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).
DISABILITY PARKING PERMITS
Student Disability 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 and Staff Disability 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.