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MUPD FAQs: Parking Registration

If you have any questions regarding parking rules and regulations, please contact the University Police Department at 732-571-4444.

How many vehicles may I register?

Resident students are permitted to register only one (1) vehicle.  Non-resident students are permitted to register up to two (2) vehicles. Vehicles that are not registered will be subject to ticketing and/or towing if found on campus.

How do I attach the decal to my vehicle?

Students must properly affix the decal on the inside driver’s side rear window of their vehicle. There are NO EXCEPTIONS.  This decal is the only form of permit that allows you to park your vehicle on campus. On motorbikes and motorcycles, the decal must be mounted on the left-side fork. If your decal is not properly affixed in the correct place on your vehicle, you will be issued a citation and your vehicle may be towed.

What happens if I get a new vehicle?

As per MUPD policy and as documented in the MUPD Parking and Driving Regulations brochure which will be sent to you online, you may exchange your old decal for a new decal for your new vehicle. It will be exchanged free of charge only if the old decal is removed and returned to Police Headquarters. If the old decal is not returned, a new decal must be purchased at replacement cost. You may either remove the old decal and bring it to Police Headquarters, or drive your vehicle to Police Headquarters to have it removed for you. Please be sure to notify us of any change in your registration information so that we may update your file even if you aren’t replacing the decal.  You may stop by, email or call with the information.  Please note:  the decals will destruct (tear) when you remove it from your window.

What if my decal starts to fall off my vehicle?

The decals are made to strongly adhere to the surface of your vehicle and should not detach if properly affixed. However, if your decal does begin to detach from your window, bring your vehicle to Police Headquarters to have it removed. We will then exchange it for a new one. Again, it will be replaced free of charge only if the old decal is returned. (If you make sure that the surface of your vehicle is clean and dry before attaching the decal, it is highly unlikely it will fall off). Do not remove the decal from your vehicle and transfer it to any other vehicle at any time.

What should I do if I have to bring a vehicle to campus that does not have a decal?

If you are using a vehicle other than the one registered, you must stop at the traffic office in police headquarters to obtain a temporary parking pass. Office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. After hours you should go to the front of the building. Someone is there to assist you 24/7.

If I change my campus residence (i.e., North Campus to Garden or Great Lawn apartments) in the middle of the school year, can I change my decal/lot assignment also?

It is possible but not likely that a parking space will be available to allow a lot assignment change in the middle of the school year. You must request the change through the Traffic Office.  Any “trading” of decals between students is strictly prohibited. A fine will be assessed to those students illegally switching decals, and disciplinary action will be taken. If you are a non-resident student living off campus and move on campus during the year the same applies.

What if I switch from a Resident to Non-resident student during the school year?

You must immediately report to Police Headquarters with your decal to exchange your Resident parking decal for a Non-resident decal, or you may be ticketed and/or towed. There is no charge for switching from a Resident to Commuter decal. If applicable, you will be refunded for a portion of the cost of the Resident decal.

Where can I park if I want to use the Fitness Center?

Only the non-University community may obtain a “Fitness Center” decal that enables them to park in the main lot off of Larchwood Avenue. Students and employees are not eligible to receive this decal and must park in their regular assigned lots.

Am I allowed to drive to the Dining Hall?

There are 30 minute spaces in Lot 11 if you need to go to the Great Hall or the dining hall. If the spaces are full, you need to return to your assigned lot. Parking in a restricted lot is a violation and will result in a citation being issued.

Can I park in a handicapped spot if I am just parking for a few minutes?

ABSOLUTELY NOT! Handicapped spaces are reserved for those with a handicapped license plate or a temporary handicapped placard. You are permitted to use the 30-minute loading/unloading spot. If this is full, you must park in your assigned area.  Leaving your hazard lights flashing does not constitute parking legally. The fine for this infraction is severe and illegally parked vehicles will be ticketed/towed.

How can I load or unload my vehicle if my assigned lot is not near my residence hall?

You may park in one of the 15/30 minute spaces, if available. If you park in a handicapped space, double park, or park in a resident parking space, you will be ticketed.

If I get a ticket, where do I pay?

Tickets can be paid online. Payment must be received within 14 days including the date of the citation or a late fee will be assessed. The day the citation is written counts as day 1.
Pay Your Parking Ticket: Students/Employees
Pay Your Parking Ticket: Community Members

Can I appeal a ticket?

Yes, if you believe that you were erroneously ticketed, you may appeal a ticket.  You must follow the on-line appeal process on the reverse side of the summons. The appeal must be made within five days of the date the ticket was issued or you forfeit your right to appeal. Forgetfulness, parking for only a short period, not seeing the signs, not knowing the rules and regulations, and parking in a handicapped parking space without the proper authorization are unacceptable grounds for an appeal. Any appeal submitted on these grounds will automatically be denied.

Where should my or family park if they come to visit me?

Any visitor who wishes to park on campus must stop at Police Headquarters to pick up a visitor’s pass and they will be directed to one of the visitor parking areas. Visitor passes are available 24/7.  The exception is from 4 p.m. on Friday until 4 p.m. on Sunday when parking restrictions are lifted.

I don’t live on campus but would like to stay overnight with my friends. Do I need a special pass?

If you have a non-resident decal and want to stay overnight on campus, you must obtain an overnight pass from MUPD.  Currently, overnight non-resident students are assigned to Lot 23, however, the person assigning the decal may put you in a different area if need be. Please be sure you park in the lot that you are assigned.

What happens if I don’t pay my parking tickets?

If you incur four unpaid parking tickets, you will be placed on the MUPD Revoked List. This means that your vehicle or any vehicle registered to you, regardless of who operates the vehicle, is prohibited from parking and/or driving anywhere on campus.  It will be towed at your expense. You will also be blocked from registering for classes and your transcripts will be held until full payment of all citations is made. All outstanding tickets must be paid before you graduate.

Where should I park if I want to use the library?

Non-resident students with a valid non-resident decal, may park in Lot 20, on University Road, by the Health Center in the parking spaces on the roadway, as well as Lot 2 in the signed spaces. If no spaces are available, you may park in Lot 23 across the street or in one of the other non-resident lots.  Resident students must park in their assigned lot.  The lot 4 gate arm is lifted at 5:00 pm for students and library patrons as well. Please note: All library parking lots/spaces noted above close from 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. Citations will be issued to vehicles parked in these areas.

Where should I park if I’m attending a meeting or activity on campus?

Unless parking restrictions are lifted, (Friday 4 p.m. until Sunday 4 p.m.), you should park in your assigned parking lot(s). Certain lots remain restricted during the summer months. You will receive an email regarding summer parking. Remember, no matter what you are on campus for – you are still a student, not a visitor!