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Relocation and Tow Policies

The University reserves the right to tow at the owner's expense, any vehicle parked illegally or in violation of University policy Vehicles with multiple citations have an increased likelihood of being towed. The University also reserves the right to tow vehicles with multiple unpaid citations, even if they are not parked illegally or in violation of University policy at the time of the towing . The towing of unauthorized vehicles from permit parking areas helps ensure that as many spaces as possible remain available for vehicles with appropriate permits.

Outstanding citations on unregistered vehicles that are towed will be charged to the person claiming the vehicle and identified on the tow slip.

At the discretion of Traffic & Parking, legally parked vehicles may be relocated to the closest appropriate parking space at no cost to the owner for safety and security reasons, University events, maintenance. or construction.

Photo identification must be provided to the tow company when retrieving a vehicle.

All towed vehicles are taken to temporary storage in drop lot 73B located at the corner of 30th and Vanderbilt Place. A towing fee must be paid before a vehicle may be picked up. Towed vehicles should be picked up between 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call Traffic & parking at 615 504-5723 to arrange to pick up your vehicle. After-hours, weekend, and holiday pick-up can be arranged by contacting Martin's Wrecker Service at 615 256-9502. An after hour fee will be added to the tow charge.

See also Regulations



Kensington Garage Permit Holder

You can start parking in the garage once you pickup you access card. Prior to picking up you card you must park in Lot 72E and 72D. If you pull a ticket to enter the garage you are responsible for paying the daily parking fees.

Scooters and Motorcycles  A Permit is required for ALL vehicles parking on the Vanderbilt University Campus. Scooters and motorcycles are not allowed to operate on sidewalks, walkways or similar pathways. See Policy:  policy     map

Office hours change  Parking Services during the week of July 25 - 29 will only be open from 7:30am to 4:30pm due to training. We will open again with normal operating hours on August 1.

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