Campus Parking and Vehicle Policies: U.S. Campuses
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Revised January 21, 2021
New York Tech has adopted a parking and traffic program to create an orderly traffic flow and safe and equitable parking conditions on campus. Safety of all members of the community, enhancing the quality of life while promoting sustainability, accessibility, and mobility on campus, and relevant state and local laws are the primary considerations in the formulation of these regulations.
The traffic and parking rules and regulations in this document apply to any member of the New York Tech community and visitors who need to drive and park on campus in all New York campuses. These regulations apply on the roads, alleys, sidewalks, walkways, parking spaces, parking areas, and parking lots on campus. Traffic and parking rules and regulations are administered by Campus Security.
Students are authorized to park in areas and lots not designated as "Faculty/Staff Only," except that students with vehicles displaying the required permit, as set forth below in the section on Parking by Individuals with Disabilities (below), may park in spaces anywhere on the campus which are designated for persons with disabilities.
Parking permits are issued to New York Tech faculty, staff, students and contractors. A valid parking permit consists of a non-removable decal and may include a removable hangtag. When applicable, both items must be properly displayed for a vehicle to be legally parked on campus. For select parking areas, the hangtag indicates parking zone and lot assignments and must be hung from the rearview mirror so that the assignment information is visible through the front windshield. Decals must be applied to the rear left side of the vehicle. If at any time a permit holder is no longer in possession of a registered vehicle, he or she must remove the parking decal beforehand and bring any remnants of it to Campus Security. Please note that a parking permit does not necessarily guarantee a parking space on campus. There is a replacement fee for lost, stolen, or damaged decals or hangtags.
All permit applications will be processed online at nyit.edu/parking. Parking permit applications must be validated in the office of Campus Security located in Simonson House (Long Island campus) to secure a parking permit. A valid New York Tech ID, original copy of the vehicle registration, and the permit application receipt (either digital or paper) is required to pick up your parking permit at the office of Campus Security.
PARKING FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
New York Tech provides reserved parking spaces for persons with disabilities. Vehicles with state-issued license plates with the International Symbol of Access or valid state-issued parking permits issued by a municipality with the International Symbol of Access can park at these spaces. Parking by any other vehicle in such spaces is strictly prohibited.
The parking permits have expiration dates. After the expiration date, it is not valid and cannot be used. Persons with temporary disabilities may obtain a temporary parking permit from their locality. In accordance with New York State regulations, these license plates or permits only entitle a vehicle to park in spaces designated for the disabled if the individual to whom they are issued is a driver or passenger in the vehicle. These license plates and/or parking permits do not exempt the holder from other parking regulations. New York Tech, just like New York State, honors out-of-state plates and permits for persons with disabilities. Any faculty, staff, or student with disabilities, either permanent or temporary, should register their vehicle with Campus Security.
University Contractors: Contractors requiring onsite parking should contact Campus Security during normal business hours to obtain a parking permit prior to starting work on campus.
PARKING ZONES AND LOT ASSIGNMENTS
Regular faculty/staff and student parking decals authorize the registrant to park during the hours of 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. on Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. – noon on Saturdays. Faculty/staff parking areas and spaces are designated by white lines and student parking areas are designated by yellow lines.
Faculty, staff, and students who travel in groups to attend New York Tech-sanctioned events off campus and need to park their cars on campus for extended periods need to register and obtain temporary permits from Campus Security.
Please refer to campus maps for parking zones on the Long Island campus.
New York Tech does not operate parking facilities at the New York City campus. The community is encouraged to use public transportation or parking facilities open to the public. The university has agreements with certain parking facilities to make discounted parking fees available to the community.
Dedicated parking space is available only for the following:
- Vice Presidents
- Academic Deans (excluding Associate Deans, Assistant Deans, other similar titles, and non-academic deans)
- Select university service vehicles
Dedicated parking spaces are identified by a sign at the parking space. Parking at these spaces by anyone else is prohibited at any time.
During normal business hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday excluding holidays), visitors may park in designated visitor areas. Faculty, staff, and students cannot park in visitor parking areas.
