Parking Regulations

I. Purpose

The parking and traffic regulations set forth have been established pursuant to Trustees’ Resolution 72-186 relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic and parking so that an orderly pattern of motor vehicle control on campus may be achieved. The Vehicle and Traffic Law shall apply upon the highways, streets, roads, and sidewalks owned or controlled by the State University of New York (SUNY). Orders of the Department of Transportation heretofore or hereafter promulgated for SUNY shall continue in full force and effect.

It is strongly recommended that the following regulations and guidelines be read carefully. All persons driving on this campus are responsible for knowing and understanding these rules. Ignorance of the enacted rules and regulations is no excuse for illegal parking or other offenses.

For the purpose of these regulations, campus boundaries consist of all properties owned and/or controlled by the college.

Operating a motor vehicle on campus properties is a privilege and constitutes acceptance by the owner and/or operator of the responsibility to assure that his vehicle is neither parked nor operated in violation of any applicable state law or regulation, including the Vehicle and Traffic Law, applicable orders of the Department of Transportation, and SUNY traffic regulation.

This college assumes no responsibility for a vehicle or its contents. This includes any damage caused by moving, towing, or storage.

II. Scope

These regulations apply to all operators of motor vehicles on college property, including faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Motor vehicle is defined in Section 125, New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law.

The private operation of snowmobiles, dirt bikes, and all-terrain vehicles on college-owned and controlled properties is prohibited.

III. Enforcement

The vehicle registration and ticket function is under the direction of the Chief of University Police and undertakes the enforcement of parking and traffic regulations.

IV. Parking Regulations

A. Registration

All licensed motor vehicles, including automobiles, trucks, motorbikes, motorcycles, and other motor-operated vehicles to be operated or parked on college property, must be registered at the University Police Department in the Theta Gamma House on the Alfred campus. If you are a Wellsville Commuter Student you must register at Student Services on the Wellsville campus. Visitors must register their vehicles immediately to avoid enforcement violations. Information and assistance regarding vehicle registration can be found 24-hours a day, seven days a week at the University Police Department.

B. Fees

1. The annual faculty and staff vehicle registration fee is $5 per vehicle. Replacement permits (hang tags) are $5 per vehicle. There is a limitation of one permit (hang tag), unless issued for special circumstances. The parking permit is not to be shared or given to anyone else.

2. The annual student vehicle registration fee is $95 ($84 dedicated for student parking enhancement and $11 parking registration fee). There is a $10 replacement fee assessed for lost or stolen permits. Students may only register one vehicle and possess only one permit for that vehicle. Automotive students with project cars: refer to section C below. Motorcycle owners: a student may transfer their registration between a vehicle and motorcycle, but may not have both a motorcycle and passenger vehicle on campus at the same time (which would occupy two parking spaces). To transfer, the motorcycle sticker would need to be removed (scraped off the bike's fork) and returned in exchange for the hang tag or vice versa. New vehicles obtained after registration: transferring the permit to a new vehicle may be done at no charge by notifying University Police.

3. Students that register their vehicle in person at University Police will automatically be charged the $95. This $95 will be applied to their student account. University Police does not accept payment for registration. The registration may be paid in person at Student Financial Services located in the Agriculture Science Building. This is the same process as registering online through BannerWeb whereas the student's account is charged $95 and the student will have 30 days in which to pay the registration fee before late charges are accessed.

4. Temporary parking registration is free to all visitors, students, faculty and staff. However there is a 14 day maximum allowance for the academic year for students, faculty and staff. This process is monitored and enforced as the temporary permits are not to be used in place of annual vehicle registration to avoid the registration fee.

C. Registration Tags

1. Students, Faculty and Staff must display their permit (hang tag) from the rear view mirror of their vehicle with the printed side of the hang tag facing forward at all times while parked on campus. If the hang tag is not displayed properly from the rear view mirror, the vehicle will be considered "unregistered" and will be ticketed accordingly.

