Parking on Campus - Frequently Asked Questions
Why must I have a permit?
Since there is limited parking at MU, parking must be regulated to ensure its fair, safe and orderly usage by persons permitted to use MU parking areas.
Do I need a permit if I only am taking one night class?
Parking is open to park freely on campus without displaying a parking permit after 4p.m. Monday through Friday. Parking is also open to park without a permit during weekend hours. Weekend hours starts 4p.m. Friday and end 8a.m. Monday. You cannot park in any reserved parking space at any time, even during open parking times. A reserved parking space is a space reserved with a sign or a numbered blue lined parking space around the residence halls.
When are parking regulations enforced?
Parking regulations are enforceable 24 hours a day, all year long. Special exceptions are noted in the complete parking regulations. Remember, you must still park legally in a lined parking space to avoid receiving a parking ticket for not parking properly while on campus at all times including open parking times.
Why do the fines seem so high?
Fines and fees are set the by University and are used to offset the cost of maintaining the parking system, including lot maintenance, signage and equipment. Questions concerning the fees and use of funds should be directed to the University Police Chief or the Vice President of Finance and Administration Office.
Can I appeal a fine?
Yes, the University Parking Division does have an appeal process if you received a parking ticket for not displaying a parking permit (during weekdays 8a.m. - 4p.m.) or most other fines. A handicap ticket or a #8 violation on your parking ticket cannot be appealed. If you wish to appeal a parking ticket you received, you must do so within 72 hours of receiving your parking ticket. Please remember that it is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with Pennsylvania State parking regulations as part of your PA driving privileges when you received your driver's license.
What happens if I don't pay my tickets?
Unpaid tickets are subject to late fees. You will be reminded of your outstanding fines through printed notices in the mail at the end of each semester. You must understand that unpaid fines constitute a legal debt owed to the University. Thus, if fines remain unresolved, this results in a student being placed on "Hold" with the Registrar's office. This means that the student would be unable to register for future classes and can not receive grades or transcripts. Substantial unpaid fines and/or tickets result in the possibility of having your vehicle towed, booted, or a loss of parking privileges. PLEASE read and understand university parking regulations, and resolve your fines BEFORE these occur.
Where can I find more information?
Your student handbook has information on obtaining parking permits. Complete Millersville University parking regulations and an appeal form are on this website.