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2016-17 Parking Regulations

Supersedes Previous Revision Dated:          September 2, 2015

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These regulations will be enforced in their entirety. Please acquaint yourself with their contents, as unawareness of these regulations will not be considered as justification in citation appeals. It is the responsibility of each member of the University community to read, understand and abide by the regulations.

Regulation Statement

Any motorized vehicle operated on the property of North Dakota State University is subject to all regulations governing parking at the institution. In accordance with NDSU parking regulations, all parking on campus may be restricted to vehicles with permits displayed to authorize parking in a specific area or vehicles with required documentation displayed, to indicate that the metered parking fee has been paid. Parking enforcement is conducted year-round, 24-hours per day.

Reason for Regulations

These regulations are a service to North Dakota State University and are intended to protect student, staff, and faculty pedestrian mobility. Use available parking space in the best interest of the entire University and maximize parking consistent with land needs for the academic function, topography, financial feasibility and maintenance of the campus landscape and infrastructure.

Web Site References

VP Finance and Administration

Facilities Management

NDSU Policy Manual

Contact Information

NDSU Parking and Transportation Services, a part of the NDSU Facilities Management Department, is located at the Parking Office, 1801 15th Ave N., Fargo, ND 58102. NDSU Parking and Transportation Services can be contacted via email at, by phone at 701-231-5771 or by fax at 701-231-7980.

Specific questions should be directed to the following:




Department Email / Web Sites

Regulation  Content & Clarification

Parking Coordinator

(701) 231-5771

Reservation & Requests for Event Parking

 Enforcement Supervisor

 (701) 231-9860

Reservation & Request Form

Parking Enforcement

Enforcement Supervisor

(701) 231-9860

Parking Citations

Citation Specialist

(701) 231-6575

On-line Citations Appeal Form

Purchase a Parking  Permit

Parking Coordinator

(701) 231-5771

On-line Student Permit Sales

On-line Faculty/Staff Permit Sales

Department 1-Day or Temp Permits

Visitor Parking

Enforcement Supervisor

(701) 231-9860

Campus Signage

Enforcement Supervisor

(701) 231-9860


Overview – The intent of these parking regulations is to help control and reduce the amount of illegal parking on the NDSU campus by holding offenders accountable for their actions. Illegal parking reduces the amount of available parking and is unfair to those who have purchased NDSU parking permits and adhere to the NDSU parking regulations.

Any motorized vehicle operated on the property of North Dakota State University is subject to all regulations governing parking at the University. The operation of a motorized vehicle on University property is a privilege granted by NDSU and is not an inherent right of any faculty/staff member, student or visitor. Since campus parking is limited, faculty, staff and students should carefully consider their needs prior to applying for parking privileges. Said privileges may be denied, revoked, suspended or modified by Parking and Transportations Services.

All faculty, staff and students must comply with parking rules and regulations as part of their employment, appointment or enrollment. The regulations also apply to visitors, vendors and contractors and are considered part of the terms, conditions and permissions to be on the NDSU campus.

All faculty, staff, students or visitors who choose to park on NDSU property must have a University parking permit or park in one of the four campus visitor pay lots. A parking permit identifies an individual that has been granted the privilege of properly parking a vehicle on University property, but does not guarantee a parking space will be available on the campus. Failure to purchase a permit may result in citation fees or other disciplinary actions at the owner’s expense. Parking enforcement is conducted year-round, 24-hours per day, unless otherwise announced. NDSU regulations do not differ during certain holidays or school breaks.

The university may amend these regulations, in whole or in part, at any time. Advanced public notice of changes will be provided, when possible.

Applicability – These regulations apply to the drivers, owners, or registrants of all motor vehicles on the North Dakota State University campus. The person purchasing the parking permit (or state licensed vehicle owner or vehicle owner’s responsible family member) is accountable for all citations issued against the vehicle.

Proof – The issuance of a citation constitutes sufficient evidence that a regulation violation occurred at the location, date and time referenced on the citation.

