Parking

Applying for a Parking Permit

You can now order your parking permit online at https:/desu.thepermitstore.com.  To order a parking permit, have your driver’s license, vehicle registration and insurance available and follow these instructions:

  1. Visit https://desu.thepermitstore.com using either Mozilla Foxfire or Google Chrome web browsers, Internet Explorer will not work.
  2. Click on the box that says “Buy Permit.”
  3. Enter your D# and select if you are registering as a faculty/staff member or student.
  4. Select the lot in which you wish to apply for and click on add the item box.
  5. Proceed to the checkout.
  6. Sign into your account if you have one, if not you must create one.
  7. Fill out the permit information and upload the required information. If you are unable to upload the information, you can bring it to DSU Police Department and someone there will be able to copy the information for you. Click continue.
  8. Select payment method, then click continue.
  9. Checkout, review your order and agree to the terms and conditions.
  10. Check the complete box. Make sure you get an order number, if you do not receive one, your application was not successfully submitted. 
  11. You will now await an email that will inform you if your order was approved or denied. If approved, the email will contain information on how to get your temporary permit. If denied, the reason will be included in the email.
  12. Once you receive your permit in the mail, you must return to https://desu.thepermitstore.com to activate it. Then, permanently affix the permit to your window as per the rules and regulations so that it will be valid. Your permit should reach you 7-10 days once approved.

Parking Rules and Regulations

The following rules and regulations have been to provide maximum use of the safety for the movement of pedestrians and vehicular traffic. These regulations apply to the regular academic calendar year and the summer sessions, but are subject to change as conditions warrant.

Motor Vehicle Registration

A.  All University faculty, staff and students and others who work on campus as contractors and vendors who operate or park a motor vehicle of any kind (car, truck, motor scooter or motorcycle) on campus (day or evening) must register their vehicle(s) with the DSU Police Department.  Campus is defined as any property owned, leased or operated by DSU.

B.  Vehicles parked on campus must be registered within ten business days after the start of the academic term.

C.  All vehicles must be registered in the name of the person who will be operating the vehicle on campus. The vehicle registration, vehicle insurance and one’s driver’s license are required at the time of registration.

D.  A fee of $70.00 will be assessed to all individuals registering their vehicles, except the faculty and staff registering for lot 1 or 16. The cost of the permits will be pro-rated for the spring and summer sessions.

E.  If the originally issued parking permit is lost or stolen, it must be reported immediately to the University Police prior to being able to purchase a replacement. The replacement fee is the same amount as the original fee.

F.  If there is any circumstance in which a registered vehicle is sold or replaced due to an accident, the driver must remove the permit (even if it is in pieces) and take it to the DSU Police Department along with a copy of the police report or the new vehicle registration card (temporary or permanent) within 10 days. This is needed in order to purchase a replacement permit for $10.00. Failure to do this will result in the need to purchase a new permit at $70.00.

G.  Permits are valid from the date of registration through August 31.

H.  To purchase a parking permit go to https://desu.thepermitstore.com.  The purchase of a parking permit does NOT guarantee a parking space due to illegal parking. Lack of space is no excuse for parking illegally. WRITTEN PERSONAL NOTES PLACED ON THE VEHICLE WILL NOT BE HONORED.

Parking Permits - Students

A.  One valid permit will be issued per registrant; permits are not transferable. The responsibility for properly displaying the decal rests with the individual who was issued the permit. A permit is valid only when displayed properly. Decal-style permits must be affixed to the lower left corner (driver’s side) of the windshield. Note: If your car is registered in New Jersey, the decal must be displayed on the driver side window. Motorcycle and motor scooter permits must be affixed to the outside fork.

B.  If circumstances (i.e. repairs or an accident) require you to operate a different vehicle temporarily; you must obtain a temporary permit from the Delaware State University Police Department. Display the temporary permit on the lower left side (driver’s side) of the vehicle’s dashboard so that it is visible through the windshield.  You must show the vehicle registration and insurance and must have a current parking permit for your primary vehicle before a temporary permit can be issued.

Parking Permits - Employees

A.  Employees may purchase two employee parking permit. Permits must be permanently affixed to the lower left corner (driver’s side) of the windshield.

B.  If circumstances (i.e. repairs or an accident) require you to operate a different vehicle temporarily; you must obtain a temporary permit from the Delaware State University Police Department. Display the temporary permit on the lower left side (driver’s side) of the vehicle’s dashboard so that it is visible through the windshield.  You must show the vehicle registration and insurance and must have a current parking permit for your primary vehicle before a temporary permit can be issued.

C.  Spouses of faculty and staff members who drive separate vehicles must register both vehicles separately at $70.00.  Children of faculty and staff who are students at the University shall register their vehicles as students and park in student lots.

Parking Assignments

It is important that ALL PERSONS PARK ONLY IN THEIR AUTHORIZED PARKING LOT and observe the parking rules and regulations at all times.

