Parking Policy

Parking Permits

Students are permitted to operate and park licensed motor vehicles on the Tiffin University campus. All operators of motor vehicles are required to register their vehicle license plate numbers and must pick up a parking registration tag from the Student Affairs Office during the first two weeks of classes. Parking registration tags must be placed in front of the rear view mirror with the colored side facing towards the front of the vehicle. The parking registration tag will allow the University to make sure that only students, staff and faculty are parking on campus. This will assist the University to identify illegally parked cars.

Parking Tickets and Sanctions

Students are encouraged to park in the Tiffin University lots or on the side streets adjacent to the campus. No one is permitted to park on the lawns or athletic fields of University property. Cars parked on lawns will be towed without notice. Motor vehicles may not block driveways, garages, other cars, or in any way violate city parking regulations. There are no reserved spaces on campus and parking is on a first come, first serve basis. Parking in restricted areas, such as No Parking zones, handicapped or fire lanes, etc. will result in immediate citation and/or towing of the vehicle at the owner’s expense.  Parking in the St. Mary’s Parking Lot will be in the WHITE lined spaces only. The yellow lined spaces are for Church patrons. Students are subject to fines and further sanctions such as loss of parking privileges for violations of the parking policy.  Fines resulting from parking policy violations can be paid for in the Office of Student Affairs either through cash, credit, or by addition of the charge to the student account.

Additional Policies

Vehicles that become inoperable on campus property must be listed with the Office of Student Affairs.  It is the expectation that the vehicle will be made operable within a time framed deemed reasonable by Student Affairs personnel.

If a student is involved in a motor vehicle incident on campus please notify the Director of Campus Safety or Tiffin Police Department.

Vehicle unlocks are available to University students and personnel at no charge upon completion of a signed waiver through the Office of the Director of Campus Safety.

Illegally parked in Handicapped - $250
Failure to Display/Register Permit - $30
Parked outside lines or double parked - $30
Parking in front of drive or delivery area - $30
Parked or driving on grass or landscaped area - $30
Parked in a crosswalk or curb set - $30
Displaying unauthorized parking permit - $30
Failure to observe posted parking restrictions - $30
Other (has lines to write in the reason) - $30