COVID-19 Updates: Fall Semester

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.

Placement of Parking Permit

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


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 Registrations are no longer valid when a person is no longer a student or employee of the College.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.

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.


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

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.

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.

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.


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.

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