Rules & Regulations
Statement of Policy
These Traffic & Parking Regulations are published and enforced to facilitate the safe and orderly operation of motor vehicles, golf carts, and bicycles on campus and to provide a safe environment for pedestrians.
Since a safe and orderly campus can best be achieved by keeping vehicular traffic at a minimum during the hours of greatest concentration of pedestrians and vehicles on campus, the University is committed to regulations that will make the LSU campus a “walking” campus. The concept of a “walking” campus requires that walking, biking or riding the intra-campus bus become the accepted means of movement on campus by all students, employees, and visitors during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Use of vehicles by employees, students, and visitors is limited during these hours, which are designated as the “hours of zone parking.”
The University, as a matter of policy, recognizes that the automobile is necessary for transportation to and from the campus by most employees and many students. Therefore, the University is committed to providing adequate on-campus parking for all students, employees, and visitors.
The University, as a matter of policy, does not recognize the automobile as being necessary for intra-campus transportation during the hours of zone parking. Therefore, during these hours, most intra-campus movement should be accomplished by walking or biking. An intra-campus bus system is provided as an alternative. During the hours of zone parking, automobiles must be driven on campus only to the extent necessary to reach an assigned lot or zone, or to leave campus. Automobiles are not to be used as a means of intra-campus transportation, except in accordance with the specific provisions of these regulations.
Vehicles are to yield to pedestrians at all intersections and all other designated crosswalks. Additionally, some streets are closed to vehicles operated by students and employees during the “hours of zone parking”, which are Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The University is not responsible for theft or vandalism in University lots; parkers are urged to lock their vehicles at all times while parked on campus.
The University reserves the right to adjust parking fees, fines and the withstanding regulations at any time. Updates would be included on www.lsu.edu/parking.
1. These general regulations, which require the display of a parking permit, are in effect at all times. However, zone parking regulations governing the operation of motor vehicles on campus by students and employees are in effect between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (“hours of zone parking”), except for University-wide holidays when most offices are closed. A parking permit is required at all hours on weekdays (day and night). Enforcement hours are between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
2. University parking and traffic restrictions are indicated by these regulations, signs, and street and curb markings. It is impractical to mark all areas of University property with signs where parking is prohibited. Parking or driving is prohibited on lawns, sidewalks, and grass areas; in construction areas; or where it will physically mar campus landscaping, create a safety hazard, interfere with the use of University facilities, or hinder the free movement of traffic. During days when there are no classes (excluding Intersession), summer session, no registration, and no examinations, student vehicles with permits may park in any student zone that is not restricted. When Law School is not in session, Zone 4 parking areas may be utilized by students displaying a Zone 2, Zone 3, or Zone U permit. Any questions on dates should be verified with Parking & Transportation Services, (225) 578-5000.
3. All students, employees, and visitors operating motor vehicles on campus must register for a parking permit and obey the Traffic & Parking Regulations. Lack of knowledge or understanding of these regulations will not be accepted as a defense for violations. These regulations attempt to cover all instances of parking and traffic control in specific detail. However, interpretation of the intent of these regulations will be the responsibility of Parking & Transportation Services. The final interpretation of these regulations rests with the Vice President for Finance & Administration/CFO or his designee. Specific questions may be directed to Parking & Transportation Services, (225) 578-5000.
4. In addition to the University’s Traffic & Parking Regulations, a vehicle parked on campus must comply with all city ordinances and state laws relating to motor vehicles in order for the permit to be valid.
5. The individual receiving a parking permit from LSU Parking & Transportation Services (or the individual driving the vehicle if no permit is displayed) is held responsible for all violations by the specific vehicle. However, if the operator when a violation is committed, is not the registered owner, both individuals may be held responsible.
6. The University reserves the right to remove, impound, or immobilize (boot) illegally parked or abandoned vehicles, non-motor vehicles, bicycles, any vehicle on campus without a permit, with an unauthorized or altered parking permit, with no license plate, or any vehicle, non-motor vehicle or bicycle parked so as to constitute a hazard to the smooth flow of either pedestrian or vehicular traffic. The owner/operator shall be responsible for all costs involved in removing, impounding, immobilizing, and storing of such vehicles, non-motor vehicles, or bicycles. Neither the University nor its representatives will be liable for any damage that occurs during removal, impoundment, or immobilization thereof. Immobilization/boot citation: $100.
