Stetson University

Rules and Regulations

General 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.

Vehicle Regulations

Parking regulations are established to eliminate confusion and hazards, reduce traffic congestion, provide students, faculty and staff reasonable access to campus buildings, and provide a safe, effective, and efficient traffic and parking program for the university community.

Bicycle Regulations

Parking or storage of bicycles in areas of public access, exits, stairwells, hallways, porches and lounges, is strictly prohibited due to fire safety regulations. Bicycles are not to be taken inside buildings. Bicycle racks are available in exterior locations. Bicycles parked or stored in violation of the above regulations, unregistered bicycles, unlocked bicycles and abandoned bicycles will be impounded. Bicycles may not remain on campus during summer break.

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.

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