Traffic Rules & Regulations
The following regulations have been designed by the Traffic Committee
to provide maximum use of the existing facilities as well as for
the safe movement of pedestrian and vehicular traffic. The committee,
composed of representatives of the student body, faculty and administration
meets periodically and makes recommendations on parking rules and
regulations and traffic safety issues. These regulations apply to
the regular academic calendar year, September through August, but
are subject to change as conditions warrant.
Motor Vehicle Registration
- All University faculty, staff and students and others who work on
campus who operate or park a motor vehicle of any kind (car, truck,
motor scooter or motorcycle) on campus
(day or evening) must register their vehicle(s)
with the Parking Services Office, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fall/Winter/Spring)
and Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Summer). Campus is
defined as any property owned, leased or operated by SU.
- Vehicles parked on campus must be registered within seven business
days after the start of the academic term.
- All vehicles
must be registered in the name of the person who will be operating
the vehicle on campus.
The state vehicle registration and one's driver's license
are required at the time of registration.
- A fee
based on parking assignment will be assessed to all individuals
registering their vehicles.
Vehicles registered for only the summer semester will be
assessed a $20 fee.
motorcycle registration fee is not discounted unless the registered
owner also purchases a red, yellow or gold permit. Motorcycles are
not considered officially registered until the decal is affixed
to the outside fork.
- If the
originally issued parking permit is lost or stolen, it must be reported
immediately to the University Police prior to being able to purchase
a replacement. The replacement
fee is the same amount as the original fee.
- If there
is any circumstance in which a registered vehicle is sold or replaced
due to an accident, the driver must remove the permit (even if it
is in pieces) and take it to the Parking Services Office along with
a copy of the police report or the new vehicle registration card
(temporary or permanent) within 10 days. Failure to do this will
result in the need to purchase a replacement permit.
are valid from the date of registration through August 31.
- To purchase a parking permit (except motorcycle or
summer permits), access your GullNet account and follow navigation
path: Self-Service>Campus Finances>Register for a Parking Permit.
The permit charge will be placed on your GullNet student account,
generally within one business day after you register for a permit.
Motorcycle and summer permits must be purchased in person in the
Parking Services Office located in the East Campus Complex. The
purchase of a parking permit
does not guarantee a
parking space. Lack of space is no excuse for parking illegally. WRITTEN
PERSONAL NOTES PLACED ON THE VEHICLE WILL NOT BE HONORED.
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Parking Permits – Students
- One valid permit will be issued per registrant; permits are not transferable.
The responsibility for properly displaying the decal rests
with the individual who was issued the permit.
A permit is valid only when displayed properly.
Decal-style permits must be affixed to the lower left corner
(driver’s side) of the windshield.
Note: If your
car is registered in New Jersey, the decal must be displayed on
the driver side window.
Motorcycle and motor scooter permits must be affixed to the outside fork.
- Students of Wor-Wic Community College and the University of Maryland Eastern
Shore (UMES) with proper parking permits from those institutions
may park only in East Campus parking lots Monday-Friday between
7:45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.
- If circumstances (i.e. repairs or an accident) require you to operate
a different vehicle temporarily, you must obtain a temporary permit
from the Parking Services Office. Display the temporary permit on
the lower left side (driver’s side) of the vehicle’s dashboard so
that it is visible through the windshield.
- During the summer, students
with a valid yellow or gold permit may also park in any parking
space/lot designated for student parking on the main campus. Students
registered for only the summer semester must purchase a summer parking
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Parking Permits – Employees
- Employees may purchase only one employee parking permit.
hang-tag permit is transferable and may be displayed on any vehicle
being driven by the employee purchasing the permit. However, the
permits may not be transferred
to another employee or any student (or
their vehicles). The
permit must be hanging on the rearview mirror or affixed to the
windshield behind the rearview mirror and the permit number must
be visible from outside the vehicle.
Decal-style permits must be affixed to the lower left
corner (driver’s side) of the windshield.
Motorcycle and motor scooter permits must be affixed to the outside
- Failure to transfer a permit to another vehicle for temporary use requires
obtaining a temporary permit for that day. A temporary parking permit
is issued by the Parking Services Office. The temporary permit must
be displayed on the left side (driver's side) of the vehicle's dashboard
so that it is visible through the windshield.
- Spouses of faculty and staff who drive registered vehicles may park where
faculty and staff park.
