Policy 1005 - Vehicle and Parking Regulations

Section: Operating/Administrative
Policy Number: 1005
Responsible Office: Public Safety
Effective Date: 4/1/01
Clarified: 11/25/02
Revised: 2/10/10; 1/18/12; 1/13/22

PARKING REGULATIONS – Parking Permits/Application Process and Appeals

In order to accommodate the parking needs of the University community, the Department of Public Safety has developed a Parking Program. All members of the University community who wish to park on campus must have an appropriate parking permit issued by Public Safety. Employees can apply for a parking permit in person or online by logging onto the University Information System (UIS) from SignOn.stjohns.edu. Once logged on, click the UIS icon and go to the “Personal Information” tab, click on “Parking Permit Application” and then follow the onscreen instructions.

Parking on campus is not an entitlement and is limited by available parking space. Parking privileges can be refused or revoked at the discretion of the University. When a person accepts a permit, he or she does so with the following understanding:

  1. The purchase of a permit gives the University members the privilege to park on campus, in designated parking areas, based on availability. The purchase of a permit does not guarantee a parking space on the campus, and does not create any substantive rights for the permit holder.
  2. The possession of a parking permit, whether temporary or permanent, constitutes acceptance of the Parking Rules & Regulations.
  3. All persons park their vehicles on campus at their own risk. The University is not responsible for the theft of any vehicle, its contents, or for damage sustained by a vehicle parked on campus property.
  4. Vehicles not displaying a proper University parking permit are subject to being ticketed, booted and/or towed. 
  5. Vehicles that violate the Parking Rules and Regulations may be ticketed, booted, and/or towed.
  6. Parking a vehicle on University property is a privilege that may be granted or revoked by the University. The University reserves the right to regulate the use of any and all of its vehicle parking facilities for the exclusive use of designated groups or individuals.
  7. Employees who violate these Parking Rules & Regulations may face disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
  8. Students who violate these Parking Rules & Regulations may face disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion from the University.
  9. Parking Rules and Regulations must be observed at all times including exam periods, registration, summer sessions, and inclement weather.
  10. The University’s Parking Rules and Regulations are subject to change at any time, with or without notice.
  11. University members and authorized guests who park their vehicles off-campus and in areas adjacent to the campus are cautioned to respect the privacy of the neighborhood and to ensure that driveways are not blocked.


  1. Vehicle Regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
  2. Motorists are to yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians in a crosswalk.
  3. Driving vehicles on any of the quadrangles or in the Residence Village is prohibited.
  4. All vehicles are to be operated with extreme caution and no more than 10 miles per hour.
  5. Pedestrians have the right-of-way at all times.
  6. Traffic controls 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) and/or disciplinary action for failing to comply with any traffic rules while driving on campus.
  7. 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 in parking lots or on the roads.
  8. 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.
  9. Vehicles with loud and excessive noise are prohibited on campus. Violators will subject to a fine.
  10. Operating a vehicle on grass, sidewalks, curbs or unimproved areas is prohibited and subject to a fine and/or disciplinary action. Special loading or unloading requirements will be met upon request to the Public Safety.
  11. Vehicles impeding a fire hydrant, blocking another vehicle, University gates and or walkways, are subject to a fine and/or may be towed. 
  12. 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. Motorcycles and motor scooters must park within one parking space only.
  13. Any moving violation, such as speeding and excessive noise from the vehicle, is issued via mail when a violator is identified.
  14. 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.

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