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Parking Services

   Rules and Regulations

The regulations within have been prepared for the safety and convenience of those who operate vehicles on campus in compliance with §46.2-1228 of the Code of Virginia. These rules and regulations shall remain in effect from September 1, 2012 until superseded. The Parking Rules And Regulations listed in this brochure are subject to change without notice.

General Information

Access to Norfolk State University parking facilities are controlled with the use of valid parking decals and / or passes issued and monitored by the Office of Parking Services. Operation hours Monday - Thursday 7:30 am to 6 :00 pm and Friday 7:30 am - 5 :00 pm. Summer hours 7:30 am - 5:00 pm. Decals may be purchased by University faculty / staff and/or students. Valid parking passes may be obtained for campus visitors, vendors and/or by valid decal-holders (on a temporary basis). Any vehicle parked on campus without a valid parking decal or pass displayed is subject to ticketing, booting and / or towing. With the exception of "Reserved" parking areas, the University offers no guarantee a parking space In a convenient area, but there is adequate space available Norfolk State University is not responsible for your vehicle and/or its contents. Personal belongings should not be left in the vehicle. Must produce a valid drivers license for passes.

Parking Registration

Any person(s) desiring to park on campus must complete a University Application for Vehicle Registration form. The applicant and the vehicle to be registered must meet all legal requirements for operation within the state of Virginia . Applicants must be a faculty member, staff or student of Norfolk State University. They, their spouse, parent(s) and / or guardian must be the owner of the vehicle being registered for a decal. Any person who gives false information on the registration form may be subject to disciplinary action and / or revocation or privileges. Parking decals may be purchased at the Spartan Ticket Box Office which is located across from Echols Hall during the hours or 9 :30 am and 5:30pm, Monday through Friday. A valid University vehicle registration application, valid ID card or driver's license, and validated invoice (students) are needed to purchase a decal. Decals may be purchased with personal checks, cash, Visa, MasterCard, or Spartan Debit Cards. All outstanding parking fines must be paid in order to purchase a decal.

There Is a limit of (2) consecutive two-week temporary passes for decal holders driving an alternate vehicle. If a temporary pass is needed outside of these 4 weeks, a replacement decal must be purchased for the alternate vehicle.

Visitor and Official University Vendor Parking

A visitor is defined as a person who is neither a student, faculty or staff member at Norfolk State University. Visitor Parking is provided for guests of University faculty, staff, and students as well as official departmental guests. A special parking pass issued by the department of the Office of Parking Services must be obtained for access to all campus visitor parking areas. Visitors conducting business in the Harrison B. Wilson Administration Building are not required to obtain a visitor pass for parking . However, all visitors must park in the "Visitor Parking" spaces which are located adjacent to Wilson Hall and are to be used by off-campus visitors conducting business in Wilson Hall for a period up to 30 minutes. Visitor parking is also available in any "Opening Parking" or "Commuter Student" parking area(s) throughout the campus after obtaining a Visitor's pass. Departments may obtain a parking pass in advance for their guest by a written facsimile request to the Office of Parking Services at least 24 hours in advance.

Vendor Parking

Bonafide vendors must obtain a 'Vendor Pass' issued by the Office of Parking Services for access to campus parking. Vendors should park in "Vendor Parking" spaces designated parking areas or appropriate loading zones. Loading zones may not be used for daily parking and vendors are limited to thirty minutes (30) unless special permission is given by the Office of Parking. Vendor parking is also available in any "Open Parking" or "Commuter Student" parking area(s) throughout the campus.

Designated Parking Information

Norfolk State University has a reciprocal agreement for student parking with Old Dominion University (ODU), and Tidewater Community College (TCC). Students from these institutions who have valid decals are permitted to park on the campus of Norfolk State University in student decal-designated areas. The same provision applies to Norfolk State University faculty and staff on the campuses of Old Dominion University and Tidewater Community College .

Student Parking Decals: available to full-time and part-time students. Commuter Student" decals authorize parking in any available "Commuter" or "Open" lots and "Resident Student" decals authorize parking in any "Resident" or "Open" lots. Commuter student decals are available ONLY to NSU students who live off campus. Faculty/Staff members enrolled in courses at the University must purchase a Faculty/Staff decal. NOTE: Freshman resident students are not permitted to park on campus UNLESS special permission is granted by the Office of Student Services and Judicial Affairs.

