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Please review all resources regarding parking and traffic regulations on campus. Drivers are responsible for knowing and adhering to all campus requirements. Listed below are several links frequently utilized by current students and employees:

Pepperdine Parking & Traffic Regulations (excerpts)


 § 1.01.00 The parking and traffic regulations are in place to provide a safe, efficient, and organized environment for drivers and pedestrians to share the road and parking resources throughout campus. Each registrant is responsible for knowing and adhering to these regulations and procedures. Failure to comply with these regulations is a serious concern and will be reviewed by the appropriate University official and may result in fines, disciplinary action, and impact on a person’s eligibility to park/drive a vehicle on campus or register a vehicle. A summary of these rules and regulations is also present in the Student Code of Conduct and referenced in University Employee Manual. Please contact the Department of Public Safety (Public Safety) if you have questions.

§ 1.02.00 The California Vehicle Code (CVC) Section 21113a empowers Pepperdine University Regents to establish specific parking and traffic regulations on University property and issue designated fines. The California Vehicle Code is enforced on all campus roadways, and the policies contained in the Parking and Traffic Regulations are available on the Public Safety website http://www.pepperdine.edu/publicsafety. Registrants are solely responsible for familiarizing themselves with all policies. Pepperdine University Parking and Traffic Regulations are adopted by the Board of Regents and are available for review in the Department of Public Safety and online.

§ 1.03.00 These regulations may be enforced by the Department of Public Safety, the California Highway Patrol, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, or other law enforcement agencies.

§ 1.03.01 Pepperdine community members, following the Community Enforcement Guidelines, Campus community members may submit information about parking and traffic violations through the LiveSafe app. It may result in follow-up with the vehicle owner if the vehicle is still present, the parking citations, and warnings by receiving a paper citation left on the vehicle windshield by a Public Safety Officer. If the vehicle is no longer present, Public Safety will follow up with the vehicle owner, and the report could result in disciplinary action.

Vehicle Registration

§ 1.04.00 All motorized vehicles on campus, including motorcycles, scooters, electric carts, and mopeds must be properly registered with Pepperdine University and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) as applicable. Compliance with the registration process includes: registering the vehicle information, possessing a valid driver's license, proof of auto insurance, and current DMV registration tags on the vehicle.

§ 1.05.00 Registrants are responsible for any applicable citation fines incurred on campus.

§ 1.06.00 Pepperdine University reserves the right to revoke an individual's campus parking and driving privileges while on campus property.

§ 1.07.00 The University shall assume no liability or responsibility for theft, damage, or loss that may occur during the use of parking facilities or services. Individuals choosing to park at Pepperdine University do so at their own risk.

Citation Appeals Process

 § 16.01.00 Approximately twenty-four hours after a citation is issued, the recipient may submit an appeal by entering the vehicle license plate number or citation number.
§ 16.02.00 Citation appeals may not be considered after ten days.
§ 16.03.00 Appeals are reviewed and responded to electronically.
§ 16.03.01 When an appeal is submitted, the deadline to pay the fine is suspended until the appeal is adjudicated.
§ 16.04.00 Appeals are not accepted for the circumstances listed below:
§ 16.04.01 Driver was not aware or did not have knowledge of any Pepperdine University parking or traffic regulation.
§ 16.04.02 The time of day, night, or early morning hours impacted why the vehicle was parked in an unauthorized location.
§ 16.04.03 The vehicle was parked in an unauthorized location for only a brief time.
§ 16.04.04 There is an insufficient amount of parking in the desired location.
§ 16.04.05 Inclement weather impacted the reason the vehicle was parked in an unauthorized location.
§ 16.04.06 Extenuating circumstances such as illness, a friend in need, deadlines, appointments, exams, large items to deliver, etc., impacted the reason the vehicle was parked in an unauthorized location.
§ 16.04.07 Valid vehicle registration or temporary parking pass was not visible due to having fallen off, blown away, or did not have the time and date stamp side.
§ 16.04.08 The carpool pass or temporary pass was issued without the proper date(s) stamped legibly or visibly on both sides of the permit. Drivers should check passes upon receipt.
§ 16.04.09 Recipient did not see or receive a citation. Citations are issued either on paper or electronically.
§ 16.04.10 Other vehicles did not receive a citation for the same or similar violation.
§ 16.04.11 The registered owner no longer owns or is in possession of the vehicle (see § 3.09.00).
§ 16.04.12 The citation was issued while the vehicle was loaned to someone other than the registered owner (see § 1.05.00 and § 3.09.00).