In order to reduce in-person crowding, this year’s Resident Village parking will be assigned using an online application.
Please note that the Resident Village parking includes off campus housing locations (DePaul Houses, Henley Road, and Seton Complex)
Parking Pass Guidelines: 2021-2022
Eligibility for the Residence Village Parking Permits is determined by class year. Students interested in purchasing a residential parking permit for the fall 2021 semester should submit an application using the link below. Only a limited number of permits are available. It is recommended that if you are interested in obtaining a permit, you should fill out the application at your earliest convenience. The permit fee is $500 for the academic year.
Please note that the RV (Residential Village) lot is located in the ROTC/Public Safety parking lot. Resident Village parking includes off campus housing locations (DePaul Houses, Henley Road, and Seton Complex)
Resident students are allowed to purchase General Permits for $100, which entitles them to park on campus from 6am to 3am. However, they must move their car off campus by 3am.
In order to reduce in-person crowding, this year’s Resident Village parking permits will be assigned using the following link: online Residence Village parking application portal. The form will be active from 3PM on August 27th, 2021 until 12PM on August 30th, 2021.
6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.,*
Monday to Friday
6 a.m. – 3 a.m.,
7 days a week*
24 hours a day,
7 days a week
6 a.m. – 3 a.m.,
7 days a week
5 a.m. – 3 a.m.,
7 days a week
Anyone may park with valid University parking permit in this area (Reserve parking lots that have numeric pavement markings and Employee parking lots during 4:30 p.m. – 3 a.m. on Monday-Friday and 6 – 3 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.)
The Grand Central Parkway Employee lot is excluded. Hours of validity for this lot are from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Friday
Commuter Students, Faculty Members and Employees
Parking permits can be applied for online starting August 1 by visiting the UIS app through Signon.stjohns.edu.
All visitors are requested to obtain and display a valid permit. Visitor permits can be obtained either at the Information Booth at Gate 1 or at the Public Safety office. Visitor permits are valid from the date of issuance to the date of expiration indicated on the permit.
The University requires all vehicles parking in disabled-parking areas to display a valid University permit (e.g., employee, student, faculty permit) in ADDITION to a state disabled permit or disabled license plate. Every vehicle parked in a disabled area or using a disabled permit for parking must be the valid owner of the disabled permit.
State disabled permits or license plates may be obtained by visiting the New York State DMV Website — then follow the on-screen instructions.
In short, both a University permit and state disabled permit or disabled license plate are required to park in designated disabled-parking areas.
Temporary Disabled Permits:
A temporary University disabled permit may be obtained for up to two weeks only by visiting the Public Safety office. Upon visiting, the applicant needs to submit valid medical documents or doctor’s note which indicates that the applicant has established physical limitations. In addition, a valid University StormCard is required. Public Safety will NOT accept any substitute forms or letters. Failure to display a disabled hangtag for any reason — will result in a parking violation with NO APPEAL.
Because Public Safety issues temporary disabled permits for only a two-week interval, it is recommended to visit the New York State DMV Website to obtain a state disabled permit or license plate upon one’s need.
There is only 1 option available when requesting a St. John’s University Parking Permit:
A. The annual HANG TAG must be displayed on the vehicle’s rearview mirror with the assigned number facing out and clearly visible. If the permit is left in a different vehicle or not brought to campus, a TEMPORARY paper HANG TAG must be obtained from the Department of Public Safety located outside of Gate 6 on Goethals Avenue or at the Security Information Booth located inside Gate 1. If your rearview mirror or a tinted windshield is designed in a way that impedes this type of display, you are responsible to insure it is hung from the mirror, by rope or string, in such a way to make it clearly visible.
B. If you utilize a second vehicle, you are required to obtain a TEMPORARY rearview mirror paper HANG TAG from the Department of Public Safety located outside of Gate 6 on Goethals Avenue or at the Security Information Booth located inside Gate 1. The TEMPORARY HANG TAG must be displayed from the rearview mirror of the secondary vehicle whenever you park on campus.
There is NO APPEAL for a summons issued for failing to display a valid parking permit, which must be affixed as described above. Furthermore, all permits are non-refundable and non-transferable.Illegal Use of Permit:
It is unlawful for any person to produce, alter or to display without the approval of Public Safety, any parking permit indicating eligibility to park; to park a vehicle bearing a permit to which he or she is not entitled; or to display a permit not issued to the specific vehicle(s) to which it was registered. It is also unlawful to purchase a fraudulently produced parking permit or to purchase a permit from another individual. Vehicles registered must belong to the individual registering the vehicle or a member of the person’s immediate family. Registering someone else’s vehicle is prohibited.Expiration:
Permits are valid up to and including the expiration month, day and year on the permit.Sale or Trade of Vehicle:
Failure to advise Public Safety of a sale or trade for registration purposes may result in continued responsibility to the permit holder for violations received on that permit. The permit holder has responsibility for removing parking permits prior to selling or trading a vehicle. Persons failing to comply with this requirement shall pay the cost of a new permit.Lost/Stolen Permits:
Permit holders are responsible for the security of their permits. The theft or loss of parking permit should be reported to Public Safety immediately upon discovery. Permits which are claimed lost may be replaced at the original cost of the permit.
