The rules for parking on campus are set forth by the State University of New York Traffic and Parking Regulations Part 565 – Plattsburgh and administered by University Police (UPD) for vehicle registration and compliance. This includes students, faculty/staff, visitors and vendors doing business on campus.
There are specific vehicle registration guidelines based on an individual's campus affiliation. Please follow these guidelines to properly register a vehicle for parking on campus:
University Police (UPD) administers vehicle registration and parking compliance as outlined in the campus Traffic and Parking Regulations – Part 565 – Plattsburgh. Parking hangtags are valid upon registration through the end of the academic year with proper registration and payment of the applicable parking fees each session.
To register a vehicle for parking on campus, complete these steps at least 15 business days prior to arrival to allow for timely processing.
Step 1: Pay Parking Fees
Two optional parking fees — registration fee (PR) and parking fee (PK) — are automatically included on all student tuition bills. Accept or remove parking fees BEFORE confirming enrollment.
To find your tuition bill, login to MyPlattsburgh (NetID required), click the STUDENTS tab at the top and then click ACCOUNT BALANCE on the left sidebar.
- $30 annual parking registration fee (PR)
- $78 parking fee (PK) payable each session. Note: Part-time students, with less than 8 credits, pay ½ rate parking fee. Parking fee prorates at week 5 to $58.50, week 9 is $39, and week 13 is $19.50.
Remove both parking fees (PR and PK) from your tuition bill if:
- You do not have a vehicle on campus
- You are a veteran (see Special Parking Privileges for Qualifying Individuals)
To cancel unwanted parking fees AFTER confirming enrollment, email a refund request to [email protected]:
- Within two business days AFTER confirming enrollment for a refund of both parking fees
- Within five business days AFTER the start of the session and, where applicable, return parking tag for a refund of the parking fee. The registration fee is nonrefundable upon tag assignment.
Step 2: Register Vehicle
- Login to MyPlattsburgh, click STUDENTS tab, and AUTOMOBILE REGISTRATION tab.
- CONFIRM, REMOVE, or ADD new vehicle information.
Non-matriculated students without access to MyPlattsburgh:
- Complete Vehicle Registration form and pay applicable fees directly to student accounts
- Submit completed form and receipt of payment to UPD, Health Center or to [email protected]
To add an existing plate with new vehicle information, submit new information to [email protected] for manual processing.
Renew registration annually or within 48 hours of a vehicle change.
Step 3: Display Hangtag
Each registrant is responsible for the proper and timely display of an assigned hangtag as outlined in the hangtag guidelines.
Due to COVID-19, hangtag pickup instructions for the new academic year may vary. UPD will post specific instructions in the August student email digest. Allow two business days for hangtag processing.
- Residents will receive on-campus student tags in their campus mailboxes at the student Mail Center, Mason Hall.
- Commuters will pick up off-campus student tags according to instructions posted in the August student email digest.
To verify hangtag assignment, login to MyPlattsburgh and click STUDENTS tab, AUTOMOBILE REGISTRATION under HANGTAG INFORMATION.
University Police (UPD) administers vehicle registration and parking compliance as outlined in the campus Traffic and Parking Regulations – Part 565 – Plattsburgh.
Employee hangtags are valid from October 1 (or hire date) through September 30 (or date of separation). Employee vehicle registrations are due in August.
To register a vehicle on campus:
Step 1: Pay Parking Fees
Employees pay two parking fees* annually for the privilege to park on campus.
- $30 Registration Fee to process hangtag is due from all employees that work in excess of 30 days.
- $174.20 Parking Fee for employees and affiliates with annual incomes greater than $30,000, payable in bi-weekly installments through payroll deduction.
Faculty/Staff With Online Access to MyPlattsburgh:
- Login to MyPlattsburgh: click on the EMPLOYEES tab to access the VIEW/PAY MY ACCOUNT BALANCE link under EMPLOYEE ONLINE SERVICES. First time registrants are required to set up a credit card in CashNet.
Faculty/Staff Without Online Access to MyPlattsburgh:
- Make direct payments at Student Accounts, Kehoe 101
*Exemptions for veterans or volunteers may apply (See Special Parking Privileges for Qualifying Individuals)
Step 2: Register Vehicle
Add or renew vehicle registration information each August or within 48 hours of a change.
Faculty/Staff With Online Access to MyPlattsburgh:
- Click EMPLOYEES tab and AUTOMOBILE REGISTRATION link under Employee Online Service. Follow instructions.
Faculty/Staff Without Access to Online Registration:
- Submit a Vehicle Registration Form to UPD, Health Center or [email protected] or, where applicable, through an authorized agent based on contract terms.
