Visitor Parking

  1. All visitors who park on the SUNY New Paltz campus must display a valid Visitor Parking Permit on the vehicle's dashboard or hanging from the rear view mirror, Monday - Friday between 6:30 am - 6:30 pm. Visitor permits are $2.00 and can be obtained from the Welcome Center in the Haggerty Administration lobby and the Parking Office in HAB 35 Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm (summer hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm). Park & Pay machines are located in the entrance of Rt. 32 Lot #28, West entrance located on Hawk drive, off Rt. 208 and Lot 5 adjacent to Parker Theater. A Visitor Permit is valid for the date of purchase only. (View our campus map.) Day passes purchased from the Park & Pay machines are date-stamped for 24 hours from purchase time. They must be purchased each day if necessary, and cannot be pre-bought.

  2. Permits are required year round.

  3. Visitor permits allow visitors to park in any lot on campus EXCEPT for resident student lots. Overnight visitor parking is allowed ONLY in Route 32 Lot (lot 28) or Walkill Lot (lot 30).

  4. All vehicles that are parked on SUNY New Paltz campus property must have a parking permit. Park & Pay day passes must be displayed on the dashboard; Scratch-off day passes must be hung from the rearview mirror.

  5. Failure to display your parking permit for any reason, will result in a parking ticket.

  6. Overnight parking on campus applies to the hours of 2:00 am - 6:00 am unless otherwise stated. Any guest or visitor parked on campus past 2:00 am must be in either Route 32 Lot (lot #28) or Walkill Lot (lot #30).

  7. Handicapped spaces are labeled as such and are designated by blue paint. Under NO circumstances are you allowed to park in such a space without a properly displayed, valid handicap permit. The minimum fine for this offense is $75.00. You must also display a valid SUNY parking permit at all times. The handicapped permit expiration date and both permit numbers must be clearly visible.

  8. All parking citations must be paid at the Parking Office (HAB 35) or by mail within ten (10) business days. Failure to do so will result in a $5.00 late fee per violation.

  9. Appeal forms may be obtained at the Parking Office HAB 35, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday, at University Police 24 hours a day, or you can download it here. These forms must be submitted within ten business days of the ticket issue date.

  10. 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 painted lines on the paved lot surface. No motor vehicle may be parked in or on any of the following:
    • Campus roadways, driving lanes
    • In Faculty/Staff or commuter parking lots from 2:00 am - 6:00 am
    • 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 sidewalks, pedestrian walkways, on grass, or unpaved area
    • Fire Lanes


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

  12. 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.

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