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Parking Permits

The University of Sioux Falls offers parking permits to all current students, faculty and staff.  All vehicles must be registered annually and a new parking permit must be received each year. A vehicle registration form must be completely filled out in order to receive a permit. All vehicles not registered or displaying a current parking permit maybe be ticketed and/or towed.

Students will receive their permits as they go through Validation at the beginning of the academic year.  After Validation, students may visit Campus Security in the library to receive a permit.

Employees will receive their permits at the Fall Faculty/Staff Meeting.  After that, they will need to visit Campus Security in the Mears Library to receive a permit.

Visit MyUSF and search "parking" to find the links to manage your vehicles and view/request parking permits.

Parking Regulations

Automobiles may be parked on campus only if they have a current parking permit clearly displayed.  Vehicles should be parked in lots marked with colors corresponding to the color of the permit.

  • 2014-2015 Student PURPLE
  • 2014-2015 Faculty and Staff SILVER

Other signs indicate special parking spaces, specifically reserved for Resident Directors, individuals with disabilities, University-owned vehicles and the US Postmaster.  Unauthorized vehicles parked in these areas are subject to ticketing and or towing.

Parking in reserved spaces, or parking in any “permit required” lot without a permit is considered a parking violation.

Improper parking includes:

  • Blocking sidewalks
  • Traffic lanes
  • Fire lanes
  • Loading zones
  • Driveways
  • Using more than one parking space
  • Parking in a spot that is not a designated parking space.
  • Blocking other vehicles or parking backward in spaces.

Parking tickets will be given out to those violating the parking regulations as defined above.  Some common violations and fines include but are not limited to:

  • Parking in a fire lane   $100.00
  • Parking in a handicap space   $100.00
  • Other Offenses   $25.00

*Along with the parking fines a vehicle may also be subject to towing.  All fire lane and parking areas are marked in accordance with city and state codes.

Parking Tickets

Students must pay their parking tickets in the Business Office. If the ticket remains unpaid after 30 days, it will be charged to the student’s account. Other individuals (who are not students) who receive tickets should contact the Business Office to arrange payment. If you feel a ticket was received in error or you would like to dispute the ticket received, please contact Campus Security (located in the Mears Library, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 331-6591).

Visitor Parking

Visitor parking spots are available in the parking lot between the Mears Library and Glidden Hall (Walts & 22nd), on the west side of the Patterson Hall parking lot, and on the west side of the Cleveland parking lot.

Guest Parking Passes

Guest parking passes are available in the Campus Security office for parents or friends coming to campus to visit, to transact business, or for those attending a conference on campus.