Parking & Transportation

Parking Regulations

Basic Parking Information

  • All surface lots require a permit at all times, signage is posted
  • No parking is allowed, in most surface lots, Monday – Friday from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. 
  • 15-Minute, disability, maintenance vehicles and assigned stalls are enforced 24/7
  • Vehicles in handicapped spaces must display a state issued disability/handicap permit

Employee and Student Lots

Employee parking lots: AA, B, D, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, N, O, P, R, S and W

Resident student lots: A1, A2, A3, C, E, V, 4th Avenue Parking Ramp and Stateview
Commuter student lots: AA, C, M, N, 4th Avenue Parking Ramp and V

3 a.m. – 7 a.m.
Monday- Friday

No parking within Commuter or Employee Lots


Exception: Resident students, any resident student lot does allow overnight parking.
7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Designated lot permit is required.


Example: C Lot permit holders must park within C Lot.
3 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Any University permit, student or employee, is valid (in any surface lot).


Example: M Lot permit holder can park in B Lot after 3 p.m.


Exceptions: Resident student lots, these are always restricted. For example, an M Lot permit holder cannot park within E Lot.


After 6 p.m., FREE parking is available within L & V Lot. No permit is required.

  • L Lot is located outside of Garvey Commons
  • V Lot is located near the Robert Greenhouse


Weekend parking begins at 3 p.m. Friday for permit holders and 6 p.m. Friday for non-permit holders until 3 a.m. Monday.


Any University permit, student or employee, is valid (in any surface lot).


FREE parking is available within L & V Lot. No permit is required.

  • L Lot is located outside of Garvey Commons
  • V Lot is located near the Robert Greenhouse 
  • Vehicles must be moved by 3 a.m. Monday to avoid receiving a citation

Employee and Student Lots are enforced during summer/winter. Summer/Winter break parking regulation changes will be announced from the Public Safety Center directly.

Pay Lots and Parking Ramp

Pay Lots: Miller Pay Lot, Husky Pay Lot, ISELF Pay Lot, South Pay Lot, Eastman Pay Lot and the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp

3 a.m. - 7 a.m.

Monday - Friday

No parking within Husky, ISELF, Eastman and South Pay Lots. Parking is available within Miller Pay Lot and the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp.
a.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Pay Lots Cost $0.75 per half hour, $1.50 per hour and $12 per day. Eastman Pay Lot is $3 with a two-hour maximum time limit. Husky Pay Lot is $1.00 per hour.
6 p.m. - 3 a.m.
Monday - Friday
All pay lots have a set evening rate of $3.00 for the night.


Friday at 3 p.m. to Monday at 3 a.m.

All pay lots have a daily rate of $5.00. After 6 p.m., evening rate is applied at $3.00. 

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.

Snow Emergencies for Student Residence Lots

A snow emergency is typically declared after snowfalls of three or more inches. To aid efficient snow/ice removal, please follow the parking regulations emailed from the Public Safety Center. Violators will be ticketed and potentially towed.

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

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 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
  • Three or more citations paid or unpaid, in an academic year, after exceeding $90 in unpaid fines or at the discretion of SCSU or Public Safety

Auto Clamp fines are issued whether the clamp has been physically attached to a vehicle’s tire or not. Clamps are released when citations are paid in full. After the first clamp, a vehicle is subject to towing.


Situations that may warrant TOWING include, but are not limited to:

  • Obstructing traffic
  • Impeding emergency responses
  • Impeding University operations
  • Blocking pedestrian traffic
  • Parking in surface lot scheduled for snow removal, maintenance or repair 
  • Parking in a signed, tow-designated area
  • Parking in a childcare stall without a childcare permit or misuse of said permit
  • Vehicle that has been issued three or more citations
  • Vehicle previously auto-clamped or auto clamped within 24 hours

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.


To pay a citation 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


You must file a parking citation appeal within five business days of the issue date. Visit Public Safety for an appeal form or go online to Look Up Ticket

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.

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.