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Policies, Rules and Regulations


It is the responsibility of those who choose to drive and park at Boise State University to read and fully understand these regulations. Those vehicles found in violation may be cited, fined, and/or impounded.

It is the responsibility of all individuals who operate or maintain vehicles on Boise State University’s campus to be aware of the regulations expressed herein and to abide by them. The action of any individual operating a vehicle on campus is deemed to be conclusive evidence of his or her acceptance of these regulations and willingness to abide by them.

General Rules and Regulations

  • Campus parking regulations are in effect and enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Noncompliance with parking rules can result in vehicle being cited, impounded, or towed.
  • Before arriving on campus, review the Parking Zone Map and familiarize yourself with where you can park and give yourself ample time to get to your destination.
  • The static cling decal permit must be affixed to the driver’s side window in conjunction with a valid and registered license plate number. A citation may be issued if either the permit is not displayed or is displayed on a vehicle with a license plate not registered with the parking management system.
  • Only display your permit in vehicles registered in your Transportation and Parking Services account. Update any vehicle changes in your account before parking on campus.
  • A permit allows you to park in the approved zone lots based on availability. There are no assigned lots or spaces.
  • Permits cannot be sold, loaned, duplicated, or traded to others; this will invalidate the permit. Student Residents can only purchase and use Resident permits.
  • On campus overnight parking is restricted to those with a valid Resident Zone permit and in the specified residential zones.
  • Permit holders are responsible for updating contact information in their parking account.
  • Any unavoidable parking circumstances need to be reported to our Transit Center before leaving your vehicle.
  • On-campus motorcycle parking requires a specific motorcycle permit and is restricted to posted motorcycle stalls.
  • License Plate Recognition (LPR) Program: Boise State Public Safety License Plate Recognition Program

Construction Parking Policy

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.
  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. Approved and processed permits can be picked up at the Transit Center located by the west entrance of the Student Union Building 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.


Cross-Parking is defined as the time when permit holders are allowed to park in permit areas other than the one they are normally assigned. For example, Commuter permit holders may park in other Commuter and Reserve surface lots, and Reserve permit holders may park in other Reserve or Commuter surface lots.
Keep in mind however

  • The Administration Lot and the Parking Garages are always pay lots if you do not have the required permit.
  • Garage permit holders may cross-park in Reserve lots, but cannot cross-park into the other campus garage.
  • Commuter and Reserve permit holders may not cross-park into campus Resident parking areas.

Cross-parking is permitted after 4:00 pm – 12:30 am Monday through Friday and all day long on Saturdays and Sundays. All Commuter and Reserve permit holders may park in lots noted as Commuter or Reserve on the Campus Parking Map. Housing permit holders may not cross-park at any time. During certain events on campus, Cross-Parking may be restricted in order to accommodate visitors.

Intersession Parking

Intersession Parking is defined as an extended period of time when cross-parking is permitted, during times when classes are not normally in session (such as holidays) or between semesters. Regulations for intersession cross-parking are of two varieties, Winter Intersession Parking and Regular Intersession Parking.

Winter Intersession parking
From Monday, December 17 through Friday, January 11, holiday cross-parking rules are in effect in all reserve and commuter surface lots. Cross-parking is on a space-available basis and may be affected by the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Friday, December 21.

Cross-parking is not available for Resident West (RW) or Resident Central (RC) permit holders, and cross-parking is NOT allowed in Plaza lots, Resident zone areas, or in the Brady Street and Lincoln Avenue garages.

Resident West (RW) or Resident Central (RC) permit holders leaving vehicles for extended periods of time during holiday parking dates, are asked to park in the level just below the top floor of the garages.

Regular Intersession parking
Regular Intersession parking allows regular cross-parking rules, outlined above, in all Commuter and Reserve lots.

Regular Inter-session parking is allowed during the following times:

  • Thanksgiving holiday week
  • When classes aren’t scheduled during Spring Break
  • Break between the last summer session and the beginning of fall semester
  • Any holiday the University is closed.


