Parking Information and Regulations

 ** PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION REGARDING VISITOR PARKING PERMITS **

Visitor Parking Permits

Please note that due to the College's COVID-19 re-opening policies and procedures, visitors within residential rooms will be prohibited. In conjunction with this policy, Visitor Parking Permits WILL NOT be issued until further notice. The below excerpt is taken from the College's "Return to Campus Fall 2020 - Frequently Asked Questions": "No visitors are permitted in the residences upon the completion of move in. This includes non-member guests, family members, and also students from other residence halls or housing, or non-residents of any room, suite, or apartment. Students who commute are not permitted in any residences given this policy."

Cazenovia College has the responsibility and the right to insure that all vehicles parked or operated upon College property are permitted to be on College property, and that the owner/operator is known to the College and/or is permitted to be on College property. The vehicle use and parking regulations set forth below have been established for the orderly control of vehicles on the Cazenovia College campus. For the purpose of these regulations, campus boundaries consist of all properties owned or controlled by Cazenovia College. These regulations apply to all owners / operators of motor vehicles on College property. Operating a motor vehicle on College property is a privilege, and constitutes acceptance by the owner and/or operator of the motor vehicle that his/her vehicle is neither parked nor operated in violation of College regulations. All employees and students are required to obtain, learn and follow the campus parking rules and regulations. Employees and students are also responsible for ensuring that their visitors/guests follow all College parking regulations. Repeated and/or egregious violations of College parking regulations may result in the loss of parking privileges.

Vehicle use and parking regulations apply throughout the year. The Department of Campus Safety requires that all students, employees, and guests follow the College parking regulations on campus, and requests that all Village of Cazenovia parking regulations are complied with off campus. Students, employees, and guests are expected to comply with any additional parking regulations and/or restrictions issued as needed by the Department of Campus Safety due to special events, emergency situations, construction areas, etc., and to comply with any additional or special parking regulations that may be issued by the Department of Campus Safety.

NOTICE: Campus Safety will issue written warnings to any vehicle parked on campus that does not display a current and valid parking permit up until 11:59 P.M. on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. After that time and date, any vehicle without a permit will be ticketed.  *** However, beginning on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 5 p.m., Campus Safety will begin writing tickets for vehicles without a current and valid Premium Parking Permit ("hang tag") that are parked at 9 Sullivan Street, behind 15 Sullivan Street, or behind Village Suites ("The Grill Lot")***. The premium parking spaces at 9 Sullivan Street, behind 15 Sullivan Street, and behind Village Suites ("The Grill Lot") are reserved solely for the parking of ONLY Premium Parking Permit holders AT ALL TIMES. Student vehicles that only have a regular parking permit, or visitor's vehicles, are NOT permitted to park at any time in any premium parking space for any length of time or for any reason. The holders of Premium Parking Permits are not permitted to "loan out" their hang tag for use by any other vehicle, or, in the absence of the vehicle that has the Premium Parking Permit, allow any other vehicles to park in any Premium Parking spaces.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Remember, having a parking permit DOES NOT guarantee a parking space.
  • Please do not block sidewalks, driveways, fire hydrants, or other parked vehicles.
  • Parked vehicles may only occupy one marked parking space. Vehicles that are over length and/or over width should only be parked on campus with special permission from Campus Safety.
  • If a parking space is restricted (example – Handicapped Parking Spaces), do not park in that area without the proper government-issued Handicap permit or license plate, or without prior approval from Campus Safety.
  • Do not park in areas where there are no pavement markings indicating a parking space (example; along the curb in the Reisman Hall parking lot closest to the Health Center), or where there is diagonal pavement striping indicating a no parking area (example: outside the Lower Gym entry/exit doors). These are "No Parking" areas.
  • Do not park or drive on grass or lawns.
  • Students, guests, and employees entering and exiting the Athletic Complex parking lots are required to obey the posted speed limit of 15 mph on Liberty Street and Union Street, and are required to stop at all posted stop signs for the safety of others. Failure to abide by the posted speed limit, or failure to obey stop signs, may result in the loss of parking privileges.
  • All vehicles parked on campus must display a valid and current license plate, registration, and inspection, and must have current automobile insurance. Failure to display a valid and current license plate and/or registration and/or inspection on a vehicle parked on College property constitutes a parking violation.

