Parking and Traffic Regulations

Parking Rules & Permits

TRAFFIC AND PARKING RULES

1.   The motor vehicle laws of the State of Tennessee are in effect on Tennessee State campus.  Parked vehicles that do not
      display a license plate will be ticketed and/or towed at the owner's expense.

2.   Faculty, staff, contractual employees, students and visitors are expected to know and comply with the State motor vehicle
      laws, traffic ordinances of Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, and Tennessee State University
      traffic and parking regulations.

3.   The maximum speed limit on all campus drives, roads, streets, and parking lots is 15 mph unless otherwise posted.

4.   Driving motor vehicles on campus walkways and lawns is prohibited except when special permission has been granted by
      Facilities Management or in emergency situations.

5.   Pedestrians shall be given the right-a-way at all crosswalks or when in compliance with existing traffic controls.

6.   Moving or driving around an authorized barricade is prohibited.

7.   Operators of motor vehicles shall comply with all traffic signs in parking lots and on roads at the University.

8.   Students, faculty, contractual employees and students who own and/or operate a motor vehicle on campus must register
      their vehicle and obtain a parking permit. Payments for permits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

9.   Parking lots are deemed general parking for faculty, staff and students.  However, unauthorized parking in spaces marked
      "Handicap Parking", "Reserved" or spaces designated for clinics is subjected to be ticketed.

10. Designated spaces are provided for State-certified disabled persons whose automobiles display the authorized placards or
     license plates. However, students and employees must register their vehicles and obtain an official University-issued
     parking permit (hangtag).

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO PICK UP MY PARKING PERMIT?

STUDENTS

  • Register your vehicle online
  • Students must make sure they are registered for their classes, all holds removed and fees paid.  (The cost of one student parking permit is included in the General Access Fee of the student tuition.) 
  • Valid driver's license
  • University ID card
  • Vehicle registration/renewal form
  • Current proof of insurance


FACULTY/STAFF

  • Register your vehicle online
  • Pay the appropriate parking permit fee (online or at the Cashier's office)
  • Valid driver's license
  • University ID card
  • Vehicle registration/renewal form
  • Current proof of insurance
  • Copy of paid receipt


STUDENT DISABLED PERMITS

Student applying for disabled parking permit must first register with the Office of Disabled Services which is located in Kean Hall.  Student must have a copy of their disabled placard, driver's license, disabled placard registration form and vehicle registration form to pick up a University-issued disabled parking permit. 

Note:  Both the permits must be properly displayed on the front rearview mirror of your vehicle when parked on campus.

FACULTY/STAFF DISABLED PERMITS

Faculty and staff applying for disabled parking permit must bring their disabled placard, state-issued disabled placard registration form and vehicle registration form to pick up a University-issued disabled parking permit.   

Note:  Both permits must be properly displayed on the front rear-view mirror of your vehicle when parked on campus.

NOTE:  Parking in a disabled parking space without the proper permits is a $200.00 fine.


LOST OR STOLEN PERMITS

Permits (hangtags) that are lost, stolen, or destroyed can be replaced by paying a $2.00 replacement fee and following the instructions below:

  • File a police report with Campus Police department detailing the circumstances surrounding the loss.
  • Obtain a copy of the report when it becomes available.
  • Pay $2.00 replacement fee at the Bursar's office.
  • Bring your University ID card, driver's license, vehicle registration, insurance information, cashier's receipt, and a copy of the police report to Parking Services office.   





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






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