7. PTS and University Police personnel are authorized to remove a boot from a vehicle or non-motor vehicle; all other persons are unauthorized to do so. If PTS or LSUPD removes a boot after regular LSU PTS enforcement hours (7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. weekdays during the spring and fall semester), a $200 removal fee will be assessed. If an unauthorized person removes a boot from a vehicle or non-motor vehicle, the person will be assessed a $200 fine. If the boot is damaged, destroyed, or stolen due to its unauthorized removal, the responsible party will be required to pay to PTS the current replacement value of the boot and will be subject to criminal prosecution and/or judicial review.
8. PTS enforcement hours may vary during summer and intersession classes and during campus closures and holidays.
9. Motor vehicles are defined as any vehicle that is self-propelled and in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a public highway, except devices moved only by human power or used exclusively on stationary rails or tracks. Any individual (University student, University employee, employee of any federal or state agency, or other businesses or operations housed on campus by contract with LSU) or anyone who operates a vehicle – regularly, occasionally, or temporarily – for the benefit or convenience of any such person, as well as anyone who is a visitor to campus, must register with Parking & Transportation Services within 48 hours after the vehicle is brought on campus. Boats and trailers parked on campus must also have a properly displayed permit. Parking spaces on campus are designed to meet the needs of the majority of the vehicles parked. Specialty or oversize vehicles (those exceeding 20 feet in length and/or 7 feet in width) may only park in special designated areas by special arrangement with Parking & Transportation Services, (225) 578-5000.
10. To receive a permit, a registration fee must be paid.
11. Registration is done online for faculty/staff and students and all non-affiliates may register in the Parking & Transportation Services Offices located in the Audubon Sugar Building next to the Public Safety Building, 254 South Stadium Drive, between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The primary method of permit distribution will be by U.S. mail. Faculty, staff, and students must maintain a current HOME mailing address with LSU. Lost or misdirected mail is not the responsibility of Parking & Transportation Services.
12. For students, giving the University incorrect information is a violation of the Code of Student Conduct and may result in the individual being banned from parking on campus.
13. The registration fee schedule for student parking permits is as follows. There will be a $10 replacement cost for any lost, stolen, or exchanged permit.
- Automobile or truck permit
- Annual permit: $182
- Annual permit – Reserved, Garage: $363
- Temporary Daily permit: $5 (Only if an annual permit has been issued)
- Boats and trailers: $45
- Motorcycle, moped, motor scooter, or any motor-driven cycle with no automobile permit: $45
- Married students living in University apartments, second vehicle registration: $45
14. The registration fee schedule for payroll deducted employee parking permits, which are paid through payroll deduction, is as follows on a 9-month basis: Rates based on pretax charge.
- Automobile or truck permit, parking Plan A, at a monthly rate of $7.33
- Automobile or truck permit, parking Plan B, at a monthly rate of $30.55
- Automobile or truck permit, parking Plan C, at a monthly rate of $61.11
- Automobile or truck permit, parking Plan C Garage, at a monthly rate of $91.66
- Automobile or truck permit, parking Plan D, at a monthly rate of $122.22
- Automobile or truck permit, parking Plan B, by an employee who is employed one-half time or less, at a monthly rate of $15.27
- Automobile or truck permit for a specific period of time, up to one year, by a retired employee under Plan C, to be paid at the time of registration in a lump sum, at a monthly rate of $61.11
- Automobile or truck permit for one year by a retired employee with a special “retiree” permit, to park in any location except Plan C lots or Plan C reserved spaces, to be paid in a lump sum at the time of registration, the annual charge will be $5.00
- The charge to federal, state, contractors/vendors, and other non-University employees whose offices are located on campus or services will be rendered during restricted hours will be the same for each parking plan as assessed to LSU employees. However, since these individuals cannot pay by payroll deduction, they will be required to make lump sum payments in advance, on an annual, monthly, weekly, or daily basis, or through arrangement with Parking & Transportation Services on a semester-by-semester basis.
- Federal, state, contractors/vendors, and non-University employees who cannot be payroll deducted and wish to purchase the Plan A parking shall be charged as follows:
a. Annual permit: $66
b. Monthly permit: $7
c. Weekly permit: $3.00
d. Daily permit: $1.50
- Federal, state, contractors/vendors, and non-University employees who cannot be payroll deducted and wish to purchase Plan B parking shall be charged as follows:
a. Annual permit: $275
b. Monthly permit: $30
c. Weekly permit: $12
d. Daily permit: $5
- Federal, state, contractors/vendors, and non-University employees who cannot be payroll deducted and wish to purchase Plan C parking shall be charged as follows:
a. Annual permit: $550
b. Monthly permit: $55
c. Weekly permit: $22
d. Daily permit: $10
- The charge for replacement of any lost permit, regardless of parking plan, will be $10
- The charge for any lost or unreturned parking access device will be $30
- Employees may opt to have their parking payroll deductions paid with post-tax dollars. Contact either Parking & Transportation Services or the Payroll Office to complete the necessary agreement.
