COVID-19 Updates: Fall Semester
Parking Notice for Fall Term 2020

The Department of Public Safety would like to provide the following parking information for the Fall 2020 academic term.   

  1. Vehicle Registration & Parking Permit:  To register your vehicle and purchase a parking permit via the parking portal click here.
  2. Fire Lanes:  Student move-in has a significant impact on campus parking.  When moving in please remember to unload your belongings and then move your vehicle to your designated student parking lot immediately.  This allows others access to unloading areas near the residence halls, helps keep fire lanes clear and avoids enforcement action.
  3. Campus Quarantine (Phase One) & Driving:  As indicated in the Return to Campus Guide, Students on Campus, “Use of personal vehicles will be prohibited except for students living in off-campus housing who are enrolled to study on campus and need to travel to and from campus for activities.”  https://www.middlebury.edu/office/midd2021/return-campus-guide/students-campus 

Middlebury College provides sufficient parking on campus.  Vehicles should be parked in designated campus parking lots.  College policy prohibits students from parking on nearby town streets, roadways or other private areas.

Complete parking information can be found on the Public Safety website at:  http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/health/publicsafety/parking

If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Public Safety at:  publicsafety@middlebury.edu, Non-Emergency line 443-5133 or Campus Emergency line 443-5911.

Thanks,

Daniel V. Gaiotti
Associate Director of Public Safety

Visitor Parking - Due to Covid-19 no visitors are allowed on campus

Visitor Parking

General Information

Currently there are limitations on the number of available visitor parking spaces near the center of campus.  Visitor parking is allowed in some faculty and staff lots, but the visitor may only find limited spaces available. We encourage all visitors to take advantage of available visitor parking in Q Lot at the Mahaney Arts Center.  

Visitor parking is intended guests not for Middlebury College students, faculty and staff members. 

Additional information about event parking is listed below.

Student and Faculty Staff Parking Information

Parking Lot Designations

Visitor - Directions to Campus and Parking Map 

Student Guest Parking Permit Application

Student Guest Pass Application

Residential Life Policies on Residential Guest

Weekday Campus Visitor

Visitors and guests coming to campus Mon.-Fri. between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. should display a College parking permit to avoid being ticketed. Temporary parking permits may be obtained on-line at the parking portal at the cost of $2 a day.

Students, and departments hosting a special event, are responsible for acquainting their guest(s) with the parking regulations.  Departments hosting a special event on a weekday should notify Public Safety in advance.

Special Events - Visitor Parking

Middlebury College often hosts events open to the public, such as concerts and athletic games. These visitors do not need to acquire a parking permit for evening and weekend events.

For some conferences or overnight events, special parking areas may be designatined and special placards may be distributed for event use.  Placards are created by Public Safety and are handed out at event registration. Examples: Fall Family Weekend,

Overnight Visitor or Guest - Parking Permit

Any guest of the College, or guest of a student, planning to park a vehicle on campus overnight must register the vehicle with the Department of Public Safety through the on-line parking portal.

The only location on campus for overnight guest parking is the Mahaney Arts Center (MAC) parking lot, visitor section.   

Guests parking in any location on campus other than the visitor section of the MAC will result in the vehicle being ticketed, towed and/or booted.

 Student Life Residential Guest - Application Form

  • All guests must be registered with Middlebury for the duration of their stay. Personal guests must be registered through the online form.  
  • Guests who are staying in a student’s room as part of an official College program must be registered in advance through the appropriate department: 
    • Prospective student:  Office of Admissions
    • Athletics recruit or player: Athletics
    • Student organization:  Student Activities
  • Students in double/triple rooms, suites, house and townhouses must obtain the consent of their roommate/suitemates before registering their guest.  Roommates and Commons staff will be informed of the registration of the guest automatically.

