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Washington Administrative Code

Title 478 WAC – University of Washington


Chapter 478–118 WAC: Parking and Traffic Rules of the University of Washington, Tacoma

WAC 478–118–050: Permits required for vehicles on campus.


Except as provided in WAC 478-118-055, no person shall park or leave any vehicle (other than bicycles), whether attended or unattended, upon the campus unless the person first purchases a permit from the university or from the operator of the parking lot in which the vehicle is parked. Permission to park on campus will be shown by display of a valid permit, or (if a parking lot does not issue permits) by payment of the fee for parking.

(1) A valid permit is:

  (a) A current vehicle permit displayed in accordance with WAC 478-118-100. Vehicle permits are valid until revoked;

  (b) A temporary permit authorized by the university and displayed in accordance with instructions. Temporary permits are valid through the date or time on the permit;

  (c) A parking permit issued by a gate attendant and displayed on the vehicle in accordance with instructions; or

  (d) A parking permit dispensed by machine at the campus and displayed in accordance with instructions.

(2) Parking permits are not transferable, except as provided in WAC 478-118-060 and 478-118-080.

(3) The university reserves the right to refuse to issue parking permits.

(4) This section does not apply to vehicles that the university owns or operates.

(5) The university may allow persons without permits to drive through the campus without parking.

(6) A public safety officer may require visitors to wait at the entrances to the campus when pedestrian or vehicular traffic congestion is above normal.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.560 and 28B.20.130. 05-08-017, § 478-118-050, filed 3/28/05, effective 4/28/05; 02-15-174, § 478-118-050, filed 7/24/02, effective 8/24/02.]