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How to Avoid Citations

Receiving a parking citation can be a frustrating, and often costly, part of campus life that everyone would like to avoid. Clearly, the best way to avoid parking citations is to never violate Boise State University parking regulations. However, as most parking violations happen for specific reasons and in specific circumstances, we have put together a list of 12 suggestions to avoid common parking citations.

PAYMENT FOR PARKING IS REQUIRED

All vehicles parked on campus must display a valid campus permit. No permit is needed if parked in a metered space, but the meter must be paid. If you are a visitor to campus, please click here for information regarding visitor parking. If you will be parking on campus using an ADA (Accessible) placard or plate, please see our Accessible Parking policy.

LOOK AT YOUR PERMIT

The permit will state the type of lots in which you can park (General, Reserve, Brady Garage, etc.). Be sure to park only in lots or spaces specified by your permit type.

CHECK THE SIGNS AND CURB STOPS

Before parking your vehicle check the parking signs. Each lot has signs that provide information on the type(s) of permit(s) that are authorized. In addition, individual spaces within the lots may be marked for a specific type of permit (Designated Reserve). These spaces may be used only by those displaying the corresponding permit.

AREAS ENFORCED 24 HOURS

Permit or payment is required at all times, including weekends and holidays. Boise State University parking rules and regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

PARK IN MARKED SPACES ONLY

Parking spaces are indicated by a line or markings on both sides of the space. Areas without such markings are not legal parking spaces. Please make sure you are parked completely within the lined space (no wheels on or over the lines). Vehicles not parked completely within the designated space may receive a parking citation.

PERMITS ARE NOT VALID PAYMENT FOR METERED SPACES

Unless a TWO, FOUR, or EIGHT hour Department Special Use permit or a State issued ACCESSIBLE permit is displayed, a meter must be paid and current in order for the vehicle to be legally parked.

EXPIRED PARKING METERS

All campus parking meters have a maximum time limit. Each meter has a sign stating the maximum time the meter will allow. No grace period is given for expired meter violations. All vehicles parked in expired metered spaces are in violation and are subject to a citation.

SCHOOL BREAKS

Permit requirements during school break do not differ from requirements when school is in session. During intersession, parking permits are required and Cross Parking is permitted into General and Reserve surface lots.

ACCESSIBLE PARKING SPACES

Parking in these spaces or areas without a valid Boise State University Accessible Permit may result in a $40 parking citation.

BE MINDFUL OF HOW YOU PARK

Even if you have a permit or have paid for the location in which you have parked, you may receive a citation for improper parking. This includes parking over the lines, thus taking up multiple parking spots, or having your vehicle stick out too far into a roadway. Be mindful and considerate when you park your vehicle.

PERMITS MUST BE CORRECTLY DISPLAYED

Static cling permits must be displayed in the lower left corner of the windshield (driver’s side) and must be fully affixed to the windshield. Dash permits and scratch-off permits must be displayed in accordance with the instructions stated on the permit itself.

ALTERED, COUNTERFEIT OR STOLEN PERMITS

Displaying an altered, counterfeit, or stolen permit will result in a $40 dollar citation and may also result in University disciplinary action and/or criminal prosecution.