Campus Motor Vehicle Regulations
Motor vehicle regulations are in effect throughout the year to include summer housing, conference times, all breaks, weekends and holidays. Vehicles must be parked in designated parking areas during these times.
- The registrant of the vehicle will be held responsible for parking and traffic violations in which his/her vehicle is involved, regardless of who is operating the vehicle at the time of the violation. It is, therefore, the responsibility of the registrant to advise all those who operate his/her vehicle on campus property of all college regulations.
- Waiver of regulations by any member of the college community or a Campus Safety Officer is not acceptable as an appeal for violations.
- All resident freshmen are restricted to parking in the South Lot (located behind Sullivan Arena) at all times.
- Faculty, staff and students are prohibited from parking in the Visitor Lot.
- Campus roads are one-way with the exception of the following: Rundlett Hill Road, Lambert Lane, the Kavanaugh Extension Lot roadway, the Davison roadway and Bernard Way.
- Parking along all campus roads is prohibited.
- The speed limit on all campus roads and in all parking lots is not to exceed 15 mph.
- Any vehicle that is improperly parked - blocking other vehicles, parked on grass or sidewalks, obstructing fire lanes or other emergency access areas, parked in areas restricted by gates or chains, blocking dumpsters etc - is subject to towing at the owner's expense.
- Any vehicle parked overnight (after 2:00 a.m.) in any lot other than those previously indicated or on any campus road will be ticketed. If snow removal or clean-up is necessary, any vehicle parked overnight in an unauthorized lot or on any campus road will be towed at the owner’s expense.
- Any disabled vehicle left overnight in an unauthorized lot must be reported to Campus Safety & Security. Notes left on windshields are not acceptable. Campus Safety & Security can be reached through the campus phone system by dialing 641-7000. Simply request that the answering service operator notify the officer on-duty that your vehicle is disabled. You must provide your name, campus address, phone number where you can be reached in the event your vehicle must be moved, vehicle information (make, model, license plate) and the location of your vehicle. In the case of snow removal, all disabled vehicles must be moved to an appropriate overnight lot or said vehicle will be towed at the owner's expense.
- No student or staff vehicles may be left on campus during breaks without permission from the Office of Safety and Security. Once permission has been granted, any vehicles left on campus during holiday weekends or breaks must be parked in a student designated spot in the South Lot. Any vehicle left in any other lot on campus is subject to towing at the owner’s expense.
- Operating a motor vehicle on any campus land other than designated paved roadways and lots will result in the issuance of a violation for reckless operation of a motor vehicle.
- Parking spaces in front of dorms are only for half-hour parking to load or unload vehicles. This will be strictly enforced due to the limited number of spaces available. If these spaces are full, you will not be permitted to park along the road or on the grass, etc. You will have to use your designated parking lot until a more proximate space is available.
- Visitors and guests wishing to park on Saint Anselm College property must obtain a visitor pass from the Office of Campus Safety and Security or a Campus Safety Officer. Visitor permits are to be placed on the driver's side of the dashboard or hung from the mirror (depending on the style of the permit) with the date of expiration, and approved parking lot clearly visible through the windshield. Visitors will be authorized to park in the South Lot, Kavanaugh Lot or the Baroody Lot. It is the responsibility of the student or employee to inform his or her guest of all campus rules and regulations.
- Students living in Benedict Court must park in student spaces. If no spaces are available, students must use the Kavanaugh Lot on campus. Any vehicle improperly parked along the road or on the grass/sidewalk will be subject to towing at the owner's expense.
- Handicap parking: In order to park in a designated handicap parking space, a permit issued by the State or Campus Health Services to the specific individual currently operating the vehicle must be displayed. Any person in violation of this regulation will be issued a citation. This violation carries an $ 80 fine.
- The roadway that runs in front of the Dana Center and Davison Hall is a designated fire lane/pedestrian walkway. This roadway is a no parking zone at all times. This regulation will be strictly enforced.
- It is unlawful for any student, faculty, staff or guest to ride in the back of an open truck.
- Any student or employee who needs temporary special parking privileges must make his or her request directly to the Director of Safety and Security for approval. Until approval is received, no special parking privileges are allowed.
- Students on official business or employed at any college facility must park in their designated student parking area and walk to the particular facility or office.
Fines are $30 per offense for students, faculty, and staff with a parking permit and $50 per offense for students, faculty, and staff without a parking permit.
Handicap parking violations are $80. Appeals will be considered only from those who possess a state issued handicap placard or plate registered in their name.
Vehicles without permits that accumulate three (3) or more tickets will be towed at the owner's expense.
Fines not paid within 10 days of the ticket date will be billed to the student's tuition billing address and subject to normal interest charges. Appeals must be filed within 10 days of the date the ticket was issued.
There are two methods of payment:
- checks or cash may be paid in person at the college's Business Office in the envelope issued with the ticket.
- credit cards only may be paid online at ThePermitStore.
The privilege to park and operate a vehicle on campus property may be revoked and the student’s privilege placed on permanent removal status by the Director of Campus Safety and Security, or the Dean of Students, due to continued disregard for motor vehicle regulations to include, but not limited to:
- The accumulation of 10 or more violations during the academic year.
- Flagrant violation of the regulations.
- Reckless driving – on or off campus.
- Driving while intoxicated – on or off campus.
