Rules and Regulations
These Purchase College Parking regulations include and are issued in conjunction with Part 560 & 568 of the SUNY Trustees Official Compilation of Codes
- Part 560 & 568 of the SUNY Trustees Official Compilation of Codes are included as part of this policy.
- All vehicles must be registered with the Parking Office and display the appropriate valid decal/hangtag at all times. For decal placement and lot assignment, please see below. For the current fee structure please see attachment 2.
- A vehicle is considered registered only when the official Purchase College decal/hangtag has been displayed as required and remains affixed at all times and is legible at all times.
- Vehicles, when parked in parking lots, must be parked between the pavement striping.
- A parking permit is not a guarantee of a specific parking space. The driver is responsible for finding an authorized parking space and the lack of a space does not justify illegal parking.
- It is the vehicle owner’s responsibility to read and fully understand the parking rules and regulations. Professing ignorance of them will not be accepted as an excuse to alleviate fines assessed for violations.
- Parking regulations are in effect year round, including semester breaks and holidays. These enforcement regulations apply to all persons who operate motor vehicles on Purchase College property.
- Disabled vehicles must be reported to the University Police at (914) 251-6900.
- Stolen/lost decals must be reported to the University Police at (914) 251-6900. Should the owner of the decal wish to seek a replacement, it shall be the responsibility of the owner to purchase a new decal. Lost decals for residential campus parking lots may be replaced with a new permit for designated commuter lots/overflow parking lots.
- Reproduction of decals or hangtags is prohibited and is a violation of Purchase College policy.
- No person shall park a vehicle on the premises of the College in such a manner as to interfere with the use of a fire hydrant, fire lane or other emergency zone, create any other hazard or interfere with the free and proper use of a roadway or pedestrian right- of-way.
- No vehicle may park in or upon any pedestrian right-of-way nor shall any vehicle be driven upon any pedestrian right-of-way.
- No vehicle at any time shall cause delay to emergency responders.
- No vehicle at any time shall cause delay/prevent snow removal efforts.
- All vehicles loading/unloading at loading docks must have the emergency flashers on. Loading/unloading must be accomplished within 15 minutes.
- Activated flashers on an illegally parked vehicle do not exempt the vehicle from receiving a parking citation.
- The registrant of the vehicle is responsible for any parking citation assigned, regardless of who is driving the vehicle at the time of the violation.
- Any area not specifically designated for parking is considered a no parking zone and vehicles will be cited appropriately.
- The Parking Office reserves the right to change any parking regulation. Changes in the regulations will be announced through campus broadcast email and other appropriate media (college website).
- Permits for the academic year go on sale August 1
- No parking is permitted on the following streets:
- Lincoln Avenue
- Brigid Flannigan Drive
- Service Roads
- East-West Roads
- Any of the service and pedestrian roadways between and around buildings
- Any roadways around campus buildings, the apartments and access roadways to the Performing Arts Center
- Within 15 ft. of any fire hydrant, in any fire lane, or fire circle
- Blocking/obstructing a dumpster
- On sidewalks, pedestrian walkways, grass or other unpaved areas
- Parking Meters and Short-term parking spaces are not to be used by resident students, faculty, or staff
- In the underpass at the Performing Arts Center or the Humanities building
- Behind buildings in areas where parking spaces are not striped
- Gymnasium parking spaces are not to be used by students, these spaces are only for gym members and faculty/staff
- Handicap parking spaces are available throughout campus.
- All vehicles parked on campus are to be registered with the parking office and obtain the appropriate decal/hangtag based on the status of the individual.
- All vehicles parked in handicap spaces should display a valid state issued handicap pass.
- Individual departments are responsible for contacting the Parking Office to make arrangements.
Purchase College has a limited number of priority parking spaces on campus for community members (students, faculty, staff, alumni and local community) with special needs.
These spaces are first come first served. Receiving a permit for these spaces will not guarantee that you will be able to park in any of these spaces. These spaces are not for handicapped. There is no parking in any of these spaces daily from 2am till 6am. These spaces are located by Fort Awesome, School of Visual Arts and School of Natural Sciences/School of Dance.
To apply to use these spaces you must have a valid parking permit for Purchase College. Permission to use these spaces can be granted for community members who have a long term or short term need for parking located in these areas. This may be due to a permanent disability or a short term injury. You will be required to submit proof of documentation each year when you purchase your parking permit. If you are given one of these spaces it will be only for one academic year or portion thereof. The permit must be renewed each year. Contact the Parking & Card Office for more information.
