Parking Regulations

4.1 Permit Requirement - Vehicles must be parked in marked spaces. Vehicles must properly display a current permit for the appropriate area in which the vehicle is parked from 7:00 AM through 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday, excluding University Holidays.

After Hours and Weekends - No residential student parking is allowed in lots with gates down or broken, unless designated for residential student parking. Please refer to specific lots for information on after hours and weekend access.

4.1.2 Complimentary Parking on Holidays - All garages and surface lots will be open for complimentary parking from midnight to midnight on the following holidays:
a. Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016
c. New Year's Day, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017

4.2 Parking Enforcement  - Duke University Parking and Transportation Services enforces parking regulations.

4.2.1 Summer Parking Enforcement - During the summer, permit restrictions may be adjusted in many locations due to availability and need. Summer permit enforcement is in effect the first Monday following graduation through August 15 of each year as follows:
a. Gated Zones/Lots:
Blue Zone - Any current Duke permit is valid.
However, the IM lot in the Blue Zone restricts access to appropriate permit holders.
b. Non-gated Zones/Lots:
East Employee Zone (excluding the Crowell lot) - Any current Duke permit is valid.
c. All other lots and garages are enforced for required permits year-round.

4.3 Reserved Parking Spaces - Parking is enforced 24 hours, seven days a week, including University Holidays.  At all times the appropriate permit for the reserved space/area/lot must be displayed on the vehicle. Vehicles parked in reserved spaces without the proper permit will be towed at the owner's expense.

4.4 Lots/Areas Reserved for Events
- All vehicles must be removed from lots/areas when designated as reserved for events before the posted time.  Vehicles in violation will be cited and towed at the owner’s expense.

4.5 Service Spaces - Parking is enforced 24 hours, seven days a week, including University Holidays.  The appropriate permit for the service space/area/lot must be displayed on the vehicle at all times. Vehicles parked in service spaces without the proper permit may be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense.


4.6 Loading Areas – Loading zones and docks are enforced 24 hours, seven days a week, including University Holidays.  Blocking a loading dock creates a safety hazard.
 
4.7. Visitor Parking
- Visitor Parking permits are required on all vehicles parked on campus by individuals not affiliated with Duke.  Faculty, staff, and students associated with Duke University or the Medical Center/Health System are not considered visitors.  Individuals who use the resources of Duke on a regular basis (more than twice weekly) are not considered visitors. PTS will sell Daily Visitor permits to departments for distribution to their guests. Official Duke visitors may use any of the designated visitor pay lots or meters, or they may purchase a parking permit at the PTS for use in designated areas. No vehicles may be left unattended in patient drop off areas.
 
4.7.1 Multiple visitors will not be allowed into gated lots without prior approval from PTS.  Visitors in groups of more than 15 will be handled by the Special Events section of PTS.  Departments with frequent visitors may require a Reserved Visitor space.  Requests for such spaces should be made to PTS.

4.7.2 Daily visitor permits for pay lots or meters are $7/day for eligible visitors. 

4.7.3 Department permits for campus "Reserved" or shared visitor spaces are $7/day.

4.7.4 Departments and agencies will not be allowed to design, produce or issue parking permits not approved by PTS.  The display of unauthorized permits will result in a fine.

4.8 Inoperable or Raised Gates
- If a gate is raised during the time when enforcement is normally in effect, permit(s) required for that area will continue to be enforced.

4.9 Designated Visitor Parking Spaces - Employees and students are not allowed to park in designated visitor spaces.

4.10 Hourly Pay Lots  - Hourly pay lots controlled by pay stations will be enforced from 7:00 AM through 11:00 PM, Monday through Friday, exclusive of University Holidays, unless otherwise posted.

4.11 Metered Spaces - Metered spaces will be enforced from 7:00 AM through 11:00 PM, Monday through Friday, exclusive of University Holidays, unless otherwise posted. In the event that the lot is being used for a special event, a sign will be posted informing drivers of the time that cars must be removed.


4.11.1 Everyone who uses a pay lot or metered space during the regulated hours must pay to park or display a valid pay lot visitor permit.

4.11.2 Individuals with handicapped placards must pay to park in garages, pay lots and at metered spaces if the metered space is designated accessible.

4.11.3 Inoperable meters or pay stations must be reported to PTS immediately at (919) 684-PARK.  Knowingly parking at an inoperable meter or pay station is a violation.

4.11.4 Vehicles may not park overnight in PGIV (Science Drive at Bryan Center).

4.12 All Zones Areas - Any valid Duke permit may be used at Asbury Church on East Campus except when the lot is being used for church activities.

4.13 Blue Zone Parking Exceptions
 - Vehicles permitted to park in the Blue Zone must be removed by midnight of the evening prior to home football events.

