceeding the time limit;
(h) In service entrances, construction sites, spaces reserved for maintenance vehicles, disability access areas, dumpster access;
(i) On lawns, sidewalks, walk zones, crosswalks, parking lot driveways, straddling painted lines or buttons, or angle parking where prohibited;
(j) Exceeding time in loading zones or metered spaces;
(k) In areas where a permit is not valid;
(l) Over or adjacent to yellow lines or curbs;
(m) Against the flow of traffic;
(n) In areas or spaces closed by barricades or other control devices.
(7) Payment of fine is due upon receipt of citation.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120
(12) and 28B.10.560. WSR 10-15-021, § 516-12-470, filed 7/9/10, effective 8/9/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120
(12). WSR 02-07-045, § 516-12-470, filed 3/14/02, effective 4/14/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120
. WSR 97-17-052, § 516-12-470, filed 8/15/97, effective 9/15/97; WSR 96-14-006, § 516-12-470, filed 6/20/96, effective 7/21/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120
(12). WSR 95-09-047, § 516-12-470, filed 4/17/95, effective 5/18/95; WSR 90-17-032, § 516-12-470, filed 8/9/90, effective 9/9/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120
(11). WSR 87-18-001 (Resolution No. 6-04-87), § 516-12-470, filed 8/20/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.560
. WSR 85-14-098 (Resolution No. 85-05), § 516-12-470, filed 7/2/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120
(11). WSR 83-14-014 (Order 6-02-83, Motion No. 6-02-83), § 516-12-470, filed 6/28/83, effective 9/19/83.]