Intersession and cross-parking is included with all Commuter and Reserve permits automatically.

Refund Policy

Permits are returnable at any time and refundable per the following schedule. These dates also apply to employees separating from the University throughout the year.

2018-19 Academic Year

– Up to the (fourteenth class day of the fall semester) for a 100% refund – September 7, 2018
– Up to the midpoint of the fall semester for a 75% refund – October 20, 2018
– Up to the (Fourteenth class day of the spring semester) for a 50% refund – January 25, 2019
– Up to the midpoint of the spring semester for a 25% refund – March 9, 2019
– No refunds after the midpoint of the spring semester – March 10, 2019
– For payroll deduct refunds see Employee Payroll Deduct Rates below

Employee Payroll Deduct Rates (23 Payments)

Payroll Deduct is available for the purchase of a Boise State parking permit only. Permits purchased after the first Payroll Deduction has been made may have the amount of the deduction adjusted so the total amount due will be collected by the last Payroll Deduction period.

If an employee with a permit on Payroll Deduction leaves employment with Boise State University for any reason, Transportation and Parking Services will deactivate the parking permit and permissions at the time employment ends. The employee should return of dispose of the physical permit. The employee will be responsible for any parking citations garnered after the deactivation of the permit has occurred.

If the employee wishes to retain their parking permit and permissions, they should go to the Transit Center office and pay the remaining balance on their permit. The employee should notify our office prior to the pay-period before termination in order to avoid the potential deactivation of the permit.


2018-19 Academic Year

– Motorcycle: $124 — $5.40
– West Reserve $424 – $18.44
– West Commuter $204 — $8.87
– Central Reserve $472 — $20.53
– East Reserve $424 — $18.44
– East Commuter $176 — $7.66
– South Reserve $424 — $18.44
– South Commuter $176 — $7.66
– Brady Street Garage $444 — $19.31
– Lincoln Avenue Garage $408 — $17.74
– Designated Reserve: $900; call for more information.

*The numbers listed here are representative of a permit purchased prior to the first payroll deduction period. These numbers may vary based upon when a permit is purchased. Permits purchased after the first Payroll Deduction has been made may have the amount of the deduction adjusted so the total amount due will be collected by the last Payroll Deduction period.

Summer Permits


Permit holders may be asked not to park in the Boise State lots when events are scheduled.

Summer Permits:

All parking rules and regulations are in effect year around, and permits or payment are required for use of University parking facilities.


Permits will be available for purchase beginning during the midpoint of the spring semester.


Summer Pricing is 25% of annual pricing.

Evening/Weekend Parking Permit for Students

A new permit developed for students taking only evening and/or weekend classes. This permit allows for parking in any Reserve or Commuter zone after 4 p.m. until midnight on weekdays, and all day until midnight on weekends.

Towing and Impound Regulations

Signs posted at all lots and designated reserved spaces constitute notice that parking is controlled by these regulations. Parking in violation of these regulations will result in impoundment and/or towing of the vehicle. If the vehicle is towed, the vehicle will be released only after payment of the towing service charge and storage fee. Photo ID and proof of ownership are required.

Impound boots will be removed with payment in full of all outstanding parking fines, paid to Boise State Transportation & Parking Services. Fines not paid by 5:30 p.m. (4:30 pm during Summer office hours), the day the vehicle is booted, will result in the vehicle being towed off campus.

Questions and Concerns

Questions may be directed to the department at (208) 426-PARK (7275), or Contact Us.

Comments, complaints, suggestions or recommendations concerning the parking program should be submitted, in writing, to your Parking Committee Representative or may be dropped off at the Transportation & Parking Services office to be forwarded to the appropriate person. Parking Committee Representatives will present comments to the Transportation & Parking Advisory Committee, an advisory board consisting of representatives from Boise City and the campus community. The committee, in turn, studies campus transportation and parking issues and reviews relevant research before making recommendations to the University Administration, who make regulation changes. Suggestions for improving service are always welcome.