Know the Law


In the city of Lexington, an ordinance prohibits music that disturbs others or that can be heard at a distance of 50 feet between 11 PM and 7 AM.

  • On the first visit by police, you will receive a written warning.
  • On the second visit by police, you will be given a citation and be requested to appear in court. You will be fined and there will be additional court costs.


All students must register motor vehicles in their possession with the Office of Public Safety. Only those motor vehicles that have been registered and provided with the appropriate identifying parking permits will be permitted to use University parking areas during the hours of 8 AM to 5 PM Monday-Friday.

  • Students residing within one-half mile of Washington Hall, and not living in University housing, are required to register their vehicles but are not allowed to use University parking areas during these times. No parking registration fee is charged for these students. Students residing more than one-half mile from campus are eligible to park in University parking areas and must pay a parking registration fee each academic year.
  • Parking ticket violations given by the city are paid in the City Treasurer's Office. If you need additional information regarding your ticket or wish to contest it, please contact the Police Department Administrative Offices at (540) 462-3705.


Properties must be kept clear of excessive trash. A fine could result.


Any person found trespassing on a private lot can be charged with a misdemeanor.