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Frequently Asked Questions

Parking tickets can be paid or appealed through UT Parking Services. They can be reached at 865-974-6031 or through their website.

Call Parking Services at 865-974-6031. After 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or on weekends or holidays, contact UTPD to inquire about your vehicle. Vehicles towed off campus are by a private service.

Found items can be turned into UTPD. Call 865-974-3114 to inquire if your item is at UTPD.

Only full-time employees at the University of Tennessee can carry a firearm on UT campus. The employee must register with UTPD prior to carrying on campus. For more information, please view the Campus Concealed Carry page

UTPD will respond and complete a report of the accident. Tennessee Law requires that property damage accidents that result in damage over $50.00 be reported to the Police in the quickest manner possible. Tennessee law requires a report to be filed if damage to any vehicle exceeds $400.00. Vehicles involved in an accident should stop and remain at the scene without obstructing traffic more than is necessary.

TN Department of Safety Owner / Driver Form

As set forth under the provisions of 55-12-104, T.C.A., you must file, or have filed in your behalf, a personal accident report with the Department of Safety if you were involved in an automobile accident as an owner or driver involving death or injury, or in which damage to property was in excess of four hundred dollars ($400) to any person involved. This report is required regardless of who was at fault and in addition to any report filed by an investigating officer.

Failure to file a personal accident report with the Department of Safety shall result in the suspension of driver license and registrations or nonresident operating privileges of any person involved in an accident.

Your report must be submitted to the Department of Safety within twenty (20) days from the accident in order to avoid the proposed suspension of your driving and registration privileges. You can satisfy this requirement by downloading, printing out and completing the Owner / Driver Report Form and returning it to the Financial Responsibility Section.

https://www.tn.gov/assets/entities/safety/attachments/owneroperator.pdf

Financial Responsibility Section
P. O. Box 945
Nashville, TN 37202

Contact UTPD at 865-974-3114 to have a report of the incident made.

Call Records at  865-974-1313 or stop by UTPD Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Reports are released only after approval which may result in a two to three day delay in availability.

The UTPD strives to make the campus area as safe as possible. Just like any other metropolitan area in the state, we do have crimes that occur on and contiguous to campus. Please follow the crime prevention tips to reduce your potential of becoming a victim.

Yes. UTPD Officers are state certified, commissioned officers. All officers complete a field training officers program after completing the academy. Additionally, they are required to successfully complete a minimum of forty hours of POST approved training each year. UTPD Officers have arrest powers, the ability to write citations, and other general police powers.

Our officers are state commissioned and may enforce laws, ordinances, or regulations in any area they patrol. The department restricts reports to the actual property that the university owns. Our officers will respond to any crime in progress and take appropriate action. We frequently assign officers to portions of the Fort Sanders community.

UTPD is located at 1101 Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996.  UT Parking Garage 13 is located on the corner of Cumberland Avenue and 11th Street and we are at the bottom of that garage. To access the public entrance to UTPD, you may enter through the main lobby on the Cumberland Avenue side of the building. The disability entrance is located on the first parking level at the elevators (level two). Press the assistance button to gain entrance.

UTPD is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The administrative offices are open Monday–Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays.

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