Missouri State University

Missouri State University Parking Policy

1. General Provisions

1.01 Authority.

The Policy set forth is adopted pursuant to the authority conferred by the laws of the State of Missouri upon the Board of Governors of Missouri State University to govern the use of property owned, used, occupied, or administered by Missouri State. This shall include control of vehicular traffic; to govern the conduct of students, faculty, employees, visitors, and any other person or persons while upon such property; to provide for the protection and improvement of University property; and to adopt all needful rules and regulations to manage Missouri State.

1.02 Purpose.

The Board of Governors deems it necessary and desirable to effect the authority and responsibility conferred upon it by the laws of the State of Missouri and delegates to the President of Missouri State the responsibility and authority to establish, interpret and enforce parking regulations, and grant relief in exceptional circumstances, necessary for the safety and welfare of students, faculty, employees, visitors and any other person or persons traveling on or using the property of the University. This policy and these regulations shall include rules directed toward effecting the proper use and protection of the property of the University and the efficient operations of the University.

1.03 Application.

This Policy and established Parking Regulations shall be applicable to all students, faculty, and employees of the University, and all other persons while on University property and shall be deemed a part of the terms and conditions of the persons responsible to any administrative agency of the University. The approved regulations shall also be applicable to all visitors or other persons and shall be deemed a part of the terms and conditions of the permission to enter the grounds of Missouri State, and to drive or operate vehicles on the property of Missouri State. The operation and/or use of motor vehicles and bicycles on the property of the University by any person shall constitute consent and agreement to observe and be bound by these regulations.

1.04 Conflicts with Missouri State Laws.

If any provision of this Policy or the approved regulations shall be in irreconcilable conflict with any applicable provision of any Missouri state or federal law, law shall govern.

1.05 Effective Date.

This Policy shall become effective upon adoption by the Board of Governors.  Policy originally adopted by the Board in 1997.

2. Definitions

2.01 General.

Unless otherwise specified, the words and phrases used in this Policy and in the associated Parking Regulations developed by the University shall have the same meanings as set forth in the laws of the State of Missouri regulating motor vehicles, bicycles, and traffic on the highways and/or the property of the State of Missouri, including pedestrian traffic.

