Public Safety

Parking Permits

A. General Information

NO OVERNIGHT (2 AM – 6 AM) PARKING IS ALLOWED IN ANY CAMPUS LOT, WITHOUT A PARKING PERMIT INDICATING THAT THE VEHICLE BELONGS TO A RESIDENT OR AN AUTHORIZED OVERNIGHT VISITOR WHO HAS BEEN ISSUED A TEMPORARY PARKING PERMIT. VISITOR AND TEMPORARY PARKING PERMITS CAN BE OBTAINED AT THE PUBLIC SAFETY BOOTH AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE.

  1. Parking permits are the property of Ramapo College and are issued based on the applicant’s status with the College.
  2. They are non-transferable to another party and are valid only on the vehicle to which they are assigned.
  3. Only commuter students may purchase an additional permit. Resident students are limited to the purchase of one permit.
  4. Lost or stolen permits must be reported immediately to the Public Safety Office located in Room C-102.
  5. Non-compliance with the rules and regulations of the College and the laws of the State of New Jersey may result in a citation, forfeiture of parking privileges, immobilization and/or towing/impoundment of the vehicle.
  6. All vehicles must have a decal or other form of official authorization to park on campus.
  7. Valid parking decals are to be visibly affixed on the inside of the rear left-side window.
  8. Specific parking spaces are not assigned except as indicated in designated areas.

B. Purchasing a Permit

PLEASE NOTE THE POLICY CHANGE BELOW

ALL student vehicles parked on campus must have a valid parking permit (decal) permanently affixed to the lower right corner of the left-side rear window. Parking permits obtained during the fall term are valid in the spring term. A student entering for the first time in the spring term must obtain a fall/spring parking permit. A new parking permit must be obtained for the summer term. There will be a ONE week grace period at the beginning of the semester before summonses will be issued.

Note: The New Jersey Division of Taxation passed legislation that requires New Jersey Colleges and Universities to access, collect, and remit a seven percent (7%) sales tax on parking fees charged to students who live OFF-CAMPUS. Students living on-campus are exempt from the tax.

Note: If a student chooses to park a vehicle on campus without a valid parking permit, they risk being issued a summons and/or booting or towing of the vehicle at the violators own expense.

PARKING BILLING POLICYThe parking fee is not paid when a student applies for a parking permit. The parking fee automatically appears as a charge on a student’s term bill.

The first day to apply for a summer term parking permit at ramapo.thepermitstore.com is mid-May.

The first day to apply for a Fall/Spring academic parking permit at ramapo.thepermitstore.com is mid-December for Spring and early August for Fall passes.

Students, who do not intend to park a vehicle on campus at any time during the school year, can submit a Parking Fee Waiver Form to the Bursar’s Office. Upon receipt of the waiver form, the Bursar’s Office will verify that a student has not applied for a parking permit. When verification is completed, a credit will be posted to the student’s account. If a student has applied for a parking permit, the waiver request will not be processed.

Students may not apply for a parking permit and then submit a Parking Fee Waiver Form or submit a Parking Fee Waiver Form and then apply for a parking permit.

If the Waiver Form is not submitted by the published deadline, the student is responsible for the parking fee charge, which will remain on the student’s account. To view Critical Financial Deadlines, click the Deadlines button below.

Parking Fee Waiver Forms Deadlines Parking Permit Request Instructions (PDF)

Parking permits are available ONLY at https://ramapo.thepermitstore.com/.

You should direct questions regarding the use of ramapo.thepermitstore.com system to ramapo.thepermitstore.com Customer Support Services at 805-963-9400 or email parking@ramapo.edu. Regular business hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

The College does not provide a fall only parking permit. All students who are registered for the fall term are charged the annual parking fee rate. Students who are graduating in January are the only exception. These students will receive a refund, equivalent to the spring parking fee charge. The Bursar’s Office will mail this refund check in mid-February.

Parking permits are the property of Ramapo College and are issued based on the applicant’s status with the College. They are non-transferable to another party and are valid only on the vehicle to which they are assigned. Lost or stolen permits must be reported immediately to the Public Safety Office located in Room C-102. (Non-compliance may result in a citation, forfeiture of parking privileges, immobilization and/or towing/impoundment of the vehicle.)

Students with a State-issued handicapped license plate, or placard are permitted to park in reserved handicapped parking areas. Obtain Temporary / Permanent State Disability Placard Parking.

All students, faculty/staff, and visitors who bring a motor vehicle onto the Ramapo College campus are subject to the rules and regulations of the College and the laws of the State of New Jersey. It is the responsibility of all applicants seeking a parking permit to read either the Ramapo College Motor Vehicle Information, Rules, and Regulations publication or the online documentation at the Public Safety Department link below. If you have questions regarding Ramapo College parking, please contact the Public Safety Department at 201-684-7432.

FACULTY/STAFF PARKING

Magnetic Cards for Lots A-1, A-2 and A-3 are available in room C-102.

GUEST PARKING

Whenever a person comes on campus with a vehicle that does not have a properly displayed parking decal and wishes to park their vehicle, he/she must report to the Main Public Safety Booth and obtain a temporary parking pass. He/she must then follow the Booth Guard’s instructions on where to park. Please note that overnight guests must be registered through their resident host’s residence hall to park overnight.

Regulations have been established to provide for the parking and movement of vehicles on campus. Compliance with these regulations is greatly appreciated and is necessary to provide a safe and orderly campus.