Any permit lost in the mail must be reported within one month of ordering to receive a free replacement. No replacement will be issued beyond the one month requirement.Invalid Use of Permit:
The ownership of permit is not transferable. Therefore, sharing of any University parking permit issued by the Department of Public Safety is prohibited and subject to fine(s) or suspension of parking privileges.Daily Hours of Validity:
All general and employee parking permits are valid from 6 a.m. – 3 a.m., seven days a week. Food Service permits are valid from 5 a.m. – 3 a.m., seven days a week. Murray residence and residence village, faculty and maintenance permits are valid 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Change in Residence or License Plate:
Permit holders changing residence or license plates after initial application must contact Public Safety and complete the necessary forms. Failure to do so may result in continued responsibility for violations issued to the old license plate and a loss of parking privileges.Traffic Regulations:
1. Parking Rules and Regulations, as indicated in this pamphlet and in University Web page, are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.2. All legal parking areas are designated by signs, painted stripes, or other pavement markings, which may indicate limited or reserve parking.3. Motorists are to yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians in a crosswalk.4. Driving vehicles on any of the quadrangles or in the Residence Village is prohibited.5. All vehicles are to be operated with extreme caution and no more than 10 miles per hour.6. Pedestrians have the right-of-way at all times.7. Traffic control such as stop signs, speed limit signs, pedestrian right-of-way and the observance of traffic lines are in effect at all times. Drivers are required to park within two white/yellow lines (blue for handicap) of demarcation in parking areas. A driver may be subject to fine(s) for failing to comply with any traffic rules while driving on campus.8. Overnight parking on campus (after 3 a.m.) is prohibited unless previously authorized by Public Safety. In an emergency, specific prior written arrangement must be made with the Executive Director of Public Safety.9. In order to facilitate snow removal during a snowstorm, it is recommended that all cars are removed off campus. However, in an emergency, contact Public Safety for authorization to keep a vehicle in the parking garages. Under no circumstances should vehicles be left on the roads.10. During and after snowstorms, efforts should be made to carpool to and from the campus so that the parking lots may be cleared. Presence of snow shall not be used as an excuse for violating campus parking rules.11. Vehicles with loud and excessive noise are prohibited on campus. Violators will subject to a fine.12. Parking on grass, sidewalks, crosswalks, streets, curbs or unimproved areas is prohibited and subject to fine. Special loading or unloading requirements will be met upon request to the Public Safety.13. Vehicles parking near a fire hydrant, blocking another vehicle, University gates and or walkways, are subject to fine and/or maybe towed away at owner’s expense.14. In certain cases, Public Safety may resort to the use of a “Rhino Boot” in order to immobilize an illegally parked vehicle; the violator is subject to a fine.15. A vehicle displaying an invalid permit- altered or tampered is subject to a “Rhino Boot,” which immobilizes the vehicle, leading to the identification of the violator, who is subject to a fine.16. Unauthorized removal or an attempt of unauthorized removal of a Rhino Boot results in an additional $400 fine. If a student is involved, the Dean of Students is notified and appropriate action is taken.17. Motorcycles and motor scooters require a permit. However, for practical reasons, permits need not be displayed on the vehicle. Operators must carry the permit on their person and present it to a Public Safety officer upon request. Motor vehicles must
park within one parking space only.18. Any moving violation, such as speeding and excessive noise from the vehicle, is notified via mail when violator is identified.19. Vehicles parked in “NO PARKING” areas on campus are subject to a fine. These areas include emergency/fire lane areas, yellow painted curbs, grassy areas, emergency phones, dumpster pickups, loading zones, and other posted areas.20. Barriers are placed for safety purposes and must be recognized as such. Evading, driving around or over, or moving any barrier, gate, or traffic control device, unless specifically directed by a Public Safety Officer, is strictly forbidden.Appeals:
All appeals must be in writing, postmark dated within five business days of issuance of the violation and mailed to the address listed below. A copy of the violation, license plate number, University X number and a brief explanation must also accompany the appeal. If the alleged violator does not appeal a notice of violation within five business days, any fine remains as a charge to his or her University Banner account, any suspension or revocation of parking privileges is deemed final,and the right to appeal will be forfeited. The appeal process usually takes approximately seven business days. All appeals submitted by members of the University community with a valid ID number will receive email notification of the decision. If the corresponding violation is adjudicated, the appellant’s University Banner account will be credited. University members can check their account status via the Web at: www.stjohns.edu
Appeal status can be checked by calling (718) 990-5561, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mail the appeal and associated documentation to the address as follows: St. John’s University, Department of Public Safety, Parking Program, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439.