Department Guest 

Department Guest are visitors whose parking has been arranged in advance by an inviting or sponsoring department. An invited guest may be a vendor, a business associate, a guest speaker, a contractor, or a repair or service provider.  Departments are responsible for ensuring that their guests have the appropriate permits and that they understand the related parking rules.

Departments need to send an email to the Department of Public Safety requesting permits for their guest.  In the email they need to state the dates they need the permits for and the number of permits needed.  They need to send the request for a permit a week in advance. 

Conditions of use:

Invited guest permits may not be issued to individual employees or students for their personal use, or for commute parking

Duplication, alteration, or misuse of an invited guest permit may result in a citation and/or revocation of parking privileges.

Permits must be used for departmental visitors only

General Guidelines:

General Guidelines:


The College provides parking privileges to all members of the College Community in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • Peripheral parking for students.
  • Spaces within a 5-7 minute walk for faculty and staff.
  • To keep fire lanes clear at all times.
  • To provide a safe environment by prohibiting parking on sides
    of roads, walkways and lawns.
  • To administer all parking regulations through fair, direct and unbiased procedures.

All faculty, staff and enrolled students (including students living off campus) are eligible to park on the campus. Parking spots are not guaranteed, even if you have registered your vehicle with Public Safety and the Access and Parking Office. *The College does not guarantee parking will be available. A permit is merely permission to park legally in one of the college lots.*

Students are not allowed to regularly use vehicles registered to College employees without registering the vehicle as a student vehicle and paying the appropriate fee.

The College does not permit student-aid funds to be used to subsidize motor vehicle expenses.

All vehicles must be registered with the Department of Public Safety and the Access and Parking Office and display a valid permit.

Vehicles must be parked in designated parking areas in accordance with the displayed parking decal and the parking rules.  Parking spaces are marked with paint, if there are no painted lines, it is not a parking space.  The only exception are gravel parking lots. The parking rules and regulations are in effect at all times throughout the year to include summer, all breaks, weekends and holidays.  The person who registers the vehicle for campus parking is responsible for all operation of the vehicle on campus.

The Department of Public Safety has the responsibility of enforcing campus parking regulations on a 24-hour, 365 days a year basis.

Middlebury College is not responsible for thefts or damage that may occur to an automobile while parked on campus.

Visitors to the campus are expected to park appropriately and are required to have a parking pass if parked overnight. Visitors are considered to be persons (other than current and recent students, staff and faculty) who occasionally visit the campus for pleasure, conferences, or business.  Spaces that are designated by Visitor Parking signs are not to be used by faculty, staff or students.  Any person operating a vehicle registered to a current Middlebury College student or Employee is not eligible for visitor status.  Click here for more information about visitor parking.

Driving on Campus

Vehicles operated by students, faculty, and staff may be parked or driven on campus roadways under the provisions of College regulations and Vermont laws relating to motor vehicles.

Violations of motor vehicle laws or College motor vehicle regulations that endanger the safety of others such as driving on sidewalks or failing to stop at stop signs, are regarded as serious offenses and will not be tolerated. Drivers must be aware of road signs.  Parking on grass, gravel, and sidewalks is prohibited. Violations will result in a fine, payment of damages, disciplinary proceedings, and may result in loss of driving and parking privileges at Middlebury College. Driving the wrong direction on the roadway (hill) near Stewart Hall may result in a fine, payment of damages, disciplinary proceedings, and may result in the loss of driving and parking privileges at Middlebury College.

Note: Driving while intoxicated is a serious crime and may result in arrest by the local police, a criminal record, and court costs. Student discipline for incidents of DUI are covered in the Student Handbook under Conduct.

The person to whom the parking permit is issued shall be responsible for any violations involving the vehicle

Parking Services Hours:

Middlebury College Public Safety deals with all parking needs at the Middlebury VT campus. Permits are required on all vehicles parked on campus 24 hours per day. There is a charge for parking permits for students and guests. However, staff and faculty permits are available at no cost. The Access and Parking Office regular hours of business are 9:00 a.m. - 11 am and noon - 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Campus parking information may be obtained by calling (802) 443 - 5625 during normal business hours.

