The College of Wooster Office of Security & Protective Services is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the motor vehicle regulations on the campus. The motor vehicle regulations have been developed to maximize efficient use of existing parking areas and to create a safe and orderly environment so that all members of this community and visitors to the campus may enjoy their stay. Security personnel must enforce Federal and State laws, city ordinances, and College regulations; therefore, your cooperation is imperative and appreciated.
It is expected that No Vehicle will be parked on College of Wooster property without a valid parking permit. We have established a twenty-four-hour visitor permit system to assist in making this work. Individuals must come to the SPS Office to get a permit before parking a vehicle on College property.
If you encounter any problems arising from a traffic situation or have questions concerning parking, parking citations or parking permits, please contact the SPS Office at 602 E. Wayne Ave. or phone 330-263-2590. (campus extension 2590).
Any student who wishes to drive or park a vehicle on College property must register his or her vehicle with Security & Protective Services and display a valid permit. A student may register only one vehicle. He/She must be the owner or the primary operator of that vehicle and may not register the vehicle of another student. Permits are limited to the number of spaces available on campus. Permits (including Temporary Permits) are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. At the end of each spring semester, returning students are offered the opportunity to purchase permits for the following academic year.
At the time of registration, a student must be prepared to show proof of registered ownership (copy or original of valid state registration papers) and a College of Wooster Identification Card. Registration forms and parking permits are available at the SPS Office 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
Registration fees are as follows:
Registration fees can be paid by COW Card or billed to your student account.
All members of the staff or faculty must register any vehicle that they plan on parking or driving on Campus property. The Security Office offers the registration service free of charge to all employees of The College of Wooster. Each employee is requested to limit the number of vehicles registered to two. If a non-registered vehicle is driven to campus, a temporary permit must be obtained from the Security Office. Vehicle registrations may be completed at the Security & Protective Services Office.
Any visitor who wishes to drive or park a vehicle on campus must register the vehicle with the Safety & Security Office. Registered visitors may park for up to three consecutive days free; Registration forms and permits are available in the Security Office on a twenty-four-hour basis. A map indicating Visitor parking spaces available in designated areas throughout campus will be distributed with each Visitor permit.
Additionally, there is a waiting list that you may sign up for to obtain permits. The waiting list is also on a first-come, first-served basis. You must have already purchased a permit for the current year/semester in order to be placed on the list. Frequent violations of the Parking Rules and Regulations will result in a denial/removal from the waiting list.
A lost, damaged or destroyed permit may be replaced at the SPS Office for a $10 fee. Damaged permits should be returned when applying for a replacement.
Bicycles may not be stored or parked in any residence hall public area which has not been explicitly designated for bicycle storage. All bicycles should be adequately secured when not in use. For the purpose of theft protection, individuals bringing bicycles to campus are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the registration service offered by Security & Protective Services or the Wooster City Police Department. The SPS Office will retain unclaimed or abandoned bicycles for three (3) months, after which time they will be donated or disposed of.
The College assumes no responsibility or liability for any vehicle or its contents while it is operated or parked on the campus. Every member of the campus community driving or parking a motor vehicle on or around the campus is responsible for knowing the State of Ohio and College of Wooster motor vehicle regulations. College regulations are as follows:
Any individual who violates the motor vehicle regulations should expect to be cited. In addition to being fined, violators may have their vehicle immobilized or towed, may have parking privileges denied, and may be subject to judicial process and/or remuneration for property damage. Fines for a citation MUST be paid at the SPS office within five (5) working days of issuance. If an appeal is to be filed, it also MUST be filed within five (5) working days of issuance of the citation. Unpaid fines will be billed to the individual's account in the Business Office.
Parking violation fines are assessed in the following manner:
The College reserves the right to revoke or deny registration and campus parking privileges for the following reasons:
Primary responsibility for a parking violation remains with the owner or permit holder of such vehicle. Therefore, violations occurring with an individual's vehicle while driven by another may affect the owner's parking privileges, and any fines will be billed to the owner's account.
A student whose vehicle is chronically in violation of parking regulations or is used in an act of vandalism may also be referred to the College judicial system for disciplinary action. No refunds will be given for permits that have been revoked.
Any vehicle that inhibits traffic flow (including access for emergency and service vehicles), is parked in a no parking zone, and/or blocks a "dumpster" will be towed immediately. A vehicle may also be towed or immobilized for parking in areas other than those to which the vehicle has been assigned or for parking on lawns. In addition, towing and immobilization may be used for vehicles owned by chronic violators, for vehicles owned by individuals denied campus parking privileges, and for all vehicles not displaying a valid parking permit. Vehicles may also be towed or immobilized for other reasons deemed necessary by SPS. Information on a vehicle that has been towed may be obtained by calling the SPS Office, Extension 2590. The violator will be required to pay all towing expenses prior to the release of the vehicle. Owners of the vehicles that have been immobilized must come to the SPS office for removal. Never attempt to move an immobilized vehicle. Attempting to move an immobilized vehicle will result in damage. All outstanding fines must be paid, in addition to the $25 removal fee prior to the immobilizer being removed.
Because the College of Wooster is concerned with the individual rights of its community members, an appeals process has been established for parking complaints. If an individual wishes to file an appeal for a parking violation, he/she should report to the SPS Office, located at 602 E. Wayne Ave., during the normal business hours. The appeal must be filed within five (5) working days of the citation being issued. The citation must accompany the appeal form. None of the fines reflected on the citation being appealed will be processed until the appeal has been reviewed and decided upon by the Parking Appeal Review Committee (PARC). The PARC decision will be final.
All campus parking lots are indicated by a parking sign posted at or near the entrance to the lot. The signs clearly indicate who is permitted to park in the lots as follows:
It is the permit holder's responsibility to know where he/she is permitted to park.
If you are unable to find a parking space in your designated lot, please contact SPS (330-263-2590) immediately so that they may find you a space. No open spaces in your designated lot is not an acceptable reason to park illegally. Violators will still be cited, immobilized and/or towed.
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