Proper Use of Permit:
There are two options available when requesting a St. John’s
University Parking Permit:
1. Window Decal:
A. This option
consists of one yearly window decal which must be affixed to the
REAR WINDOW placed in the bottom left hand corner behind the
Disclaimer: St. John’s University will not be liable for any
damages arising from a Parking Permit window decal, when applied or
removed from automobile window. Note: St. John’s University expired
Parking permit (Window Decal) must be removed from vehicle.
B. If you utilize a
second vehicle you will be required to obtain a TEMPORARY rear view
mirror paper HANG TAG from the Department of Public Safety located
outside of Gate 6 on Goethals Avenue or at the Security Information
Booth located inside Gate 1. The TEMPORARY HANG TAG must be
displayed from the rear view mirror of the secondary vehicle
whenever you are parking on campus.
2. Rearview Mirror Hang Tag:
A. This option
consists of one yearly HANG TAG which must be displayed on the
vehicle’s rear view mirror with the assigned number facing out
clearly visible. If the permit is left in a different vehicle or
not brought to campus, a temporary paper HANG TAG must be obtained
from the Department of Public Safety located outside of Gate 6 on
Goethals Avenue or at the Security Information Booth located inside
Gate 1. Please note that if your rear view mirror or a tinted
windshield is designed in a way to impede this type of display, you
are responsible to insure it is hung from the mirror in such a way
to make it clearly visible (such as by a rope or string).
There is NO APPEAL for a summons issued for failing to display a
valid parking permit, which must be affixed as described above.
Furthermore, all permits are non-refundable and
Illegal Use of Permit:
It is unlawful for any person to produce, alter or to
display without the approval of Public Safety, any parking permit
indicating eligibility to park; to park a vehicle bearing a permit
to which he or she is not entitled; or to display a permit not
issued to the specific vehicle(s) to which it was registered. It is
also unlawful to purchase a fraudulently produced parking permit or
to purchase a permit from another individual. Vehicles registered
must belong to the individual registering the vehicle or a member
of the person’s immediate family. Registering someone else’s
vehicle is prohibited.
Permits are valid up to and including the expiration month, day and
year on the permit.
Sale or Trade of Vehicle:
Failure to advise Public Safety of a sale or trade for registration
purposes may result in continued responsibility to the permit
holder for violations received on that permit. The permit holder
has responsibility for removing parking permits prior to selling or
trading a vehicle. Persons failing to comply with this requirement
shall pay the cost of a new permit.
Permit holders are responsible for the security of their permits.
The theft or loss of parking permit should be reported to Public
Safety immediately upon discovery. Permits which are claimed lost
may be replaced at the original cost of the permit.
Invalid Use of Permit:
The ownership of permit is not transferable. Therefore, sharing of
any University parking permit issued by the Department of Public
Safety is prohibited and subject to fine(s) or suspension of
Daily Hours of Validity:
All general, employees, food service, parking permits are valid
from 6 a.m. – 3 a.m., seven days a week. Murray residence and
residence village, faculty and maintenance permits are valid 24
hours a day, seven days a week.
Change in Residence or License
Permit holders changing residence or license plates after initial
application must contact Public Safety and complete the necessary
forms. Failure to do so may result in continued responsibility for
violations issued to the old license plate and a loss of parking
1. Parking Rules and Regulations, as indicated in
this pamphlet and in University Web page, are enforced 24 hours a
day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
2. All legal parking areas are designated by
signs, painted stripes, or other pavement markings, which may
indicate limited or reserve parking.
3. Motorists are to yield the right-of-way to all
pedestrians in a crosswalk.
4. Driving vehicles on any of the quadrangles or
in the Residence Village is prohibited.
5. All vehicles are to be operated with extreme
caution and no more than 10 miles per hour.
6. Pedestrians have the right-of-way at all
7. Traffic control such as stop signs, speed limit
signs, pedestrian right-of-way and the observance of traffic lines
are in effect at all times. Drivers are required to park within two
white lines (blue for handicap) of demarcation in parking areas. A
driver may be subject to fine(s) for failing to comply with any
traffic rules while driving on campus.
8. Overnight parking on campus (after 3 a.m.) is
prohibited unless previously authorized by Public Safety. In an
emergency, specific prior written arrangement must be made with the
Executive Director of Public Safety.
9. In order to facilitate snow removal during a
snowstorm, it is recommended that all cars are removed off campus.
