Downtown Law School Parking: Frequently Asked Questions
How is Court Avenue parking enforced?
Will citations issued on Court Avenue come from the UofM or the City of Memphis?
Can I appeal my citation to the UofM?
What if I don’t have my UofM permit in my vehicle?
What hours will the City of Memphis enforce Court Avenue?
What if I see vehicles parked on Court Ave without proper credentials?
How do I obtain a permit to park on Court Avenue?
The UofM has entered into a partnership with the City of Memphis to enforce Court Avenue for proper parking credentials, Monday thru Friday 8am-4:30pm. All vehicles without the proper credentials will be cited by the City of Memphis.
Citations received will now be from the City of Memphis. If the ticket is not paid within 15 days after receipt, the violator must appear in court on the scheduled court date on the bottom of the ticket and additional costs may be assessed. Any vehicle that has three or more unpaid citations issued against it is subject to booting, towing, and/or impoundment until all the tickets (citations and summons) are paid for that vehicle. Late fees are assessed on unpaid citations. Any citation ticket unpaid 60 days after the issue date will incur a $20 late fee. If the ticket remains unpaid 90 days after the issue date it will incur an additional $40 late fee for a total of $60 in late fees as of the 90th day. More information can be found at https://www.memphistn.gov/government/city-court-clerk/ticket-information.
No, violators will have to follow the City of Memphis regulations. For those who believe a ticket was issued in error, you do have the right to appeal having to pay your traffic ticket. To appeal your Memphis traffic tickets, you will need to attend a court hearing about your ticket. Please follow instructions printed on the citation.
You must have your UofM permit visible in your vehicle to park on Court Avenue. The UofM does not register license plates, so this provides you the freedom to switch your permit to whichever vehicle you are driving. If you forget and receive a citation, you must follow the City of Memphis regulations for paying the citation or attend a court hearing to appeal your citation.
Just as it is on the main campus, primary enforcement hours are Monday thru Friday, 8am-4:30pm. MPD does have the ability to enforce during evenings and weekends; however, it is not their main responsibility and will need to specifically requested.
Please inform the UofM Police Officer or onsite Security Officer at the front desk of the Law School. They will notify enforcement officers of illegal parking on Court Avenue. You may also call (901) 678.4075.
Parking Spaces on Court Avenue are sold to full time employees only using a wait list based on priority points. More information on how priority points are calculated can be found here. Please email email@example.com to request to be added to the wait list.