- To stop payroll deductions or to obtain a refund for any prepaid fees, all permits and parking access devices must be returned to Parking & Transportation Services. Any employee who terminates his or her employment must return any permits and/or parking access device. Failure to do so may result in any unpaid balances becoming due immediately.
- For an employee to retain Plan A, B or C parking privileges during the renewal period, all accounts, including parking fees and/or fines, must be paid or cleared through an appeal. A permit will not be issued unless all parking fees, and/or fines have been paid/cleared. No exceptions.
15. A student or employee will receive one transferable permit (hangtag) that must be placed on the rearview mirror of the vehicle brought to campus. An employee with a B or C permit also will receive one parking access device. There will be a replacement charge for each lost parking access device or permit. If a lost parking access device or unexpired permit is later found and returned to Parking & Transportation Services, a refund will be given. All lost or stolen permits must be reported immediately. For students, failure to report the loss will be considered a violation of the Code of Student Conduct.
16. A permit conveys specific parking privileges to the individual to whom it is issued. These privileges are not in effect until the permit is properly displayed and can be clearly read from outside the vehicle. To be properly displayed, a permit must be hung from the rearview mirror with the front facing the windshield and unobstructed by any other object.
17. Permit must be hung from the rearview mirror with the front facing the windshield and unobstructed by any other object. It is also acceptable for the permit to be displayed on the windshield, on the passenger side of the vehicle, in a plastic pouch that can be obtained at no charge from Parking & Transportation Services. Additionally, parking privileges may not be used by or transferred to another individual who would not normally be entitled to them. Unauthorized use of a permit by someone not entitled to the privileges it conveys will subject the individual holding the permit to disciplinary action and revocation of the permit.
18. For students, misuse of a permit, obtaining a permit by fraud, and use or possession of a lost or stolen permit are violations of the Code of Student Conduct and of these regulations. Use or possession of a lost or stolen permit may result in fines, booting/towing, disciplinary action and/or criminal prosecution.
19. Individuals attending conferences, camps, seminars, workshops, case studies, leisure classes, continuing education courses, and those receiving or working to attain certification do not qualify as visitors. These groups will be charged at daily, weekly, monthly or yearly student rates; see paragraph 13. Some groups may qualify for reduced group rates. Hourly rates apply and parking will be restricted to outlying student lots on campus. LSU students and employees are not eligible to receive this hourly group rate. Restrictions apply. Contact Parking & Transportation Services for additional information regarding arrangements for parking for your guests and for more information regarding group rates by calling (225) 578-5000.
20. Members of law enforcement agencies who come to campus as students in their official vehicles must register and will be issued a permit from Parking & Transportation Services, valid only for parking in an assigned zone.
21. Operating or parking a vehicle on campus without registering the vehicle’s license plate number and state with LSU Parking & Transportation Services will result in the issuance of an unregistered ticket. Any vehicle receiving three (3) or more unregistered tickets may be booted and or towed and impounded by the University. If towed a towing charge and a storage fee will be assessed. An employee or student who receives three (3) or more unregistered tickets may also be banned from parking on campus. Such students or employees may not operate a vehicle on campus until all tow charges, storage fees, traffic/parking fines, and permit fees have been paid.
Zone Parking Regulations
22. Hours of zone parking • 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday • During the hours of zone parking, a vehicle with a properly displayed permit may be parked only in the zone (identified by zone number and color) to which the driver is assigned (registration permit zone number and color will be the same as the color of the zone on the parking map). During the hours of zone parking, a vehicle with a properly displayed permit may be driven only on streets within the individual’s assigned zone or on streets outside the assigned zone shown in white on the parking map. Individuals with Zone C permits will be allowed to drive through Zone B and other zones to reach Zone C lots. Except in a working capacity and in an official University vehicle, students are prohibited from operating vehicles with B or C permits in B and C zoned areas. Students may not drive or ride in any vehicle in the official area during the hours of zone parking unless permission is obtained in advance from Parking & Transportation Services.
23. Other Hours • The hours between 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. each weekday, all day Saturday and Sunday, and holidays when University offices are closed are not hours of zone parking. However, a parking permit is required at all hours on weekdays (day and night). Enforcement hours are between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. After the hours of zone parking, a parking permit must be properly displayed to avoid receiving a failure to display ticket. During these hours, the special zone parking and driving regulations are not in effect on campus, except as provided elsewhere in these regulations (e.g., special regulations governing parking on days of football games, basketball games, and during other events at the Maravich Assembly Center and/or the Parker Coliseum). See Special Event Parking for details.