2.02 Specific Definitions.
  • Appeals Committee - The Appeals Committee described in Article IX of this Policy;
  • Bicycle - A vehicle propelled solely by human power upon which a person may ride, having two tandem wheels, except scooters and similar devices;
  • Contractor - A non-university employee contracted by the University to perform work or provide supplies and/or service;
  • Director - Director of Safety and Transportation;
  • Driveways and/or Fire Lanes - Any street, alley, or road on, entrance to, or exit from University property; or any areas in parking lots/structures not clearly designated for parking;
  • Employee - Any person who is employed temporarily or regularly, full or part-time, by the University or by any unit of or agency administratively a part of and responsible to the University in any capacity including, but not limited to, members of the faculty, administration, and professional and support staff of the University.  Any person who qualifies under these regulations as both a student and an employee shall be subject to the regulations governing both employees and students;
  • Guest - Any person to whom an official invitation to Missouri State has been issued;
  • Loading-Zone - An area clearly marked and posted for loading;
  • Missouri State University - All real property owned, occupied, controlled, and/or administered by Missouri State, Springfield campus;
  • Motor Vehicle - Any self-propelled vehicle having two or more wheels used for the conveyance of a person or persons or materials and equipment including attached trailers. (For purposes of these regulations, motorized wheelchairs are excluded.);
  • Motor Vehicle Parking Space - An area in a parking lot/structure, or on a street designated by markers such as concrete bumpers, lines or parking surfaces, marks on curbs, signs, parking meters, or other clear markers;
  • Obstruction of Vehicular Traffic - Any pedestrian or driver of any vehicle who or any vehicle which impedes or restricts a safe and normal flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic, or creates a hazard that may result in an impairment of safe and efficient traffic;
  • Parking - (a parked vehicle) - A standing (not moving) motor vehicle is considered parked regardless of whether or not the vehicle engine is running or the vehicle is occupied;
  • Parking Administration Office - Facility from which all parking administrative functions are administered. The address is 700 E. Elm;
  • Parking Lot/Structure - An area designated by Missouri State for the intended utilization of parking motor vehicles;
  • Parking Meter - A parking time measuring device used to allow parking in restricted areas for a specific period of time;
  • Parking Regulations - All regulations pertaining to parking that are developed to implement this Policy and that are approved by the appropriate authority;
  • Pedestrian - Any person standing or walking or in a wheelchair at any time outside of any building;
  • President - President of Missouri State;
  • Restricted Areas and Hours of Parking - Those areas limited in time and place to use by student, faculty, employee, visitor, and/or official vehicles and posted accordingly;
  • Safety and Transportation - A department reporting to the Associate Vice President for Administrative Services;
  • Safety & Transportation Advisory Committee - A committee to advise the University on mater of safety, security, and transportation;
  • Student - For purposes of these regulations, a student shall be any person who has applied for and has been accepted for enrollment for academic credit, or non-credit or an audit basis in any undergraduate or graduate course of courses on the Missouri State campus, including short courses or other programs of instruction offered by the University or any division of the University; and any person who is required by such enrollment to be present on the Missouri State campus for instructional purposes;
  • Vendor - Individual whose main purpose on campus is to promote a product or service;
  • Vice President for Administrative & Information Services - The University administrator responsible to the President for establishing parking regulations and for the enforcement of this Policy and the approved Parking Regulations;
  • Vice President for Student Affairs - The University administrator responsible to the President for the adjudication of parking appeals by students, faculty, staff, and visitors and for establishing procedures for adjudicating appeals to alleged violations of this Policy and the approved Parking Regulations;
  • Associate Vice President for Administrative Services - The senior administrator responsible to the Vice President for Administrative and Information Services for the administration of the University's parking programs and oversight of the Department of Safety & Transportation;
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - The University administrator responsible to the President for the receipt and collection of fees, fines and charges as authorized by this Policy;
  • Visitor - Any person who is not a student, employee, faculty or staff member, or as otherwise defined.

3. Parking Policies

3.01 Policy.

Pursuant to the action of the Board of Governors, establishing this Policy effecting the provisions for parking lots/structures, and authorizing the establishment of necessary traffic safety and parking regulations to implement this Policy, including subsequent amendments to those regulations by the University, it shall be the Policy that:

  • Within the limitations of, and the priorities for, the resources and space at Missouri State, the University shall provide parking lots/structures on the grounds of Missouri State for the use of its employees, students, guests, and visitors.
  • Appropriate accessible parking shall be provided in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • All parking lots/structures provided by Missouri State that are owned, operated or administered by Missouri State, or any agency administratively responsible to Missouri State, shall be available on a fee (paid parking) basis and at a rate (rates) to be approved by the Board of Governors and published annually. No refunds shall be made for any unused portion of a paid parking permit except as shall be authorized by this Policy or in approved Parking Regulations prescribed by the University.
  • All parking lots/structures are restricted to holders of paid parking permits or authorized guests and visitors during the operative hours for each lot.
  • All authorized persons who elect to use Missouri State University parking lots/structures are required to obtain and display a valid parking permit or comply with the restrictions or use of parking meters, where provided.
  • All University, federal or state employees and/or other persons employed at the University campus, and who elect to use the Missouri State campus parking lots/structures, shall purchase a parking permit at the established rate.
  • All persons to whom permits have been issued shall pay for Missouri State campus parking at the established rate through participation in the deferred payment plan or payroll deduction plan, as appropriate, or as otherwise authorized by the University.
  • As a condition of issuance, retention, and continued use of parking permits, all applicants for permits shall at all times comply with the approved parking regulations of the University and the laws of the State of Missouri which pertain to the operation of a motor vehicle or bicycle.
  • A parking permit that is lost or mutilated, or in any way not identifiable as a valid parking permit for a parking lot/structure, shall not be considered a valid permit. Upon sufficient proof of loss or mutilation, a replacement for a lost or mutilated permit may be obtained at the Transit Operations Center for a fee which will be determined and publicized annually.
  • Parking on University property is a privilege. Violation of this Policy and/or the approved parking regulations may result in the loss of campus parking privileges.
  • Violation of this Policy and/or the approved Parking Regulations may subject any student or employee to disciplinary action according to established disciplinary procedures.
  • Use of the University's parking lots and facilities, and/or receipt of a parking permit, constitute consent and agreement to this Policy and Parking Regulations, and authorize University action as described.
3.02 Reserved Parking
  • All reserved parking permits will be issued by the Parking Administration Office on an annual basis, unless otherwise requested and specified, and shall become effective August 1 of the year for which such permit is issued and shall expire on July 31 of the following year.  Any use of authorized payroll withholding shall be continued until such time that the permit holder formally cancels the authorization to withhold or is no longer an employee of Missouri State.
  • All parking permits are restricted to designated parking lots/structures, as identified on the parking permit, or as otherwise defined in the Parking Regulations, during the restricted hours specified for each individual parking lot/structure.  The University shall limit the issuance of reserved parking permits so as not to exceed parking availability.
  • After a reserved parking permit is issued it may be renewed upon timely application and payment.  Available reserved parking permits will be issued to faculty and staff members based on employment seniority.  When space is not available in a reserved lot, faculty and staff members may place their names on a waiting list in the Parking Administration Office.
  • Reserved lot(s) may be designated for student use.  Permits will be issued during a prescribed period of time at the beginning of the fall semester in accordance with class standing beginning with graduate students and seniors followed in order by juniors, sophomores and freshmen.
  • A permit to park in a second restricted parking lot/structure may be issued, at the established rate, provided that parking space is available.
3.03 Commuter Parking
  • All commuter vehicle parking spaces are restricted to assigned holders of the applicable commuter, disabled or reserved parking permits.
  • All commuter parking permits will be issued by the Parking Administration Office on a combined semester (fall/spring), or annual basis.
3.04 Residence Hall Parking
  • All residence hall parking spaces are restricted to assigned holders of the applicable residence hall parking permits.
  • All residence hall parking permits will be issued by the Parking Administration Office on a combined semester (fall/spring), or annual basis.
3.05 Disabled Parking
  • The University shall provide appropriate accessible parking in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Persons parking in disabled parking spaces are required to hold and display a valid Missouri State disabled parking permit; except when events open to the public are held in University facilities (e.g. Hammons Student Center), vehicles displaying a state-issued disabled parking permit or license plate are authorized to park in disabled parking spaces located near such University facilities.
  • Disabled parking permits (regular or temporary) shall be available to persons on an individual need basis.  When required, the Parking Administration Office shall require the permit holder to provide an authenticated physician certificate or current documentation of issuance of a state disabled parking permit before issuing the disabled parking permit.
  • All disabled parking permits will be issued by the Parking Administration Office on a combined semester (fall/spring), or annual basis.
  • Vehicles displaying a valid Missouri State disabled parking permit are authorized to park in ANY identified disabled parking space on campus.  Alternatively, these vehicles may park in any non-disabled parking space in commuter lots and residence hall lots.
  • Disabled parking is considered to be a form of reserved parking located throughout all categories of campus parking (i.e., signed disabled parking spaces may be located in reserved, commuter and residence hall parking lots, etc.).
3.06 Visitor and Metered Parking
  • Visitor parking will be provided.  Visitors must use the metered parking spaces or display a Missouri State visitor's parking permit obtained from the Parking Administration Office or control booths in Lot 13 and at the entrance to Carrington Avenue.  Accommodations for disabled visitors shall be provided.
  • Any visitor receiving a Missouri State parking ticket for a violation of the regulations should appear in person, or communicate with officials, at the Parking Administration Office.
3.07 Official University Vehicle Parking
  • The University shall provide parking and/or storage facilities for all vehicles owned, operated and/or administered by Missouri State and/or for any agency administratively responsible to the University, provided that these official (must display Missouri official license plate) vehicles are not specifically assigned to a faculty/staff member for his/her exclusive daily use.
  • Signed parking spaces will be provided for service vehicles (e.g., mail, armored car, maintenance, custodial, grounds, computer services, etc.).
  • Drivers of official University vehicles are subject to all traffic and parking regulations.  These vehicles are exempt from parking permit requirements.
3.08 Loading Zones
  • Loading zones are reserved exclusively for the loading or unloading of materials or equipment by those persons displaying a University parking permit in their vehicle.
  • All designated campus loading zones shall at all times (24 hours a day) have a maximum use limit of 30 minutes.
  • When it is necessary that a vehicle occupy a loading zone for the purpose of loading/unloading for a period longer than 30 minutes, authorization shall be secured from the Parking Administration Office prior to the use of the loading zone.
3.09 Driveways and/or Fire Lanes
  • The use of driveways, fire lanes, and motor traffic entrances and exits is restricted to moving traffic.
  • These areas and all areas in Missouri State parking lots/structures that are not clearly designated as parking spaces shall not be used for parking and/or temporary placement of motor vehicles.
3.10 Conditional, Special and Temporary Parking Permits
  • Special parking permits may be authorized by the President for use by designated persons.  The special parking permit is only valid for use by the person(s) noted on the front of the permit.  The special parking permit is not transferable to other relatives or friends.  The special parking permit excludes parking in disabled, metered, service, reserved and loading/unloading parking spaces; Taylor Health Center patient parking; and designated Bears Fund parking lots for football and basketball games near the Plaster Sports Complex and Hammons Student Center.
  • The Safety and Transportation Advisory Committee may recommend, with the approval of the Vice President for Administrative and Information Services, the issuance of conditional, special and temporary parking permits that shall have reasonable, but specific conditions and use limits.  Any fees attached to such parking permits shall be approved by the Board of Governors and published annually.