2. Permits (hang tags) are not transferable between persons. The permit is registered to an individual and therefore, the registrant is not allowed to share or give the permit to anyone else. Any tickets associated with a particular permit, become the financial responsibility of the person who registered the vehicle for which the permit was issued.

3. Permits (hang tags) may be transferred to a new vehicle or different vehicle that the registrant will be driving to campus.

4. A student who is a spouse or a child of a faculty/staff member must register their own vehicle and not sue the faculty/staff member's issued permit. A student's use, or attempted use, of another person's faculty/staff permit to avoid paying the student registration fee or to gain access to designated faculty/staff parking areas is prohibited. Failure to adhere to this policy may result in a loss of parking privileges on campus for both the student and the faculty/staff member.

5. The loss or theft of a permit should be reported immediately to the University Police Department.

6. Any changes in the vehicle registration plate number must be updated at the University Police Department.

7. Part-time employees must register their vehicles.

8. Part-time continuing education students must register their vehicles.

9. Veterans, as defined in Section 360 of the New York State Education Law, in attendance as a student at the college shall be exempt from parking fees upon submission by the veteran of a written request for exemption together with written certification by the veteran that such veteran was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from such service.

10. A "project car" used in connection with enrollment in an automotive program will be given a special permit at the Wellsville campus that allows the vehicle to be parked at the program's location at no additional charge.

11. It is the responsibility of the registrant of the vehicle to see that drivers of their vehicle know and adhere to these regulations.

D. Authorized Parking Areas

Parking signs have been erected indicating designated parking areas for faculty/staff, commuters, upperclassmen, and freshmen. The Alfred parking map and Wellsville parking map will help to further identify these specified areas. Vehicle parking in any area not shown (including walkways, roadways, ramp areas, areas adjacent to buildings, etc.) is prohibited. No person shall park a vehicle on the college premises in such a manner as to interfere with the use of a fire hydrant, fire lane, or other emergency zone; create any other hazard; or unreasonably interfere with the free and proper use of a roadway or pedestrian walkway.

E. Special Parking

1. Handicap parking spaces are available on campus. Please refer to the Alfred and Wellsville campus parking maps to identify these areas. A vehicle displaying NYS handicapped plates or government hangtags may park in these spaces as per the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law.

2. Visitors and guests to the campus must register their vehicles. There is no charge for temporary parking permits (hang tags). These permits must be displayed at all times from the vehicles' rear view mirror while parked on campus. Visitors and guests may park in any designated visitor or student spaces only. These temporary permits may be obtained at the University Police Department 24/7 on the Alfred campus and at Student Services on the Wellsville campus during normal business hours.

3. Electronic Parking Permits (E-passes) for a group function or special event may be obtained through University Police at least one week in advance by emailing the department through the department's email at: universitypolice@alfredstate.edu. Permits requested without advance notice will be issued at University Police from dispatch.

4. Commuter students holding a valid commuter parking permit may use the following faculty/staff parking lots: 6, 7, 10, 11, 28 and 29 between the hours of 4:30 p.m. and 7 a.m. to allow for evening classes, labs, library, etc.

5. Wellsville project cars - refer to Section C above for details.

F. Parking Areas

1. Existing hard-surfaces areas have painted lines identifying parking spaces. Parking elsewhere or in an undersigned parking space in the area is prohibited.

2. There are student parking areas located at the ACES bus garage and the Vet Tech Building areas. Bus transportation is available from these areas during the day to the Alfred campus.

3. Commuters may park in all designated student lots to include upperclassmen and freshmen lots. Commuters are prohibited from parking in any faculty/staff parking spaces with exceptions noted under Section E4 above.

4. Upperclassmen may park in all designated upperclassman and freshmen lots.

5. Freshmen may only park in designated freshmen parking lots.

6. Faculty/Staff and students are prohibited from parking in visitor parking spaces at all times.

7. All parking areas are subject to change or closing due to snow removal, construction, special events, etc. or any unforeseen circumstances.

