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Parking Permits and Parking Rules

Purchase a Parking Permit Online

Students, faculty and staff wishing to purchase a parking permit or to manage their registration information will need to log on to their myRedDragon account. Once you are in the myRedDragon portal choose the Student or Faculty/Staff tab and go to the Parking channel.

Directions to order a permit for students, faculty and staff using your myRedDragon account:

  1. Click "Order a Permit"
  2. Select permit type
  3. Select existing or add a new vehicle
  4. Click "Add Permit to Cart"
  5. Complete credit card information
  6. Click "Confirm"
  7. Student permits will be available for pick up at the Parking Department in Van Hoesen Hall. Faculty and staff permits will be sent via campus mail to the employee's office.

How to add a vehicle to an existing permit (faculty and staff only).

  1. Select the permit number you wish to add the vehicle to
  2. Click "Add"
  3. Add new vehicle information
  4. Enter reason for adding additional vehicle
  5. Click "Request Addition"

How to remove a vehicle from an existing permit (faculty and staff only).

  1. Click the "Remove" tab
  2. Select the vehicle you wish to remove
  3. Enter comment
  4. Click "Request Removal"

Permit Prices

All Freshman

All freshman must purchase a "D" permit for the Park and Ride (Route 281 Parking Lot). Full academic year "D" permit $60 or per semester $30.


Full time Undergraduate student (12 credit hours or more). Sophomore or higher

  • Park Center or Professional Studies Building Lots full academic year "C" permit $130 or
  • Park Center or Professional Studies Building Lots per semester "C" permit $65

Part time Undergraduate student (less then 12 credit hours) Sophomore or higher

  • Park Center or Professional Studies Building Lots full academic year "C" permit $80 or
  • Park Center or Professional Studies Building Lots per semester "C" permit $40

Full time Graduate student (12 credits or more) 

  • Park Center or Professional Studies Building Lots full academic year "G" permit $130 or
  • Park Center or Professional Studies Building Lots per semester "G" permit $65

Note: After 4 p.m. "G" permits may park in any faculty/staff parking lots.


Part time Graduate student (less than 12 credits) 

  • Park Center or Professional Studies Lots full academic year "G" permit $80 or
  • Park Center or Professional Studies Lots per semester "G" permit $40

Note: After 4 p.m. "G" permits may park in any faculty/staff parking lots.


West Campus

  • The West Campus parking lot permits are included in the housing agreement with Residence Life & Housing. Residents living at West Campus will still need to register online, but a fee will not be charged.

Students with first class after 4 p.m. ONLY

  •  Faculty/Staff Lots per semester "L" permit $30

Note: "L" permits must be renewed each semester.


Summer I, II and Winter Sessions (students)

  • Park Center Lots both summer sessions permit $40 or
  • Park Center Lots only one session $27.50
  • Park Center Lots winter session $27.50

Faculty and Staff Parking Registration Fees

  • Faculty/Staff represented by a union and Management Confidential:
    Faculty/Staff Lots. Full year "A" permit $15
  • Full time faculty/staff not represented by a union $145 per year or
  • Part time faculty/staff not represented by a union $80 per year.

Vendor

  •  Faculty/Staff Lots. Full year vendor permit $45

Payment may be cash, American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card or a check made payable to SUNY Cortland.

Rules and Regulations

All vehicles, including guest vehicles, must be registered with the Parking Department to park on any campus roadway or in any campus parking lot.

Members of the campus community may purchase a parking permit online or at the Parking Department located in Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-38.

Student Parking

Freshman students with a "D" permit may only park in the Route 281 Lot. To park in this lot a valid "D" permit is required.

Sophomores or higher have parking available in the Park Center parking lots and the Professional Studies Building Lot. To park in these lots a valid "C" permit is required.

Graduate students will be allowed to park in the Park Center and Professional Studies Building Lots. After 4 p.m. persons with "G" permits will be allowed to park in the faculty/staff lots. To park in these lots a valid "G" permit is required.

West Campus Apartments students with a "W" permit may park at the West Campus Apartments Lot or the Route 281 Lot. A West Campus Apartments student may also choose to purchase a "C" permit which will allow them to park in the Park Center lots to include the West Campus Apartments Lot.

Students that have their first class start after 4 p.m. may purchase a "L" permit , which will allow them to park in the faculty/staff lots after 4 p.m. Students with "L" permits that use campus facilities prior to 4 p.m. must park in the 281 parking lot.

Lost permit charge is $15.

Faculty/Staff Parking

All faculty/staff must have a valid "A" permit hangtag on their vehicle in order to park in any lot. 

Lost permit charge is $15.

Accessible Parking 

Students needing accessible parking should first contact Student Disability Services, Room B-33, Van Hoesen Hall. A doctor's certificate will normally be required. The student will then be required to purchase a parking permit from the Parking Department. The cost for the permit will be $65 per semester.

Faculty and staff requiring accessible parking must have a valid faculty and staff parking hangtag permit and the proper disability hang tag or license plate.

Restricted Parking

There is NO overnight parking between 2-6 a.m. Monday-Friday, in the following locations.

  • All faculty/staff lots
  • Neubig parking lot
  • Park Center Faculty/Staff parking lot
  • Corey Union parking lot
  • Casey Tower parking lot
  • Whitaker Hall parking lot
  • DeGroat Hall parking lot
  • Brockway Hall parking lot

**ALL vehicles parked on Neubig Road and on the Water Street Ext. (Service Road), between 2-5 a.m., will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense seven days a week.

Vehicles that park in fire lanes, handicap areas and other restricted areas will be ticketed and may be towed at the owner’s expense. Please look for the signs that designate these areas to avoid a ticket and an expensive tow bill.

All lots have open parking from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m. Monday through Friday and from Friday at 5 p.m. to Sunday at midnight, with the exception of the Child Care Pickup /Drop Off Lot which has restricted parking from 6 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. This does not include areas where signs indicate Reserved Parking, Accessible Parking, Fire Lanes, No Parking Zones or Metered areas.

Flagrant abuse of regulations may result in the revocation of New York State license privileges (motor vehicle registration) and a referral to collections. Persistent violators will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Permit Placement

Permit Placement

Once you have purchased your permit it is important that you place it in the proper location on your vehicle.

Faculty and staff hangtags must be displayed on the rearview mirror with front side facing windshield. 

For student sticker permits the permit must be placed on the driver's side back door window or for a two door sedan or SUV place the permit on the window which is furthest back on the driver's side.

For pickup trucks the permit should be placed on the rear cab window. If the truck has a cap on the back bed please place the permit on the side cap window.

If your vehicle has tinted windows please place a white sheet of paper behind the permit, so that the permit stands out.

For motorcycle permit placement please see the Parking Department.

Failure to display a permit at all times when parked on campus is a violation of the parking rules and regulations.

Please see the Parking Department if you have any questions regarding the proper placement of the permit.