Parking

SAFETY FIRST! Always remember to keep your vehicle locked at all times and never leave valuables in sight.

 

Parking Permits at Carroll College

Parking permits and vehicle registration is required for most parking areas on campus during the Academic Year. 

Students
Carroll students taking 6 or more credits receive a parking permit as part of thier tuition and fees.  Permits are required to park on campus and can be reserved through our online system by clicking on the Order permit or pay/appeal a fine link above.  You will need your 7-digit Carroll ID number, Carroll email address and vehicle license plate information to obtain a permit as well as make, model and year of your vehicle.  You will need to create an account or login to your existing account.  Once your permit is ordered, you will receive an email letting you know that you can pick up your permit.

If you are not a Carroll student taking 6 or more credits, the cost of a parking permit is $100 for the academic year.  You can purchase a permit through our online system by clicking on the Order permit or pay/appeal a fine link above.  You will need your 7-digit Carroll ID number, Carroll emaill address and vehicle license plate information to obtain a permit as well as make, model and year of your vehicle.  You will need to create an account or login to your existing account. If you would like to pay with cash or check, you can do so at the Business Office.  Once your permit is purchased, you will receive an email letting you know that you can pick up your permit.

Employees
Please click on the Order permit or pay/appeal a fine link above to reserve your parking permit for the year.  You will need your 7-digit Carroll ID number, Carroll email address and vehicle license plate information to obtain a permit as well as make, model and year of your vehicle.  You will need to create an account or login to your existing account.  Once your permit is ordered, you will receive an email letting you know that you can pick up your permit.  All faculty and staff will be held responsible for any citations received.

PLEASE NOTE - - Permits provides you with the privilege of parking on campus, but do not guarantee a parking space.  Parking permits will NOT be limited to the number of parking spaces on campus.


Parking Regulations at Carroll College

Overview

These regulations are designed to foster the responsible and safe use of vehicles and parking lots at Carroll College. Students and employees are expected to familiarize themselves with all vehicle use and parking regulations. As parking on campus is a privilege and not a right, failure to comply with Carroll vehicle use and parking regulations may result in fines, towing, wheel-locking, or denial of parking privileges. Carroll College assumes no responsibility for any vehicle or its contents while operated or parked on campus. Carroll College has a limited number of parking spaces available on college property for students and employees.

Students and employees are encouraged to review the parking map.

Registration of Vehicles

All students and employees must register any motor vehicle to be used on campus by signing up for a parking permit for their vehicle and displaying the permit from the rear view mirror.  Parking permits can be reserved through the Parking Office or online by clicking on the Order permit or pay/appeal a fine link above at the beginning of each academic year.  Registration is not considered complete until the rear view mirror hanger is in place.  The parking permit ceases to be valid when a student or employee is no longer enrolled or employed at Carroll College. 

Use of Vehicle

  1. All State laws, City ordinances and College regulations will be enforced on all Carroll College property.
  2. The speed limit on campus streets and parking lots is 15 mph.
  3. Vehicles are restricted to designated roadways. Vehicles driven on any grassed area or non-designated roads on campus will be cited for reckless driving and subject to fines and restitution.
  4. Motorcycles, motorized cars and bicycles must be operated in a responsible manner on campus streets and parking lots. No wheeled vehicles are to be driven on any grassed area on campus with the exception of emergency vehicles, Facilities vehicles and carts used by Athletic Training.

