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Construction Parking Policy

Parking on the campus of Boise State University is at a premium. Boise State University Transportation & Parking Services is a self-supporting, service organization dedicated to balancing the competing parking and transportation needs of a large and diverse community. All users of the parking system on campus must share in the systems support.


The following construction parking policies have been implemented to facilitate parking during construction projects.

  1. All vehicles, including company vehicles, are required to display valid Boise State University parking decals/permits.
  2. Vehicles parked on Boise State property are subject to all Parking and Vehicle Control Regulations. These regulations can be found at
  3. Transportation & Parking Services may issue any number of permits, depending on need and area available, for the job site to the general contractor (GC). The permits will list GC’s firm name, project site and effective dates.
  4. Ordering decals/permits will be coordinated through the Project Manager. A request for construction permits should be submitted two weeks prior to the start date for final approval by Boise State Transportation & Parking Services. Permits will be limited to the number of parking spaces based on availability to the area. The construction parking permit request form can be found at the following link: TPS Forms. Approved and processed permits can be picked up at the Transportation & Parking Services Office located at 1607 University Dr. between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m, Monday-Friday. The Project Manger will be contacted when they are ready.
  5. It is the GC’s responsibility to inform the subcontractors of the parking arrangements on Boise State property. Parking for subcontractors will be part of the initial arrangements made with the GC.
  6. Staging areas, which restrict or use parking lots or parking lot access, must be coordinated with Transportation & Parking Services, prior to approving staging plans. It is recommended that staging areas are approved one month prior to the start of the project to ensure timely information is given to Boise State permit holders. Transportation & Parking Services will work with the Project Manager in trying to identify any alternatives. Parking lots are primarily used to facilitate the movement of students and staff members on a daily basis. Parking lots should be used only as a last resort for construction staging when all feasible areas have proved not usable. Staging areas, which can be located off-site or at campus perimeters, should be used first. Visitor lots and metered spaces are not to be used for staging or any construction parking.
  7. Staging areas located in parking lots are to be clearly marked and designated by a construction barrier. Signs restricting entry are to be placed at the entrances.
  8. The Project Manager and Transportation & Parking Services representative should walk the area prior to the project beginning to document the condition of the lot. Lots used for staging or any other construction use need to be returned in the original condition. Parking lots should not be used for the storage of any grading material such as dirt or gravel, without an agreement to sealcoat and repaint the area following the work.
  9. Boise State Transportation & Parking Services does not have barricades available for construction projects. It is the responsibility of the Contractor to supply barricading and for the management of the area, including replacement of lost/stolen, or damaged barricades. While Transportation & Parking Services will not be responsible for the closure of parking lots, Transportation & Parking Services wants to be a partner and assist in the process. Transportation & Parking Services should be notified at least two weeks in advance of any closures. Transportation & Parking Services will assist the contractor in closing the lot by notifying permit holders of the closure, assisting with monitoring barricades, and the enforcement of cars which cross or remove barricading.
  10. If Transportation & Parking Services is requested to block off a lot for construction or staging because the GC does not have the ability to do so, the cost will be billed to the project through Architecture and Engineering Services, or Facilities Operations and Maintenance – whoever is the project manager. This cost will include labor for set-up and break-down, as well as the rental of equipment that is needed.
  11. Personal vehicles are not to be parked in staging areas unless the staging area has been located in an area that does not affect parking or parking access and the project manager wishes to allow such parking.
  12. Contractor employees are required to park off site (not in the construction yard) or in designated parking lots. These lots include Royal & Lusk, south Denver lot, and the Boas Tennis lots with proper parking permits.
  13. Project managers should inform all bidding contractors of these regulations and not commit to any contractor on parking arrangements prior to getting approval from Boise State Transportation & Parking Services. If desired, Transportation & Parking Services representatives will attend major pre-bid and pre-construction meetings to relate parking and decal/permit policies, to coordinate staging areas and the number of permits needed by the Contractor.
  14. Citations received for improper parking on campus are the responsibility of the individual the vehicle is registered to, unless the construction company wishes to pay for the citation. If a contractor or employee wishes to appeal a citation, instructions on how to appeal the citation are included with the citation and envelope upon issuance. Project managers should not commit to contractors that citations will be dismissed.
  15. Transportation & Parking Services cannot issue citations or remove vehicles from an area that has not been coordinated as being closed, with at least two weeks notice. In emergency situations, Transportation & Parking Services can try to contact the individual and request they move their vehicle, or a tow truck at the expense of the contractor can relocate the vehicle.
  16. Transportation & Parking Services does not control city streets and cannot approve or coordinate the closure of such streets.
  17. Resident halls being closed in the summer might contain vehicles if the lot closure is not coordinated before classes end in May.
  18. Questions regarding campus safety issues may need to be coordinated with Boise State’s Risk Management, Environmental Health and Safety or Public Safety.

If you have any questions, please contact Boise State Transportation & Parking Services at 208-426-4327 or Contact Us Online