Data Privacy Information
UTMB uses license plate recognition (“LPR”) in place of physical hangtag in some parking lots to ensure vehicles are authorized to park on campus. The Parking Services uses vehicle mounted cameras to scan license plates as valid permits
and issue citations to vehicles without university permits.
Vehicle information is routed to secure servers and is not shared with other agencies, including law enforcement. No personal information is shared outside the university in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and driver
information is protected under the federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act 18 U.S.C. §§2721-2725 (DPPA). Vehicle information is stored as long as the permit is valid or if a citation is issued. All other license plate data is considered
a transitory record and is retained on secure servers for thirty (30) days and then deleted.
- The vehicle license plate is the permit, and anyone who parks on campus must purchase annual, semester, daily or overnight rights.
- A parking right is referred to as a permit in the context of UTMB.
- The purchaser is responsible for the accuracy of the license plate at the time parking rights are obtained.
- License plates must face the drive lane in parking lots to be scanned for compliance. A vehicle may be cited if its plate cannot be scanned.
- Vehicles with only one license plate are not authorized to back in or pull through spaces and may be cited.
- Citations issued due to inaccurate plate information or the inability to scan a plate are the responsibility of the vehicle owner.
- Refunds are not issued if license plates are entered inaccurately.