Parking Information & Regulations

Parking Permit Rules & Regulations

Parking and Transportation Services has established a clear set of usage guidelines for parking on campus. These rules are designed for efficient, effective, fair and safe usage of the Stockton University parking areas. If those rules are not followed, penalties are applied. Become familiar with these guidelines and consequences for failure to comply.

Parking is defined as “stationing a vehicle irrespective of the period of time such vehicle is stationed.”

Faculty/Staff and Student permits will be considered valid only when they are properly displayed on the interior rear view mirror of the vehicle so that they are readable from the outside.

The registration of a permit for a vehicle does not guarantee that a parking space convenient for the individual will be provided. The responsibility for finding a legal parking space rests with the motor vehicle operator. Legal spaces are outlined by white lines or will have a concrete parking block.

Any facility owned or leased by Stockton University shall be considered part of the campus and all vehicles parking at those locations and/or off-site parking lots shall have the proper parking permit applicable to that facility.

University parking lots are not to be used for the storage of automobiles, trucks, trailers, or other vehicles.

The vehicle registrant is responsible for notifying the Parking and Transportation Department of any change in status (commuter moving on campus, staff resigning, etc.) or of vehicle ownership or license plate within 5 days should the change affect permit eligibility, notification will be sent of the required modification.

Registrants are responsible for removing the University permit if their vehicle is sold or the registrant’s affiliation with the University is ended.

University personnel and students having visitors on the campus should inform them of parking rules and regulations. Possession of a permit/hang tag or temporary permit implies awareness of the University Motor Vehicle Regulations and the responsibility to adhere to them.

Citations issued to vehicles not properly registered and displaying a valid permit issued by Stockton University are the responsibility of the owner/operator of the vehicle.

The registrant is held responsible for any parking violation involving the registered vehicle when he/she is operating the vehicle or when the vehicle is being use by another individual.

Special Needs Parking

Temporary handicapped identification must be obtained from the Parking and Transportation Department in order to park in a stall reserved for the handicapped. A doctor’s prescription is required. No person shall park a vehicle at any time in a Handicapped Parking Space except those who have been issued special identification tags by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. For less than 30 days special needs parking a temporary handicapped permit that is valid only on University property may be issued by the Parking and Transportation Office.

Motorcycle Parking

For the purpose of these regulations, the terms “motorcycle” and “moped” are synonymous. In accordance with the provisions of this Section, certain locations are reserved and designated with signage and/or striping for motorcycle parking. Residential students may park motorcycles in residential automobile parking spaces.

Parking Prohibitions

No parking is permitted in areas without painted stalls or concrete parking blocks. No parking is permitted on lawns, driveways, walks, or sodded areas on any part of the campus. No person shall park a vehicle on any road, entrance or exit, or in front of dumpsters, loading zones, fire hydrants or oil fills, pedestrian walkway or any grass area not specifically designated for parking.

Weather conditions do not alter parking regulations unless extreme situations cause an emergency to be declared. Whenever snow has fallen and accumulation is such that it covers the streets or roadways, an emergency shall exist and no vehicle shall be parked on the streets or roadways or portions thereof indicated. The above parking prohibitions shall remain in effect after the snow has ceased until the streets have been plowed sufficiently and to the extent that parking will not interfere with the normal flow of traffic.

Any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation of this article shall be deemed a nuisance and a menace to the safe and proper regulation of traffic and any police officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner and/or operator shall pay the reasonable costs of the removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.

Designated Parking Lots*

Parking lots will be designated for Residential, Commuter or Faculty/Staff parking during the fall semester.

