Over the past several years, our Department of Public Safety (DPS) has seen a marked increase in the number of St. Paul campus parking violations from students, faculty and staff. The department also reports that the number of past due/unpaid citations has reached an all-time high, with some community members receiving as many as 50 tickets. These two statistics, along with the fact that improper use of parking spaces by community members negatively impacts everything from daily class schedules to new student recruitment, not to mention the safety of all who use our campus, demand that we implement a more structured parking enforcement policy.
Beginning Sunday, May 7, all unregistered vehicles with 5 or more citations, found to be parked in violation, will be immobilized using what is commonly referred to as a "boot." This device immobilizes a vehicle, making it not drive-able until the device is removed. Once a boot has been placed on a vehicle, it can only be removed when all outstanding violation fees have been paid-in-full. Please take a moment to review the campus parking regulations to ensure you are familiar with appropriate parking spaces for your permit type.
Students and faculty/staff parking on campus should purchase a permit type that fits their needs.
To purchase a parking permit, you first need to register your vehicle. Please have the following information available:
St. Paul Campus
Public Safety | Room 100
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Old Main | Room 234
601 25th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55454
|Daily parking permit||$3.00||Anyone may purchase a daily parking permit at the Public Safety office.|
|Student Resident permit||$225.00||St. Kate's student permits will be charged to the student's account.|
|Student Commuter permit||$125.00||St. Kate's student permits will be charged to the student's account.|
|Faculty/Staff permit||$125.00||Faculty/Staff must pay with check or credit cards only at the time of purchase.|
|PSEO Students permit||$125.00||Must pay with check or credit cards only at the time of purchase.|
|Motorcycle Permits||Free with vehicle permit purchase, parking only in designated motorcycle parking areas.|
Who may not obtain a parking permit?
If you have special circumstances then you should complete the First Year Resident Student Special Needs Parking Exemption Application to obtain a parking permit. Fill out the form and return through inter-campus mail to Mailbox # 4030, via USPS, by fax (651.690.6005), or in person to Public Safety.
Special needs include, but are not limited to; personal or family medical care needs, undue hardship, safety issues, and/or disabilities.