Parking Information

FAQs

What is the speed limit on campus?
The speed limit on campus roads is 25 mph. The speed limit in parking lots is 10 mph.

What will I need to get a parking permit?
Go online to www.ithaca.edu/sacl/safety/parking to register your vehicle and receive a parking permit.

Do I need a permit if I have a vehicle for only a day or two?
Call the Parking Services office (607-274-3756) for permission for the one or two days. If you need a temporary permit for a longer period of time, go to Parking Services with your College ID and the vehicle registration. A temporary permit will be issued to you.

Do I need a permit to park on campus nights and weekends?
Yes, permits are required 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Where can I park my motorcycle?
Upper-classmen park in Red lots. First year students park in Green lots. Faculty and staff park in Blue lots. Motorcycles must be registered with the Parking Services office.

My vehicle is being repaired, and I have to bring another vehicle to campus. What do I do?
You can get a temporary permit at the Parking Services office. Bring your College ID and the registration for the vehicle you will be parking on campus.

If I bring a new vehicle to campus, can I transfer my student permit to the new vehicle?
No, student permits are not transferable. Bring your permit to the Parking Services office and exchange it for a permit for your new vehicle.

I forgot my hangtag permit, or I forgot to hang it on my mirror. What do I do?
Call the Parking Services office (607-274-3756) to be put on the permission list for that day.

My permit was lost or stolen. How do I get a replacement permit?
Go to the Parking Services office and fill out a lost or stolen report. There is a $10.00 replacement fee for students and no fee for faculty and staff.

Can I get a permit refund if I need to turn in my permit before the end of the academic year?
Refunds are available by bringing your permit to the Parking Services office. Your permit must be returned to receive a refund. The amount of the refund is dependent upon the date it is received at Parking Services.

If a friend comes to visit me in my residence hall, does he or she need a parking permit?
Yes, visitors may obtain a visitor parking permit at the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management. The office is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Are parking regulations in effect during breaks and holidays?
Yes, parking regulations are in effect 24 hours every day of the year.

What should I do if I need to load or unload items near a building?
Call the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management (607-274-3333). Tell them where you need to load or unload and give them your vehicle's license plate number. Be aware that loading time is limited to 15 minutes.

If my vehicle is parked far away from my residence hall at night, are there personal safety measures I can use?
Our parking lots are well lit and patrolled frequently. Emergency phones located around campus are marked by a blue light. When you press the button, it connects directly to the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management. You can use this phone to request an escort. An on-campus escort service is provided by the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management (607-274-3333) 24 hours a day during the academic year.

How do I pay a ticket?
You may pay your ticket online at www.ithaca.edu/sacl/safety/parking or come to the Parking Services office during normal busines hours, or you may mail it in the envelope provided with the ticket.

How do I appeal a ticket?
You must fill out an appeal form and submit it to Parking Services. You may use the online violation appeal form at www.ithaca.edu/sacl/safety/parking.

What do I do if my vehicle won't start?
Call the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management (4-3333 or 607-274-3333) and an officer will be sent to jump-start your vehicle.

What is the snow removal policy?
When necessary, snow will be removed from the parking lots on campus. While the lots are being plowed, vehicles will need to be moved to another parking lot. Notices explaining when and what lot to move your vehicle to will be put in residence halls, on your vehicle, and in emails. The subject line of the email will say "SNOW REMOVAL LOT ____ " Please do not delete this e-mail.