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Regulations and Penalties, Section 3.0

3.1 Regulation—Parking Permits

All persons desiring to park a vehicle on the IUP campus must register for a parking permit, except for vehicles bearing a disabled plate, DV plate, or a disabled placard. Permits are not required for parking at a pay-by-space machine. Time must be purchased on the pay-by-space machine.

3.1.1 Penalty 

Violation of this provision may result in a $15 fine and/or towing or booting of the vehicle at the owner’s expense. The vehicle may be booted or towed if there are ten or more violations of this provision per permit year.

Ten (10) or more violations for parking without a permit during a permit year, September 1 to August 31, will result in the vehicle being booted, regardless of whether the fines have been paid or not.

3.2 Regulation—Parking Permits 

Parking permits will be issued by University Parking Services as follows:

  1. There shall be one transferable parking permit issued to personnel identified in Paragraph 2.1 for all vehicles excluding motorcycles and mopeds. A second decal may be issued if it is issued for a motorcycle or moped.
  2. One hanger-type transferable permit will be hung from the inside rear-view mirror and be clearly visible from the front of the vehicle when the vehicle is parked in a university-controlled area. A one-day temporary parking permit may be issued upon request if a permit holder forgets his or her permit. The permit holder can log into URSA and print a temporary permit and place on the dashboard of their vehicle. Each permit holder can print up to five temporary permits per year.
  3. Motorcycles and mopeds will have a clearly visible sticker-type permit placed on the rear fender. Motorcycles must park in designated motorcycle spaces, or pay to park at a meter or pay-by-space machine.
  4. If a permit is lost or stolen, it should be reported to University Parking Services, located in University Towers, immediately. A replacement fee of $10 will be charged. This fee will not be refundable.

3.3 Regulation—Parking Permits

The Parking Services Department will issue permits to owners of vehicles according to their status. Permits shall be relinquished upon change of status or address change if boundaries are affected, or if the permit holder leaves the university.

  1. Commuter and work-study students who reside outside the boundary lines can find out if they are eligible for a commuter permit by logging into URSA and clicking the “online parking account” option. Once you are in the online parking account section, you can choose to view the map and see if you reside inside the boundary area. All students residing inside these boundary areas; including Copper Beech and the Grove complexes, will not receive commuter permits and are expected to walk or ride the Indiana Transit system to the university. All students residing outside these boundary lines can apply for commuter permits. However, students residing 75 miles or more from campus are not eligible to receive a commuter permit. Graduate students living within these boundary lines may be issued a commuter parking permit. Any exceptions to these boundary lines must be reviewed and approved by the Parking Authority Review Board before a permit is issued.
  2. Faculty: This group includes those persons defined in Paragraphs 2.1A. Staff and students, graduate and undergraduate, are excluded from this group.
  3. If an automobile is needed for academic reason, a resident parking permit will be issued upon approval of the Parking Authority Review Board. To apply for a resident permit, print the Academic Experience Application on the University Parking Services website and complete it. Once completed, please have the department chair sign the form and attach your class schedule to it. The form can be returned to IUP Parking Services on the first floor of University Towers.

    Long-term resident students may receive free temporary parking permits for Robertshaw West Lot, Monday through Friday, during the first week of classes and the last week of final exams. This applies to the Fall and Spring semesters only.

    Graduate students living in university housing may be issued resident parking permits. Any exception to this section must be submitted to the PARB for review and approval.
  4. Staff: This group includes all persons who are defined in paragraph 2.1B.
  5. Disabled vehicles with disabled plates, disabled veteran plates, or disabled placard will not require an IUP parking permit to park at the university. A temporary disabled permit may be issued for a maximum of 14 days while an application is made to PennDOT for a disabled plate or placard. A doctor’s letter is required to obtain a temporary disabled permit.
  6. Visitor: All persons other than faculty and staff members and students who are on campus temporarily to conduct business or to visit members of the university community. Visitor groups requesting seven or more temporary parking permits will be issued permits for the R&P Band Parking Lot and are expected to ride the bus to their meeting locations. There are no fees incurred, and no identification is needed to ride the bus.
  7. Parking permits will not be issued to persons who have unpaid university parking violations.

3.4 Regulation—Parking Permit Misuse

Misuse of a parking permit is defined as using a parking permit obtained by submitting false information, or omitting information to fraudulently obtain a permit.

Attempting to secure a permit with fraudulent information will result in charges being filed for giving false information to a police agency.

Anyone misusing an IUP parking permit will be booted on the first offense. If it is found that the permit is not being misused, there will be no boot fee charged.

Using a stolen parking permit to park on campus will result in having the vehicle booted, the permit confiscated, and charges brought against the offender for receiving stolen property.

Example: Giving a wrong address to obtain a permit, using another person’s permit, altering a permit in any manner, or failing to return a permit if your status changes.

3.4.1 Penalty—Misuse of the Permit 

  1. The fine for misuse of a parking permit by theft will be $50, the maximum fine permitted in addition to booting and replacement fees.
  2. The person to whom the permit is issued or the user shall lose parking privileges for one year from violation; furthermore, any reissuance of the permit to the offender shall be determined by the Parking Authority Review Board.
  3. Using a stolen permit to park on campus will result in having the vehicle booted, the permit confiscated, and charges brought against the offender for receiving stolen property.