TOWING AND IMMOBILIZATION OF VEHICLES

Illegally parked vehicles may be immobilized or towed without warning under the following circumstances:

  • Non-payment of previously issued tickets.
  • Vehicles with a history of repeated parking violations, i.e., "scofflaws" (three or more parking violations).
  • Vehicles that do not display a current and valid Cazenovia College parking permit for the parking lot that they are parked in.
  • Vehicles that are blocking or impeding vehicular or pedestrian access to any campus facility.
  • Vehicles parked in fire lanes or "No Parking" zones.
  • Vehicles that have had parking ticket(s) issued to it, and the ticket(s) have been destroyed, discarded, or placed on other vehicles, regardless of the number of previous tickets the offending vehicle has received.

If a vehicle receives three or more parking tickets (for ANY parking violations) in any academic year, the vehicle will be placed on the Campus Safety "Parking Scofflaw" list, and it is subject to being towed or immobilized ("booted") without prior warning. It does not matter if the prior tickets have been paid or not paid – repeated parking violations indicate to Campus Safety that the owner/operator of the vehicle in question has not been responsive in following College parking regulations, and the continual parking of those vehicles in violation of College parking regulations requires that additional, more stringent, parking enforcement action on those vehicles be pursued.

Vehicle owners who have had their vehicle immobilized must pay all fees and fines associated with their vehicle before an immobilization device will be removed, unless otherwise authorized by the Director of Campus Safety, or his/her designee. Students must pay their fees and fines at the Enrollment Services Center in Coleman Hall. Non-students must pay their fees and fines in person or by mail addressed to the Cazenovia College Business Office, Campus Center at Watts Hall, Cazenovia, NY 13035.

In addition, any student found to have accumulated three or more parking tickets during a school year may be the subject of a "Failure to Comply" report by Campus Safety. Such report will be forwarded to the Office of Student Life for college judicial action.

Parking Permits

Students and employees must register any vehicles before they are parked on College property. Regular Resident Student Permits, Commuting Student Permits, and Employee Parking Permits may be obtained online at https://apps.cazenovia.edu/CazParking . Purchased permits are delivered to your campus mailbox. Persons who need to change their registered vehicles during the course of the year should contact Campus Services at 315-655-7227 to request a new permit, which is free of charge. Resident Student Permits, Commuting Student Permits, and Employee Permits must be displayed on the lower right corner of the rear driver's side window.

Temporary Parking Permits

If you are a student or employee, and you need to temporarily use or park a vehicle on campus other than the vehicle you had previously registered, Campus Safety can issue you a Temporary Parking Permit at no cost, which is valid for a period of 14 days. Students may have only one (1) vehicle on campus at a time, unless prior arrangements have been made with Campus Safety. Students are eligible to receive no more than two free Temporary Parking Permits per academic year. Any student desiring more than two Temporary Permits per academic year must contact the Director of Campus Safety, or his/her designee, to request any additional temporary permit(s), and must be able to explain and justify their reason(s) to receive any additional temporary permit(s). The Director, or his/her designee, will then, at his or her discretion, determine if the student is eligible to receive any additional temporary permit(s). This decision is final and not appealable. Temporary Permits must be fully and legibly displayed on the driver's side of the dashboard while the vehicle is parked on College property.

Students with unpaid parking tickets are generally not permitted to obtain a temporary permit. Exceptions to this policy shall only be allowed at the sole discretion of the Vice President of Student Affairs, or the Director of Campus Safety, or his/her designee.

Parking Ticket fines and fees

Parking ticket fines are $25.00 per violation. The vehicle immobilization fee ("boot fee") is $50.00. The vehicle immobilization fee will be assessed in addition to any fines assessed for any parking violations that were issued at the time of the vehicle immobilization. The fees charged by independent towing companies that are used by Campus Safety to tow vehicles from the campus are set by those companies; Campus Safety has no input or control as to how those charges are structured. The normal fee charged by the towing companies for towing a vehicle is approximately $135, but additional surcharges may be applied by the towing company for such items as difficult tows, night-time / off-hours fee, etc. Tow companies will also often charge a daily storage fee for vehicles that are not claimed by the owner within a set period of time (normally 24 hours). All disputes regarding tow fees are not the responsibility of Campus Safety to resolve.

