Parking & Transportation

Parking Regulations

Basic Information

  • Signs provide information about parking regulations and hours
  • In most lots, no parking is allowed 3-7 a.m. Monday-Friday
    • Exceptions: 4th Avenue Parking Ramp, Miller Pay Lot, A Lot, E Lot, Stateview Lot and the paved, eastern portion of K Lot
  • Signed areas -- such as 15-minute, disability, maintenance vehicles and assigned stalls -- are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • A parking stall is valid when lines are on both sides of the vehicle
  • Pay-as-you-go parking is available in the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp and Miller Lot, South Lot, ISELF Lot and Husky Pay Lot

Disability Parking/Americans with Disabilities Act

Vehicles in spaces marked with handicapped signs must display a state-issued disability/handicap parking permit.

With advance notice, reasonable accommodations regarding a disability can be provided.

For more information, contact Student Disability Services at (320) 308-4080.

Snow Emergencies for Student Residence Lots

A snow emergency is typically declared after snowfalls of three or more inches. To aid efficient snow removal, follow parking regulations. Violators will be ticketed and towed.

Weekend snow emergencies are declared by 3 p.m. Sunday.

Employee Lots

Employee parking lots are AA, B, C, D, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, N, O, P, R, S, W and X
 
7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Friday
Lot permit is required. Example: B Lot permit is valid for B Lot.
3 p.m.-3 a.m.
Monday-Friday

Any University permit is valid.

After 6 p.m., parking is free in L and V lots.  No permit is required.

3 -7 a.m.
Monday-Friday
No parking in any employee lots.
Weekends: 
3 p.m. Friday- 3 a.m. Monday

A University permit is valid. 

Free parking in L and V Lots. No permit required.

Summer Employee and student lots are enforced. 

Student Lots

Residence hall student lots are A1, A2, A3, E, K/O and Stateview
Commuter student lots are C, K,M, N and V
7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Friday
Lot permit is required. Example: C Lot permit is valid for C Lot.
3 p.m..-3 a.m.
Monday-Friday

Any University permit is valid. Exception: Residence hall student lots.

After 6 p.m., parking is free in L and V lots. No permit is required.

3-7 a.m.
Monday- Friday
No parking in commuter student lots. Exception: Residence hall student lots by designated permit.
Weekends:
3 p.m. Friday- 3 a.m. Monday

Any University permit is valid.

Free parking available in L and V Lots. No permit required.

Summer Parking Permits are required in all student lots during the summer. If you have a current K/O permit you may park in one of the student A lots. This permit is valid through June 30. On July 1, the next year's permit is required.

Stateview: Parking by permit is enforced when classes are in session. If a vehicle is parked in your space during the week, call Public Safety at 308-3333. We will attempt to locate the owner. Public Safety can make arrangements to have the vehicle towed.

Pay Lots and Parking Ramp

Pay lots are Miller Pay Lot, Husky Pay Lot, ISELF Pay Lot, South Pay Lot and the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp
7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Monday-Friday
Cost is $.75 per 30 minutes, with a $12 per-day maximum.
6 p.m.-3 a.m.
Monday-Friday
Evening rate is $3.
3-7 a.m.
Monday-Friday
No parking in Husky, ISELF and South Pay Lots. Parking is available in Miller Pay Lot and the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp.
Weekends: 3 p.m. Friday- 3 a.m. Monday

Daily rate ois $5. Evening rate, after 6 p.m., is $3.

Summer Employee and student lots are enforced. 
Breaks All lots are enforced.

Regulation and Enforcement

St. Cloud State reserves the right to ticket, auto clamp and/or tow vehicles in violation of parking regulations. Towing is at the owner's expense.

  • Persistent violators may have parking privileges revoked

Parking is prohibited in designated delivery areas, service areas, no parking zones, state vehicle parking zones, fire lanes, driveways, lawns, sidewalks and other posted areas. Violators will be subject to towing.

Failure to pay fines will result in holds on academic transcripts and registration privileges.

Auto Clamping

Vehicles may be towed at the owner's expense. Situations include, but are not limited to:

  • Obstructing traffic, impeding emergency responses, impeding University operations, blocking pedestrian traffic
  • Parking in a lot scheduled for snow removal, maintenance or repair
  • Parking in a posted, tow-designated area
  • Vehicles auto-clamped for 24 hours
  • Vehicle in a childcare stall without a childcare permit, or misuse of said permit
  • Vehicle that has been issued three or more citations
  • Vehicle that has been auto-clamped at least once

Towing

Vehicles may be auto-clamped at the owner's expense. Situations include, but are not limited to:

  • Displaying a permit reported lost or stolen
  • Displaying a permit that has been altered or forged
  • Displaying an expired permit

Auto-clamp fines are issued after three or more citations, paid or unpaid, in an academic year. Fines are issued whether or not a clamp has been physically attached to a vehicle’s tire. Clamps are released when citations are paid. After the first clamp, a vehicle is subject to towing.

Permit Fraud

Students who commit permit fraud, including, but not limited to, alteration of a permit, displaying another person's permit and creating and/or displaying a false permit, will lose on-campus parking privileges for the semester and the subsequent semester. The Department of Student Life and Development may consider other sanctions. For more information, call (320) 308-3111.

Payment

To pay in person or over the phone:

Business Office
Administrative Services Building
Room 123
720 4th Ave. S.
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Phone: (320) 308-4003

Appeals

You must file a parking citation appeal within five business days of the issue date. Visit Public Safety for an appeal form.

The Parking Appeals Committee is comprised of student and employee volunteers. Committee decisions are final.

Failure to pay fines will result in legal or other action, until the debt is satisfied. 

If an appeal is not granted, fines become full charge, even if an appeal was filed during the discount-charge period. The discount-charge period is 10 business days after ticket is issued.

To get an auto-clamp removed, pay the citation(s). You will be reimbursed if an appeal is granted.

Bicycle Parking

Bicycles must be secured to a bike rack. Bikes left after the semester has ended are subject to removal and may be turned over to the St. Cloud Police Department. For identification purposes, keep a detailed description and serial number.