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Rules and Regulations

Parking Information for Faculty, Employees, Students and Visitors

Parking Facilities
Carpooling/Vanpooling
Shuttle Service
Vehicle Registrations
Parking Areas and Use
Signs
Violations
Penalties 
Repeat Offenders
Enforcement - Fines
Appeals
Winter Parking
Disclaimer

 

Parking Facilities

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Carpooling/Vanpooling

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Shuttle Service

All buses serving the peripheral lots and town are free. The buses run Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Schedules are available at the P&TS Office, The Town of Hanover, bus drivers and online at Advance Transit.

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Vehicle Registrations

 

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Parking Areas and Use

All Campus parking lots (other than student designated parking areas) are reserved for Faculty and Staff, Monday through Friday 2:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Lots are restricted for use by signs at the entrance indicating the type of permit required.
  • Visitor spaces are clearly marked and are off limits to students, student guests, faculty and employees. Visitors must obtain a temporary permit or call 603-646-2204 to report their vehicle and location parked.
  • All  accessible and reserved spaces (including accessible access ways) are clearly marked and off limits to all except the vehicle(s) described on the sign.
  • Motorcycle areas are reserved for motorcycles only April 1 – November 1.
  • Student vehicles are not allowed to park on campus between 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Short-term parking (15 minute limit) to do College business and to load and unload vehicles will be allowed only when accompanied by the use of emergency flashers. This does not include fire lanes, entrances to buildings, lawns or blocking sidewalks and roadways.

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Signs

Official posted signs determine the use of all parking areas. Areas not marked are “no parking” areas.

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Violations

  • Unregistered Vehicles.
  • Parking in any unauthorized area (i.e. no permit, improper or incorrect permit, reserved or accessible parking spaces when inapplicable etc.)
  • Parking at anytime including nights and weekends on Tuck Drive, Tuck Circle, Buchanan, Whittemore Circle, River Cluster Dorms, Wheelock Cluster dorms, lawns, fire lanes, delivery entrances, special areas and any other area than designated parking areas.
  • Failure to display permit.
  • Failure to display permit/decals in one of two designated places on the vehicle.
  • Failure to display visitor or temporary permits.
  • Parking in areas reserved for carpool permit holders.
  • Securing or using parking permits through misrepresentation or fraud.
  • Student vehicle parking on campus between 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Temporary (15-minute limit) parking without the accompanying emergency flashers.
  • Parking overnight including weekends and holidays November 1 – April 1.
  • Parking in No parking zones.
  • Cars parked in motorcycle parking.
  • Motorcycles parked in car spaces.

Parking rules and regulations remain in effect regardless of class schedules or holidays (i.e. Winter Carnival, Green Key, Martin Luther King Day etc.)

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Penalties

Faculty and Employees:

  • Tier C registrants (purple decal holders-peripheral lots) fined $25 for parking in Tier B lots (Tan/Green lots), $50 for parking in Tier A lots (Green decal only lots).
  • Tier B registrants (Tan decal holders) fined $25 for parking in Tier A lots (Green decal only lots).
  • “In Tier” violations (parking fines in authorized lot) are: 1st offense-warning, 2nd offense-$10, 3rd offense and all subsequent -$20.
  • Unauthorized Accessible Parking parking and parking in a Fire Lane--$100.00
  • Non registered cars fined $50 when parking in any Tier
  • On the third offense for parking in a tier not authorized and non-registered cars are subject to towing and/or immobilization, $100 fine.

Tier A Faculty/Staff lots: Mass Lot, Mass Row, DDS Lot, Butterfield, Lodge, Gym, Berry, Davis Varsity, Dartmouth Row, Richardson, Observatory Lots, Fayerweather Hill, Tuck Lot, Cummings, Channing/Cox, Maynard, Gilman, RWS, McKenzie, Topliff/New Hampshire Lot.

Tier B Faculty/Staff lots: Medical School lots (F,G,H,J and Dewey) Moore Lot, Leverone, Ledyard, Webster Avenue.

