Vehicle Registration & Hangtags
All vehicles must be registered with University Police (UPD) and display parking tags as proof that the vehicle is legally parked. Vehicle registration varies by campus affiliation.
Students, Faculty & Staff
Whether or not you park on campus, every student is required to either accept or reject two Optional Parking Fees (PR and PK) included in tuition. This requirement applies to all full-time and part-time students living on-campus (residents) or off-campus (commuters).
Register A Vehicle
Accept Parking Fees to Register a Vehicle for Parking on Campus (Opt In)
- STEP 1 — ACCEPT PARKING CHARGES
Login to MyPlattsburgh, click the STUDENTS tab to MY ACCOUNTS (under Student Accounts.) Include parking registration fee (PR) and parking fee (PK) on your tuition bill, and then confirm enrollment to accept the charges for processing a hangtag. Special Parking Privileges may apply.
- STEP 2 — REGISTER A VEHICLE
Login to MyPlattsburgh, click the STUDENTS tab to AUTOMOBILE REGISTRATION link under Helpful Links, and register a vehicle for the new academic year. Choose the applicable button — confirm, remove, update, or add — and complete the steps outlined on the form.
- STEP 3 — PICK UP HANGTAG
Refer to the hangtag disbursement guidelines.
Remove Unwanted Parking Fees
If you do not have a vehicle on campus, remove unwanted parking fees (PR and PK) from your tuition bill before confirming enrollment, or forfeit these fees after five business days from session start.
- Login to MyPlattsburgh with NetID, click on the STUDENTS tab to MY ACCOUNTS link under Student Accounts, remove two parking fees — parking registration fee (PR) and parking fee (PK) — from your tuition bill, and then confirm enrollment to remove unwanted parking fees.
If you failed to remove these unwanted parking fees and already confirmed enrollment, send a refund request to [email protected] outlining that you failed to remove the fees. If applicable, also return the parking tag within five business days from the session start to UPD, Health Center. After five business days from session start, fees are forfeited, including fees applied to unclaimed tags.
Should you need a hangtag at a later date, send a re-bill request to [email protected] and proceed to STEP 2 of the ‘opt in’ registration instructions.
- STEP 1 — ACCEPT PARKING CHARGES
Employees Classified as Faculty & Staff
All employees shall register vehicles, pay the applicable parking fees, and obtain parking tags in order to legally park on campus at any time of day or night. Special Parking Privileges may apply.
Faculty and staff including management confidential (M/C), state employee (STEMP) and emeritus (EMRTS) shall register for parking using the vehicle registration form within MyPlattsburgh (go to “Employees” tab to “Automobile Registration” link) and pay the applicable parking fees according to campus affiliation.
New hires must obtain NetID in order to register a vehicle.
State Employee (STEMP) or Emeritus (EMRTS)
State employees (STEMP) with union representation pay a parking registration fee (FPR), whether full-time or part-time, payable in MyPlattsburgh.
Management Confidential (M/C)
Management/confidential employees pay two parking fees — a registration fee (FPR) and a parking fee (FPK):
- A parking fee (FPK) is setup as a payroll deduction when hired, and continues until separation from employment or cancellation by the employee who does not park on campus.
- A registration fee (FPR) is payable in MyPlattsburgh from the “Automobile Registration” screen.
Affiliate Employees, Visitors, Vendors & Contractors
Affiliate Employees Classified as Other Persons
To obtain a parking tag, other persons doing business on campus are required to register vehicles for parking and pay the applicable parking fees through the affiliation’s authorized agent.
To register for parking, complete these steps:
STEP 1 — Register using this Vehicle Registration Form. At the beginning of each new academic year, affiliate employees shall register starting August 1.
STEP 2 — Pay the applicable parking fees to your affiliation’s authorized agent for payment processing. The agent will bulk process all affiliate employee fees to Student Accounts Kehoe 101, or by phone with credit card to 518-564-3120.
- All registrants pay a $30 registration fee (OPR)
- Individuals with annual incomes above $30,000 also pay a parking fee (OPK), based on the affiliation’s fee structure. Some affiliations offer payroll deduction.
- Volunteers pay no parking fees upon proof of human resource services volunteer certification to [email protected].
