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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 reserve Lots and reserve Permit Holders may park in other reserve Lots or Commuter Lots.

Keep in mind however:  The Plaza Lots and the Parking Garages are always pay lots if you do not have the required permit. Garage permits can cross-park in Reserve lots but cannot cross-park in the other campus garages.

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 permits cannot 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 19 through Friday, January 6, 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 Thursday, December 22.

Cross-parking is not available for Resident West (RW), Central (RC), or South (RS) permit holders. 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 Reserved lots 24 hours a day.

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. Intersession Permits can be purchased separately, for those who do not have Commuter or Reserve permits, year-round at the Transportation and Parking Services Office.


See Parking Permit/Fee Cost schedule.

General Definitions

Unless the context dictates otherwise, the following definitions apply to these regulations.

Decal or Parking Permit:

A graphic design or label created annually and issued only by Boise State Transportation & Parking Services authorizing a person parking privileges on Boise State University property in a designated lot or area. This may consist of a static cling decal to be displayed on the inside lower left windshield or an adhesive decal to be applied to a motorcycle/scooter or Plexiglass which will be secured to the motorcycle/scooter.


Term that refers to parking for disabled persons.

Accessible Stall:

Parking space marked by blue curb, wheel block, sign, and/or international accessibility symbol.


Impounding and/or towing a vehicle for violation of these regulations.


A vehicle that has ceased to move and is unattended except that all vehicles in metered spaces are considered to be parked.

Parking Stall:

Space marked by yellow painted lines in paved areas, or wheel blocks placed in unpaved areas for the purpose of delineating parking spaces.

Registration with Boise State

Parking Registration

Requirements: Everyone who applies for a permit to park a vehicle in a permit required lot on the Boise State campus, must complete the registration process with Boise State Transportation & Parking Services before that vehicle is parked in a campus permit lot.

Necessary Paperwork:

– A completed vehicle registration form, to include correct license plate number and accurate description of the vehicle or vehicles.
– A Boise State University student, faculty or staff ID card or other proof of status, and
– Acceptable form of payment (We accept Cash, Checks*, Credit/Debit cards as well as Bronco Bucks)
*Returned checks will cause permits to be considered invalid*

Signing a vehicle registration form certifies that all information given is accurate.

If one does not give accurate information on the vehicle registration form, the permit will become invalid and/or confiscated, the vehicle will be ticketed and/or impounded, and/or parking privileges revoked. The individual agrees to read and comply with current parking and vehicle control regulations.

Permits remain the property of Boise State University Transportation & Parking Services and may not be reassigned or sold for any reason by an individual. Parking privileges are revocable at any time.

It is the responsibility of the individual who changes vehicles and/or license plates after initial registration to submit changes promptly to Transportation & Parking Services prior to permits being displayed on those vehicles. Updates and changes may be made by U.S. mail, phone, fax, or in person at the Transportation & Parking Services Office. Your Boise State University identification number must be included on all requested changes.

It is the responsibility of a person who terminates employment or student status to notify Transportation & Parking Services.

For your own protection, please advise your state motor vehicle division of every vehicle sale or trade to avoid continued responsibility for subsequent citations issued to the sold/traded vehicle.

Parking permits shall be removed from a motor vehicle under the following circumstances:
change in vehicle ownership;
permit expiration;
receipt of a new permit for the same time period;
vehicle/permit owner terminates association with Boise State;
cancellation of permit/decal for cause;

Duration of Permits:

Annual and weekend parking permits are valid on an academic year basis on the first day of each fall semester. Some special permits are valid for twelve calendar months from date of purchase; others are valid for varying periods. See the appropriate section pertaining to the desired permit type in “Special Permits” for details.

Faculty and Staff – Payroll Deduction:

To take advantage of the payroll deduction option requires a “Boise State University Payroll Deduct Authorization” form, (available from the Transportation & Parking Services Office). When purchasing a permit via the web your selection of the payroll deduction option and clicking the submit button to complete the transaction is your authorization for the Payroll Deduction payment method.

Restricted Areas

Violation of the following regulations will result in the vehicle being ticketed and/or towed away at owner’s expense.

No Parking Areas:

Parking is permitted only within marked stalls.

Fire Lanes Are Not Open for Parking at Any Time.

To do so creates an extreme hazard and in the event of an emergency, vehicles would not be able to reach areas involved. Additionally – all lanes are considered fire lanes.

