Parking

Parking Permits

Parking permits are required on all Webster University parking lots and the Garden Park Plaza garage.  Students, faculty, and staff may purchase parking permits at the Department of Public Safety, 572 Garden Ave. St. Louis, MO, Monday - Friday during regular business hours. All parking permits expire on July 31 every calendar year. Permits may be purchased throughout the year.

Permit Designations

Reserved Parking (Gold Permit)

These permits are for our executive staff and the Deans of the Schools. These spaces are reserved 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Parking in these spaces without the correct permit will result in ticket, tow or boot. The cost of this permit is deducted from each paycheck throughout the parking year. Please contact the Department of Public safety if you wish to return your permit and cancel your payroll deduction. Price: $460 per year

Faculty/Staff - Lots and Garage (Red Permit)

This permit allows our full time and part time Faculty and Staff to park on the flat lots and in the Garden Park Plaza. This permit does not entitle you to park in any lot reserved for visitors, or in residential parking. The cost of this permit is deducted from each paycheck throughout the parking year. Please contact the Department of Public safety if you wish to return your permit and cancel your payroll deduction. Price: $295 per year

Faculty/Staff - Garage Only (Green Permit)

This permit allows our full time and part time Faculty and Staff to park in the Garden Park Plaza ONLY. You may not park on any of the flat lots or in visitor parking spaces at any time. The cost of this permit is deducted from each paycheck throughout the parking year. Please contact the Department of Public safety if you wish to return your permit and cancel your payroll deduction. Price: $170 per year

Adjunct (Red Permit)

This permit allows our part time instructors to park in all flat lots and the Garden Park Plaza. This permit does not entitle you to park in any lot reserved for visitors or in residential parking. This permit does not grant you access to park in fire lanes or to make your own space. The cost is $20 per year.

Commuter Student (Red Permit)

This permit allows all graduate and undergraduate commuter students to park in any flat lot and the Garden Park Plaza. This permit does not entitle you to park in any lot designated for visitors or residential parking. There must be a sticker in the corresponding term box on the permit for it to be valid for that term. Do not throw a permit away during the year. Just add stickers for each term or semester you are taking classes.

  • Commuter per year: $160
  • Commuter per semester: $85
  • Commuter per term: $50

Webster Village Apartments (Yellow Permit)

This permit allows students who live in the Webster Village Apartments to park in the Lot M, Lot N, and the Garden Park Plaza ONLY. This permit does not entitle you to park on any of the flat lots or in visitor/reserved parking spaces. If you choose to park your vehicle in any other lot it will result in ticket, boot, or possibly tow. Please bring a copy of your vehicle registration, insurance card and license plate number when you apply for your permit. Price: $160 per year (included in rent)

Residence Halls (Green Permit)

This permit allows our students who live in the Residence Halls to park in the Garden Park Plaza or Lot M. This permit does not entitle you to park on any other surface parking lots, visitor parking lots or in the Village parking lots. If you choose to park your vehicle in any other lot other than Lot M, it will be subject to a ticket, boot, or possibly tow. Please bring a copy of your vehicle registration, insurance card and license plate number when you apply for your permit. Price: $105 per year

Fitness Center

Parking placards are issued by the Fitness Center staff and allow the user to park in Lot H or Garden Park Plaza.
No cost

Motorcycle Permits

This permit is for students, faculty and staff that have motorcycles they wish to ride to campus. There are designated motorcycle parking spaces throughout campus.  Check with the Department of Public Safety for exact locations.  This permit does not entitle individuals to park in any spaces reserved for visitors or in residential parking. This permit also does not entitle an individual to make his/her own motorcycle space on sidewalks or common areas. The cost of this permit is free with the purchase of an automobile parking permit.  If an automobile permit is not purchased, the cost of the motorcycle permit will follow the regular permit fee schedule.

Bicycle/Scooter Permits

This permit is for students, faculty and staff who have bicycles/scooters (49cc or less) that they wish to ride and park on campus. Please register your bicycle/scooter at the Department of Public Safety and receive a sticker to place on your bicycle/scooter. Bring the serial number and a description of your bicycle/scooter for registration. All bicycles are required to be parked at designated bicycle racks and may not be secured to trees or other landscaping, or stair and walkway railings, or other building structures. Securing a bicycle to a prohibited item may result in the cutting/removal of the security device and the confiscation of the bicycle.
No cost

Temporary Disabled Permits

Individuals who experience an injury/illness that temporarily limits his or her mobility may contact The Department of Public Safety to receive authorization for a temporary disabled hang tag. A doctors' letter must accompany the request. Arrangements will be authorized only for as long as deemed necessary by the individual's physician. The Department of Public Safety can issue a temporary permit for up to six weeks. If the temporary permit is required beyond that six week period, the Department of Public Safety may request that you have your physician fill out a form to be taken to the Department of Motor Vehicles for a State issued Disabled hang tag.

