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Parking Rules and Regulations

Monmouth College Student Parking Permits

All Monmouth College parking lots and parking areas, including those streets and drives maintained by the College, require a College-issued parking permit.  Parking overnight on City streets surrounding campus is prohibited without a City-issued homeowner resident 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.
 
Registration Form
 
The parking permit registration form is available online under the I Need Help With and New Students Information tabs in MyMC.  The opportunity to purchase a student parking permit is first given to returning students (those with a Sophomore, Junior and Senior status in the 2014-15 school year) if a Registration Form is submitted prior to July 20th.  After the July 20th deadline, permits are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis regardless of seniority/class status if permits are still available.  Any student who requests a permit after the designated number of permits has been assigned will be put on a waiting list for the next available permit.
 
On the Registration Form, select one of the following permits: 
- General Student Permit for $100 per semester which is valid in any Student lot or designated area on campus
- HR/President Permit for $100 per semester for students in these positions on campus
- Founders Village Permit which is part of the housing costs for students assigned to live in Founders Village
-11th Street Only Permit, a free option for student who prefer an economical way to park a car near campus
- Commuter Decal Permit, a free option for students who do not live on campus and will be parking on City streets for classes and campus events (not overnight)
 
If a General Student Permit is requested but none are available, the student will be offered an 11th Street Only Permit, if available.  The student will also be put on a waiting list for a Student Permit.  Parking in Student lots is not allowed for students with an 11th Street Only permit and/or on the waiting list for a Student permit.
 
Parking permits will be issued to students upon returning to campus and permit fees will be charged to student accounts.

Refunds and Permit Replacements
 
A refund for a returned and unused parking permit is allowed if requested within the first seven calendar days of the semester and if the unused permit is returned. 
 
To receive a replacement permit during a semester, you must attempt to remove the old permit and bring the resulting pieces to the Business Office for a new permit to be issued.  If the old permit is not returned, the full permit cost will be charged for the replacement.

Permit Holder 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 refund of permit fees.  Be sure to read the signage at the entrance of and/or adjacent to the area before parking.

It is the responsibility of the parking permit holder to properly display the permit (right side, front windshield not in a tinted area for automobiles, and rear fender for motorcycles.) Incorrect display of the parking permit may result in a parking ticket and fine. If an alternative vehicle is used by a parking permit holder, a temporary parking permit must be obtained from the Stockdale Center Office or the Business Office.

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.).

Vehicle owners or parking permit holders who have received more than four parking tickets during an academic year may be required to permanently remove their vehicles from campus, and no permit refund will be provided. Vehicle owners or parking permit holders who are required to permanently remove their vehicles, but fail to do so will be referred to the appropriate administrative office (Student Affairs, Personnel, etc.) for disciplinary action.

General Rules and Regulations

1.  Parking in all Monmouth College parking lots or College-maintained streets requires the appropriate College-issued parking permit. 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.  All Monmouth College students, faculty and staff must register their vehicles and properly display a parking permit at all times. Unregistered vehicles with outstanding violations will be assessed a service fee if the license plate number is traced for identification.

3.  Parking is prohibited in campus fire lanes (Stockdale drive, etc.) at all times.

4.  Blocking or obstructing traffic in parking areas, in service drives, along yellow curbs,  in loading docks or next to trash dumpsters is prohibited.

5.  Parking in or along College drives is prohibited, except where specifically designated.

6.  Parking on or blocking sidewalks or other pedestrian pathways is prohibited.

7.  Parking or driving on College lawns is prohibited.

8. While driving on College property, motorists must yield right-of-way to pedestrians.

9.  All current parking permits remain the property of Monmouth College and may not be sold or transferred to other parties.

10. Full price will be charged for lost or stolen parking permits. Anyone found in possession of a stolen parking permit will be fined, lose all parking privileges on campus, and be reported to the appropriate authority (Student Affairs, Personnel, etc.).

11. All parking rules and regulations apply to motorcycles. Motor vehicle use, including motorcycles, is strictly prohibited on college walkways. (Use of  non-licensed motorized vehicles, such as golf carts, is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the College.)

12. Students may not park in designated Faculty/Staff lots from 7:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m. weekdays and may not park in the Admission lot at any time.

13. All parking lots are open from 5:00 p.m. Friday to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, except when/where specifically designated.

14. Use of parking spaces with signs restricting use for Service/Delivery only is limited to designted Monmouth College vehicles.  All others will be ticketed regardless of amount of time parked in the space or use of hazard lights.

15. Visitor Parking spaces may not be used by MC Faculty, Staff or Students at any time.

16. 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.

17. 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. 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:

   •   Vehicle Not Registered with Monmouth College: $100.00

   •   Parking or Driving on College Lawns: $50.00

   •   Parking in Handicapped Space without Designated Permit: $50.00

   •   All Other Violations (unauthorized lot or designated area within a lot, restricted areas, sidewalks/pathways/driveways, blocking dumpsters, double-parking, etc.): $20.00

Appeals

Parking tickets issued to students may be appealed in writing to the Student Appeals Board. Explain the reasons for the appeal with details on why you should not be charged for the alleged violation in an email to parking@monmouthcollege.edu . 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 be considered untimely and will not be given consideration.

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.

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.

Administration

Overall coordination of the parking program at Monmouth College is the responsibility of the Business Office. However, certain aspects of the parking program, including enforcement, are delegated among other administrative offices. Inquiries regarding parking regulations and procedures should be directed to the Business Office.

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.

Temporary Parking Permits / Visitors

Any students who currently have a Monmouth College Parking Permit may obtain a temporary hangtag permit from the Stockdale Center Office or the Business Office. Temporary permits will be valid for no longer than two weeks. Visitors may obtain from the Stockdale Center or Admission Office a temporary parking permit for restricted use. Vehicles used by visitors are subject to the rules and regulations stated in this guide or as posted by Monmouth College or the City of Monmouth.