Oregon Bulletin

July 1, 2012

Oregon University System, Southern Oregon University, Chapter 573

Rule Caption: Parking Enforcement and Appeals.

Adm. Order No.: SOU 2-2012

Filed with Sec. of State: 6-11-2012

Certified to be Effective: 6-11-12

Notice Publication Date: 5-1-2012

Rules Amended: 573-050-0015, 573-050-0025

Subject: This amendments in division 50 removes/modifies outdated language in the rule and increases permit fees.

Rules Coordinator: Treasa Sprague—(541) 552-6319



(1) For the purpose of these regulations, the word “parking” means any vehicle which is stopped and/or waiting, regardless of the period of time the vehicle is stopped or whether a driver is present, except for a vehicle immobilized by traffic control, congestion, or accident.

(2) The word “vehicle” means any type of motor-powered conveyance including, but not limited to, automobiles, trucks, trailers, motorcycles, mopeds, scooters, bicycles, skateboards, personal assistive mobility devices and all methods of transportation on wheels.

(3) The word “permit” as used in these regulations includes all the following:

(a) Faculty/Staff decal/hang tag.

(b) Student Commuter decal;

(c) Residence Hall decal;

(d) Motorcycle and Scooter decal;

(e) Carpool decal;

(f) Temporary Substitute permit;

(g) Weekly Parking permit;

(h) Guest Parking permit;

(i) Service Vehicle permit;

(j) Daily Parking permit.

(k) Special Permits

(4) A “decal” is the permanent permit affixed to a vehicle.

(5) The word “permit” means a valid decal or permit as recognized by the Parking Department.

(6) Service vehicles are defined as University-owned service trucks or cars, vehicles with commercial permits, or vehicles with special temporary service permits performing a service for Southern Oregon University.

(7) Delivery vehicles are defined as vehicles owned by companies doing pick-up and delivery business with the University departments or vehicles with temporary special delivery permits on pick-up and delivery business.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070
Stats. Implemented: ORS 352.360
Hist.: SOSC 5, f. & ef. 9-2-76; SOSC 4-1979, f. 8-8-79, ef. 9-1-79; SOSC 5-1980, f. & ef. 8-19-80; SOSC 4-1982, f. & ef. 7-28-82; SOSC 6-1983, f. & ef. 8-23-83; SOSC 2-1984, f. & ef. 8-14-84; SOSC 8-1985, f. & ef. 8-12-85; SOSC 5-1987, f. & ef. 9-8-87; SOSC 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-96; SOU 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-11; SOU 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-11-12


Vehicle Permits, Parking Areas and Fee Schedule

(1) All vehicles parked on the University campus are required to display a valid SOU permit when the posted signs require a permit. Faculty/Staff lots are posted yellow; Student Commuter lots are posted green; Resident Student lots are posted red. Parking Services can be contacted for the location where other types of permits may be obtained. Failure to display a permit may result in the issuance of a parking citation. Permits may be purchased during normal office hours at the Enrollment Services Center (ESC) located in Britt Hall. All permits are valid for the current academic year only, unless otherwise designated by Parking Services at the time of issuance; there are no open-ended permits.

(a) Permit is defined as any Parking Services sanctioned or issued permit. Examples include: decal, hangtag, guest, special, metered, temporary, courtesy*, media, or other placard or device issued or developed by Parking Services as needed to facilitate parking of vehicles on Southern Oregon University property. *(A courtesy permit refers to a Retiree, VIP, or a Volunteer.) Any misuse of these parking permits may cause them to be revoked.

(2) Parking permits and faculty/staff hangtags are serialized for use on specific vehicle(s) with a license plate designated by the purchaser at the time of purchase. Permits (decals) must be affixed outside to left-rear bumper, left-rear body, left-rear window, or rear-side window behind driver of the vehicle where visible. The adhesive on the back of the permit must be the attaching mechanism. Hangtags are to be hung from the rear-view mirror; serialized numbers facing out. Parking Services (at the Enrollment Services Center in Britt Hall) must be informed of changes in vehicles; re-registering the hangtags to the appropriate vehicle(s). If a vehicle is disposed of, the permit must be removed and returned to Parking Services.

(3) Parking permits may be purchased for the time period designated on the decals; generally the academic year. The academic year begins and ends in September. Parking permits purchased during the winter, spring, or summer terms are at a proportionately reduced rate.

(4) Faculty/Staff parking permits (or hangtags) will be sold to classified employees, graduate assistants, temporary employees who are half-time or more, and faculty. Faculty/staff employees working .50 FTE or less will be eligible for a permit at a reduced rate of one-half the cost of the permit. Hangtags are issued for a three-year period. Faculty/staff hangtags are considered the first permit. They are not to be sold as a second permit. Vehicles displaying a Faculty/Staff permit (or hangtag) are authorized to park in designated Faculty/Staff (yellow) parking areas.

(5) Student Commuter parking permits will be sold to students who live off campus and wish to bring vehicles on campus. Vehicles displaying a Student Commuter permit are authorized to park in designated Student Commuter (green) parking areas only.