Parking of Vehicle

  1. Vehicles must have a permit visible hanging from the rear view mirror. 
  2. Vehicles must be parked in such a way that they do not occupy more than one space. Violators will be ticketed.
  3. Vehicles must not be parked in fire lanes, crosswalks, handicapped parking slots, or in areas marked with yellow curbing, or parked the wrong direction from the flow of traffic. The College reserves the right to assess fines, use a wheel lock, or tow and impound vehicles at the owner’s risk and expense.
  4. Vehicles that are parked in an unloading zone must have their hazard lights on and are limited to 15 minutes.
  5. Vehicles may only park in a service drive if the vehicle is a service vehicle or Facilities vehicle.
  6. Parking for motorcycles must be in automobile parking slots. Parking for bicycles is limited to designated areas.
  7. Parking spaces for large trucks, camper trailers and pickup campers that extend beyond the dimensions of the vehicle are provided only in the north lot of the PE Center on a temporary basis, no longer than one week with approval of the Director of Athletics.
  8. Any vehicle parked so as to constitute a hazard or interfere with college operations may be towed away and impounded at the owner’s risk and expense.
  9. Parking Decals are NOT transferable between vehicles.
  10. Hunthausen Way Parking may be limited to daytime parking during the winter for snow removal. 

Parking Lots

Student Parking
Student Parking Lots are provided throughout the Carroll College campus. Students are required to register their vehicles and obtain a permit through our online system.  There is no additional cost for the permit for students taking 6 or more credits, but students must have a permit to park on campus.  Student permits provides you with the privilege of parking on campus, but does not guarantee a parking space.  Student permits will NOT be limited to the number of parking spaces designated for student parking.  Student Parking areas are reserved 24-hours a day, 7 days a week for students and are never open to visitor parking. 

Faculty/Staff Employee Parking
Faculty/Staff parking lots and Reserved Parking spaces are provided throughout the Carroll College campus. Faculty and staff are required to register their vehicles and obtain a permit through our online system. Faculty/Staff Parking Lots are reserved for Faculty and Staff from 7:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday.  Evenings after 5:00pm and on the weekends, students and visitors are welcome to park in any of the Faculty/Staff Lots. Vehicles registered to students that are parked in Faculty/Staff Lots between the hours of 7:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, will be ticketed, and may be wheel-locked or towed and impounded at the owner’s risk and expense.

Campus Center Pay Parking Lot
The east side of the Campus Center Pay Lot is reserved for hourly-metered parking from 7:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday at .25 per hour.  Parking Permits are not honored in this area, students and employees will be ticketed if they park on the east side of this lot during business hours if they have not purchased time from the meter.  The west side of the Campus Center Pay Lot is reserved for Faculty/Staff parking on week days.  After 5:00pm and on the weekends, the entire Campus Center Pay Lot will be available without charge, unless reserved for event parking.

PE Center/HAC Parking Lots
The PE Center/HAC Parking Lots are open lots and do not require a permit to park.  In order to provide parking for events that are held in the PE Center or Nelson Stadium, vehicles will periodically be asked to be removed from these lots.  Vehicles not moved for events will be ticketed and may be wheel-locked or towed and impounded at the owner’s risk and expense.  All campers, trailers or RV's must get prior approval to park in this lot from the Director of Athletics.  

Corette Library Student  Parking Lot
The Corette Library Student Parking Lot is available for daytime parking only (with a permit) from 7:00am to Midnight.  No overnight parking is allowed in this lot.  

Reserved Parking

Parking in Employee Reserved Parking spaces is limited to those individuals assigned to those parking spaces. Reserved parking is from 7:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday whenever the campus is open, except those spaces marked 24-hours. Please note, there are some days when school is not in session but the campus is open (such as fall and spring break, parts of winter break, summer, etc.), in which these spaces are still reserved for their designated employee.  Others are not allowed to park in areas reserved for employees during business hours. Vehicles registered to students that are parked in Employee Reserved Parking spaces will be ticketed, and may be wheel-locking or towed and impounded at the owner’s risk and expense.

Reserved Visitor Parking

Reserved Visitor Parking slots are not for student or employee parking.
Visitor parking slots are reserved for visitors to campus from 7:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.  You can find designated Visitor Parking spaces on the east side of O’Connell Hall.  Visitor parking is also allowed during the business day in the Campus Center Pay Lot (with hourly rate charge) or in the PE Center/HAC parking Lots, free of charge.  Visitors to campus may also secure a day pass to park in designated lots. Trailers parked in the PE Center/HAC parking Lots must receive permission from the Director of Athletics.  Vehicles that are found violating this policy will be ticketed, and may be wheel-locked or towed and impounded at the owner’s risk and expense.

