Parking on Campus

Commuter Parking

  • You cannot park in a commuter lot overnight
  • There are 15 commuter lots across campus. If you cannot find a space in a commuter lot you need to check other commuter lots.  Lots 19 and 28 are centrally located and less than 10 minutes way from most classes
  • The ratio of parking passes to spots sold to commuter students is approximately 2 permits per space, several Universities sell up to 4 to 1.  The 2 to 1 ratio is based on total number of permits sold per year

General Parking

  • You cannot leave a disabled vehicle on campus
  • You cannot park a trailer on campus
  • All motorcycles must be registered to park on campus
  • The only parking allowed after 2:00 a.m. is in your assigned residence hall or apartment lot, except at the FLITE lot (Lot 27) with a proper parking permit issued by library staff

Guest Parking

  • Anyone parking on University property must display a valid parking permit. That includes all guests to the University, except those who pay to park at a meter
  • The Campus Police are open 24 hours per day/7 days per week. A temporary and/or guest permit can be obtained 24 hours per day
  • You must bring your current vehicle registration and drivers license with you when applying for a guest parking permit

Meter Parking

  • If you park at a meter you must pay the meter fee
  • At the Rock Cafe, meters are enforced until 8:00 p.m./7 days per week
  • You cannot park at a meter, a commuter lot or faculty/staff lot overnight

Parking Permits

  • Anyone parking on University property must display a valid parking permit. That includes all guests to the University, except those who pay to park at a meter!
  • The Campus Police are open 24 hours per day/7 days per week.
  • A temporary and/or guest permit can be obtained 24 hours per day. 
  • Students who wish to park on campus must register your vehicle and purchase a parking permit from the Department of Public Safety.
  • To register your vehicle you will need your current residence hall assignment (if living on campus), your current vehicle registration, a valid driver's license, and your local or campus address.
  • Parking decals must be fully affixed with their own adhesive to the windshield, lower right hand corner (passenger side of vehicle).
  • Altering a parking permit is a civil infraction.  A ticket will be issued with a court appearance!  Parking privileges may be suspended or revoked.
  • If your permit is damaged in any way, you must exchange if for a new permit.  A ticket will be issued for unlawful display if not replaced.
  • You can exchange your permit for $1.00, if you bring a different vehicle to campus or get your windshield replaced, by returning your old permit for exchange.  If you do not return your old permit it is $100 to get a new permit.

Parking Spaces

  • On FSU campus all legal parking spaces are marked with yellow lines, even along curbs where parking is allowed.  If you are not parked within the yellow lines, you are in violation!

Residence Hall/Apartment Parking Permits

  • If you have a residence hall or apartment parking permit you may only park in your assigned lot on campus during the day Monday through Friday or pay to park at a meter.  After 5:00 P.M. you may park in a commuter or faculty/staff lot until 2:00 a.m.

Tickets

  • When tickets are transferred to a student account they are still considered "unpaid" until the amount has been paid in full either on your student account or in our office.
  • You have a 5 days grace period to pay/appeal your ticket before it is assessed a $5.00 late fee.
  • When you appeal a parking ticket you must post a bond in the amount of the ticket and fill out an appeal form.
  • The Appeals Committee is made up of fellow students, who do not work for Campus Police.

It is your responsibility to know where you can park legally on campus.  If you have any questions please call the Department of Public Safety at 591-5000 - 24 hours per day.

Last updated: 07-25-2012