Registration of Vehicles and Parking Permits
- Students are defined as any and all individuals registered for course work for any length of time during any time.
- Any person associated with the College who operates a vehicle on College property must register that vehicle with the Parking Office and display the appropriate valid decal at all times. For decal placement and lot assignment, please see attachment 1.
- Students are only permitted to park in the white spaces.
- Student permits are valid from September 1 to August 31.
- Vehicles may only park in assigned areas. Areas are coded to coincide with permits.
- Parking decals must be affixed to the driver-side rear window only.
- Parking permits may not be transferred from one vehicle to another.
- Faculty/Staff are defined as any and all individuals employed directly by Purchase College or members of the Purchase College Foundation or Purchase College Association. This does not include summer workers, vendors/contractors, student workers, camp workers, volunteers and Neuberger docents. For the purpose of these regulations, “Staff” includes all faculty, administrative and professional employees, other support personnel employed by the College, and the personnel of other entities located on campus.
- Faculty/Staff may park in the red spaces.
- All vehicles must be registered with the Parking Office and display the appropriate valid hangtag at all times.
- Parking hang tags must be hung from the rear view mirror while vehicle is parked.
- Hangtags are valid from September 1 – August 31.
- Hangtags may be transferred to up to three vehicles, but all vehicles must be registered.
- Purchase College, Management Confidential (MC) employees have a required annual parking fee of $180.00 and may receive a reserved parking space.
- Employees designated management confidential are not members of a negotiating unit/union. The Taylor Law does not permit them to organize or to bargain collectively on terms and conditions of employment because of the nature of their work.
- MC employees formulate policy, assist directly in preparing for or conducting negotiations, administer labor agreements, or assist in a confidential capacity those employees who have employee relations responsibilities.
- Employees that are classified by the college as MC may receive a reserved space. They may also decline this option if they choose but will still be required to make their annual payment of $180.00.
- Visitors are defined as persons who are not staff or matriculating students and who only visit the campus on an occasional basis.
- Parking for visitors is in the W1 lot only.
- Visitors/Guests can pay for parking at the electronic meter located in W1 near the Performing Arts Center .
- The department or individual inviting the Visitors/Guest to campus is responsible for contacting the Parking Office and making parking arrangements.
- Visitors parking on campus for more than 4 days are encouraged to purchase a community member parking decal(not available Fall 2020 and Spring 2021), which can be purchased in the Parking & Card Office located at Campus Center North 1014.
- PAC ticket holders are not required to purchase these permits, as their ticket price includes a parking fee.
- Overnight guests of residential students must be registered with an RC and would be permitted to park in W2 only.
- Vendors/Contractors are defined as any and all individuals working on campus for any period of time during any time. Parking for Vendors/Contractors is in the W2 lot (other locations may be made available based on working needs at the discretion of the Parking Office).
- Vendors/Contractors are only permitted to park in the white spaces.
- Hangtags are valid from September 1 – August 31.
- Vendors/Contractors are required to purchase a Vendor/Contractor hang tag from the Parking & Card Office located in Campus Center North 1014.
- Due to restrictions in place to deal with the pandemic only visitors with official business on the campus may park. Community members may not park on campus this is in effect Fall 2020 and Spring 2021
- Community Members are defined as any and all individuals’ utilizing Purchase College property and not defined in previous categories in this policy.
- All vehicles must be registered with the Parking Office and display the appropriate valid decal at all times.
- Community Members are only permitted to park in the white spaces.
- Community Members decals are valid from September 1 – August 31.
- Any veteran, as defined in section 360 of the New York State Education Law, in attendance as a student at Purchase College shall be exempt from registration and parking fees upon submission by the veteran of a written request for exemption together with written certification by the veteran that such veteran was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from such service will be provided with a complimentary student parking permit.
- Veterans must identify themselves with their military ID card, Veterans card, or DDR14 card. This must be presented at time of purchase; the Parking Office will record and file the information.
- Veterans will still be expected to abide by all aforementioned rules and regulations applicable to Student parking.
- Gymnasium parking spaces are not to be used by students, these spaces are only for gym members and faculty/staff.
- All vehicles must be registered with the Gym or the Parking Office and display the appropriate valid decal at all times.
- Decals are valid from September 1 – August 31.
- The gym will distribute decals to registrants.