Traffic Regulations

A.  All motor vehicles are subject to University rules and regulations while on any campus property. The University assumes no responsibilities for loss or damage to private property.

B.  Pedestrians have the right-of-way at all times.

C.  The maximum speed limit on campus is 15 miles per hour. During the change of class and in areas of pedestrian traffic, vehicles must be driven slower.

D.  Vehicles will not be permitted to be driven on sidewalks with the exception of service/maintenance vehicles. All others must be approved by Delaware State University Police.

E.  Any area on the campus that has been closed off by the use of barricades or other traffic control devices shall not be entered by any vehicle.

F.  A person driving or otherwise in charge of a motor vehicle may not leave it unattended until the engine is stopped, the ignition locked, the key removed, and the brake effectively set.

Operating Policy For All Service and Maintenance Vehicles

A.  Loading/unloading deliveries:

  1. All vehicles must use the access roads to the designated loading and unloading areas.
  2. No vehicle will be allowed to park on the access roads to the loading areas.
  3. Loading areas and docks will be kept clear at all times except while loading or unloading.

B.  No vehicles will be permitted to park or drive on the grass or landscaped areas of the campus.

C.  No vehicle should operate at a speed of over 15 miles per hour.

D.  Parking in no parking or yellow curb areas is prohibited at all times.

E.  Parking is prohibited at all times in designated fire lanes.

Violations

A. TOW-AWAY VIOLATIONS

(1) Parking in fire-lanes…$50.00

(2) Parking in driveways access ways, reserved spaces …$50.00

(3) Parking in loading zones…. $25.00

(4) Accumulation of three or more unpaid parking tickets … $30.00

(5) Driving or parking on grass or walkway … $25.00

(6) Parking in handicapped spaces …$100.00

(7) Parking in unauthorized parking lot…$30.00

(8) Abandoned vehicle…$30.00

B. SUSPENSION OF VEHICLE PRIVILEGES ON CAMPUS

(1) Leaving the scene of an accident… $75.00

(2) Reckless Driving…$75.00

(3) Driving after privileges have been suspended…$75.00

C. MOVING VIOLATIONS

(1) Unsafe operation of vehicle … $25.00

(2) Failing to comply with roadway signs (one way, etc.) … $30.00

(3) Speeding $25.00 plus $3.00 per mile over posted limit…$______

(4) Failure to stop at stop sign…$25.00

D. OTHER VIOLATIONS

(1) Unauthorized use of permit. $30.00

(2) Lack of current parking permit … $25.00

(3) No valid registration, proof of insurance … $20.00

(4) Invalid/Expired license plate …$20.00

(5) Loud Music/Noise from vehicle…$25.00

           

* Fines must be paid within 10 days (receipts will be issued):

1. In person at the cashiers office during normal business hours.

2. By check or money order during non-business hours at the Delaware State University Police Department. 

3. By check or money order mailed to the listed address.

4. A late fee of $10.00 will be assessed for violations not paid or appealed within 10 days of issuance and an additional $25.00 if not paid within 20 days.

* * There will be a $35.00 charge for returned checks.

Parking and driving privileges on campus may be revoked for any single violation.

THE INDIVIDUAL WHO REGISTERS A VEHICLE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL VIOLATIONS INVOLVING THE VEHICLE.  IF THE VEHICLE IS NOT REGISTERED, THE REGISTERED OWNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL VIOLATIONS INVOLVING THE VEHICLE.

Penalties

Students/Employees: As a courtesy, an email notification will be sent to the individual who received the parking ticket if their vehicle has been properly registered with Delaware State University and they have a valid email address listed. Fines will be placed on the violator’s Delaware State University account at Student Account Office. Once the fines are placed on your account, you may pay online, in person at the Cashier’s Office (Claibourne D. Smith Administration Building), or by mail to Delaware State University, 1200 N. DuPont Highway; DSU Police Department; Dover, DE 19901.

B.  Non-Students/Visitors: As a courtesy, Parking Services will send a notification letter to the registered owner.  Fines can be paid at the Cashier’s Office (Claibourne D. Smith Administration Building), or by mail to Delaware State University, 1200 N. DuPont Highway; DSU Police Department; Dover, DE 19901.

C.  Loss of privileges and removal of a vehicle from campus at the owner’s expense may apply to the following violations:

Accumulation of three or more unpaid parking tickets.

 Operation of any motor vehicle in a manner as to create noise or smoke, operation which is unsafe or operation of a vehicle in a reckless or unlawful manner.

Parking any motor vehicle in a restricted area (adjacent to fire hydrants, access ways for fire and rescue apparatus).

Failure to register a vehicle properly or falsification of information.

D.  If your vehicle has been towed, contact Delaware State University Police Department at (302) 857-7911.  All outstanding ticket must be paid prior to the vehicle being released.

Appeals

If you wish to contest a parking ticket, all appeals must be submitted at https://desu.thepermitstore.com.  Appeals must be submitted within 10 days of the date of the ticket.