ChChildren of faculty and staff who are students at the University
shall register their vehicles as students and park in student lots.
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Individuals with valid SU parking permits
and a medical condition may obtain a special permit from the Parking
Services Office allowing them to park in spaces reserved for the
medical permit holders.
Requests must be submitted in writing along with a
physician’s note stating the length of time
(must be less than
three weeks) the special permit will be needed. Anyone with
an injury that requires a permit for three or more weeks must apply
for a temporary handicap parking placard through the MVA. For more
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- It is important that ALL PERSONS PARK ONLY IN AUTHORIZED PARKING
LOTS and observe the parking regulations at all times.
Parking assignments will be as follows:
permits—faculty, staff and other non-student workers on campus.
Lot A, Lot C, Lot F, Lot G and the Maggs
lot are for red permits only. Each of the other lots has designated
areas for red permits. This permit also allows parking in the Parking
Garage as well as the East Campus lots. Fee-$90.
(Note: Overload faculty teaching 4 credit hours or less
per semester are eligible to purchase a discounted permit.
- Main Campus (Green)
permits—students with 30 or more earned credits, graduate students
(including graduate assistants), and members of the Institute for
Retired Persons (IRP). These permits allow parking in Lot B, Lot
D, Lot E, Scarborough Student Leadership Center lot, the designated
area of the Asbury Church lot (daylight hours only),
Avery Street lot, Wayne Street lot, Parking
Garage, and the East Campus Complex lot. Permits are sold on a first-come,
first-served basis factoring in class standing and space availability
(see purchasing timeline). Fee-$110.
- Parking Garage (Yellow)
permits—students with 30 or more earned credits (available on a
first-come, first-served basis and space availability - see purchasing
timeline). These permits allow parking in the Parking Garage,
Wayne Street lot, Avery
Street lot, and the East Campus Complex lot on Wayne Street.
It also allows parking on the main campus (except
the Maggs lot, Lot
C, Lot G and the spaces designated for red permits only/24
hours in the Blackwell lot) between 5:15 p.m. and 7:45 a.m. Monday
through Friday. Fee-$90.
- East Campus (Gold) permits—freshman students (0-29 earned
credits) and anyone eligible to purchase a Main Campus permit that
prefers to park in the East Campus lots (Avery
Street, Wayne Street and East Campus Complex lots).
The Avery Street lot
is a gated lot (Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-11
p.m. and Friday-Sunday 7 a.m.-midnight). Gold permits also
allow parking on the main campus (except the
Maggs lot, Lot C, Lot G and the spaces designated for red
permits only/24 hours in the Blackwell lot) between 5:15 p.m. and
7:45 a.m. Monday through Friday. Fee-$75.
Evening Only (Blue)
evening commuting students and employees (parking times are 5:15
p.m. until 7:45 a.m. Monday through Friday). This permit allows
parking in lots A, B, D, E,
and F (except the spaces designated for
red permits only/24 hours), Parking Garage,
Scarborough Student Leadership Center lot, Avery
Street lot, Wayne Street lot, and the East Campus Complex
lot. It also allows parking in the Maggs lot
from 5:15 p.m. until 6:30 a.m. Fee - $35.
- Motor Scooter
permits - these permits allow parking in any legal space designated
for motor scooters in Lots A, B, D and E. Fee - $20.
President’s Club permits– allows parking in any
legal space designated for red, green, yellow, gold and blue permits.
They do NOT allow parking in spaces designated “reserved.”
- Motorcycle permits – allows
parking in any legal space in lots designated for student or employee
parking. These permits are available for purchase in the Parking
Services Office. Fee: $110 (Note: The registration fee is discounted
when the registered owner also purchases a red, yellow or gold permit.
Summer permits – available
to students registered for only the summer semester. This permit
allows parking in Lot B, Lot D, Lot E, Scarborough Student Leadership
Center lot, the designated area of the Asbury Church lot (daylight
hours only), Avery Street lot, Wayne Street lot, Parking Garage
and the East Campus Complex lot. Fee: $20
- In the gravel lots, parking spaces are indicated by cement bumpers.
If a vehicle is not parked in front of a cement bumper, it is in
a no-parking area.
- Space marked in each lot will be reserved for handicapped only.
A special permit from the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) or
handicapped plates are required.
