Motor Vehicle Regulations
- The operation and parking of a motor vehicle on the property of SBU is a privilege
granted to the students, faculty, staff and guests of the University.
- SBU reserves the right to make and enforce regulations which are deemed to be in the
best interests of the University.
- Motor vehicle privileges may be denied, suspended or revoked by the University.
- The University assumes no responsibility for the safety, care or protection of any
vehicle parked or operated on campus.
- All motor vehicle regulations are subject to enforcement 24 hours per day, 365 days
- Motor vehicles include, but are not limited to, any form of transportation that makes
use of a motor. Motorized wheelchairs are not included in this category.
- Any special arrangements for parking must be made in advance with the department of
safety and security to avoid tickets.
- It is the driver's responsibility to be familiar with these regulations.
- All vehicles operated or parked on University property must display a current SBU
- Each member of the University community who operates a vehicle on campus is required
to register that vehicle, one per academic year, with the department of safety and
security. It is the personal responsibility of the owner to notify the department
of safety and security of any corrections that need to be made concerning vehicles
registered in his/her name.
- The registration of a vehicle in no way guarantees that a parking space convenient
for the individual will be provided. The responsibility for finding a legal parking
space rests with the vehicle operator.
- Lost or stolen permits should be reported to the department of safety and security
- The first permit issued is free (starting in fall 2012); additional permits and replacements
are $20 each unless the permit is faulty.
- Permits are the responsibility of the registrant and must be removed prior to the
sale of a vehicle or the termination of a student's enrollment at the University.
Permits are nontransferable to any other person.
- Permits should be displayed in the vehicle's rear window on the driver's side. A permit
may be displayed in the front driver's side windshield if the vehicle has tinted windows.
Classes of Permits
- Faculty/Staff (Purple) - allows for parking in reserved faculty/staff parking spaces
- Commuter (Green) - allows for parking in all general parking areas and the commuter
- On-Campus (Red) - allows for parking in all non-reserved parking spaces
- Temporary permits - issued as needed to regular permit holders, visitors or guests
in special conditions
- Visitor - issued to people who frequent the campus but are not students or employees
of the University
- Wellness Member Permits may be obtained from the Meyer Wellness Center office for
Wellness Center members.
- Vehicles should be operated in a prudent and careful manner at all times.
- The speed limit on campus streets is 20 m.p.h. All parking lots are 5 m.p.h.
- Pedestrians shall be given the right of way at all times.
- Resident hall lots are open to all permits from 6 a.m. - 2 a.m. each day. Resident
hall lots are reserved for residents between 2 a.m. - 6 a.m.
- All faculty/staff and housekeeping spaces are reserved from 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
- The Mabee Chapel Commuter Parking Lot is reserved for commuter permits from 6 a.m.
- 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
- Maintenance and Resident Director parking spaces are reserved 24 hours per day, 7
days per week, and are strictly enforced.
- Visitor parking should only be used by visitors of SBU. These parking spaces do require
a visitor's permit. Visitors should register their vehicles with the department of
safety and security and display the SBU visitor permit as instructed.
- All vehicles must park in marked parking spaces.
- No vehicles shall be operated or parked on sidewalks or grassy areas.
- Vehicles shall not emit loud, obnoxious or unreasonable noise or music. VIolators
may be ticketed for repeated violations.
- Students will be provided with a one-week grace period in which to reigster their
vehicles at the beginning of the fall semester.
- Students using abusive, argumentative or threatening language toward and safety and
security officer who is performing his/her duties in accordance with these regulations
will be referred to the Office of Student Life for disciplinary action.
Violations and fines
Fines will be posted to whomever the vehicle was last registered whether or not that
person owns the vehicle. Fines may be paid at the cashier's office in the Sells Administrative
- No current permit displayed - $30
- Failure to register - $30
- Use of counterfeit or falsified permit - $30
- Use of stolen or falsely obtained permit - $50
- Parking in reserved space - $30
- Parking in restricted lot - $30
- Parking in a grassy or unmarked area - $30
- Double parking/obstructing traffic - $30
- Parking in fire lane - $50
- Parking in disabled space without disabled hangtag or plate - $50
- Fradulent use of disabled space - $50
- Careless and imprudent driving - $30
- Speeding - $30
- Failure to stop at stop sign - $30
- Moving barricades/going beyond limits of barricades - $30
- Operating a vehicle on areas other than streets or roadways - $30
- Mutilation or discarding of a ticket (in addition to original ticket) - $30
- Excessive noise - $30
Vehicles may be issued one ticket in a 24 hour period for a parking or permit violation,
provided the vehicle is not moved.
- If a student feels that a protest against a ticket is justified, an appeal with a
full explanation may be submitted to the department of safety and security at the
- All appeals must be submitted within 10 working days following the ticketed offense.
Appeals will not be accepted after the 10 day period and charges will be final.
- All ticket appeals are reviewed by the Student Ticket Appeals Committee. Ruling of
this committee is final and no further appeals will be accepted.
- Inability to locate a legal parking space is not an acceptable excuse for violation
of these regulations.
Bicycles improperly parked for a period of 24 hours may be impounded. Bicycles parked
legally at an academic building for a continuous period of 2 weeks will be considered
abandoned and may be impounded. (Note: Locking devices may be cut and removed as necessary
during impounding.) Impounded bicycles may be claimed and released for a fine of $10.00.
Bicycles not claimed by September 1 of each year will be disposed.
- There are to be no wheeled vehicles in the academic buildings. This includes skateboards,
roller skates, roller blades, unicycles and bicycles.
- Bicycles shall yield the right of way to pedestrians at all times.
- Bicycles are to be parked in or immediately adjacent to the bicycle racks provided.
Bikes are not to be parked in grass, sidewalks and academic buildings. Bikes may be
stored in a dorm room.
- Bicycles may not be secured to any property other than designated bicycle racks.
- Vehicles and bicycles should be locked when on campus.
- Do not leave valuables in open places inside vehicles.
- Any crimes occurring on University property should be reported to the department of
safety and security as soon as possible.
For further information pertaining to Motor Vehicle or Bicycle Regulations, contact
the department of safety and security at 520 W. Aldrich Rd, Bolivar MO 65613, (417)
328-1556 or safety@SBUniv.edu.