(6) Residence Hall parking permits will be sold to students living in campus residence halls. Vehicles displaying a Residence Hall permit are authorized to park in designated Residence Hall (red) parking areas only.

(7) Second parking permits may be purchased for an additional vehicle if more than one vehicle will be brought to campus. The purchaser must also be the registered owner of the vehicle. Only one permit (the original or second permit) is valid in permit-required lots at a time. If both first and second permits of one person are parked in permit-required lots at the same time, both vehicles will be cited for improper permits. A second permit may not be purchased for a car if the first permit is for a vehicle used in a Residence Hall Parking area, a motorcycle, moped, or scooter.

(8) A replacement permit may be obtained for a damaged, unreadable permit or for a replacement vehicle. The replacement vehicle must be registered to the same owner as the original vehicle. The permit which is being replaced will be considered void and should be returned to Parking Services (at the Enrollment Services Center in Britt Hall) upon purchase of a replacement permit.

(9) Guest permits are available at Parking Services and departmental offices. Guest permits are issued for one day only. Guest permits may not be used in timed or visitor pay meter lots. Guest permits will not be valid if issued to University employees, faculty, students, buses, or vehicles displaying a valid parking permit. Guest permits will not be valid and a citation may be issued for failure to display permit if any of the following information is illegible or omitted:

(a) Both license number and make or color of vehicle;

(b) Date that permit is valid;

(c) Name and telephone extension of departmental personnel issuing the permit.

(10) Carpool parking permits will be sold for the entire school year only if the carpool meets the following criteria:

(a) The carpool must contain at least two registered participants but no more than six.

(b) No more than one vehicle from the carpool is allowed on campus at a particular time. They may not purchase a second permit. However, replacement permits are available if requirements as stated in the regulations for replacement permits are met.

(11) Temporary replacement vehicles for a vehicle with a permit may be brought on campus after obtaining a Substitute Vehicle parking permit from Parking Services. This permit is used for temporary situations of short duration (30 days or less).

(12) Special permits may be approved by Parking Services on an as-needed basis.

(13) Weekly or Daily permits, for those persons who use the campus parking facilities only intermittently, may be purchased at Parking Services (at the Enrollment Services Center in Britt Hall) or may be available in departments that have purchased them for use in special programs or events on campus.

(14) Courtesy (purple), parking permits are available to Emeritus Faculty only. Courtesy (purple), permits are valid for Emeritus Faculty only, not to be used by family or friends. A grandfather clause exists for employees who have already received a purple permit prior to the effective date of this rule. Volunteer board members, designated governmental officials, media representatives, and such others as deemed necessary by the President will have dated and numbered VIP hangtags to facilitate their interaction with the institution. Media representatives will receive dated and numbered hangtags. Permits may be used only for their intended purpose.

(15) Vendor or Volunteer permits may be obtained through Parking Services.

(a) Commercial permits will be sold to commercial vendors, including vending machine, video game, outside maintenance, travel, office supply, and food vendor companies, and contractors’ employees. Companies or departments can purchase a long-term permit for six months or a year. Short-term permits are available for one day or one month. Companies or departments will be billed for the permits by Parking Services.

(b) Volunteer parking permits will be sold to departments for use by volunteers. Departments can purchase long-term permits for one year, short-term permits for less than one month or term-by-term. These permits will be billed by Parking Services to the issuing department. Volunteer permits are not valid if issued to current University employees, faculty or students.

(16) Disabled parking is in accordance with ORS 811.602, 811.605, 811.606, 811.607, and 811.615. Only vehicles displaying a disabled placard or license plate issued and registered at the Motor Vehicles Division (as designated in Rule 573-050-0020) will be allowed to park in spaces posted for use by disabled persons. These vehicles must also display an SOU permit or meter permit unless otherwise posted.

(a) Temporary placards are issued by the Motor Vehicle Division for persons with qualifying temporary disabilities (as provided by ORS 811.606 and 811.640). The requirements for parking on campus apply for all disabled parking listed above.

(b) Vehicles with an appropriate disabled placard or license plate and SOU permit may park in any lot or space without incurring citations, except where the lot or space is designated for parking limited to 60 minutes or less in a parking space reserved for other vehicles, or visitor-pay meter lots.

(17) Refunds will be given for student/staff parking permits for unused academic terms, except summer term. No refunds will be given for year permits that are not used summer term. Refunds will be given upon return of the permit or fragments thereof showing the permit numbers and expiration date. Refund schedules are on file at ESC.

(18) Vehicles displaying valid permits are not guaranteed a parking space on the campus.

(19) Vehicles displaying valid permits are not exempt from timed parking restrictions. Vehicles may park in a timed space or in a metered parking space but must comply with the time limits or metered fee payment of the specific space.

(20) Mopeds, scooters, & motorcycles must have a motorcycle permit and be parked in a motorcycle parking space. If a motorcycle has a full price vehicle parking permit they may park in a vehicle space that corresponds with the color of the permit. Motorcycles may park in timed spaces that are open to the public. Mopeds, scooters, and motorcycles parked in bicycle racks and on the campus grounds will be cited for improper parking. Vehicles parked inside University buildings will be towed at the owner’s expense.

