Parking Permit and Enforcement Information

August 17, 2020 |

There are many changes coming to our parking permit and enforcement procedures this year; please read this email carefully to be sure you understand the changes and how they might affect you. Refer to the Parking website for more details about these plans.

Please note that the University is encouraging an exclusively “no face to face” process for the parking process this fall

  • All permits will be mailed to the permit holder’s address.  We don’t want ANY lines in front of the cashiers’ window on the first day of classes.
  • No permits will be purchased “over the-counter” and citations must be paid using the Parking Portal
  • Parking Enforcement begins on the 1st day of classes, Monday, August 24, 2020.
  • Visitors Paylot (Lot 4), will be operated using the Flowbird Mobile app for payment with a Kisok Pay Station added this fall where customers can also purchase parking time.  The Flowbird app will allow the customer to buy as many hours as they need.  If they need more time but didn’t purchase enough time to start with, the Flowbird app will notify their smart phone to ask if they want to extend their time.  More time can be added without returning to your vehicle.
  • The Visitors Paylot will also be equipped with a fixed camera imaging system that will read the license plates of all users driving into the Visitors Paylot which starts a timer for payment.  If payment hasn’t been received within the allotted time from the Flowbird app or if the Pay Station Kiosk was used (added later this fall), Parking Enforcement Officers will be notified that there is a potential violator in Lot 4 who hasn’t paid.  The Parking Enforcement Officer will arrive in the Paylot and issue the violator a citation for failing to pay.
  • The Paylot Attendant Jim Schramski has retired after more than 30 years of service -  the Pay Booth and its gate arms will not be in use once the electronic improvements are installed.
  • Campus parking meter heads have been pulled and replaced with signs advising customers to download the Flowbird app via or via the Google Play or Apple Stores.  After the initial account set up, paying for time stall parking takes seconds, and you can do it from the comfort of your vehicle – no more climbing over snow drifts to insert a quarter in a meter head.
  • Before Spring Semester, Cardinal TickeTrak imaging devices will be attached to Security vehicles to allow Security to drive thru parking areas where license plate images will be matched up to known permit holders, or compared against Flowbird Kiosk’s or app purchases, to determine if the parking vehicle is legally or illegally parked.  Violations will be electronically shared with the Parking Enforcement Officers which will then issue a ticket.
  • Vehicles are asked to not to back into stalls as not all states require license plates on the front of vehicles.
  • The operator of vehicles are also responsible of keeping their license plates free of debris, snow, dirt, and mud. 

All these changes reflect an effort to maintain social distancing and avoid COVID-19 community spread.

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