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2013-14 Parking Regulations

NDSU Parking and Transportation Services are within the NDSU Facilities Management Department located in Thorson Maintenance Center. NDSU Parking and Transportation Services can be contacted at by phone at 231-5771, or by fax at 231-8008.

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General Parking Information


1. All motor vehicles parking on the NDSU campus, in permitted areas, are required to have a valid NDSU parking permit and must meet North Dakota Motor Vehicle Department requirements. Faculty, staff, and students may purchase one parking permit per academic year. NDSU parking permits are the property of NDSU.

2. Purchase of a parking permit does not guarantee the holder a parking space.

3. Students moving out of NDSU housing must surrender their parking permit to NDSU Parking and Transportation Services. Students who transfer to a different NDSU housing unit must exchange their permit to the appropriate housing lot at NDSU Parking and Transportation Services. Failure to do so may result in loss of campus parking privileges.

4. The annual parking fee for full-time or part-time students (undergraduate, graduate, research assistants) and full-time or part-time faculty and staff (adjunct lecture, postdoctoral, visiting scholars) is set by the NDSU President after recommendation from the Campus Space and Facilities Committee of the University Senate. There is a charge for replacement of lost permits.

5. It is preferred that the permit be hung on the rearview mirror, but alternatively it can be displayed on the driver’s side dashboard. Improperly displaying your permit, even if parking in your assigned lot, will result in a citation being issued. Permits must be fully visible to be valid.

6. Students who leave the university before the end of the regular school year, or who no longer need to park on campus, may be eligible for a pro-rated refund. Refunds will follow the academic calendar date on the last day to withdraw to zero credits. Refunds will be issued only to the registered owner of the permit, and the permit must be returned to NDSU Parking and Transportation Services.

7. Falsifying registration information, reproducing, defacing, forging, altering, obscuring, transferring, and/or retaining and using a found permit is considered theft and fraud. The vehicle may be subject to impoundment; criminal charges and/or university sanctions may be filed against the owner/operator in accordance with NDSU Policy, Section 169, and the Code of Student Behavior.

8. NDSU faculty, staff, and students using NDSU parking permits are required to keep accurate vehicle registration information on file with NDSU Parking and Transportation Services. Drivers will provide the following vehicle information: license plate, state, make, model, color, and year.

Accessible (Handicapped-Designated) Parking


10. Individuals who want to use university-designated handicapped parking areas must obtain a State Handicapped Permit from the Department of Motor Vehicles. A handicapped permit must be displayed in conjunction with a valid NDSU permit. Handicapped spaces in paystation lots do not require an additional NDSU permit, but do require payment at the paystation kiosk. Please refer to the campus map for designated Handicapped parking areas.

Persons with short-term medical conditions or injuries (six weeks maximum) may purchase an accessible parking permit at NDSU Parking and Transportation Services. Appropriate written verification of need from your physician is required.

Student Parking

11. Students with valid NDSU parking permits may park in their assigned lots from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday- Friday. Students with or without parking permits may park in any lot from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. weekdays and all day Saturday, Sunday, and official holidays except in the following areas: State Fleet Lot, T1/L, Staff Unloading, designated Reserved Parking, Shuttle Bus stops, BU Lot, Park & Ride Lots, and wherever otherwise posted.

When snow removal is necessary, students may be required to move their vehicles for lot cleaning. If they do not move their vehicles when requested, vehicles may be towed at their expense.

12. Class breaks (i.e. when the University is open) are not official holidays, therefore all parking regulations apply.

Motorized Cycles

13. Motorized cycles are permitted only in designated areas. Motorized cycles may not park in bicycle racks or areas adjacent to bicycle racks. See campus map for locations.

Faculty and Staff Parking

14. Faculty and staff with valid NDSU parking permits may park in their assigned lot from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Faculty and staff with or without parking permits may park in any lot from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. weekdays and all day Saturdays, Sundays, and official holidays except in the State Fleet Lot, T1/L, designated Reserved Parking and any lot temporarily reserved for Special Event parking. Faculty and staff unloading zones by Minard, Hultz, and Agricultural Engineering require an employee permit and parking is limited to 15 minutes. Faculty and staff, refer to your parking permit for overflow location(s). Only park in your overflow lot if your assigned lot is full.

Retired Faculty and Staff

15. Retired NDSU faculty and staff are eligible to receive a Retired Parking Permit at no charge. The permit is valid for one year and will need to be renewed or replaced annually, at no charge. The Retired Parking Permit is valid in all NDSU Paylots, and the IFC Lot behind the Alumni Center.

