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Parking FAQ

Where is Parking Services located? 

The Parking Office is located in Wooster Hall, Office of Student Accounts, Rm 114.  The phone number is 845-257-3347 and the fax number is 845-257-3495.


What are Parking Services hours of operation?

Parking Services is open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. during the academic year.  During winter intercession and over the summer they’re open Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


How do you register your car in order to receive a hangtag? 

You may register on-line by going to www.newpaltz.edu/parking/onlineservices or come into the office and register in person.  You must present a valid vehicle registration if you register in person.  


What are the fees for a hangtag?

Faculty & Staff registration fee is $20.00 per year.

Management/Confidential registration fee is $100.00 per year.

U.S. Veteran Students are exempt from parking fees. Necessary documentation must be submitted to Office of Veteran and Military Services, SUB 100C in order to be eligible.

Visitor Parking fee is $3.00 per day, Monday through Friday 6:30 am – 6:30 pm.

Summer Parking fee is $25.00 and includes summer session from May through August.  Students who pay for a full-year parking permit do not have to pay this additional fee

Resident Student fee is $80.00 for the year. 

Commuter Student fee is $80.00 for the year or $40.00 per semester. 


What forms of payment are accepted?

You may pay by cash, check or credit card, (Master Card, Visa, Amex, Discover). The Parking Office does not accept Hawk Dollars.


What is the refund policy if you withdraw from school?

Any student who purchases a full year permit, and does not return for Spring term will be eligible for a refund. The hangtag must be returned to Wooster Hall, Office of Student Accounts, Rm 114, by January 31 for a $40.00 refund. Hangtags returned after January 31 will be refunded at the pro-rated tuition refund schedule located on the Student Accounts web page. There are no partial semester refunds.


What if you drive a different vehicle on campus for the day?

Your hangtag is transferrable to any vehicle you drive to campus


Do you need to be registered with a parking permit to park on campus for evening classes that start after 4:00 pm?



Can you share your parking permit with other people?



What are the procedures for accessible parking? 

Anyone that has been issued a accessible hang tag or license plate through the city, town, village clerk or police departments may park in an accessible parking space.  The campus parking office does not issue accessible parking permits.


Do they ever not enforce parking?

No. Parking rules are always in effect.


Where can you park overnight if you are a commuter, faculty or staff? 

You can park overnight in the Route 32 parking lot and the Wallkill parking lot .  If you park in a resident lot with anything other than a resident permit then you will be ticketed. 


If you're a resident and you have a visitor come stay with you, where do they park, and do they need a permit?

Visitors that are staying with residents need to purchase visitor passes if they will be on campus from Monday – Friday from 6: 30 am – 6:30 pm.  Visitors to the campus after 6:30 pm on weekdays and from 6:30 pm Friday – 2:00 am Monday do not require a permit. 


How do you appeal a ticket? 

For information please go to the parking web page & click on appeals. 


How long do you have to pay a ticket, and does the amount increase if you don't pay it on time? 

You have 10 business days to pay. If you don't pay within 10 business days a late fee will be applied to the amount and a "hold" will be put on your account.  Banner "holds" for unpaid citations or delinquent deferments for parking permits will prevent registration for future classes as well as hold up requests for transcripts and diplomas until such time as the financial obligation to Parking Services has been paid in full.  Once the obligation has been paid in full, the "hold" will be removed the following business day.


Are there other ways to pay for tickets instead of coming in person to parking services?

Yes, online at the Parking main page.  You may send a check to parking services payable to SUNY New Paltz, or call the Parking Office with a credit card number.


Who issues the parking tickets on campus?

The University Police Officers issue the parking tickets on campus. Student workers for University Police may also issue parking tickets. These students have been fully trained by the Police Officers.


How many tickets can you get before you are towed?

Anyone who has incurred $100 in parking fines is considered a scofflaw, and may be booted at the discretion of the college. Faculty and staff will have their wages garnished for fines owed.


Who can I speak with about my ticket?

The College employs a Hearing Officer who is not otherwise connected with the college. He is available one morning a week to speak with any interested party. Please call the Parking Office for further info.


Where does the money I pay for parking fines and fees go and what is it used for?

Parking fines and fees are collected and deposited to the college accounts. Funds from the parking revenue is used for such things as parking signs, parking lot maintenance, civilian salaries, grounds equipment, parking lot maintenance etc. Funds from the parking program are used to support the SUNY New Paltz campus.


Can freshman have vehicles on campus?

Residence Hall students who have 30 or more credits may apply for a parking permit. All commuter students may apply for a parking permit


How do I get a bike permit?

The information required for a bike permit is the manufacturer, color and serial number. There is no charge.


Is there designated campus parking for motorcycles?  

Currently there is no motorcycle specific parking. A motorcycle parks like a car, one per space, between two white lines, on a paved surface.