It is impossible to determine whether or not the citation was on the vehicle when the owner returned. A presumption will, therefore, govern: a citation placed on a vehicle will be there when the owner returns.

When it is determined that an NDSU student, faculty or staff member (past or present) has the same physical address or last name as the registered owner of a vehicle with outstanding citations, a review will be performed to determine the responsible party. Based on the information obtained from NDSU and the State Department of Motor Vehicles where the vehicle is licensed, the NDSU faculty, staff or student may be held responsible for those citations, rather than the registered owner. Any vehicle that is found to be registered to a relative of a current or previous NDSU student, faculty or staff member will become the responsibility of that current or previous NDSU student, faculty or staff member, unless the registered owner takes responsibility for the parking citation by making payment in full. When no current or previous NDSU student, faculty or staff member is found, the registered owner/leaser/renter of the vehicle at the time of the citation will become responsible for the parking citation. NDSU students, faculty and staff are responsible to inform guests of the NDSU parking regulations, or may be held responsible for paying parking citations incurred by their guests.

Liability for Protection of Motor Vehicles – NDSU, its officers, and employees are not liable for the care and/or protection of any motor vehicle or its contents at any time while it is being operated or parked on/in any area subject to the University’s jurisdiction. Theft or damage that occurs should be reported to the NDSU Campus Police at (701) 231-8998.

Procedures – Motor vehicles may be parked only in areas designated as parking areas by signs and/or street/pavement markings, except when otherwise directed by Parking and Transportation Services or law enforcement officers actively engaged in directing traffic on campus.

Motor vehicles may park only in areas or spaces for which the permit is valid. Permits must be clearly visible and displayed in accordance with the instructions stated by Parking and Transportation Services or as detailed on the back of NDSU parking permits.

In the absence of a sign at the entrance to a lot, refer to the NDSU Campus Parking Map located on the Parking and Transportation Services website.

Parking is prohibited on campus grassed spaces, sidewalks, fire lanes, driving lanes, no parking zones, campus streets or in all areas not designated as parking areas by signs and/or pavement markings.

General Parking Information

1. All motor vehicles parking on the NDSU campus are required to have a valid NDSU parking permit displayed and must meet North Dakota Motor Vehicle Department requirements. Students, faculty and staff may purchase or renew one (1) parking permit per academic year. Students, faculty and staff with outstanding parking citations must pay them in full before they will be allowed to purchase or renew their NDSU Parking Permit. 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 at the NDSU Parking Office for a permit in an appropriately assigned parking lot. There are no additional costs for exchanging these permits. 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 recommendations are received from the Campus Space and Facilities Committee of the University Senate. There is a fee charged for the replacement of any parking permit. Any student (undergraduate, graduate, or other) who works for NDSU in any capacity is considered a student first and is therefore not eligible to purchase a parking permit in a faculty or staff parking lot.

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 when parking in your assigned lot, will result in a citation being issued. Permits must be fully visible to be valid. Refer to the permit placement instructions on the back of your NDSU issued student or faculty/staff parking permit.

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. Pro-rated refunds shall be issued in accordance with the table below. Refunds will be issued only to the registered owner of the permit in the NDSU T2 System. Refund credits shall not be given to a second party under any circumstances. The permit must be returned to NDSU Parking and Transportation Services before any credits will be issued.

   Fall Semester Dates    Spring Semester
  Summer Semester
  1 Dates
   Summer Semester
   2 Dates
100%    Aug 22, 2016 - Aug 31,

   Dec 19, 2016 - Jan
   19, 2017

   No Refunds    No Refunds
50%    Sep 1, 2016 - Jan 19,
   No Refunds     No Refunds    No Refunds

7. Falsifying registration information, reproducing, defacing, forging, altering, obscuring, transferring, and/or retaining and using a found permit is considered theft of services. 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 part 3.28 of the  2015-2016 Code of Student Conduct.

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

9. University parking lots shall not be used for storing or parking inoperative, junked, or abandoned motor vehicles or unauthorized vehicles that are being advertised for sale.