24. Zone 1: Commuter • Blue on parking map • For commuting students and professional level students residing in Edward Gay Apartments.
25. Zone 2: Greek • Magenta on parking map • Open only to active members of a fraternity or sorority, who live in Greek housing. Greek housing assignment must be registered with LSU Greek Life.
26. Zone 3: Resident • Green on parking map • Open only to students who live in residence halls. Including East Campus Apartments, West Campus Apartments and Nicholson Gateway.
27. Zone 4: Law • Purple on parking map • Open only to students enrolled in the LSU Law Center.
28. Employee Zone C • Yellow on parking map • Primarily gated lots, but spaces in non-gated lots and on-street spaces designated by permit number may also be included. Open only to employees who choose Plan C. An open gate during the hours of zone parking is not an indication that an unauthorized vehicle may legally drive through or park in the gated lot. Unauthorized vehicles may be cited, booted or towed/impounded at the owner’s expense. Each employee will register and receive one permit and one parking access device that will open the gate of the assigned lot. A vehicle with a Zone C permit may be parked in or driven to or from its assigned gated lot or reserved parking space by the employee or any other person, except a student, to whom the employee temporarily entrusts the vehicle and/or the parking access device. An employee may not formally “sublease” parking privileges to another University employee with lease terms that provide for the lessee to gain Zone C parking rights and a parking access device without the approval of the Vice President for Finance & Administration/CFO or his designee. A vehicle bearing a Zone C permit may drive through, but not park in, Zone B or other zones to get to the assigned lot or parking space and may park in any lots designated as Zone 1 (Commuter) or X lots. See paragraph 19 concerning student use of a C permit.
- Employee D Option • This is available to authorized employees. This will grant an individually reserved space for a premium rate.
29. Employee Zone B • Red on parking map • Any employee who does not choose Plan A or Plan C will be assigned a Zone B permit. Except as noted below, employees choosing Plan B parking will receive a central Zone B permit and parking access device. A vehicle with a Zone B permit may park in any legal space or zone that is red on the parking map and may also park in lots designated as Zone 1 (Commuter) or X lots.
30. Employee Zone A • Employees opting for Zone A parking may park only in lots designated as Zone 1 (Commuter) or X lots. Vehicles registered for Plan A may not be driven or parked in any restricted area during the hours of zone parking.
31. X Lots • These are “overflow” lots, and vehicles displaying a valid permit may park in any X Lot on campus, with the exception of Temporary Permits that restrict a vehicle to a particular lot/area. Vehicles with Zone B or C permits may park in any Zone 1 (Commuter) or X lot on campus.
32. ADA (Accessible Parking) spaces and Temporary Medical Permits for Students/Employees • Only students or employees who have a handicapped/disabled automobile license plate or placard will be eligible for a handicapped/disabled parking space. A student may be eligible for special medical parking if she or he has a temporary medical problem that affects walking. This temporary medical permit may be issued after obtaining appropriate certification from a physician and will be issued a temporary medical permit for a stated period of time. Students and employees needing additional information about a medical or a handicapped/disabled permit should contact Parking & Transportation Services, Audubon Sugar Institute Building, (225) 578-5000. Temporary Medical parking permits are not valid for ADA (Accessible Parking) spaces unless the vehicle has a handicap/disabled person parking placard or plate.
33. Zone U: University High School • Tan on parking map • A student enrolled in University High School, who has a valid driver’s license, will be issued a permit that allows parking in the Zone U University High School lot. The overflow areas for University High School parking are the Isaac Cline Lot and the X Lot located on the eastside of the International Cultural Center.
34. Visitor Parking • A visitor to campus is defined as an individual who is not affiliated with the University as an employee or student. This definition excludes those individuals, including spouses and family members, who operate a vehicle on campus for the benefit or convenience of an employee or a student. For a nominal fee, parking on campus is available to visitors. Most visitor spaces on campus are located in the Union Square Garage or near the Welcome Center, LSU Union, LSU Faculty Club, South Quad Drive, West Stadium Lot and South Stadium Lot. A visitor who cannot find a parking space in a visitor area may park in any other available non-reserved parking space, providing a day visitor permit has been purchased online or obtained from Parking & Transportation Services. A visitor, including a spouse or parent, who is driving a vehicle with a properly displayed permit must drive and park the vehicle in accordance with University regulations governing vehicles bearing that particular permit. A visitor permit may be obtained online; the Welcome Center on Dalrymple Drive at Highland Road; or Audubon Sugar Institute Building on South Stadium Drive. A visitor who receives a ticket is asked to comply with the instructions on the reverse side.
