To enhance the security of the campus, the University requires all vehicles, which are parked on the campus, to be registered with its Department of Public Safety and to display appropriate university decals or permits. As a result, all vehicles parked on the campus must bear a valid William Paterson University parking permit/decal, which must be visibly displayed whenever the vehicle is parked on campus, and each student and/or university employee must register his/her vehicle with the William Paterson University Department of Public Safety to park on campus. The only exception to the parking decal requirement is a visitor's vehicle parked in designated visitor's spot.
Ownership of vehicle
A person need not own a specific vehicle to park it on the university campus. A student or university employee may register a vehicle belonging to another person with the Department of Public Safety with the permission of the vehicle's owner.
Online vehicle registration
To register a vehicle used by a student or a university employee, that person must apply for a decal online. To do so, a person must do the following after acquiring a university password :
Temporary parking permit in lieu of registration
If a student or a university employee must borrow a vehicle temporarily and needs to park the borrowed vehicle on campus, that person must acquire a temporary parking permit. To obtain a temporary permit, the person needs to go directly to the Violations Bureau located in the building for the Department of Public Safety and request a permit. The temporary permit is valid for only the specific period of time indicated upon the permit.