Departmental Service Vehicle Permit

16. The DSV permit is to be used by members of an NDSU department for conducting official business on campus. If eligible, a department may request a maximum of two permits at no charge. Unauthorized use of this permit may result in revocation. A valid NDSU permit is required to be displayed with the DSV permit for a maximum of two hours. The DSV permit is allowed in Staff, Student, Paylots, Time Zone, Staff Unloading Zone, and Service Vehicle Spaces.

Special Event and Conference Parking

17. University departments may request parking spaces for a conference or event by submitting an Event/Conference form at least fourteen days prior to the date needed. Fill out the request form at Departments may purchase one day permits for their guests or speakers if space is available.

Tri College Parking

 18. Parking permits from other educational institutions will be honored as follows:

  •  Parking at NDSU: Students from other institutions may park in “R,” “T,” or Park & Ride Lots with their institution parking permit displayed. Faculty members may park in the “T1 Lot.”
  •  Parking at Concordia College: “C” Lot located 12th Ave. between 6th and 8th streets
  •  Parking at Minnesota State University Moorhead: “P” and “K” Lots

Park & Ride

19. Faculty, staff, and commuter students are eligible to purchase a Park & Ride permit at a reduced rate. Park & Ride Lots "C," "D" and "E" are located south of the Fargodome. Park & Ride permits are invalid in any other location, (i.e. Wellness Center) and are not valid in conjunction with any other permit (i.e. State Handicapped, DSV, etc.) Overnight parking is not permitted in Park & Ride Lots.

Time Zone Parking

20. Time zone parking is limited to 15-minute or 30-minute (as posted) once every four hour period. When the posted time-limit restriction shall have elapsed and said vehicle remains parked or is parked again in the same block or zone, said vehicle shall be construed to have remained stationary. Note: All time zones remain in effect every day of the year on a 24-hour basis.

No Parking on Campus Streets

21. Campus streets are considered "No Parking" zones unless otherwise designated as a time zone or a permit required zone.

Visitor/Pay and Display Parking


22. Paid parking is available in the Memorial Union, Visitor E, and Wellness Paylots for short duration visits. See campus map for locations. Instructions for using the paystations are located at each kiosk. Select the amount of time you want to park; pay with the correct amount of coins, bills, or a major debit/credit card; and collect your receipt. Place the receipt face-up on the driver’s side dashboard. Receipt must be clearly visible to be valid.

A valid NDSU parking permit allows you to park at the Wallman Wellness Center for up to two consecutive hours one time during the day, Monday – Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Vendors, Contractors and Service Providers


23. Vendors, contractors, consultants, and service providers may be eligible to purchase an annual vendor permit for the academic school year by submitting an application to NDSU Parking and Transportation Services. Annual vendor permits are not allowed in: no parking zones, fire lanes, sidewalks, state fleet lot, and reserved spaces.

24. Vendors who perform services to University buildings and property, in easily recognizable service vehicles painted with a "branded/logo signature" or an appropriately sized magnetic or attached sign, are allowed to park in a reasonable manner on campus. Contractors working on designated projects may be assigned to a specific lot or area.


25. Parking enforcement is conducted by University Police and NDSU Parking and Transportation Services. NDSU parking regulations prohibit parking on the NDSU campus without the required permit as well as the common offenses of parking in designated "No Parking" zones, fire lanes, driveways, at the ends of rows, sidewalk/crosswalks, hydrant parking, double parking, wrong side of street, parked in a bus stop, etc.

26. Persons disagreeing with a citation which they have received on the NDSU campus may complete a Citation Appeal Form online at the NDSU Parking and Transportation Services web page within five days of citation issuance. The appeal will be administratively reviewed by NDSU Parking and Transportation Services staff. If you disagree with the result of your appeal, you may schedule a hearing with the NDSU Parking Appeals Board for an additional review of the citation. The request for a hearing must be made within 5 days of the receipt of an appeal denial. All decisions of the NDSU Parking Appeals Board are final.

27. The university is not responsible for care or protection of any vehicle or its contents while on campus.



28. While operating bicycles on streets, riders must obey appropriate traffic regulations. All bicycles must be parked in outdoor racks provided for that purpose. Bicycles brought inside, fastened to other objects, or left in such manner as to impede or endanger pedestrian or vehicular traffic, will be subject to impoundment by University Police.

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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-5771 / Fax: (701) 231-8008
Physical Campus address:1801 15th Ave N / Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 3310 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Parking and Transportation Services

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014 3:28:40 PM