Parking Regulations

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Seattle University has established the following regulations to govern parking and traffic on campus. Permission to park or operate a motor vehicle or bicycle on Seattle University property is governed by the following regulations. Parking is a privilege granted by the Administration of the University and does not ensure regular availability of a parking space.

All vehicles parked on campus must have a valid permit. All parking permits are virtual. For information on obtaining permits see Transportation and Parking Services:

The objectives of these regulations are:

  1. To protect the community, manage traffic, and regulate parking.
  2. To always ensure access for emergency responders and equipment.
  3. To minimize parking and traffic disturbances during class hours. To facilitate the work of the University by assuring access to the university-owned parking areas and by assigning limited parking spaces effectively.
  4. To conform with the land use requirements as promulgated by the Seattle Municipal Code and the Washington State Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Law.


The Associate Vice President of Facilities (the “AVPF”), Transportation and Parking Services (TPS) and The Department of Public Safety (DPS) staff are the representatives of Seattle University and have the authority to enforce all parking and traffic regulations on university property. TPS and DPS Staff are authorized to issue citations and impound vehicles and shall execute the powers of enforcement as granted by these regulations and the Administration of Seattle University.


The authority conferred upon AVPF to enforce these regulations may be delegated by the AVPF to their staff members.


The University Administration or its appointed representatives reserve the right to revise these regulations, including the fee, fine, and penalty schedules.



TPS is authorized to erect signs, barricades, traffic cones, and other structures and to paint marks and other directions upon the streets and roadways for the regulation of traffic and parking on university property. TPS will place or make signs, barricades, structures, markings, and issue directions that best accomplish the objectives of these regulations.


TPS shall designate parking areas, zones, and reserved areas for the regulation and fulfillment of the parking needs of the university community. TPS shall designate and identify areas to be marked and spaces to be numbered, signed, and/or lettered to delineate user types and valid permits required. TPS reserves the right to change designators and assignments, which will promote the objectives of this regulation.


No person without authorization from the AVPF shall remove, move, deface, or in any way change a sign, including creating personal parking signage, barricade, structure, marking, or direction so placed, or previously placed for the purpose of regulating traffic or parking.

Authority for permission to make any temporary or permanent changes of this nature must be obtained from the AVPF or their designee.



Motor vehicle access is limited to university parking lots and direct access routes to university parking lots. Access to pedestrian malls is absolutely restricted and permission to operate a motor vehicle within the campus pedestrian malls must be obtained from TPS.


No vehicle or bicycle shall be operated on the campus roadways, parking lots, or malls at a speed more than 5 miles per hour or such lower speed as is reasonable and prudent under the circumstances.


The operator of a motor vehicle, bicycle, skateboard, etc. shall yield the right-of-way, slowing down or stop, if need be, to yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian. No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a motor vehicle, bicycle, etc., causing inability of operator to properly yield.


Overnight parking of occupied vehicles, including motor homes, campers, trucks, cars, etc. is not permitted. TPS may authorize short-term occupancy parking for special needs.


  1. University vehicles (including motorized wheeled equipment) are allowed access to all campus parking lots and pedestrian malls to carry out necessary functions.
  2. Vendor vehicles must be preregistered and approved to access the campus mall to receive a valid campus parking permit. Vendors should speak with their university contact for campus access registration information.
  3. All vehicles parked on the mall must not block disabled access (curb cuts, etc.) to the sidewalks or buildings. Vehicles should not park on the sidewalks or in front of building entrances except for the loading or unloading of heavy items requiring proximity to the buildings. Vehicles shall be moved immediately upon completion of the delivery or pickup. If vehicles require extended parking on the malls, the vehicles must be parked in areas removed from normal pedestrian traffic as much as is practical.
  4. When parking all vehicles, ensure that brakes are properly employed, or equipment chocked to prevent accidental movement or rolling.



  1. A valid parking permit is always required.
  2. All reserved parking spots are assigned by TPS and are indicated by reserved parking signage.
  3. The Pigott visitor lot is restricted to visitors, ADA, and reserved parking from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.