All decisions made by Public Safety at the conclusion or expiration of the appeal process are final.Payments:
All parking violations are payable at the Department of Public Safety or the Office of the Bursar during normal business hours. Please bring a copy of the violation to either office.
Students, Faculty, and Employees may also make payment through UIS on the University Web site. If paying a violation online, log into UIS. Then select the “Personal Information” tab, where you will find “Account Suite.” Outstanding violations can be paid through Account Suite.
Students who do not pay their fines will not be eligible to register for class(es) and will not receive a final grade report, diploma or transcript. If paying by mail, please include a copy of the violation along with payment. Please write your University X number and the license plate number on check or money order made payable to St. John’s University and send to the following address:
St. John’s University
Department of Public Safety
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
Do not send cash.
Miscellaneous:1.Vehicles Without a Parking Permit: The University has access to DMV records and will trace license plates to identify owners. In addition to fines, Public Safety will charge violators a DMV surcharge.2.Right to Close: The University reserves the right to close any campus parking area at any time it is deemed necessary for maintenance, safety or to meet special needs. Public Safety will notify patrons when possible.3.Liability: The University assumes no responsibility for the care and protection of any vehicle or its contents at any time the vehicle is on campus property.4.False Information: No person shall obtain, attempt to obtain or use in a manner contrary to these regulations, a modified parking permit or a permit issued upon false information. A violation of this section includes giving a false name, address, University X number and/or other information known to be false. Violation of this provision shall constitute the illegal use of a parking permit and will be subject to violations.5. Temporary Parking: A temporary parking permit can be obtained from the Department of Public Safety if the current permit is either misplaced or left at home. At all times while parking on-campus grounds, a valid University parking permit must be displayed.
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All appeals must be in writing, postmark dated within five business days of issuance of the violation and mailed to:
St. John’s University, Department of Public Safety, Parking Program, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439
A copy of the violation, license plate number, University X number and a brief explanation must also accompany the appeal.
Guests of a resident student may obtain an overnight permit for up to three consecutive nights. In order to receive the permit, the resident student (hosting the guest) needs to bring his or her own University StormCard. The guest must also be present with a valid picture ID such as State issued ID and Driver’s License. The fee for this permit is $10 and will be posted to the corresponding resident student’s (host) account. There is no fee for guests who are University members.
Seton Complex, DePaul House, Henley Road, and Bartilucci permits are issued in person at the Public Safety office. These permits are determined by the department's senior administrators. Once the determination is finalized, a list of eligible University members (e.g., students, employees, administrators) is forwarded to Public Safety.
Note: The same Parking Rules and Regulations apply when using Seton Complex, DePaul House and Henley permits on campus.
The Bartilucci Center permit's daily hours of validity are 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Permits for summer school students are issued by the Public Safety office in person with a valid StormCard between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday – Friday. Matriculated University students can follow the same online procedures as indicated under the Apply for a parking permit section.
Public Safety officers are entrusted with ensuring the safety of the University community and its visitors. Officers are to be treated with courtesy at all times, particularly when they are enforcing parking regulations. Failure to act in a proper manner may result in the loss of parking privileges; no refund on permit will be issued. All persons using the campus parking facilities are expected to cooperate and accept officers’ directions and suggestions. Officers are required to place parking violations on all cars in violation of parking regulations. There should not be any dispute with any officer issuing parking violations. All complaints may be made to the Executive Director of Public Safety in writing.
Times of Enforcement
Permit Areas: All parking zones are limited to authorized permit holders and will be strictly enforced.
Restricted Spaces: These spaces are restricted for their designated purpose at all times (24 hours a day).
a) Murray Residence Reserved
b) Fire lanes
c) Disabled parking areas
d) Residence Village
f) Specially signed areas or pavement markings
Lack of a parking space will not be considered a valid excuse for violation of parking regulations. Individuals who frequently violate parking regulations demonstrate a lack of consideration for others and will have their parking privileges revoked. Students are reported to the Dean of Students, faculty members are reported to the Provost, and employees will be reported to corresponding department heads. It is the responsibility of each person to make a prompt settlement with the University.
Do not send cash.