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PERMIT DISPLAY

Permits must be properly displayed as noted below. Exceptions must be approved by the Security Office in advance.

  • Automobiles– Permit should be hung from the interior rearview mirror, facing forward. If no rear view mirror, contact the Security Office.
  • Vistor Tags--Mount tags on the upper center of the windshield, on the driver's side of the rear view mirror mounting post, below the tint strip.

PARKING SPACES

  • All parts of the vehicle MUST be inside the designated parking space, which is generally indicated by two white lines. NOTE: Some spaces also include a back line.  Parking in grassed areas is not permitted unless at the direction of special event parking staff.
  • Parking in grassed areas is not permitted unless at the direction of special event parking staff.
  • Motorcycles must be parked in designated faculty/staff motorcycle spaces.
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  • Any vehicle not parked in a designated legal space is subject to ticketing and/or towing at the owner’s expense.
  • Any vehicle parked along curbs or on sidewalks, hindering/damaging University operations or property, or obstructing a roadway, a designated handicap space or the access aisle adjacent to it, or a reserved space is subject to ticketing and/or towing at the owner’s expense.
  • Parking is not permitted in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) spaces without a state-issued handicap parking placard and a Penn State parking permit for the designated lot. The access aisle adjacent to the space is considered part of the space and will be enforced accordingly.
  • Reserved spaces are reserved 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This includes holidays and times when the University is not in full operation.

LOADING/UNLOADING

  • Vehicles with current faculty/staff permits may park in a loading zone or legal parking space for a maximum of 15 minutes for the purpose of loading/unloading supplies or equipment. Flashers must be operating.
  • This privilege does not extend to sidewalks, traffic or fire lanes, building entrances, handicap spaces, or handicap access ways (access to sidewalks, ramps, etc.).

DISABLED VEHICLES

  • If a vehicle is disabled, the permit holder must notify Security (724-430-4120) immediately, providing his/her name and the vehicle’s license plate number and location.
  • A grace period of up to 12 hours may be allowed. No extensions will be granted.
  • Notes left on a vehicle stating that the vehicle is mechanically disabled are given no consideration by enforcement personnel. Vehicles not properly reported to University Police may be towed at the owner’s expense.

Temporary Parking Permits

  • A temporary parking permit must be obtained by anyone visiting the campus, or by anyone who forgets or loses their regular permit (Student, Faculty/Staff). A temporary parking or visitor permit can be obtained from: The Infomation Booth (kiosk). If a parking permit is required and none is displayed, the vehicle will be ticketed, booted, and/or towed at the owner’s expense.