PARKING AND PERMITS
Rules and Regulations
The operation of a motor vehicle on Buffalo State property is covered under New York State Education Law, Section 360, which authorizes the State University to adopt and make applicable to its campuses any and all provisions of the Vehicle and Traffic Law. The following regulations have been developed and are enforced to provide for the safety and convenience of students, faculty, employees, and visitors while on the Buffalo State campus.
There is a fee for use of campus parking facilities. Additional restrictions and regulations may be found in the official Compilation of Codes, Rules, and Regulations of the State University of New York, Section 560. Regulations are strictly enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 12 months a year.
Vehicles may not park near fire hydrants or in fire lanes or other emergency zones; create any hazard; or interfere with the free and proper use of roadways, walkways, driveways, or parking areas.
Parking is prohibited:
- on campus roads, except where permitted by sign.
- on sidewalks, walkways, and pedestrian areas.
- on lawns and grounds.
- in load zones.
- in areas posted with signs or pavement markings that prohibit or restrict parking.
- in areas not clearly designated as parking spaces.
- in parking lot aisles, entrances, or exits.
- on or over painted parking lines.
- in areas of the campus specifically restricted by barricades or other traffic-control devices.
If a vehicle becomes disabled and is in violation of parking regulations, the driver must make immediate arrangements to have it removed. Vehicle breakdown is not accepted as an excuse for illegal parking.
A reasonable amount of time to remove a disabled vehicle is allowed when University Police is notified immediately. Parking disabled or unregistered vehicles on campus is prohibited.
Buffalo State assumes no responsibility for motor vehicles and/or their contents. Do not leave valuables in sight in your vehicle.
Vehicle Immobilizers and Vehicle Tows
Buffalo State may authorize the immobilization or towing of any vehicle that violates parking rules and regulations. Expenses incurred from vehicle immobilization, towing, mini-towing, or storage are the responsibility of the vehicle’s registrant.
Any vehicle parked anywhere on campus with outstanding parking summonses is subject to immobilization or towing at any time. A vehicle parked in persistent violation of campus policies is subject to immobilization or towing at any time.
Abandoned vehicles will be disposed of in accordance with New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, Section 1224.