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VUMC Parking & Transportation Services

Parking Rules and Regulations

Vanderbilt University Medical Center requires all vehicles (automobiles, sport utility vehicles, trucks, and vans) parked on VUMC and 100 Oaks campuses by faculty, staff or students of the Medical Center be registered with VUMC Parking & Transportation Services.   Faculty and staff parking on VUMC property without a permit or parking in unauthorized areas may receive citations and fines which are collectable through payroll deduction. 

The registration policy also applies to vendors and construction workers doing business on Medical Center premises.

VUMC is not and shall not be liable under any circumstances for the loss of or damage to vehicles or contents thereof parked in a lot or structure by fire, theft, or any other cause whatsoever not arising directly from the negligent acts of VUMC or its employees acting within the scope of their employment. VUMC reserves the right to restrict the use of any parking stall, area, structure or surface lot at any time and to temporarily or permanently relocate permit holders as necessary.

Parking Rates are subject to change with 30 day notice


 

Parking Permits

Medical Center Faculty, Staff and Students can register for a parking permit by visiting the VUMC Parking Permit Office which is located in the EAST Garage on the Ground Level.

The following items are required to register: 

  • VUMC ID Badge
  • Current Vehicle Registration showing license plate numbers, as well as make, model, year, and color of your vehicle(s). 
  • $5 Deposit for an Gate Access Card (Cash, Check or Credit Card)
  • Payment information if other than payroll deduction.

Permit Payments for Vanderbilt Faculty, Physicians and Staff are automatically payroll deducted.  Payroll Deduction payments are taken on a monthly basis and are not pro-rated.  For weekly and biweekly staff, payments are deducted on the second paycheck of each month.

Permit holder agrees to have permit fees, as well as any citations and fines, deducted from his/her wages and applied toward their VUMC Parking & Transportation account.  Parker agrees to pay for fines and fees if payment cannot be payroll deducted.  Vendors, contractors, and affiliates may pay via cash, check, or credit (all major credit cards are accepted).  Students may pay with cash, check, credit and commodore cards.

Returned Checks

When checks are returned by a bank for insufficient funds, closed accounts, etc., the amount of the check will be billed or payroll deducted.  A return fee of $25 will also be billed or deducted.

Attaching the Permit
A vehicle is not considered fully registered until the parking permit is affixed to the vehicle. As soon as you receive your permit, affix the permit to your registered vehicle. Peel off the liner from a corner on the face of the permit and apply to the interior lower edge of the driver’s side windshield. Do not attach the permit with tape. Parking permits must be legible and should not cover the vehicle identification number (VIN). 

One Driver/Multiple Cars
Commuters may register more than one vehicle, but only one vehicle may be on the Medical Center campus at any given time. The repositionable permit may be moved from one vehicle to another.

Vehicle information must be updated when vehicles or license plates change. Vehicles that are not updated may be cited for unmatched information.

Temporary Situations
Any permit holder driving a different vehicle should move the permit to the temporary vehicle. If one does not have access to his/her permit, he/she should park in his/her normal location and call the Parking Permit Office at 936-1215 option 3 to request a No Ticket No Tow.

Permits for Temporary Employees
Temporary Medical Center employees are issued a permit for a designated location and must be prepaid in full. Refunds are not issued for temporary employees who complete their assignment before the expiration of their parking permit.  Temps are not eligible for Wait List options.

Lost or Stolen Permits / Gate Cards
Lost permits and/or gate cards are the responsibility of the individual who registered the vehicle and will be replaced at a cost of $60 each. Permits lost through accidental circumstances will be replaced at no charge with written verification, i.e. accident report, insurance claim, or proof of sale.

Visit the VUMC Parking Permit Office to obtain a replacement and to file a Lost/Stolen Form. If the missing permit or gate card is returned to the Permit Office within 30 days of the replacement’s issue date, a refund will be issued.  Any permits or gate cards returned after 30 days will not be refunded.

Do Not Alter, Reproduce, or Transfer the Permit
Alteration, reproduction, or transfer of any type of parking permit may result in a fine of $100, disciplinary action and/or revocation of parking privileges.  Permit ownership may not be transferred to another faculty, staff or student under any circumstance.

By accepting your permit you are agreeing to follow and abide by the VUMC Parking and Transportation Service's Rules and Regulations.


 

Cancellation of Parking

Termination of Parking

To stop payroll deduction, employees MUST RETURN the parking permit to the Parking Permit Office. Upon termination of an employee, the deduction for the month in which termination occurs will be the final deduction and no adjustment will be made for fractional portions of a month. 