  1. A current and paid virtual permit associated with the vehicle’s license plate accurately registered in the universities parking permit system.
  2. A temporary permit such as a mall permit authorized by TPS and displayed in accordance with instructions on the permit.
  3. Parking permits are not transferable, except as provided for in these regulations.
  4. The University reserves the right to refuse the issuance of a parking permit and associated privileges.


  1. Designated parking areas on the Seattle University campus are specifically signed and striped.
  2. Parking in areas not delineated by two parallel white lines specifically designed for a vehicle is strictly prohibited even if no sign or lot painting exists to that fact.
  3. Parking in prohibited locations is not permitted. Examples of prohibited parking locations include, but are not limited to:
    1. Any place where official signs prohibit parking.
    2. Within ten (10) feet of a fire hydrant or otherwise blocking access to a fire hydrant.
    3. At any place not specifically marked for parking.
    4. Along red or yellow painted curbing - denoting a fire/emergency vehicle zone.
    5. Blocking crosswalks, drive aisles, driveways, ADA ramps, building entrances, etc.
  4. Reserved Parking:
    1. Reserved Parking stalls will be clearly identified by signage or other visible marking.
    2. No vehicle shall be parked in any reserved parking stall without being assigned to that stall by TPS.


Drivers of motor vehicles shall obey regulatory signs that are posted by the University and consistent with the Parking Regulations of Seattle University. Pedestrians and operators of vehicular and non-vehicular modes of transportation shall comply with directions issued by the staff of TPS in the assignment and use of parking spaces and in the collection of parking fees.


Vehicles must be parked within a designated parking stall and shall not occupy any portion of another designated stall. Other vehicles parked to occupy a portion of more than one space or stall do not constitute an excuse or defense for a violation of this section.


  1. Over 50cc. For these regulations, motorcycles, scooters, and mopeds greater than 50cc, greater than 2 brake horsepower, and can travel upwards of speeds greater than 30 miles per hour (mph) are required to purchase a parking permit. These are motor vehicles and are subject to all traffic and parking rules and regulations. WA State Licensing (DOL) Official Site: Mopeds
  2. Under 50cc. Motorcycles, mopeds, and scooters under 50cc must be parked in designated areas only.
  3. Motorcycles, motorized bicycles, and scooters are not permitted on pedestrian pathways, sidewalks, in or near buildings and their entrances, or in any pedestrian areas.


TPS and DPS are authorized to impose additional traffic and parking directions during special events and during emergencies.


Seattle University and its employees shall not be held liable for any loss or damage to vehicles or contents of vehicles due to theft, fire, impoundment, or other causes while parked on Seattle University property.


No person shall stop, stand, or park any vehicle to obstruct traffic along or upon any street, sidewalk, pedestrian pathway, parking exit, or parking stall, or otherwise prevent the normal flow of all forms of traffic.


  1. The registered owner and/or an individual on record with the University having a vehicle parked within any Seattle University parking area is responsible for all violations of these regulations by that vehicle.
  2. No person driving or in charge of a motor vehicle shall permit it to stand unattended without first:
    • Stopping the engine, locking the ignition and removing the key.
    • Effectively setting the brake and transmission to prevent movement of the vehicle.



  1. First-Year Undergraduate resident students are not permitted to bring cars to campus for the duration of their first year (fall through spring quarters). This policy does not apply to non-traditional first-years or first-years living off-campus.
  2. Definition: A Residential first-year is a student living on campus who is in their first year of college. Non-traditional first-year students are 21 years or older.
  3. Pre-college credits, advanced placement credits, and the like are not relevant to this policy. Any credit awarded for coursework taken prior to high school graduation, or during the summer following graduation, does not change a student’s status as a first-year undergraduate college student.
  4. Students entering their second year at the University are eligible to purchase a parking permit regardless of having completed enough credits to obtain sophomore standing. Students who begin as first-year undergraduate students in the spring or winter quarter of an academic year are permitted to purchase a permit for the following fall quarter, despite not accumulating sufficient credits to attain sophomore standing.


