Vehicle Registration and Parking

The motor vehicle registration and parking program at the University of Sioux Falls is designed to provide parking areas for faculty, staff, students and visitors with the following criteria:

  • Safe campus parking areas on or near the University
  • Use of available parking space designed to best serve others

Visitor Parking

Visitors are welcome to park on campus free of charge. To receive a guest parking permit, contact the office or department you are visiting and request a guest parking permit. The University apologizes for ticketing guests visiting our campus and encourages you to bring the ticket to the department you visited or the Campus Safety and Security Office.

Employee and Student Parking

Employees and students must register all motor vehicles intended to be parked on campus, and parking permits must be displayed at all times per the directions on the permit. There is no parking fee for employees or students to park on campus; however, replacement permits cost $25 per permit. Employees and students' vehicles parked in areas not designated for them to park may be ticketed and, in some cases, towed at the owners' expense.

How do I register my vehicle?
Visit MyUSF and search "parking" to find the links to manage your vehicles and view/request parking permits.
Where can I park?
Vehicles should be parked in University parking lots marked with signs indicating colors (purple or silver) corresponding to the color of the permit they are assigned. Vehicles not parked in the appropriate parking lots and spaces, not registered or properly displaying current parking permits, as explained on the back of the permits, or violating parking policies in any way may be ticketed or towed at the owners' expense.

Parking Permit Information for 2014-15

Student Parking Permits

Undergraduate and graduate students must register their vehicles each academic year. A Vehicle Registration Form must be completely filled out and submitted to receive a parking permit.

Graduate Assistant Parking Permits

Graduate Assistants must register their vehicles each academic year. A Vehicle Registration Form must be completely filled out and submitted to receive a parking permit.

Full-time Employees and Emeritus Parking Permits

Full-time employees who wish to park on campus must register their vehicles during the start of their employment with the University. A Vehicle Registration Form must be completely filled out and submitted to receive a parking permit. Employees must turn their parking permit into Human Resources at the end of their full-time employment at the University. All vehicles not registered or displaying current parking permits may be ticketed or towed at the owners' expense. Full-time employee parking permits will NOT display a date since the permits can be used each year for as long as the employees are employed full-time with the University. Failure to display current parking permits or displaying permits from past years may result in parking fines.

Adjunct Instructors, Part-time Employees and Contract Employees Parking Permits

Part-time employees or contract workers (i.e., Aramark) who wish to park on campus must register their vehicles each academic year. A Vehicle Registration Form must be completely filled out and submitted to receive parking permits. All vehicles not registered or displaying current parking permits may be ticketed or towed at the owners' expense.

Parking Violations

All vehicles not parking in the appropriate parking lots or spaces, not registered or properly displaying current parking permits, as explained on the back of the permits, or violating parking policies in any way may be ticketed or towed at the owners' expense. Parking tickets will be delivered by email or paper notification on vehicle. Parking violations vary between $25 and $100, depending on the violation. Failure to pay parking tickets may result in additional charges. Misuse of visitor parking permits or special students or guest parking permits by University employees may also result in tickets or other fines.

Appeal of Motor Vehicle Violation

Appeal of tickets may be done by following the directions on the email or ticket. Appeal of tickets is welcome; however, frivolous parking appeals will be dismissed by the University. Appeal of tickets for vehicles parked in handicap spaces, fire lanes or specifically reserved spaces will not be considered. Student appeals are reviewed by Campus Safety and Security and Human Resources, while all other appeals are reviewed by Human Resources.