4. State and City Traffic Laws

4.01 Missouri State Laws and Ordinances

All persons operating motor vehicles or bicycles on or within the Missouri State campus area shall observe and obey all applicable Missouri laws and local traffic ordinances.

4.02 Speed Limits

No person shall drive a motor vehicle on the property of the Missouri State campus at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under existing driving conditions. A maximum of 20 mph shall be the legal speed limit on Missouri State streets unless otherwise posted.

4.03 Traffic Control Signs and Devices.

All persons, including pedestrians, drivers of motor vehicles, and bicycle riders, shall obey all traffic control signs, marker, and/or other traffic control signals and devices of the Missouri State campus.

4.04 Report of Accident.

All persons are required by Missouri law and City of Springfield ordinance to make reports of accidents involving motor vehicles. Those accidents that occur within the Missouri State campus area SHALL BE REPORTED to the Missouri State Police Substation.

5. Bicycle Regulations

5.01

All persons owning and/or operating a bicycle on the Missouri State campus shall observe and obey all applicable Missouri laws, City of Springfield ordinances, and Missouri State rules and regulations.

5.02

Any persons operating a bicycle shall observe all signs and control signals applicable to motor vehicles.

  • Parking. Bicycles shall be parked in or immediately adjacent to the bicycle racks provided. Bicycles shall not be parked on lawns, on sidewalks, or chained to trees, light poles, hand-rails, fences, benches, etc. Under no circumstances will bicycles be parked on ADA ramps. Bicycles improperly parked may be impounded by cutting and removing locking devices, if necessary.
  • Abandonment. Bicycles that are considered to be abandoned will be removed by cutting the locking devices, if necessary, and impounded.
  • Buildings. Bicycles shall not be taken inside any University building except as authorized by the Safety and Transportation Department. Students living in residence halls may secure permission to bring bicycles inside their hall.
  • Registration. All bicycles should be registered with the Safety and Transportation Department.

6. Promulgation of Parking Regulations

6.01

The Vice President for Administrative and Information Services shall develop Parking Regulations to implement the Policy, except for parking appeals, and to provide specific guidance for users of the University parking system and for enforcement of this Policy. The Vice President for Student Affairs shall develop regulations regarding parking appeals. All proposed parking regulations and recommended changes thereto, will be reviewed by the University Safety and Transportation Advisory Committee and adopted by the Administrative Council prior to their approval by the President. Regulations will become effective upon approval by the President.