Reserved Parking: Reserved Parking decals are authorized the exclusive use of an assigned parking space in one of seven lots (1, 11, 12, 15, 18) or other designated spaces. Vehicles with reserved decals may NOT park in Faculty/Staff parking lots unless a valid pass is displayed. NOTE: Reserved parking in lot 1 and lot 2 are restricted to employees located in the Harrison B. Wilson Administration Building ONLY

Faculty/Staff: Faculty/Staff parking decals are available to official employees of the University only. This decal authorizes parking in designated "Faculty/ Staff Parking", "Open Parking" or lots. These decals are available for purchase to any full-time and/or part-time University employee. Faculty/Staff members who are enrolled in courses at the University must purchase a Faculty/Staff decal. Retired Faculty/Staff: Retired Faculty/Staff decals are available FREE of charge to any retired University employee. This decal authorizes parking in designated "Faculty / Staff Parking" or "Open Parking" lots.

Special Parking Information

Summer Session: Issued to those persons who enroll at the University during the Summer Session and who do not possess a valid decal for the entire school year.

Special Events Parking: University parking facilities may be assigned temporarily to campus-sponsored or non-University organizations for special events. Sponsors of seminars, workshops, or other similar events requiring parking spaces for visitors must make prior arrangements through the Office of Parking Services. Arrangements should be made at least 48 to 72 hours in advance, and in writing.

NOTE: At the discretion of the University, reserved spaces may be used during special event parking. Individuals with "Reserved Parking" decals may not be able to secure their space during such activities.

Furthermore, a limited number of major events each year may require traffic circulation control which may preclude access to certain campus parking lots.

Disabled Parking and Registration

All individuals utilizing disabled parking privileges on campus must possess a valid parking decal or pass issued by the Office of Parking Services. Handicap Parking is available to individuals with a valid handicap license plate and / or pass issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. The license plate or pass must also be displayed at the time the vehicle is parked in any designated handicap area and / or space. Only persons authorized to display current state issued disabled license tags, placards and / or hanging permits, identifying the driver or passenger as disabled will be authorized to park in designated disabled parking spaces. Handicap spaces are available in any "Reserved", "Faculty/Staff", "Commuter Student", and / or "Resident Student" parking areas. Parking in handicap spaces is available on a first-come, first serve basis. Abuse of disabled parking privileges by non-disabled drivers/passengers is illegal. Violators found parked on campus with the illegal display of state issued disabled identification will be subject to ticketing, wheel-lock, tow, forfeiture of parking privileges, or further such appropriate action.

2016-2017 Parking Rates

Faculty and Staff may sign up for payroll deduction which is available from June 1 - September 16 for the 6-month payroll deduction plan.  A year-long payroll deduction plan is also offered from November 15 - December 15.

Faculty/Staff *salary based. See tiers*VariesVariesVaries
Commuter Student$125.00$65.00$50.00
Resident Student$125.00$65.00$50.00
Part-Time Faculty Staff *valid one semester*$70.00$40.00$35.00
Part-Time Student *valid one semester*$70.00$40.00n/a
Summer Sessionn/an/a$39.00

Faculty/Staff Salary Tiers and Parking Rates

Less than $25,000/year$165.00$88.00$66.00
$25,001 - $50,000/year$200.00$105.00$70.00
$50,001 - $75,000/year$225.00$115.00$75.00
$75,001 - $100,000/year$250.00$130.00$85.00
Over $100,000/year$300.00$140.00$100.00

*NSU reserves the right to adjust fees and charges without advance notice.  Parking decals are non-refundable.*

NSU Parking Permit and Decal Mounting Instructions

You have 3 options for the display of your permit/pass. You must use one of these 3 options listed below based on the type of decal you purchase. Failure to do so may result in the issuance of a parking citation for improper permit display.

1.    Student Decals: please affix your decal to the left side of your rear-view mirror facing out. (*the rear-view mirror that is on the inside of your vehicle and mounted to your front windshield*)

2.    Staff and Faculty Hang Tags: please hang the tag from your rear-view mirror so that the permit faces outward and is clearly visible and readable through the windshield of your car while parked on campus.

3.    Contractor/Vendor, Loading Zone, Temporary Services (Employee) and Visitor passes: place pass on the left front (drive side) dashboard of your vehicle. Be sure that your permit displays the current date and is parked in the area indicated. Also be aware that Contractor/Vendor, Extended, and Loading zone passes must be renewed every 6 months by memo, email, or fax to Parking Office. A 24 to 48 hr. notice is needed in order to process pass requests.

