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 permit or visitor/day permit. Parking hangtags must be displayed HANGING from the rearview mirror at all times while on campus.
  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 for a hangtag is $20.00 and must be accompanied by a completed University Police Form LSPark-01. This form is available at the University Police Department (Service Building 100, Off Route 32) and can be completed anytime. A copy of the form must be brought to the parking office (Wooster Hall, Office of Student Accounts, Rm 114) to accompany a request for a new hangtag.

    Possessing, creating or allowing your parking tag to be duplicated for the purpose of creating a fraudulent tag will immediately result in permanent termination of your campus parking privileges.

  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 may utilize the Park and Pay machines located in the Rt. 32 lot, West campus entrance located on Hawk Drive off of Rt. 208 and Elting Main Lot adjacent to Parker Theater. Park and Pay machines only except credit cards. Visitor/Day permits may also be purchased at the Parking Office (Wooster Hall, Student Accounts, Room 114). Visitor/Day permits are $3.

  8. Overnight parking rules on campus are in effect between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. 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 or the Walkill Lot.

  9. ADA parking spaces are labeled as such and are designated by blue paint and blue lines. Under no circumstances is parking allowed in any blue-lined ADA space or its accompanying blue-lined van accessible space without a properly displayed, valid disability permit. The minimum fine for this offense is $75.00. A valid SUNY New Paltz parking permit must be displayed on the rear view mirror at all times. The disability 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 online using our Online Services portal, in person at the Parking Office located in Wooster Hall, Office of Student Accounts, Rm 114 or by mail with a check. Failure to do so will result in a $5 late fee per violation. Payment may be cash, check or Mastercard/Visa/American Express/Discover.
  11. The permit owner is responsible for all citations. The use of payroll deduction for Faculty/Staff will be used as a means of collecting past due fines. A collection agency will be used if deemed appropriate.

  12. Appeals must be submitted online using our Online Service portal within (10) ten business days of the ticket issue date.

  13. Parking with 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 or Walkill overnight parking unless specifically 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.