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2010-2011 Parking Guide

Thank you for registering your vehicle with the Security Department. This booklet has been prepared as a guide for Faculty, Staff, and Students. By signing the bottom of your vehicle registration card, you are accepting responsibility for the information contained within this document. Please read the material thoroughly. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact the Security Department at 641-8777, 641-8717 or by dialing 0 from any on campus phone.

 

Concordia University's vehicle registration program allows all members of the university to register their vehicle(s) with the Security Department. Registration begins in August, but can be completed at any time during the academic year. Registration of motor vehicles may be completed at the Security Office located in the classroom building tunnel or during Welcome Week activities. By registering your vehicle with the Security Department, campus community members have their information on file and can be contacted in the event of:

 

- headlights left on

- snow removal from parking lots, or streets as well as street cleaning

- emergency contact pertaining to theft, car-break-in or vehicle accident involvement.

 

*Campus community members must assume responsibility for their vehicles parked on city streets. Security will make an attempt to contact owners of vehicles, which are registered as time permits. The University does not assume responsibility for ticketing and/or towing that may result from failure to obey St. Paul city regulations.

 

REGISTRATION

 

The following information is required for all vehicle registration:

- picture ID

- vehicle license plate number

- make and model of vehicle

 

All vehicles must have the parking permit properly attached to the rear view mirror, facing the windshield. Improper use or failure to properly display the permit (i.e. permits laying on the dashboard, floor, visor, front seat) may result in ticketing and will not be considered a valid excuse for appeal.

 

PERMIT OPTIONS

Parking Facility Usage Permits

Parking Facility Usage permits are issued for FREE. Permits are non transferable between vehicles and a separate permit must be obtained for each vehicle. Faculty, staff, and students who choose to utilize any Concordia University parking lot must display a parking facility usage permit on their vehicle. Students may utilize parking lots C, D, E, F, G and H. Lots A and B are reserved strictly for Faculty and Staff members. The location and hours of all lots are located in the parking facilities section.

 

Temporary Parking Permits

Temporary parking permits are issued for a period of seven days. These permits are obtained directly from the Security Department. In order to obtain a temporary parking permit, it is necessary to provide the vehicle owner's name and license plate number.

 

Visitor Parking Permits

Visitor parking permits are issued for a period of one day, to campus visitors. It is necessary for all visitors parked in university parking lots to display a visitor-parking permit. Special parking spaces are reserved in some university lots for visitor parking. However, a Concordia University visitor permit must be displayed at all times while parking in a marked visitor space. Visitor permits are available from the Security Department. Departments on campus may request a supply of visitor parking permits to issue as they see necessary. It is essential that the department complete the date valid and issuing signature in order to validate the visitor parking permit.

 

Motorcycles

Motorcycles are limited to city streets and are not to be driven on sidewalks or parked at the entrances of buildings or on sidewalks. Motorcycles may park in university lots but must be parked in a lined stall. Motorcycles are encouraged to park in Lot A.

 

Parking Meters

Parking metered spaces are available in some university parking lots. These spaces are generally reserved for short-term guest and visitor parking. Parking meters are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Parking metered spaces are not to be used for overnight parking.

 

PARKING FACILITIES

Student Parking

Concordia University maintains six parking lots for students. The lots include Lot C, Lot D, Lot E, Lot F, Lot G and Lot H. These lots are available for student parking between the hours of 5:00am and midnight daily. Overnight parking is allowed in Lot D, Lot F and the fenced in portion of Lots E and H. These areas are locked from midnight to 5:00am every day.

 

Lot C

(adjacent to Gangelhoff Center)

 

Student, faculty, and staff parking by permit only

5:00am to 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

 

Open Parking (no permit required)

4:30pm to midnight, Monday - Friday

5:00am to midnight, Saturday and Sunday

 

No Parking

Midnight to 5:00am, Everyday

 

Lot D

(one block west of Gangelhoff Center, enter on Marshall Ave.)

 

Student, faculty, and staff parking by permit only

24 Hours Daily

 

Open Parking (no permit required)

4:30pm to midnight, Monday - Friday

5:00am to midnight, Saturday and Sunday

 

Overnight Parking (Lot is Locked)

Midnight to 5:00am, Everyday

***Permit Required***

 

Lot E

 

(West side of Hamline Avenue, across from LMC)

 

Student, faculty, and staff parking by permit only

5:00am to 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

 

Open Parking (no permit required)

4:30pm to midnight, Monday - Friday

5:00am to midnight, Saturday and Sunday

 

Overnight Parking (in gated area only! (West end))

Midnight to 5:00am, Everyday

 

Lot F

 

(North side of Carroll Avenue, by RLC)

 

Student parking by permit only

24 Hours Daily

 

NO OPEN PARKING

 

Overnight Parking

Midnight to 5:00am, Everyday

 

HMONG CENTER PARKING SPACES IN LOT F

 

***Hmong Center special Permit required***

 

No Student/ Faculty/Staff parking from 7:00am-7:00

 

The spaces can be used as open parking from 7:00pm - 7:00am daily.