Parking Enforcement

** Norfolk State University's Parking Rules and Regulations are enforced 24/7, 365 days a year**

The registered owner of a motor vehicle is responsible for all violations incurred by the vehicle regardless of who is operating the vehicle. However, persons who register vehicles with the University will incur secondary responsibility, and may be subject to University administrative action for parking violations. Fines and / or penalties will be imposed on violators of NSU Parking and traffic regulations. Violators may be subject to ticketing, booting, and / or towing. At the discretion of the Office of Parking Services, Office of Student Affairs and Judicial Affairs, Office of Finance and Business, or the Office of the Vice President for Finance and Business, violators may also be subject to complete forfeiture of campus parking privileges with no refund for decal purchase. Vehicle towing is also at the discretion of the Office of Parking Services and / or Campus Police & Security. The responsibility for towing, damages to vehicle, and storage charges are the vehicle operator(s) and / or the vehicle owner(s).

Disabled/ Abandoned Motor Vehicles: In the event a motor vehicle becomes disabled, notify Campus Police and Parking Services immediately. A disabled vehicle pass will be issued valid for not more than ten days. Vehicles left unattended for a period of or in excess of, ten days may be declared abandoned and are subject to removal at the owner's expense. The university assumes no responsibility for the protection of, or any damage to, such vehicle. If your vehicle is booted or towed, you may contact the Office of Parking Services at 823-2211 or 823-2212 from 7:30 am to 6pm (Monday - Thursday) and from 7:30 am to 5 :00 pm (Friday) or call University Police at 823-8102 when the Office of Parking Services is closed.

Fines for Violations Are Specificied Below

    Parking or  operating an unregistered or unauthorized vehicle(s) on University  property (subject to towing)($35 if paid within 5 business days)
 Improper  display of decal$25.00
 Parking in  Reserved lot or space (subject to wheel lock or tow)$75.00
 Blocking  another vehicle$50.00
 Parking  anytime on grassy area, or specific areas$50.00
 Parking in space reserved for handicapped (subject to wheel-lock or  tow$100.00
 Parking in  No-Parking Zone (yellow curb or line)$75.00
 Parking  Overtime$25.00
 Obstructing  Traffic$75.00
 Parking in  a lot other than for which vehicle is registered$50.00
 Parking  within fifteen (15) feet of fire hydrant$100.00
 Improper  Parking$25.00
 Unlawful  removal of a wheel-lock$100.00
 Wheel-lock  fee (additional fee of $5.00 will be charged each day after vehicle  is wheel-locked)$25.00
 Parking  against right flow of traffic$25.00
 Altered  parking permit$125.00
 Leaving  unattended motor vehicle with engine running$50.00

NSU reserves the right to adjust fees and charges without advance notice.

Fines must be paid within (10) business days of the date the citation was issued. Fines not paid within this time will be subject to additional fines and/or penalties. Students with outstanding fines may have their account(s) placed on hold. Past due fines after 10 days will be subject to a $10.00 penalty fee per outstanding citation. Fines outstanding after 30 days will be subject to a wheel lock or be placed with a collection and will be subject to an additional collections fee of not less than 33 113% added to the value of
each outstanding citation.


Parking Appeals

The University provides a structured means to appeal citations. Appeals to parking violations must be made in writing on an Appeals form within ten (10) business days from the date the citation was issued. The appropriate appeals form and information must be obtained from and returned to the Office of Parking Services. Initial appeal decisions will be heard by the First Violation Appeals Officer. Appeals denied by the First violation Appeals Officer must be paid within ten business days or appealed to the University Parking Appeals Committee. The NSU Parking Appeals Committee is comprised of University, faculty, staff and


Payment of Parking Fines

To pay parking fines, you must first obtain a completed Clearance Form from the Office of Parking Services and then proceed to the Spartan Ticket Center for payment of outstanding parking fines. Payments accepted for parking fines paid in person at the Spartan Ticket Box Office may consist of cash, personal check, SpartanCard, or money orders (made payable to NSU), VISA or MasterCard . There is a $30.00 fee for returned checks. Individuals who render fine payments with insufficient funds will have check privileges suspended for one (1) year. To ensure proper credit, the vehicle license plate number, social security number and citation number should be enclosed with all payments.