Replacement Permit

If a permit is lost, stolen or misplaced, a replacement fee will be charged to replace the permit. If your parking permit has been stolen, you must report this to the Department of Public Safety immediately. Commuters: Do not throw a permit away during the year. Just add stickers for each term or semester you are taking classes. Price: $20

Visitor Permits (White Permit)

Visitor Permits are available for visitors (non-affiliated) to Webster University. This permit can be obtained at the Department of Public Safety. Visitor Spaces are located in front of most if not all buildings on campus and on the first level of Garden Park Plaza (Parking garage).

Handicap Parking

Individuals with Handicap Permits issued by the state are authorized to park in designated handicap parking spaces. In addition, faculty, staff and students with state issued permits must also have the appropriate University parking permit.

All faculty, staff, students and visitors parking a vehicle on University parking lots must comply with the University parking regulations, policies and procedures that are contained within this document.

Use of Multiple Vehicles

Faculty, staff and students issued a parking permit may transfer the permit to other vehicles that are registered with The Department of Public Safety. Permits are transferable only between vehicles and NOT between individuals.

Refunds

Fall 2016 - Students may choose to receive a full refund for their parking permit if they decide they do not need to park a vehicle on campus.  The permit must be returned and a request for a refund should be made at the Public Safety office. Full refunds must be requested by September 2, 2016.

Students who voluntarily withdraw/drop must return the parking permit along with the completed withdraw/drop form to the Department of Public Safety. Refunds will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Where to Park

Map

Designated Visitor Parking Lots:  B, C, G, H, I, J, K, L, P
Disabled Access Parking Lots: B, C, D, F, G, H, J, K, L, P
Student, Faculty, and Staff Parking Lots: A, C, D, F, G, H, J, K, L, P
Webster Village Apartment Parking Lots: M, N, P
No Students, Faculty, or Staff Parking in Lots G, I, J, K, or the lower level of the Parking Garage: Tuesday - Friday after 6pm, Saturday after 3pm, and all day Sunday during the Repertory Theatre season September through April.

Parking for Theatre Patrons: The lots adjacent to the Loretto-Hilton Center (I, J, K and G) are reserved from September through April for The Repertory Theatre patrons. These lots are reserved for The Repertory Theatre patrons Tuesday through Friday after 6pm, Saturdays after 3pm, and all day on Sundays. All faculty, staff and students must have their vehicles moved from these lots by the aforementioned times or they will be subject to ticketing, immobilization, or possible towing at the owners' expense if they are left on these lots. The Repertory Theatre's season schedule can be found on their website at www.repstl.com.

Identification of Valid Parking Spaces

Valid Parking Space: Park your vehicle in a valid parking space, between two white parallel parking stall lines. Do not park on or over the line regardless of how others park, and do not create or add a space in areas that are not designated by two parallel parking stall lines.

No Parking Areas: Any area not designated as a valid parking space according to the definition above. These areas do not require signage and often times are unmarked.

Yellow Curbs: Yellow curbs, yellow hash marks and yellow markings at the end of aisles designate no parking areas.

Fire Lanes: Any area in a parking lot/garage that does not have white parking stall lines or is not a valid parking space (as defined above) is considered a fire lane. Fire lanes are marked with red paint or signage on the ground and often times are unmarked.

Loading Zones: These spaces are designated for loading and unloading vehicles. They are not parking spaces. You are allowed to park in these zones for 15 minutes with the flashers on to load or unload. These spaces will be striped in yellow paint.

Driver Responsibility

 Permit Ownership: A parking permit signifies an individual has been granted the privilege of parking on University property. Ownership of the parking permit remains with the University. You are responsible for all parking violations you receive on campus.

Permit Display: A parking permit is not considered valid unless it is displayed correctly on the vehicle. To be valid, a permit must be clearly visible and hang from the rear view mirror with permit number and color side facing the front windshield. Permits must also correspond to the lot/garage the vehicle is parked in. Commuter students and Adjunct Faculty must also have a sticker on their permit corresponding to the current term to be valid. All vehicles parked on University property must have a valid permit displayed to be legally parked.

Speed Limit: The maximum speed in the Garden Park Plaza and all parking lots is 10 mph.

Finding Authorized Spaces: Drivers are responsible for finding an authorized parking space. Mechanical problems, inclement weather or other vehicular disabilities do not justify parking violations.

Space Availability: A parking permit does not guarantee the holder a parking space, but an opportunity to park within a specified area or areas.

