How to Contest a BYU Parking Ticket

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Dispute a BYU Parking Ticket

Did you know that Brigham Young University (BYU) can withhold your transcript and put a halt to your registration if you fail to do anything about a parking ticket issued to you? Learn how helps thousands of university students contest their parking tickets for free.

About Brigham Young University

Every year BYU receives thousands of students who are attracted to elements of the university’s dynamic multilingual culture, religious lifestyle, athletic record, and vibrant alumni spirit. Home of the Cougars and a prestigious alma-mater to one of Utah’s current senators Mitt Romney, BYU is highly sought after for its subsidized tuition rates. There are lots of things to learn about BYU and this piece will be focusing on driving and parking around BYU, and how you can stay ticket-free all through your years at BYU!

Understanding Parking in BYU

Having many students comes with the need to organize the school’s limited space to ease traffic and accommodate all students, staff, and visitors on campus. As a general rule, here are some of the things you should know when looking to park within BYU’s premises.

Where to park

BYU issues tickets according to alphabet tags and allots them to park lots identified by their numbered tag. See the table below:

AThe bearer is either a full-time or part-time employee of the university
BThe tag is valid for residents of Heritage hall.
CThe tag is meant for residents of Helaman hall.
G AThe owner of the tag is a high-ranking church official within the campus
OThe owner is either a school official or an official for the church of the Latter-Day Saints (LDS).
PCThe bearer is a member of the BYU council of presidents
UThey give access to BYU’s free parking lot
YThe tag is for students of BYU who live outside the campus premises.
YMThe tag is issued to all residents of Wymount.

There are a total of 19 officially monitored lots around the school area. See the table below to find out which lots are designated for which parking passes.

Parking permitParking timeApplicable parking lot
A, OWeekdays, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM1, 3, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 35, 38
A, OWeekdays, 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM2
A, OAll-day, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM7
A, OWeekdays, 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM4
A, OWeekdays, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PMAll lots labeled A
A, G, OWeekdays, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PMAll lots labeled G
A, C, OWeekdays, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PMAll lots labeled C
A, G, Y, U, OWeekdays, 7:00 AM to 3:00 PMAll lots labeled U
A, G, Y, OWeekdays, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PMAll lots labeled Y
Pay at parkWeekdays, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PMVisitor lot 26
Pay at parkWeekdays, 7:30 AM to 7:00 PMVisitor lot 2

How to get a permit

BYU issues all permits from its website. The only exception is one-time visitors who may use metered lots or pay at the attendant booth at the lot. The process to apply for a permit involves:

  • Logging in to the parking registration link
  • Filling out the necessary details which typically includes your vehicle registration, student profile details, and the class of ticket that you wish to purchase.
  • Choosing a date for the collection of your tag.

Permits are normally free for motorcyclists, people only seeking to use the U lot, those who commute using bicycles, and non-student employees. Other students are required to pay an annual of $60. Vendors operating within the premises also pay $10 as an annual fee.

Rules regarding parking around BYU

The rules and regulations regarding parking in BYU are adopted from both the state and city council traffic laws of Utah and Provo. Here are some important ones:

  1. Never attempt to clone a pass or alter or tamper with it. You could get yourself a $200 fine.
  2. Never park in an official stall usually marked 'official' or 'x'.
  3. Parking at night, through the hours of 1:00 AM to 6:00 AM, is prohibited.
  4. Never park or drive on a sidewalk. You could get a $50 fine for it.
  5. Never park outside the markings of the designated section.
  6. The campus premise is not a place to park abandoned vehicles or display them for sale. Your vehicle could get towed.
  7. Any unregistered vehicle is prohibited on campus.

Paying for a BYU Infraction

If you want to forego the option of appealing, you can go ahead and pay the fine. BYU only gives a 7-day window from the time the ticket was issued to pay your fine. You have the option of paying:

  • Online at the BYU transport website
  • In-person at the cashier's office, which is open weekdays between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Through mail to the address of the parking department at Parking Services Office, 2120 JKB, Provo, UT 84602

Appealing BYU Tickets With DoNotPay

You can appeal your BYU parking ticket with DoNotPay! Here are the steps to successfully contest your parking ticket fast:

  1. Log-in to and go to the Parking Ticket product
  2. Enter the state you received your ticket in
  3. Upload a photo of your ticket
  4. Select a reason why the ticket should be dismissed
  5. Have DoNotPay mail the appeal or send it in yourself

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