  1. Students who wish to petition for a waiver may do so by completing and submitting a First-Year Undergraduate Resident Waiver Petition Form (see below) and other supporting documents. Documents must be submitted to the Transportation and Parking Department and may be sent electronically to Submitting a request for a waiver does not guarantee approval nor should acceptance of the request by TPS be construed as a commitment to approve the waiver.
  2. Students who can demonstrate a compelling need or who would suffer undue hardship due to the restriction of residential first-year undergraduate student cars can petition for a waiver. Waivers are reviewed by the AVPF or designee and will be kept to an absolute minimum.
  3. It is important to note that no student under consideration for an exception should bring a vehicle to campus until approval to purchase a resident decal has been granted. Please allow one (1) week for the approval process. If a car is parked on campus prior to a decision being made on the waiver, it is the student's responsibility to purchase daily parking permits from one of the permits pay stations on campus. If the student were to be issued a parking citation, it would be the student's responsibility to pay for the citation. Parking on campus without a valid parking permit while waiting for a waiver to be reviewed will not be a valid reason for appealing any parking citations accrued. Permits are required all hours all days to park on campus. There are four parking permit pay stations located throughout campus where anyone can purchase a parking permit 24 hours a day.
  4. Rationale: An initiative of Seattle University's Transportation Management Plan (TMP) is to increase the use of alternative methods of transportation by university community members. It is also a goal that a growing commuter population of students, faculty, and staff are provided with sufficient on-campus parking accommodations. This is a consistent challenge that is continually monitored and managed as on-campus parking at Seattle University is extremely limited.
  5. Interpretation and Enforcement of this Policy: TPS will not sell parking permits to resident first year undergraduate students, and other members of the community who are eligible for parking permits will not be allowed to purchase one for first year undergraduate resident students. Attempts to do so may result in having any future parking privileges of both parties revoked.
  6. Exceptions/Waiver Requests: An extremely limited number of exceptions to this policy may be granted on a quarterly basis with restricted petition deadlines established during the year.

    Students who can demonstrate a compelling need or who would suffer undue hardship due to the restriction on residential first-year undergraduate students’ cars can petition for a waiver. Waivers are reviewed by TPS or an appointee and will be kept to an absolute minimum. Waivers are reviewed by the AVPF or an appointee. Should the waiver be approved by the AVPF, or appointee reserves the right to verify the continuation of the exceptions throughout the academic year.

    Waiver requests must be approved prior to bringing the vehicle to campus. If approved, the student will be able to purchase a parking permit for each quarter of the remaining academic year. To submit a request for a waiver, students must complete the online waiver request form:

    First Year Undergraduate Resident Parking Waiver Petition Form

    Submit waiver requests to After the waiver request deadlines, the application process is closed, and no further waiver requests will be accepted for review.

    It is vital to provide the necessary documentation at the time of the request. Decisions are usually available 1 week after the request deadline. All materials including the Waiver Request Form and supporting documents must be submitted to TPS by the designated due date to be considered. After assessing the required documentation, TPS may grant a waiver based on space availability and level of hardship. Decisions determined by TPS are FINAL.

    Submitting a request for a waiver does not guarantee approval nor should acceptance of the request by TPS be construed as a commitment to approve the waiver. It is important to note that no student under consideration for an exception should bring a vehicle to campus until approval to purchase a residential permit has been granted and a valid permit has been obtained.

    Waiver Request Exceptions: Exceptions are granted based on the following circumstances outlined below:

    • Off-campus employment (minimum 20 hours)
    • Medical — A documented medical condition.
    • Extenuating Family Circumstances
    • University Obligation or Commitment
    • Other exceptional circumstances are at the discretion of the AVPF.

    The AVPF or an appointee reserves the right to verify the continuation of employment throughout the academic year. Failure to provide updated information may result in suspension or loss of privileges. Petitions for approval are not automatic and are generally given only when a student's transportation circumstances cannot be accommodated by a local Mass Transit Service. Appeals will be granted in this category on a very limited basis. Appeals should include a signed, notarized letter on company letterhead from the employer stating days and hours of employment. The letter shall include the employer's telephone number. A current payroll stub may also be required.