OVERNIGHT AND WEEKEND PARKING
Overnight and weekend parking is by special permit only. Normally, only resident staff and students, and university-owned vehicles are issued these permits. Visitors and others who require overnight and/or weekend parking accommodations should request a special permit in advance from Campus Security during normal business hours. Vehicles parked overnight or weekend without a permit are in violation of New York Tech parking regulations.
Each building on campus has a designated loading dock or loading zone. These zones are to be used only for loading and unloading deliveries to and from the building. Parking is not permitted in these zones. Only 15-minute standing in these zones while loading or unloading is permitted.
Traffic and Parking Rules and Regulations
New York Tech provides campus roads and parking facilities to its constituency as a privilege. Anybody driving and/or parking on campus agrees to abide by the relevant campus regulations, as well as state and local laws and regulations:
- Driving or parking on campus is at your own risk. New York Tech is not responsible for theft of the vehicle or any of its contents, or any other damage to the vehicle or its occupants unless demonstrably caused by the negligence or overt actions of New York Tech or any of its employees.
- Driving a vehicle on grass, sidewalks, or walkways is prohibited.
- Vehicles must be driven in a safe manner based on the weather and other road conditions.
- Vehicles must be driven within the posted speed limits.
- Vehicles must yield to pedestrians on crosswalks and intersections.
- Parking on campus is only authorized in appropriately marked parking spaces. Parking in unmarked areas is not permitted.
- All faculty, staff, and student vehicles parking on campus must be registered and must display the proper parking decal. Parking regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Violators are subject to ticketing, fines, towing, or booting.
- All citations, fines, and expenses related to violations, including towing or booting, of vehicles with New York Tech parking permits are issued against the parking permit holder. For non-New York Tech registered vehicles, the vehicle owner is responsible for all violations and fines.
- Parking privileges are non-transferable. One individual permit holder must have no more than one vehicle parked on campus at any one time.
- If parking is not available in an assigned lot, use another lot at the campus. Call 516.686.7789 to alert Campus Security that your assigned lot is full.
- Parking on grass, roadways, sidewalks, walkways, loading zones, building entrances or other access roads is strictly prohibited.
- Tampering with or altering a New York Tech parking permit is prohibited.
- Parking in spaces designated for the disabled by vehicles not displaying a valid permanent or temporary license plate or permit with the International Symbol of Access is not permitted at any time.
- Parking in spaces designated for the disabled by vehicles displaying a valid permanent or temporary license plate or permit with the International Symbol of Access while the individual to whom the plate or permit was issued is not traveling with the vehicle is not permitted at any time.
- All campus roads and unmarked areas in parking lots are fire lanes. Fire lanes may or may not be explicitly marked. Standing or parking in fire lanes is only allowed for emergency vehicles responding to an emergency. All other vehicles are prohibited from standing or parking in those areas.
- No parking is permitted in loading zones.
- Vehicles in violation of disabled parking rules, fire lane rules, loading zone rules, and blocking access or travel lanes are subject to towing without any advance warning.
- Absence of signage is not an authorization to park. Parking is permitted in designated areas within the painted lines only.
- "University Vehicles Only" parking is reserved only for vehicles owned by New York Tech. Personal vehicles of employees or students, even with a valid parking permit, are not permitted to park in these spaces.
- Visitor parking areas are reserved for visitors only (non-New York Tech registered vehicles).
- New York Tech reserves the right to close parking lot(s) for snow removal, repair and maintenance, and special events.
- Any vehicle towed at New York Tech that is not retrieved within 24 hours of the tow will encumber a storage fee. Vehicles not retrieved after 60 business days will be disposed of.
- Vehicles unattended for over 24 hours (except resident staff and students vehicles) will be classified as abandoned and will be towed and stored at the owner's expense. Vehicles unclaimed after 60 days will be disposed of.
- New York Tech campuses are also patrolled by local law enforcement agencies, which will issue their own citations for violations of the New York State traffic and DMV laws and regulations.
