The words and phrases defined in this section have the meaning indicated when used in this Ordinance, unless the context clearly requires another meaning:

  1. “Bicycle” means every device propelled by human power upon which any person may ride, and supported by either two tandem or three wheels, one of which is sixteen inches or more in diameter. “Abandoned bicycles” are those which have not been moved from the same location for a period of two weeks or longer.
  2. “Booting” means to immobilize a Vehicle through the use of a device designed to be attached to the rear tire or wheel to render the Vehicle inoperable.
  3. “Campus” means all property that (i) is owned or leased in whole or in part by The State of North Carolina and (ii) is subject to the general oversight of the Board of Trustees of the University excepting and excluding:
    1. property leased to another not located within one of the areas set out in Parking Zones;
    2. the University Lake watershed; and
    3. property held for use as an official residence for administrative officers of the University.
  4. “Chancellor” means the Chancellor of the University.
  5. “Electric Two-Wheeled Vehicle” means any Motorized Two-Wheeled Vehicle that is propelled by means of a battery powered motor, including, without limitation, Segways.
  6. “Electric Vehicle” means any Vehicle that is propelled, partially or exclusively, by means of a battery powered motor.
  7. “Internal Combustion Two-Wheeled Vehicle” means any Motorized Two-Wheeled Vehicle that is propelled by means of an internal combustion motor, including, without limitation, motorcycles, mopeds, motorbikes, and scooters.
  8. “Main Campus” means the portion of the Campus where the Old Well is located and all other portions of Campus contiguous thereto by University ownership or lease that are north of Fordham Blvd. For purposes of illustration, this definition is intended to include the portions of Campus commonly referred to as “North Campus” and “South Campus,” and exclude (without limitation) the portions of Campus commonly referred to as “Carolina North,” the “Mason Farm Property,” and “University Lake.”
  9. “Motorcycle” means any Motorized Two-Wheeled Vehicle that has an engine size exceeding 150 cubic centimeters.
  10. “Motorized Two-Wheeled Vehicle” means any two-wheeled (or three-wheeled) Vehicle that is self-propelled by means of an internal combustion motor or a battery powered motor, and is capable of carrying passenger(s), including, without limitation, Internal Combustion Two-Wheeled Vehicles and Electric Two-Wheeled Vehicles.
  11. “Park” means to leave a Vehicle unattended by any person authorized to, or capable of, moving it immediately upon the direction of a law enforcement or parking control officer. Notes in Vehicles, activated hazard lights, or a running engine do not render a Vehicle “attended.”
  12. “Parking Coordinator” means a department-assigned staff member who acts as a liaison with the University Department of Transportation and Parking.
  13. “Parking Permit” means any identification assigned by the Department of Transportation and Parking to be displayed on a Vehicle for parking legally on the Campus.
  14. “State-owned Vehicles” are all Vehicles, including service Vehicles, owned by the State of North Carolina.
  15. “T&P” means the University’s Department of Transportation and Parking.
  16. “University” means The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  17. “Vehicle” means any device by which a person may be transported upon a roadway, except (a) bicycles and other devices moved by human power, and (b) devices used as a means of transportation by a person with a mobility impairment and limited by design to travelling no more than 15 miles per hour.
  18. “Visitor” means any individual other than a student or employee of either the University or UNC Hospitals and any of their contract or temporary employees.
  1. The laws and regulations of Chapter 20 of the General Statutes of the State of North Carolina relating to the use of highways of the State and the operation of motor vehicles thereon apply to all streets, alleys, driveways, parking lots, and parking structures on University property.
  2. The Chancellor is authorized to adopt and promulgate such rules and regulations and to establish such administrative procedures as he/she may deem necessary or advisable for the administration, interpretation, and enforcement of this Ordinance.
  3. The Chancellor may delegate administrative responsibilities imposed on him/her by this Ordinance to the Director of Public Safety, the Director of Transportation and Parking, and other officers of the University that the Chancellor may choose.
  4. The Department of Transportation and Parking operates twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. In-office customer service is available from 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on University-recognized holidays and as otherwise posted. Regulations may be enforced at any time deemed necessary by special event activities or other circumstances.
The Chancellor, through his/her designated administrative officers, shall cause to be posted a public notice of traffic and parking restrictions imposed by or pursuant to the authority of this Ordinance and by Chapter 116, Article 1, Part 6 of the General Statutes of North Carolina. Once posted, these restrictions are in effect at all times unless otherwise stated.
The Chancellor, through his/her designated administrative officers, shall cause copies of this Ordinance and regulations issued pursuant hereto to be printed and made available to students, faculty, and employees of the University in the lobby of the Department of Public Safety building. In addition, this Ordinance shall be posted on the website of the Department of Transportation and Parking.
A copy of this Ordinance and all regulations issued hereunder, except temporary police regulations, shall be filed in:

