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Vehicle Regulations

Vehicle Regulations

View the complete Parking on Campus and Vehicle Regulations Manual (PDF)

Abandoned Vehicles

Vehicles left in an abandoned state will have a warning notice affixed to the driver’s side rear window. If after five days the vehicle is not claimed, it will be towed and stored at the owner’s expense. If for any other reason you must leave your vehicle on campus, please notify the Department of Public Safety at extension 3541.

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Accidents

If you are hit by another vehicle, or are in any way involved in an accident on University property, you should call the Department of Public Safety and the Chicago or Orland Park Police Departments. For insurance reasons, it is highly recommended that you do both.

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Appeals

Citations must be appealed in writing to the Campus Police and Public Safety Office within 14 days of issuance. If not appealed within 14 days, recipient forfeits all appeal rights. Citation Appeal forms can be obtained from the Public Safety office located in the Campus Service Center.

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Bicycles

Bicycles are not required to be registered. However, it is highly recommended that, for safety and theft reasons, you register your bicycle with the Chicago, Orland Park, Oak Lawn or Evergreen Park Police Departments.

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Driehaus Center Parking Restriction

General parking is not permitted at the Driehaus Center. All of the spaces are reserved exclusively for Gilhooley's Grande Saloon and Copy Cats customers. There is ample parking for students, staff and faculty located behind the Driehaus Center in Parking Lot 14.

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Fines and Payment

All fines should be paid in the Public Safety Office located in the Campus Service Center. After the 14-day appeal period, fines should be paid in the Bursar's Office located in the Warde Academic Center.

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Fire Lanes and Handicapped Parking Zones

Parking is not permitted at any time in fire lanes or designated handicapped parking zones. If unloading passengers and/or packages, a vehicle may utilize loading zone parking spaces with hazard lights flashing, provided the duration of the use does not exceed five minutes. Citations will be issued for any vehicle unlawfully parked in these areas not unloading passengers and/or packages.

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Grace Period

All permits must be affixed within seven days of the first day of classes for any given semester or session. All citations for no permit or any expired permit will stand after that time.

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Guest Parking

Guests remaining overnight must register their vehicle with the resident hall Public Safety desk officers after their stay has been approved by an RA. All unauthorized vehicles left on campus after 2 a.m. are subject to being cited and towed at the owner's expense. Vehicles are prohibited from parking overnight in the Bookstore Parking Lot 2.  Guest vehicles are permitted to park in Lot 7, which is located east of Morris Hall.

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Handicapped Parking

Handicapped parking is only available for use by individuals holding a valid temporary permit or special license plate issued by the Secretary of State, Department of Driver Services. Applications and information sheets are available in the Department of Public Safety. The Department can also issue a two-week temporary permit solely for on-campus use.

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Late Fees

After 14 days, unpaid citation fines will automatically be charged a $5 late fee. Where applicable, student or employee accounts will be charged the original fine and late fee.

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New License Plate or Vehicle

It is the responsibility of the vehicle owner to report any changes in license number subsequent to the original registration. The term "vehicle owner" refers to the person registering the vehicle with the Department of Public Safety.

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On-Street Parking

There is no authorized University parking on 103rd Street, Central Park Avenue, S. Lawndale Avenue, S. St. Louis Avenue, S. Spaulding Avenue, neighboring side streets, or adjacent schools, churches or businesses. The Chicago and Evergreen Park Police Departments patrol these areas. Vehicles parked illegally on the streets or private property around the University may be ticketed and towed.  Under Illinois law, University Police are authorized to regulate and control traffic on the public way adjacent to University property.

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Parking for Non-Student Groups

Members of all groups using Saint Xavier University facilities are required to abide by all University regulations. They must acquire temporary permits through their group’s leader. A 24-hour notice is required to request temporary parking permits for any group exceeding 40 participants. All requests will be based on parking availability and the needs of other groups using the campus.

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Purchasing Permits for Non-University Affiliated Third Party Use or Resale of Permits

Students, faculty and staff are strictly prohibited from purchasing and providing a University parking permit to any non-University affiliated third party, whose intent it is to park their vehicle on University grounds in order to attend work or school in the surrounding community. Violations of this regulation will result in a fine for Fraudulent Permit Use, seizure of the fraudulent permit and towing on the second offense. Permits are for the sole use of the person issued the permit. Any attempt to transfer, loan or resell the permit will result in revocation of the permit.

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Refunds

Individuals who purchase a parking permit and find that it is not needed are eligible for a refund within the first ten school days of the current semester. To apply for a refund, bring the permit to the Public Safety office located in the Campus Service Center. No refunds will be authorized after the second week of the beginning of the fall or spring semesters. All full-year permits purchased in the fall are ineligible for a refund within the first two weeks of the spring semester.

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Registration

All vehicles must be registered with the Department of Public Safety. The term "vehicle" refers to any form of motorized transportation (i.e., cars, motorcycles, mopeds, scooters and all electric forms of transportation).

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Resident Student Parking

Only resident students who have been issued an overnight residential parking permit may park a vehicle on campus overnight. These vehicles are assigned to specific parking lots. Any vehicle registered to a resident student that is parked outside of its assigned area is subject to being fined and towed.

Resident students who have a vehicle assigned to Parking Lot 14 are permitted to park their vehicles on the Chicago campus during University recognized holidays and each weekend, beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, until 11 p.m. on Sunday. Lot 14 permit holders are only authorized to park in Lot 7 and must relocate their vehicle back to Lot 14 by 11 p.m. on Sunday.

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Responsibility for Fines

The person who has registered a vehicle with the Department of Public Safety is responsible for all traffic and parking citations and fines for that vehicle, regardless of who was using it (unless previously reported stolen). Resident students are responsible for all citations issued to their guests.

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Repairing of Vehicles on Campus

Performing any major repairs and oil changes are prohibited. Registered owners are permitted to make minor repairs such as fixing a flat tire, replacing a battery or light bulbs. Hazardous or dilapidated vehicles are prohibited and may be cited and towed.

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Temporary Parking Permits

Any individual needing a permit for a short time may apply for one at the Public Safety Office. There is no charge. These permits are only valid when dated and signed by an authorized public safety officer.

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Theft and Damage

Saint Xavier University cannot, and will not, assume responsibility for theft and/or damage to vehicles or their contents while on campus. Vehicles should be locked at all times and valuables stored out of plain view.

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Towing

A violation of any of the following regulations is just cause to have a vehicle towed:

Should a vehicle be towed off campus, there is a $150.00 towing fee and $35.00 per day storage charge. Payment is to be made to the towing firm only and is the responsibility of the owner.

The University utilizes a licensed police tow company:

Walsh Auto and Truck Repair
5600 W. 111th Street
Chicago Ridge, IL
708-422-1088

Regular business hours are as follows:
Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.

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Unpaid Citations

Unpaid citations will be forwarded monthly to the Bursar's Office and charged to the vehicle owner's account.

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Visitor Parking

Spaces designated for "visitors" are located in Lot 9, adjacent to Warde Academic Center. Parking in these spaces by registered students, faculty or staff is not permitted for any reason, and vehicles found in violation may be cited and towed.

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