6.02

At least annually, and as often as required to assure compliance with applicable laws and this Policy, the University Parking Regulations and any recommended changes proposed by the Safety and Transportation Department will be reviewed by the Safety and Transportation Advisory Committee. Comments on proposed changes to this Policy or to the Parking Regulations will be received from the Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, Student Government Association and the Residence Hall Association. This Committee will present its recommendation(s) to the Vice President for Administrative and Information Services for reporting to the Administrative Council and subsequently to the President.

6.03

A copy of the approved Parking Regulations will be made available to parking system users at the time of registration for a parking permit. Additionally, changes to the Parking Regulations will be disseminated to parking system users by written and electronic means.

7. Safety and Transportation Advisory Committee

7.01 Authority and Membership.
  • The Vice President for Administrative and Information Services shall appoint a Safety and Transportation Advisory Committee. This Committee will review the University Parking Policy, Parking Regulations, and the parking fee schedule and make recommendations to the Vice President for Administrative and Information Services. Committee recommendations will be reported to the Administrative Council (Parking Regulations) and to the Board of Governors (Parking Policy and fees). As a minimum, the Committee will meet once each semester.
  • Membership. The Vice President for Administrative and Information Services shall appoint, with the approval of the Administrative Council, representatives from the following entities:
    • Director, Safety and Transportation - Chair
    • Parking Administration
    • Dean of Students
    • SPD Substation
    • Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services
    • Facilities Management
    • Student Government Association
7.02 Responsibilities.

The responsibilities of the Safety and Transportation Advisory Committee shall include, but shall not be limited to:

  • Recommending regulations governing the conduct of its business including the appointment of and delegation of powers to subcommittees.
  • Recommending supplementary regulations to control parking. When such supplementary regulations are approved by the President, they shall become a part of the Parking Regulations at MSU.
  • Reviewing and recommending the use of all Missouri State parking lots/structures.
  • Reviewing the policies, publications and programs implemented to carry out the responsibilities delegated to the Committee and making recommendations for the improvement of the safe and efficient use of University facilities where the powers of this Committee are relevant and necessary to effect such improvements.
  • Making recommendations regarding intra-campus parking where City owned and controlled streets are used within and contiguous to the Missouri State property areas.
  • Recommending parking fees, rates, late payment charges, and fines for violation of the University Parking Regulations for subsequent adoption by the Board of Governors in the annual fee resolution.
  • Reviewing and recommending the regulations governing the classification and use of all parking lots/structures; the regulations, applications, issuance, and use of parking permits; and any other regulations needed to control traffic and parking, including appeal procedures.

8. Violations and Penalties

8.01 General. 

It is a violation of this policy to do any act prohibited by this Policy or by the approved Parking Regulations or to fail to do any act required by this Policy or these regulations.

8.02 Persons Responsible for Violations.

Each person is responsible for all violations (moving or non-moving) of this Policy, or the approved Parking Regulations, committed by that person.  All persons (first parties) owning or having in their custody a motor vehicle shall be responsible for all non-moving violations of this Policy and the approved Parking Regulations committed by other persons (second parties) operating vehicles owned by the first party or in their custody with their express or implied permission to operate that vehicle, unless the person (second party) actually operating the vehicle acknowledges and accepts the responsibility for the violation.  Violations may be assigned retroactively for twelve (12) months to a person identified as responsible.

8.03 False Parking Permits.

It is a violation to engage in counterfeiting, altering, defacing, or transferring a parking permit to another person for which a parking permit was not issued, or giving any false information in the application or at any hearing.

8.04 Failure to Display a Parking Permit as Required.

Failure of any person to appropriately display a parking permit after such parking permit has been issued will subject the permittee to the penalties for failure to obtain a permit.

8.05 Non-Moving Vehicle Violations and Penalties.

The penalties established (by the Board of Governors) annually in the fee resolution, are hereby established for violations involving non-moving motor vehicles or bicycles owned or operated by or in the custody or possession of students, employees, or visitors.

8.06 Additional Imposition of Penalties.

In addition to imposition of penalties and charges established by the Board of Governors in the annual fee resolutions, the Committee may refer any violator of this Policy or the approved Parking Regulations to the appropriate Missouri State committee for additional action and may suggest additional penalties.

