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Motor Vehicle Regulations

Parking Rules and Regulations

General Information

Parking decals are obtained by going online and accessing Public Safety page from the website. Go to the Parking tab from the sidebar and click onto "Vehicle Registration". Follow the prompts to complete the registration form. All requested information must be entered to complete the vehicle registration.

All individuals are required to provide a valid state issued vehicle registration card and cell phone number (for contact in case of an emergency) to register a motor vehicle. A vehicle registration form must be signed prior to receiving a parking decal or permit. By signing, the owner/operator agrees to comply with all Lycoming College Motor Vehicle Rules and Regulations and assumes responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained on the registration form. An abridged copy of the rules and regulations will be provided along with the issued decal or permit. For details and clarifications on Rules and Regulations, see the Parking Section under the Department of Public Safety Webpage. The Department of Public Safety reserves the right to revoke faculty, staff, student and visitor parking privileges for repeat violations of this policy, for providing false or inaccurate information on the Motor Vehicle Registration Form or altering any issued permits without prior notification and authorization from a supervising member of the Department of Public Safety.

Decals or permits may only be displayed on the vehicle listed on the registration form. A student may transfer a permit to a new vehicle for free by returning the decal to the Public Safety Office and filling out a new registration form to obtain a new decal. No one is permitted to loan, resell, alter or otherwise permit use of a decal or permit on another vehicle. Upper class students are not permitted to register vehicles for students of lower class standings. Permits are issued by color, based on class standing and are coded to designated parking areas as indicated on the parking map. Faculty/Staff is Navy Blue, Parkhurst is coded Black, Junior/Senior and Commuter are coded Red, Sophomore is coded Blue, First Year is coded Yellow.  Upperclassmen may park in underclassmen lots. Obtaining a parking permit does not guarantee a parking space. Space within each designated area by those registered and authorized is available on a first-come-first- served basis.

Parking Rules and Regulations


  • Vehicles must be in operable condition and maintain current state issued registration and required inspections while on college property. Any inoperable vehicle or vehicle in severe disrepair must be removed promptly. A vehicle's condition does not excuse compliance with any parking rule or regulation.
  • Parking Decals must be properly displayed on the left side of the rear bumper so as to be easily visible. Visitor and Temp permits must be displayed on the driver side of the dashboard with vehicle information facing up and visible from the outside.
  • Vehicles must be in a designated parking space between painted lines.

Restricted Parking Areas

  • Regardless of the day or time, all student vehicles must be parked in designated student lots.
  • Visitor spaces are reserved 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for business visitors to the College.
  • Faculty and Staff spaces are reserved 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Students may park in Skeath Staff, Lot, Wesley Staff Section, and the AC Parking Lot from 5PM to 7AM daily.
  • Handicapped spaces are reserved for vehicles properly identified with state issued handicapped placards or plates. Limited authorization for on campus handicapped parking may be obtained from the Director of Public Safety for medical necessity. Temporary parking in handicapped spaces for loading/unloading is prohibited.
  • Parking on College Place is restricted unless otherwise authorized by the Director of Public Safety. Vehicles may stop to load/unload for a period of time not exceeding 15 minutes provided the emergency flashers are activated.
  • Vehicles may not park in service lanes or areas blocking sidewalks, drives or in any manner that interferes with the normal operation of the College.
  • Vehicles may not park or operate over any landscaped, grassy areas or pedestrian walkways.
  • Vehicles must be removed from any temporary reserved area in a timely manner as directed by Public Safety.

Temporary Permits

  • Temporary Parking Permits are available for students and visitors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the Public Safety Office.
  • Temporary Parking Permits may be issued for a maximum of 14 days per year for students who have not purchased an annual parking decal.
  • Students requesting Temporary Parking Permits in an effort to circumvent the proper registration process may have their parking privileges suspended or revoked.