- Individuals attending conferences, camps, seminars, workshops, case studies, leisure classes, continuing education courses, and those receiving or working to attain certification do not qualify as visitors. See paragraph 18.
35. Metered Parking • Metered parking by license plate is provided at various locations around campus and should be used with exact cash or credit/debit card payment during the hours they are in effect: between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., weekdays. Customers should note their license plate number and payment can be made at any pay station around campus or using pay-by phone. All patrons parking at metered spaces, including permit holders, are required to pay meter.
36. Motorcycle Parking • Motorcycles, mopeds, motor scooters must be registered with Parking & Transportation Services and parked in a designated motorcycle area. Additional motorcycle parking information is available at www.lsu.edu/parking. Motorcycle/Moped/Motor Scooter is defined as self-propelled device with at least two wheels in contact with the ground during operation; a braking system capable of stopping the device under typical operating conditions; a gas or electric motor; and a deck designed to allow a person to stand or sit while operating the device.
37. Special Loading, Unloading, and Emergency Parking • Parking & Transportation Services will issue a special temporary permit to allow parking out of assigned zone, in a service drive, or in a loading zone for emergency purposes approved on a case-by-case basis. Normally, such permits are issued for a maximum of 30 minutes, and – in the event of emergency – may be requested by calling (225) 578-5002 before the vehicle is parked. A special loading/unloading permit should be requested only if the object to be delivered is too heavy or too large to be carried. This permit must be picked up from Parking & Transportation Services in advance of parking. Flashers must be on at all times when parked in a loading zone.
38. Service Drives and Loading Zones • Pink on parking map • Service drives and loading zones are designated by signs. These locations are closed to parking at all times except by authorized vehicles. Except for commercial vehicles making deliveries and authorized University vehicles, no one may legally operate or park a vehicle in a service drive or loading zone without special permission from Parking & Transportation Services. Flashers must be on at all times when parked in a loading zone.
39. Fire Lanes and Fire Hydrants • Parking at a fire hydrant or on a red curb is prohibited at all times. Any vehicle parked, stopped, or standing at any time by a red curb or fire hydrant will be ticketed, booted and or towed, and impounded by the University.
40. Yellow Curbs and Blue Curbs • Parking at yellow curbs, on or over yellow lines, or at blue curbs, curb cuts, and ramps reserved for use by wheelchairs is prohibited at all times to ensure pedestrian and vehicular safety by providing better visibility. Any vehicle parked, stopped, or standing at a blue curb, curb cut, or ramp will be ticketed, booted and or towed, and impounded by the University.
41. Reserved Parking Areas • These spaces, designated by signs or curb lettering, are open only to the individual for whom the space has been designated or to a specific vehicle owned by the University. Unauthorized vehicles parked in reserved spaces and/or areas will be ticketed, booted and or towed and impounded. Spaces designated by orange (numbering or lines) are for reserved football parking only. These markings do not necessarily designate a normal parking space and should not normally be used for daily parking.
Special Event Parking
42. Football Parking
- By 7am on days of home football games, all vehicles must be removed from the following areas: all streets in the stadium area on the north, south, and west sides; Alaska Street (the street north of the Maddox Fieldhouse) from Fieldhouse Drive to Chimes Street; Dalrymple Drive from West Lakeshore Drive to Fieldhouse Drive; the north side of South Campus Drive from Tower Drive to Highland Road; Fieldhouse Drive; Huey P. Long Circle; South Stadium Road from Nicholson Drive to Highland Road; Engineering Lane; Tower Drive; Donahue Drive; and South Campus Drive from Highland Road to Fieldhouse Drive. The following lots are also to be cleared at the same time: West Stadium Lot (101); South Stadium Lot (401); Nicholson Lot (307); Foundation C Lot (107); Gateway South Lot (109); Gateway Central Lot (110), Skip Bertman Drive East Lot (404); Bernie Moore Lot (104); Natatorium Lot (105); Powerhouse Lane Lot (300); PMAC Lot (201); Indian Mounds Lot (202); Peabody Lot (203); Quad West Lot (303); Nuclear Science Lot (302); Electrical Engineering B Lot (304); Forestry Lane C Lot (304); Military Science Lot (301); Gymnastics C Lot (200); Sand Beach Volleyball Lot (206); ECE Student and Employee Lots (402); Landscape Services Lot (108); BEC Lot (313); South Quad Drive West Lot (403), the lots and spaces accessible only from Engineering Lane or Fieldhouse Drive; The lots surrounding Tiger Park (406, 407, and 412), the lots at Alex Box Stadium (409, and 408), Tennis Court Lot (412), and the Football Operations Center Lot (405); Parking is also prohibited along the shoulders of South Quad Drive, Nicholson Drive; Gourrier Lane west of Nicholson Drive; River Road from Gourrier Lane to Aster Street.