Purchasing a Permit and registering a vehicle
  1. All vehicles must be registered with Middlebury College and display a valid permit.
  2. Temporary parking for student vehicles is located in the Track Lot, 310 Porter Field Road.  Temporary parking is permitted for a total of 4 days.
  3. Parking permits are not transferrable to any other person or to any other vehicle.  Permits cannot be resold.  No person may register a vehicle in their name if the vehicle belongs to any other student, faculty or staff member. 
  4. Outstanding parking violations:  If you have outstanding parking violations from previous years, the system will not allow you to register/purchase a permit until payment has been received.    
  5. Any person giving false information in the registration process will be referred to the Office of Community Standards for appropriate disciplinary action.  Parking privileges will also be revoked.  
  6. Register your vehicle and purchase a parking permit via the parking portal.  This needs to be done each time a permit is purchased. 
  7. All permits will be sent to the mailing address provided at the time of the purchase.  Use your College mailing address in the purchase process.  Permits are not available at the Access and Parking Office in Public Safety.

Faculty/Staff permit:  Please refer to the Faculty/Staff permit section.

 

2020 Fall Term Permit information:

•    Fall Term permits will go on sale in mid-August 2020. 

•    The cost is $50 if purchased by September 13th. 

•    The permit cost will increase to $65 on September 14th.

•     Fall Term permit will be valid from August 18 - November 20, 2020. 

•     Students will be expected to remove the vehicle from campus at the end of the fall term.

 Note:  Once your housing assignment is live in the system, you will be able to purchase your fall term permit.   


Temp permits:     

  • Cost of $2.00/day
  • Temp permits allow you to park in Student lots only.

Commuter (T) permits:

  • All commuter students must purchase a class year permit.
  • Commuter permits are not issued until the Housing Office has your off-campus housing information entered in StarRez.
  • Commuter permits are issued only to students living a significant distant from campus.  
  • If DPS determines that you qualify for a commuter permit, it will be issued at no additional cost. 

Transferring Permit Privileges:

  • Occasionally a student will need to swap a car and request the transfer their parking privileges.  This can be done with the permission of the Access and Parking Office. 
  • Students may have only one vehicle on campus at a time, and all vehicles must have a valid permit.
  • Contact the Access and Parking Office at parking@middlebury.edu to arrange an appointment date/time to discuss the process for the permit transfer.
Placement of Parking Permit

The permit must be placed in the rear window directly behind the driver's seat. 

permit_placement

If the permit is improperly placed or not displayed in the vehicle window, the owner of the vehicle is in violation of the parking policy.

 Any vehicle with an altered parking permit is in violation of the College policy and the owner of the vehicle is subject to being fined and/or towed and or booted as well as College discipline. 

If a person changes vehicles, the new vehicle must be registered. Registrations are no longer valid when a person is no longer a student or employee of the College. 

Any person whose registration status changes (student living in residential housing move to off campus housing, student who moves from small outer house housing to off campus housing and etc) needs to obtain a new decal from the Access and Parking office.  Failure to obtain the new decal could result in a ticket and fine.

ADA placards and Medical Permits

ADA placards and Medical Permits

State Issued Accessible Parking Placard or Plate


Middlebury College recognizes any state issued accessible placard or license plate. Students, faculty and staff with an accessible placard or license plate must obtain a College parking permit in order to park in any spaces on campus.  Vehicles displaying a valid placard or plate and a College parking permit may park in the accessible spaces or in any other parking space on campus.

Students must renew the College parking permit annually.  For assistance in renewing the student permit, contact the Department of Public Safety.

Vermont Accessible Parking Placard or Plate

 

Medical Permits & Accessibility Parking Accommodations

Students with special parking needs, due to a temporary mobility or medical issue, may contact Parton Health and Counseling Center for a medical parking permit. The staff at Parton will complete an on-line form requesting the medical permit from Department of Public Safety (DPS).  The on-line form will notify the student by email of the request and will give the student instructions on how to obtain the medical permit from DPS.   

