The University of West Georgia Parking Code has been adopted under the authority granted by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, Regulation 711.4.3. Parking Services may institute operational policies and procedures to effectively administer the Parking Code.
All faculty, staff and currently enrolled students who park on the University of West Georgia Carrollton campus are required to register with Parking Services. Failure to register a vehicle will result in a citation being issued.
All University of West Georgia Newnan students and students taking online classes that visit the Carrollton campus must have their vehicle registered and display a current University of West Georgia hangtag or follow the visitor parking code found in Section II-E.
A. Registration Procedure
Individuals must come by Parking Services in Row Hall to register their vehicle if they intend to park on campus. Failure to do so will result in ticketing for a non-registered vehicle.
The person registering a vehicle is responsible for all parking violations incurred by that vehicle and/or hangtag/decal regardless of who is operating the vehicle or to whom the vehicle is registered.
Motorized carts or motorized scooters below engine size of 50 cc. or similar vehicles may not be registered as a personal vehicle. Parking Services may grant, on a case-by-case basis, permission to register the use of a personal motorized cart for students and employees with mobility impairments.
B. After-Hours Registration
Individuals who cannot come to Parking Services during regular office hours (7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday) may go to the lobby of Mail Services (located on the main level of the University Community Center, UCC) to register for their hangtags. The building offers accessibility during the week. Registration forms are located in the UCC Mail Services lobby and must be filled out completely and placed in the lock box. The registration will be processed, and the hangtag will be mailed the following business day to the address on the application.
C. Student Registration
D. Employee Registration
E. Visitor Registration
Visitors should contact Parking Services, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., before or upon arrival to campus to register for a Visitor’s Parking Permit. After business hours, registration may be made via voicemail to the Parking Office at 678-839-6629, or via email addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. When using voicemail or email, individuals should provide vehicle information including make, model, and tag number as well as purpose of visit. Visitors are allowed to park in any area designated for faculty, staff, metered, or student parking. Visitors are not allowed to park in any area that is designated as a tow away zone, reserved, restricted, red, or yellow curbs. If a citation is received, the visitor should follow the instructions printed on the citation. If possible, visitors should bring the citation to Parking Services the same day the citation was issued. If this is not possible, please either email or call Parking Services for instructions.
Visitors with disabilities should contact Parking Services, Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., before or upon arrival to campus to register for a Visitor’s Parking Permit. After business hours, registration may be made via voicemail to the Parking Office at 678-839-6629, or via email addressed to email@example.com.
When using voicemail or email, individuals should provide vehicle information including make, model, and tag number as well as purpose of visit.
Visitors with disabilities are allowed to park in handicap spaces, as well as any area designated for faculty, staff, student, and metered parking. Visitors are not allowed to park in any area that is designated as tow away zone, reserved, restricted, red, or yellow curbs. If a citation is received, the visitor should follow the instructions printed on the citation.
F. Persons with Disabilities
Under Official Code of Georgia section 40-6-226, it is illegal to obtain, alter, or utilize a State-issued Disabled Permit for fraudulent purposes. Violators’ vehicles will be cited and towed.
Persons with either permanent or temporary disabilities must obtain a Handicap Parking Permit from Parking Services if they intend to park in handicap spaces on campus. Persons with disabilities are allowed to park in student or faculty/staff spaces if handicap spaces are filled. Parking in service vehicle spaces, reserved spaces, metered spaces (without paying) or in any areas that are restricted by UWG signage or state law is not allowed.
While parked on campus, a current UWG Disabled Parking Permit, as well as any State-issued Disabled Permit, or State-issued Disabled license plate must be displayed in addition to the faculty/staff/student hangtag/decal.
G. Temporary Parking Permits
If a vehicle that is normally driven to campus is unavailable, the hangtag/decal should be removed and properly displayed in the temporary vehicle. Should the student, faculty, or staff employee fail to transfer the hangtag/decal, s/he should call Parking Services at 678-839-6629 before or upon arrival to campus and advise the staff that the vehicle will be on campus without a hangtag/decal. After business hours, call 678-839-6629 and follow instructions on the Parking Services voice mail, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals must include ID number (917) and all vehicle information including make, model, and tag number. Citations for non-registered vehicles parked in their correct zone after-hours will be excused if a message is left or email is received by Parking Services prior to the issuance of the citation.
Students, Faculty, Staff, and Visitors must abide by the parking regulations at all times when on the campus of the University of West Georgia.
A. UWG Definitions
Motor vehicles in violation of Article B, 1-6 below of the Parking Code may be impounded at the owner’s expense. The vehicle operator/owner is responsible for any wrecker fees and, if applicable, any storage fees except where noted.
A. A release form must be obtained in order to regain possession of an impounded vehicle. The form may be obtained from Parking Services from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday, or the University Police (678-839-6000) from 5 p.m. until 7:30 a.m., Monday–Thursday, and from 5 p.m. Friday through 7:30 a.m. Monday, and during university holidays.
B. Vehicles may be impounded for any of the following reasons:
A. The following curb/surface color scheme, and/or appropriate signs, shall designate parking on campus. In the event of a conflict between a sign and a curb color, the sign will always take precedence.
B. Faculty/Staff parking is in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (unless otherwise designated by signage or gate controls) on class days and during final examination periods. This is to include fee payment, pre-registration, registration, and drop/add days. Faculty/Staff parking becomes open parking for students between the hours of 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.; with the exception of parking reserved 24/7, such as reserved for Deans or those areas marked by signage or gates.
C. Student-Zoned parking is in effect 24/7.
A. Time Limit
All appeals must be made within ten (10) business days of the date of the citation. Failure to do so in the specified time may result in the automatic forfeiture of the right to appeal the parking citation.
B. Appeals Procedure
C. Appeal Judge
D. Parking Appeals Committee
Per University registration policy, students must clear all holds (including parking) and pay all fees before registering.
All student citations issued on or after January 1, 2012 must be paid (cash or check) in the Bursar’s Office located on the first floor of Aycock Hall. UWG students can also pay citations through their Banweb account with debit or credit card. Holds are placed on University of West Georgia student accounts until paid in full or citation(s) are resolved. Hours of operation and payment information can be found on the Bursar’s Office website at http://www.westga.edu/bursar/.
Please note: All citations issued before January 1, 2012 must be paid in the Parking Services office located in Row Hall.
A. The schedule of fines and payments is as follows:
If you have any questions or need additional information, call Parking Services at 678-839-6629 or visit our website at http://westga.edu/parking.