Tier C Faculty/Staff lots: Thompson

Students:

  • Tier C- Off campus parking (fraternity/sorority/private house)
    -Free registration (Blue decals)
    -Unauthorized parking – fined $25 for parking in Tier B; fined $50 for parking in Tier A
  • Tier B – A-Lot, Ledyard, H, J and Dewey – Fee for registration
    Unauthorized Parking – Fined $25 for parking in Tier C – Fined $50 for parking in Tier A
    “In Tier” fines (parking fines in authorized lots) 1st offense – warning, 2nd offense $10, 3rd offense and all subsequent $20.
  • Unauthorized Handicap parking or parking in a Fire Lane $100.
  • Non-registration fine (no decals) $50.
  • Parking in Faculty and Staff Housing lots $50.
  • On third offense, Out of Tier or non-registered cars are subject to towing or immobilization, $100 fine.

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Repeat Offenders

It has been seen that many students have accrued sizable fines for multiple parking infractions without evidencing any improvement in their repeated incidence of improper parking habits. It is the changed behavior that enforcement seeks to instill in the individuals who are operating vehicles outside the bounds of the stated parking regulations. The following is a schedule of actions that will be taken for repeated violations of improper parking on campus:

The schedule below is effective for each academic year: 7/1 - 6/30

Number of ViolationsResulting Action
4 Vehicle is Towed or booted
5 Vehicle will be impounded for 2 days (cars towed on Friday Will be released on Monday)
6 Vehicle will be impounded for one week
7 Vehicle will be impounded for two weeks
8 Vehicle will be impounded for the remainder of the term and student will not be allowed to have a vehicle on campus for the next two terms enrolled. Action may be referred to the appropriate Class Dean for disciplinary review.

 

NOTE: For any further violation of the Parking Policy, the Parking Office reserves the right to deny student-parking privileges entirely.

The schedule is intended to defer students from repeatedly parking in unauthorized areas, depending on the nature of the violation the timing of the ticket the above sequence may not always be possible.

NOTHING STATED ABOVE ALTERS THE PUBLISHED PARKING FINE POLICY.

It is the responsibility of each student with a vehicle at Dartmouth to follow the Parking Code while in possession of a vehicle in Hanover.

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Enforcement – Fines

Faculty and employees: Fines may be paid in person or mailed to Parking and Transportation Services, at McKenzie Hall (Hinman Box 6111). If not paid within 30 days fines will be billed.

Students: Dash Administrative Accounts will be billed. Fines may be paid in person or mailed to Parking and Transportation Services, at McKenzie Hall. (Hinman Box 6111).

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Appeals

Faculty and Employees: Individuals who feel that a fine has been improperly imposed may submit a written appeal to Parking and Transportation Services at McKenzie Hall, (Hinman Box 6111) within fourteen (14) days of the violation.

Students: Undergraduate and Graduate students wishing to appeal must submit written appeals within fourteen (14) days from the date of the violation to be acted upon by the Parking Office. No appeal will be accepted after fourteen (14) days from the date of the violation. (NOTE: Certain violations may not be appealed).

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Winter Parking

Personal vehicles may not be left overnight in commuter Zone A, Zone B or Thompson Arena parking lots November 1st through April 1st, including weekends.

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Disclaimer

Dartmouth College assumes no liability for damage to vehicles while parked in lots. For example, thaws during the winter season can cause ice to fall from College building roofs. Please consider this hazard when parking.

THESE REGULATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO AMENDMENTS AS THE NEED ARISES. ALL PERSONS USING MOTOR VEHICLES ON DARTMOUTH COLLEGE CAMPUS IN AREAS EITHER POSTED OR NOT POSTED IS SUBJECT TO ALL TRAFFIC REGULATIONS AS DESCRIBED IN THE NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR VEHICLE LAW.

Contact Information

Parking and Transportation Services
McKenzie Hall, 6 Vox Lane
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755

Phone: 603-646-2204 or 603-646-2340
Fax: 603-646-1205
email: Parking.and.Transportation.Services@Dartmouth.edu

Last Updated: 5/31/13