For those Students needing ADA accessibility parking, contact the ADA Office.  Upon approval, the ADA office will submit an on-line form to DPS.  The on-line form will notify the student by email of the request and will give the student instructions on how to obtain the special permit from DPS.   

Faculty or staff with special parking needs, due to temporary mobility or medical issues, should contact Human Resources.  Human Resources will complete an on-line form requesting the ADA permit from DPS if necessary.  The on-line form will notify the individual by email of the request and will give the individual instructions on how to obtain the ADA permit from DPS.

 

Link to Form

This form is for use by Parton Health and Counseling Center, the ADA Office and Human Resources.

Medical and ADA permit form

Faculty and Staff parking areas

Faculty and Staff Permit

All faculty and staff members must register their vehicles on line through the parking portal, display a valid decal, and park in lots designated for faculty/staff parking.   Faculty/Staff, blue permit holders, may not park in student, commuter or Language School spaces.  Language School Faculty/Staff, red permit holders, may not park in student, commuter or blue permit spaces.

Faculty and staff can register multiple vehicles.  We expect that each person will only park one vehicle on campus at a time.  The parking lots are not intended for vehicle storage.

Academic Year Parking Map

Summer Term Parking Map

Overnight parking

Faculty and staff who wish to have a vehicle on campus overnight should park it in the visitor section at Q Lot (Mahaney Center for the Arts).

Faculty and staff leaving a car overnight must be aware of the Winter Ban and should notify the Department of Public Safety that the vehicle will be on campus.  Vehicles parked in violation of the College's parking rules may be towed at the owner's expense.

St. Mary's Parking Spaces

The Department of Public Safety issues and manages 20 parking permits for the St. Mary's parking lot.  Faculty and staff with a St. Mary's parking permit must display the designated hanging tag when parked in this lot.  Faculty and staff with this parking permit should not park in any of the other parking spaces on campus unless notified that they cannot park at the St. Mary's lot due to an event (funeral, wedding, etc.).

Temporary Permit

A temporary faculty/staff permit is available, if necessary. Public Safety staff will designate the faculty/staff parking areas and expiration date. There is no fee for this permit.

Student Parking Areas

Student Parking Areas

Academic Year Student Parking

Note: If an area is not listed you cannot park in that area.

Restricted Areas

 Student permit holders cannot park in the following areas at any time:

  • C Lot (Freeman International Center) faculty/staff spaces
  • M Lot (near Chellis House) faculty/staff spaces
  • N Lot (Proctor) faculty/staff spaces
  • T Lot (Kenyon) faculty/staff and visitor spaces
  • U Lot (Fitness Center) faculty/staff spaces
  • E Lot (Wright Theater) restricted faculty/staff spaces
  • K lot  (Robert A Jones Lot)
  • Adirondack View Road
  • College Park Lot
  • on town streets near the college at any time

Overnight Parking

S, E, T and P permit holders may use non-restricted faculty/staff parking areas on campus between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and midnight Monday through Thursday, and from 5:00 p.m. on Friday until midnight Sunday. This privilege does not apply to the restricted areas noted in the Restriced Areas list or during the Winter Parking Ban.


First Year - U Permit

The vehicles with a "U" permit can park in the following lots:

  • Q Lot (Mahaney Center for the Arts) "U" permit spaces only
  • If the lot described above is full, the Track Lot may be used for parking until there is vacancy in the "U" permit sections of Q lot.

First-Year permit holders are not allowed to park in other student lots, Faculty/Staff Lots (including early evenings and weekends) or on town streets, or other private parking areas, near the college at any time.