All Areas Not Specifically Designated for Parking by Signs, Striping, Bumper Blocks, or Other Devices Are “No Parking” Zones.

No parking is permitted in yellow zones, loading zones, accessible areas, no parking areas, motorcycle zones, or permit required areas without a valid permit or decal.

No parking is permitted on sidewalks, in a dumpster area, in front of a driveway, within an intersection, within 15 feet of a fire hydrant, on a crosswalk, on grass or other surfaces not designated for parking, or in any roadway or traffic lane.

Vehicles parked in a manner that is deemed to be unsafe will be considered in violation.

A campus area that has been closed off by barricades or other traffic control devices, including signs, will not be entered by any vehicle unless specifically authorized by Boise State University Transportation & Parking Services.

Transportation & Parking Services may suspend parking enforcement in, pre-empt the use of, and/or close any parking area preceding special events. Transportation & Parking Services reserves the right to charge a fee for parking at these events.

Loading Zones:

Loading zones are for loading and unloading purposes only. They have a 15-minute maximum time limit.

Compact Vehicle Stall:

Some stalls located in the Lincoln and Brady Parking Structures are marked “Compact.” Boise State Transportation & Parking Services defines a compact vehicle as any vehicle with an overall length less than 175 inches and an overall height less than 60 inches. Any vehicle exceeding either the length restriction, height restriction, or both and parked in a “Compact” stall may be cited.

All end-of-row stalls located within the Parking Structures are marked “Compact” in order to ensure a clear line of sight around drive lane corners. In order to avoid the safety hazard of an obstructed line of sight at corners, the use of these stalls is limited to vehicles with measurements below the above-mentioned length and height restrictions. Any vehicle exceeding either the length restriction, height restriction, or both and parked in an end-of-row stall marked “Compact” may be cited.

Parallel Parking Zones:

To ensure the safety of everyone, vehicles utilizing parallel parking stalls along roadways in Boise State University parking facilities must adhere to the same regulation enforced on city streets and park in the direction of traffic. Vehicles parked against the flow of traffic are subject to citation.

Service Indicator Student Account Hold

Once a student’s outstanding balance with Transportation & Parking Services exceeds $50.00, a Service Indicator Hold is placed on the student account. The student will be unable to enroll in classes, request transcripts, or receive account refunds until payment arrangements are made with Transportation & Parking Services. Citations may be paid online, using the “Pay Citations” link listed under “Online Business Links” located on the website homepage.

Vehicles & Security

Boise State University assumes no responsibility for care or protection of any vehicle or its contents while it is operated or parked on campus. All vehicles should be locked, with valuables secured, while left unattended.

Disabled, Abandoned

Boise State University Transportation & Parking Services offers a motorist-assist service. Personnel will jump start a dead battery or unlock a car door (except on vehicles equipped with electronically activated locks and/or side air bags) if keys are locked in the vehicle. Both services are performed for no charge. Call Transportation & Parking Services at 426-PARK (7275).
A signature and driver’s license will be required for lockout assistance.

People with or without permits whose vehicles have broken down on University property are to notify the Transportation & Parking Services Office immediately. Major mechanical repairs to, and dead storage of, vehicles on University property is prohibited.

Vehicles not displaying license plates or temporary registrations will be considered abandoned if not moved within 72 hours. Abandoned or junked motor vehicles remaining on University property more than 72 hours will be removed at owner’s expense.

Displaying or selling of vehicles on campus is prohibited.

Violation of any of these regulations will result in the vehicle being ticketed and/or towed away at the owner’s expense.

Vehicle Positioning/Placement

A designated parking space consists of two painted parallel lines connected on either end by a third line, curb, or road’s edge. The responsibility for finding a legal parking space rests with the motor vehicle operator at all times, including bad weather and darkness. Lack of space is not considered a valid excuse for violation of regulations. In all cases in which a motor vehicle is parked, the position will be such that the whole vehicle is located within boundaries of the parking space.

In unpaved lots the front of a vehicle should be centered on, and front wheels should be placed against, the wheel block which denotes the parking space. The fact that other vehicles are parked improperly will not constitute a valid excuse for parking with any part of the motor vehicle outside parking space boundaries. If any part of a vehicle extends beyond the regular parking space into a roadway, blocks traffic, is in a non-designated area, fire lane, or yellow painted area, that vehicle is considered improperly parked and will be ticketed and/or towed.