Parking on Campus

Parking on Campus

All students, faculty and staff wishing to use parking facilities at Central Penn College campus must register their vehicle with the Public Safety and Health Department, and while parked on campus, properly display an authorized parking permit. Central Penn students and employees are not considered visitors. Providing false or misleading information on permit applications will result in the immediate revocation of parking privileges.

Permit holders are responsible for immediately reporting all license plate changes to the Public Safety and Health Department.

Failure to report this change may result in vehicles being towed from campus, issuance of a more expensive ticket, and unpaid tickets being sent to Judicial Affairs.

Parking is authorized only in lots corresponding to the location’s designation. All parking regulations remain in effect, regardless of whether classes are in session. Vehicles parked in violation will be ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s expense.

Only vehicles classified as a service or delivery vehicle are permitted to park in service and delivery spaces. These spaces are designated by signs and/or yellow painted lines and are reserved 24/7. Only authorized service/delivery companies may park in these parking spaces.

After 4 p.m., most faculty/staff surface lots are open to students displaying a valid student permit.

Vehicles parked on campus are at the owner’s risk. The college assumes no liability for vehicles parked on Central Penn property.

The Public Safety and Health Department reserves the right to change lot usage to accommodate special circumstances or events.

Automobiles – hang permit from rearview mirror, facing forward. Permit number must be clearly visible from outside the vehicle.

Motorcycles – permit display is not required for motorcycles for daily parking, but the motorcycle must be registered as an authorized vehicle with a valid permit.

Exceptions must be approved by the Public Safety and Health Department in advance. Placing a note on a vehicle, in lieu of properly displaying a valid parking permit, will be given no consideration by enforcement personnel.

Vehicle covers are prohibited unless the permit and license plate can be clearly seen without moving or removing the cover. No exceptions.

All parts of the vehicle (not just the tires) must be inside the designated parking space; indicated by two white lines. Some spaces also include a front and/or back line. Parking in grassed areas is not permitted.

Motorcycles registered with a valid permit may park in regular vehicle spaces. Permit holders are responsible for any lost or stolen permits displayed on motorcycles.

Any vehicle not parked in a designated legal space is subject to ticketing and/or towing at the owner’s expense.

Any vehicle parked along curbs or sidewalks, hindering/damaging college operations or property, or obstructing roadways, designated disability parking spaces, wheelchair ramp laydown (hashed out) areas, fire safety lanes, or reserved spaces is subject to ticketing and/or towing at the owner’s expense. Vehicles are not permitted to park in any space that may have any type of obstruction. This includes, but is not limited to, snow piles.

Parking is not permitted in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) spaces without a state issued disability parking placard or license plate and a valid Central Penn parking permit for the designated lot. The ramp laydown (hashed out) area adjacent to the space is considered part of the ADA space and will be enforced accordingly.

All reserved spaces, such as ADA, service/delivery, directors’ spaces, etc., are reserved 24 hours per day, 7 days per week unless otherwise noted on the sign. This includes holidays and times when college is not in full operation.

If a vehicle becomes disabled on the property of Central Penn College, the permit holder must notify Public Safety immediately with their name, the vehicle’s license plate number, and location. A grace period of up to 12 hours may be allowed. No extension. If 12 hours is not sufficient time to remove the vehicle, the owner is required to contact a towing company to have the vehicle removed at their expense.This grace period does not automatically exempt the vehicle from being ticketed; however, it may be used as a basis for appeal.Notes left on a vehicle stating that the vehicle is mechanically disabled are given no consideration by enforcement personnel. Vehicles not properly reported to Public safety may be ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s expense.

Tickets issued to vehicles registered with a valid parking permit through the Public Safety and Health Department are the responsibility of the permit holder, regardless of who drives the vehicle. Tickets issued to vehicles not registered with a valid parking permit through the Public Safety and Health Department are the responsibility of the vehicle owner, regardless of who drives the vehicle.

Tickets can be paid at the Business Office. Payment may also be made by mail or in person with a check or money order payable to: Central Penn College. Cash payments are not accepted.

All payments are processed through the Business Office.

The Public Safety and Health Department is not responsible for payments, permits or correspondence lost in the mail.

A written request for an appeal must be submitted to the Public Safety Director within two business days of the violation. A student may request an appeal on one or more of the following grounds:

  • The student has been deprived of his/her rights as defined herein.
  • The facts are insufficient to establish his/her guilt.
  • Sanction(s) ordered were not justified by the nature of the offense.

The decision to accept or deny a request for an appeal will be made by the Public Safety and Health Director.


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