Second Year - P Permit

Vehicles with a "P" permit can park in the following lots:

  • Q Lot (Mahaney Center for the Arts) "P" permit spaces only
  • R Lot (Ridgeline) "P" permit spaces only

If the lots described above are full, the Track Lot may be used until there is vacancy in the "P" permit sections of Q and R lots.


Junior / Senior - S permit

Vehicles with a "S" permit can park in the following lots:

  • C Lot (Freeman International Center) student spaces only
  • D Lot (Atwater A/B) student spaces only
  • E Lot (Wright Theatre) "S" permit spaces only
  • R Lot (Ridgeline) "S" permit spaces only
  • Q Lot (Mahaney Center for the Arts) "S" permit spaces only
  • Track Lot - Porter Field Road

 


Small Outer House - E Permit

Vehicles with a "E" permit can park in the following lots:

  • Jewett House Lot
  • 48 South Street Lot
  • Weybridge and Homestead House Lot
  • 637 College Street Lot
  • Turner House Lot
  • Homer Harris House Lot
  • G Lot (Twilight Hall) - No overnight parking
  • R Lot (Ridgeline) S & E permit spaces only
  • Track Lot (Porter Field Road)
  • Q Lot (Mahaney Center for the Arts) faculty/staff spaces closest to the MCFA
    building only) - No overnight parking

DO NOT PARK in student sections of C, D, E or Q lots.

If your House lot is full, you may park in other Small Outer House lots.

Commuter - T Permit

Commuter (T) permits are issued to students living a significant distant from campus.   If you are a commuter student and are planning to drive to campus, purchase a permit for the desired period of time according to your class year.  Provide your off campus housing information to the Housing Coordinator.  After the start of the term, Public Safety will evaluate the off campus housing list provided by the Housing Coordinator and will determine if a commuter permit will be issued.   There is no additional cost for the issuance of a commuter permit.   

Vehicles with a "T" permit can park in the following lots:

  • E Lot (Wright Theatre) - commmuter spaces only - No overnight parking Nov. 1st - Apr. 1st
  • G Lot (Twilight Hall) - No overnight parking
  • P Lot (Between Longwell and Perkins)
  • Q Lot (Mahaney Center for the Arts) faculty/staff spaces closest to the MCFA building
    only - No overnight parking
  • S Lot (McCardell Bicentennial Hall) commuter spaces only - No overnight parking
  • F Lot (Library Lot) - No weekday parking allowed - Limited hours: 5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. only
  • Track Lot (Porter Field Road)

Temporary Student Parking

The temporary permit is only valid in student sections of the Track lot, and expires on the date (month, date and year) scratched on the hang tag.

If more than one month, day and year have been scratched, the temp permit is invalid.

There is a $2.00 a day fee for this permit.

Special permits for ADA parking and medical situations are also available.

Summer Term Student Parking

 

Summer Students

Students in Summer Programs and Summer Workers may park only in the following locations:

  • Q lot (MCA) - sections designated as "S" permit, "P" permit or "U" permit parking only.
  • R lot (Ridgeline) - all sections except those posted "Language School Faculty/Staff."
  • D lot (Atwater A & B) - sections posted "Student Parking."
  • C lot (FIC) - sections posted "Student Parking."
  • X lot (Homestead/Weybridge) all sections except those posted "Faculty/Staff Parking."
  • E lot S permit spaces

Restricted Areas

Student permits are not allowed to park in F/S lots,  Summer Intern spaces during the summer term or on town streets near the college.

Overnight Parking

There is no overnight parking in faculty/staff lots during summer term.

Summer Intern Permits

Summer Intern permit holders may park in spaces designated for Students in Summer Programs and Summer Workers and in the following locations:

  • G lot (Twilight)
  • S lot (McCardell Bicentennial Hall) - spaces posted "Commuter Parking Only."
  • Q lot (MCA) - faculty/staff spaces closest to the Mahaney Center for the Arts building (No parking allowed in the faculty/staff spaces closest to Porter Field Road).
  • E lot S permit spaces

 

Restricted Areas

Student permits are not allowed to park in F/S lots during the summer term or on town street near the college.  