5:15 p.m. and 7:45 a.m.
any registered vehicle with a current
gold, yellow or blue permit may park in all Main Campus lots
the Maggs lot, Lot C, Lot G , and the spaces designated
24 hours for red permits only in Lot F.
Between 5:15 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. any registered vehicle may park
in the Maggs lot.
will be unrestricted parking on weekends in all lots.
- These rules and regulations will apply to any new parking area that
the University may acquire.
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Wayne Street Parking Garage
- The Wayne Street Parking Garage is available for staff, faculty, and students who have a
current red, green,
yellow, evening, motorcycle
or President’s Club parking permit.
Gold and blue permit holders may park in the garage between 5:15
p.m. and 7:45 a.m. The entrance to the garage is located
on Wayne Street. Approach
the gate control station.
Pass your Gull Card within a few inches of the card reader located
in the center of the station (dark gray device). A valid card will
cause the entry arm to lift.
Follow the same procedure to exit the garage.
For assistance, press the silver help button.
- Visitors must pay a fee to park in the garage.
Upon entry, approach the gate control station and press the
ticket button. Remove
the ticket to lift the entry arm.
When you are ready to exit the garage, proceed to a pay station
and follow the instructions .
You may pay with cash or credit card.
Take the validated ticket and return to your vehicle.
To exit the garage, insert the validated ticket into the
appropriate slot on the gate control device and the arm will lift.
Fee: $ .50/hour
(up to 10 hours) or $5.00/day.
- Security cameras are installed in the garage, and security personnel
are available to assist patrons.
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- All motor vehicles are subject to University regulations while on
the campus. The University assumes no responsibilities for loss
or damage to private property.
- Pedestrians in a designated crosswalk have the right-of-way at all
times (Transportation Article, 21-502 a2 of The Annotated Code of
- The maximum speed limit on campus is 10 miles per hour. During the
change of class and in areas of pedestrian traffic, vehicles must
be driven slower.
- Vehicles will not be permitted to be driven on sidewalks with the
exception of service/maintenance vehicles. All others must be approved
by the University Police.
- Any area on the campus that has been closed off by the use of barricades
or other traffic control devices shall not be entered by any vehicle.
- Motor scooters are NOT permitted on sidewalks;
however, mopeds, bicycles, skateboards, in-line blades, golf
carts and Cushman-type vehicles are permitted on sidewalks as a
form of transportation. They must be operated in such a way as to
not damage any University property or create a safety hazard to
the operator or any other person. Note: Maryland Vehicle Law
defines a moped as "a bicycle that: (1) is designed to be operated
by human power with the assistance of a motor; (2) is equipped with
pedals that mechanically drive the rear wheel or wheels; (3) has
two or three wheels, of which one is more than 14 inches in diameter;
and (4) has a motor with a rating of 1.5 brake horsepower or less
and, if the motor is an internal combustion engine, a capacity of
50 cubic centimeters piston displacement or less." A motor scooter
is defined as "a non-pedal vehicle that: (1) has a seat for the
operator; has two wheels, of which one is 10 inches or more in diameter;
has a step-through chassis; has a motor with a rating of 2.7 brake
horsepower or less; or if the motor is an internal combustion engine,
with a capacity of 50 cubic centimeters piston displacement or less;
and (5) is equipped with an automatic transmission."
- Motor scooters, skateboards and roller
blades are NOT permitted in the
- A person driving or otherwise in charge of a motor vehicle may not
leave it unattended until the engine is stopped, the ignition locked,
the key removed, and the brake effectively set (Transportation Article
21-1101a of The Annotated Cod of Maryland).
- No motor scooter shall
be parked, stored or left in the following areas: in any lobby,
hallway or room of any building; on any building access or egress;
chained or otherwise locked or attached to any handrail, tree, bush,
door, signpost, bike rack, telephone pole, lamppost, fence or other
object not maintained or designated for the purpose of securing
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Skateboard And In-Line Skates Regulations
The use of skateboards and skates is specifically barred from the
picnic tables, insides of buildings, brick or cement walls, ramps,
stairs, loading docks, etc. Stunts or tricks are prohibited.
Violators of this policy will be identified by a campus police officer.
First violation will be a written warning and restitution for any
damage. Second violation shall result in a fine, confiscation
of skateboard/skates and restitution for any damage. If the
violator is not in possession of proper ID, the skateboard/skates
may be confiscated until the officer is assured of the rider’s identification.