  1. Off-campus Employment - Waivers will be granted in this category on a very limited basis. Waivers should include a signed, notarized letter on the company letterhead from an employer stating days and hours of employment. The letter shall include the employer’s telephone number. A current payroll stub may also be required. Approval will be granted upon successful verification of off-campus employment and schedule meeting the minimum 20 hours per week requirement. Parking permit holders are responsible for ensuring that the most current employment information is on file. Updated information may be provided via an electronic document emailed to
  2. Medical Reasons - Petitions for approval are not automatic and are generally given only when a student's medical appointments cannot be accommodated by a local Mass Transit Service. A letter from a licensed physician documenting the medical need is required. This letter should explain in detail the nature of the medical condition, the reason(s) for the students to have ready access to their own transportation, and the timeframe being projected for this need.
  3. Extenuating Family Circumstances  - Family situations requiring an exception to the policy should be submitted online with written justification stating the reason for the exception and all supporting documentation to positively establish your case. Petitions for approval are not automatic and are generally given only when a student's family circumstances cannot be accommodated by a local Mass Transit Service.
  4. University Obligation or Commitment — Obligations such as athletics, band, internship, class participation off campus, etc. require a letter from a university sponsor/coach/instructor explaining the University obligation in detail, stating the nature of the obligation, the reason(s) for the students to have ready access to their own transportation, and the time frame being projected for this need. Petitions for approval are not automatic and are generally given only when a student's transportation circumstances cannot be accommodated by a local Mass Transit Service.



  1. TPS is authorized to issue permits to park on University property. All outstanding parking violation penalties must be satisfactorily settled before a parking permit may be issued or renewed.
  2. University employees and students are eligible for one Seattle University parking or subsidized transportation product at a time. TPS cannot provide a subsidized transportation product and a term-length parking permit to the same employee or student in the same academic term.


Faculty, staff, and students are eligible to purchase a parking permit to park one registered vehicle on campus at any given time. This permit is only transferable between vehicles registered to that individual, and all vehicles must be registered with TPS. If the faculty, staff, or student drives more than one vehicle, they may register those additional vehicles under their iParq account and switch the virtual permit to match the vehicle license they are parking on campus.


Any applicant for a parking permit must possess a current, valid driver's license. The vehicle for which the driver seeks a parking permit must also be currently licensed.


Shared vehicles (i.e., Zip cars, rentals or similar shared vehicle) are subject to these parking regulations and must have a valid permit associated with it to park on campus.


The person to whom a permit is issued shall be responsible for compliance with these rules and regulations involving the vehicle(s) for which the permit was issued.


  1. Virtual permits use the driver’s vehicle license plate number as the permit. Vehicle license plates must be clearly visible and unobstructed from the parking area drive lane. License plates that are not visible from the drive aisle or are obscured in any way (such as by tow hitches, bike racks, license plate covers, mud, or debris) will be considered improperly displayed and subject to citation.
  2. Motorcycles, scooters, and mopeds require their license plates to be clearly displayed and visible from the parking drive lane.
  3. Permits and area designators that are not displayed in accordance with the provisions of this section are not valid and vehicles displaying them improperly are subject to enforcement action.


  1. Quarterly & Semester Permits: Valid from the beginning to the end of the quarter or semester as indicated on the permit and include the quarter or semester break directly following.
  2. Academic Year Permits: Valid from the beginning of the Fall quarter until the end of the spring quarter and the break immediately following the academic year before summer session commences.
  3. Yearly permits (i.e., Annual Employee permits): Valid from the beginning of the Fall quarter through the end of the summer quarter.
  4. Permit Hours (7 days per week, subject to Special Events and Emergencies)
    1. Annual Employee Permits are valid from 6 AM until 12 Midnight. Temporary overnight parking must be arranged with TPS.
    2. Jesuit Permits are valid 24 hours a day.
    3. Student - Day Commuter permits are valid from 6 a.m. until 12 midnight.
    4. Student - Evening Commuter permits are valid from 3 a.m. until 12 Midnight Monday-Friday, and 6 a.m. until midnight on Saturday and Sunday.
    5. Student resident parking permits are valid 24 hours a day.
    6. Carpool parking permits are valid from 6 AM until 12 Midnight.


