Parking Violations

The Parking Rules and Regulations are in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including legal holidays. New York State Vehicle and Traffic laws apply to the use and operation of all motor vehicles upon all properties owned or leased by the University at Albany. Policies and procedures are subject to change with approval from appropriate authority.

Responsibility for all parking violations lies with the individual that registered the vehicle with the Office of Parking and Mass Transit Services. If the vehicle is not registered with Parking and Mass Transit, responsibility lies with University members. University members are responsible for violations of family members.

To best maintain patron safety, University policy states no person shall park a vehicle on the premises so as to interfere with the use of a fire hydrant, fire lane, or other emergency zone, create any other hazard or unreasonably interfere with the free and proper use of a roadway or pedestrian way. Emergency situations include snow emergencies in which case special parking restrictions must be followed.       

All tickets issued for a violation will record vehicle description and licensing information, time issued, parking decal and fee tag numbers, and the badge number of the citing officer. Tickets will also note location of violation and specific offense(s), with corresponding fine. As a courtesy, vehicles remaining illegally parked in the same parking space will not be held responsible for more than one ticket per calendar day.

For record keeping purposes, all tickets must have either an administrative violation or a parking violation or a parking violation coupled with an administrative violation. The ticket must include the badge number of the officer witnessing the violation and shall be served upon the offender or attached to the vehicle involved.

Parking Services has a Resident and Commuter student parking permit system. Those students who reside on campus will be permitted to park on campus 24/7 whereas those students with commuter parking permits will be able to park on campus at all times except 3:30 am - 6:00 am, Tuesday through Friday mornings. A commuter student, for parking purposes, is defined as anyone that resides locally off campus and not in University at Albany operated housing at Liberty Terrace, Empire Commons, Freedom Apartments or Alumni, Colonial, Dutch, Indian, & State Quads. If a commuter student needs to leave their vehicle on campus between these timeframes please park in the southern portion of Dutch student lot or Indian Quad main parking lot & send an email to so we are aware of the overnight parking need.