Parking Rules and Regulations

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 Whitaker Hall, room 104.

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 through Seniors 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 hang tag on their vehicle in order to park in any lot. 
Lost permit charge is $15.

Accessible Parking 

A valid disability hang tag is 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 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
  • Student Life Center/Tennis Court Lot

**ALL vehicles parked on Neubig Road and on the Water Street Ext. (Service Road), between 2-6 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.

Parking Lot Snow Removal Protocol

In order to manage snow removal, Facilities Operations and Services will be in instituting parking lot snow removal protocols. There will be times when Facilities Operations and Services may inform vehicle owners that they will need to move their vehicles, so that parking lots may be cleared of snow. The notification will be sent via a campus-wide e-mail.

Admissions Parking

The SUNY Cortland Admissions Office has eight parking spaces available in the Miller Building Parking Lot. The parking spaces are reserved for incoming and prospective students only. Visitors to other offices may use the three metered parking spaces available in the same parking lot.

Monday through Thursday

After 5 p.m. all lots become open and parking is free of charge except for the ASC paid lot, restricted areas, reserved areas, metered areas, service vehicle areas, fire lanes and accessible parking areas. Please note that the Child Care Center Parking Lot (in front of the Education Building) does not become open to the public until 5:30 p.m., Monday- Friday.

The parking lots remain open until 2 a.m. After 2 a.m. the proper valid permit is required to park in the lots.


After 5 p.m. on Friday through 11 p.m. Sunday, all parking lots are open and parking is free except for restricted areas, reserved areas, metered areas, service vehicle areas, fire lanes, child care center lot and accessible parking areas. After 11 p.m. on Sunday all vehicles must be parked in the appropriate parking lot with a valid permit for that particular lot.


Please note that there is NO parking from 2-5 a.m. on Neubig Road seven days a week. All vehicles left between these hours will be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense.

Metered Parking

SUNY Cortland offers timed and metered parking for visitors and members of the campus community. Please take advantage of the timed and metered areas when making short visits to your residence hall or campus offices. One quarter will give you 15 minutes of parking time.

  • Casey Tower Parking Lot 2 spaces (metered)
  • Smith Tower Parking Lot 2 spaces (metered)
  • Brockway Hall Parking Lot 2 spaces (metered)
  • Neubig Hall Parking Lot 10 spaces. (metered)
  • Miller Parking Lot 3 spaces (metered)
  • VanHoesen Parking Lot 4 spaces (metered)

All metered parking is enforced 24 hours a day seven days a week.

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. 

Permit Placement 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.