(21) If a faculty/staff hangtag is the first legal permit, and a motorcycle is the second vehicle, a decal may be purchased at second decal rate.

(22) If, during the process of issuing a parking citation, the driver of the violating vehicle drives away from the scene, thus preventing the issuing agent from placing the citation on the vehicle, the citation will be entered into the parking system as if it had been placed on the vehicle. When a driver leaves the scene during the issuing process, this will be considered “constructive notice” of the citation.

(23) Vehicles parked facing in the direction against one-way arrows will be cited for improper parking. Vehicles parked on the side of street opposing direction of usual traffic flow will be cited for improper parking.

(24) Vehicles using parking lots marked “Visitor Pay Parking” are required to display the serialized meter permit purchased at each lot of this type. Failure to display the meter permit in plain view on the left side of the vehicle’s dashboard will result in a citation for failure to display a permit. There is no grace period to obtain change for the permit machine.

(25) Government Vehicles not assigned a permanent parking space may only be parked for a period of 24 hours in Faculty/Staff or Student parking spaces unless permission has been obtained from Parking Services. Vehicles may be liable for enforcement action for non-compliance.

(26) Buses may park where directed by Parking Services.

(27) Fee Schedule:

(a) Carpool, sold for entire school year only: $130 each pool.

(b) Faculty and staff decal for first-registered vehicle, fall term through summer term: $137.

(c) Faculty/staff hangtags are issued for a three-year period: $412.

(A) This fee is for a one-time purchase.

(B) Payroll deduction is available, plus applicable increases in permit fees.

(d) Student Commuter and Residence Hall decal for first-registered vehicle for only fall term through summer term: $130.

(e) Motorcycles, mopeds, and scooters, one vehicle only:

(A) Fall term through summer term: $53.

(B) If motorcycles park in auto spaces, the fee is commensurate with full auto fee for the area.

(f) Second Vehicle permit: $44.

(A) Second permits will be sold only to Faculty/Staff and Commuter permit holders. Red permit holders may not purchase a second permit.

(B) One second permit is allowed for each full-price (first-registered vehicle) permit purchased.

(C) Replacement permits can be obtained only in accordance with OAR 573-050-0025(8).

(g) Replacement permits or hangtags: $29.

(h) Lost/stolen permits: $23.

(i) Departmental Reserved Parking spaces (nonrefundable): $100 over and above price for regular parking permit and a $50 fee for each subsequent sign-change after a sign is posted.

(j) Commercial permit, each vehicle:

(A) Long-term, twelve months: $180.

(B) Long-term, six months: $107.

(C) Short-term, one month: $29.

(D) Short-term, daily: $10.

(k) Weekly parking permits: $29 per week (available at Housing, and Parking Services).

(l) Daily parking permits: $10 per day (available at Housing, and Parking Services).

(m) Department Daily Guest Pass booklets: $44.

(n) Evening and weekend parking in designated lots: $1.

(o) Visitor pay parking in specified lots: $1 per hour (lot 12, and lot 29; in lot 1, pay $0.25 per hour). Lots 27, 30, 32, are $1.00 per visit after 6 PM and weekends.

(p) Volunteer permit:

(A) Volunteer, each vehicle, long-term, one year: $7.

(B) Volunteer, each vehicle, short-term, less than one month: $2.

(q) Handling charges:

(A) Deducting fines from payroll check: $7.

(B) Out-of-state Department of Motor Vehicles research fee: $7.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070
Stats. Implemented: ORS 352.360
Hist.: SOSC 5, f. & ef. 9-2-76; SOSC 4-1979, f. 8-8-79, ef. 9-1-79; SOSC 5-1980, f. & ef. 8-19-80; SOSC 3-1981, f. & ef. 9-9-81; SOSC 4-1982, f. & ef. 7-28-82; SOSC 1-1983, f. & ef. 1-3-83; SOSC 6-1983, f. & ef. 8-23-83; SOSC 2-1984, f. & ef. 8-14-84; SOSC 8-1985, f. & ef. 8-12-85; SOSC 3-1986, f. & ef. 7-22-86; SOSC 5-1987, f. & ef. 9-8-87; SOSC 4-1989, f. & cert. ef. 9-19-89; SOSC 3-1990, f. & cert. ef. 5-31-90; SOSC 4-1991, f. & cert. ef. 6-11-91; SOSC 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 6-10-94; SOSC 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-96; SOU 2-1997, f. & cert. ef. 8-26-97; SOU 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 7-16-98; SOU 1-1999, f. & cert. ef. 5-7-99; SOU 2-2000, f. & cert. ef. 6-9-00; SOU 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 4-4-01; SOU 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-28-02; SOU 1-2004, f. & cert. ef. 4-5-04; SOU 3-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-29-06; SOU 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 7-23-07; SOU 3-2009, f. 10-1-09, cert. ef. 10-4-09; SOU 3-2010, f. & cert. ef. 6-8-10; SOU 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-11; SOU 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-11-12


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