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BYU Parking Services switching to license plate recognition system

A new parking system that uses license plate recognition rather than stickers or permits is now being used on the Brigham Young University campus.

Faculty and staff employee vehicles that have been registered in the past are already in the new system. No action is necessary to continue parking these vehicles on campus.

Parking authorization will not expire, as it is now dynamically based on an individual's role as a current or retired faculty or employee.

Employees need to park so that the license plate is visible from the driving lane of each parking aisle. Only one registered vehicle may be parked in an A, G, or C lot at any time. Additional vehicles may be parked in Y lots. The gate pass no longer designates one vehicle as a primary vehicle.

Scanners at the gates read the license plate on the rear of a vehicle, and open the gate based on the individual's status as a current or retired faculty or employee.

Parking enforcement is now assisted by an automated system that reads license plates on the vehicles very quickly as the parking attendant drives through the parking lot and compares that data to registered vehicles. If a vehicle is in violation of parking policies, the parking attendant will verify the vehicle is parked illegally and issue a ticket appropriately.

To accommodate the automated system, the following policies must be observed:

• License plates must be visible from the driving lane of each parking aisle.

• Park with license plate facing driving lane. If you have a license plate on the rear of your car only and you back into or pull through a parking spot so that the plate is not visible from the driving lane, you will be ticketed.

• Clean your license plate. Please make every reasonable effort for your plates to be read by the automated system. Winter snowfall may cover the plate after parking, but you will be responsible to have it cleaned of snow or mud at the time you park.

• Park only in authorized lots and stalls. Your parking privileges will remain the same. You may park only one registered vehicle in an A, G, or C lot at any time. Additional vehicles may be parked in Y parking. The gate pass no longer designates a vehicle as your primary vehicle.

• Please do not dispose of your gate pass. Leave it in your vehicle until the end of fall semester while Parking Services completes the transition. You will receive information on how to dispose of your gate pass at the appropriate time. Scanners at the gates read the license plate on the rear of your vehicle and open the gate based on your role as an active or retired full-time faculty or employee.

A parking authorization does not need to be renewed each year and will not expire. The new system dynamically authorizes all registered vehicles based on an employee's role as a current or retired faculty or employee.

The new system changes the process for granting parking access to campus guests. Any department sponsoring a speaker or guest needs to send the following information by fax to the Parking Office at ext. 2-0679.

— Name of the visitor.

— Sponsoring department and sponsor contact information.

— Visitor’s license plate number and the state in which this plate is issued (please verify this is accurate, as tickets will be issued if numbers/letters are transposed).

— Dates (usually beginning date and ending date) guests will need to park on campus.

— Which lot(s) the guests will need to park in.

If you need to change or add a vehicle at any time, you may do so by going to Parking Registration on Route Y under Miscellaneous. You will not receive a sticker for any new vehicles. The registered license plate number will authorize you to park in appropriate lots based on your role as an active or retired full-time faculty or employee.

If you have a vehicle that is registered with BYU Parking, you do not need to take any action. Whether you have a sticker that lists an expiration date of December 2008, or 2011, your vehicle registration will not expire. As long as the vehicle information has been correctly entered into the system and you have a role of current faculty or employee, your vehicle will be authorized to park in the designated parking lots.

Parking Services encourages all employees to verify all their vehicle registration later this fall in the Parking Registration system, but please wait until after the student rush. Faculty and staff will be sent a reminder in October. Please leave stickers and any corresponding gate passes in place until the end of fall semester, unless otherwise notified.

Students should confirm that their vehicle registration is accurate before parking on campus. Stickers from prior years will not be honored. Students should go to Parking Registration on Route Y under Miscellaneous and verify or register their vehicle. Students will be sent a separate email with this information.

For details on all parking policies, visit the Parking Services web site here.

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