On Campus Parking

University Parking Procedures and Rules

All city and state motor vehicle laws and parking ordinances will be observed on campus.  Obey all parking campus codes, posted signs, and other areas designated as no parking zones such as NO PARKING or RESERVED.

Parking Rules

The purpose of our University’s parking rules are to provide accurate parking information, maximize the use of available parking space, pedestrian mobility, and contribute to a safe campus environment for the University community and guests visiting our campus.  A parking permit allows for the operator of the vehicle the privilege not the right to park on campus.

As of July 1st, 2018, Arizona Christian University will no longer charge a parking fee. However parking permits are mandatory for all students and staff who park on University property or property managed by Arizona Christian University.  The Department of Campus Safety issues all parking permits.  Parking permits are issued to the operator of the vehicle (including motorcycles and mopeds) after the operator completes the University’s Vehicle Registration Form.  This form shall be updated each year in August, or when the windshield has been replaced, or driver obtains a new vehicle.

University Vehicle Registration forms are available at the Department of Campus Safety Office located in the Residence Hall, Building L (1st Floor).  Students will no longer petition to opt-out of paying a parking fee.  Replacement decals will cost an additional fee of $5.00.   Failure to register your vehicle and display a University parking decal will result in a parking fine and or administrative fees.

 

Enforcement

 

Students, staff, faculty, and adjuncts are subject to the City ordinances, State laws, and Arizona Christian University campus codes relating to parking and operating a motor vehicle while on campus or property managed by the University.  It is the responsibility of the operator of the motor vehicle or motorcycle to know the state laws, city ordinances, and University’s campus parking codes.  The use of emergency flashers or personal placards (notes) are not a valid excuse for violating any parking campus code.

It does not imply campus codes, city ordinances, or state laws are no longer in effect when a violation notice is not issued to a violator.  Students, staff, faculty, adjuncts, and guests are subject to enforcement by the Department of Campus Safety, city, state, and county law enforcement officers.

Students, staff, faculty, adjuncts, and guests can expect a reasonable expectation of privacy of their vehicles and personal property contained in their vehicle when parked on campus.  Vehicles are subject to being search when there is reasonable suspicion or exigent circumstances relating to the health, safety, or welfare of our community (violations of student and staff handbooks; possession of firearms, weapons, illegal drugs, etc.).  Refusing to allow the search will result in the student, staff, faculty, adjunct or guest’s parking privileges to be immediately revoked.  The vehicle, driver, and occupants must then leave University property immediately.  Students and staff agree to these rules upon receiving their campus parking permit.  Guests visiting ACU who refuse to comply will be trespassed from ACU and leave immediately.

Legal Responsibility

Arizona Christian University and Scottsdale Bible Church assumes no legal responsibility or liability for any theft, loss of property, vandalism, accidents, or damages while your vehicle is operated or parked on University or Church property.  It is recommended that all valuables are removed from your vehicle.  Lock your vehicle to prevent theft or the theft of your vehicle.

Anyone who operates or parks a vehicle on University property agrees to:

  • Read and adhere to the University parking rules.
  • Possess a current driver’s license, and insurance to the vehicle parked/operated on University or Scottsdale Bible Church grounds.
  • Pay all fines within 30 days or pay double the fine after 30 days.
  • Display their ACU issued parking permit on the front windshield visible on the driver’s side, lower left corner area that is not obstructed by window tint.
  • Protect and hold harmless Arizona Christian University, Scottsdale Bible Church, its students, and employees from all claims of injuries to person(s) or damages to property resulting from operating or parking of the vehicle you are operating on University or Scottsdale Bible Church property.
Parking Permits
  • Parking permits expire when you separate from Arizona Christian University for more than one semester.
  • A parking permit/decal gives the operator the privilege NOT THE RIGHT to park on University or Scottsdale Bible Church (Cactus Campus) property.
  • Permits for a temporary vehicle. Please contact Campus Safety for a temporary parking pass.
  • Sold or traded vehicle. Please remove your parking permit and retain it before you selling or trading your vehicle.  Contact campus safety to update your new vehicle information.
  • Lost or stolen parking permits. Please contact the Department of Campus Safety immediately for replacement and documentation.
Campus Codes

Students, staff, faculty, adjuncts and guests agree to obey all city ordinances, state laws, and campus codes while operating or parking on University property, and the Cactus Campus of Scottsdale Bible Church.  This includes no parking or reserved parking signs, barricades, etc.  Students, staff, and guests will not litter on our campus or the campus of Scottsdale Bible Church.  Violation of these rules could result in disciplinary procedures through Student Development or University administrative action.