- Additionally, beginning at 6:00 p.m. on the Thursday before all home football games, Lot 412 will be reserved for motor home parking. Additionally, all vehicles parked in the reserved motor home areas in the Touchdown Village Lots (314, 315), and those vehicles parked around the perimeter of South Stadium Lot (401) must be moved by 6:00 p.m. on Fridays before home football games. Unauthorized vehicles parked in reserved spaces and/or areas will be towed and impounded. Spaces designated by orange (numbering or lines) are for reserved football parking only. These markings do not necessarily designate a normal parking space and should not normally be used for daily parking. All vehicles must be removed from these areas by the times indicated. Vehicles may be parked elsewhere on campus unless specifically restricted by these regulations. All vehicles must be parked in their assigned zones, as prescribed elsewhere in these regulations, by 7:00 a.m. on Monday following the game. Vehicles not parked in accordance with the football parking pattern or not parked properly after the game will be ticketed and towed or booted at the owner’s expense. Times are subject to change if the game time is changed from the normal starting time. Visit www.lsusports.net for game day information and parking restrictions.
43. Basketball and Maravich Assembly Center Parking
- Vehicles parked in the Bernie Moore Lot (104), Natatorium Lot (105), West Stadium Lot (101), North Stadium Road, PMAC Lot (201) and Powerhouse Lane Lot (300) on the nights of home basketball games must be moved by 5:00 p.m. Entrance to these lots will be by proper permit only, beginning approximately three hours prior to game time. For the safety of pedestrians, North Stadium Drive, PMAC Lot (201), Powerhouse Lane, and Alaska Street between Chimes Street and Fieldhouse Drive may be barricaded for special parking for all Maravich Assembly Center events, as determined by Parking & Transportation Services. Times are subject to change if the game time is changed from the normal starting time.
44. Traffic and parking violations on campus will result in the issuance of uniform traffic citations, University parking summonses, or citations; booting and or towing and impoundment of the vehicle; and/or banning the individual from operating a vehicle on campus. In certain cases, a towable offense ticket and or boot may be issued or used in lieu of towing if a tow truck is not available for impoundment when a violation occurs in a handicapped/disabled, reserved, or visitor space.
University Traffic Summonses/Citations
“University summonses/citations” are written for violations of University Traffic & Parking Regulations that are not violations of state law, including the following:
45. Failure to register a vehicle with Parking & Transportation Services and to properly display the assigned permit on the registered vehicle while parked on campus. Registering a vehicle and obtaining a permit within 48 hours after receipt of the first unregistered ticket will cancel the ticket if the vehicle is parked in the proper zone and if the ticket is returned to Parking & Transportation Services. Receipt of three (3) or more unregistered tickets for failing to register a vehicle result in that vehicle being booted/towed and impounded, and the individual being banned from operating a vehicle on campus until all outstanding fines, other traffic-related charges, and the motor vehicle registration fee have been paid. If a student fails to register a vehicle and obtain a parking permit for a vehicle operated on campus, this is also a violation of the Code of Student Conduct.
46. Parking, stopping, or standing in a space reserved for ADA (Accessible) or at a curb cut or ramp marked in blue or signed for wheelchairs.
47. Parking out of an individual’s designated zone, as indicated on the permit, or driving or riding in an unauthorized vehicle on a street shown in red on the map during hours of zone parking. Only vehicles with B, C, or M permits may drive on streets and in parking lots shown in red. See paragraph 19 of these regulations concerning student use of B and C permits. An open gate during the hours of zone parking is not an indication that an unauthorized vehicle may legally drive through or park in the gated lot. A student parking illegally in a gated lot is subject to being charged with a violation of the Code of Student Conduct.