 

RESINDET LIFE MANAGER SPACES IN LOT F

 

These two spaces are reserved for the RLC manager 24/7 and can not be parked in by students/faculty/staff or campus visitors.

 

Lot G

(North Side of Marshall Avenue, behind Holiday)

 

Student, Faculty and staff parking by permit only

5:00am to 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

 

Open Parking (no permit required)

4:30pm to midnight, Monday - Friday

5:00am to midnight, Saturday and Sunday

 

No Overnight Parking

Midnight to 5:00am, Everyday

 

Lot H

(South side of the Athletics Conference & Events Building)

 

Student, Faculty and staff parking by permit only

5:00am to 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

 

Open Parking (no permit required)

4:30pm to midnight, Monday - Friday

5:00am to midnight, Saturday and Sunday

 

Overnight Parking (In gated area only!)

Midnight to 5:00am, Everyday 

 

 

Faculty and Staff Parking

Concordia University maintains two parking facilities strictly for faculty and staff. They are Lot A and Lot B. These lots are available for faculty and staff between the hours of 5:00am and midnight daily. Overnight parking is allowed in Lot D and the fenced in portion of Lots E and H. These lots are locked from midnight to 5:00am.

 

Lot A

(located between LMC and Dining Hall, enter on Concordia Avenue) Gated Lot- ID card required for access.

 

Faculty and staff parking by permit only

5:00am to 6:00pm, Monday - Friday

 

Open Parking (no permit required)

6:00pm to midnight, Monday - Friday

5:00am to midnight, Saturday and Sunday

 

No Parking

Midnight to 5:00am, Everyday

 

Lot B

(located between the Fine Arts Complex and LMC, enter on Hamline Avenue)

 

Faculty and staff parking by permit only

5:00am to 6:00 pm, Monday - Friday

 

Open Parking (no permit required)

6:00pm to midnight, Monday - Friday

5:00am to midnight, Saturday and Sunday

 

No Parking

Midnight to 5:00am, Everyday

 

CITY STREET PARKING/RESPECTING OUR NEIGHBORS

Parking on city streets is an option available to Concordia students, staff and faculty members. Please remember that the St. Paul Police (291-1111) are responsible for ticketing which occurs on city streets surrounding Concordia University. The University continually strives to maintain a good relationship with our neighbors in the Lex-Ham community. Please respect their property rights and do not block driveways.

 

Street parking is limited to 48 consecutive hours, except when the city posts special limitations. If you are parking for more than 24 hours, you are encouraged to utilize the 24-hour parking available in Lot D or the fenced section of Lot E.

 

If you are parking on the street pleases remember that there is no parking:

 

-10 feet from a fire hydrant

-30 feet of approach to stop or yield sign, or traffic signal

-in an intersection

-20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection

-5 feet of a driveway or alley

-on a sidewalk

-over a curb

 

Cars parked illegally may be ticketed or towed and the owner subject to a stiff fine. Concordia University has no authority to reverse such actions and cannot "fix" a ticket issued by the City of St. Paul.

 

City of St. Paul Snow Emergencies

Snow emergencies may arise and the city may ban parking on city streets according to the severity of the weather. If you have a vehicle, it is important for you to listen for snow emergency information on local television and radio stations. The Security Department will attempt to make the campus community aware of snow emergencies, however the responsibility ultimately falls on the owner of the vehicle.

 

Snow Removal from University Parking Lots

Concordia University reserves the right to tow any vehicle parked overnight in a university parking lot that obstructs snow removal. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to park in overnight parking lots D, E, and H when it snows. Vehicles parked overnight in other university parking lots are subject to towing when it snows.

 

VEHICLE REGISTRATION POLICY VIOLATIONS

In order to provide the best possible parking situation for our campus community and neighbors, it is necessary that the Security Department provide enforcement of the Vehicle Registration Program as staffing and time allow.

