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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.

Parking Services, in partnership with Facilities Services, provides towing information. Contact Facilities Services One Call at 865-946-7777 for after-hours towing information.

Only weapons, dangerous items, personally identifiable items such as government-issued photo identification cards, cash, uncashed checks, and stored value cards such as VolCards may be turned in to UTPD. These items may either be dropped off at the UTPD or you may contact UT Police Communications to request that someone retrieve the found item from a campus location. All other items should be taken to the UT Warehouse during regular business hours. If a dangerous item cannot be safely secured please contact UTPD Dispatch at 865-974-3111 immediately.

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 a report to be filed if damage to any vehicle exceeds $1500.00. 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

Tennessee State Law, Section 55-12-104, requires either the driver or the owner of a vehicle in a traffic accident which results in death, injury or damage to the property of any one (1) person, including the operator, in excess of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) to file an owner/driver report of the accident with the State of Tennessee within twenty (20) days of the accident.  Failure to file an Owner/Driver report can result in the suspension of driving privileges.

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.

For a copy of the Owner/Driver report, visit:


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, email, 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.

You may also complete a request using the online form:  Records Request Form

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.