Campus Affiliations & Authorized Agents
- College Auxiliary Services (AUXIL) — Payroll/Human Resources Manager
- Food Service including Campus Dining/Chartwells Authorized Agent (FDSER) — Operations Controller
- Research Foundation (RFEMP) — Human Resources Coordinator
- Includes: Sponsored Research & Programs, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Center, Upward Bound, Center for Neurobehavioral Health, Alzheimer’s Disease Asst Center, Counselor Education, Empire State College
- Campus Persons (CMPER) by affiliation
- College Store: Follett Store Manager
- Credit Union: VP of Marketing and Business Development
- Child Care Center: Director
- Emergency Management: Director
- Literacy Volunteers: Director
- Miner Institute: Director
- North Country Teacher Resource Center: Director
- President’s Office: Office Assistant
- STOP Domestic Violence/BHSN: Program Director
- Teacher Education, Undergrad Chair
- UUP: Chapter Assistant
- Volunteers (VOLUN)
- Art museum: Administrative Assistant for Director
- Athletics and recreation: Administrative Assistant for Director
- Educational Opportunity Program (EOP): Associate Director
- Interdisciplinary and area studies: Gospel Choir Director
- Journalism and public relations: Administrative Assistant for Chair
- Student Health and Counseling Center: Director
Short-Term Visitor Parking
Advanced registration is the preferred method for visitors* to register for short-term parking up to 48 hours (72 hours on weekends). Visitors that use this Vehicle Registration Form do not require a visitor pass.
Alternately, visitors* may present a valid driver’s license and vehicle state registration to obtain a limited use pass from University Police (UPD) for short-term visits up to 48 hours. UPD is located in the Health Center building.
Where applicable, when a visitor’s vehicle is registered with a department authorized agent to attend a meeting or event, the agent may offer a visitor pass in lieu of registering online.
*Please note: Students are responsible for their invited guest’s vehicle, including vehicle registration and hangtags; parking compliance for parking lots and restrictions, parking in on-campus student lots, and violations, fines and appeals.
Long-Term Visitor Parking
Visits that exceed 48 hours require a limited use pass from UPD upon advance registration using this Vehicle Registration Form. The term of an extended visit will determine the cost.
Vendors & Contractors
Vendors and contractors that conduct routine business on campus are required to advance register for parking using this Vehicle Registration Form. Allow a minimum of 24 hours to process and obtain a parking tag as follows:
- Service and Supply Vendors — Pick up assigned vendor parking tag from University Police (UPD), Health Center. All vendor tags are valid for business use only for the term prescribed on the tag. Note: Service and supply vendors that conduct minimal business on campus — four times or less — classify as visitors, and shall follow the visitor registration instructions.
- Construction Contractors — Pick up assigned contractor parking tag from facilities manager. Where applicable, comply with the lay down requirements based on the negotiated contract terms.
Renew all vendor and contractor tags in December for the next calendar year.
Important Parking Dates & Deadlines
Vehicle registration begins
Aug. 1–30 During August, ‘no permit visible’ tickets are expunged when vehicle is pre-registered and legally parked Aug. 27–28 Hangtags are disbursed from ACC, 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 30–31
Hangtags are disbursed from ACC, 9 a.m. to noon
Deadline to display a valid hangtag
Sept. 1 Hangtags are disbursed from ACC, 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 2+ Hangtags are disbursed from UPD for late arrivals Sept. 10 Unclaimed faculty/staff tags are interoffice mailed to employee Banner addresses Sept. 22 Weekly appeals meetings begin Sept. 30 2021–22 faculty/staff tags expire Oct. 1
Deadline to display 2021–22 faculty/staff tag
Deadline for employee service tag requests
Dec. 18 2021–22 student tags expire for students not returning in the spring Dec. 1–31 Returning students pay spring parking fee in tuition and keep current hangtag for spring
Vendor registration renewals due
Jan. 29 Spring vehicle registration deadline for new and transfer students Jan. 31 Spring session begins May 31 2021–22 student tags expire
Reserved Parking, Waivers & Special Privileges
Reserved Parking for People with Disabilities
The Department of Motor Vehicles brochure, Parking for People with Disabilities — The Law, outlines the qualifying factors allowing people with disabilities to park in reserved parking. On the SUNY Plattsburgh campus, reserved parking for people with disabilities requires two parking permits — a valid campus parking tag and a state-issued license plate or placard.
Until a state issued plate or placard can be acquired, University Police will issue a temporary reserved parking permit upon proof of disability from a medical doctor (MD) licensed in New York State who certifies any physical or mental impairment that meets condition #9 outlined in the above DMV brochure.
Request a temporary reserved parking permit in MyPlattsburgh under the “Automobile Registration” page.
