Policy Name: Traffic and Parking Violations
Responsibility for Maintenance: Campus Safety and Security
Date of Most Recent Change: March 28, 2016
I. Policy Statement
This policy governs the handling of traffic and parking violations
on College property.
II. Reason for Policy
This policy is intended to prevent vehicular congestion on College
premises, promote the safety of the College community, and ensure that members
of the College community will be able to efficiently follow emergency
procedures when necessary.
III. Applicability of the Policy
All members of the College community should be familiar with this
IV. Related Documents
- New York State Vehicle & Traffic Law and accompanying
for vehicle registration (available at Campus Safety and Security and the
Lazercard office in the SRC Arena)
- Application for special parking permits (available at Campus
Safety and Security)
Title or Position
Traffic and parking rules; reporting violations
Campus Safety and Security
(315) 498- 2478
All students, faculty and staff, whether part-time or full-time,
must register their vehicles with Campus Safety and Security prior to parking
on College premises. Visitors must obtain passes from Campus Safety and
Vehicle and Parking Regulations
The College has promulgated the following rules in addition to any
applicable provisions of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law and any
local ordinances governing traffic and parking, all of which are incorporated
by reference into this policy:
1. All vehicles operated on College premises shall be operated in
a safe manner.
2. Persons wishing to park in handicapped-only parking zones must
display a handicapped parking permit issued by municipal or State authorities.
3. No vehicle, whether private or official, may park in fire
lanes, emergency lanes, or so as to block the movement of another vehicle or
access to a fire hydrant.
4. No vehicles, including bicycles, motorcycles, rollerblades,
roller skates, skateboards and scooters may be operated on pedestrian
walkways. All cars must be parked in the lots designated by their registration
and may not park in official or reserved spaces. Visitors must park in
specially-designated visitor areas.
5. Only cars with ‘R’ parking permits will be allowed to park in
the residence hall parking lots.
Violations and Appeals
1. Campus Safety and Security personnel will ticket vehicles that
violate any of the College’s vehicle and/or parking regulations. In addition,
such vehicles may be immobilized, towed and/or impounded without notice at the
2. Where necessary, Campus Safety and Security personnel will
contact outside authorities to assist in enforcement of the College’s vehicle
and parking regulations.
3. Parking violations include but are not limited to:
- Parking in Disabled Parking Spaces
- Parking in Handicapped Access Aisle
- Parking in Authorized Only Spaces
- Blocking Traffic
- Blocking a Fire Lane
- Parking in the Grass/Dirt
- Parking without OCC Permit
- Parking in No Parking Spaces
- Overnight Parking
- Parking on the Roadside
- Parking in a Traffic Lane
- Parking in Visitor Only Spaces
- Parking in the Wrong Lot
- Parking on the Sidewalk/Walkway
- Parking for Longer than the Time Limit
- Parking Over the Lines/Taking Two Spaces
- Parking with Expired Temporary Permit
- Parking with Expired Handicapped Permit
- Parking with Multiple Parking Permits
- Driving on the Grass/Sidewalks
- Parking in Faculty/Staff Parking Spaces
- Parking in Motorcycle Parking Spaces
- Parking with Illegible Handicapped Tag
- Parking with Damaged Handicapped Tag
- Parking in a Space that has been Reserved
- Parking without Resident Permit
4. The College reserves the right to revoke a parking permit where
the holder of the permit has engaged in repeated or serious violations of this
policy or applicable law.
5. An individual who receives a sanction as described in
paragraphs 3 and/or 4 above may appeal the sanction in writing. The appeal must
be submitted to Campus Safety and Security no later than ten days after the
date on which the sanction is assessed. The Campus Safety and Security office
may affirm or modify the sanction in its discretion.
6. Fines are payable at Student Accounts within two weeks.
Students with unsatisfied parking fine obligations may be subject to penalties
including but not limited to withholding of transcripts or grades, denial of
registration, and exclusion from graduation ceremonies.
7. The College reserves the right to refer violations of the New
York State Vehicle and Traffic Law to the New York State Department of Motor
Vehicles or other regulatory authorities of competent jurisdiction to the
extent provided by law.
Approved by OCC Board of Trustees April 3, 2006
Updated and approved by the President January 31, 2011
Updated and approved by the President April 16, 2012
Updated and approved by the President April 30, 2013
Updated and approved by the President March 28, 2016