Parking Ticket Appeals

All parking ticket appeals must be submitted to Campus Safety no more than seven (7) days from the date of issuance of the ticket. A "Parking Ticket Appeal Form" must be used to appeal a ticket. The Appeal Form must be filled out legibly and completely, or the appeal will not be considered. The Appeal Form may be obtained at the Campus Safety office, or can be found on line at the following link: 
cazenovia_college_parking_ticket_appeal_form_201705.pdf

The Department of Campus Safety does not accept any payments for parking fines or fees, unless specific prior approval has been obtained from the Director of Campus Safety or his/her designee. Student parking fines and fees are to be paid by contacting or visiting the Office of Enrollment Services in Coleman Hall at 315-655-7888. Guest and visitor parking fines are to be paid by contacting the Business Office on the second floor of the Campus Center at Watts Hall at 315-655-7305.

DMV Search fee

Campus Safety has the ability to perform driver's license and license plate/registration searches (for a fee) through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. This ability will enable the Department of Campus Safety to assist in confirming the identity of non-students, and in determining ownership of vehicles that are parked on College property that do not display current and proper Cazenovia College Parking Permits. If it is determined that a license plate registration search is required to ascertain ownership of a vehicle, a $25.00 "DMV Search Fee" will be assessed against the owner of the vehicle in question. This fee will be in addition to any other fees or fines that the vehicle may have already accumulated.

Abandoned vehicles

It is a violation of New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law section 1224 – 1(d) for a vehicle to remain parked on private property for more than 96 hours (4 days) without the consent of the owner of the property. Failure to display a current and valid College parking permit of the proper type on a vehicle parked on College property is the equivalent of not having the consent from the College to park a vehicle on college property. If a vehicle is deemed to have been "abandoned" in accordance with this section of law, it is subject to being towed from College property without notice.

Disabled / inoperable vehicles

If a vehicle parked on College property becomes disabled or inoperable for any reason, the owner should notify Campus Safety as soon as possible. If the vehicle is properly parked or otherwise not in a location that would pose an impediment to the unrestricted movement of vehicle or pedestrians, or does not hinder or impede College operations, it may remain in its location for a reasonable amount of time to allow for repairs or removal by the owner / operator. If it is disabled in a location that restricts or hinders the movement of vehicles or pedestrians, or hinders or impedes College operations, Campus Safety may direct the owner / operator to arrange to have the vehicle moved to another location, or removed from campus. Campus Safety reserves the right to have a disabled or inoperable vehicle towed from campus at the owner's expense, if the vehicle is an impediment to the unrestricted movement of vehicle or pedestrians, or hinders or impedes College operations, and the owner / operator is unable or unwilling to move the vehicle or remove the vehicle from campus.

Vehicles leaking fluids

If a vehicle parked on College property is found to be leaking or discharging hazardous materials or fluids (i.e., fuel, oil, engine coolant, etc.), the owner / operator of the vehicle, upon notification of the leak or discharge, will be required to immediately remediate or properly contain the leak or discharge, or be required to remove the vehicle from College property. If need be, the vehicle will be towed from College property at the owner's expense if the leak or discharge is not addressed to the satisfaction of Campus Safety or Campus Services.

Parking Lot Permit Guide

The following is a list of the parking lots that are under the jurisdiction of the College parking regulations. For each parking lot(s), an explanation of which type(s) of parking permits required to park a vehicle in that lot is provided.