 

Towing and Vehicle Immobilization

Violation of Concordia University's vehicle registration program policies can result in the ticketing and/or towing of vehicles. CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO TOW ANY VEHICLE WHICH OBSTRUCTS EMERGENCY SERVICES OR HAS BEEN TICKETED THREE OR MORE TIMES. All towing and storage fees are the sole responsibility of the driver/owner. Since the fees are billed directly to the licensed owner, there is no recourse to the University for towing or storage costs.

 

Unpaid Parking Violations

Faculty and staff fines not paid within 30 business days (unless an appeal is on file) will be automatically deducted from the employee's paycheck. If you wish to avoid this posting or deduction, you must pay your fine within 10 business days at the cashier's window in the Business Office (located in the ground floor of the administration building). Please bring a copy of your ticket with you.

 

Students, fines not paid within 30 business days (unless an appeal is on file) will be automatically applied to a student's account. If you wish to avoid this posting please pay your fine within 10 business days at the cashier's window located in the Business Office. Please bring a copy of your ticket with you.

 

Administrative Fee for Unregistered Vehicles

Concordia University works closely with other area Security Departments and other law enforcement agencies to obtain vehicle ownership of unregistered vehicles. In the event that other departments or agencies are contacted to obtain registration information, the owner will be charged a $25.00 fee. This fee along with outstanding violations will be posted to student's accounts or deducted from employee paychecks.

 

Parking Appeal Process

An alleged violator of a University parking regulation who has been issued a ticket for a monetary fine may appeal the ticket. The appeal must be made in writing, and must indicate the reason(s) for the appeal.

The Security Department must receive all appeals within five traditional school days of the receipt of the ticket.

 

Guidelines for Appeal:

All appeal must be made in writing. A copy of the ticket must accompany the appeal. Parking appeal forms may be obtained from the Security Office.

 

Faculty/Staff & Students:

1.The written appeal should be forwarded to the Security Department.

 

2.The appeal must be received within five traditional school days of issuance of the ticket. Notification of appeal denial or upholding is communicated by writing through the campus mail system. A copy of the ticket is retained by the Security Department until disposition is final.

 

3.The parking committee, which meets as needed, reviews all parking appeals. A written response will be forwarded to the owner of the vehicle through campus mail. The response will state whether the appealed fine is reduced, voided, or denied.

 

4.All decisions made by the parking appeal committee are final.

 

VIOLATIONS AND FINES

Parked on Grass/Sidewalk $25

Parked in Driveway $25

Resident Parking Only $25

Faculty/Staff Parking Only $25

No Overnight Parking $25

Not Parked within Marked Stalls $25

Parked within Restricted Area $25

Parked in Loading Dock $25

No Parking Zone $25

No Valid Concordia Permit $40

Parked in Fire Lane $25

Obstructing Traffic $25

Parked in Snow Removal Zone $25

Parked in Handicapped Zone $100

Unauthorized use of Permit $25

Expired Meter $25

 

All fines may be paid at the Business Office located in the Poehler Administration Building. The fine should be enclosed in the ticket envelope and the citation number should be written on the memo line.

 

Student Discipline

Students who show contempt for parking regulations are subject to the disciplinary review system as set forth in the Student Guide.

 

Parking Officer Harassment

Verbal or physical harassment of any person responsible for helping our community with parking management on campus is a violation of university policy and cause for disciplinary action.

 

Enforcement and Penalties

Enforcement of parking rules and regulations is done to provide fair and equal parking for those who have purchased a parking permit. The fact that a person parks in violation of any policy or regulation and does not receive a ticket, does not mean that the regulation is no longer in effect or that the regulations can be ignored.

 

Loading/Unloading

If there is a need to park a vehicle outside of a designated parking stall in order to facilitate loading or unloading, the operator of the vehicle must contact the Security Department, 641-8777, with the location in which the vehicle will be parked, the estimated time it will take to unload the vehicle, and the description of the vehicle including the license plate number. If it is determined that the location in which the vehicle is parked may create a hazardous or dangerous situation, parking will not be authorized. The operator of a vehicle parked for the purpose of loading or unloading must activate the vehicle?s hazard lights. Failure to report the vehicle to the Security Department or display the vehicle's hazard lights may result in the vehicle being ticketed.

 

ABANDONED VEHICLES

Any vehicle used at Concordia University must be maintained in an operable condition and be currently licensed. Concordia University does not allow inoperable vehicles to be stored on campus. An abandoned vehicle is one which is parked for more than 48 hours in a non-twenty four hour area or which is not currently licensed.

 

VEHICLE STORAGE

Concordia University does not allow community members to store vehicles or other items such as boats, trailers, etc. on university property for any reason.

 

MOTOR HOMES AND CAMPERS

The Security Director must approve the use of motor homes and campers for the purpose of over night stopping and/or camping.