9. Parking Ticket Appeals

9.01 Method of Appeal.

A ticket may be appealed within fifteen (15) calendar days of the ticket date to the Parking Administration Office identified on the ticket.  The Parking Appeals Administrator, appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs, who may be a student, staff, faculty or retired faculty/staff will grant the appeal only if it is clearly justified.  The decision by the Parking Appeals Administrator will be final, if not appealed in writing to the Parking Appeals Committee within fifteen (15) calendar days of the date of the decision.  If not appealed, all fines are due and payable fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of the Parking Appeals Administrator's decision.  Any person filing an appeal has the opportunity, limited to five (5) minutes, to present his/her appeal to the Parking Appeals Committee.  The Appeals Committee will decide an appeal whether or not a personal appearance is made.  The time and date of an appeal hearing will be scheduled and available to a person filing an appeal as provided in this Policy and Regulations, and will be held no later than sixty (60) calendar days from the dates the appeal is filed.  The decision by the Appeals Committee shall be final.  Payment of the monetary fine is due upon the decision of the Appeals Committee.  Persons appealing will be provided notice of appeal results and at least seven (7) calendar days in advance notice of hearing dated written, electronic or other  means reasonably calculated to provide notice, as provided by the Parking Regulations.  Notice to the address and/or telephone number last provided to the University shall be considered valid notice.

9.02 Parking Appeal Exclusions.

The following parking violations may not be appealed, unless submission of an appeal is approved by the Parking Manager due to extenuating circumstances.

  • Violations for overtime parking in meters are not subject to appeal.
  • Violations for parking in disabled parking spaces without an authorized state disabled placard or license plate.
9.03 Parking Appeals Committee.

The Vice President for Student Affairs shall prescribe the rules and procedures for appeals to the Appeals Committee subject to the adoption by the Administrative Council and approved by the President. The Appeals Committee shall consist of at least two (2) faculty members, two (2) staff members and six (6) students, appointed to annual, fiscal year terms by the Vice President for Student Affairs.  Members of the Safety and Transportation Advisory Committee  may serve on the Appeals Committee.  Members may be reappointed for successive terms.  The Vice President for Student Affairs will designate annually the Appeals Committee Chair.  Three (3) members of the Committee constitute a sub-committee to hear appeals, as appointed by the Appeals Committee Chair.  At least one student will sit on any appeal involving a student; at least one faculty or staff member will sit on any appeal involving faculty or staff.  The various appointed appeals sub-committees will hear appeals on a schedule of no later than sixty (60) calendar days from the date of the appeal to the Appeals Committee.

9.04 Payment of Fines.

It shall be the responsibility of any person receiving a parking ticket to make payment of any monetary fine that  may be assessed at the Bursar within fifteen (15) calendar days after ticket date, or to appeal as set forth in this article.

9.05 Follow-up Action on Failure to Pay Fines.
  • Students: Unpaid fines and assessments will be charged, after failure to pay or exhaustion of appeals procedures, to the student's accounts receivable account.  Failure to pay fines and assessments as required in this Policy and by the approved Parking Regulations will subject a student to encumbrance of student records and denial of the privilege to register for classes or obtain a transcript until all fines/assessments are paid in full, and subject the student to the University collection procedures and costs, including interest and attorneys' fees.
  • Employees: Unpaid fines and assessments will be charged to the employee's accounts receivable account and will subject the employee (faculty and staff), after failure to pay or exhaustion of appeals procedures, to appropriate disciplinary or other action through administrative channels, and subject the employee to the University's collection procedures and costs, including interest, attorneys' fees and withholding from final paychecks.

10. Administration and Enforcement

10.01 Authority and Responsibility.

The Director of Safety and Transportation is authorized, and it shall be his duty, to establish programs to administer and enforce this Policy and the approved Parking Regulations.

10.02 Issuance of Citation for Violation of these Regulations.

Issuance of Citation for Violation of these Regulations. An Missouri State parking ticket for a violation of this Policy or the approved parking regulations may be issued by any officer of the Safety and Transportation Department on forms prescribed by MSU. A copy of the parking ticket shall be delivered to each person at the time of issuance or, if the violation involves a vehicle without an operator or person in charge thereof, a copy of the parking ticket shall be conspicuously affixed to the vehicle. Each parking ticket issued shall briefly state the substance of the violation and the monetary penalty for such violation. Each parking ticket shall provide instructions for payment or appeal.