Reserved Parking Spaces

The University has allotted parking spaces to be utilized by visitors and guests of the University. These spaces are clearly marked by signage and are to be solely utilized by visitors and guests of the University. Current students, faculty or staff are NOT allowed to park in Visitor and/or Reserved Parking spaces prior to 5 pm so long as the space is not reserved for a specific guest.

To reserve a parking space for a guest, the request must be submitted at least 24 hours in advance. Parking on campus is limited and spaces will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. Requests are to be made by emailing publicsafety@webster.edu and providing the following information:

  • Name of guest(s)
  • Lot location
  • Date of the reservation

Visitor Parking Spaces

Visitor parking spaces are limited to individuals who are not affiliated with the University but wish to visit the campus to gather enrollment and/or employment information or to conduct other University business.  Current students, faculty or staff are NOT allowed to park in Visitor and/or Reserved Parking spaces prior to 5 pm so long as the space is not reserved for a specific guest.

Visitor Parking Spaces are located in most parking lots on campus and are clearly marked with placard signage. They are to be utilized on a first-come, first-served basis.

Regulations and Citations

All motor vehicle parking regulations are in effect 24 hours every day, seven days a week including periods when classes are not in session.

Parking Violations & Fines Fee
Parking at the University without a current permit displayed $40
Parking in a Fire Lane $75
Parking in a Disabled space without proper University Permit and a State (any state) Disabled permit (Including hash-marked space next to space) $75
Parked in a Reserved/Restricted Area $40
Blocking and/or Straddling, End of Aisle $40
Parked in Residential Parking Only $40
Parked in Crosswalk or Crosshatched Area $40
Damaging University Property (grass/landscape/sidewalks) $40
Vehicle Immobilization $40
Parked in Barricaded Area/Moving Barricades/Construction Area $40
Exceeding Time Limit in Loading Zone (15 minutes with Flashers on) $40
Possession of a Lost/Stolen/Altered/Forged Permit or parking on campus after parking privileges have been revoked $200

Any faculty, staff or student with more than four (4) parking violations during the school year will be considered persistent offenders and are subject to being booted if found parked illegally on campus. After a vehicle has been booted it is then subject to being towed off campus at the owners' expense for any further parking violations.

Fines can be paid with cash or check at the Public Safety Office or the Business Office. Faculty and staff member fines that are not paid within 60 days will be deducted from their paycheck.

Appeals

All individuals receiving a parking ticket have the right to appeal. Parking appeals must be submitted to parkingappeals@webster.edu within seven days of receipt of the citation. The appeal will be reviewed and a response will be issued within 14 days of appeal. By submitting an appeal the individual agrees that the decision is final.

Overnight/Short Term Parking

Anyone who is going to leave their vehicle overnight or for any length of time must notify the Department of Public Safety why they are leaving the vehicle and for how long. Any vehicles that are left on campus must have a current parking permit or it can be subject to immediate tow.

Storage of Vehicles

University parking facilities may not be used for long-term storage. The University reserves the right to tow away vehicles that remain on University property in an inoperative, derelict or abandoned condition and/or vehicles that are not in compliance with state regulations. Reasonable effort will be made by the Department of Public Safety to contact the owner prior to removal. If you require assistance with long-term storage of your vehicle, please call the Department of Public Safety for further instructions.

Lot Maintenance/Special Event Parking/Inclement Weather

The Department of Public Safety is authorized to restrict the use of spaces on a temporary basis to accommodate special meetings, University-sponsored activities or construction. Advance notice will be provided if possible. The University reserves the right to close and/or restrict parking areas for maintenance or snow removal. It may be necessary to close the top level of the Garden Park Plaza for extended periods during inclement weather.

Damage to Your Vehicle

Webster University is not responsible for loss, theft or damage to any vehicle, or its contents, while parked on a University lot/garage.

Emergency Parking Situations

In the event of vehicular breakdowns, call The Department of Public Safety at 314-968-7430 and report the vehicle. Make sure to give the vehicle description, license plate number, lot location and time frame for repair/removal of the vehicle.

Removal, Impoundment and Vehicle Immobilization

The department of Public Safety is authorized to remove or impound motor vehicles from University property AT THE OWNERS' EXPENSE when the vehicle is in violation of the parking regulations and outlined violations for towable offenses.

The tow fee is subject to change depending on the availability of the vendor providing the towing service. Special equipment or circumstances may increase the charge. A “drop” fee is charged in situations where the tow truck is hooked-up to the vehicle, but still on Webster University property. A daily storage fee is charged if the vehicle is not reclaimed by the owner.

The Department of Public Safety is authorized to immobilize or place a "boot" on any vehicle found on University property wherein the individual has four (4) or more unpaid parking tickets. Removal of a "boot" will only occur after the individual has appeared in the office of the Department of Public Safety during business hours.