 

PARKING FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

 

The use of handicapped parking stalls and ramp access areas are restricted only to those vehicles with a state-issued handicapped license plate or displaying a state-issued certificate. Quick errands, deliveries, or drop-offs are not valid excuses for parking in or obstructing handicapped stalls. A Concordia University parking permit is required for handicapped individuals not parked in a handicapped stall.

 

Minnesota state law requires enforcement of handicapped parking stalls on a 24-hour basis, seven days a week, including holiday periods. The St. Paul Police and/or Concordia University Security personnel may ticket vehicles parked in spaces designated for the handicapped that do not display a handicapped parking permit. Concordia University is not authorized to issue temporary handicapped permits, and cannot provide reserved or special parking permits for those with disabilities. Individuals with temporary disabilities should apply to the state for a handicapped parking certificate.

 

Applications for permanent or temporary state parking permits for the handicapped are available through the Department of Public Safety, Driver/Vehicle Services Division, Transportation Building, St. Paul, MN 55115: or call (651) 296-1814.

 

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY'S RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

The Security Department and Concordia University are not responsible for the security of vehicles parked on streets, in alleys, or on public property.

 

Concordia University is not responsible for any loss or damage, including damage caused by athletic events, to any vehicles parked on Concordia University property.

 

Concordia University reserves the right to restrict parking and temporarily close any parking area for special purposes.

 

SERVICES AND SAFETY TIPS

Patrols

Security officers make frequent patrols of university parking lots. If you see a vehicle parked illegally, or notice suspicious behavior, please contact Security at 0 or 651-641-8777. Make a note of the location, vehicle description, and license plate number if possible.

 

Jump Starts

Security has jumper cables, which may be checked out from the security office, however, we are unable to jump your vehicle for you.

 

Vehicle Lock-Outs

If you lock your keys in your vehicle, security is able to assist you in contacting a locksmith. The following businesses are located in the Midway area. The cost is approximately $45.

 

Apollo Lock and Key 644-2176

A-1 645-2244

 

Security Tips

Lock all doors and close all windows tightly.

Take your valuables with you. If you must leave them in your vehicle, put them in your trunk.

Park in well lit areas.

Avoid parking your vehicle in one spot for several days.

Report suspicious individuals or activity to Security immediately.

Look under, around, and in the back seat of your vehicle as you approach it.

Don't walk alone at night. Call for a Security escort at 0 or 641-8278.

 

Parking Citation Explanation:

 

$25 Parked on Grass/Sidewalk

No vehicle may be parked between the boundary line of any parking lot and a sidewalk or on any grassy area or area designated as a lawn.

 

$25 Parked in Driveway

No vehicle may be parked in a driveway without prior authorization.

 

$25 Resident Parking Only

No vehicle may park in an apartment lot without a valid apartment permit.

 

$25 Faculty/Staff Parking Only

Only vehicles with Faculty/Staff parking permits may park in lots designed for Faculty/Staff parking.

 

$25 No Overnight Parking

A vehicle must possess a valid permit and be parked in the appropriate overnight parking lot.

 

$25 Not Parked Within Marked Stalls

No vehicle may be parked in a designated space at an angle or over a stall line.

 

$25 Parked in Restricted Area

No vehicle may be parked in a space restricted by markings or signs. This includes exceeding 15 minutes in assigned 15 minute parking spaces.

 

$25 Parked in Loading Dock

No vehicle may park in an area specified as a loading dock without prior security approval. No vehicle may be parked in a way that blocks access to a dumpster.

 

$25 No Parking Zone

No vehicle may be parked in any space not specifically marked as a parking space.

 

$40 No Valid Concordia Permit

No vehicle may be parked in a Concordia University parking lot without a valid permit or authorization.

 

$25 Parked in Fire Lane

No vehicle may be parked in any area designated

as a fire lane or within 10 feet of a fire hydrant.

 

$25 Obstructing Traffic

No vehicle may be parked in a parking lot in such a manner to obstruct the free movement of traffic.

 

$25 Parked in Snow Removal Area

Upon being given notice that a lot will be plowed to remove snow, vehicles must be moved by the posted time.

 

$100 Parked in Handicapped Zone

No vehicle may be parked in a space designated for handicapped parking or handicapped loading/access without displaying a current handicapped license plate or permit.

 

$25 Unauthorized Use of Permit

Permits may not be transferred between vehicles. A separate permit must be displayed for each vehicle. Permits must be affixed to the rearview mirror facing out.

 

$25 Expired Meter

A parking meter must have time remaining on it.

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