- Repeat offenders are subject to gradually increasing fines and sanctions including booting and/or towing. For the purposes of determining repeat offender status anybody who receives more than one citation within any 24-month period will be considered a repeat offender, even if the previous fines are paid and citations are closed.
REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Any student, staff, or faculty member who regularly operates a motor vehicle while on campus must register that vehicle with the college in order to receive a parking permit. In order to obtain the campus permit, each applicant must show a state vehicle registration card to verify description of the vehicle. Campus registration entitles a person to drive on campus and to park in designated parking spaces in parking lots only. Any registration obtained through misrepresentation or in violation of the motor vehicle regulations is void.
TRAFFIC AND PARKING ENFORCEMENT
Campus Security enforces the traffic and parking rules and regulations on the Long Island campus only. Anyone who violates traffic and parking rules and regulations will be issued a citation. Depending on the violation, each citation carries a fine. Additionally, depending on the violation and/or number of repeat offenses and unsettled previous citations the vehicle may be booted or towed. Citations must be responded to within 10 days of issue.
The recipient of a citation may wish to plead guilty to the infraction indicated on the citation. In that case, ALL payments for parking citations will be processed online at nyit.edu/parking.
NOT GUILTY PLEA (Appeal)
The recipient of a citation may wish to plead not guilty to the infraction indicated on the citation. The applicant has ten (10) calendar days from the day of the citation and must come in person to the office of Campus Security to obtain an Appeal form and/or register an appeal with the citation control coordinator. As there is no Traffic Appeals Committee, the citation control coordinator's decision is final. The fine must be paid within ten (10) calendar days from the day of the control coordinator's decision to avoid additional late fees being assessed. Applicants will be notified by mail of the decision of the Citation Control Coordinator. The appeal form can be dropped off to the Campus Security main desk, mailed, or emailed to:
Citation Control Coordinator
New York Institute of Technology
P.O. Box 8000
Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000
Appeals will not be considered for the following infractions, unless the applicant can prove there was no violation:
- Disabled parking space or fire lane violation
- Traffic or access obstruction
- Altered permit
- Display of stolen or lost parking permit decal/hangtag
- Repeat offender
Vehicles are subject to towing off campus and impounding at the owner's expense by an outside agency if it is illegally parked and/or constitutes a safety hazard, interferes with college operations or is not moved upon notice. In addition, specific college policies allow towing of vehicles off campus as follows:
- Any person who has been issued two parking summonses may have their vehicle towed.
- Any person who obstructs a roadway, loading ramp, garbage dumpster or, who in any other way obstructs traffic, may have their vehicle towed.
- Any vehicle parked without authorization in a space reserved for a handicapped person may have their vehicle towed.
- Any person may have their vehicle towed whenever it is parked in other than a clearly marked parking.
Direct inquiries regarding this policy to:
Director of Campus Security
New York Institute of Technology
Simonson House, Room 101
Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000
Office of Campus Security
New York Institute of Technology
P.O. Box 8000
Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000
Hours of Operation
The office can be reached Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
SCHEDULE OF FINES AND FEES
The following fines and fees are currently in effect.
|First Offense||Second Offense||Third Offense|
|Replacement parking decal or hangtag||$10||$15||$20|
|Driving on unpaved surface||$25||$50||$75|
|No parking permit/decal/hangtag||$25||$35||$45 + boot|
|Altered permit/display stolen permit||$50||$65 + boot||$70 + boot|
|Parking violation||$30||$45||$50 + boot|
|Fire lane violation||$100 + tow||$150 + tow||$200 + tow|
|Disabled parking violation||$100 + tow||$150 + tow||$200 + tow|
|Daily storage fee||$10||$10||$10|
|Boot removal fee||$100||$100||$100|
Late Payment Penalties
A compounded late payment fee of $25 will be assessed per citation for every 90 days the fine is unpaid. New York Tech reserves the right not to allow any student who has open citations with unpaid fines to register for the following academic semester or to obtain transcripts or other student records.