Policies and Procedures

Parking regulation is conducted under the authority of Chapter UWS 18, Conduct on University Lands, of the Wisconsin State Administrative Code.
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Jurisdiction

Parking regulation is conducted under the authority of Chapter UWS 18Conduct on University Lands, of the Wisconsin State Administrative Code.

Disabled Parking Policy

An important goal for Parking Services is to provide safe, accessible parking for disabled individuals. Our ability to provide excellent disabled parking services is enhanced by your comments and suggestions. 

Parking Services is a self supporting auxilliary. Our customer's fees provide all funding to operate the parking system. There is no support of campus parking from either state tax dollars or student tuition. Consequently, all parking customers are required to pay for the services Parking Services provides.

Medical Verification Form

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Disabled parking permits are available at the standard calendar year, month, week, and day cost of campus parking. Parking in meters is also an option with payment of the meter.

Although a paid UW-Stout permit is required to park on campus, a state issued permit will be honored when used by visitors on a one-time or infrequent basis. Parking must be in a signed disabled space, not a meter or reserved space. Because all campus parking is regulated for UW-Stout permit, it is strongly suggested that visitors with state permits either stop by Parking Services (prior to parking) to pick up a one-day permit or call Parking Services to alert enforcement staff that you will be parked on campus.

State-issued permits

A frequent question is why does UW-Stout regulate disabled parking differently than is described in the literature provided with your state permit. The reason is that the DMV's literature is describing municipal parking, while university parking is more analogous to private parking. Section 346.50(2) of Wis. Stats. describes the "exceptions to stopping and parking restrictions" that apply to individuals displaying a special registration plate or special identification card. That language specifically identifies parking in municipalities, in other words parking supported by the public, not private parking.

Applicable state law

Wisconsin Administrative Code 1.05(2)

2) Accommodation for disabled employees. An employee’s disability shall be shown by a statement from a physician, an advanced practice nurse, a physician assistant, a chiropractor or a Christian science practitioner, indicating that the employee is disabled according to those standards established in s. 341.14, Stats. Parking for vehicles with special identification cards for the physically handicapped pursuant to s. 343.51, Stats., shall be provided as close as possible to an entrance which can be used by disabled employees. Disabled employees allocated parking under this section shall not be exempted from payment for parking privileges under s. 16.843 (2), Stats.

Disabled Parking Authorization

Students and Staff with a disability, permanent or temporary, must display a valid permit to park in accessible locations near campus buildings. 

Regulation

  • State-issued disabled permits or license plates are not valid for student/employee parking.
  • Students/staff must display a Stout parking permit.
  • Visitors may park with display of a state-issued permit.
  • Neither Stout nor state disabled permits are valid in metered spaces.

Permit issue

  • Stop by Parking Services
  • Bring verification of your state disabled authorization
  • OR bring along or ask your physician to fax your disabled parking authorization
  • You're welcome to stop by Parking Services for a short-term permit immediately if you're waiting for a medical authorization
  • If you already have a campus permit, please bring it with you. We'll swap if for the disabled permit at no additional cost.
  • If you do not already have a permit, a one or two day permit may be made available while you're waiting for a medical authorization at no cost.

Disabled parking authorization

  • A copy of your state-issued disabled permit or license plate
  • If you don't already have a state disabled parking authorization, you'll need medical verification.
  • Link to medical verification form
  • Ask your physician to complete the medical authorization form and fax it to Parking Services at (715) 232-1142.
  • If you happen to already have an authorization form on file with the Disability Services Office there is no need to do this again. Let Parking know and we'll ask that a copy be forwarded.

Temporary Disabilities

Parking Services can provide disabled parking assistance for any period of time that meets your needs.  

  • If you do NOT currently have a UW-Stout permit there is a charge.
  • If you DO have a valid UW-Stout permit, bring it with you to exchange for the disabled permit at no charge.

Towing Policy

Vehicles may be towed from UW-Stout campus lands under the following conditions.