3.5 Regulation—No Parking Areas

No person shall park a vehicle attended or unattended at any time in any of the following places:

  1. In a loading zone, unless vehicle is being loaded or unloaded and warning flashers are operating and vehicle is not in the zone more than the posted time, unless authorized by University Parking Services.
  2. In any parking place other than that designated by the vehicle’s permit.
  3. In any area other than those regularly designated as parking spaces and which are marked by lines, markings, or signs.
  4. On a sidewalk.
  5. In a crosswalk.
  6. Within 15 feet of either side of a fire hydrant or in fire lanes.
  7. Within 30 feet of an intersection.
  8. In intersections.
  9. In such a manner as to impede the flow traffic.
  10. In restricted areas (posted by signs, yellow curb, or hash lines).
  11. In any reserved space, unless the parking space is assigned to that individual. Only upon complaint from the reserved-space owner will an unauthorized vehicle be booted or towed. If the reserved-space owner wishes to let another use his/her reserved space, a temporary parking permit for that reserved space must be obtained from University Parking Services.
  12. In any disabled/handicapped parking space, unless the vehicle is designated “disabled” by permit, placard, or registration plate.
  13. Exception: Any IUP maintenance vehicle, marked and identified as such, may be parked in restricted area provided it does not block emergency access, impede the flow of traffic, or create any type of hazard. The vehicle may remain in the restricted space only for a short period of time.
  14. On or across lines that denote a legal parking space.

3.5.1 Penalty 

Violations of disabled/handicapped parking may result in a fine of $50 for the first violation, $100 for the second violation, $150 for the third violation, $200 for the fourth violation, and booting or towing at owner’s expense for each violation. All other violations will result in a $15 fine and booting or towing at owner’s expense.

3.6 Regulation—Obstructed Plates

Any vehicle parked in violation of any parking regulation or parked in such a manner as to prevent the reading of a license registration number shall be ticketed and may be booted. Vehicles parked on the streets or in parking lots with one-way traffic shall park in the direction of the authorized flow of traffic.

3.6.1 Penalty 

See paragraph 3.5.1

3.7 Regulation—Temporary Visitor Permit

Visitors are required to park in pay-by-space or designated locations. The parking location shall be designated on the temporary parking permit before issued. Visitors must obtain a temporary parking permit from one of the following:

  1. University Parking Services
  2. Departmental chairperson

Contractors, repair persons, salespersons, vendors, etc., are required to register with the University Parking Services Office and to obtain a special parking permit to be displayed on the inside rear-view mirror, with the vehicle parking in an area designated by University Parking Services.

Participants of camps and conferences requiring group parking will park at the R&P Parking Lot and may ride the bus to meeting sites.

3.7.1 Penalty 

See Paragraph 3.5.1

3.8 Regulation—Parking 

No vehicle shall be permitted to park on campus for longer than a maximum of 48 hours unless the custodian of the vehicle has made arrangements with University Police or the Parking Services Department.

3.8.1 Penalty 

See Paragraph 3.5.1

3.9 Regulation—Pay-By-Space Parking

Pay-by-Space machines installed on campus will be used on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone using these machines shall pay for parking. A permit is not an exception to this regulation. The machines shall be subject to hourly enforcement.

Parking machine violations are subject to parking citations hourly.

3.9.1 Penalty 

See Paragraph 3.5.1

3.10 Regulation—Fees 

The fee structure for reserved parking, paid parking, and meter fees and time will be established by the president and approved by the Council of Trustees.

3.10.1 Fees—Reserved Spaces

Fee schedules for reserved spaces will be established on an annual basis. Fees scheduled for long-term parking will be established on an annual basis.

3.10.2 

The fee schedules are contained in Appendix I.

3.11 

The following locations will be posted “No Parking” from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., 365 days per year. The signs posted at the entrance of each lot will indicate the restricted times.

  • Grant Street (between 11th and Pratt)
  • HUB Parking Lot
  • Parking Garage Top Deck
  • Pratt Drive (between Maple and Grant)
  • Stadium Parking Lot
  • Reschini Parking Lot
  • Whitmyre Parking Lot
  • Washington Street Lot

3.12 Unloading/Loading Zones

The unloading/loading areas around campus are posted and enforced as “Fifteen or Thirty Minute Loading Zones.” Flashers are required while parking in these areas.

3.13 Abandoned and Disabled Vehicles 

Any vehicle broken down on campus may be issued a temporary parking permit to park for 24 hours, if the vehicle is not in a reserved space or creating a hazard. The broken-down vehicle is expected to be removed within 24 hours. All abandoned vehicles will be processed through a salver. All persons parking on campus lots who vehicles become disabled should report this to the IUP Police, located in University Towers. You will be required to fill out a disabled vehicle report at that time.

  • Parking Services and Visitor Center
  • University Towers
    850 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-8748
  • Fax: 724-357-2104
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  • Monday through Friday
  • 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.