  • Lot 0- Commuter/Faculty/Staff
  • Lot 1- Commuter/Faculty/Staff
  • Lot 2- Commuter/Faculty/Staff
  • Lot 3- Commuter/Faculty/Staff
  • Lot 4- Commuter/Faculty/Staff
  • Lot 5- Commuter/Faculty/Staff
  • Lot 6- Commuter/Faculty/Staff
  • Lot 7- Commuter/Faculty/Staff
  • Lot 8- Residential Only
  • Lot 9- (Pomona Road Athletic Field Parking) - Commuter/Residential/Faculty/Staff overflow
  • North Lot- Residential, Commuter and Faculty/Staff overflow
  • Heather/Greenbriar Lot – Residential Only
  • Maple Lot- Residential Only
  • Kerria Lot- Residential Only
  • Ivy Lot- Residential Only
  • South Lot- Residential Only
  • West Lot - Residential Only

Designated parking lots will be in effect Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Friday’s 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise directed. Residential lots are for residential students only.

Roads & Walks With Vehicular Restrictions

No person shall park or drive a vehicle on the following roads or pedestrian paths, except for emergency vehicles, university service vehicles or other authorized service/utility vehicles in the course of their official duties.

  • College Walk
  • Osprey Walk
  • Lakeside Lane
  • Laurel Lane
  • Fire Lane between Housing 2 and 3
  • Service Road at the rear of Housing 2

Roads With Parking Restrictions

No person shall park a vehicle on the following roads, except for emergency vehicles, university service/utility vehicles or other authorized service/utility vehicles in the course of their official duties.

  • Hackberry Lane
  • Waterway Drive
  • Pokeberry Way
  • Louisville Road
  • Delaware Avenue

Special Events Parking Considerations

Performing Arts Center

All attendees shall park in Parking Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, unless otherwise directed. No permit is required during scheduled performances.

Sports Center/Multi-Purpose Recreation Center & G. Larry James Stadium

All attendees to events in these two venues shall park in main parking Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, unless otherwise directed. No permit is required during the times of the specific event.

Special Events

Special events, seminars and meetings occur on campus throughout the year. The event may require the use/issuance of a special permit for those persons/vehicles attending. Should such permits be issued, they are valid only for day(s) and times of the event. Issued permits must be clearly displayed on the vehicle’s dash board. Parking for these events shall be in Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and the North Lot, unless otherwise directed.

Visitors/Guests

Registered visitors and/or guests to the College are permitted to park in the main parking Lots 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and North Lot, unless otherwise directed.

All Residential Guests on campus must have their vehicle registered as a guest vehicle. Residential students may complete this process online through the goStockton portal and must display a vehicle guest pass while parked in the designated lot.

Faculty and Staff hosting guests must contact the Parking and Transportation Office through email at parktrans@stockton.edu 5 business days in advance. You will receive an email confirmation as well as a printable dashboard placard for your guest.

Citations

All students, staff, faculty, visitors and/or guests are responsible for all fines due to illegal and/or improper parking. The Campus Police vigorously enforce all parking regulations and issue citations payable within 10 days at the Bursar's Office for a violation of any of these parking regulations. IT IS YOUR OBLIGATION TO CHECK YOUR BURSAR’S ACCOUNT REGULARLY.

Only one notice of a parking violation will be issued for the same offense in any 24-hour period. Citations are payable within ten (10) business days and are subject to a $50.00 late payment penalty for each offense. Listed below are Stockton University parking citations.

Failure to Display Permit $25.00
Expired Permit $25.00
Improper Display of Permit $25.00
Time Regulations; Main Campus Lots $25.00
Reserved Parking Area $25.00
Parking in Non-Designated Parking Area $25.00
Improper Parking $25.00
Fraudulent Registration* $100.00

*Fraudulant Registration

A person who obtains a University vehicle registration parking permit/hangtag in violation of these regulations, or who alters, uses, or displays it, shall be fined for fraudulent registration which includes but is not limited to:

  1. Obtaining or using a permit of another person.
  2. Permitting use of a parking permit to another person not entitled.
  3. Altering and use of a University parking permit.
  4. Multiple vehicle registrations for the same period except as authorized within these regulations.
  5. Registering a vehicle, which is to be used by and for a person not authorized for such registration.
  6. Display or use of a University registration permit on a vehicle other than the vehicle registered.
  7. Use of a visitor permit by faculty, staff, or student except as authorized by the Parking & Transportation Department.
  8. Any alteration of a visitor permit.

