Saint Louis University

Parking Regulations

All faculty, staff, students and visitors parking a vehicle on University lots must comply with the University and State parking regulations, policies and procedures.

Summary of Motor Vehicles Parking Regulations
ALL MOTOR VEHICLE PARKING REGULATIONS ARE IN EFFECT 24 HOURS EVERY DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK INCLUDING PERIODS WHEN CLASSES ARE NOT IN SESSION.

MULTIPLE VIOLATIONS OR CONTINUED ABUSE OF THE PARKING REGULATIONS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES WILL RESULT IN PARKING PRIVILEGES BEING DENIED.

Identification of Valid Parking Spaces

  • VALID PARKING SPACE: Park your vehicle in a valid parking space, between two white parallel parking stall lines. Do not park on or over the line (regardless of how others park) and do not create or add a space in areas that are not designated by two white parallel parking stall lines.
  • NO PARKING AREAS: Parking is not permitted in areas not identified as a valid parking space (see definition above). These areas do not require signage, and often are unmarked.
  • YELLOW OR RED CURBS: Yellow or red markings designate fire lanes and are no parking areas. Parking in these areas is prohibited at all times with or without of the presence of hazard lights.
  • SMALL/COMPACT CAR : The vehicle must be no larger than 175 L x 68 W x 57 H and must fit within the white stall lines and boundaries designated by the white dashed line. No trucks, SUV's, wagons, Jeeps or mini vans due to height and/or length restrictions allowed. This is to allow drivers in the garage better visibility around these spaces.

Driver Responsibility

  • FINDING AUTHORIZED SPACE: Drivers are responsible for finding an authorized parking space. Mechanical problems, inclement weather or other vehicular disabilities do not justify parking violations.
  • SPACE AVAILABILITY: A parking permit does not guarantee the holder a parking space, but only an opportunity to park within a specified area or areas.
  • PERMIT OWNERSHIP: A parking permit signifies an individual has been granted the privilege of parking on University property. Ownership of the parking permit remains with the University.
  • PERMIT DISPLAY: A parking permit is not considered valid unless it is displayed correctly on the vehicle. To be valid, a permit's number and semester must be clearly visible from the front windshield. All vehicles parked in the Olive or Hickory East garages after 11 p.m. must display a valid SLU, overnight or visitor hangtag or will be subject to tow.
  • STORAGE OF ABANDONED/DERELICT VEHICLES: The University reserves the right to tow vehicles that remain on University property in an inoperative, derelict or abandoned condition and/or vehicles that are not in compliance with state regulations. University parking facilities may not be used for long-term storage.

Speed Limit
The maximum speed in parking garages is 10 mph; maximum speed on lots is 10 mph.

Reserved/Client/Commercial Parking Spaces
Parking is restricted 24 hours/day, seven days a week for reserved spaces, client spaces, and commercial parking spaces. Tickets will be issued and immediate tows will occur if vehicles are parked in these signed spaces.

Overnight Parking Restrictions
All vehicles parked in the SLU Campus garages and the SLU lots after 11 p.m. must display a valid SLU hangtag or will be subject to ticket and tow. The following restrictions apply:

  • All vehicles parked in the premium or preferred areas after 11 p.m. must display a valid permit for that lot or will be subject to immediate tow.
  • Overnight and visitor hangtags will be valid in the Olive garage and the Hickory East garage.

 
Motorcycles

Motorcycles have the same restrictions as all other vehicles. They must be parked in a valid parking space and if that area requires a permit, then the motorcycle must display a valid permit (sticker obtained from Parking and Card Services office). The motorcycle must not obstruct an aisle in any way nor can the motorcycle obstruct or hinder parking in adjacent parking stalls. Motorcycles cannot park on sidwalks, lawns, mallways, drive ways, bike racks, or in hashed areas.

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