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Appeal a Parking Fine

Appellants are reminded that it is their responsibility to be aware of and comply with all posted parking regulations and to ensure that their vehicle is parked in accordance with such regulations at all times.  Furthermore, appellants are reminded of the permit holder responsibilities and obligations associated with private property physical and digital permit authorization.

Utah Parking Authority's goal is to enforce parking regulations on private property fairly and legally.  This appeals protocol is designed to ensure that those who feel they have been wrongly enforced against have a clear, fair process to have their situation reviewed.  Requests for an appeal of a parking ticket must be made within ten (10) days of the parking enforcement action (booting or towing). 

Unacceptable Reasons for Appeal

The UPA appeals committee emphasizes that certain justifications for violating parking regulations will not be entertained as valid grounds for appeal. These include, but are not limited to:

  • - Parking Duration: Appeals based on the argument that the vehicle was only parked in violation for a short period of time.

  • - Lot Occupancy: Appeals asserting that the lot was nearly empty at the time of enforcement.

  • - Regulatory Ignorance: Claims of being unaware of the parking regulations governing the private property or being given permission to park from an unauthorized third party.

  • - Signage Unawareness: Assertions that the appellant did not see or was unaware of the existence of parking lot signs indicating restrictions.

  • - Providing Incorrect Information: It is imperative for motorists to ensure the accuracy of all personal and vehicle information submitted to their ParkUT digital permit account. This includes, but is not limited to, maintaining a valid and correct license plate number for the vehicle parking in the restricted lot. The responsibility for entering and updating information accurately rests solely with the individual motorist.

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Pursuant to prevailing legal standards and principles governing private property rights in Utah, it is hereby affirmed that the owner(s) of private property possess the inherent authority to establish, implement, and enforce specific rules and regulations concerning the parking of vehicles on said property. This authority is exercised with the objective of ensuring the orderly management of parking spaces in a manner that aligns with the operational needs of the property, as well as the convenience and safety of its residents, customers, or any other authorized occupants.

In exercising this authority, the property owner(s) may delineate parking areas, assign parking spaces, stipulate conditions for the use of parking facilities, and enforce restrictions as deemed necessary. Such enforcement actions may include, but are not limited to, the issuance of warnings, imposition of fines, towing of vehicles, or the use of immobilization devices, in accordance with the established parking policies of the property.

Utah Parking Authority has solved our parking problem! They handle their tough job in a professional, dependable, and courteous manner; even sticky situations are expertly managed. Our confidence in UPA leaves us worry-free.

 

Their services are not only appreciated by us, but by our tenants as well. We made a great decision when we chose Utah Parking, and we couldn't be happier.”

Matt G.
Property Manager

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