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 Tickets and Boots 



Regulations apply to all operators of vehicles on University property including faculty/staff, students and visitors.

All parking on campus is by permit only! Designated parking areas for resident, commuter, staff and visitor are available. Strict enforcement of designated parking areas will occur between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. During weekend and night time hours, all designated parking lots are considered open to the public. Reserved or assigned spaces are not considered open to the public. These spaces include: 15 minute parking (longer than 15 minutes or no flashers on), resident coordinator spaces, loading docks, visitor spaces, medical spaces, handicap spaces, spaces by fire hydrants/stand pipes, maintenance parking, on the grass, in roadways, no over-night parking areas (regardless of snow), or any other reserved spaces and ‘No Parking 3a.m. – 6a.m.’ (or any other time restricted spaces on campus).

Notes left on cars are not special permits and will not prevent issuance of parking ticket s.

From November 1 to April 1, there will be no overnight parking from 2:00 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. in the Alumni Commuter lot, McKay Staff and Commuter Lot, Union Commuter lot, Founders Lower Commuter Lot, and the Swope Commuter lot regardless of snow.

The PT Staff/Commuter Lot is designated no over night parking year round.


All vehicles in violation of the Parking and Traffic Regulations will be ticketed and fined for such violations. Fines for ticketed violations are as follows:

No Permit

Improperly placed permits



Non Designated (illegal parking in grass, roadways or sidewalks)


Restricted (illegal parking in non-designated parking spaces (i.e., maintenance, resident coordinator, reserved parking, restricted designated visitor spaces, grass/roadways, No parking 3:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. (or any other timed area), no over-night parking areas, and loading zones)


Other (15 minutes or longer without flashers, sidewalk, crosswalk etc...)


Handicap Parking: 1st Offense
Handicap Parking: 2nd Offense
Handicap Parking: 3rd Offense



Fire Lane Parking Violation: 1st Offense
Fire Lane Parking Violation: 2nd Offense
Fire Lane Parking Violation: 3rd Offense


A hold will be placed upon a student account that will prohibit them from registering for classes or receiving official transcripts until paid. Non-student fines will be filed with the District Justice Office if the violator fails to respond. Fines will be accompanied at the state citation rate.

Unpaid Parking Tickets

A vehicle boot/immobilizer may be installed on those vehicles that have five unpaid parking violations or fines totaling $150.00. Should no response be received within 48 hours of booting/immobilization, the vehicle may be towed (section 5). A hold can also be attached to a student's account for having any unpaid balance (Section6). The unpaid parking violations can be paid online or at the Parking Office Monday-Friday 7:30am to 4pm. Ticket drop boxes are located at the Police Station inside the front door or as you exit the Police Parking Lot on the left hand side of the road. If paying in drop box, please pay by check or money order with the exact amount.

Booting/Immobilization of Vehicles

All booting/immobilization will be completed by the University Parking Office/Police Department, as a part of fine collection. At no time is the booting/immobilization devices used to penalize the parking violators at Slippery Rock University (section 5). The University has established a cost of $25.00 to be added to the payment for the violation(s) when the boot/immobilizer is installed. The boot will remain on the vehicle for up to 48 hours. After that time period, the vehicle will be towed at the owner's expense. The full amount owed must be paid to either the Parking Office or the University Police. This amount includes all owed tickets and the boot fee..

Towing / Disabled

Improper parking and parking in such a way as to obstruct exits, entrances, roadways and/or traffic may result in vehicle being towed at the owner’s expense (section 3). If vehicle is disabled, a pass is required and available at University Police Station 24/7 or at the Parking Office Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. If pass is not obtained, vehicle may be towed immediately (section 3).


Payments can be made ONLINE. Payments are also accepted at 145 Kiester Road, University Parking office, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tickets with payment enclosed may also be deposited in the ticket payment box located at the University Police Station inside the front door or as you exit the Police Parking Lot on the left hand side of the road. If paying in drop box, please pay by check or money order with the exact amount. (Coins will only be accepted if rolled).

Checks or money orders are payable to SRU to exact amount.

Summer Parking Enforcement:

All Commuter and Resident vehicles are permitted to park in either commuter or resident designated parking lots. Staff/Faculty are only permitted to park in designated staff parking.

The University Union Commuter Lot is OPEN to ALL Staff/Faculty, Commuter or Resident vehicles during summer parking.

Summer Parking Enforcement is from May 11th, 2015 to August 24th, 2015.

Tickets will be issued during summer parking for any vehicle parked on campus that does not have a valid permit, parked in any non-designated parking space, parking in 15 minute parking longer than 15 minutes &/or does not have their vehicle's flashers on, or is parked in any fire lane, loading zone, or handicap parking that is not authorized.