10. When parking in a NDSU campus parking lot, vehicles must be properly parked WITHIN THE PAINTED LINES OF AN AUTHORIZED parking space. Failure to do so may result in a citation being issued.

University Village (UVS) Parking

11.  Without exception, students, staff and faculty affiliated with NDSU, who reside in University Village may purchase one (1) University Village (UVS) parking permit while these permits are available for sale; when applicable, they may also purchase one (1) Dome Overnight (DO) parking permit for their unaffiliated spouse or eligible dependent family member. Any vehicle parked within the University Village complex shall have a UVS parking permit displayed at all times or the vehicle’s owner faces being cited for ‘No Permit/Wrong Lot”. Vehicles with any other NDSU parking permits displayed are not allowed to park within the UVS complex at any time.

Accessible (Handicapped-Designated) Parking

12. 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 pay station lots do not require an additional NDSU permit, but do require payment at the pay station kiosk. Please refer to the on-line campus parking map for designated Handicapped parking areas.

Persons with short-term medical conditions or injuries may receive more accessible parking options at NDSU Parking and Transportation Services for up to six weeks. Appropriate written verification of need from your medical provider is required.

Student Parking

13. 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, all UVS lots, all yellow marked curbs and wherever otherwise posted. All NDSU campus streets are designated ‘No Parking’ at all times, unless otherwise posted. Students, please refer to the bottom of your assigned NDSU parking permit to view all valid parking location(s) for your assigned parking permit.

Students may purchase One-Day or Temporary parking permits (not to exceed 6-weeks) from the Parking Office if they forget to bring their permit with them to the campus. There is a $2.00 per day fee associated with the purchase of a One-Day or Temporary permit. (Daily $2.00 parking fees are not incurred for weekends and official NDSU holidays.)

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 the owner’s expense.

Holidays and Class Breaks

14. Class breaks (i.e. when the University is open) are not considered official holidays; therefore, all parking regulations apply. Please click here for a list of official holidays.

Motorized Cycles

15. Motorized cycles are allowed to park in designated motorized cycle areas on campus only – parking elsewhere may result in a citation being issued. Motorized cycles shall not park in areas designated as bicycle racks. See the on-line campus motorcycle parking map for locations.

Faculty and Staff Parking

16. 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, all UVS lots, designated Reserved Parking, any lot temporarily reserved for Special Event parking and wherever otherwise posted. 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).

Faculty and staff are not authorized refunds for parking permits, even if they voluntarily resign from their position at NDSU. However, faculty and staff may purchase a parking permit for half price at the beginning of the second semester of an academic year. This half price offer shall not apply for any faculty or staff during the first semester of an academic year. University departments shall not purchase parking permits for full-time, part-time or temporary employees, regardless of funding source. Staff employed by a temporary staffing agency, not NDSU, shall be considered a guest or visitor under these regulations.  Every NDSU employee is responsible for the purchase of their own NDSU parking permit, to include 1-day and temporary parking permits.

See below Payroll Deduction Schedules

Full Price $185.00

Employee Start Date

  Eligible Payroll Deductions

 Employee Start Date

  Eligible Payroll Deductions

Between 5/1 - 8/31


 Between 10/16 -10/31


Between 9/1 - 9/15


 Between 11/1 - 11/15


Between 9/16 - 9/30


 Between 11/16 - 11/30


Between 10/1 - 10/15


 Between 12/1 - 12/15

  *Please see Parking Office

Half-Price $92.50 (12/19 and Later)

Employee Start Date

  Eligible Payroll Deductions

Between 12/16 - 12/31


Between 1/1 - 1/15


Between 1/16 - 1/31


Before 2/1 - 2/15


*All new employees, including individuals beginning employment between the dates of 12/1/20XX and 12/15/20XX, must come to the NDSU Parking and Transportation Office in person, to be issued an employee parking permit.

Retired Faculty and Staff

17. 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, also at no charge. The Retired Parking Permit is valid only in NDSU pay lots, and the IFC lot behind the Alumni Center.