G. Vehicle Access to Residence Halls

Students may park short term (not to exceed 15 minutes) on loading ramps in front of residence halls for the purpose of loading and unloading belongings. Vehicles must have their four-way flashers on during this time.

V. Traffic Regulations

The council of each State University unit shall adopt campus rules and regulations, not inconsistent with the Vehicle and Traffic Law, relating to vehicular parking, vehicular and pedestrian traffic, and safety. All such rules shall be submitted to SUNY for review and action.

Traffic regulations on campus roadways are posted in accordance with the Manual of Uniform Traffic Controls. State University Police Departments are empowered to enforce all ordinances and laws pertaining to traffic regulations.

The maximum permissible speed is 25 miles per hour unless otherwise posted (radar controlled). No person shall drive a vehicle on college streets, roads, or highways at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regards to the actual and potential hazards then existing. Full stop at all stop signs is required. Pedestrians have the right-of-way. Yield signs must be strictly observed.

VI. Appeals

A. Procedures and Process

1. The summons regarding any violation of a campus parking regulation shall be in writing, stating the nature of the violation, time, and location of the violation.

2. The summons shall indicate the amount of the fine assessable for the violation, and advise that if the person charged does not dispute the violation, the fine must be paid at the University Police Department, Theta Gamma House on the Alfred campus and at Student Services on the Wellsville campus within five (5) days of the date of issuance. Fines may also be paid at Student Financial Services located in the Agriculture Science Building.

3. The summons shall indicate that an appeal may be requested within (5) days of the date of issuance by completing an appeal form in person at the University Police Department in the Theta Gamma House on the Alfred campus and at Student Services on the Wellsville campus. If your appeal is submitted later than five days, it will not be allowed to be appealed.

4. Appeals are completed and submitted in writing and should include:

a. Name and address of the alleged violator;

b. Time and place when the complaint was issued;

c. Campus rule violated;

d. Statement of the facts established based upon the testimony or other evidence offered.

5. The summons shall note that if the alleged violator fails to appeal within the period as prescribed by the college Council in paragraph number 3 above, the complaint is sustained and shall warrant such action as may then be appropriate. The chief administrative officer shall designate a hearing panel not to exceed three persons to hear complaints for violation of campus traffic and parking regulations enforceable on campus. Such hearing panels shall not be bound by the rules of evidence, but may hear or receive any testimony or evidence directly relevant to the issues presented. Each panel will consist of one faculty member, one staff member, and one student who do not consult with one another when rendering decisions.

6. At the conclusion of the appeal process a notice of the majority decision shall be promptly mailed to the address provided on the appeal form by the violator with a decision of either sustained or dismissed.

7. All decision by the hearing panel are final and there are no further pleas allowed.

VII. Penalties

A. Payment and Collection of Fines

It will be the responsibility of each alleged violator to pay the full and correct amount of the fine(s). The prosecution and collection of fine involving visitors shall be in accordance with applicable law. In the case of students, registration of classes, grades, and transcripts shall be withheld and the student will not be eligible to register for classes, view grades, or receive transcripts until any and all overdue and unpaid fine(s) are satisfied. In addition, overdue and unpaid fines may be referred to a collection agency and any additional fees incurred will be added to the outstanding balance due. Three or more unresolved violations of campus parking regulations in an 18-month period by the same person, shall result in a referral of the vehicles's registered owner to the New York State Commissioner of Motor Vehicles for review in considering the renewal of their operator's licence and/or a motor vehicle registration, and the imposition of a fee as approved by the campus president or designee to meet the administrative costs of such referral.

1. Parking violations may be paid or appealed at the University Police Department on the Alfred campus at any time or at the Student Services Office on the Wellsville campus during normal business hours.

2. Drop boxes along with payment envelopes and appeal forms are provided at both campus locations. Payments in the form of cash, check, or money order should be deposited in the drop boxes. Appeal forms may also be deposited in the drop boxes. These boxes are located inside the University Police Department on the Alfred campus and the Student Services Office on the Wellsville campus.