Overnight Parking

There is no overnight parking in faculty/staff lots during summer term.

Temporary Student Parking

The temporary permit is only valid in student sections of the Track lot, and expires on the date (month, date and year) scratched on the hang tag.

If more than one month, day and year have been scratched, the temp permit is invalid.

There is a $2.00 a day fee for this permit.

Special permits for ADA parking and medical situations are also available.

Parking lots: Sorted alphabetically by location

 

Admissions (Emma Willard House) Faculty/Staff & VisitorsA-lot
Allen HallFaculty/Staff & Restricted F/SE-lot
Atwater Suites Student S Permit onlyD-lot
Centeno House Faculty/StaffI-lot
College Park LotFaculty/Staff/VisitorsCollege Park Lot
CFA (Kevin P. Mahaney '84 Center for the Arts) Multiple permit lot T, E, S, P, U, LS, LSI, Faculty/Staff & Visitors.  Pay attention to signageQ-lot
Chellis House Restricted Faculty/StaffM-lot
Coffrin Hall Student S permit, Faculty/Staff & Restricted F/SC-lot
College St. Faculty/Staff & VisitorsO-lot
Dragone Track (near 48 South Street) Overflow for student parking
Emma Willard House (Admissions) Faculty/Staff & VisitorsA-lot
Farrell House Restricted Faculty/StaffM-lot
Field House Closed for ConstructionT-lot
Fitness Center Faculty/StaffU-lot
Freeman International Center Student S permit, Faculty/Staff & Restricted F/SC-lot
Golf Course Non-designated
Hillcrest Environmental CenterRestricted Faculty/StaffN-lot
Hillcrest Rd. (along tennis courts) Faculty/StaffL-lot
Homestead HouseStudent E Permit onlyX-lot
Johnson Memorial Building Faculty/Staff & Restricted F/SE-lot
Kenyon Arena Closed for ConstructionT-lot
Kirk Center Non-designated
Library off Storr's Ave. Faculty/Staff & Student T Permits (restricted hours)F-lot
Longwell House Student T Permit onlyP-lot
McCardell Bicentennial Hall Faculty/Staff, Visitor & Student T PermitS-lot
Meeker House Faculty/Staff & VisitorsB-lot
Modular Houses Student S, P & E Permits (specific rows only)R-lot
Old Chapel Rd. Faculty/Staff & VisitorsH-lot
Perkins House Student T Permit onlyP-lot
Proctor Hall Restricted Faculty/StaffN-lot
Ridgeline Rd. Student S, P & E Permits (specific rows only)R-lot
Robert A. Jones '59 House Restricted Faculty/StaffK-lot
Service Building Faculty/StaffI-lot
Stewart Hall Faculty/StaffJ-lot
Twilight Hall Faculty/Staff & Student T & E Permits (restricted hours)G-lot
Weybridge House Student E Permit onlyX-lot
Wright Theatre Faculty/Staff & Restricted F/SE-lot
Middlebury Town Parking Ordinances

The Department of Public Safety is responsible for enforcing Town of Middlebury parking ordinances in the following areas:

  • Route 30 (South Main Street) between Porter Field Road and
    the Golf Course Access Road.
  • Hillcrest Road, Adirondack View and Blinn Lane.
  • College Street (Route 125) between Shannon Street and the
    access to Ridgeline Road.
  • South street, between Porter Field Road and Porter Hospital
  • Storrs Avenue
Winter Parking Ban - Snow Removal

The winter parking ban is in effect from November 1 through April 1 to ensure effective snow removal. The ban is in effect even when there is no snow in the forecast. (Please note: The ban may be extended if weather conditions warrant.)

During this ban all overnight parking is restricted as follows:  Student permits are limited to student lots only. No parking in f/s lots between the hours of midnight and 8:00 a.m.  Vehicles parked in any faculty/staff parking lots after midnight during winter ban will be towed without prior notice.   Violators will be charged $150 for the first tow offense and $175 for all subsequent tows.