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  1. The vehicle's driver has unpaid parking citations or is a chronic violator.
  2. The vehicle displays a permit that has been reported stolen.
  3. The vehicle displays a forged/counterfeit permit.
  4. When a vehicle is parked in an area (drive lane, curb, crosswalk, curb cut, etc) where its continued presence would present a potential hazard to pedestrians and/or other motorists.
  5. When a vehicle is parked in an area that hinders/obstructs the necessary operations of university service vehicles and other service providers (e.g. loading docks, blocking trash pick-up areas)
  6. When a vehicle is parked in an area that would obstruct emergency vehicle access to university buildings and grounds.
  7. When a vehicle is parked on university grounds/sidewalks.
  8. When a vehicle has parked, or continues to park in a parking lot that has been closed.
  9. A vehicle that does not display license plates and without a visible vehicle identification number.
  10. A vehicle with a license plate that does not match the vehicle registration (stolen or illegally transferred plates).
  11. A vehicle that, to the best of this department's knowledge and belief, has been abandoned.

Bicycle Parking Regulations

Bicycles must be parked in designated bike racks which are located around campus, and are required to be registered.  Bike registration is offered free of charge through the Parking Service office.

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Location:

  • Bicycles may only be parked in a bike rack.
  • If a specific bike rack is full a cyclist must find an open space in another campus bike rack.
  • University Housing offers a winter storage area for residents.

Time:

  • Bicycles may be parked on campus while the owner is currently enrolled in classes, employed or living on campus.
  • Bicycles cannot be stored on campus when the owner is not actively engaged in any of the above mentioned activities.
  • Bicycles may not be left on campus during the summer when the owner is not present.

Registration:

  • Menomonie City ordinance requires that bikes be registered.
  • Bikes may be registered (free) at the Police & Parking Services Office.
  • Registration is an effective tool for theft prevention and return of lost/stolen bicycles.
  • Registration facilitates contact of bicycle owners rather than citation/impounding.

Enforcement Action:

  • Any bicycle parked/locked in an area outside designated bike racks may be issued a citation and removed.
  • Any bicycle left unused in an academic area bike rack for more than one week may be removed.
  • Any bicycle left unused in a housing area bike rack while the owner is not currently a resident of University Housing may be removed.
  • Cut locks are the responsibility of the bicycle owner.
  • Impounded bikes will be charged a weekly storage fee.
  • Unclaimed bikes will be disposed of in accordance with WI State Statutes.

City of Menomonie Ordinance:

City of Menomonie ordinance restricts use of certain vehicles on sidewalks in the central business district.  Examples of restricted vehicles are:

  • Bicycles
  • Skateboards
  • Roller blades
  • Any other kind of play-vehicle

Payment Methods

Parking Services will accept payment in any standard form of legal tender with the following restrictions.

Payment in the form of coin of $1.00 or more is accepted only in paper sleeve rolls of standard amounts (50¢/pennies, $2/nickels, $5/dimes,$10/quarters).  Your local bank may assist with converting loose coin into rolls.

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This policy is based on the following information provided by the US Treasury.

The pertinent portion of law that applies is the Coinage Act of 1965, specifically Section 102. This is now found in section 392 of Title 31 of the United States Code. The law says that: "All coins and currencies of the United States, regardless of when coined or issued, shall be legal-tender for all debts, public and private, public charges, taxes, duties and dues."

This statute means that all United States money as identified above are a valid and legal offer of payment for debts when tendered to a creditor. There is, however, no Federal statute mandating that a private business, a person or an organization must accept currency or coins as for payment for goods and/or services. Private businesses are free to develop their own policies on whether or not to accept cash unless there is a State law which says otherwise. For example, a bus line may prohibit payment of fares in pennies or dollar bills. In addition, movie theaters, convenience stores and gas stations may refuse to accept large denomination currency (usually notes above $20) as a matter of policy.

Privacy Policy

This website is operated by T2 Systems (T2) on behalf of the University of Wisconsin-Stout Parking & Transportation Services Department. We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy informs you about the types of information T2 gathers online when you visit https://uwstoutparking.t2hosted.com, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and your choices regarding our use of, and your ability to correct, that information.

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This Privacy Policy may change from time to time, so please check back periodically. This Statement explains the following regarding the treatment of data collected on our website:

1. Sites covered by this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy covers the collection and use of data on https://uwstoutparking.t2hosted.com/.

2. What Information we collect

The information collected on our website falls into the following two general categories: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information.

Personally Identifiable Information: This refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are. The Personally Identifiable Information we collect when you use our website may include:

  • your name
  • your login id
  • postal address(es)
  • email address(es)
  • telephone number(s)
  • vehicle information
  • parking permit number(s)
  • parking citation number(s).