10.03 Immobilization, Removal, or Impoundment of Vehicles.
  • The Safety and Transportation Officers are authorized to immobilize, remove, or impound, specifically including towing and use of wheel locks for vehicles on/from Missouri State parking lots/structures or on/from other real property of Missouri State at the owner's expense, under the following circumstances and subject to the following conditions:
    • Any vehicle that appears to be abandoned or is not removed within 24 hours after a request to move; or
    • Any vehicle that is left unattended and its presence at the place, in the judgment of an officer of the Safety and Transportation Department, constitutes or is likely to constitute a safety hazard to persons or property; or because of an emergency, or because the vehicle is obstructing traffic; or
    • Any vehicle identified by the Safety and Transportation Department as one which has been involved in three (3) or more violations where the person (employee, student or visitor) fails to pay the fine(s) and assessments as set forth in this Policy, for which parking tickets were issued during the previous twelve-month period; or
    • Any vehicle without a permit or for which the permit has been revoked pursuant to this Policy or the approved Parking Regulations.
  • Removed or impounded or immobilized vehicles shall be released to the owner or authorized representative upon request, provided that:
    • Payment of the cost for the removal and/or impoundment of the vehicle is made and identification of the person responsible for violations is made; or
    • As authorized by the Springfield Police Department (SPD) regarding vehicles towed by authority of the SPD.
  • The ordinance, regulations, policies and procedures of the Springfield Police Department may be utilized and incorporated in administration and enforcement as determined appropriate by the Director of Safety and Transportation.

11. Use of Fees

11.01 Auxiliary Enterprise System
  • The Board of Governors, by resolution, has established an Auxiliary Enterprise System, of which the Parking Facilities is a part.  Parking Facilities are defined as the facilities and equipment for the parking of vehicles and movement of passengers around campus via shuttle buses, including a 1,250-stall multi-level park-and-ride parking garages and bus terminals, waiting and loading areas, 60 surface parking lots, all metered parking spaces, and system of shuttle buses.
  • The Board has covenanted that it will operate and maintain the Auxiliary Enterprise System and fix, establish, maintain and collect such reasonable rates, fees and charges for the use and services furnished by or through the Auxiliary Enterprise System to produce revenues sufficient to:
    • pay the cost of operation and maintenance of the Auxiliary Enterprise System;
    • provide and maintain the System Revenue Fund and System Revenue Bond Fund in sufficient amount to pay bond principal and interest payments;
    • provide excess revenues over expenses of not less than 110% of the principal and interest payments for the current year; and
    • provide reasonable and adequate reserve funds for the payment of bond principal and interest.
  • The Board has also covenanted that it will record and deposit all rentals, charges, income and revenue from the operations of the Auxiliary  Enterprise System into the System Revenue Fund.  These funds are segregated from all other University funds.
  • For operation and management purposes, Missouri State maintains separate funds and accounts for the various segments of the Auxiliary Enterprise System which, in the aggregate, make up the System Revenue Fund.  Fees collected as payments for violations of this Policy or the approved Parking Regulations and from the use of paid parking lots/structures are deposited in the Transit Fund, which are budgeted annually by the Board of Governors for the operations and maintenance of the Parking Facilities, payment of bond principal and interest payments, and improvements and acquisition of University parking lots/structures.

12. Miscellaneous

12.01 Authority of the President to Delegate.

The President is authorized to delegate authority, under this Policy, to the Vice President for Administrative & Information Services.  The Safety and Transportation Advisory Committee, the Director of Safety and Transportation, the Supervising Officer of the Missouri State Police Substation, Vice President for Student Affairs, the Appeals Committee, Associate Vice President for Administrative Services and the Chief Financial Officer shall make such reports to the President as may be requested, or to such person or persons to whom this authority may be delegated.

12.02 Approval of, and Amendments to, the University Parking Regulations.

These Regulations may be approved, amended or rescinded in whole or in part at any time or from time to time according to the provisions of this Policy.