Classes of Parking Permits & How They are Assigned
All employees and students who operate vehicles on campus must obtain or purchase a parking permit valid for each academic year (Fall Semester through Summer Semester). Parking permits are non-refundable. All static cling parking permits should be displayed on the front windshield (inside) driver side lower corner- temporary parking permits placed on the dash board (driver side/left corner) with vehicle information and valid permit dates visible. Parking permits should never be altered (date changed, photo copied, etc....) Citations will be issued accordingly for all tampered permits. Permit owners will be responsible for citations issued to vehicles that display the permit that was assigned during purchase. It is the responsibility of the permit owner to renew parking permits before the stated expiration date to avoid expired permit violations.
Special parking permits and requests may be granted to individuals (on and off campus) for work and school related purposes at Valdosta State University. City Officials, Vendors/Contractors, VSU Administrators, Faculty, Staff, Departments, Organizations, Students and university guests should request parking accommodations through the Division of Auxiliary Services and the Parking & Transportation Department. It shall be the responsibility of the permit owner to correctly display the issued permit inside of their vehicle. Citations will be issued accordingly if the special permit is not visible.
The following types of permits are issued:
Red parking permits are issued to full-time faculty and other employees designated as "Professional Administrative Staff" (monthly paid) employees upon purchase*. The Reserved parking permit annual fee is $90.00. Individuals who are authorized a red parking permit and properly display the permit may utilize the following parking spaces: timed spaces (within the posted time limits), any spaces designated as reserved, staff, and those which are unmarked. Red permits do not allow the operator to park in disabled spaces (unless displaying the proper State of Georgia permit), fire lanes, visitor spaces, tow zones, and service vehicle spaces. Part-time adjunct faculty can purchase a red or green permit.
Green parking permits are issued to full-time (bi-weekly paid) and half-time staff employees (excluding student assistants, graduate assistants and temporary full-time employees) upon purchase*. The Staff parking permit annual fee is $50.00. Individuals who are authorized a green parking permit may utilize the following parking spaces: timed spaces (within the posted time limits), any spaces designated as staff and those which are unmarked. Green permits do not allow the operator to park in reserved, disabled spaces (unless displaying the proper state permit), fire lanes, visitor spaces, tow zones, service vehicle spaces and specifically designated reserved spaces.
Student permits are issued to all students upon purchase. The color of student permits change every year. The Student parking permit annual fee is $50.00. Individuals who are authorized to receive a student parking permit may utilize the following parking spaces: timed spaces (within the posted time limits), and unmarked parking spaces. Student parking permits do not allow the operator to park in disabled spaces (unless displaying the proper state permit ), fire lanes, reserved or staff spaces, visitor spaces, tow zones, service vehicle spaces and specifically designated reserve spaces. Student employees, graduate assistants and work study students must purchase a student permit and park in their designated student areas while at work. Students are allowed to park in additional spaces during open parking hours (after 5:30pm Monday-Thursday and after 3:00pm on Fridays). Open parking allows students to park in visitor, reserved, staff, timed (for more than allotted time) and student spaces, must have a valid parking permit however. (See open parking rules and regulations for additional information).
Students that add the parking permit charge to their fees during registration must still complete a vehicle registration form inside of the parking office or purchase their permit through the parking web portal. They can select to pick up the permit or have it mailed through the web portal. An outstanding parking citation balance does not affect purchasing a student parking permit.
* Students must park in their designated student areas throughout the entire academic year (August – July), even if not enrolled for one particular semester. Student statuses will change to guest/visitor once they have graduated from the university or is no longer enrolled for consecutive semesters (change to be determined by Parking Administration).
Motorcycle permits can be purchased for $10.00 for students and $15 for employees (with the purchase of a regular static cling permit). Charges for motorcycle permits only (those without a static cling permit): $45.00 for a reserved permit, $30.00 annually for a staff permit and $25.00 annually for a student permit. Motorcycle permits must be affixed to the front forks of the motorcycle. Motorcycles should be parked in motorcycle spaces, or in the end caps of parking rows (excluding end caps next to service spaces nor in the lines next to disabled spaces). Motorcycle permits do not allow the operator to park in disabled spaces (unless displaying the proper State of Georgia permits), reserved or staff spaces, fire lanes, visitor spaces, tow zones and specifically designated reserved spaces. Please note that motorcycles are not authorized to park on sidewalks, next to bicycle racks or in a manner that obstructs traffic or parking designated for motor vehicles. All motorcycles, motorized bikes and scooters are required to display a motorcycle permit to park on campus.
Visitor permits will be issued to visitors who are not employees or students. Identification will be required at the time a visitor permit is requested. Individuals with visitor permits may park in any available visitor, reserved, staff, student or timed (for the allotted time) spaces on campus. No parking allowed in Service Vehicle Spaces, 24 hour reserved, tow zones, curbs and disabled spaces (unless the appropriate state permit is displayed). Daily permits are free of charge. Semester permits are $20.00. Weekend parking ( Friday after 3:00pm through Saturday & Sunday – No permit required ).
Retired permits will be issued to employees that have retired from the university. This permit will be issued each year at no charge. Retirees may utilize Visitor, Reserved, Staff, Unmarked and Timed spaces for the posted time limit. If your employment with the University continues in any working capacity (part-time or full-time basis), and you are parking on campus during the work week, you will be required to purchase a parking permit.
Temporary medical parking permits may be issued to students and employees who currently have a valid parking permit upon the presentation of written documentation from a physician, indicating the individual cannot walk long distances and the dates the permit is needed. Individuals who are authorized a temporary medical parking permit and properly display the permit may utilize timed spaces over the allotted time (valid VSU permit must be displayed also). You must be properly registered with Parking & Transportation and have a VSU permit to be eligible for a medical permit, and have a zero balance.
Temporary parking permits for faculty, staff, and students are available at the Parking & Transportation Department for customers who purchased an annual static cling parking permit. Customers who do not purchase a static cling regular parking permit will be limited to three no charge temporary permits per academic year. Temporary permits can be issued for one day or up to two weeks at no charge; however, a charge will be accessed after the third no charge limit. The tag number listed on the temporary parking permit must match the vehicle that the permit is displayed in and placed on the dash board (driver side/left corner) with vehicle information and valid permit dates visible. Citation for infraction will be issued accordingly.
Parking permits for special visitors, i.e. speakers, visiting teachers, consultants, special groups, etc., may be arranged through the Parking & Transportation Department.
* Re-assignment of parking permits must be done properly through Parking & Transportation Supervisors as well as both parties involved (permit owner and individual accepting permit responsibility).
* Employees purchasing a parking permit must have a zero citation balance. Any outstanding balance owed to Parking & Transportation will be deducted from employees final pay check during the exit process.