  1. The purpose of the car-pool program is to reduce the number of single occupancy vehicles (SOV) on campus. Car-pool parking permits are for sale at a reduced rate and convenient on-campus parking is available.
  2. Two or more Seattle University community members may apply for a carpool parking permit. All carpool group members must arrive and depart campus as a carpool group. Work and class schedules must be provided to verify schedule alignment.
  3. Each carpool group will purchase a permit. Vehicles with only one occupant do not qualify as a valid carpool and the driver must obtain a carpool supplemental permit. Vehicles with single occupancy vehicle permits will not park in spaces designated for carpools.
  4. Each carpool group may purchase a carpool supplemental permit for the quarter or semester equivalent to one day per week.
  5. In the absence of a carpool partner (illness or in-availability), an exception will be allowed only one day per week. Carpool partners must purchase a supplemental parking permit. Anyone from a carpool group driving alone may not use designated carpool spaces or park in the Pigott visitor lot before 3 p.m. weekdays.


Designated parking spaces are provided within the University parking lots in accordance with the ADA. Primary ADA spaces are found in the Pigott Visitor lot located adjacent to the University Entrance.

Additional space is available in the 11th & East Cherry Garage.

Authorization to park in University ADA spaces requires vehicles to have both a valid State Issued ADA Placard or License Plate and a valid university parking permit.



Upon probable cause to believe that a violation of these regulations has occurred, an appropriate summons or parking/traffic violation notice may be issued by TPS setting forth the date, the approximate time, the locality, and the nature of the violation. A citation will be issued by attaching or affixing a copy to the vehicle or bicycle involved in the violation by placing a copy in some prominent place such as the vehicle windshield. A citation can also be issued by mail or electronic mail (e-mail). Citations by mail may be accomplished by placing a copy of the citation in the mail addressed to the alleged violator at the address shown on the records of the Office of the Registrar, the Human Resources Office or Academic Personnel Records for that person, or any other last known address of that person. Citations by e-mail may be accomplished by sending an electronic copy of the citation to the last known e-mail address as shown on the records of the Office of the Registrar, the Human Resources Office or Academic Personnel Records for that person, or any other last known e-mail address of that person. Regardless of the method for how the citation is delivered, the appeal period, as noted in these regulations, will be calculated from the date of issuance for the citation.


Every person in whose name a vehicle is registered (licensed) shall be responsible for any parking violations of said vehicle and for all offenses other than moving violations under these regulations. It is not a defense that a vehicle was illegally parked or used by another unless it is proven that at the time of the violation the vehicle was being used without the consent of the registered (licensed) owner (the vehicle is reported stolen): provided, that the lessee of a commercially rented or leased vehicle alone shall be responsible for any parking of such vehicle and for all violations of these regulations committed while the vehicle is being leased or rented if the registered (licensed) owner of such vehicle furnished TPS with a copy of the renting or leasing contract stating the name and address of the renter or lessee.


