Parking Policies

Parking Policies


When visiting Penn State Hazleton, permits for vehicles are not required. Please park in the areas designated for visitors.

If you have a special or unique parking need, please contact the Parking Office at 570-450-3040 or the University Police at 570-450-3333.

Students Registration Information

It is the policy of Penn State Hazleton that all vehicles operated or parked on campus by students must be registered with the Parking Office, located in the Maintenance Building.

Hours are: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., (closed from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.) unless otherwise posted.

Parking permits are free. It is recommended that students register all vehicles they drive.

Download the vehicle registration form (Microsoft Word)

Mail the completed form to:

Parking Office
Penn State Hazleton
76 University Drive
Hazleton PA 18202-8025

Students living on campus will receive permits in their campus mailboxes when they move into their residence halls. Commuter students' parking permits will be mailed to their homes.

During Move-in Days, a representative from the parking office will be available at the High Acres Café  (campus dining hall) from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 21 and from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 23.

Additional Registration Information

  • Parking permits are the property of the University and are only valid on the vehicle for which they were issued. 
  • All motor vehicles operated or parked on campus by students must display a current parking permit in accordance with the instructions on the back of the permit. Motorcycles will display the parking permit on the rear fender. 
  • All motor vehicles registered with the University must carry insurance in accordance with state law. Cancellation or lapse of this insurance must be reported to the Parking Office and will automatically void the University parking permit. Proof of insurance must be presented at the time the vehicle is registered. 
  • Lost parking permits must be reported to the Parking Office without delay. Another permit will be issued.
  • Vehicles registered with the University must be owned by the registrant or a member of his/her immediate family. Proof of ownership and driver's license must be presented at the time the vehicle is registered.
  • The registrant is accountable for all violations issued against the vehicle, regardless of who was operating the vehicle at the time of violation.
  • The Parking Office must be notified of any changes in home or local addresses of students. In addition, students who move into campus residence halls from off-campus housing must re-register their vehicles and obtain new parking permits.
  • Student parking permits are not valid at University Park.
  • A vehicle owned by a University employee and operated by a husband, wife or child who is a student will be considered a student vehicle.


  • Specific parking areas have been developed for students. Students may park only in areas designated as "Student Parking."  
  • Posted spaces in all lots are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week, i.e. spaces with signs indicating "Faculty Parking", "Staff Parking", "Handicapped Parking". 
  • Residence Hall students (yellow permits) are restricted from parking on upper campus parking lots from 6:00 AM to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays.
  • Student visitors must park in student lots only. 


Prohibited areas and the fines associated with parking there include:

  • Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant - $25 
  • Handicapped areas (without state permit) - $25
  • Grass/lawn areas - $10
  • Loading docks - $10
  • Driveways - $10
  • Walkways - $10
  • Blocking free movement of other motor or emergency vehicles - $10
  • Any other place official signs have been posted prohibiting or restricting parking - $10
  • White or yellow lined areas - $10
  • Scenic overlook - $10
  • Staff/Visitor lot behind South Hall - $10

Medical Permits

Students with temporary or permanent handicaps may apply for a medical parking permit through Health Services, located in the Physical Education Building or by calling 570-450-3029.

The applicant must:

  1. Arrange for an evaluation with Health Services. 
  2. Complete the application and have it signed by a Health Services staff member.
  3. Submit the application to the Parking Office.
  4. Display the medical permit on the registered student vehicle.
  • Medical privileges are not valid until the medical permit is displayed on the student's registered vehicle.
  • Students with medical permits will be assigned to a location determined by the Parking Office and Health Services at the time the permit is issued.
  • Note: Medical Permits are not valid for posted handicapped parking spaces. Parking in handicapped spaces requires state-issued handicapped license plates or placard. Fines for parking in these spots range from $50 to $200, plus towing.

Enforcement at Penn State Hazleton

Tickets will be issued to violators of University Parking regulations. Each continuous twelve hours of violation counts as a separate offense. Tickets must be acknowledged within ten (10) days or the student's records will be placed on hold. A hold will stop a student's grades, transcripts and graduation at all University locations, and may also affect a student's ability to receive financial aid.

A parking ticket may be appealed by paying the fine within 96 hours at the Parking Office and then contacting the Office of Student Affairs. All appeals must be accompanied by a receipt from the parking office. 

A deposit box for parking tickets is located outside the Parking Office in the Maintenance Building. Please use the parking ticket deposit box or mail your check or money order in the envelope provided with the ticket. DO NOT SEND CASH. Your check or money order is your receipt unless you require one for filing an appeal.

A student receiving nine or more parking tickets in one semester will be declared a habitual offender. Habitual offenders, in addition to having a hold placed on their student records, will also have all parking privileges revoked for a period of 15 class weeks. The student will be required to turn over to the Parking Office all parking permits issued for all registered vehicles.

For more information, contact or visit:

University Police
West Hall Administration Office
Phone: 570-450-3333

Parking Office
Maintenance Building
Phone: 570-450-3040

Student Affairs
Charles T. Butler Teaching & Learning Resource Center
Phone: 570-450-3160