Faculty/staff permits are restricted to the Mahaney Center for the Arts and the lot behind Kenyon Arena. 

Notice to early arrivals to Faculty/Staff parking lots during winter ban:  Facilities Services administrators have requested that Faculty/Staff lots remain empty from midnight to 7:30 a.m. in order to allow for efficient snow removal during or after a snow storm.  Faculty and staff arriving on campus prior to 7:30 a.m. during or immediately after a snow storm will be allowed to park in Faculty/Staff parking lots that have already been plowed.

Visitor parking is restricted to the Mahaney Center for the Arts visitor areas.

Parking in any other faculty/staff or visitor areas overnight during the winter ban is a violation. Violators of the winter parking ban will be towed and required to pay all fines and fees associated with the tow.

Loading and Unloading

People may contact the DPS and request to park near a College building for a brief period of time to load/unload large/heavy items. An explanation of the request, the desired location and vehicle information are required. The DPS will determine if the request can be granted and, if so, specify the length of time allowed for this activity.

Closing Lots

Under certain circumstances it may be necessary to limit or prevent access to various parking areas.  Examples include but not limited to special or unusual events such as Commencement, Athletic Events (Football, Hockey Games etc) and Arrival Centers.  Any vehicle remaining in a closed lot is subject to removal at the owners expense.

Towing and Immobilization Policy

Towing or relocation of a vehicle may happen with no warning, even if the owner has no previous violations.  If you suspect your vehicle has been towed or relocated contact the Department of Public Safety or the Access and Parking Office.  Vehicles are subject to immobilization (BOOT) and tow for the following reasons:

  • Parking in a handicapped space
  • Loading zone
  • Off pavement or on the lawn
  • Unregistered or parked in the wrong permit area.
  • Parking in areas which create a danger to safety and welfare of persons and property (i.e., fire lanes, service areas, traffic lanes, blocking driveway, parked on sidewalks, etc.)
  • Repeated violations of the parking rules and regulations
  • Abandoned on campus
  • Winter Parking Ban Violation
  • Night Parking Violation
  • Emergency situations.
  • Parking in Faculty/Staff lots between Midnight and 5:00 pm


When a BOOT is placed on the vehicle, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MOVE THE VEHICLE. Contact the Department of Public Safety.  Middlebury College accepts no responsibility for damage caused if the vehicle is moved while the Immobilizer is in place.

Fines and the Appeal Process

Fines (Parking, Driving, Tow and Boot Fees)

To pay a parking violation:

Starting in 2019, all parking violations must be paid on-line https://www.permitsales.net/MiddleburyColl/violations.

If you have remaining 2018 violations or payments, please make these payments to the Cashier's Office in the Service Building.

The vehicle's permit holder or registered owner (faculty, staff, and student, etc.) is responsible for the payment of any parking fees and fines.   

 Ticket1st tow2nd Tow1st Boot*2nd+ Boot*
Unauthorized Lot$10.00$150.00$175.00$50.00$100.00
Parking Improperly$10.00$150.00$175.00$50.00$100.00
Time Violation$10.00$150.00$175.00$50.00$100.00
Parking in a restricted F/S spaces$25.00$150.00$175.00$50.00$100.00
In a loading Zone$25.00$150.00$175.00$50.00$100.00
Parking in F/S spaces day or evening$25.00$150.00$175.00$50.00$100.00
Off the pavement or on the lawn$25.00$150.00$175.00$50.00$100.00
Blocking Traffic, walkways, driveways or gates$25.00$150.00$175.00$50.00$100.00
No Parking Zone$25.00$150.00$175.00$50.00$100.00
Fire lane violations$50.00$150.00$175.00$50.00$100.00
Winter Parking Ban$50.00$150.00$175.00$50.00$100.00
Parking in F/S spaces between midnight & 8 am$50.00$150.00$175.00$50.00$100.00
In a handicapped area$50.00$150.00$175.00$50.00$100.00
Lack of Parking permit$50.00$150.00$175.00$50.00$100.00
Driving on Sidewalks$50.00    
Failure to stop at stop signs$50.00    
Driving the Wrong direction on a one way street$100.00    

* A $5/Day charge will be applied for boots on vehicles more than 7 days.