Reserved Parking for Community Directors (CD)
Community Directors (CD) qualify for reserved parking upon proof of CD status, registration of a vehicle in MyPlattsburgh, and payment of the parking registration fee (FPR). The CD forfeits their reserved space if they do not register a vehicle. The CD shall report any unauthorized vehicle in the reserved space to UPD at 518-564-2022.
Employee Service Vehicle Parking Privilege
When required to use a personal vehicle to conduct routine official business on campus, a department chair or supervisor shall present justification to [email protected] for an employee service tag on a qualifying registered vehicle.
Reserved Parking for Fuel Efficient Vehicle at Au Sable Hall
As outlined by the US Green Building Council Green Book, the ‘green building’ at AuSable Hall offers limited reserved parking for employees with qualifying fuel-efficient vehicles upon proof that the vehicle scores 40 or above in the ACEEE (American Council for Energy Efficient Economy) Green Book and classifies as A Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) by the California Air Resources Board.
Refer to the GreenerCars Ratings for your vehicle’s rating report. Then upload the report to your vehicle registration (MyPlattsburgh to EMPLOYEES tab to AUTOMOBILE REGISTRATION link to REQUEST SPECIAL PARKING PRIVILEGE dropdown.)
Veterans qualify for a parking exemption upon proof of honorable discharge from active duty during a time of war. Register a vehicle in MyPlattsburgh, and email copy of qualifying DD-214 to [email protected]
Every August, veterans with a DD-214 on file shall renew their status as an active student or employee in MyPlattsburgh.
Parking hangtags are transferable between a tag holder’s registered vehicles only (maximum 3 vehicles.) University Police (UPD) prohibits tag sharing at the expense of the registrant.
Parking Hangtag Valid Dates
- Student tags are valid from tag assignment of the current academic year to May 31, conditional upon payment of parking fees per session.
- Employee tags are valid from tag assignment of the current year to September 30 of the following year, conditional upon payment of applicable parking fees each year.
- Vendor tags are valid from the tag assignment date to December 31, renewable each December.
- Volunteer tags are valid for the term of the human resource services certification.
- Visitor tags are valid for the term listed on the limited-use tag not to exceed 48 hours (72 hours on weekends.) Longer terms require preauthorization between UPD and the applicable department and payment of parking fees where applicable.
- UPD disburses assigned parking tags (when pre-registered in August) from the Angell College Center main lobby according to the 3-day schedule outlined in the Student Digest. After August, UPD disburses assigned tags from the UPD, Health Center allowing 24-hour processing after preregistering in MyPlattsburgh as outlined in registration instructions. Validate your tag assignment in MyPlattsburgh (“Students” tab to “Automobile Registration” link.) before you attempt to pick up your hangtag.
- UPD disburses assigned parking tag (when pre-registered in August) from the Angell College Center main lobby according to the 3-day schedule outlined in the Employee Digest. In mid-September unclaimed tags are interoffice mailed to the employee’s office to the address listed in Banner. Note: To prevent misplaced tags, UPD encourages employees to validate Banner addresses when registering, and follow change of address instructions where applicable. After October 1, UPD will not interoffice mail employee hangtags, and late registrants will be required to pick up their assigned hangtag from UPD, Health Center. Validate your tag assignment in MyPlattsburgh (“Employees” tab to “Automobile Registration” link.)
- Visitors shall obtain limited use passes (maximum term of 48 hours) from UPD, Health Center, or Student Accounts, Kehoe 101, upon submission of a valid photo ID and vehicle state registration. To expedite tag assignment, visitors are encouraged to preregister using the Vehicle Registration Form and allow 24 hours to process the tag before attempting to pick it up. Visits longer than 48 hours require registration through the host and payment of parking fees where applicable.
- Service tags disburse to employee supervisors when all service tag qualifications are met.
- Volunteer tags disburse to department chairs when all human resource services volunteer certification requirements are met.
Proper Display of a Hangtag
A parking tag must have tag number readable when displayed in a forward position from the vehicle rear view mirror or dash below mirror. Tag must be visible to the ticket writer when standing in front of the vehicle.
A motorcycle sticker shall be displayed on the left fork.
Lost/Stolen Hangtag Reporting Guidelines
UPD urges a tag holder to report a lost or stolen parking hangtag using the Missing Hangtag Affidavit and Guidelines.
Cancel an Unwanted Hangtag
To cancel an unwanted hangtag, return it to UPD within five business days from tag assignment, or the start of the session, for a refund of the parking fee (PK). To cancel an unclaimed tag, email a cancellation request to [email protected]. The registration fee is nonrefundable upon tag assignment. After the five-day grace period, both parking fees are nonrefundable.