Vehicle Registration

All vehicle registration is handled by the University Police Office.

 

  • Full-time students (12 credits or more): $100/year
  • Full-time students (12 credits or more): $60.75/semester
  • Part-time students (less than 12 credits): $60.75/year
  • Part-time students (less than 12 credits): $33.75/semester

 

All questions regarding vehicle registration and parking should be directed to Dorothy Lawyer at the University Police Office.

 

I. VEHICLE REGISTRATION

 

  1. Annual Registration is required of all students, faculty, and staff parking on university property.

  2. Issue of Decal. All decals are issued at the University Police Department from 8:30 am to 11:30 am and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Monday thru Friday.

  3. Display of Decal. The decal must be displayed on the side window behind the operator, in the upper right corner with the number facing out.

  4. Temporary Permits. All vehicles parked on campus MUST display some type of permit. If the vehicle does not have a permanent sticker affixed, a temporary permit must be obtained at the University Police Department from 8:30 am to 11:30 am or from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

  5. Decals and Permits are not transferable from one vehicle to another and must be affixed with their own adhesive. If you change vehicles during the time your permit is valid, a replacement is available at the University Police Department for a fee of $3.00.

  6. A Refund of the parking fee will be given upon request and proof of withdrawal from college during the first week of classes only.

 

II. VETERANS PARKING POLICY AND PROCEDURES

 

Any veteran, as defined in section 360 of the New York State Education Law, in attendance as a student at SUNY Cobleskill shall be exempt from parking fees upon submission by the veteran of a written request for exemption together with written certification by the veteran that such veteran was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from such service. This policy shall cover both the parking and registration fees that are assessed on an annual basis and must be requested on an annual basis. The policy only allows veterans to receive the exemption and does not allow them to extend it to family members and this policy applies to students only.

*For purposes of this Policy, the term "veteran" shall mean a member of the armed forces of the United States who served in such armed forces in time of war and who was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from such service.

 

    PROCEDURE

  1. 1. Present the Veteran Written Request for Parking Fee Exemption Form to the University Police Department, Johnson Hall

  2. 2. Present Supporting Documentation Required

    1.  Adequate proof of honorable discharge from the service such as a copy of discharge or release papers.  The veteran's DD214 or current military ID are acceptable forms of proof.

 

III. PARKING ASSIGNMENT

 

  1. A. Resident students must park only in areas which are assigned as follows:

    1. Residents of Wieting, Vroman, Draper and Porter Halls must park in the west

      side of W Lot - Commuter Lot.

    2. Residents of Davis and Parsons Halls must park in P Lot.

    3. Residents of Pearson, Dix, Ten Eyck and Fake Halls must park in the F Lot

      with exception of the first bay on the eastern end of lot which is reserved

      for faculty/staff and visitors.

    4. If/when your assigned lot is full, you must park in the North end of the W Lot.

  2. Commuter students must park in the W Lot - Commuter Lot. Between 5 pm to 11 pm however, vehicles with a "C" permits may park in any student, visitor, or faculty/staff parking area (except the area reserved for admissions visitors).

  3. Faculty and Staff may park in any parking space, except those specifically reserved.

  4. Temporarily disabled students may be issued a special two week only parking permit that allows parking in any legal parking area (except spaces reserved for the disabled as described below). Special permits are issued at the University Police Department and require a physician's certification.

  5. In accordance with State Law, disabled parking spaces are reserved for vehicles displaying either disabled license plates, or a New York State Department of Motor Vehicles approved hang tag issued by a municipality.

 

IV. TRAFFIC & PARKING REGULATIONS

 

  1. Laws in Effect. The Vehicle and Traffic Laws of the State of New York and the State University of New York traffic ordinances are in effect on University property.

  2. Speed Limit. The speed limit on campus property is 20 mph, unless otherwise posted.

  3. Accidents. Motor vehicle accidents on University property must be reported to  the SUNY Cobleskill University Police Department, phone number 5317.

  4. There is no parking at any time on campus roadways.

  5. Parking anywhere on the grass is prohibited.

  6. Vehicles must park between painted lines.

 

V. FINES & PENALTIES

 

  1. The person in whose name a vehicle is registered with the University is responsible for all traffic violations and is liable for all fines or disciplinary actions.

  2. Fines: $15 for first violation; $20 for second; $25 for all subsequent violations. All disabled violations are $50.

  3. Violations should be paid at the Office of Student Accounts within ten (10) business days of issuance. Unpaid violations may be added to your semester bill and deducted from any refunds due. Violations remaining unpaid are submitted for collection where additional costs related to collection may be assessed.

  4. Vehicles parked in tow-away zones, disabled zones, or parked inappropriately as determined by the University Police, may be towed at the owner's expense.

  5. Vehicles that have been issued five violations during an academic year are subject to being towed for any and all additional violations.

 

VI. APPEALS

 

  1. 1. Parking violation appeals may be made by any person receiving a notice of violation within ten business days from the date of issuance. After the 10 day period, the right to appeal expires and all violation charges and/or expenses incurred become automatically due and payable.

  2. 2. Appeals may be filed at the University Police Department in Johnson Hall. You must bring the ticket with you to file an appeal.

 

REMEMBER:

 

  1. Vehicle and Traffic Law Regulations are in effect at all times.

  2. Buckle up - It's the law.

  3. Stop D.W.I. - Friends don't let friends drive drunk.

  4. Report all suspicious persons or vehicles seen around parking areas to University Police.

  5. Keep your vehicle locked with the windows rolled up tight.

  6. Always keep a spare set of keys inside your wallet or purse, not inside your vehicle where a thief can find them.

  7. All stereo equipment should be mounted out of sight and engraved with your "Operation ID" Number, available at the University Police Department.

 

The college assumes no responsibility for the vehicles, its contents or for any situation resulting from bringing and operating the vehicle on campus. This includes any damage caused by towing a vehicle.

 
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