Penn State Abington Parking Policies and Regulations
University regulations and the Motor Vehicle Code of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are enforced and in effect at all times on the Abington campus.
All student vehicles must be registered online at parking registration. After printing out the Summary Page, bring it to Sutherland Room 117A to obtain your permit. Permits must be renewed each academic year.
Permits need to be obtained within the first 2 weeks of the start of a semester. Tickets will be issued after that time period for not being registered, but tickets will be issued for other parking violations. See Parking Violation Fines page.
Student and Faculty/Staff parking permits can be accessed from the same site and any changes can be made there. New employees will need to give their information to office staff to receive a parking permit.
Permits are transferable and can be used on any vehicle the student may be driving. You may register more than one vehicle, however only one permit will be issued. Parking permits must be clearly and appropriately displayed at all times.
The Parking Office must be notified within 24 hours of any change in status, i.e., resident to commuter, commuter to resident, so a new permit can be issued.
Campus speed limit is 15 mph.
All vehicle accidents on campus must be reported immediately to University Police at 215-881-7575 or 9-1-1 Police officers will respond and complete a police accident report if necessary.
Operating or parking vehicles on grass areas or walkways designed for pedestrian use is not permitted.
Unless specifically lined for parking, the area should be considered a "Fire Lane" or "No Parking Zone" (for example, along the side of any road, or driveway on campus). Faculty Staff lots are lined in yellow and student lots are lined in white. Select Parking on campus map.
The University reserves the right to tow any illegally parked vehicle at the owner's expense.
Registered students are never considered "visitors" and will be ticketed if parked in a designated "Visitors Parking" area.
All Handicap Placards and Licence Plates need to be registered with the parking office. Only vehicles bearing official handicapped or disabled veteran license plates, or a handicapped placard, may park in designated handicapped spaces. Medical permits are not authorization to use handicapped spaces.
Failure to respond to a "Parking Traffic Violation" within ten (10) days could result in a state citation being filed with the District Magistrate.
All State traffic citations issued from "Title 75- The PA Vehicle Code" will be filed with the local District Magistrate. Applicable state fines and cost will then apply.