OP-C-6 UNIVERSITY PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
Rule 6C2-2.009, F.A.C., Florida State University Parking & Traffic Regulations
To specify the methods and responsibilities for the administration of the University Parking Program.
Each student, faculty, and staff member of Florida State University and representatives of commercial concerns, driving or parking a vehicle on University property, will be required to obtain a parking permit and abide by the driving and parking regulations stated in this procedure and in the references specified above. (A copy of the Rules and Regulations may be obtained from the Parking Services Office, Doak Campbell Stadium). All regulations embodied in the Statutes of the State of Florida and in the Ordinances of the City of Tallahassee that govern and regulate vehicular traffic are applicable to and will be enforced on the Florida State University campus.
The University Parking Services Advisory Committee serves in an advisory capacity for issues impacting the main campus parking services program.
A. PARKING PERMITS
- 1. Each motor vehicle must display a valid FSU parking permit prior to parking the vehicle on University property with the exception of meters or toll spaces.
2. Permits may be purchased at Student Financial Services, University Center A-1500.
3. Annual Parking permits for students expire on August 31st of each year. Multiple year permits for faculty and staff are payroll deducted on a year-round basis. The permits are to be affixed to the motor vehicle and displayed in accordance with the instructions.
4. Ten (10) temporary 1-day parking permits will be issued to the registered owner at no charge during each academic year if their original permit is unavailable. If the responsible party exceeds the ten (10) temporary permit limit within the academic year, they must purchase additional days at the applicable rate or request and purchase a replacement permit.
B. VISITOR PERMITS
Visitors to the University may park in metered parking spaces located throughout campus or purchase a daily or semester "V" permit. Guests making prior arrangements with the host department may be issued temporary permits to park in student and faculty/staff facilities if required. The host department must request permits from the Parking Services Office in writing at least two days prior to the visit.
C. PARKING CITATIONS Those persons found to be in violation of parking regulations may be given citations by parking patrollers and University police officers. The citation form contains information pertinent to the citation, including a fee schedule. The recipient of an FSU citation may take one of the courses of action specified below.
D. DISPOSITION OF UNIVERSITY PARKING CITATIONS
Persons wishing to pay the fine may do so at the Student Financial Services Office, University Center A-1500 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or mail payment to the specified address on the citation, or utilize the locked drop boxes located at the Student Financial Services' Office or in front of the Woodward Avenue Parking Garage.
Persons wishing to contest a citation shall, within ten (10) calendar days from the date on which the citation was issued, notify Parking and Transportation Services of his/her intent to contest. Citations may be appealed in person at the Parking and Transportation Services Office, by written appeal, or via the on-line appeal form on the Parking web site.
Persons taking no action within ten (10) calendar days of issuance of the parking citation will have their fine amount matured to its maximum level, will be turned over to the University Controller for collection, and will be subject to further collections actions including, but not limited to immobilization of vehicle (3 or more outstanding citations or standing citations totaling $50.00 or more), and involuntary payroll deduction (Rule 6C2-2.002 F.A.C.).
E. EMPLOYEE BUS RIDERSHIP PROGRAM
As of July 2008, Florida State University’s transportation contract with StarMetro includes the provision for current FSU employees to ride any StarMetro bus citywide anytime without charge by displaying their valid FSU Identification Card.
- 1. Seminole Express Bus Service – these are the core buses providing students and employees with transportation within the FSU boundaries as well as traveling into the heavily student populated areas within the surrounding community. No identification is required to ride these buses.
2. Tallahassee Bus Service – current employees may ride any regular StarMetro bus by displaying their valid FSU Identification Card.
This program does NOT apply to the shuttle bus (known as the Spirit Express Shuttle) between Doak Campbell Stadium and the Tallahassee and Leon County Civic Center operated on football game day.
F. FIREARMS AND OTHER WEAPONS IN VEHICLES; ON UNIVERSITY PROPERTY IN GENERAL
Firearms and other weapons may not be carried in vehicles parked on University property. This is consistent with Florida Law including “The Preservation and Protection of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms in Motor Vehicles Act of 2008” also known as the “Take Your Gun to Work” law. Furthermore, firearms or other weapons, as defined by law, may not be in an employee’s, student’s or Faculty’s possession while on University property. The complete policy may be viewed at OP-C-14.
Authorization for Payroll Deduction
Departmental Request for Special Permit
Parking Violations Appeal
Parking Violations Appeals Board
Special Events Parking
Stop Payroll Deduction