Parking Regulations

General Guidelines
Vehicles parked in violation of any of the following rules are subject to ticketing, immobilization and towing at the owner's expense. Rules and regulations are in effect 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Please read the signs at lot entrances.

  1. Marked spaces are provided in all lots. All vehicles must be parked entirely within a marked stall. Absence of space markings indicates "no parking."
  2. Availability of specific spaces in specific lots is not guaranteed with a parking permit.
  3. Non-availability of space in specific lots does not excuse illegal or improper parking. Legal alternatives should be sought in other lots.
  4. Other illegally parked, unticketed vehicles does not excuse illegal parking and does not indicate that parking rules are not in effect.

Specific Guidelines

  1. Responsible for all University parking violations issued to a vehicle is the vehicle registrant, regardless of the driver or owner.
  2. Violations issued to a vehicle that is not registered with Parking and Transportation Services are the responsibility of the vehicle owner registered with the state Department of Motor Vehicles. Penalties will be passed on to the student associated with the vehicle if tickets are not paid.
  3. State registration laws must be abided by while vehicles are parked on University properties. Vehicles without valid license plates may be towed by University police.
  4. Unpaid parking tickets will result in the placement of holds on records, registration, transcripts, and/or diplomas. Further, the vehicle may be towed or impounded pending payment in full of all outstanding fines.
  5. Signs and markings are provided in the interest of parking control and life safety and must be obeyed. Removal or damage of such signs or markings is illegal. Perpetrators are subject to arrest and prosecution. Yellow curbs and markings indicate "no parking."
  6. Specific lot restrictions are posted in every lot. Registrants are expected to familiarize themselves with the information provided on these signs as well as in this material. Missing signs do not preempt parking regulations.
  7. Disabled vehicles must be reported to the University Police. Disabled vehicles should not obstruct traffic flow or endanger safety. The vehicle must be removed no longer than 24 hours after the vehicle becomes disabled. Permission may be obtained from University Police to leave the vehicle for longer periods, however, that permission must be renewed every 24 hours. Disabled vehicles that are not reported or re-reported will be towed.
  8. Storage of vehicles on University property is prohibited. No University property may be used as a "park and ride" site for commuting by public transportation. Storage during extended recess periods is prohibited without the express approval of Parking and Transportation Services.
  9. Timed spaces are provided for the convenience of residents and visitors. Campus and lot restrictions are still in effect, as indicated by signs and markings.
  10. Temporary legal closure of parking areas or roadways is a right the University reserves for reasons of repair or safety. Vehicles found parked in or traversing an area that has been legally closed by barricades, signs, or notification are subject to towing at owner's expense. Resident students are requested to pay particular attention to such closures during the winter months since overnight lots are subject to such closures to facilitiate snow removal and other activities.
  11. Notes or explanation left on vehicles to excuse illegal parking will not be honored.
  12. Parking in handicapped spaces requires the display of proper identification at all times.
  13. Students may not park in lots and areas designated for vehicles other than student.
  14. Visitor spaces are designated to facilitate occasional access to certain facilities and business activities. Students, Faculty and Staff regularly housed in facilities in proximity to Visitor's spaces are prohibited from use of those spaces.

Overnight Parking

Overnight parking is restricted to Lots 1, 6, and Lot 2, rows C and D only, Lot 13 at the Pioneer and Heritage student parking. Vehicles parked between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. in lots or areas other than those enumerated above are subject to ticketing, towing, or immobilization.

  1. Overnight parking requires a specific decal authorizing the presence of the vehicle overnight.
  2. For resident students, the resident parking decal serves as that authorization.
  3. Visitors may obtain a temporary overnight authorization at the Public Safety office/University Police building.
  4. Vehicles parked overnight without proper authorization are subject to ticketing, towing, or immobilization.
  5. Individuals who are chronic or repeat violators of University parking and traffic regulations may also be referred to the Office of the Dean of Student Development under the University's Code of Conduct.
  6. Temporary legal closure of parking areas or roadways is a right the University reserves for reasons of repair or safety. Vehicles found parked in or traversing an area that has been legally closed by barricades, signs, or notification are subject to towing at owner's expense. Resident students are requested to pay particular attention to such closures during the winter months since overnight lots are subject to such closures to facilitiate snow removal and other activities.

Statement of Policy Regarding Parking of Cars on Campus
Resident students of the University who have earned 23 credits or less may not have a car on campus. The purpose of this policy is to encourage new students to become an integral part of the residential community.

Exceptions

  • Academic: Students who are involved in an academic internship or program which requires them to have a vehicle on campus must present proof of this requirement from the department chairperson in which the course is offered.
  • Medical: Proof of medical exceptions must come from the Division of Motor Vehicles in the state in which they are legal residents.
  • The student is 21 years of age or older.

Exceptions are also given for individuals who have been classified as care givers by the Division of Disability and Determination in the state in which they are legal residents or in conjunction with the Social Security Administration.

Questions regarding the policy can be addressed to: John Martone, Associate Vice President and Dean of Student Development, William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470.