However, in an emergency, vehicles should be moved to the parking
garages. Under no circumstances should vehicles be left on the
10. During and after snowstorms, efforts should be
made to carpool to and from the campus so that the parking lots may
be cleared. Presence of snow shall not be used as an excuse for
violating campus parking rules.
11. Vehicles with loud and excessive noise are
prohibited on campus. Violators will subject to a fine.
12. Parking on grass, sidewalks, crosswalks,
streets, curbs or unimproved areas is prohibited and subject to
fine. Special loading or unloading requirements will be met upon
request to the Public Safety.
13. Vehicles parking near a fire hydrant, blocking
another vehicle, University gates and or walkways, are subject to
fine and/or maybe towed away at owner’s expense.
14. In certain cases, Public Safety may resort to
the use of a “Rhino Boot” in order to immobilize an illegally
parked vehicle and the violator will be subject to a fine.
15. A vehicle displaying an invalid-
altered/tampered permit will be subject to a “Rhino Boot,” which
will immobilize the vehicle, leading to the identification of the
violator, who will be subject to fine.
16. Unauthorized removal or an attempt of
unauthorized removal of a Rhino Boot will result in an additional
$400 fine. If a student is involved, the Dean of Students will be
notified and appropriate action will be taken.
17. Motorcycles and motor scooters require a
permit. However, for practical reasons, permits need not be
displayed on the vehicle. Operators must carry the permit on their
person and present it to a Public Safety officer upon request.
Motor vehicles must
park within one parking space only.
18. Any moving violation, such as speeding and
excessive noise from the vehicle, will be notified via mail, when
violator is identified.
19. Vehicles parked in “NO PARKING” areas on
campus will be ticketed. These areas include emergency/fire lane
areas, yellow painted curbs, grassy areas, dumpster pickups and
other posted areas.
20. Barriers are placed for safety purposes and to
be recognized as such. Evading, driving around, over or moving any
barrier, gate or traffic control device unless specifically
directed by a Public Safety Officer is strictly forbidden.
All appeals must be in writing, postmark dated within five business
days of issuance of the violation and mailed to the address listed
below. A copy of the violation, license plate number, University X
number and a brief explanation must also accompany the appeal. If
the alleged violator does not appeal a notice of violation within
five business days, the fine will remain as a charge to his or her
University Banner account and the right to appeal will be
forfeited. The appeal process usually takes approximately seven
business days. All appeals submitted by members of the University
community with a valid Id number will receive email notification of
the decision. If the corresponding violation is adjudicated, the
appellant’s University Banner account will be credited. University
members can check their account status via the Web at: www.stjohns.edu
All decisions made by Public Safety are final; appeal status can be
checked by calling (718) 990-5561, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. –
4:30 p.m. Mail the appeal and associated documentation to the
address as follows: St. John’s University, Department of Public
Safety, Parking Program, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY
Students who do not pay their fines will not be eligible to
register for class(es) and will not receive a final grade report,
diploma or transcript. If paying by mail, please include a copy of
the violation along with payment. Please write your University X
number and the license plate number on check or money order made
payable to St. John’s University and send to the following
St. John’s University
Department of Public Safety
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
All parking violations are payable at the Department of Public
Safety or the Office of the Bursar during normal business hours.
Please bring a copy of the violation to either office.
Students, Faculty, and Employees may also make payment through UIS
on the University Web site. If paying a violation online, log
into UIS. Then select the “Personal Information” tab and
scroll to the bottom of the page where you will find “Account
Suites.” Outstanding violations can be paid through Account
Please do not send cash.
1.Vehicles Without a Parking
Permit: The University has access to DMV records and will
trace license plates to identify owners. In addition to fines,
Public Safety will charge violators a DMV surcharge.
2.Right to Close: The University
reserves the right to close any campus parking area at any time it
is deemed necessary for maintenance, safety or to meet special
needs. Public Safety will notify patrons when possible.
3.Liability: The University
assumes no responsibility for the care and protection of any
vehicle or its contents at any time the vehicle is on campus
4.False Information: No person
shall obtain, attempt to obtain or use in a manner contrary to
these regulations, a modified parking permit or a permit issued
upon false information. A violation of this section includes giving
a false name, address, University X number and/or other information
known to be false. Violation of this provision shall constitute the
illegal use of a parking permit and will be subject to
5. Temporary Parking: A temporary parking permit
can be obtained from the Department of Public Safety if current
permit is either misplaced or left at home. At all times while
parking on-campus grounds, a valid University parking permit must