Parking, Permits and Fees

Parking Fines

Parking tickets are $15 (plus $1.95 payment processing fee), and can accumulate on an hourly basis. Violators who get three or more parking tickets, with one or more unpaid, for at least 20 days prior to the current violation, will have their vehicle booted and/or towed at the owner's or driver's expense.

Individuals who illegally park in a fire lane or handicapped space will receive a traffic citation that will be filed with the magisterial district judge. The fines for illegally parking in a handicap spaces carries a $50 to $200 fine. Parking in a fire lane carries a fine of $50.

All vehicles must be registered with the University through IPARQ and The Permit Store. Metered parking is available at the Chestnut Street Lot, along Second Street between Elwell Hall and the Scranton Commons and at the Recreation Center. Parking areas shown on the University parking map are identified by color codes. Students, faculty, and staff are issued permits in accordance with the color coded system.

Eligible vehicles may be registered at the University Police office for appropriate parking identification Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm. Parking fines should be paid via and by following the directions on the bottom of all Parking Tickets.

Parking Enforcement - Second Street

Bloomsburg Town Police enforces parking regulations on both sides of Second Street. The means that any driver who parks a vehicle illegally along Second Street will pay fines to Town Police, rather than Bloomsburg University Police. The Town of Bloomsburg Police Department announces new parking regulations on the north side of East 2nd Street from Elm to Chestnut streets. Bloomsburg University permits will no longer be valid in this area. On Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 the Town of Bloomsburg Police Department began enforcement in this area and require a pay-by-phone service by Pango. This area will be designated by signs with information on how to pay for parking using a mobile application. The six existing meters will remain and parking can be purchased by coin or the mobile app. The green lined areas will continue to be used for university service vehicles.

Payment of Fees

Parking and boot fees need to be paid via our payment and appeal online system at The Permit Store.

Please follow the directions on the payment page in order to pay your tickets. You will need your citation which shows your citation number and license plate number.

You will be prompted to enter ONE of the following identifiers:

  • Citation Number
  • Notice Number
  • License Plate Number

Parking Lot Signage

All parking lot signage supersedes the campus parking map. Always observe signage at lots even if they differ slightly over the parking map.

Parking on University - owned or leased property is at the driver’s own risk. The University assumes no responsibility for damages or theft. If you’re faculty, staff or an eligible student you can register between the designated times through IPARQ and The Permit Store.

Students living outside an established perimeter around the University are eligible to park on campus. See the map at the University Police Dept. for a detailed perimeter.

Students with 60 or more earned credit hours park in lots shown in black; those with fewer than 60 credit hours must park in designated lots shown as purple or orange on the map.

Resident hall students with 60 or more credit hours can register a vehicle and park in the First Street (Green) Lot. Students with less than 60 credits can register a vehicle and park in the Blue Lot. There is a parking fee of $75.00 per semester for each lot.

Students residing in University Apartment complexes can register a vehicle and park in designated spaces located near each apartment complex. These lots require a parking fee of $75.00 per semester. There are to be no overnight visitors in the dorm buildings and therefore no overnight passes for such visitors.

If you're a visitor to campus, you must obtain a visitor's parking hangtag and display it in your vehicle. Visitors may park in any legally lined area on campus. Permits can be obtained in the following buildings: Carver Hall and the University Police.

If you're visiting the Admissions Office, Athletic Department, Speech and Hearing Clinic, or the Reading Center visitor permits can be obtained from those departments for their specific areas. If you know whom you're visiting, you may have a visitor's hangtag mailed to you in advance. Free round trip shuttle service is available between the upper campus and lower campus. Visitor parking hangtags are available at Carver Hall and the University Police.

If you're an overnight guest of a student, which are allowed only on upper campus in apartments and only after that guest is registered with Residence Life, you can obtain a parking pass from the University Police Department which is open 24 hours / 7 days a week.

Parking is permitted only in lined spaces, in the decal/ hangtag designated area. Parking on the grass is prohibited unless directed by University Police.

Parking is not allowed on University property between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., except for the resident student lots, Montgomery Place Apartments, Mt. Olympus Apartments and the Jessica Kozloff Apartments. Parking in these lots requires a special hangtag for the specific lot or a visitor pass.

Parking in some areas of campus is restricted for resident directors, the Community Government Association and University vehicles. Handicapped parking spaces are located throughout campus. Cars parked illegally in restricted areas can be towed at the operator's expense. The operator can be fined.