  1. the Office of the President of The University of North Carolina;
  2. the Office of the Chancellor of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill;
  3. the Office of the Secretary of the State of North Carolina;
  4. the Office of the University Director of Transportation and Parking; and
  5. the Office of Student Affairs.
The University assumes no liability or responsibility for damage or theft to any Vehicle parked in or on University properties subject to the jurisdiction or control of the Board of Trustees of the University. The provisions of this Ordinance shall apply to all operators of all Vehicles, public and private, and they shall be enforced twenty-four hours a day except as otherwise specified by this Ordinance. It shall be unlawful for any operator to violate any of the provisions of this Ordinance except as otherwise permitted by The Ordinance or General Statutes of North Carolina.

The operator of any Vehicle shall obey the lawful instruction of any law enforcement officer, parking control officer, official traffic signs or control devices appropriately placed and in accordance with provisions of these regulations.

The Chancellor and his/her designated administrative officers shall cooperate with all law enforcement authorities of the State of North Carolina and its political subdivisions in enforcing this Ordinance and issuing regulations hereunder. When the Town of Chapel Hill enacts an Ordinance that, pursuant to G.S. 116.44.5, supersedes any portion of this Ordinance or any regulation issued hereunder, the Chancellor’s designated administrative officers shall, upon receiving a copy of such Ordinance from the town clerk, immediately cause to be removed all parking meters, signs and other devices or markings erected or placed on a public street by authority of the superseded Ordinance or regulations.
When a Vehicle is found to be in violation of this Ordinance it shall be considered prima facie evidence that the Vehicle was parked by:

  1. The person to whom University parking permit for the Vehicle is registered;
  2. If no parking permit has been issued for the Vehicle, the person, company, corporation or firm in whose name the Vehicle is registered with the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles or the corresponding agency of another state or nation; or
  3. The son, daughter, spouse, or ward of the registered owner enrolled in or employed with the University or UNC Hospitals.

The prima facie rule of evidence established by this section shall not apply to the registered owner of a leased or rented Vehicle when said owner can furnish evidence that the Vehicle was, at the time of the parking violation, leased or rented, to another person. In such instances, the owner of the Vehicle shall, within reasonable time after notification of the parking violation, furnish the Department of Transportation and Parking with the name and address of the person or company who leased or rented the Vehicle.

All monies received pursuant to this Ordinance, except for the clear proceeds of civil penalties that are required to remitted to the Civil Penalty and Forfeiture Fund in accordance with G.S. 115C-457.2, shall be placed in trust accounts and may be used for the following purposes:

  1. to defray the cost of administering and enforcing this Ordinance and Chapter 116, Article 1, Part 6 of the General Statutes of North Carolina;
  2. to develop, maintain, and supervise parking lots, areas and facilities;
  3. to provide bus service or other transportation systems and facilities, including payments to any public or private transportation system serving University students, faculty, or employees;
  4. as a pledge to secure revenue bonds for parking facilities issued under Chapter 116, Article 21, of the General Statutes of North Carolina; and/or
  5. for any other purpose related to parking, traffic, and transportation on the Campus as authorized by the Chancellor or his/her designated administrative officers.
Except as expressly permitted by this Ordinance, it is unlawful for any person to park a Vehicle:

  1. on the Campus; or
  2. on those portions of the following streets in the Town of Chapel Hill where parking is not prohibited by The Ordinance of the Town of Chapel Hill:
    1. both sides of Battle Lane for its entire length;
    2. both sides of South Road from Country Club Road to South Columbia Street;
    3. both sides of Country Club Road from Raleigh Street to South Road;
    4. both sides of Raleigh Street for its entire length;
    5. both sides of Pittsboro Street for its entire length;
    6. both sides of Boundary Street from East Franklin Street to Country Club Road;
    7. both sides of Park Place for its entire length;
    8. both sides of South Columbia Street from East Franklin Street to Manning Drive;
    9. both sides of Cameron Avenue from Raleigh Street to South Columbia Street;
    10. both sides of McCauley Street from South Columbia Street to Pittsboro Street;
    11. both sides of Ridge Road between Country Club Road and Manning Drive; and
    12. all sidewalks.

Nothing in this Ordinance shall be construed as recognition by the Board of Trustees of the University as a prescriptive easement in any street specifically named herein.