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All first permits (primary) are to be purchased on-line and available at the ESC after 10 am the following day, or mailed to the address you specify. Print off the receipt for the purchase and place on your dash until your permit is received.

Secondary, motorcycle, carpool, payroll deduction, and hang tags will be available at the ESC.

Free Parking has been reduced on campus. Decals or permits must be displayed 24 hours a day.  

All campus groups, events, conferences, camps, workshops, community meetings, etc. should make prior arrangements to pay for parking for their guests. All contracts to utilize or rent buildings will need to include a fee on behalf of parking.

www.sou.edu/parking/events.html.

Lots 2, 3 and 41 have been opened for Red and Green permitted use 24 hours a day enforced.

All 30 minute timed spaces in Lot 21 are now next to the Bike Rack, behind the Library.

 

By what authority do you have to impose regulations and where may I find them?

The Oregon Administrative Rules are published by the Oregon Secretary of State office which grants authority through ORS 352.360  and action of the Oregon University System pursuant to such statute.

Complete information can be found through the Parking Department at http://www.sou.edu/parking/regulations.html

Why do I have to pay for parking?

Parking Services is mandated by the State of Oregon to be self-sufficient and receives no public or SOU funds for its support. The entire costs of salaries, resurfacing and regular maintenance are paid for by permits, event fees and citation fees.

I just need to “drop this off”. Where can I park for a few minutes?

Many buildings have timed spaces nearby. Plan accordingly to reduce the chance of a citation.

PERMITS

What’s with the yellow, red and green lots?

Color coded permits purchased by:

Red: Residential Student

Green: Commuter Student

Yellow: Administration, Faculty/Staff

Yearly permits are pro-rated throughout the year and for sale on-line at http://www.sou.edu/parking/permits-online.html at  or at the Enrollment Services Center, Britt Hall.

Day use permit, Conference or Vendor permits are available in person at the Enrollment Services Center. 

Invited guests, when issued a one-day guest permit from the hosting department, may park in any red, yellow or green lot for free. Not in timed or metered lots.

Why do I want to buy a permit?

A full year permit is a great value in time and cost savings. Permits eliminate the need for a pocket full of correct change for the pay meters or fines from overtime parking.

I purchased a permit but am driving a loaner car, what do I do?

Visit the Enrollment Services Center located in Britt Hall, or call 2-6600 prior to parking on campus, then pick up a substitute permit. Customer must provide license number of loaner to obtain substitute permit.

The Green or Yellow Lots are full, now what?

Lots are sometimes full during peak hours, however parking is likely available a short walk away in Lots 1, 12 & 41.

I don’t want to put a permit on my vehicle!

Permit placement is required by OAR rule to assist enforcement. To help ensure adherence follow the instructions on the back. Place permit on a clean and dry surface. Do not tape to the inside of windows.The permit must be affixed to left side of the vehicle; on the bumper, body or on the outside of the windows behind driver of the vehicle where clearly visible. Affixing the permit to window heating device may cause the loss of the permit during cold, winter days and subject to a $26 replacement fee.

My permit is gone, now what?

A replacement permit may be purchased for $26.  The lost sticker will be flagged in the computer. Anyone found using the lost/stolen permit will be cited $85 for fraudulent display and incur further fines.

I have a DMV issued disabled placard, why do I need to purchase a permit?

The OARS apply to all vehicles parked on campus therefore permits or meter tickets are required in addition to the DMV issued placard.   

Where can I park my motorcycle or scooter?

A motorcycle or scooter can share the signed “Motorcycle parking only” spaces in any posted lot. Motorcycles bearing a full use permit may park in any vehicle space that corresponds with the permit color.

CITATIONS

I received a citation. Now what?

You have seven calendar days to file an appeal or pay the citation before it will be placed on your student account. Additional charges for collection fees will accrue in order to identify the vehicle’s ownership.

How do I appeal my citation?

Within the first seven calendar days, file an appeal on-line through the web site: www.sou.edu/parking/citation-appeal.html .

 

METERS

Visitors may use lot 12 and 29 ($1 each hour) Lot 1 (.25 each hour) pay meters during the day and evening. After 4 pm, lots 27, 30, & 32 become available.

Why aren’t all the coin machines the same?

The red meters located in staff lots are available after 4 pm when the majority of staff has left for the day. 

The parking meter in lot 1, on Wightman St., has been reduced to 25 cents per hour, in an effort to encourage more parking across the boulevard.

I put money in the meter and it didn’t give me a meter ticket, now what?

Select amount of time first then drop coins.  Instructions are posted at each meter. Report any mechanical malfunctions to 552-6600.

EVENTS

 I am hosting an event on campus, how do I arrange parking for attendees?

Free Parking has been reduced on campus. Decals or permits must be displayed 24 hours a day.  

All campus groups, events, conferences, camps, workshops, community meetings, etc should make prior arrangements to pay for parking for their guests. All contracts to utilize or rent buildings will need to include a fee on behalf of parking.

Make arrangements at least two weeks in advance. Contact Parking Event Management at 552-6211 or on-line: www.sou.edu/parking/events.html