Expired permits do not constitute cancellation of parking. The payroll deduction will continue until the permit has been returned to the Parking Permit Office.

Refunds

Refunds are not issued for employees who complete their assignment before the expiration of their parking permit.  Refunds are limited to students who graduate or withdraw from the Medical Center during fall or spring semesters. Refunds will not be issued without the return of the permit.

Bus tickets, train tickets, and day hangtags are non-refundable.

Revocation of Parking Privileges
The Director of VUMC Parking & Transportation Services may revoke the privilege to park a vehicle on the Medical Center campus for one year under the following circumstances; (a) the owner or operator falsifies or willfully misrepresents vehicle registration information; (b) the owner/operator displays a fraudulent permit on a vehicle; (c) the individual has accumulated ten (10) or more parking citations during an academic year; or (d) individual is found responsible for reckless driving or pedestrian endangerment.


 

Employee Patient/Visitor Parking

Faculty, Staff and Students are allowed to park in Patient/Visitor areas only while they are a patient or visitor at VUMC or 100 Oaks campus. On days when parking as a patient, employees and students may use the valet service or self-parking.   If the employee or student is returning to work or class after the appointment, the car will need to be moved to his/her designated permit area.

If you know that you will be visiting or staying as a patient/visitor for an extended time, please contact the Parking Permit Office at 615-936-1215 so we may add your vehicle to the No Ticket / No Tow list to avoid any confusion.

Once your appointment is over please return your vehicle to your designated permit parking area.

Faculty, Staff and Students may not park any Patient/Visitor area for work or school functions.

On rare occasions, a parking warning or citation may be issued to a Faculty, Staff or Student by mistake. Should this occur, please present the warning or citation to the VUMC Parking Permit Office for review. Appeals must be filed within 14 days of the citation being issued.


 

No Ticket No Tow Policy

Faculty, Staff and Students must call the Parking Permit Office at 615-936-1215, option 3, in advance to request a No Ticket, No Tow when parking as a Patient or Patient Visitor. Emailed and faxed No Ticket No Tow requests will not be accepted.

The Parking Permit Office will not accept No Ticket No Tow requests for the following reasons:

  • Being late for work and parking in an unauthorized area.
  • Parking in the Patient/Patient Visitor parking area for any reason other than being a patient or visitor
  • Parking in a “No Parking” area

For permit holders who have changed from night shift to day shift but have not changed their parking permits to a day permit.


 

Disability Parking

In accordance with VUMC, State of Tennessee, and Federal regulations, Faculty, Staff, and Students with physical disabilities and State-issued disability parking placards will be accommodated with approval by the EAD Office.  Vanderbilt Employees and students with state-issued disability plates or placards may park in any designated disabled space in his/her permit area.  A valid VUMC permit and state-issued placard must be displayed when parking in these spaces.  Faculty, Staff or Students with permanent physical disabilities may not park in patient or visitor spaces unless he/she is a patient or visitor to the hospital.

Reasonable Accommodations Requests

Any employee and student may request temporary accommodations parking.   A Medical Information Request and Reasonable Accommodations Request Form must be submitted to the Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Disability Services (EAD) office.  The parker must also have or obtain a state-issued disability parking placard.

If the request is approved by EAD, the parker will be given a valid Medical Center Parking Permit for a pre-designated location.  Reasonable Accommodation parking cannot exceed three (3) months. 


 

Event Parking

Parking for Special Events
During special events, the Medical Center reserves the right to temporarily restrict or re-designate parking areas for permit holders. If you are holding a special event, print out the special event form on our home page. After completing the form, fax your form to 615-936-2127.

Football Games
Vehicles parked in the N-Lot must be moved before game days or may be subject to towing. Please refer to the Parking Privileges page to learn where you can park during home football games.


 

Mechanical Failure and Accidents

Motor Vehicle Failure 
In the event of vehicle mechanical failure, the operator must notify the VUMC Parking Permit office and after normal business hours, contact the Vanderbilt University Police Department (615-322-2745). Under no circumstances may the vehicle block traffic, cause a safety hazard, or a fire lane. Vehicles may be relocated if necessary.

Reporting Accidents 
Persons involved in accidents that result in personal injury and/or property damage should report the accidents to the Vanderbilt University Police Department at 615-322-2745 or, for life threatening situations, at 615-421-1911.

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