Vol. 28 Iss. 9 - January 02, 2012

Chapter 22
Final Regulation

REGISTRAR'S NOTICE: George Mason University is exempt from the Administrative Process Act in accordance with § 2.2-4002 A 6 of the Code of Virginia, which exempts educational institutions operated by the Commonwealth.

Titles of Regulations: 8VAC35-21. Motor Vehicle Parking Policies and Regulations (repealing 8VAC35-21-10 through 8VAC35-21-360).

8VAC35-22. Parking Regulation (adding 8VAC35-22-10 through 8VAC35-22-70).

Statutory Authority: § 23-91.29 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Date: January 2, 2012.

Agency Contact: Kenneth W. Hubble, Agency Regulatory Coordinator, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030, telephone (703) 993-3091, or email


This action establishes new regulations for parking on property owned, leased, or controlled by George Mason University.


8VAC35-22-10. Scope.

This chapter applies to all George Mason University faculty, staff, students, university contractors, and visitors who use university owned and leased parking facilities.

8VAC35-22-20. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Special events" means all Patriot Center ticketed events, Center for the Arts events, intercollegiate and club sports events, and any other events as designated by the university.

"University property" means any property owned, leased, or controlled by George Mason University.

"Visitor" means any person on university property that is not a faculty member, staff member, student, vendor, or contractor of the university.

8VAC35-22-30. Decal or permit required; exceptions.

A. All motor vehicles parked on university property are required to properly display a valid George Mason University parking permit, as defined by university policies.

B. The following exceptions apply:

1. Visitors are required to park in (i) designated areas with the appropriate permit or pass obtained from Parking Services or (ii) pay-based areas, which include the meters and parking decks.

2. Parking Services may designate specific parking areas or issue special permits to visitors for special events. Individuals visiting the university for special events may only park in areas designated for the event by Parking Services or may park in any other pay visitor area at the prevailing rates.

3. Other exceptions may apply in accordance with university policies.

8VAC35-22-40. Parking.

Parking is permitted in authorized, clearly identified spaces only. Parking is not allowed in or on lawns, loading zones, pedestrian crosswalks, handicap spaces, handicap access ramps, yellow lines or curbs, service areas, service vehicle spaces, sidewalks, and unmarked areas without specific authorization.

8VAC35-22-50. Enforcement.

A. All regulations enacted by the Commonwealth of Virginia and George Mason University are duly enforced. Motor vehicles in violation of this chapter may be subject to penalties in accord with university policies, including but not limited to citation, fine, immobilization, towing, or impoundment, at the owner's risk and expense.

B. If a vehicle is displaying a registered George Mason University permit and incurs a citation for violation of these rules and regulations, the registered owner of the permit will be held responsible for all citations and fines. However, the registered owner of a vehicle is ultimately responsible for all violations issued to that vehicle, regardless of who is operating the vehicle.

8VAC35-22-60. Persons lawfully in charge.

In addition to individuals authorized by university policies, George Mason University police officers are lawfully in charge for the purposes of enforcing violations of this regulation.

8VAC35-22-70. Appeals.

All individuals who receive a violation under this chapter have a right to appeal the violation as dictated by university policies. All individuals who operate a vehicle on George Mason University property give implied consent to first address citation appeals through the university's administrative appeal process.

VA.R. Doc. No. R12-3023; Filed December 8, 2011, 4:26 p.m.