Departmental Service Vehicle Permit (DSV)

18. 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 (2) DSV permits at no charge. A valid NDSU permit is required to be displayed with the DSV permit in order to be valid. The DSV permit is allowed in all Staff, Student, Pay Lots, Time Zones, Staff Unloading Zones, and Service Vehicle Spaces for a two (2) hour maximum parking time limit. DSV permits shall be renewed annually by each department. This can be accomplished by completing the on-line DSV Permit Application.

Departments requesting more than two (2) DSV permits shall be billed $185.00 for each additional DSV permit. Departments shall pay for all additional DSV permits via the Inter-Departmental Billing (IDB) form. NDSU reserves the right to revoke a department’s DSV permit(s) due to unauthorized usage.

Special Event and Conference Parking

19. University departments may request parking spaces for a conference or event by submitting an on-line Event/Conference form at least ten (10) calendar days prior to the date required.

Departments shall purchase one day parking permits for their guests or speakers if space is available. Vehicles not displaying a valid permit will be subject to parking citations.

Tri College Parking

20. 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:

  • Students displaying their valid NDSU permit may park in General (G) parking lots.

Parking at North Dakota State College of Science:

  • Please have your NDSU permit displayed to park in any lot.

Parking at Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Moorhead:

  • “Visitor" parking spaces lining the south side of the building, between doors S1 and S2.

Park & Ride

21. 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 Fargo Dome. Park & Ride permits are invalid in any other location, (i.e. Wellness Center) and are not valid in conjunction with any other permit (e.g., State Handicapped, DSV, etc.) Overnight parking is not permitted in Park & Ride Lots.

Time Zone Parking

22. Designated time zone parking is limited to 15-minutes or 30-minutes (as posted) once every four hour period. When the posted time-limit restriction has 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 and is eligible for additional citations being issued. Note: All NDSU time zones remain in effect every day of the year on a 24-hour basis.

No Parking on Campus Streets

23. Campus streets are considered “No Parking” zones, unless otherwise designated as a time zone or a permit required zone. Curbs marked in yellow are universally considered to be ‘No Parking’ zones. Any vehicle parked on a street will be in violation of NDSU’s parking regulation.

Visitor/Pay and Display Parking

24. Paid parking is available in the Memorial Union (MU), Visitor (E), T2, and Wellness (WE) pay lots for short duration visits. See the on-line campus parking map for locations. Instructions for using the pay stations 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. Pay station receipts are only valid for the lot in which they are purchased.

A valid NDSU parking permit allows the permit holder to park at the Wallman Wellness Center for two consecutive hours once daily, Monday – Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fargo Dome Park & Ride permits are not valid in the Wallman Wellness Center parking lot.

Departments inviting guests (individuals or large groups) to campus are responsible for providing their guests with timely and accurate information of where to properly park. (Ex. Purchasing one day permits issued by Parking and Transportations Services or informing their guests of pay lot availability in the MU, T2, WE and Visitor’s Lots.) Parking and Transportation Services will provide electronic or hard copy maps, available upon approval of the Reservation & Request for Event Parking form.

Vendors, Contractors and Other Service Providers

25. Vendors, contractors, consultants, and service providers are 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, reserved spaces, sidewalks or campus green spaces.

26. Vendors who perform services at University buildings and on its property, driving 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. (Magnetic business cards are not appropriately sized). All vendor, contractor, consultant, and service provider employees who drive their personal vehicles and choose to park on the NDSU campus, must park within the designated fenced construction area (permit not required), purchase a vendor parking permit or park off the NDSU campus. Contractors working on designated projects may be assigned to a specific lot or area. Prior coordination with your NDSU Project Manager and approval from the NDSU Parking and Transportation Services is mandatory or vendors will be subject to parking citations.


27. Parking enforcement is conducted by NDSU Parking and Transportation Services and the University Police. NDSU parking regulations prohibit parking on the NDSU campus without displaying a required permit. The Agricultural Department plot lands and all access roads encompassed between 18th St. N., Dakota Drive, 19th Ave. N. and 12th Ave N. are all considered and signed as a ‘No Parking” zone.