  • Overnight student guest must be registered. Guest registration are obtained by going online and accessing Public Safety page from the website. Go to the Current Students tab from the sidebar and click onto "Guest Registration". Follow the prompts to complete the registration form. All requested information must be entered to complete the guest registration. By completing the guest registration, the host student agrees to comply with all Lycoming College Rules and Regulations and assumes responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained on the registration form.
  • Student hosts must come to Public Safety to get the visitor's parking pass.
  • Student visitors may only park in the Purple coded parking lots.
  • All parking fines assessed to visitor's vehicle will be posted to the host's student account.
  • The host will be held financially responsible for violations committed by their visitor. Parking appeals for violations from student guests will not be accepted without an identified host signature.
  • Visitors to the Admissions or Athletics offices may obtain permits from those offices.

Snow Emergency

  • If the College remains open, all parking regulations remain in effect.
  • If the College closes, all parking regulations remain in effect.
  • Vehicles may be required to move temporarily to allow for snow removal. Failure to abide may result in a fine.
  • Vehicle owners are responsible for freeing their own vehicles from accumulated snow, including snow piled from plowing. A shovel may be obtained at the Public Safety Office by presenting and leaving a College ID.
  • During City Snow Emergencies, all vehicles must be removed from Washington Blvd. and Franklin St., as required by City Code.


The Public Safety Office will provide an escort from any parking lot to any destination on campus. Please contact the Public Safety Office in advance of parking to enhance safety and minimize delay.

Closed Circuit Surveillance cameras have been installed in the Basin, Mulberry, Ross, Skeath, Wesley, Rec. Center, Lynn, and Commons parking lots. The video is not actively monitored; but rather, is accessible on an archival basis for 15 or more days.

Parking Lot Restrictions

  • First-Year/Sophomore (Yellow & Blue): Duke St., Rec. Center Lot, Triangle Lot.
  • Junior/Senior (Red): Ross St., Wesley Lot, Bennett St. Lot., Commons Lot.
  • Any registered vehicle (Purple): Mulberry St. Lot, Packer St. Lot., Lower AC Lot, Washington Blvd. Lot.
  • Staff (Gray): AC Lot, Skeath Lot.  Staff Sections:  Wesley.
  • 24-Hour Staff (Green):  B&G Lot, Comm. Lot, Lynn Science Center Lot.


Violations per Academic Year will be treated as follows:

Type of Fine Amount
No First-Year Parking $15
Not in a Space $25
Parking in Improper Lot $25
Student in Staff Lot $30
Parking in Reserved Area $30
Blocking Walkways, Drives, etc. $30
Registered Vehicle in Visitor Space $30
Other $30
Parking in a Service Lane $35
Parking on College Place $35
Parking in Handicapped Space $50
Unregistered Vehicle $50
Vehicle Immobilization $50
Vehicle Towing Prevailing Rate
  • First and Second Violation: Fine
  • Third Violation: Double Fine, potential for immobilization
  • Fourth Violation: Double Fine, potential for immobilization
  • Fifth Violation: Triple Fine, potential for towing
  • Additional Violation(s): Triple Fine, potential for revocation of parking privileges

NOTE: Lycoming College assumes no responsibility for damage which may occur during towing or storage of a vehicle. Any vehicle towed and not picked up within 24 hours will be charged an additional charge per day for storage. The storage fee will be added to the cost of towing assessed by the towing company.


Appeals must be submitted during the semester in which the ticket was received or the first week of the following semester if the ticket is issued during the final week of the previous semester. All fines will be billed to the student account. If an appeal is granted, the fine will be refunded. Forms are available in the Public Safety Office or online at the Public Safety Webpage. Appeals are reviewed by a committee consisting (at a minimum) of two current student volunteers and one faculty member. The committee is chaired by a designee of the Public Safety Office, who is a non-voting member that advises on this policy.

The following will not be accepted as an excuse to appeal:

  • No spaces available in a lot
  • Unfamiliar with the regulations: All members of the College Community are expected to be familiar and follow all rules and regulations. A copy of the current Regulations are provided upon issuance of a parking decal. Additional copies may be obtained at the Public Safety Office. The policy is also published online and in the Student Handbook.
  • Incorrect advice: The fact a person has been incorrectly advised does not constitute an excuse. The Student Handbook and Parking Regulations Brochure are the sole authority unless otherwise indicated by the Director of Public Safety.
  • Short-term illegal parking: The fact that the illegal parking was brief does not constitute an excuse or special circumstance.
  • Inconsistent enforcement: Officers ticket at random times. It is impossible to guarantee every violation will receive a ticket every time.