 

Code Description * ** Code Description *

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CC 101 Parked in Disabled Parking w/out current permit $144 $288 CC 109 Vehicle Left Disabled for 30 Days w/ACU Decal $35 $70
CC 102 Using Disabled Parking Permit/Not Disabled $144 $288 CC 110 Vehicle Left On Campus w/out ACU Permission/ Subject to Tow (R/O/D Responsible for all fees) $125 $250
CC 103 Parked in a Reserved Parking Stall (Not Authorized) $35 $70 CC 111 No Parking within 15 feet of a Fire Hydrant $43 $86
CC 104 Parked in 2 Stalls/Blocking Disabled Parking $35 $70 CC 112 No Parking within 20 feet of a Campus Crosswalk, Driveway $35 $70
CC 105 Backing Into a Parking Stall or Oversized Vehicle Exceeding Stall Dimensions $35 $70 CC 113 No Parking Zone or Unauthorized Parking Area/Zone $35 $70
CC 106 Reckless Driving (Speeding, Squealing Tires, etc.) $144 $288 CC 114 Driving on Unpaved Road or Access Area (not authorized) $35 $70
CC 107 No Current ACU Parking Decal/Decal Not Displayed $100 $100 CC 115 Failure To Obey Direction of Campus Safety or ACU Staff $100 $200
CC 108 Expired Vehicle Registration on Campus $35 $70 CC 116 No Parking Area Prohibited by ACU signs, flags, line tape $35 $70

*The fine for each violation is listed in the first column if paid within 30 days.

** The fine for each violation if paid 31 days or later (is double) as noted in the second column.

Speed Limit on Campus:

The reasonable and prudent speed limit through our University’s parking lots is 5 MPH.

Faculty, Adjuncts, and Staff are employees who are employed by or volunteer for Arizona Christian University, and NOT classified as a “Student Employee”.  ACU has designated additional Faculty, Adjunct, and Staff parking around campus to reduce the number of employees parking in student designated parking areas.

Prohibited Parking Areas for Students:
  • Lot #1 parking stalls specifically posted with signs “Reserved for Guests”
    • Welcome Center, Building A, north west side of the parking lot
  • Lot #2 parking lot is reserved for Faculty and Staff ONLY
    • This parking lot is located north of the Science Building, Building B
    • Signs are posted to identify this parking lot
  • Lot #4 parking stalls specifically posted with signs “Reserved Parking”
    • Parking stalls located along the west side of the Gym outlined in yellow paint
    • Parking reserved specifically for our Executive Leadership Team ONLY
  • Lot #4 parking stalls specifically posted with signs “Reserved Parking”
    • Parking stalls located along the south side of the Gym outlined in yellow paint
    • Parking reserved specifically for coaches, staff, and faculty
  • Lot #4 parking stalls specifically posted with signs “Reserved” and a staff member’s name
    • Parking stalls located east of Building K apartments
    • Parking reserved specifically for staff who live in Building K apartments ONLY
  • Lot #4 parking stalls posted “Reserved” for staff or employees
    • Parking stalls along the west and north side of the Facilities and Maintenance Building west of the baseball field
  • Lot #4 parking stalls north of the Residence Hall marked “Campus Safety” or “Police” parking
  • Lot #6 parking lot reserved for coaches ONLY
    • If you need to use the batting cages please park in Lot 7 north of the Firestorm Field, or the west curb along N. 27 St.
  • Lot #8 parking stalls specifically posted “Reserved”
    • Parking reserved for Faculty and Staff
    • These parking stalls are located along the north side of Lot #8, south of the IT Building aka Building M
  • All parking areas that are posted No Parking, Staff Parking, Faculty Parking, Fire Lane, etc.
Prohibited Parking Areas for Staff:
  • Lot #1 parking stalls specifically posted with signs “Reserved for Guests”
    • Welcome Center, Building A, north west side of the parking lot
  • Lot #4 parking stalls specifically posted with signs “Reserved Parking”
    • Parking stalls located along the west side of the Gym outlined in yellow paint
    • Parking reserved specifically for our Executive Leadership Team ONLY
  • Lot #4 parking stalls specifically posted with signs “Reserved” and a staff member’s name
    • Parking stalls located east of Building K apartments
    • Parking reserved specifically for staff who live in Building K apartments ONLY
  • Lot #4 parking stalls north of the Residence Hall marked “Campus Safety” or “Police” parking

 

 

 

 

University Parking Lots

 

 

 

 

Payment of Fines

Fines have been established to discourage violating the Campus Parking rules.

  • If you received a Parking Notice please visit your MyACU portal, and click onto “Pay My Bill” located in the lower left corner of your computer screen.
  • Once you click onto this screen the next screen will display “My Account.”
  • Next click onto the “Payments and Account Balances”.
  • PAY only the amount noted on your Notice.
    • Be sure to pay the amount as noted when the Notice was issued.
    • The fine for each violation is listed in the first column if paid within 30 days.
    • The fine for each violation if paid 31 days or later (is double) as noted in the second column.

Please note that the fine structure was set up to off-set costs if you pay the entire amount within 30 days of the date when the Notice was issued.

You will need to visit the ACU Business Office only when you can’t pay by credit card. You will need cash or check, and a copy of the Parking Notice.

Appeal Process
  • Submit an email to [email protected] noting the reason you are appealing the Violation Notice.
  • The Chief of Campus Safety will review the appeal within 10 business days.
  • You will receive a reply from the Chief of Campus Safety noting the results of your appeal. The result could be either:
    • Dismissal of the Violation Notice.
    • Found Responsible for the Violation Notice with or without a fine.
      • Directions on the process to pay the fine.
    • The Chief of Campus Safety will have the final decision on all appeals.
Disclosure

A parking permit allows for the privilege not the right to park on the Campus at Arizona Christian University and Scottsdale Bible Church Cactus Campus.  ACU reserves the right to deny or revoke the privilege to park on campus at any time without cause.  Students may receive parking and other campus traffic announcements through their Punch Alert App.  Please download this App to receive up to date information.  Follow Campus Safety on Twitter for additional information.