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Parking Rules and Regulations

Monmouth College Parking Rules and Regulations 2014-15
All Monmouth College parking lots and parking areas, including those streets and driveways maintained by the College, require a College-issued parking permit. 

Monmouth is a residential pedestrian campus with a limited number of parking spaces available. To accommodate the number of parking spaces available on campus, the number of permits issued to students will be limited. However, possession of a parking permit does not guarantee that a parking space will always be available in a specific lot. Available parking spaces may not be in the parking area immediately adjacent to your residence hall.

Hang Tag Permits – Use and Fines

It is the responsibility of the person registered for the parking permit to properly display the permit at all times (hung from the rearview mirror with assignment and expiration date visible through the front windshield). Incorrect display of the parking permit may result in a parking ticket and fine. The person registered for the hang tag will be charged the fine for all tickets issued for any vehicle parked in an illegal spot or lot with the permit. Hang tags should be removed from the rearview mirror while driving.

The full permit fee will be charged for a replacement permit. A refund for an unused parking permit is allowed if requested within the first seven days of each semester and if the unused permit is returned.

 General Rules and Regulations
 
  1. Parking in all Monmouth College parking lots or College-maintained streets requires the appropriate College-issued parking permit (employee or student). A parking permit does not guarantee the holder a parking space or a parking space in a specific lot. The responsibility of finding an authorized parking space rests with the permit holder. Lack of preferred parking is not considered a valid excuse for violation of traffic and parking regulations. 
  2. Parking is prohibited in campus fire lanes (Stockdale drive, west side of Bowers, etc.) at all times. 
  3. Blocking or obstructing traffic in parking areas, in service drives, along yellow curbs, in loading docks or next to trash dumpsters is prohibited.
  4. Parking on, driving on or blocking sidewalks, pedestrian pathways and College lawns is prohibited. 
  5. While driving on College property, motorists must yield right-of-way to pedestrians.
  6. Full price will be charged for replacement, lost or stolen parking permits. Anyone found in possession of a stolen parking permit will be fined, lose all campus parking privileges, and face disciplinary actions.
  7. Students may not park in Faculty/Staff spaces from 7:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m. weekdays (Monday-Friday) and may not park in the Admission lot at any time. All parking lots are open from 5:00 p.m. Friday to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, except for the Admission lot and when/where specifically designated.
  8. Use of parking spaces that are restricted for service/delivery is limited to specific College vehicles only. All others will be ticketed regardless of time or use of hazard lights. Visitor Parking spaces may not be used by College Faculty, Staff or Students at any time.
  9. In the event of a license plate change, a new vehicle is obtained, or a loaner/ temporary vehicle is brought to campus, the Business Office must be notified. Please email parking@monmouthcollege.edu with the information on the alternate vehicle.
  10. To address operational requirements (construction, special events, etc.), campus parking lots, parking areas or parking spaces may be temporarily or permanently closed.
Handicapped Parking
 
As mandated by the State of Illinois, a number of campus parking spaces are designated for handicapped parking. These parking spaces are clearly marked and are restricted for use by individuals displaying valid handicapped permits issued by licensed physicians or with State-issued handicapped license plates. 

Tickets and Fines
 
Parking tickets will be issued to any vehicles found to be in violation of the rules and regulations in this guide or as posted (i.e., signs, electronic bulletin board, etc.) by Monmouth College. The person registered for the hang tag will be charged the fine for all tickets issued for any vehicle parked in an illegal spot or lot with the permit. A parking permit does not guarantee the holder a parking space. The responsibility of finding an authorized parking space rests with the permit holder. Lack of preferred parking is not considered a valid excuse for violation of traffic and parking regulations. Failure to find a parking ticket on the vehicle does not invalidate the parking ticket or the associated fine. Unregistered vehicles with outstanding violations will be assessed a service fee if the license plate number is traced for identification. Failure of the College to strictly enforce any parking regulation does not waive future enforcement of the regulation.

Fines associated with parking tickets:
  • Unregistered Motor Vehicle: $100.00
  • Parking in Handicapped Space without Permit: $50.00
  • All Other Violations (unauthorized lot or parking space, restricted areas, blocking dumpsters, etc.): $20.00
Appeals
 
Parking tickets may be appealed in writing to the Student Appeals Board (Campus Mail Box #1 or by email to parking@monmouthcollege.edu). Appeals should include details on the reasons to reverse the violation and fine. Written appeals must be received within 14 calendar days of the date the parking ticket was issued. Appeals received after the 14-day deadline will not be considered. You will be notified of the Students Appeals Board decision.

Theft and Damage
 
Parking permits or registration decals do not include or imply security protection. Monmouth College assumes no responsibility for theft or damage to motor vehicles or their contents. Vehicles should be locked at all times.

Inoperable or Abandoned Vehicles
 
The owner or driver of a vehicle that is in violation of Monmouth College parking rules and regulations but cannot be moved due to mechanical difficulties must immediately report the vehicle to Campus Security or the owner will be fined.

Towing of Vehicles
 
Vehicles parked illegally will be towed at the owner’s expense by Berg’s Towing, 1420 North Main Street, 309-734-1999. The towing charge is $50.00. A storage charge will also be assessed.

Responsibilities
 
Parking on the Monmouth College campus is a privilege that may be revoked. Students who abuse parking privileges may lose their permission to park on campus for the remainder of the current school year without a fee refund. Students who are required to permanently remove their vehicles, but fail to do so will be face disciplinary action.

Monmouth College reserves the right to temporarily or permanently change all parking rules and regulations in order to make improvements or to facilitate operations. Students, faculty and staff will be informed of such changes by public notice (lot signage, electronic bulletin board, email, etc.).

City Parking Ordinances
 
Violations of City ordinances will be enforced by the Monmouth Police Department. Parking on City streets without a City residential permit in neighborhoods surrounding the campus is prohibited. Where overnight parking is allowed, parking on City streets is limited to 72 hours at any one location. A number of streets bordering the campus, including East Broadway, North 6th and East Euclid, are designated by the City of Monmouth as “Emergency/Snow Routes.” In the event of snow, the City of Monmouth prohibits parking on these streets until the snow has been cleared. Significant fines and towing can result from violation of City parking ordinances.

Visitors
 
Visitors may obtain a temporary parking permit from the Stockdale Center, Business Office or Admission Office. Visitors must comply with the College and City of Monmouth rules and regulations.