- What is changing regarding student parking permits and related fees in Fall 2008?
- How can I receive a permit to park in an ADA accessible parking space?
- Can "One Day" permits be purchased ahead of time?
Citations / Enforcement
- Can I appeal a parking ticket that I feel is undeserved?
- At what level of fines can I be placed on academic hold and/or booted?
- Why don't you give a warning before you boot a vehicle?
- Why do I get tickets for not displaying a permit when I have purchased one?
- What forms of payment do you accept?
Safety / Assistance
- What can I do if someone illegally blocks me in on campus?
- How can I increase the security of my vehicle when parked on campus?
- How can I increase my safety while walking to and from my vehicle in the evening?
Regulations / Policies & Procedures
- What is your policy concerning the use of loading zones?
- Why can't I park on level 3 of the North Campus Parking Deck (Lot 26) between the hours of 6:00 PM Sunday evening and 6:00 AM Monday morning?
- Why are so many more permits sold than there are parking spaces? For example, how can you sell 20,000 permits when there are only 10,000 parking spaces?
Meters / Facilities / Construction
- Why are there parking meters taking spaces which could be used by students or employees?
- Why are the curb cuts at the entrances to the parking decks so narrow?
- Why can't deck repairs and constructions be done in the off-peak seasons?
- A lot is changing this fall! See this brochure for details. More information will be posted on this site throughout the summer as it becomes available.
- If the disability is long-term, ask your doctor if you qualify to receive a disability parking permit from the state. If not, we would be happy to issue you a temporary disability permit, valid only on campus. Please print and read carefully the following form, and then return it completed to us in person to receive your permit.
- "One Day" permits can be purchased ahead of time and used at your convenience. Simply leave them blank until you are on campus, and then mark the correct date on one and display it.
- Yes, you may appeal any ticket you feel is undeserved. This appeal must be received by Parking Services within 30 days of issuance of the citation. Visit the fines page for instructions and to download the appeal form.
- Students may be placed on academic hold for outstanding fines of $24.00 or more. Anyone parking on University property is subject to vehicle immobilization for outstanding fines of $40.00 or more.
- Printed on every ticket is the following text: "If a vehicle has Forty Dollars ($40.00) or more in outstanding parking citations, it is subject to impoundment when parked on University owned/operated property." Every ticket issued is a warning.
- If a permit is not displayed in a vehicle, we do not know if that permit is simply in the glove compartment or if it has been lent to another individual for use on campus. If we did not require the permit to be displayed, some would quickly exploit this courtesy.
- We accept cash, check or money order, credit card (Visa, Master Card, Discover) and Zip Card (all-campus account) in person. We will also accept check or money order by mail, and the same major credit cards by phone. All NSF checks will cause a $20.00 fee to be assessed. If a second check from the same individual is returned as NSF, we will no longer accept checks from that individual.
- Contact our office at 330-972-7213. You will be requested to sign a complaint form, and then we will tow any blocking vehicles that are illegally parked.
- The most important step that you can take to insure your vehicle's security is to keep it locked while parked on campus. This cannot be over emphasized. Security alarms may also help to deter theft. Additionally, any items of value, either items within or accessories without the vehicle should be placed out of sight. If you are driving a smaller car, avoid parking next to larger vehicles such as trucks and vans.
- If possible, park in a well lit area if you know you will be coming back to your vehicle in the evening. If you call the University Police at 330-972-7123 an officer will come and walk you to or from your vehicle.
- Faculty/Staff may use loading zones for the posted time, or up to 30 minutes if no time limit is posted, by notifying the Parking Office of the type and license number of the vehicle prior to use.
- Level 3 of the North Campus Parking Deck is closed during this time for cleaning. Any vehicles parked on this level prevent our sweeper from cleaning the occupied sections. Numerous signs are posted which prohibit parking on level 3 between the hours of 6:00 PM Sunday evening and 6:00 AM Monday morning.
- The key factor in selling the appropriate amount of parking permits is TURNOVER. Student turnover is, on average, 4.5 times per day, or roughly about every two (2) hours. Employee turnover is, on average, 1.5 times per day. If there was a one to one ratio of selling permits to parking spaces, the perimeter spaces would NEVER be used and money would have been wasted even providing these extra spaces and that would be student permit fees.
- Students are our primary customer. We also are concerned with the issues that are faced by our faculty and staff. The university does, however, maintain a responsibility to the community. If these parking meters were removed, this would leave only Visitor Lot A for visitors of the university to park without having to come to the Parking Office to purchase a permit.
- The curb cuts at the parking deck entrances across campus are designed to encourage traffic to slow as it enters and exits the deck. If these curb cuts were wider there would be an increased risk of accidents.
- While we would like to do all these projects during good weather because it is easier and faster to complete, there are many stages of the construction process. The initial stages are: architects/engineers need to be hired to develop and design specifications and construction cost estimates, advertisement for pre-bid and bid meetings, the bid opening, and then the approval of the low bidder by our Board of Trustees. This process can vary significantly from a schedule and time standpoint, from two to six months, depending on the complexity of the work.