Below are the NDSU Parking violations and established citation amounts:

NDSU reserves the right to suspend or terminate parking privileges on NDSU property for individuals receiving ten (10) or more citations (or having an excessive unpaid balance) in a single academic year.

[1] Displaying an altered, counterfeit, fabricated, or stolen parking permit (which includes pay stations receipts) shall result in a $100 citation loss of parking privileges on all NDSU property and the surrendering of any NDSU parking permits. Other actions may include University disciplinary action and local law enforcement criminal prosecution.

[2] For individuals found parking on any NDSU property after losing these parking privileges, they will receive a $100 Suspended Parking Privileges citation for each subsequent violation, without limit. Those with revoked parking privileges shall NOT park anywhere on the NDSU Campus to include downtown NDSU locations, timed-zones, Park & Ride, housing zones and all pay lots. Parking privileges may be reinstated at the beginning of the next permit year.

[3] NDSU Parking and Transportation Services will give written notice of the above mentioned revocations that will include any other sanctions and a deadline for returning the parking permit to the NDSU Parking Office. A $100.00 fine will be assessed to the vehicle owner’s account for failure to return the NDSU parking permit to the NDSU Parking Office at the allotted time. An additional fine of $100.00 will be assessed to the vehicle owner’s account for each subsequent parking violation received during the vehicle owner’s parking revocation period.

Privately owned covered trailers, flatbed trailers, and specialty design trailers shall not be parked anywhere on NDSU property without prior written approval from the NDSU Parking and Transportation Office. The only exceptions are privately owned trailers during dormitory move-in and move-out weekends of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. All trailers shall be off the NDSU property before the beginning of business on the Monday morning after dormitory move-in and move-out weekend.

NDSU department owned covered trailers, flatbed trailers, and specialty design trailers shall not be parked anywhere on NDSU campus, unless being loaded and unloaded. These trailers shall be stored in the secured (fenced) area behind the NDSU Archives Building located at 3551 7th Ave. N., Fargo, ND 58102. Arrangements can be made in advance with the NDSU Parking and Transportation Office to briefly stage NDSU department owned trailers on the NDSU campus.

28. Individuals disagreeing with a citation that they have received on the NDSU campus may complete the on-line Citation Appeal Form within five (5) business days of citation issuance. The appeal will be administratively reviewed first - 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) business days of the receipt of an appeal denial. All decisions of the NDSU Parking Appeals Board are final. Note: During the time of the written appeal and NDSU Parking Appeals Board processes, penalties are accruing on the citation in question. If the appeal is denied, the individual shall pay the citation cost and all associated fees. If the appeal is granted, all citation costs and fees are negated.

Note: If an appeal contains crude, threatening, abusive, or otherwise inappropriate language, it will be immediately denied and may not be submitted to the Appeals board.

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


30. While operating bicycles on streets, riders must obey appropriate traffic regulations. All bicycles must be parked in outdoor racks provided for that purpose and indicated on the on-line NDSU bike rack map.

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.

NDSU Department One-Day Parking Permits

31. NDSU departments may purchase One-Day Parking Permits for special guests, visitors or speakers at the price of $2.00 per day. Requests for One-Day Parking Permits shall be submitted on-line and the parking permits will be delivered to the department address indicated on the request. One-Day Parking Permits may only be requested for the Visitor (E) Lot, T2 Lot, Memorial Union (MU) Lot, Research Park (RP) and Wellness (WE) Lot on campus. They may also be requested for the SGC Lot at the Stop & Go Center in north Fargo, Barry Hall Visitor spaces, RH Lot at Renaissance Hall and KH Lot at Klai Hall in downtown Fargo. Departments shall pay for all permits via the Inter-Departmental Billing (IDB) form. Vehicles not displaying permits will be subject to parking citations.

Vehicle Towing

32. NDSU reserves the right to tow any vehicle off NDSU property when it is in the best interest of public safety or NDSU.

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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
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