Parking Rules & Regulations 2016-2017
PARKING PERMITS — The purchase of a University parking permit does not guarantee the holder a particular parking place on campus. The decal must be permanently affixed to the outside of the rear window lower left corner (driver’s side).
- Abandoned/Disabled Vehicles – Any motor vehicle in a condition that precludes its use on any public street or highway parked in the same location for more than 72 hours.
- Employee – Any individual employed by the University other than those classified as student employees.
- Parked/Parking – To put or leave a vehicle for a time in a certain location with or without the occupancy of the driver.
- Parking Lot — Any place or area set aside, marked, posted or intended for parking.
- Parking Permit – That object, either hangtag or decal, which identifies a motor vehicle as one that is authorized for parking on the campus of Truman State University. Decals are permanently affixed to the rear window lower left corner (driver’s side) OUTSIDE ONLY.
- Registration – The recording of a motor vehicle with Truman State University Parking Services for a parking permit that authorizes a motor vehicle for parking on the campus.
- Student – Those persons pursuing ANY course of study at Truman State University, other than those persons classified as University employees.
- Visitor – Any person who is not an employee or student of the University
- All vehicles that park on Truman State University property must display a current parking permit.
- Vehicles without appropriate parking permits are subject to being ticketed and/or towed.
- Any tickets issued to the vehicle with a permit are the responsibility of the permit holder.
- Registrants agree to follow all parking rules and regulations and further agree to and realize they are responsible for all fines issued to the permit.
- Truman State University bears no responsibility for any damage to vehicles parked on University-owned parking lots or local streets.
- All registration information is verified. False information will be corrected and appropriate parking assigned. Errors discovered after a permit is issued may result in permit recall and LOSS OF PARKING PRIVILEGES.
- Only one permit type (color) may be displayed on a vehicle at any time.
- Parking permits are current through the academic year of issue.
- Application for parking permits are made by logging on to “TruView”:
- Go to the lower right hand channel labeled Update and View My Personal Information.
- Verify your local address and update your telephone numbers and permanent address.
- Select Register My Vehicle and complete the required fields — specifically your vehicle description and license plate number — DO NOT PUT SPACES or Characters in the license plate field.
- Temporary or Special Permit – If a vehicle, other than the one with the parking permit, is parking on campus, a temporary permit must be obtained from Parking Services and displayed from the rearview mirror of the alternate vehicle.
- Temporary parking is assigned based on the lot for which the purchased permit is valid.
- A valid Disabled Plate/Placard must be displayed with a current faculty/staff, commuter or resident parking decal. Documentation supporting disabled plate/placard must be provided.
- DPS does not provide temporary disabled permits.
- The plate/placard must be issued by the motor vehicle bureau.
- Parents, Relatives and Visitors – are encouraged to obtain a visitor’s pass from Parking Services. This is a free permit.
- Parents and Relatives – Students will be assessed parking fines received by parents or relatives. Should this occur the parent or relative should bring the ticket to Parking Services immediately.
- Visitors – Are encouraged to obtain a visitor parking permit from Parking Services when they arrive. No fines are assessed to visitors.
- Permit Return – Permits may be credited according to the following criteria:
- A student withdraws from school during the period established in the University refund schedule.
- A student graduates after a completed fall semester.
- A student does not return for a spring semester after a completed fall semester. The permit must be returned during finals week of the fall semester. The student must remain active during the entire fall semester. A form for refund must be completed at the Business Office and the parking permit must also be returned.
- Damaged, Sold or Traded Vehicles – If the vehicle displaying the original parking permit is damaged, sold or traded, the original permit MUST be removed and returned to Parking Services to receive a replacement permit. Failure to return the original permit will result in the appropriate semester permit fee for a replacement permit.
III. PARKING PERMIT TYPES AND LOTS —
Truman State University maintains several types of parking lots to meet the needs of the University community. All University parking lots are clearly marked by entry signs which list the type of lot and restrictions which apply to each lot. Each parking lot on campus requires a parking permit. Vehicles parked in the wrong designated lot or parked with no parking permit are subject to being ticketed and/or towed. Parking Permits serve as permission to park and are NOT a guarantee of a parking space close in proximity to your dorm or office. Lack of space is not an acceptable excuse for violation of any parking regulation. Allow adequate time to find a parking space. Permits are not transferable from one vehicle to another.