Visitor parking is alllowed outside of the business day, without a permit, in any of the Faculty/Staff Employee Parking Lots and the Campus Center Pay Lot from 5:00pm to 7:00am, Monday through Thursday, and from 5:00pm on Friday through 7:00am on Monday.  Student Parking areas are reserved 24-hours a day, 7 days a week for students and are never open to visitor parking. 

Night and Weekend Parking

Parking is allowed outside of the business day, without a permit, in any of the “F/S” Employee Parking Lots, and the Campus Center Pay Lot from 5:00pm to 7:00am, Monday through Thursday, and from 5:00pm on Friday through 7:00am on Monday. Parking areas requiring an “S” Lot Permit are reserved 24-hours a day, 7 days a week and are never open to visitor parking.  The PE Center/HAC parking Lots are open 24/7 for parking without a permit.

Event Parking

Students and employees may be requested to remove their vehicles from designated parking lots to provide special event parking on campus. For example, event parking is offered for home football games and all vehicles must be cleared from all PE Center Parking Lots by posted times on Friday prior to a home game. Event parking may also be requested for the Campus Center Parking Lot. Failure to remove a vehicle for event parking will result in the vehicle being towed and impounded at the owner’s risk and expense.

Loading or Unloading Vehicles

Vehicles that are temporarily parked next to a building in order to load or unload a vehicle must use their hazard lights or the vehicle will be ticketed. Loading Zone parking is only allowed to up to 15 minutes before the vehicle is required to be moved.   

15 Minute Parking Spaces

15 Minute Parking Spaces are reserved for 15 minute parking 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Vehicles will be ticketed if in the spots longer than 15 minutes.

Vehicle/Parking Violations

Violation of any of Carroll College's Vehicle Use and Parking Regulations may result in fines, wheel-locking, or towing and impounding the vehicle at the owner’s risk and expense, and disciplinary action.  

Vehicle/Parking Fines

To support responsible use of a vehicle and campus parking, the first five vehicle or parking fines during an academic year will be issued at the posted amounts. Tickets numbering six through ten during the academic year will be issued at the amount of $50 per ticket. The occurrence of an eleventh ticket during an academic year (August-May) may result in the loss of parking privileges on campus for the remainder of the academic year and possibly permanent loss of parking privileges. The lack of a ticket on your vehicle does not constitute  you not having to pay your fine.  The posted amounts for the first five tickets issued during an academic year are:

OffenseMinimum Amount
Incorrect Lot$20
No Permit or Failure to Register Vehicle$30
Illegal Parking  (Violations of law, parking/driving on grass or sidewalk, parking the wrong direction, etc)$30
DMV Check to Identify Vehicle$30
Any Ticket After 5th Ticket$50
Reckless Driving$50 
Falsifying or Altering Permit$50
Towing$50 + all towing costs 
Parking in Emergency Fire Lanes$50 
Unauthorized Handicapped Parking$100
Blocking Emergency Vehicles$200+

Parking Ticket Appeals

The driver of a vehicle may file an appeal if they beleive they were cited in error.  Parking ticket appeals must be submitted via the parking website, by email through parking@carroll.edu, or by calling 406-447-4404 within 5 days of the time the ticket is issued. Minimum fines assessed may be increased or additional disciplinary action may be imposed by the College depending on the severity of the situation.  The following circumstances are NOT considered to be a valid case for an appeal:

  • Lack of legal parking spaces - we do not guarantee parking spaces on campus.
  • Lack of convenient parking spaces
  • You were running late
  • Failure to observe clearly posted signs 
  • Failure to observe posted parking regulations on this web page
  • Lack of funds to pay the fine

 

Abandoned Vehicles

Unregistered or abandoned vehicles are not allowed on the Carroll College campus. If your vehicle becomes disabled at any time, please contact the Parking Office at 406-447-4404 to make arrangements. Abandoned vehicles will be towed at owner’s expense.