Warnings are not issued before ticketing or towing a vehicle.  Full enforcement will be in effect when a student first arrives on campus for an early arrival date or at 7 a.m. on the first class day of semester. 

Towing and Immobilization Policy

Towing or relocation of a vehicle may happen with no warning, even if the owner has no previous violations.  If you suspect your vehicle has been towed or relocated contact the Department of Public Safety or the Access and Parking Office.  Vehicles are subject to immobilization (BOOT) and tow for the following reasons:

  • Parking in a handicapped space
  • Loading zone
  • Off pavement or on the lawn
  • Unregistered or parked in the wrong permit area.
  • Parking in areas which create a danger to safety and welfare of persons and property (i.e., fire lanes, service areas, traffic lanes, blocking driveway, parked on sidewalks, etc.)
  • Repeated violations of the parking rules and regulations
  • Abandoned on campus
  • Winter Parking Ban Violation
  • Night Parking Violation
  • Emergency situations.
  • Parking in Faculty/Staff lots between Midnight and 5:00 pm


When a BOOT is placed on the vehicle, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MOVE THE VEHICLE. Contact the Department of Public Safety.  Middlebury College accepts no responsibility for damage caused if the vehicle is moved while the Immobilizer is in place.

Repeat Violators

Four parking offenses will result in the issuance of a warning letter and clear information regarding the consequences of additional violations.

The fifth and subsequent parking violation will result in the loss of parking privileges on campus.

Students whose parking privileges have been revoked will have their vehicle towed and booted if it is found parked on campus. The Dean of the College will also be notified. The vehicle will remain booted until the student can arrange to meet with a Public Safety Administrator.

Please note: payment of parking fines does not result in reinstatement of parking privileges.

 

Appeal Process Information

If you want to appeal a parking violation, you must submit an appeal within 10 days. No appeal will be accepted after 10 days from the day of the violation.

To appeal a violation will need to use the parking portal.   (If you encounter any difficulties with this on-line appeal procees, please email parking@middlebury.edu)

All appeals are submitted to the Parking Appeals Committee for adjudication. The Parking Appeals Committee consists of three members selected from those nominated by Staff Council and the Student Government Association.


Below are some commonly listed reasons given for violating parking regulations that won't be dismissed.

Short Errands No errand, no matter how short or how important to the driver short of a medical emergency, is an acceptable excuse for illegal parking.

Late for business or personal appointment or classes Being late does not permit driver the privilege of parking illegally.

I didn't see the sign - I didn't understand the sign Drivers are required to look for signs when parking.   This may mean checking an entire lot from corner to corner.

Only part of my car was illegally parked A violation is not based on a certain percentage of the vehicle being illegally parked.  If part of the vehicle extends into a restricted area, the violation is the same as if the entire vehicle was in violation.

I left someone in the car; I left my parking lights on or blinking; I left a note in the car as to my whereabouts with the motor running Many drivers seem to think that evidence of a short stay mitigates the violation.  It does not.  The presence of a passenger, a sign, or blinking lights is not a good reason for the violation to be dismissed.

Someone else had my car.  The registered owner has joint responsibly with whoever was driving his or her car.  The registered owner is responsible for the parking violation.

The Appeals Committee is aware there may be times when a vehicle is illegally parked and isn't ticketed or towed. These circumstances do not change the fact that the vehicle is in violation of parking regulations. Therefore, the fact that a vehicle had parked in an area in the past without action being taken does not constitute a reasonable appeal.