We request Personally Identifiable Information when you:

  • purchase parking permits
  • pay parking citations
  • appeal parking citations
  • manage your account information
  • correspond with us

Non-Personally Identifiable Information: This refers to information that does not in itself identify an individual. The Non-Personally Identifiable Information we collect when you visit our website may include the Uniform Resource Locator (URL1) of the pages you visit on our website and our Internet Protocol (IP2) address. This Privacy Policy describes below how we use cookies and other technology to collect this data.

The Non-Personally Identifiable Information we collect remains anonymous; we do not connect that information to any Personally Identifiable Information collected on our website.

3. Why we collect your information

Our primary goals in collecting information are:

  • to provide users with superior service
  • to provide all visitors a smooth, efficient, and personalized experience while using our website.

4. How We Use Your Information

Within Parking Services, we restrict access to information about you to those employees who need to know the information in order to perform their jobs. To protect your personal information, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards in keeping with industry standards and practices. We use information we receive from you in a number of ways, including:

Personally Identifiable Information. We use your Personally Identifiable Information to process your transaction, update customer data, or to respond to your request for information.

Non-Personally identifiable Information. We use Non-Personally Identifiable Information on an aggregated basis to help us understand how visitors use our website and to measure interest in the various pages. We use this information to improve the content of our website and to make our website easier to use.

5. Sharing your information

T2 will not sell or rent any personally identifiable information to third parties. T2 will not share your personally identifiable information with third parties except in the limited circumstances described below, or with your express permission. These third parties are limited by law or by contract from using the information for secondary purposes beyond those for which the information is shared.

Third Party Processing: T2 will send Personally Identifiable Information about you to third parties, including University of Wisconsin-Stout Parking & Transportation Services, Bremer Bank, and UW-Stout's Internet Payment Gateway, in order to process payments we receive.
Otherwise by Law: We may disclose Personally Identifiable Information as required by applicable law or pursuant to a subpoena, court order or other legal process, including subpoenas from private parties in a civil action.

6. Use of Cookies On These Sites

A "cookie" is a small data file transferred by a website to your computer's hard drive. You are sent cookies when you log on to our website or make on-line payments. Your acceptance of cookies from our website does not give us access to your Personally Identifiable Information, but cookies may be used to identify your computer. The aggregate information collected permits us to analyze traffic patterns on our website. This enables us to provide you with a better experience on our website by improving content and ease of use.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually refuse cookies, or selectively accept certain cookies, by adjusting the preferences in your browser. If you turn off cookies, though, you will not be able to use our website.

7. Protecting Your Information

T2 acknowledges your trust and is committed to protecting the information you provide us. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain accuracy, and ensure proper use of information, we employ physical, electronic, and managerial processes to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

First, we restrict access to the Personally Identifiable Information about our users to those employees who require such information to fulfill their job responsibilities.

Second, when you complete on-line transactions on our site, we use Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL") encryption technology to safeguard your sensitive information while it is being sent to us. The SSL encryption is designed to make the information unreadable by anyone but us. This security measure is working when you see either the symbol of an unbroken key or closed lock (depending on your browser) in your browser window.

8. Links to Other Websites

Parts of our website may contain links to third-party websites for your convenience and information. If you use these links, you will leave the https://uwstoutparking.t2hosted.com/ website. When you access a non-T2 website, please understand that we do not control the content and are not responsible for the privacy practices of that site. We suggest that you carefully review the privacy policies of each site you visit. This Privacy Policy does not cover the information practices of other websites linked to our website. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information.

9. Changes to This Privacy Policy

If there are changes or additions to the terms of this Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on our web site so that you will always know what information we collect online, how we use it, and what choices you have. Please be sure to check this page before proceeding to use our site. Regardless of any changes we make to our Privacy Policy, we will always use your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with the version of the statement in place at the time you provided your information, unless you give your express consent for us to do otherwise.

Refunds

All payments are final. An overpayment may be refunded upon notification of Parking Services. Payments of voided or successfully appealed citations may be refunded within five (5) days of the decision to mitigate the citation.

What you can do

For your protection, we strongly recommend that you do not provide your account information, user name, or password to anyone. If you become aware of any suspicious activity relating to your account, it is your responsibility to contact us immediately.