Parking regulations on the University help ensure the safety of all members of the community. Parking on campus is a privilege, not a right. Parking spots are not guaranteed, even if you have registered your vehicle with Public Safety. Drivers must be aware of road signs. Parking on grass, gravel, and sidewalks is prohibited. Failure to abide by traffic regulations may result in fines and/or vehicle towing. Failure to pay parking fines will result in an inability to register for classes, obtain your transcript, and/or graduate from Castleton.
All students must register their vehicle with Public Safety each year and can do so online. Faculty/staff need only register their vehicle with Public Safety once. Registration is free. Go to Public Safety, located in the Hope House, to fill out a registration form. It takes only a few minutes. When you arrive on campus, make sure to stop at Public Safety to pick up your vehicle's permit. Your registration is not complete until you complete this step.
Visitors to campus need to register their vehicle with Public Safety. Visitors will be given a temporary permit to place on their dashboard and will be assigned a lot to park in while on campus.
Open 24/7 to all registered visitors, resident students, commuter students and faculty/staff.
Open 24/7 to residential students ONLY.
Open to commuter students and faculty/staff from 6 am to 1 am.
Open to faculty/staff Only from 6am to 1am.
If you feel you've received a parking ticket in error, you may fill out an appeal form available at the Public Safety Office. Once you fill out the appeal form, make an appointment with Director of Public Safety Keith Molinari to assess your appeal. Appointment times are available Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 1-3 pm.
*Persons not following the above appeal guidelines will have their appeal denied.
After accumulating two tickets, vehicles without current campus registration decals will be booted at the owner's expense. The owner will lose parking privileges for the remainder of the current semester and the following semester.
Vehicles with current parking decals that have accumulated 8 unpaid tickets will be towed at the owner's expense and lose parking privileges for the remainder of the current semester and the following semester.
Vehicles that have received 8 tickets in one year will be towed at the owner's expense and will lose their parking privileges for the remainder of the current semester.
Vehicles which are obstructing the roadway, fire zones, and/or other vehicles, will be towed at the owner's expense.
Vehicles not moved for snow removal will be towed at the owner's expense.
Payment for parking fines should be sent to, or dropped off at, the Financial & Registration Services on the first floor of Woodruff Hall. Payment can also be mailed to:
Financial & Registration Services
Checks should be made payable to Castleton University. Please return a copy of the ticket with your check in order to ensure proper credit to your account.
If there are unpaid parking fines on your account, your transcripts may be withheld, you will not be able to graduate, and your vehicle is subject to towing.
If you feel you have received a parking ticket in error, pick up and fill out an appeal form at the Department of Public Safety, located in Hope House on South Street. Appeals must be received within 10 days of the ticket being issued.
Yes, all vehicles need to be registered EACH ACADEMIC YEAR (faculty/staff need only register once, not every year). Registration forms are available at the Department of Public Safety, located in Hope House on South Street. Registering your car on campus is FREE (if you choose to have a hangtag instead of a decal, the cost is $5).
Students should place their parking decal on the rear window, lower right-hand side.
Faculty/Staff should place the decal on the front windshield, lower right-hand side.
Visitors need to register their vehicle with Public Safety. Visitors will receive a temporary permit for their vehicle.
Yes, First-Year students can have vehicles on campus.
If you will be away from campus over a college vacation, park your vehicle in the Observatory Lot, located across the street from Public Safety, or the Temporary Lot on South Street. If you are staying on campus over a college vacation, park in the lot you are assigned to (i.e. Residential Lot). Please be advised, however, of snow removal. If you are going to leave campus for a day or two, park your vehicle in the Observatory Lot or Temporary Lot in the event Residential lots need to be plowed.