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Parking Regulations

Parking Information

Parking on St. John’s College lots is by permit only. Parking on campus is very limited, as it is in the City of Annapolis. Undergraduate students are strongly urged not to bring cars unless it is truly necessary.

Freshman and Sophomores are not permitted to have vehicles on campus.

There is only one type of permit available for students. Permits do not guarantee the availability of parking spaces. Parking regulations may be changed at any time.

Staff and Faculty Parking

Faculty and staff may park in any lot, but may not park in restricted spaces (reserved or handicapped) without special permit.

The Campbell lot, Chase-Stone lot, and Mellon lot are restricted to faculty and staff only between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Students may not park in these lots during those times. Vehicles without the proper permits parked in these lots between those times are subject to being towed at the owner’s expense without warning.

Occasionally, students may be given permission to park temporarily in those lots for specific reasons such as loading or unloading a car, provided they check with the Office of Public Safety in advance.

Student parking is permitted in the Mellon Lot between 6 p.m. and midnight on seminar nights only.

Ticketing and Towing

Public Safety officers ticket and tow unauthorized and illegally parked cars on a regular basis and without warning. The towing company may add a storage charge to the towing charge if the car is not picked up the same day it is towed. You should always assume that your car will be towed if it is parked illegally.

Parking Registration and Permits

All motor vehicles must be registered with the Office of Public Safety and parked in designated areas.

Parking permits may be purchased from the Office of Public Safety. To obtain a permit, you must present a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration, and verification of insurance. Permits may be purchased only for a car registered in the name of the student purchasing the permit, or in the name of a family member.

Permits should be affixed to the rear bumper or rear window on the driver’s side of the vehicle.

Permit fees are non-refundable.

Parking Permit Fees
Permit Type Price
Resident Students - per year $150
Second Semester $75
Graduate Students - per semester $75
Summer Parking $60

Additional Regulations

Motor vehicles (cars, motorcycles, mopeds, scooters) are not allowed in any college building. Additionally, a fine will be levied upon the owners of the vehicles driven across any part of the campus. Drivers will be responsible for damage incurred.

All Students (undergraduate and graduate) may park in the gym lot or the gravel overflow lot.

Towable Offenses

Vehicles parked in fire lanes or roadways will be towed at the owner’s expense. Vehicles parked in handicapped spaces that do not display a handicapped parking permit will also be towed.

Parking Fines

Fines not paid before the end of the semester will result in loss of parking privileges.

Fine Amounts

  • Vehicles parked in improper lot: $30
  • Vehicle parked on the fire lane, grass, or sidewalk: $30
  • Vehicle parked blocking a loading dock (may also be towed): $30


Students who have guests on campus are responsible for properly registering the guest and obtaining a temporary parking permit for them from the Office of Public Safety. Likewise, students are responsible for making sure the guests know which lots they may park in (gym lot and gravel lot).

Violators parked in reserved or handicapped spaces will be towed at the owner’s expense.