A.Student Parking Permits (Resident & Commuter)
- RESIDENT — Students residing on campus in Truman State University housing are issued Green Resident parking permits. If a student’s residency changes, the resident decal must be removed and returned to Parking Services prior to an off-campus or commuter decal being issued. Green Resident lots are strictly for the use of residence hall and apartment housing occupants. These lots are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- COMMUTER — Students commuting or living off-campus will be issued Blue Commuter parking permits. If a student’s residency changes, the commuter decal must be removed and returned to Parking Services prior to a resident decal being issued. The Blue Commuter lots are enforced 7:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- PARK & SAVE – This GOLD parking permit is available at a considerable savings – $50. The Gold Park & Save parking permit is allowed to park in ONLY two parking lots located at the south end of campus. Those two lots are Stokes Stadium parking lot and the parking lot North of the tennis courts just off Florence Street. Individuals that purchase a GOLD parking permit may upgrade to a resident or commuter parking permit (dependent on residency per the guidelines listed above). The GOLD decal would need to be removed from the vehicle and returned to Parking Services and the difference of $80.00 will be assessed during the Fall semester. The upgrade price will be prorated as indicated by the schedule listed.
- Faculty/Staff Permits — Faculty/Staff are issued at no charge (limit two) red parking decals. Third and additional red decals are $20 each. Red parking lots are enforced from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- Disabled Parking Permits — Only vehicles displaying state issued disabled license plates or hangtags may park in disabled areas.
- Faculty, staff and students must display the standard university permit or hangtag, in addition to the disabled license plate or disabled hangtag when parked in disabled spaces.
- Faculty, staff or students who require disabled parking but do not have disabled license plates or hangtags should contact the licensing agent of the state of residency for appropriate licensing.
- Licenses for both permanent and temporary disabilities must be coordinated through the state licensing agent.
- Applicants must provide state receipts of license to verify hangtag use.
- Disabled permits are issued pursuant to RSMO 301.142.1.
- Disabled spaces are illustrated on the map by the wheelchair symbol.
- Other special parking requests should be coordinated with Parking Services.
- In the event that disabled parking is not available, individuals may park in the next available legal parking space with the exception of spaces signed as reserved parking.
Cost of Parking Permits (September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017).
- Resident & Commuter parking permits – Full Year $130
- Spring Semester through Summer Semester beginning January 1, 2017 $75
- Summer Semester ONLY beginning May 31, 2017 $50
- GOLD Parking permits – Full Year (limited lots) $50
- Motorcycle Parking Decals $25
- Non-Truman Students (ATSU; MACC) $50
Temporary Vehicle Permits –
- A student who has NOT purchased a decal may purchase one , 2-week hang tag per semester at a cost of $20.00. Unless you purchase a regular parking permit, this one-week hang tag is the only parking pass you will be allowed per semester.
- A student who has purchased a decal may have one, 2-week hang tag per semester at no charge. If you need more, then you may purchase a two-week hang tag at a cost of $20.00 or you may purchase a second decal for $20.00.
- Faculty and Staff members who require temporary parking permission more than two times in a given semester will be required to register another vehicle through the regular vehicle registration process as an additional or replacement vehicle.
Parking Enforcement and Violations – University parking and traffic regulations are enforced by members of the Department of Public Safety, 660-785-7400.
