Tips to help you manage parking at UNF

Parking & Transportation Services has developed a list of tips to help manage some of your parking issues.

 

Tips for everyone

Before you buy a parking permit

 

Allow more time or plan to park in the outer lots during peak times: Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and all day Tuesday and Thursday.

 

It takes less time to find a space in Lot 18 or 53 and ride the Shuttle to the center of campus than circling the inner lots and garages where parking is congested. Try parking in Lot 18 or 53, and save time.

 

Lot 18 is accessible from either St. Johns Bluff or Beach Boulevard via Central Parkway. Lot 18 is north of Eco Road from UNF Drive.

  

After you buy a parking permit

 

If you get a ticket Tuesday, 14 calendar days is the second Monday, not the second Tuesday. Don’t get caught being a day late with your payment.

 

If your parking permit is stolen, you can get a new one by filing a police report and bringing a copy to Parking & Transportation Services. 

 

Temporary disability parking permits can be issued from Parking & Transportation Services for a maximum of 30 days. The treating physician must request this service in written format. 

 

If your primary car is in the shop, you can get a temporary permit for your second car or loaner from Parking & Transportation Services.

 

If you have a decal and your windshield gets broken (or if you sell your car), bring the decal or the pieces of it to Parking & Transportation Services and get a the same category replacement parking permit for free. 

 

Tips just for students

Before you buy a parking permit

Parking permits are sold on a "first come, first served" basis. Buy your permit as soon as permits go on sale and you have registered for classes.  Don’t wait, because some of the more desirable permits have set sales limits and will sell out.

 

If possible, schedule your classes away from the peak times: Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and all day on Tuesday and Thursday. 

 

If you are desiring to use Financial Aid to cover the cost of your parking permit, you will need to take the funds from your account and purchase directly from Parking and Transportation Services.  Funds for payment using Financial Aid can not be directly transferred to Parking and Transportation Services. 

 

Save some $$. If you are a commuter student, Lot 14/18/53 permits are less expensive than the other permit categories.

 

After you buy a parking permit

Make sure that your parking permit is adhered to the exterior glass of the vehicle. It is recommended to affix the sticker on the exterior of the driver's side rear window or on the driver's side rear bumper so that it is completely visible from the outside.

 

You now have the option of purchasing a second parking permit of a lesser category than your first permit, for your second vehicle. All second permit sales are completed over the counter at Parking and Transportation Services.

 

Tips just for faculty and staff

Before you buy

 

The preferred payment method is by using the 24-payment payroll deduction. This is pre-taxed and allows for any changes to the account, such as upgrades and permit returns, to be much easier. 

 

Faculty/Staff permit allows the priority to all Faculty/Staff spaces, located on the first floor of the garages and other premium spaces that are marked with orange wheel stops. Both of these categories have annual permits only. There are no term permits available.  

After you buy

If you are a 9-month faculty or staff employee using the 24-payment plan for your parking permit, be sure to turn it in at the end of the year and stop your payments.

 

You now have the option of purchasing a second parking permit of a lesser category than your first permit, for your second vehicle. All second permit sales are completed over the counter at Parking and Transportation Services.

 

 

Tips just for visitors

Before you buy

A parking permit is not required Saturdays or Sundays unless there is a special event on campus. Special event signs will be highly visible when entering campus and will inform you if payment is required. 

 

Even if you bought a ticket to the Fine Arts Center or for an Athletics event, you still need to purchase a $3 Premium Daily Permit from the Information Booths Monday through Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

If you are just dropping off a child at one of the camp (up to 30 minutes before the start of camp) designated drop off locations or picking up (up to one hour after the camp is finished) at the designated location, you don’t need to purchase a Daily Permit.  Please contact the camp administration for more information about the drop off and pickup locations. If you are going to leave your vehicle and will be gone outside of the times noted above, then you will need to purchase a $3 Premium Daily Permit from the Information Booths Monday through Friday. 

After you buy

Visitors to campus must abide by the UNF rules and regulations or risk getting a citation. If you receive a parking citation, you have the option to make payment (must be paid within 14 calendar days to avoid receiving an additional $10 late fee) or you may appeal the citation by either going in person to Parking and Transportation Services Building. 52 (Office hours are Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or by submitting on line by going to www.unf.edu/parking/Ticket_Appeals.aspx  

Parking Tips

Have a tip you want to share? Contact Parking Services at (904) 620-2815.

 

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