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Overview of Parking Regulations

  • All vehicles operated or parked on Lehigh property, either regularly or temporarily, must be registered with the Parking Services office and must display a valid parking permit. Visitors may park at a parking meter or the Zoellner Arts Center parking garage without displaying a permit or obtain a permit from the Parking Services Office to park elsewhere.
  • Short-term parking meters are green, and located at strategic locations throughout the campus to provide convenient parking in high traffic locations to students, faculty/staff, and visitors. The 30 minute time limit increases parking turnover freeing necessary spaces. These meters accept $.25 per 15 minutes to the maximum time posted on the meter.
  • Long-term parking meters are brown, and are placed in locations to provide parking for visitors, although faculty and staff are also allowed to use them by paying the meter rate. All students are prohibited from parking at brown meters between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Long-term meters have a time limit of 18 hours. These meters accept $1 per hour to the maximum time posted inside the meter.
  • Temporary parking permits must be obtained for persons who wish to park on campus at any time in a spot other then a long-term meter or the Zoellner Arts Center parking garage. The vehicle should be kept off campus until such a permit is obtained. Daily visitor permits may be obtained at the Office of Parking Services at a cost of $5.00 per day, including weekend days, or obtained from the department you will be visiting on campus.
  • A disabled vehicle must be reported to Parking Services at (610) 758-3893 during regular business hours or to the Campus Police at (610) 758-4200 during off-hours if the vehicle is not legally parked in its designated permit area. A disabled car report will be posted on the vehicle and the owner will have 24 hours to remove the vehicle.
  • When a vehicle has been loaned to another person and is subsequently issued a ticket, the person to whom the vehicle is registered is responsible for such violation.
  • It is impossible to determine whether or not a ticket was on the car when the owner returned. A presumption will therefore govern, and a ticket placed on a vehicle is there when the owner returns.
  • Ignorance of any regulations concerning the operation or parking of a vehicle on any University property is not valid justification to request that a fine or penalty be waived. All members of the University community are expected to be familiar with these regulations and subsequent revisions.
  • The fact that illegal parking was brief does not constitute an excuse, or a special or unusual circumstance. It is reasonable to expect that if you violate the regulations, you will receive a parking ticket. Therefore, proper parking is the best way to avoid being issued a parking ticket.