  1. The parking violation notice issued pursuant to these regulations shall advise the alleged violator that they may elect to pay and forfeit the fine applicable to the violations charged or contest the matters through TPS by submitting an appeal online via iParq.
  2. Citation Notices clearly indicate that failure to respond by either payment of the fines or a written contest will result in a judgment against the owner and that failure to comply with an order of TPS will subject the vehicle to impoundment if it is found parked on university property.
  3. If the alleged violator chooses to forfeit the fines, they may do so by mail, forwarding the appropriate amount by check or money order, or by bringing such amount in cash or credit card to TPS or pay online via iParq. Such forfeiture shall constitute a waiver of the right to contest. Once payment of a parking citation has been made, the citation is closed. There are no refunds for paid parking citations.
  4. If the alleged violator chooses to contest, they must do so by contacting TPS in writing within 7 (seven) calendar days of receiving the citation (i.e., the “Appeal Period”) by submitting an appeal online through iParq. Failure to contest a citation within the Appeal Period forfeits any rights to contest.
  5. The AVPF or their designee will review the appeal and may impose a lesser fine than those established in these regulations at their sole discretion and subject to alleged violator showing good cause or mitigating circumstances for reduction in the fine.
  6. The decision of the AVPF or their designee is final and not subject to appeal.


  1. Any parking fine which, without lawful excuse, is unpaid for a period more than the time specified for payment, will constitute a delinquent and unpaid debt due and owing Seattle University in full and may be processed for collection in accordance with applicable statutes and University procedures.
  2. If a parking permit holder refuses or fails without lawful excuse to comply with a final judgment of TPS, TPS may notify the individual concerned that their failure to comply constitutes grounds for recall of their parking permit as provided for in these regulations and may subject their vehicle to impoundment as provided for in these regulations. If there is no response to this notice, a parking permit holder's parking privileges shall be revoked, and the vehicle may be subject to impoundment if found parked on university property.
  3. In the cases where parking privileges are revoked, refunds for the remaining portion of a paid parking permit will be issued after all unpaid fines have been deducted.



  1. By operating and/or parking a vehicle on campus, the vehicle Owner/Operator acknowledges that the University at its sole discretion may impound vehicles for cause subject to these parking regulations. The University and its officers, employees, and agents shall not be liable for loss or damage of any kind resulting from such impoundment. Any costs or damage related to Vehicle Impoundment is the sole responsibility of the vehicle Owner/Operator.
  2. If an alleged violator has two or more unresolved parking violation notice(s) and has neither paid the fines nor sent a written contest within the Appeal Period, TPS may impound the vehicle and suspend parking privileges upon a third violation.
  3. Repeated violations over any rolling 12-month period may also result in vehicle impoundment and suspension of parking privileges.
  4. Vehicles parked or operated in violation of these parking regulations are subject to immediate impoundment whether permitted or not.


Under special circumstances as defined below, TPS is authorized to process vehicles for immediate impoundment regardless if the vehicle has a valid permit:

  1. When a vehicle is unattended upon university property where the vehicle constitutes an obstruction to traffic or jeopardizes community safety.
  2. When a vehicle is unattended at the scene of an accident on university property or when the driver of a vehicle at the scene of an accident is incapable of deciding upon steps to be taken to protect their property.
  3. Whenever the driver of a vehicle is arrested on university property, taken into custody by police, and is incapable of deciding upon steps to be taken to safeguard their property.
  4. Whenever a vehicle is parked in a stall or space that is clearly marked as ADA (R.C.W. 46.61.581) and that vehicle does not have a special license plate, card, or decal indicating it is being used to transport a disabled person.
  5. The vehicle is parked in a tow-away zone or reserved parking space.
  6. The vehicle is obstructing a driveway entrance, exit, fire hydrant, loading zone, a no parking area, in impound zone, a landscaped area, a prohibited area, a fire zone, ADA access ramp, or restricting University activities.
  7. Junk vehicles standing on university property in violation of nuisance or litter laws.
  8. Any vehicle that has been left on university property for 72 hours without being moved and does not have a valid parking pass. TPS identifying an abandoned vehicle shall make a reasonable effort to contact the driver. If the vehicle is not registered with TPS it is subject to impoundment. If TPS is still unable to contact the driver TPS will coordinate this removal with Public Safety.

    Vehicles that have removed, defaced, covered, altered, obliterated or destroyed serial numbers and/or license plates.


