2015-2016 Parking Regulations
NDSU Parking and Transportation Services are within the NDSU Facilities Management Department located at the Parking Office, 1801 15th Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102. NDSU Parking and Transportation Services can be contacted at www.ndsu.edu/parking by phone at 231-5771, or by fax at 231-7980.
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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 (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.
Faculty and students affiliated with NDSU and living in University Village are eligible to purchase one (1) University Village (UVS) permit, while these permits are available for sale. Without exception, students and faculty who reside in University Village may purchase one (1) University Village (UVS) parking permit and one (1) Dome Overnight (DO) parking permit for their unaffiliated spouse or eligible dependent family member.
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 at no additional cost. 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 fee charged for the replacement of any parking permit. Any student (undergraduate, graduate, or other) who work for NDSU in any capacity are considered student first and foremost and are 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 if 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 never be given to a second party under any circumstances. The permit must be returned to NDSU Parking and Transportation Services in serviceable condition before any credits will be issued. Mutilated, defaced, ripped, torn, or sliced permits shall not be eligible for refund credit under any circumstances.
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 the 2014 Code of Student Conduct.
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 using the on-line vehicle registration form.
9. University parking lots shall never be used for storing inoperative, junked, or abandoned motor vehicles.
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 parking map for designated Handicapped parking areas.
Persons with short-term medical conditions or injuries may receive an accessible parking permit at NDSU Parking and Transportation Services for up to six weeks. Appropriate written verification of need from your physician is required.
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, all yellow marked curbs and wherever otherwise posted. All NDSU campus streets are designated 'No Parking' at all times, unless otherwise posted.
Graduate students, who hold temporary faculty/staff positions at NDSU are considered students, first and foremost. They are ONLY eligible to purchase a student parking permit on the NDSU campus.
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.
12. Class breaks (i.e. when the University is open) are not considered official holidays, therefore all parking regulations apply.
13. Motorized cycles are allowed to park in designated areas on campus only. Motorized cycles shall not park in bicycle racks or areas adjacent to bicycle racks. See the on-line campus motorcycle parking 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. Faculty and staff are not authorized for refunds or pro-rated permit prices at any time, 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. Benefitted Faculty and staff have the option of purchasing their employee parking permit using payroll deductions (see tables below). Employee parking permits purchased between the dates of 5/1/20XX and 11/30/20XX shall have no more than eight (8) payroll deduction periods to completely pay for their full-priced parking permit. Full-priced, employee parking permit payroll deductions shall be completed no later than 12/30/20XX; without exception. Employee parking permits purchased on 12/15/20XX or after, shall have no more than four (4) payroll deduction periods to completely pay for their half-priced permit. Half-priced employee parking permits payroll deductions shall be completed no later than 2/28/20XX; without exception. All faculty and staff have the option of paying for their employee parking permit with a single payment using cash or check at the NDSU Parking and Transportation Office. University departments shall not use appropriated funds to buy parking permits for full-time, part-time, or temporary employees. Every NDSU employee is responsible for the purchase of their own NDSU parking permit; to include 1-day and temporary parking permits.
Note: If December 15th falls on a weekend day, half-priced permits sales will begin the following Monday.
See below Payroll Deduction Schedules
Full Price $185.00
Half-Price $92.50 (12/15 and Later)
*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
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 additional charge. The Retired Parking Permit is valid only 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 (2) permits at no charge. Unauthorized use of this permit shall result in revocation of all department DSV permits. 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 all Staff, Student, Paylots, Time Zone, Staff Unloading Zone, and Service Vehicle Spaces. 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.
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 ten (10) calendar days prior to the date needed. Departments shall purchase one day parking permits for their guests or speakers if space is available.
Any department that fails to purchase and/or distribute parking permits for their guests or speakers will risk the issuance of parking citations. Departments that fail to follow this regulation requirement may, in some cases, choose to pay their guests' or visitors' (not employees or students) citations using the Inter-Departmental Billing (IDB) form when their guests' or visitors' citation appeals are denied. The department must use a local fund when paying for their guests' or visitors' citations.
