These regulations are subject to change. Please refer to the parking website for the
most up to date parking information atwww.apsu.edu/parking.
The purpose of these regulations is to facilitate the safe and orderly operation of
Austin Peay State University (“The University”) business and to provide parking facilities
for this operation within the limits of available space.
The Office of Public Safety is responsible for implementation and enforcement of these
Any person operating a motor vehicle on the University campus is required to obey
these regulations as a condition to parking or operating the vehicle on the campus.
The responsibility for locating a legal parking space rests with the operator of the
motor vehicle. Lack of space will not be considered a valid excuse for violating any
The University shall have no responsibility for loss or damage to any vehicle or its
contents operated or parked on the APSU or on lots leased by APSU.
All motor vehicles parked on APSU property between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or on lots
leased by APSU must be registered with APSU. Housing lots are enforced twenty- four
(24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week.
All vehicles must be registered in the parking portal which can be found at www.apsu.t2hosted.com.
Parking registration must be renewed at the beginning of each fall semester so long
as the registrant remains a student or APSU employee.
Persons are entitled to one (1) category of parking registration at a time. Persons
will be identified by their primary affiliation with APSU. Graduate assistants and
part-time student workers are eligible for student registration only.
Only persons who are neither students, nor faculty/staff are entitled to register
for visitor parking.
ADA Accessible Parking: Persons utilizing ADA spaces on campus must have a placard issued by any state. Students,
faculty, and staff who have a state-issued placard must be registered with APSU Parking
Services. APSU Parking checks to ensure the state-issued placard is issued to the
registrant. Registered vehicles or holders are authorized to park in any parking space
on campus, except those spaces specifically reserved with a sign (example: Electric
Vehicle Charging). Valid state-issued placards for ADA Accessible parking spaces must
be displayed twenty- four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week.
All persons operating a motor vehicle on APSU property or in the campus area, which
includes City streets running through APSU property, must be properly licensed operators.
Pedestrians have the right-of-way at established pedestrian crossings, except where
regulated by traffic control lights or police officers.
The maximum speed limit on the APSU campus and city streets are clearly marked. Streets
interior to APSU campus are limited to twenty (20) mph. However, motor vehicles may
not be operated at any speed which is excessive for the conditions which may exist
as a result of weather, traffic congestion, pedestrians, etc.
Traffic control signs, devices, and directions of police officers must be obeyed.
All persons operating motor vehicles are responsible for maintaining control of the
vehicle, safe operation, and observance of traffic control signs, barriers and devices.
Operating a motor vehicle in any area other than a street or a roadway intended for
motor vehicles is prohibited.
All accidents must be reported to APSU Police immediately (931-221-7786). All motor
vehicle break-ins or incidents should also be reported immediately.
APSU may tow without advance notice those motor vehicles parked in a fire lane, designated
ADA accessible parking space, spaces reserved for designated vehicles or in such a
manner as to impede the flow of traffic or to disrupt the orderly affairs of APSU.
If a motor vehicle has unpaid parking citations APSU may impound/tow the vehicle,
if advance notice and opportunity to contest have been given. Windshield notices and/or other
methods of notification will be used to provide the operator of the vehicle with advance
notice of APSU’s intent to tow and the operator’s right to a hearing.
The Office of Public Safety and Campus Police are tasked with enforcement of the parking
regulations. The Director/Chief of Police is authorized to selectively enforce or
not enforce certain regulations and parking categories based on special events and
circumstances that require special accommodations.
A motor vehicle parked in a manner which blocks a fire zone, emergency exit, flow
of traffic, designated ADA accessible parking space, spaces reserved for designated
vehicles, or otherwise poses a danger or disrupts the orderly affairs of APSU may
be impounded, immobilized, or towed.
A motor vehicle which has accumulated one hundred dollars ($100.00) or more in unpaid
citations may be immobilized or towed.
Parked in Visitor, maintenance, or emergency vehicle space: $35.00
Parked in ADA Accessible Space: $200.00 – The fine for this parking violation is set by State law, T.C.A. §55-21-108.
As of July 1, 2008, the fine was set at $200.00. The fine imposed under these regulations
will increase or decrease automatically when increased or decreased by State law.
Boot Removal Fee: $75.00 for first boot in an academic year. $125.00 for subsequent boots in an academic
All other parking violations: $25.00
All moving violations when written as an APSU citation: $35.00
Students who fail to pay violation fines or penalties will not be permitted to register
for course work, to continue as a student, to receive credit, to receive a degree,
or to obtain a transcript until the fines or penalties are paid.
Repeated violations of parking regulations will be grounds for towing away, impoundment
or immobilization in accordance with regulations under enforcement.
Students who persist in violating these regulations or commit a single violation under
extreme circumstances will be referred to the Dean of Students’ office for disciplinary
action which may lead to suspension or dismissal from APSU.
Once a motor vehicle or owner has accumulated one hundred dollars ($100) of unpaid
fines, his or her motor vehicle, if found parked upon APSU property or lots leased
by APSU, will be immobilized or towed in accordance with regulations under 0240-05-01-.06
Any individual (student, faculty or staff) with outstanding citations will not be
allowed to register a motor vehicle or purchase a parking permit until indebtedness
Repeated violations may result in the loss of parking privileges.
On special occasions, for example: athletic events, concerts, graduation exercises,
etc., and in emergencies, parking and traffic limitation may be imposed by the Office
of Public Safety and Campus Police as required by the conditions which prevail.
Students and staff members must not endanger their safety or constitute an unreasonable
impediment to lawful vehicular traffic by crossing streets at other than authorized
lanes or by willfully walking or congregating in the streets.
Violations of these regulations will be cited through appropriate channels for disciplinary