Here are some frequently asked questions about AVI's. If you would like to purchase an AVI, please click below to print the AVI application. Send the completed form and payment to the Parking Services Office.
What is an AVI tag and what do the initials stand for?
AVI stands for Automatic Vehicle Identification. It is a tag that will be placed on your vehicle windshield that will allow you to access gated Faculty and Staff lots without swiping your ID through the machine. Automatic Vehicle Identification radio frequency (RF) technology-AVI for short is used at gated Faculty and Staff parking locations across campus to automatically open entry gates.
Why use automatic vehicle identification (AVI) technology to control gates?
Card access systems alone are sometimes slow and inconvenient to use. Devices and card numbers, which are programmed into a management database, are read and sent to the database for verification. The system is extremely fast, authenticating access in fractions of a second. AVI devices are 3 1/2" long by 2 1/2" wide -- approximately the size of a credit card, and must be secured to vehicle front windshields. This makes it quick and convenient to access your Faculty and Staff parking lot.
What are the benefits of AVI?
AVI will operate successfully in all University gated Faculty and Staff parking lots. It provides several benefits:
How much does an AVI cost?
An AVI for your vehicle will cost $50 per calendar year (January to December).
How do I pay for an AVI?
You may pay by money order or personal check. Please make checks payable to The University of Rhode Island. Parking Services cannot accept cash or credit cards.
Where can I park?
The AVI device will allow you to access any gated Faculty and Staff lot on campus. Please note that your vehicle will still need to be registered with Parking Services, and needs to display a current staff hangtag.
What happens if the AVI device doesn’t work?
Contact the Parking Services office at (401) 874-9281. A customer service representative will assist you to resolve the problem.
What happens if the AVI device is lost or stolen?
File a stolen AVI device report with URI Police. Bring a copy of your report number to the Parking Services' office to arrange for a replacement and to deactivate the old device. There will be a replacement fee of $35.
Office: 44 Lower College Rd.
Kingston, RI 02881