Parking and Safety

Vehicle Regulations

The person to whom a vehicle is registered is held fully responsible for any violation involving the vehicle, even if another person was using the vehicle at the time of the violation. It is the responsibility of the registrant to explain the applicable regulations to anyone who may be operating their vehicle.

Repeated violations of these parking and traffic regulations may result in appropriate judicial action, including, but not necessarily limited to, revocation of driving privileges on university property.

Lack of familiarity with the traffic/parking regulations does not constitute a defense for failure to comply with any of the regulations.

Parking permits are non-transferable from one individual to another or from one vehicle to another.

All parking and traffic fines must be paid prior to the release of school records, diplomas, certificates, or before a student can register for classes or activate pre-registration schedules.

Vehicles may not be left on Stetson University property during summer break. Abandoned vehicles will be towed away (at the owner's expense) to the hired towing company's impound facility.

Stetson University assumes no liability for damage to or theft of any vehicle or its contents and for any injury or death of anyone involved in a vehicular accident while on Stetson University property. Stetson University will not be held liable for damage to vehicles as a consequence of any natural disaster or act of God, including but not limited to: falling trees, tree limbs, utility poles, signs, fences, etc.

Proper Display of Parking Permits

Permits are required to be displayed on either the driver's side, rear bumper or the exterior of the lower left (driver's side) rear window. The following exceptions are permitted:

  • For convertible vehicles, the parking permit may be displayed on the driver's side of the front windshield.
  • Motorcycle and moped permits must be displayed, in a visible manner, on the front fork of the motorcycle or moped.

All permits must be clearly visible and properly affixed using the adhesive provided. Affixing the permit in any other manner than with the adhesive provided will result in a non-compliance citation. Permits are non-transferable and must be displayed only on the vehicle to which they are registered.

Regulations for Student Employees

Registered students who also work on campus must obey the parking requirements of their specific permit. Preferential permits are not issued to allow students to park closer to their places of employment.

Tow-Away Process

All vehicles are subject to being towed from university property when:

  • The vehicle is parked in a fire lane.
  • The vehicle is parked in a handicapped parking space without a permit.
  • The vehicle is parked in a restricted space marked as a tow away zone.
  • The vehicle is parked in such a manner as to create a hazard to other traffic, or it is blocking a roadway or gate.
  • The registered owner has been warned via email that they have had numerous parking citations and any additional offenses will result in their vehicle being towed.
  • The owner of the vehicle fails to register the vehicle and has already received four citations for non-registration.

If your vehicle has been towed, you are responsible for payment to the towing company for the towing fee and any additional storage fees.

Parking Violations

The person to whom a vehicle is registered is held fully responsible for any violation involving the vehicle, even if another person was using the vehicle at the time of the violation. It is the responsibility of the registrant to explain the applicable regulations to anyone who may be operating their vehicle.

Repeated violations of these parking and traffic regulations may result in appropriate judicial action, including, but not necessarily limited to, revocation of driving privileges on university property.

Lack of familiarity with the traffic/parking regulations does not constitute a defense for failure to comply with any of the regulations.

Parking permits are non-transferable from one individual to another or from one vehicle to another.

All parking and traffic fines must be paid prior to the release of school records, diplomas, certificates, or before a student can register for classes or activate preregistration schedules.

Vehicles may not be left on Stetson University property during summer break. Abandoned vehicles will be towed away (at the owner's expense) to the hired towing company's impound facility.

Prerequisites for Vehicle Registration

The applicant and the vehicle must meet all legal requirements for operation within the State of Florida. At the time of registration, you must present your:

  • Driver's license
  • University identification
  • Vehicle registration
  • Proof of insurance.

The following requirements must also be met:

  1. The vehicle must be owned or leased by you or a member of your immediate family.
  2. A completed vehicle registration form must be submitted at the time the permit is received. The make, model, year, license tag number, state and applicant's driver's license are required to register vehicles with the university.

Steps to Register a Vehicle

  1. Print and Complete the Student or Faculty/Staff Vehicle Registration Form available on the Registrations page .
  2. Bring the completed form, with the required documentation as specified above, to the Office of Public Safety at 405 North Amelia Avenue.
  3. The Office of Public Safety will issue your parking permit(s) after verifying that the form is complete and correct.

Fees

Vehicle registration fees are $75.00 for students.

Student parking permits are valid for one year and expire on August 15. All parking fees/fines are attached to each individual person's account and must be paid at the Office of Student Accounts in Elizabeth Hall. Residential students who change halls during the academic year must obtain a new parking permit if they change zones. In this case, there is no charge for a new permit.

Replacement Parking Permits

Additional or replacement parking permits are available for a fee of $1.00.

Temporary Parking Permits

If you will have a vehicle on campus for a period of less than 14 days, you can obtain a temporary permit from the Office of Public Safety at no charge. If you will be operating the vehicle on campus for more than 14 days, you must obtain a vehicle permit and pay the appropriate fee. This service applies to substitute vehicles when yours is being repaired, a parent's vehicle that was loaned to you at the beginning or end of the term and other, similar circumstances.

Bicycles

All bicycles operated on campus must be registered with the Office of Public Safety. When you arrive, you will be required to fill out the registration form.   Please refer to the Fees and Fines page for information regarding cost and length of validity of registration permits, and to the Registration page for information regarding registration procedures.

The registration of bicycles is required for two reasons:

  1. Better control of bicycle parking and assistance in locating the owner, if possible, when specific violations require impoundment.
  2. To aid in the prevention of theft and assistance in recovering the bicycle, should a theft occur.
Regulations

For regulations concerning bicycles, please refer to the Rules and Regulations page.

Bicycle Security

All riders of bicycles are encouraged to take the following precautions in order to protect their property:

  • Always lock your bike. Use a high security lock as cables may be cut!
  • Engrave your driver's license number (or Stetson University registration number) into the bike frame. Engravers are available for use at the Office of Public Safety.
  • When you leave campus for extended periods, make certain your bike is safely stored or take it with you, and always park your bike in designated areas.

Motorcycles and Mopeds

  • Motorcycles and mopeds require a parking permit and may park either in the special designated areas throughout the campus marked with motorcycle parking signage or in standard parking spaces in their appropriate zone.
  • Motorcycles and mopeds may not be driven on walkways or landscaped areas. They may not be parked on porches, walkways, landscaped areas or any other area not designated above.