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Terms of Permit

There are two options available when requesting a St. John’s University Parking Permit:

1. Window Decal:

A. This option consists of one yearly window decal which must be affixed to the REAR WINDOW placed in the bottom left hand corner behind the driver.
Disclaimer: St. John’s University will not be liable for any damages arising from a Parking Permit window decal, when applied or removed from automobile window. Note: St. John’s University expired Parking permit (Window Decal) must be removed from vehicle.

B. If you utilize a second vehicle you will be required to obtain a TEMPORARY rear view 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 rear view mirror of the secondary vehicle whenever you are parking on campus.

2. Rearview Mirror Hang Tag:

A. This option consists of one yearly HANG TAG which must be displayed on the vehicle’s rear view mirror with the assigned number facing out 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. Please note that if your rear view mirror or a tinted windshield is designed in a way to impede this type of display, you are responsible to insure it is hung from the mirror in such a way to make it clearly visible (such as by a rope or string).

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.

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.

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, employees, food service, parking permits are valid from 6 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:
 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 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, vehicles should be moved to 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 and the violator will be subject to a fine.

15. A vehicle displaying an invalid- altered/tampered permit will be subject to a “Rhino Boot,” which will immobilize the vehicle, leading to the identification of the violator, who will be subject to fine.

16. Unauthorized removal or an attempt of unauthorized removal of a Rhino Boot will result in an additional $400 fine. If a student is involved, the Dean of Students will be notified and appropriate action will be 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, will be notified via mail, when violator is identified.

19. Vehicles parked in “NO PARKING” areas on campus will be ticketed. These areas include emergency/fire lane areas, yellow painted curbs, grassy areas, dumpster pickups and other posted areas.

20. Barriers are placed for safety purposes and to be recognized as such. Evading, driving around, over or moving any barrier, gate or traffic control device unless specifically directed by a Public Safety Officer is strictly forbidden.

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, the fine will remain as a charge to his or her University Banner account 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:

All decisions made by Public Safety are final; 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.

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
Parking Program
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439

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 and scroll to the bottom of the page where you will find “Account Suites.”  Outstanding violations can be paid through Account Suites.

Please do not send cash.

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 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.