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Parking Rules & Regulations

» Freshmen Parking Ban
» Visitor Parking

  1. Faculty/Staff, Commuters, Residents, and all SUNY New Paltz permit holders are expected to park legally at all times. Visitors please refer to the Visitor Parking page.

  2. Any vehicle parked on SUNY New Paltz campus property must have a SUNY New Paltz parking hangtag or visitor permit. Parking hangtags must be displayed HANGING from the rearview mirror at all times while on campus. For visitor day pass regulations, see Visitor Parking page.

  3. SUNY New Paltz faculty, staff and students are not allowed to park in spaces reserved for one hour visitors.

  4. Lock your car! You are responsible for your hangtag. The replacement cost is $20. All replacement requests must be accompanied by a completed form # LSPark-01, available only from University Police.

  5. If you fail to transfer your hangtag from vehicle to vehicle you must obtain a visitor pass to avoid being ticketed for no permit.

  6. This parking permit is non-transferable for another person’s use. Parking privileges may be revoked for illegal use of a parking permit.

  7. All guests/visitors on campus must obtain a visitor pass for their vehicle. They are available at the HAB Welcome Center, located in the HAB Lobby and the Parking Office in HAB 35 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Summer and winter break: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.). Park and Pay machines are located in the Rt. 32 lot (#28), West campus entrance located on Hawk drive off of Rt. 208 and Lot 5 adjacent to Parker Theater.

  8. Overnight parking rules on campus are in effect between the hours of 2:00AM and 6:00 AM unless otherwise posted. Any guest, faculty/staff or commuter car parked on campus between these hours MUST be parked in either the Route 32 Lot (Lot #28) or the Walkill Lot (Lot # 30).

  9. Handicap parking spaces are labeled as such and are designated by blue paint and blue lines. Under no circumstances are you allowed to park in any blue lined handicap space or its accompanying blue lined van accessible space without a properly displayed, valid handicap permit. The minimum fine for this offense is $75.00. You must also display a valid SUNY New Paltz parking hangtag at all times. The handicap permit expiration date and both permit numbers must be clearly visible.

  10. Parking citations must be paid within 10 business days. Tickets may be paid at the Parking Office (HAB 35) or online. Failure to do so will result in a $5 late fee per violation. Payment may be cash, check or Mastercard/Visa/American Express. Payment by mail and charges by phone are accepted.

  11. I understand that I am liable for all violations issued against this parking permit. The use of payroll deduction for faculty/staff will be used as a means of collecting past due fines. I further understand the use of a collection agency will be used if deemed appropriate.

  12. Appeal forms may be obtained outside the Parking Office HAB 35, online at www.newpaltz.edu/parking or 24 hours a day at University Police. These forms must be submitted within (10) ten business days of the ticket issue date.

  13. Parking with your flashers on is considered being parked illegally, even if it is for a few minutes.

  14. No  motor vehicle may be parked in/on any of the following:
  • Campus roadways, driving lanes
  • Overnight between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., anywhere on campus except Route 32 lot #28 or Walkill lot #30 over night parking unless specificly permitted.
  • Within 15 feet of any fire hydrant
  • Premises outside the boundaries of the parking lots
  • Within 20 feet of a building
  • Service vehicle areas or loading docks
  • Blocking /obstructing a dumpster
  • On a side walk, pedestrian walkway, on grass, or unpaved area
  • Fire Lanes

Parking shall be within the confines of one (1) legal parking space. A legal parking space is designated by the area between two (2) white lines on a paved surface lot.

  1. All campus speed limits and traffic rules must be observed.

  2. All disabled vehicles must be reported to University Police at 257-2222 to be placed on the disabled vehicle log, which allows a period for removal without being ticketed.

  3. A portable power pack is available at University Police for jump-starting a vehicle.

  4. Parking Lots are subject to change, see this page for current details.