Upon receipt of payment and vehicle registration, UPD will process and interoffice hangtag to employee's campus address (listed in BannerWeb) within 48 hours. Validate tag assignment in MyPlattsburgh on the AUTOMOBILE REGISTRATION page under HANGTAG INFORMATION.
Avoid the inconvenience of a registration error!
- Ensure that you complete both steps — payment of fees and vehicle registration update — in order to generate a report to UPD to assign a hangtag.
The system does not allow updates to existing plate numbers. Email plate number and new registration details to [email protected] within 48 hours of a change.
Step 3: Display Parking Hangtag
Faculty and staff should follow hangtag guidelines.
A visitor shall comply with all terms and conditions set forth in the Traffic and Parking Regulations Part 565 - Plattsburgh, properly display assigned hangtag in accordance with the Hangtag Guidelines and park in designated lots outlined on the tag and identified on the parking map.
Short-Term Visitor Parking
A visitor day pass is required to park in designated lots for terms not to exceed 48 hours (72 on a weekend) for:
- Invited guests, such as parents, family and friends, who are the responsibility of the campus member*
- Alumni and friends that visit campus
- Community members with no campus affiliation to visit a public venue (such as library or museum)
- Vendors that conduct business fewer than four times per year
*For groups of 10 or more, an authorized agent may request a bulk permit from UPD for a department sponsored event/meeting. At the beginning of each session, or at least 10 business days in advance, submit a list of upcoming events with event name, date/time, location and participant count to [email protected].
When no bulk pass is sent, an invited guest shall obtain a day pass from UPD, Health Center upon arrival.
For larger public events, UPD shall designate permit-free parking areas.
Submit Vehicle Registration Form and valid driver's license to:
- University Police, Health Center, anytime. (Building #37 on the campus map)
- Student Accounts, Kehoe 101, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Building #3 on the campus map)
- Department authorized agent for clinic appointments and meetings
Long-Term Visitor Parking
For parking that exceeds 48 hours (72 hours on weekends), long-term parking may require payment of applicable parking fees and, where applicable, authorization from campus housing.
Local community members that frequent a public venue on campus (library, museums), age 70 and older with no campus affiliation, can apply for a long-term parking waiver for designated areas. (See Special Parking Privileges for Qualifying Individuals).
Patients and learners that frequent a clinic for appointments and meetings may obtain a long-term visitor pass from UPD via the authorized department agent.
Vendors & Contractors Doing Business On Campus
The following guidelines outline the proper parking, delivery and advertising procedures for vendors and contractors while conducting business on campus.
Parking Registration Guidelines for Vendors
University Police (UPD) administers service and supply vendor registrations and hangtags for parking in designated areas while conducting official business on campus. Vendor tags are valid only while conducting official business through December 31, or upon separation from affiliated business. Vendor tags require renewal every January.
To Obtain a Parking Hangtag:
- Vendors that routinely conduct business on campus shall provide business affiliation, driver's license and completed Vehicle Registration form to UPD, Health Center.
- Vendors that visit campus fewer than four times per year classify as visitors and shall follow guidelines for a Visitor Short-Term Parking Waiver.
- Vendors that are not required to display a tag when loading/unloading goods from building loading zones not to exceed the 20-minute term limit (flashers required). The college prohibits vendor deliveries to residence halls beyond the building entrance.
Parking Registration Guidelines for Contractors
Facilities, maintenance and operations administers contractor vehicle registrations for parking in designated laydown areas as negotiated in the contractual agreement. The contractor or subcontractor shall register a vehicle through the facilities authorized agent for parking in the applicable laydown areas.
Construction contractors are required to register with a facilities authorized agent for parking in designated laydown areas. The authorized agent shall supply [email protected] with a list of contractors (name and plate/state) authorized to park in designated laydown areas. One construction supervisor may request a ‘special use’ tag to conduct site inspections at multiple locations outside of a designated laydown area.
Vendor/Contractor Parking Restrictions
Due to the safety concerns, parking in the following areas is strictly enforced:
- The Rugar Street Campus Express cutout, at the Angell College Center, is restricted to large transport vehicles making large deliveries to Campus Express.
Additional parking safety information is available in FAQs about parking and vehicle registration.
Vendor Advertising Guidelines
The college limits the posting of business advertising messages to approved locations. For residence hall advertising, contact campus housing at518-564-3824. Angell College Center advertising inquiries should be directed to the Center for Student Involvement at 518-564-4830.
Special Parking Privileges for Qualifying Individuals
There are specific guidelines for:
- Reserved parking for people with disabilities, community directors, fuel efficient vehicles and service vehicles
- Parking waivers for veterans and volunteers
- Other privileges for graduate assistants and spouse/partner
- Event coordinator instructions for event parking
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