Motor Vehicle and Parking Regulations

Registration of Vehicles

Every student and employee must have a parking permit to park on campus. There are two types of permits, Staff and Student. An individual must register her/his vehicle at Public Safety, located in the Student Center.

Student parking permits may be purchased at the Office of Public Safety. A parking fee of $40 is paid at the beginning of the fall semester. Temporary parking permits may be obtained for a vehicle that is to be parked on campus for only a few days. Parking permits must be displayed on the rear-view mirror.

General Regulations

Parking areas:

1. Employee Parking: To be used by Dickinson State University employees only (does not include student employees).

2. Visitor Parking: Not to be used by either students or employees.

3. Open Parking: Areas not designated as visitor or employee parking.

4. Pulver Hall west parking lot: Not to be used by students or employees.

5. Handicapped Parking (marked with blue curbside paint and/or cross-marks indicated by wheelchair access sign): To be used only by vehicles displaying handicapped parking permit and current Dickinson State University permit.

6. Vehicles may be towed at owner’s expense for purposes of snow removal if parked in an area not designed for overnight parking.

Drivers of vehicles shall yield the right of way to pedestrians.

Penalties and Enforcement

Fines for violations of parking regulations on campus are $20. Fines for parking in designated handicapped parking areas are $100. 

Appeals on parking violations must be brought to Public Safety within three school days of their receipt.

Unpaid violations will result in the University placing a hold on transcripts until fines are paid. Any vehicles with unpaid violations may result in the towing away of the vehicle from the campus at the owner’s expense.

Vehicles in No Parking Zones are subject to towing without notice. The individual assumes all costs of towing.