The following descriptions provide brief summaries of general violations of the provisions of these regulations. The list is a guideline and is not exhaustive. The AVPF may provide clarification on specific violations to meet the objectives of these regulations. TPS, at its sole discretion will interpret the applicability of these rules for each circumstance subject to the parking regulations:

  1. Parking With No Valid Permit: A vehicle is parked without a valid permit. This includes vehicles with no permit and expired permits parked anywhere on Seattle University or university parking areas, a non-resident permit parked after midnight, or an evening permit parked before 3 p.m.
  2. Obstructing Traffic: A vehicle is obstructing traffic when it is parked in such a manner as likely to impede pedestrian or vehicular traffic, such as when a vehicle is parked at the end of a row in a space not designated for parking and may interfere with vehicle’s turning into or out of the row or may interfere with the visibility of a vehicle turning into or out of a row, or when a large vehicle attempts to park in a compact vehicle stall and the vehicle protrudes into the traffic way in such a manner as to impede a driver’s visibility or a vehicle’s free and easy passage through the traffic way, or when the driver leaves the car parked partially in the parking stall with part of the vehicle protruding into the traffic way in such a manner as to impede other vehicles free and easy passage through the traffic way/drive lane due to the car not being fully parked in the parking stall.
  3. Occupying More Than One Space: A vehicle is not parked between the lines delineating a parking space and protruding into an adjacent space.
  4. Parking in a Restricted Space: A vehicle is parked in a space that is restricted to a specific type of permit such as a university vehicle, reserved space, or Jesuit vehicle.
  5. Parking in a Prohibited Area: A vehicle is parked in a place where parking is not permitted, on a campus mall without a valid mall permit, in a space or area that is posted as no parking, in a passenger load/ unload area, at a campus mall entrance, in a passenger load/unload only zone and/ or any other area not specifically designated for parking or in a prohibited location as defined in these regulations.
  6. Parking out of the Assigned Area: A vehicle is parked in an area not assigned for that permit. Examples are student or employee permits in the Pigott Visitor Lot before 3 p.m. on weekdays, or a non-carpool permit parked in a carpool lot or space.
  7. Parking Over Permitted Time Limit: A vehicle is parked longer than is allowed by either the permit the vehicle is issued or the space where the vehicle is parked. For example, a space is designated as a 10-minute loading zone and a vehicle is parked longer than 10 minutes.
  8. Parking with an Altered Permit: Vehicle is parked with parking permit information modified.
  9. Parking Outside Cycle Area: A Motorcycle, Moped, e-Bikes, Scooter, or Bicycle is parked outside those areas specifically designated for their parking. This includes cycles parked in a vehicle parking space.
  10. Parking While Privilege Suspended: A vehicle registered to or operated by any person whose parking privilege has been suspended, is parked anywhere on Seattle University or in any University parking area.
  11. Parking in an ADA Parking Space: A vehicle is parked in a space designated for disabled persons, without a valid state issued disabled placard or license plate. Vehicles with a valid state issued disabled placard or license plate but no university parking permit will be cited for parking with no valid permit.
  12. Unauthorized use of the Carpool Permit or Carpool Parking Spaces: Arriving without a carpool partner and/or more than one vehicle of a carpool parked on campus at a time without a carpool supplemental vehicle permit. It includes all violations of the carpool regulations or agreements as may be updated from time to time.
  13. Use of Fraudulent Permit or Plates: The vehicle is parked or stopped at SU with a fraudulent permit on or in the vehicle. Fraudulent permits are fake permits that have been created or manufactured. Lack of plates or plates not associated with vehicle registration constitutes a violation under this section.
  14. Abandoned Vehicle: Any vehicle that has been left on university property for 72 hours without being moved.
  15. Shared Permit Violation: More than one vehicle parked on campus at the same time associated with the same permit.


See Parking Citations for information about the fines or penalties which may be assessed for violations of these regulations.


Parking Permit refund requests must be made in writing and sent to TPS by email and must include your purchase receipt.

Permit refunds for monthly, and quarter/semester parking permits will be prorated based on the date of the cancellation request received by TPS.

Pay by the Day permits will not be refunded or reactivated to have the date changed to a future date.


Contact Transportation and Parking services with any questions.