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Operating Policy For All Service And Maintenance Vehicles
No vehicles will be permitted to park or drive on the grass or landscaped
areas of the campus.
No vehicle should operate at a speed of over 10 miles per hour.
Parking in no parking or yellow curb areas is prohibited at all
Parking is prohibited at all times in designated fire lanes (Title
8, Chapter 8.12 of the Salisbury Municipal Code).
- Loading/unloading deliveries:
All vehicles must use the access roads to the designated loading
and unloading areas.
- No vehicle will be allowed to park on the access roads to the
- Loading areas and docks will be kept clear at all times except
while loading or unloading.
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- Any permit that has been reported as lost or stolen and is being
fraudulently displayed in a vehicle other than the registered vehicle
or if a vehicle is observed with a counterfeit permit. Fine-$100.
- Failure to properly display permit and/or register a vehicle with
the Parking Services Office by a student, faculty or staff member,
or other worker on campus. Fine-$40.
- Handicap spaces are specifically reserved for vehicles with handicap
license plates or special permits issued by the Motor Vehicle Administration.
- Driving and parking is prohibited on grass plots, tree plots, loading
zones, construction areas or any place that will mar the landscaping
of the campus, create a safety hazard or interfere with the use
of University facilities. Parking is prohibited on campus roads,
including yellow curbs, and adjacent to islands in all parking lots
unless such areas are designated for parking. A designated parking
space will have at least one of the following: red or white lines,
a bumper guard and/or a parking meter. Fine-$15.
- Any special permits issued by the Parking Services Office are not
to be changed or altered in any way; nor are they to be placed on
a vehicle other than the vehicle for which the permit was issued.
- Parking in a lot or marked space in which you are not designated
to park. Fine-$40.
- A vehicle must be parked in only one space, leaving clear access
to adjacent spaces without blocking driving lanes or creating a
hazard to other drivers. Parking in more than one space. Fine-$10.
- Parking meters are enforced 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Friday. Vehicles
are not to be parked in front of expired meters. Fine-$5.
- Operating motorized cycles
is prohibited in the pedestrian tunnel and on sidewalks. Fine: $50.
Parking and driving privileges on campus may be revoked for any
THE INDIVIDUAL WHO REGISTERS A VEHICLE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL VIOLATIONS
INVOLVING THE VEHICLE. IF THE VEHICLE IS NOT REGISTERED, THE
REGISTERED OWNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL VIOLATIONS INVOLVING THE
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- Students/Employees: As a
courtesy, an email notification will be sent to the individual who
received the parking ticket. Fines will be placed on the violator’s
Gullnet account at the Cashier’s Office. As with any other Gullnet
charge, you may pay online, in person at the Cashier’s Office (Holloway
Hall 219), or by mail to Salisbury University, Cashier’s Office,
P. O. Box 2195, Salisbury, MD 21801.
- Non-Students/Visitors: As
a courtesy, Parking Services will send a notification letter to
the individual who received the parking ticket. Fines may be paid
either in person at the Parking Services Office located in the East
Campus Complex or by mail to Salisbury University, Parking Services
Office, 1101 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21801. Tickets not paid
in the appropriate time may result in the State Motor Vehicle Administration’s
withholding motor vehicle registration renewal.
- Loss of privileges
and removal of a vehicle from campus at the owner’s expense may
apply to the following violations:
- Failure to pay a fine within 15 calendar days from the date
of the parking violation.
- Operation of any motor vehicle in a manner as to create
noise or smoke, operation which is unsafe or operation of a
vehicle in a reckless or unlawful manner.
- Parking any motor vehicle in a restricted area (adjacent
to fire plugs, access ways for fire and rescue apparatus).
- Failure to register a vehicle properly or falsification
of information on vehicle registration form.
- Violating any of the restrictions on transferring hang-tag
- If your vehicle
has been towed, contact ASAP Towing, 101 N. Fruitland Blvd., Fruitland,
MD 21826 at 410-742-7789.
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If you wish to contest a parking ticket, all appeals will be heard
in the District Court of Maryland. To appeal a ticket, fill out
the bottom portion and return it to the Parking Services Office
within 10 dawithin 10 days of the date of the ticket. The District Court
is located in the Multi-Service Center at 201 Baptist Street in
Salisbury. The District Court of Maryland will notify you of a trial
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