Summonses, Fines, and Appeals
The campus is regulated by New York State Vehicle and Traffic Laws; therefore, drivers are subject to standard traffic and parking regulations and outstanding parking tickets are entered into the New York State scofflaw system. Fines currently range from $25 to $150, please see attachment 3 for fine schedule.
Below are the fines for parking violations, the first amount is the base fine, the second amount is the fine with a late penalty.
|03 RESERVED PARKING||$ 25.00 /$ 35.00|
|04 LOADING DOCK/ZONE||$ 25.00/ $ 35.00|
|08 EXPIRED INSPECTION||$ 25.00 /$ 35.00|
|09 EXPIRED REGISTRATION||$ 25.00/ $ 35.00|
|11 NO PARKING ANYTIME||$ 25.00 /$ 35.00|
|20 FIRE HYDRANT||$ 50.00 /$ 60.00|
|25 ROADWAY INTERFERENCE||$ 25.00 /$ 35.00|
|30 FACULTY/STAFF ONLY||$ 25.00/ $ 35.00|
|32 POLICE VEHICLES ONLY||$ 25.00/ $ 35.00|
|40 OTHER||$ 25.00/ $ 35.00|
|42 FIRE ZONE/LANE||$150.00/ $160.00|
|43 EQUIPMENT (LIST)||$ 25.00/ $ 35.00|
|61 UNREGISTERED||$ 25.00 /$ 35.00|
|62 UNINSPECTED||$ 25.00 /$ 35.00|
|63 ABANDONED VEHICLE||$ 25.00 /$ 35.00|
|72 NO SUNY DECAL||$ 25.00 /$ 35.00|
|86 PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED PARKING||$150.00 / $160.00|
|87 PARKED OFF PAVEMENT||$ 25.00/ $ 35.00|
|92 ALL NIGHT PARKING (2AM-6AM)||$ 25.00/ $ 35.00|
|100 PARKING ON GRASS||$ 50.00/ $ 60.00|
|101 PARKING IN WRONG LOT W/PERMIT||$ 35.00 /$ 45.00|
|102 CCN NO PERMIT/WRONG PERMIT||$ 35.00 /$ 45.00|
|103 OLDE/ALUMNI VILLAGE NO PERMIT||$ 35.00/ $ 45.00|
|104 W1/W2 PARKING LOT ANY VIOLATION||$ 25.00 / $ 35.00|
|105 PARKED OUTSIDE MARKING||$ 25.00/$ 35.00|
|106 PARKED IN WALKWAY||$ 25.00 /$ 35.00|
- Appeals must be filed within 14 calendar days of the ticket issue date.
- After 14 days have passed from the time a ticket is issued, it may no longer be appealed
- Failure to appeal a ticket within 14 days constitutes as pleading guilty.
- The decision of the Hearing Officer is final. Date(s) & time(s) of hearings will be emailed upon receipt of an Appeal Form and can also be found online at ParkingTicketPayment.com.
- Students with outstanding fines for more than 30 days and or amounting to $75 or more will have a hold placed on their student account.
- Fines must be paid in full for the hold to be removed.
- Holds make it unable for you to register in the future, obtain transcripts, or receive graduation diplomas.
- Vehicles are subject to booting or towing for unpaid parking summonses and illegal parking; in such case, the owner/driver of the vehicle is responsible for booting and towing fees.
- Vehicles may receive a boot for the following reasons:
- Unpaid parking tickets exceeding 90 days (even if the car is currently parked legally, including at meters and in parking lots)
- Vehicles owing $75 or more in parking tickets.
- Illegal parking (cars parked in any of the prohibited areas at the discretion of UPD)
- Parking in a closed lot
- If a vehicle is booted for one of the above reasons, a $35 boot fee will be added to the final violation.
- The boot fee must be paid before the boot is removed from the vehicle. The owner/operator must make contact with the Parking Office to make arrangements for boot removal.
- Boot will be removed by UPD.
- Vehicles may be towed for the following reasons:
- Parking in any of the prohibited areas.
- Having a boot on the car for more than 72 hours.
Where is My Permit Valid?
|E2/W2||East 2, West 2|
|E2/E3||East 2, East 3|
|E6||Lower Athletics Lot, East 6|
|E4/E5||East 4, East 5|
|NYU||Central 4, Central 5|
|LIU||East 2, West 2|
|Student, staff and Faculty permits||