- Any violation or combination of violations that jeopardizes the safety of the college community.
- Failure to purchase a permit after being towed for same.
Resident students will receive written notification in their campus box, and non-resident students at their home address, if their privilege to park or operate a motor vehicle on campus property has been revoked.
Students who have been notified that their privilege to park or operate a vehicle on campus has been revoked must move their vehicle off-campus by the date indicated. If the vehicle is found on campus property after the revocation date, it will be towed at the owner's expense and the student may be subject to further disciplinary action.
Any vehicle belonging to a student whose privilege to park or operate a motor vehicle on campus has been revoked will be towed immediately if seen on campus property.
Any vehicle parking on campus property that has received 3 or more tickets for “Parking without a Valid Permit” will be placed on a tow list and subject to towing at the owner’s expense.
Any vehicle parked in the following areas may be towed without notice at the owner’s expense:
- Parking in the Visitor's Lot, aka Jean Lot or Bookstore Lot.
- Non authorized vehicles parked in the Chapel Arts Lot.
- Blocking the entrance to a lot or walkway.
- Blocking a dumpster.
- Blocking access to a fire hydrant.
- Parked in a campus roadway or fire lane (such as, but not limited to, Bernard Circle, Brady / Bertrand Circle, Croydon Court, in front of the Abbey Church).
- Parked on the grass, dirt or sidewalk.Parked in an area that prohibits or hinders the safe passage of emergency vehicles and/or other vehicles.
- Parked in areas restricted by gates, barricades or chains. Students parked in a staff lot, or unauthorized lot or area.
- Parked in the Bernard Court, Saint Benedict Court or Collins/Falvey Lots without the appropriate permit.
- Parked overnight (after 2:00 a.m.), in any lot other than those previously listed.
- In any area on the campus that has been designated as a secure area by the Director of Campus Safety & Security.
If snow removal or clean-up is necessary:
- Any vehicle parked in an unauthorized overnight parking lot or other unauthorized area will be towed at the owner's expense.
- Any vehicle blocking or partially blocking a designated overnight parking lot or any other parking area that requires snow removal or clean-up, or any vehicle parked in such a way as to prohibit snow removal or clean-up, will be towed at the owner's expense.
- All disabled vehicles must be moved to an appropriate overnight parking lot or will be towed at the owner's expense.
- Vehicles left on campus by staff or students over a break that have not been granted permission by the Office of Safety and Security may be towed at the owner's expense.
- In the event of snow removal/clean-up where large parking areas need to be cleared and treated, the Office of Safety and Security shall consult with SAC Physical Plant and College Communications to issue campus wide notifications that these measures will be undertaken. A schedule of which lots will be cleared and which cars must be moved will be posted on the college website, College Facebook and Twitter accounts. Signs will be posted at the affected lots, and notices placed in the appropriate dorm facilities. These directives must be adhered to. Failure to comply with these requests may result in cars being towed at the owner's expense.
Saint Anselm College is not responsible for any damages incurred by towing, as an independent company does the towing.
A citation may be appealed online by linking to ThePermitStore, selecting the citations icon and following the listed procedures.
An appeal must be submitted within 10 days of the date the ticket was issued, after which time the ticket enters the billing process. Any appeals filed after the 10 day time span will not be accepted.
Any appeal from a person who does not have a valid permit will be rejected.
Handicap Citations: Appeals will be considered only from those who possess a valid State, or Safety and Security issued handicap placard or plate registered in their name.
A response to the appeal will be e-mailed to the address listed in your iParq account as soon as possible. If you are not satisfied with the decision, you may submit a written request to have the appeal reviewed to the Traffic Board of Review. The procedure for doing so is outlined below.
Visitors who receive traffic violations while on campus may return violation notices to the traffic office during business hours prior to leaving campus. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m to 4 p.m.
The Traffic Board of Review convenes to adjudicate requests for review of traffic citation appeals.
The Board is composed of three members - an administrator, a faculty member and a student. The administrative officer shall be appointed by the Executive Vice President. The faculty member shall be appointed by the Executive Vice President, after consultation with the Director of Campus Safety and Security and the Faculty Senate President. The student member shall be appointed by the Executive Vice President, after consultation with the Director of Campus Safety and Security and the Student Body President. The chair is elected annually by the members of the board.
A written request must be filed with the Office of the Director of Campus Safety and Security within ten (10) days of the date the appeal was rejected. Said request must include the following information:
- automobile registration number
- Saint Anselm College permit number
- nature of the offense(s)
- reason(s) for requesting the appeal be reviewed
Students may deliver their written request in a sealed envelope to the Office of Campus Safety and Security. The request will then be forwarded to the chair of the board.
All three board members must be present at each hearing and render a decision by a majority of the board members.
After an initial review of the case, the board may decide that there are insufficient grounds for reconsideration of the appeal and, subsequently, dismiss the case. If a majority of the board members decide to hear the case, the person requesting the review may, at the discretion of the board, be asked to appear at the hearing. A member of the Office of Safety and Security will be consulted.
It is the responsibility of the Director of Campus Safety and Security to notify the chair that a review has been requested. In the event of a hearing, the chair is to communicate to the Director of Campus Safety and Security the decision reached by the board. Based on experience and information gained from the hearing, the board may suggest to the director of campus safety and security areas where clarification of the regulations may be in order.
The decision of the board is final.