48. Obtaining a permit by fraud or using a permit for other than its authorized purpose.
49. Parking, stopping, or standing in a fire lane marked with a red curb or parking, stopping, or standing at a red curb designating a fire hydrant; any use, parking, or storage of a motor vehicle that would cause the University to be in violation of Fire Marshal regulations; parking in such a way as to create a hazard or restrict normal vehicular traffic or parking, e.g., parking in the travel portion of a street or the travel lane of a parking lot or an entrance to a parking lot; parking in a service drive not marked for parking; parking, stopping or standing in a designated crosswalk; parking, stopping or standing at accessibility ramps and curb cuts; parking at a marked bus stop, in a designated loading zone, at any place marked “Tow Away,” at a yellow curb or area, in a reserved space, or in a place marked “No Parking.”
50. Failure to produce identification or to obey instructions or hand signals of a parking officer.
51. Failure to yield to a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk.
52. Driving or parking on the lawn, sidewalk, grass areas, or any other area not marked or authorized for motor vehicle parking.
53. Other violations, categorized as citations, include:
- Overtime parking at meter and timed lots.
- Failure to display a permit properly, as defined in paragraph 16 of these regulations.
- Parking against the flow of traffic on streets or in parking lots.
- Parking against the indicated parking direction for diagonal spaces (backing into an angled space).
- Failure to park evenly between lines or parking more than one foot from the header or curb in diagonal parking.
- Failure to park evenly between lines or parking more than one foot from the header or curb in perpendicular parking.
- Parking more than one foot from the curb or failure to park evenly between the lines in parallel parking.
- Occupying more than one parking space.
- Careless driving at slow speed (e.g., backing into a fire hydrant, traffic sign, or light post).
- Any hazardous parking or operation of a vehicle not specifically listed as a University summons violation.
Payment of Disciplinary Fines
54. The fines for various offenses are as listed below. These fines are to be appealed or paid within fourteen (14) business days online through parking portal. For students, faculty/staff, if no action is taken within fourteen (14) business days, fines must be paid directly to Bursar Operations, 125 Thomas Boyd Hall or online by paying Billing Statement via myLSU or through faculty/staff payroll deduction. For non-affiliates, if payment is not received within sixty (60) business days, the account may be sent to collections.
- Parking, stopping, or standing in an ADA (accessible parking) space without a handicap/disabled person license plate; parking at an ADA (accessible) ramp or at a curb cut: $325
- Towable offense: $100
- Unregistered ticket, vehicle parked on campus without vehicle license plate number and state being registered with LSU Parking & Transportation Services: $100
- Fire Lane/Hazardous Parking/Disobeying Officer/Using Lost, Stolen or Altered Permit: $72
- No Parking/Travel Lane/Out-of-Zone B-C/Reserved Space or Lot: $50
- Service Drive ($40)/Out-of-Zone (1-$25, 2-$50, 3-$75) based on number of offense/Restricted Street/Lawn ($40)/Sidewalk ($50)
- Citations: $18
- Boot: $100
55. Flagrant violations of the University’s Traffic & Parking Regulations may result in banning. Banning is the loss of the privilege to operate a motor vehicle on campus, and may result from the following:
- Any combination of University summonses and citations totaling ten (10) or more, with the duration of the ban to be determined by the facts of each individual case. Once an individual is banned, the total of all unpaid fines must be paid to have the ban lifted.
- Receipt of three (3) or more unregistered tickets for being parked on campus without vehicle license plate number and state being registered with LSU Parking & Transportation Services. When all fines, traffic-related charges, and the parking permit fee have been paid, the individual may have his or her parking privileges reinstated.
- Failure to give correct information to Parking & Transportation Services.
56. The University reserves the right to tow and impound any vehicle for the following violations:
- An abandoned motor vehicle, in accordance with state law.
- Any vehicle found on campus that has received three (3) or more unregistered tickets for failure to register vehicle license plate number and state with LSU Parking & Transportation Services.
- Parking, stopping, or standing at a red, yellow, blue, or purple curb or area.
- Use of an unauthorized or altered permit.
- Parking out of zone during the hours of zone parking.
- No license plate.
- Parking in such a way as to constitute a serious hazard to vehicular or pedestrian traffic or to the movement and operation of emergency equipment.
- Parking in a reserved space, area, or a handicapped/disabled space without authorization.
- Parking on a lawn or sidewalk area.
57. Vehicles may also be booted or impounded at the owner’s expense to otherwise enforce compliance with Traffic & Parking Regulations.
58. In certain cases, a towable offense ticket may be issued in lieu of towing if a tow truck is not available for impoundment when a violation occurs.