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 and is eligible for another citation 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
21. 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 no parking zones. Due to the congestion, choke points, and traffic flow confusion caused by buses bringing visitors to the NDSU campus, no buses shall be allowed to park/stage/loiter on campus streets or in NDSU parking lots at any time. After dropping off passengers, buses shall park/stage/loiter only in areas that have been previously arranged through the NDSU Parking and Transportation Services Office, in writing, on a Reservation & Request for Event Parking form.
Visitor/Pay and Display Parking
22. 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 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.
Fargo Dome Park & Ride permits are not valid in the Wallman Wellness Center parking lot at any time!
Departments inviting guests’ on-campus are responsible for providing guests with accurate information of where to park, whether it be for one day permits issued by Parking and Transportations Services or informing their guests of the use of pay station lots, located 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 Service Providers
3. Vendors, contractors, consultants, and service providers are eligible to purchase an annual vendor permit for an 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. 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.
25. Parking enforcement is conducted by NDSU Parking and Transportation Services and the University Police. NDSU parking regulations prohibit parking on the NDSU campus without possessing a required permit. Common offenses are; 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. Below are the NDSU Parking violations and established citation amounts:
*Displaying an altered, counterfeit, forged or stolen permit shall result in a $20 citation and loss of parking privileges on all NDSU property. If the individual is found parking on any NDSU property after losing these privileges, they will receive a ** $20 Suspended 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 and Ride, housing zones, and all pay lots. Parking privileges may be reinstated at the beginning of the next permit year. Other actions may include University disciplinary action and/or criminal prosecution.
NDSU reserves the right to suspend or terminate parking privileges on NDSU property for individuals receiving 6 or more citations (or having an excessive unpaid balance) in a single academic year. If the individual is found parking on any NDSU property after losing these privileges, they will receive a **$20 Suspended 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 and ride, housing zones, and all pay lots. Parking privileges may be reinstated at the beginning of the next permit year.
Privately owned covered trailers, flatbed trailers, and specialty design trailers shall never 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 of 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 only be parked (stored) in the designated area of the FA lot on the NDSU campus. Trailers must be stored safely in the FA lot; not encroaching into driving lanes. Larger trailers may be required to park perpendicular to the painted spaces in the FA lot in order to be stored safely. The annual fee for storage in the FA lot is $185.00 per parking space required. Purchase of an "FA-WEST" permit will allow the department to store their trailer either at the West Building or in the FA lot.
Department owned trailers may also be stored at the NDSU Archives Buildings (a.k.a. West Building) either inside or outside of the secured area. The West Building is located at 3551 7th Ave. N., Fargo, ND 58102. The annual fee for storage anywhere at the West Building site is $75.00 per parking space required. Purchase of a "WEST" permit only allows the department to store their trailer at the West Building.
Department trailer permit fees are not authorized for refunds or pro-rated permit prices at any time. However, departments may purchase a trailer permit for half price at the beginning of the second semester of an academic year. This half price offer shall not apply for any trailer permit sold during the first semester of an academic year.
Any department trailer found on NDSU property without a Department Trailer Permit (Decal) will be cited for 'No Permit' and if parked on campus in other than the FA lot will be cited for 'Wrong Lot'.
Departments shall complete the Trailer Parking and Storage Agreement Form and return it to the Parking and Transportation Office. Once approved, a self-adhesive decal (permit) will be issued to the department to be placed on the driver's side of the trailer hitch assembly.
Permit billing will be conducted using the Inter-Department Billing (IDB) Form.
26. Individuals disagreeing with a citation which they have received on the NDSU campus may complete a Citation Appeal Form online within five (5) business 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) 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.
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 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
29. 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 Barry Hall guest spots and RH Lot at Renaissance Hall in downtown Fargo. Departments shall pay for all permits via the Inter-Departmental Billing (IDB) form.
Again, any department that fails to purchase and/or distribute parking permits for their special guests, visitors or speakers risk the issuance of parking citations. Departments that fail to follow this regulation requirement may choose to pay for their guests' or visitors' (not employees or students) citations using a local fund on the Inter-Departmental Billing (IDB) form; when their guests' or visitors' citation appeals are denied.
30. NDSU reserves the right to tow any vehicle off NDSU property when it is in the best interest of public safety or NDSU.