F. Violations and Penalties – The original notice of a parking violation will be affixed to the motor vehicle. Failure to receive such notice does not render the ticket invalid. Following are the penalties which are currently in effect for Truman State University:
|1. Not parked within marked boundaries of parking space||$5.00|
|2. Parked on brick, grass or seeded area||$25.00|
|3. Parked in driveway and/or impeding vehicular traffic||$25.00|
|4. Failure to display or improper display of registration permit||$50.00|
|5. Parked in area NOT designated for registered parking permit||$25.00|
|6. Parked in “No Parking” or “Reserved” space||$50.00|
|7. Handicapped space – tow at owner’s expense||$100.00|
|8. Parked in “Fire lane” or “Tow Zone”||$50.00|
|9. Failure to register vehicle||$50.00|
|10. Parked on or driving on pathway, sidewalk, curb or loading ramp||$25.00|
|11. Improper use of parking permit||$50.00|
|12. Falsification of parking permit registration form||$50.00|
|13. Abandonment of motor vehicle (inoperable &/or unlicensed)||$25.00|
|14. Exceeding 30-minute timed parking||$20.00|
|15. Violation of bicycle/rollerblade regulations||$5.00|
|16. WARNING – for the above marked violation(s)||$0.00|
- Towing and Impoundment – Truman State University reserves the right to enter, move or impound any vehicle improperly parked on University property, in addition to the penalties. Vehicles parked in violation of University parking regulations may be towed without notice and placed in storage at the owner’s expense. Any fees are the owner’s expense.
Truman State University further reserves the right to enter and/or move any vehicle parked on University property for any emergency purpose such as snow removal, maintenance problems, construction needs or at the discretion of the Department of Public Safety.
Payment of Violations/Penalties/Fees is as follows:
- A parking ticket on a vehicle is official notice that the person responsible for the vehicle has been cited for violation of University parking rules and regulations must pay any fines incurred. Public Safety cannot receive payments for parking violations/penalties/fees. All fines and fees must be paid as follows:
- Pay by e-check, an electronic debit to a checking or savings account, available online at mybill.truman.edu for authorized users or via TruView for students. There is no fee for this option.
- Pay by check mailed to Truman State University, Student Account Payment, PO Box 754, Kirksville, MO 63501-0754 or drop in the payment drop box at the cashier window in McClain Hall 105. There is no fee for this option.
- Pay by MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card online at mybill.truman.edu (authorized users) or via TruView (students). A 2.75% convenience fee will be added to the payment amount.
- Truman State University reserves the right to require any student, faculty or staff member to make immediate and full payment for any and all overdue parking violations.
- APPEALS – Parking tickets may be appealed online.
- Tickets may be appealed online at police.truman.edu/parking-services/parking-ticket-appeals/
- Appeals must be submitted within 28 days of receiving the parking ticket.
- Violation fines will be charged to the appellant’s account.
- If a bill is issued prior the appeal decision, the ticket must be paid.
- Appeals found in the appellant’s favor will be credited to the account.
- The decision of the appeals committee is final.
- Students are strongly encouraged to register their bikes with the Department of Public Safety. Registration permits are free of charge. Bikes do not need to be re-registered if the ownership of the bike does not change. Bicycle registration permits are to be adhered to the bicycle frame seat tube approximately four inches below the seat.
- Persons operating bicycles must obey the same traffic control regulations as apply to other vehicles such as stopping for stop signs, riding in the right hand portion of the roadway. Bicyclists shall yield the right of way to pedestrians.
- Bicycles which are ridden after dark must be equipped with a headlight, large red reflector on the rear, and white or amber pedal and spoke reflectors.
- Bicycles parked on campus must be left in bicycle racks which are provided in convenient locations. Bicycles are not to be left in buildings, entrances, ramps or any other hazardous location.
- Bicycles which are illegally parked are subject to parking tickets and/or confiscation by the Department of Public Safety. Bicycles should be ridden on streets, not on sidewalks, lawns or parkways that are property of Truman State University.
Skateboards, Skates, Roller Blades, Scooters
Because of the large numbers of pedestrians on the University campus and the potential for injury to pedestrians, the following regulations shall apply:
- Skateboards and hoverboards are not allowed on the University. Motorized scooters/mopeds are not allowed on any walkways.
- Roller blades/skates are not to be used in such a manner as to misuse or be destructive to University property, or in such a way as to be dangerous to self or others on campus (i.e. excessive speed or operating in an imprudent manner such as jumping steps or objects.)
- Roller blades are not allowed to be worn in any University buildings, with the exception of the Student Recreation Center.
- Violations of bicycle/skateboard/roller blade regulations may result in penalties and/or University disciplinary actions.