59. The owner and/or operator is responsible for the cost related to booting, towing, impounding, and storing vehicles.
60. A towing charge and storage fee will be assessed. Storage fees are charged on a per day rate, not including the day on which a vehicle is towed. Rates are established by the Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC) and are subject to change. Towing and storage fees are due upon release of a vehicle, without exception. Acceptable methods of payment are cash, check/money order, or credit/debit card. A 2.5% processing fee will be added to all credit/debit card transactions. The impoundment fee schedule is as follows:
- Towing charge………………………. subject to change per LPSC
- Storage fee (per day) ……………. subject to change per LPSC
- Vehicle Relocation Charge……. $120
- Bicycle impoundment fee……...$25
61. Impounded vehicles will be released by the University upon receipt of proper identification of the owner and/or operator and the presentation of a receipt for payment of assessed charges, including all fines.
62. The University is not responsible for damage to vehicles, bicycles, or bicycle locks moved because of parking violations.
63. University summonses, citations, boot fee, and tows may be appealed through the University hearing process, provided that such appeals are filed online at LSU Parking & Transportation Services’ website within fourteen (14) business days of issuance or awareness of summons/citation. Appeals are heard by appointed LSU faculty, staff, and student board members. Appeals must be submitted online through parking portal. All appeals are final.
Regulations have been established to provide for the orderly movement and parking of bicycles on campus. Bicycle means a human-powered vehicle with two or three tandem wheels designed to transport, by pedaling, one or more persons. In using bicycles on campus, the rights and safety of others should be considered at all times. Students may be charged with a violation of the Code of Student Conduct for riding a bicycle on a sidewalk or parking or storing a bicycle in a University building.
64. The City of Baton Rouge does not require that bicycles be registered. However, the Baton Rouge City Police encourages bicycles owners to register their bicycle through a free online service. For more information contact Baton Rouge City Police at (225) 389-3822.
65. Bicycle riders are subject to the same rules as motor vehicle operators and should ride on the right-hand side of the street, obey all traffic signals and signs, and give hand signals.
66. Bicycles will not be ridden on sidewalks, crosswalks or lawns.
67. Bicycles will be parked in bicycle racks, or in other designated parking areas.
68. Bicycles may not be operated or parked inside buildings, on sidewalks, in passageways to the Quadrangle, in any location impeding pedestrian and vehicular movement, or in such a way as to create a hazard.
69. Bicycles will be chained only to bicycle racks.
70. Persons violating bicycle regulations will be ticketed and fined. Severe violations will result in the bicycle being impounded, which carries an additional bicycle impoundment fee.
71. All bicycles found on campus between the end of the summer term and the beginning of the fall semester will be considered abandoned and will be impounded. A bicycle may be claimed, with proof of ownership, at Parking & Transportation Services. After 60 days unclaimed bicycles may be disposed of. The University is not responsible for damage to bicycles or bicycle locks incurred during the impoundment procedure.
Uniform Traffic Citations
LSU Police will write uniform traffic citations for violations of the Louisiana Revised Statutes (LRS) that relate to the operation of motor vehicles. Examples of these citations include speeding (LRS 32:64), driving while intoxicated (LRS 14:98), operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license (LRS 32:52), operating a motor vehicle without a valid license plate (LRS 32:51) or without a valid inspection sticker (LRS 32:53), running a stop sign (LRS 32:123), or reckless operation (LRS 14:99).
These citations are referred to the District Attorney, East Baton Rouge Parish, for processing through the 19th Judicial District Court that determines the fines for these violations.
LSU/Southern/BRCC Parking Agreement
As a part of the close educational cooperation between LSU, Southern University, and the Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC), many students, faculty, and staff members commute from one campus to the other. Recognizing this, LSU, Southern University, and BRCC will honor each other’s parking permits, as follows:
- Student permits will be honored at any legal space within a designated Zone 1 (Commuter) lot. Student permits will not be valid in staff, faculty, or visitor areas.
- Employee permits will be honored in any legal space in any B Zone or Zone 1 (Commuter) area. Employee permits will not be honored in specifically reserved spaces.
- Employees and students are responsible for being familiar with traffic and parking regulations of each institution. Lack of knowledge of policies is not an excuse for a violation, and any appeals, payments, or settlement of tickets will be in accordance with the procedures of the school where the violation occurred.
As an adjunct to the parking system, bus service is offered to reduce the need to drive to campus from highly populated student areas and to provide intra-campus transportation. .
To provide safe access around campus during the evening, an on-demand transportation service is offered from 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. daily (including weekends). Service may be suspended or reduced during holidays and the summer semester. The on-demand service picks-up and drops-off at predetermined locations around campus. All locations have been determined based on variances for safe bus access.
For information and a schedule of times and routes for the Tiger Trails service, please click here.
For nformation and a schedule of the On-Demand service, please click here.