The University requires that all vehicles conform to New York State Department of Motor Vehicles rules and regulations regarding registration, insurance, and safety inspections. In addition, violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Law or any other applicable traffic ordinance will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the applicable law.
The University seeks to assure that safe and accessible parking is available for intended users and that University business may be conducted in a safe and orderly fashion. In addition, access at all times must be available for emergency and critical service equipment.
The responsibility for finding a valid parking space, as well as determining whether a parking permit is valid, rests with the vehicle operator. Since parking spaces are limited, purchase of a parking permit does not assure a parking space. Lack of an available space is not justification for violating University parking regulations. Vehicles must be parked within the boundaries of a valid parking space. This means that there is no parking on crosswalks, on sidewalks, on off-pavement areas, at yellow curb areas, beyond the end of a marked row, in bus or loading zones, and in traffic lanes or barricaded or closed areas. Personal notes of explanation left on vehicles or the fact that other vehicles are parked illegally do not constitute justification for parking in violation of the regulations.
Tickets will be issued, and parking fines assessed, for the following violations:
Notice of the decision of the Parking Appeals Committee will be mailed to you. The appeal of a parking ticket does not prevent the unpaid fine from doubling after 60 days or late fees being added by Student Accounts.
If your written appeal is denied, you may appeal in person to the Parking Appeals Committee. To schedule a personal appeal appointment, please call the Parking Services office at 777-2279, within seven days of the receipt of the written appeal adjudication. If the final adjudication of the Parking Appeals Committee is in your favor, your account in student accounts office will be credited with an amount equal to the ticket.
If your vehicle is towed, the only available appeal is a personal appearance before the Parking Appeals Committee. Requests to schedule appointments must be made to the Parking Services office within 30 days of the tow.
Fine payments are accepted in cash or by check, money order, or credit card payable to Binghamton University. Non-Affiliated visitors can pay their tickets at Parking Services or the Information Booth. Students and University employees paying tickets more than one calendar day after issuance must pay at the Student Accounts Office or pay online through the BU Brain; please note that payments made there may not guarantee immediate removal from the delinquency list. Quick Pay: https://secure.binghamton.edu/qpLogin/login.jsp
In the case of employees with unpaid fines, the University may withhold the fines from their paychecks and/or revoke parking privileges. For students, all unpaid citations are entered on a list of blocked accounts, grades, transcripts, and permission to register for courses may be withheld until the fines are paid. All other violators may have parking privileges revoked and are subject to towing or vehicle immobilization (application of a wheel immobilizer to render the vehicle inoperable).
Last Updated: 5/15/13