10.3 IMMOBILIZATION DEVICES/IMPOUND (TOWING)
A vehicle may be immobilized or impounded for any of the following reasons:
• Accumulating three or more past due citations,
• Displaying a permit reported lost or stolen,
• Displaying a permit which has been altered or replicated,
• Parking in lots designated for special events,
• Failing to have any visible identifying numbers (VIN number, License plate)
• Flagrant violation of UNT parking regulations, or
• Any other reason authorized by law.
If the driver or owner of the vehicle arrives after the immobilization or impoundment process has begun, the process will be completed and fee applied. University Community Service Officers or Police Officers cannot accept payment to prevent or stop this process. The vehicle driver or owner must go to the Transportation Services office to resolve all outstanding debt for the vehicle to be released. Impounded vehicles are released through Transportation Services during normal business hours and through UNT Police Communications outside of normal business hours.
UNT is not responsible for any damage to a vehicle during immobilization, impound, relocation, or storage.
A scofflaw or towing fee, in addition to any citation fine, is charged to the permit holder or registered owner of the vehicle. Payment in full of all outstanding citation fines, scofflaw fees, and tow fees is required prior to release of the vehicle. Should the vehicle not be claimed or the fines/fees are not paid in full the vehicle may be disposed of in accordance with State law. See Appendix C - for current fees.
Any unauthorized tampering or removal of an immobilization device may result in criminal prosecution.