  • All Three Athletic Center lots (lower, middle, and upper)
    • Vehicles with the following permits are allowed to park in the designated parking spaces in the Athletic Center parking lots:
      • Regular Resident Student Parking Permit
      • Premium Resident Student Parking Permit
      • Commuter Parking Permit
      • Visitor Parking Permit
      • Employee Parking Permit
      • Temporary Parking Permit
    • As with all designated Handicap Parking spaces on campus, a vehicle must display a current and valid government issued Handicap Parking license plate or hang tag in order to park in any spaces that are marked as reserved for handicap parking. NOTE: The small parking area at the north end of the Athletic Center (at the pedestrian entrance to Christakos Field), is reserved at all times for the exclusive use of employee and College vehicles.
  • Park Hall Lot
    • The small parking lot adjacent to Park Hall is reserved for College vehicles, College vendors, and for the use of Joy Hall. Students and guests are not permitted to park there at any time for any reason. However, there is an exception for Friday evenings from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday evenings from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., when students are permitted to use this lot to temporarily park their vehicles for loading or unloading of their vehicles in order to facilitate leaving campus or returning to campus on the weekends. Student parking in such circumstances is limited to 15 minutes only – no exceptions.
  • 15 Sullivan Street Premium Parking
    • There are 5 Resident Student Premium Parking spaces directly behind 15 Sullivan Street (in the parking lot of St. James Church), which are reserved for the exclusive use of those students that have purchased Resident Student Premium Parking hang tags for those spaces. No other student, visitor, or employee vehicles are permitted to park in those spaces. Student vehicles that only have a regular parking permit, or visitor's vehicles, are NOT permitted to park at any time in any premium parking space for any length of time or for any reason. The holders of Premium Parking Permits are not permitted to "loan out" their hang tag for use by any other vehicle, or, in the absence of the vehicle that has the Premium Parking Permit, allow any other vehicles to park in any Premium Parking spaces.
  • 15 Sullivan Street Employee Parking
    • All nine of the parking spaces along the south curb line in the parking lot of St. James Church are reserved for employee parking only at all times. No other student or visitor vehicles are permitted to park in those spaces.
  • St. James Church Parking Lot
    • While St. James allows us to park in their lot for special events, they request that we notify our students that parking in any parking space other than those mentioned above is not permitted at any other time. The Church needs all the parking spaces their lot for their own events and meetings. Campus Safety patrols this lot and will ticket students' vehicles that are parked there in violation of college regulations. The St. James Church parking lot is private property, and the Church has the option of towing any vehicle that has parked on their property without prior permission. All vehicles towed from their lot will be taken to Don's Auto Barn in New Woodstock, NY (315-662-7124). Don's charges a minimum towing fee of $135 and an additional storage fee of $30 for each day a vehicle remains in their storage yard.
  • Sullivan Street Apartments
    • All 15 of the parking spaces in the 9 Sullivan Street Apartments parking lot are reserved for the exclusive use of those students that have purchased Resident Student Premium Parking hang tags for those spaces. No other student or visitor vehicles are permitted to park in those spaces at any time for any reason. Student vehicles that only have a regular parking permit, or visitor's vehicles, are NOT permitted to park at any time in any premium parking space for any length of time or for any reason. The holders of Premium Parking Permits are not permitted to "loan out" their hang tag for use by any other vehicle, or, in the absence of the vehicle that has the Premium Parking Permit, allow any other vehicles to park in any Premium Parking spaces. There is no parking at any time for any vehicles (except College vehicles) in any area that is not specifically marked as a parking space (i.e., along the parking lot curb line, on grass or dirt, or in the driveway or by the trees at the entrance to the parking lot).
  • 3 Sullivan Street (Admissions)
    • All of the parking spaces behind the Admissions office are reserved for employee and Admissions visitor parking only. No student vehicles are permitted to park in those spaces at any time for any reason.
  • Reisman Hall ("A & D")
    • All of the parking spaces in the small parking lot next to Reisman Hall office are reserved for employee and College vehicles only. No student vehicles are permitted to park in those spaces at any time for any reason. As with all designated Handicap Parking spaces on campus, a vehicle must display a current and valid government issued Handicap Parking license plate or hang tag in order to park in the single handicap parking space in that lot. A student with a current and valid government issued Handicap Parking license plate or hang tag may use the Handicap Parking space in that lot upon obtaining prior permission from Campus Safety.
  • Health Center
    • All of the parking spaces in the Health Center parking lot are normally reserved for employee and College vehicles only, but may also be utilized on certain occasions by designated persons ONLY by specific prior permission of Campus Safety. No other student or visitor vehicles are permitted to park in those spaces at any time for any reason, except by specific prior permission of Campus Safety. A student with a current and valid government issued Handicap Parking license plate or hang tag may use the Handicap Parking spaces in that lot upon obtaining prior permission from Campus Safety.
  • Missio Baptist Church
    • The Missio Baptist Church at 7 Seminary St is directly next door to Hubbard Hall. The driveway between the church and Hubbard Hall ("Church Alley") is church property, and it is in daily use by a resident who parks her vehicle in the garage at the back of the church. Due to repeated past instances where the driveway has been made impassible to her by both students and employees parking there, students and employees are not permitted to park their vehicles there at any time for any reason.
  • Village Suites (43 ½ Albany Street)
    • All of the student parking spaces behind Village Suites are reserved for the exclusive use of those students that have purchased Resident Student Premium Parking hang tags for those spaces. The remainder of the parking spaces are reserved for tenants of property owned and managed by Empire Management of CNY, Inc. - do not park in spaces marked "EMC." No other student or visitor vehicles are permitted to park in those spaces at any time for any reason. Student vehicles that only have a regular parking permit, or visitor's vehicles, are NOT permitted to park at any time in any premium parking space for any length of time or for any reason. The holders of Premium Parking Permits are not permitted to "loan out" their hang tag for use by any other vehicle, or, in the absence of the vehicle that has the Premium Parking Permit, allow any other vehicles to park in any Premium Parking spaces.
  • Jephson Campus
    • All of the parking spaces in the Jephson Campus ("South Campus") parking lot are reserved for student, employee and College vehicles only. Students, including commuter students, who have Resident Student or Commuting Student permits may only park at Jephson Campus until 11 p.m. Special extended parking hours are available at Jephson Campus during the two week period coinciding with mid-terms, Finals, and the Fashion Show. Such special extended parking hours will coincide with the hours that students are permitted to be in Jephson A and Jephson B during those periods of time.
  • Catherine Cummings Theatre
    • The parking spaces along the south wall of the Theatre (the side closest to Albany Street) are reserved for College employees at all times.
  • Hubbard Hall (Dining Hall) Loading dock driveway
    • All parking spaces in the Loading Dock driveway off of Sullivan Street (the driveway between Farber Hall and Shove Hall) are reserved at all times for College vehicles, vendors, and employees. No student or visitor vehicles are allowed to park in those spaces, or in the driveway itself, at any time or for any reason, unless specific prior approval has been granted by Campus Safety or Dining Services. This driveway is considered to be a fire lane for use by the Fire Department, Police, and EMS to gain access to Hubbard Hall and the Dining Hall / kitchen. Any vehicles found to be blocking or obstructing the full access and use of the driveway will be towed without warning.
  • Williams Hall Loading Dock driveway (off Lincklaen Street)
    • The loading dock driveway located off of Lincklaen Street next to Williams Hall is reserved at all times for College and employee vehicles.
  • Library / Eckel Hall loading dock driveway
    • The loading dock driveway located off of Lincklaen Street next to Eckel Hall is reserved at all times for College and employee vehicles.
  • 41 Lincklaen Street (ICT)
    • The driveway located next to 41 Lincklaen Street (ICT) is reserved at all times for College and employee vehicles.
  • 47 Lincklaen Street (Office of Communications)
    • The parking area off of Nickerson Street next to 47 Lincklaen Street is reserved at all times for College and employee vehicles.

