To enhance the safety and security of the people, vehicles, and property on campus, Paul Smith’s College has established the Parking and Vehicle Policy. This policy is in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Anyone who parks and operates a vehicle on campus must abide by this policy. Click the link below to view the full Paul Smith’s College Parking and Vehicle Policy.
Students and Employees must register their vehicle with Campus Safety within 24 hours of bringing a vehicle to campus. Once registered, they will be issued a parking permit.
Vehicles do not need to be re-registered unless something has changed, such as a student moving off campus, an off campus student moving on campus, a license plate change, or a vehicle change.
Student permits must be applied to inside rear window on the lower driver’s (left) side. All permits must be placed in this location, regardless of the tint of the rear window.
Employees will be issued a mirror hang tag to be displayed on the rear view mirror of the vehicle while parked on campus.
You can register online below by clicking the link. After registering, pick up your vehicle permit at the Campus Safety Office.
VEHICLE PARKING PERMITS
Student Parking Permit
Commuter Student Parking Permit
This permit is to be applied to the rear window on the lower driver’s (left) side. All permits must be placed in this location, regardless of the tint of the rear window.
Employee Parking Permit
This permit is to be hung from the rear view window, with the permit number facing outward, so that it is visible from outside the vehicle. In accordance with New York State Law, the permit should be removed when the vehicle is motion.
PARKING LOT ASSIGNMENTS AND PARKING MAP
Parking lots on campus are divided into the following categories: student (on campus residents) parking, commuter (students) parking, employee parking, visitor parking, and open parking.
Anyone who is not parked in their assigned lot will be issued a ticket for parking in wrong lot, which carries a $20 fine.
See the parking map below for parking lot assignments.
Visitor parking in lot 17 is reserved for visitors only. Anyone parked in the 15 minute parking spaces for longer than 15 minutes will be issued a ticket.
Relay for Life, Handicap, and Low Emission Fuel Efficient parking spaces are reserved for those who have been issued the appropriate permits.
Vehicles parked in fire lanes or blocking traffic are subject to being towed at the owner’s expense.
If you are not sure where you are permitted to park, contact Campus Safety for assistance.
Anyone who receives a ticket has the right to appeal the ticket. Ticket appeals must be submitted within 7 days of the date the ticket was issued.
First-time offenders who have received a ticket for a parking violation are eligible to submit a First-time Violator’s Appeal Exam. To submit a First-time Violator’s Appeal Exam click the link below to print the exam or you can obtain one at the Campus Safety Office. Fill out the exam, and submit the exam and your ticket to the dispatcher at the Campus Safety Office. You will notified of the outcome of the exam via your Paul Smith’s College email.
If your recent ticket is not your first or you have received a ticket for a moving violation, you can submit a Ticket Appeal. To submit a Ticket Appeal click the link below to print the appeal or you can obtain one at the Campus Safety Office. Fill out the appeal, and submit it with your ticket to the dispatcher at the Campus Safety Office. You will be notified of the outcome of the appeal via your Paul Smith’s College email.
Ticket Appeals are reviewed by the Campus Safety Director. Ticket appeals that are denied are automatically forwarded to the Parking Committee for final review.
The Parking Committee was established to review issues regarding parking and driving on campus, and to provide a second level of review for ticket appeals. The Parking Committee consists of members from the following groups on campus: on campus students, commuter students, faculty, staff, Student Government Association (SGA), Residence Life, and Sodexo Facilities. The committee is facilitated by the Director of Campus Safety. The committee meets at least once a month to discuss parking and traffic issues on campus and to review ticket appeals.
If you are interested in joining the Parking Committee, contact the Director of Campus Safety.