Policy Steward: 
Manager of Analytical Ops
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University Policy & Standards Converted: 
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Revision Date: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

This information replaces FIS 101-02 Parking Fines & FIS 205 Parking Permits


Parking Fines

Effective: 01/01/2003
Revised: 03/22/2016

Parking on campus requires a permit or visitor pass for designated parking spaces. Specific information about the procedures related to parking fees and services can be found at Transportation Services.

There is no reduction on fines for parking in a handicapped space, nor for having a vehicle booted. Reference: OSU Standard 580-040.


Parking Permits

Effective: 01/01/2003
Revised: 12/01/2014

Parking on the Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus requires a permit. Transportation Services is an auxiliary enterprise and sells permits for parking to faculty, staff, students, and visitors as individuals.

University funds are not to be charged for parking space furnished to employees for personally owned automobiles when the employee’s primary work location is on or adjacent to the main OSU Corvallis campus.  This ruling applies to annual staff parking permits, daily permits, monthly parking permits, etc. Permits for spaces for University service vehicles may be paid for with university (non-grant) funds.

Temporary shared or daily permits for those employees whose primary duty station is away from the Corvallis campus and surrounding vicinity may be paid for with university (non-grant) funds as long as employees are visiting the main campus to conduct university business on a temporary and infrequent basis.  Use of university funded permits for these purposes must comply with OSU and IRS Travel Policy guidelines.

In addition, a three-hour department permit may be purchased with university funds for employees who are required to utilize their personal vehicle in the performance of their official duties. This may occur when an OSU employee who has purchased a permit for a lesser priced zone is requested by their unit to move their vehicle to a higher priced parking zone so the employee may assist another unit. A valid staff parking permit purchased by the employee must be displayed along with the three-hour department permit.

Parking Permits purchased for employee use with university funds must be supported with documentation and include the following information at the time of purchase:

  • Type of permit purchased
  • Description of the circumstances creating the need for the permit
  • Primary work location of employee(s) who will use the permit

Income from parking permits and citations are deposited into separate accounts which form the operating funds for Transportations Services.  If a permit is refunded, the refund comes from the income account for permits.  The same applies to citations.  Once a month, outstanding Accounts Receivable (A/R) citation accounts are sent to Collections. 

Reference: Board Standard 580-040-0025Board Standard 576-025