4.14 Eligibility and Exceptions - PTS may designate lots to serve specific groups as necessary to fully utilize parking resources.

4.15 Encroachment - No vehicle shall be parked in a manner that causes it to occupy any portion of two or more parking spaces simultaneously.

4.16 No Parking Area and Improper Uses of Parking Spaces 
a. No parking will be permitted on sidewalks, walkways, landscapes, and travel lanes or over pedestrian crosswalks.
b. Blocking dumpsters and unauthorized parking at loading docks and service spaces is not permitted.
c. Parking in a fire lane, fire access area, or obstructing fire and rescue access is not permitted.
d. Parking spaces on campus may not be used to post the sale of a vehicle, wash vehicles or store vehicles unless authorized by PTS.
e. Vehicles may only use one parking space at a time.  No trailers may be attached to a vehicle while it is parked on campus.
f. Storage units, trailers, jet skis or boats may not be placed in parking spaces without the prior consent of PTS.
g. No space may be blocked, reserved, or closed to access without the consent of PTS.
h. No spaces may be signed or designated for a particular use or user without the consent of PTS.
i. Access to a gated parking lot or facility may be made only by use of a swipe or proximity card or permit activated by PTS for use by the designated individual or vehicle for access to the specific lot or facility. Any vehicle entering a gated parking lot or facility by any other means is subject to ticket and tow.

4.17 Prohibited Use of PTS Facilities Without Prior Authorization from PTS

4.17.1 Using campus parking facilities for any purpose other than  for what they are intended, for mass distribution or posting of information in the form of flyers, or anything else put on vehicles parked on campus.

4.17.2 Advertising any article, commodity, service or event.

4.17.3 Selling or offering for sale any article, commodity, or service except by those persons, firms or corporations who are official selling agencies of the University.

4.17.4 Use of campus parking areas for any purpose other than normal academic or administrative activities.
a. There will be a rental fee charge based on size of lot, length of use, and location.
b. There will be a fee assessed for any labor and/or materials provided by PTS.
c. There will be a fee assessed for any work required to return a lot to its condition prior to rental.

4.17.5 Overnight or extended parking of campers, vans, buses, etc., utilized as living and sleeping quarters within campus boundaries, is not permitted unless approved by Parking and Transportation Services.

4.18 Abandoned Vehicles  - Any vehicle that has been parked illegally for more than seven calendar days or which is legally parked but determined to be "derelict" under North Carolina General Statue 20-137.7 will be removed.

4.19 Blocking Vehicles/Disabled Vehicles


4.19.1 Inoperable/disabled vehicles must be reported immediately to Duke Police (919 684-2444) and removed within 48 hours of the notification.

4.19.2 Inoperable/disabled vehicles left standing in driveways, driving lanes, tow lanes, blocking vehicles, or other no parking areas are subject to being towed and fined. 

4.19.3 It is advised that the owner/driver of the inoperable/disabled vehicle move the car to the nearest unreserved, designated parking space and obtain the proper permit from PTS immediately thereafter.

4.20 Towing Regulations

4.20.1 Vehicles found in violation of the following may be towed from campus to a designated storage facility:
a. Unauthorized parking in a space designated as 24 HOUR TOWING.
b. Unauthorized parking in a handicapped space.
c. Parking in a no parking area, landscape, or sidewalk.
d. Repeat offenders parked illegally. Repeat offenders will be defined as those who have received 10 or more citations (paid or unpaid) during a six month period.
e. Abandoned vehicles.
f. Unauthorized parking in a reserved space and/or lot.
g. A vehicle that has had an immobilization device placed on it and remains unclaimed by 9:00 PM Monday through Friday.
h. In addition to any fine assessed, the owner of a towed vehicle is responsible for payment of any towing and/or storage fee charge for such towing.  All towing fees incurred and any outstanding citations
must be paid in full before a vehicle can be released.
j. Vehicles are released from towing 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, exclusive of holidays.

4.21 Vehicle Immobilization (Booting)
a. Any vehicle parked in violation with 4 or more unpaid citations may be immobilized by use of a wheel boot.
b. Wheel boots must be removed by Duke Police following payment of the boot removal fee and all other outstanding fines to PTS.
c. The owner or custodian of a booted vehicle may petition the immobilization. Submitting an appeal is not a substitute for payment of the immobilization fee.
d. Vehicles that remain immobilized after 9:00 PM nightly will be towed to a designated storage facility. The owner or custodian of the vehicle will be responsible for any towing fees, applicable storage fees, and accumulated fines.
e. Vehicles are released from immobilization by contacting Duke Police (919 684-2444) .

4.22 Suspension of Parking Privileges - Individuals may have their parking privileges suspended for repeated acts of parking violations.