3. If paying by cash at either the University Police Department or the Student Services Office on the Wellsville campus, you will need the exact amount due for the parking violation indicated on the parking summons, as both locations cannot make change.

4. Check or money order payments should be mad payable to Alfred State. If sent through the mail, please send to: Alfred State, c/o University Police Department, T.G. House, 10 Upper College Drive, Alfred, New York, 14802. Please include your student ID (if applicable), parking summons number or other identifying information to process the payment.

5. CSA, campus spending accounts for students, can be used to pay the parking violation at University Police.

6. Credit card payments must be made at Student Financial Services located in the Agriculture Science Building located on the Alfred campus.

7. Online payments for students can be made through their Banner Web account by accessing Banner Web; Student Services & Financial Aid page; Student Records page; Pay Holds page and follow the instructions provided.

B. Violations and Fines

ViolationFine
Blocking$25
Faculty / Staff Space$25
Fire Lane$35
Handicapped Space$45
Improper Permit for Location$25
Lawn$25
Loading Zone$25
No Parking, Stopping, or Standing$25
No Parking - Overnight / Reserved Lots$25
Out of Space$25
Ramp$25
Residence Director$25
Sidewalk$25
Vehicle Not Registered / No Hang Tag on Mirror$25
Visitor Parking$25
Wheel Lock$35
Other$25

C. Towing and Wheel Locks

1. Vehicles parked in violation of regulations that include handicapped spaces, fire lanes, sidewalks, blocking access, or signage and pavement markings in place are subject to towing at the owner's expense.

2. University Police reserves the right to temporarily prohibit parking in designated lots. These lots will be blocked-off with signage and/or cones. Violations of these temporary orders are subject to towing at the owner's expense.

3. Vehicle owners receiving and failing to pay three (3) or more tickets are subject to being towed or having a wheel lock placed on their vehicle with an additional fee of $35 plus $5 day for up to four (4) days. After four (4) days, if the wheel lock fee and all outstanding tickets are not paid, the vehicle will be towed at the owner's expense. Separate towing fees will be assessed by the towing service and will have to be paid directly to them. All outstanding ticket fines and fees must be paid to University Police before the towing service will be authorized to release the impounded vehicle.

D. Abandoned Vehicles

A motor vehicle shall be deemed abandoned if left more than 48 hours in one spot without permission. The vehicle shall be disposed of in accordance with the Vehicle and Traffic Law, Section 1224.

E. Suspension of Revocation of Parking Privileges

Student, faculty and staff parking privileges may be suspended or revoked upon finding that three (3) or more campus parking violations have been incurred.

VIII. Snow Removal Policy

Any snow accumulation that leaves five (5) inches or more of snow in parking lots will trigger a series of actions by Facilities Services and the University Police that aid in the clearing of campus parking lots. Students will receive notification via Student Announce when it is necessary to relocate their vehicles to facilitate the snow removal process. Facilities will schedule a crew to clear the Upperclassmen and Freshmen parking lots sometimes on Saturday and Sunday when the lots have been cleared of vehicles. In order to facilitate this policy, University Police will use all methods necessary for compliance up to and including towing of vehicles at the owner's expense.

IX. Shuttle Service

A shuttle bus coinciding with class sessions operated around the perimeter of the Alfred campus at a quarter to the hour and transports students between the Alfred and Wellsville campus. Learn more about transportation services.

IX. Parking Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns related to the parking on campus, or rules and regulations, you may direct your concerns to the following email: parkingconcerns@alfredstate.edu. Note: this email account is not be be used for appealing a parking ticket.

Note:
The foregoing rules and regulations are subject to change to comply with NYS legislative action and revisions to SUNY parking and traffic procedures.

Adopted:
Adopted by the Alfred State College Council's regular meeting Aug. 30, 1972, and amended July 5, 1978, and Nov. 15, 1989.

Amended and Promulgated:
By the College Council Sept. 5, 2013.

Effective:
Sept. 5, 2013