Municipal Traffic/Parking Summonses

In addition to the University Parking Regulations and the issuing of Campus Citations, there are other means utilized to control parking and traffic on the University campus. Stockton University Police, Galloway Township Police, the NJ State Police and the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office have the legal authority to issue summonses for violations of Title 39 of the New Jersey State Statutes on all college properties in Galloway Township. Any person receiving such traffic summons must adjudicate the matter in the Municipal Court in the Township of Galloway.

Vehicle Towing & Immobilization

Any vehicles parked on the roads with parking restrictions, or any vehicle parked in a handicap parking space without a designated handicap placard may be removed by towing the vehicle at the owner’s or operator’s expense. Any vehicle parked or standing as to obstruct or impede the normal flow of traffic, block entrances or exit ways, loading zones, fire hydrants, oil fills, trash/dumpster area, grass area, pedestrian walkway, or present in any way a safety or traffic hazard, or is a persistent violator of the campus parking regulations may be removed by towing or immobilizing by the police, without prior notice, at the owner’s or operator’s expense.

A “persistent violator” is defined as a vehicle or operator receiving four (4) University college parking citations in any one academic semester. Towing services are contracted by the University and all fees and costs are the responsibility of the owner and/or operator of the vehicle. The University reserves the right to tow any vehicle that is in violation of any rule and/or regulation, statute, or which presents a safety hazard or security threat.

In addition, students, faculty or staff may be referred to the University’s Campus Hearing Board for disciplinary action under the University’s Code of Conduct.

Appeals

All disputed campus citations can be appealed by completing an appeals form on-line at the Parking Services web site, www.stockton.edu/parking within five (5) business days of the date of issuance.  Appeals are adjudicated by the Parking Appeals Board. All required information must be included on the Appeals Form or it will be denied.

Appeals will not be considered for the following:

  • Lost citation or indication that citation was not received
  • Parking improperly/illegally for a short time period
  • Ignorance of rules and/or regulations
  • Inconvenience of assigned parking area
  • Failure to observe traffic and/or regulatory signs
  • Financial hardship
  • Citing actions of others who parked improperly and/or illegally
  • The Officer made an error in the description of the vehicle
  • I couldn’t find a legal parking spot
  • I didn’t read/misunderstood the signs

Appeals completed in paper form must be sent to; Parking and Transportation, Stockton University and include a copy of the Campus Citation. Appeals will not be accepted if not received within the specified time period. All accepted appeals will be reviewed by the Board and a decision rendered within 10 business days of receipt of the appeal.

The Parking Appeals Board is the final authority for resolving Campus Citation appeals. The Board consists of a Board Chair and will include staff and students.

Payment of Fines

Parking fines for campus citations may be paid at the Bursar’s Office. Fines may also be paid by mail or via the web, and must include the citation number and the issued student identification number (Z number) if applicable. Instructions for this payment method are located on the web site. All citations must be paid within ten (10) days. If a citation is under appeal and the appeal is approved, the student account will be credited accordingly. Failure to resolve unpaid parking citations may include the following actions:

  • vehicle being placed on a tow list
  • vehicle may be immobilized/booted
  • campus parking privileges may be revoked
  • future parking permits may be denied
  • information may be turned over to a collection and/or state agency
  • University wages may be garnished
  • University records will be placed on hold, which will not permit registration for classes, housing, obtain a transcript or graduate

Revocation of Parking Privileges

  1. Persons guilty of 4 parking offenses or fraudulent registration while they are attending or working at the University may have their vehicle registration and University parking privileges revoked for a four-month period.
  2. Written notice of revocation, specifying the period of revocation and the requirement that the permit be surrendered during this period, shall be sent by mail to the most current address furnished to the University. The period of revocation shall begin seven calendars days from the date of the notice.