Village of Cazenovia Parking Regulations

The Village of Cazenovia Police Department strictly enforces all parking laws on village streets. The Village streets surrounding the campus are as follows; Sullivan Street, Nickerson Street, Liberty Street, Lincklaen Street, Seminary Street, and Albany Street (Route 20). If you park your vehicle on these village streets, pay careful attention to any parking regulation signs. Regulations and time limits do vary from one location to another

Please be aware that any vehicle left parked on a village street between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. at any time during the year may be ticketed. Additionally, during the winter months, any vehicle left on a village street between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. may be towed without warning. Any vehicle towed by the police is also towed to Don's Auto Barn and the same fees for Don's apply as previously noted in the section regarding parking at St. James Church.

If you park illegally on a village street and receive a ticket, the fines range from $10.00 to $75.00. All fines will double, and an additional fee of $25.00 may be assessed, if parking tickets are not paid or contested within 10 days of the date of the violation. The Village Court may assess an additional fine of double the original ticket fine, plus a $50.00 late fee, if a parking ticket is not paid or contested within 30 days of the violation. Any tickets not paid or contested after 30 days may result in immobilization or towing of the violator's vehicle by the Village of Cazenovia Police Department.

If you have any questions about parking on campus, contact Campus Safety at 315-655-7199, or via e-mail at allcampussafety@cazenovia.edu . You can also contact the Village of Cazenovia Police Department at 315-655-3276 about parking regulations on village streets.