Parking FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I start ordering my permit for the 2024-2025 school year?

Permits ordering will start on July 15th, 2025 for all permit types. Please note that there are major changes to both pricing and parking lot locations for both Residents and Commuter students and all students are advised to read over the Parking Rules and Regulations to minimize confusion going into the Fall semester.

Can I bring my car and park on campus if I'm going to be a Resident student in the Fall? 

Only if you have a valid FSU Resident student decal on your vehicle. 

How do I obtain a parking decal for Fall 2024 - Spring 2025?

Starting July 15th, 2024 Please go to: https://portal.permitsales.net/driverportal/framingham to order your permit. Please note you will need your Banner ID, Driver’s License, and Vehicle Information to order your permit. 

When you go to order a permit if you are a new user you will need to click login, then select Register New Account. You will enter your Banner ID number where it asks for your Id number. This is a 9 digit number that can be found on the front of your FSU ID. You will not be able to log in until after you have verified your email account by clicking on a link sent to your email address. This email can take up to an hour to arrive in your inbox, but typically arrives much faster. If you are unable to register your account please email parking [at] framingham.edu (parking[at]framingham[dot]edu) with your Banner ID number and what type of permit you should be able to order and they will assist you.

RESIDENTS STUDENTS:

Any resident student without a permit who wishes to obtain a resident student parking permit may apply starting July 15th, 2024. Please note that all parking permits are issued on a first-come-first-serve basis. Parking spaces and permits are limited due to set numbers of parking spaces available. You will need to pay for permits up front when ordering online.

Please be sure the permit description and lot assignment are correct before submitting your parking permit order. Please note that there will be changes to Resident parking this year. 

Freshmen Residents will only be allowed to park in the Union Lot. No other parking lots will be permitted to be used on campus.

Upperclassmen Resident students will be allowed to park in both Union Lot and Maynard Lot. No other parking lots will be permitted to be used on campus.

COMMUTER STUDENTS:

Any returning or new commuter student without a permit who wishes to obtain a commuter student parking permit may apply starting July 15th, 2024. All commuter students are guaranteed a parking permit.

Please be sure that the permit description and lot assignment are correct before submitting your parking permit order. Commuter student’s permit description will appear as “Commuter” and the lot assignment will appear as “Maple Lot & Salem End Lot.”

DGCE STUDENTS:

Any returning or new DGCE student without a permit who wishes to obtain a commuter student parking permit may apply starting July 15th, 2024. All DGCE students are guaranteed a parking permit.

Please be sure the permit description and lot assignment are correct before submitting your parking permit order. DGCE student’s permit description and lot assignment will appear as “DGCE Student.”

DGCE students are to park in Maple Lot, Salem End Lot, or the Athletic Lots during the day. Starting at 5:00pm DGCE students may also park in the O’Connor Lot and Normal Hill Lot.

ALL STUDENTS, FACULTY/STAFF, CONTRACTORS:

To sign up for a parking permit use this link:

https://portal.permitsales.net/driverportal/framingham

You must provide all information requested to complete the application. Please be sure all information entered is accurate and correct before submitting. You will need to know your Banner/student ID number, vehicle make, vehicle model, vehicle type, license plate number, and driver's license number.

PERMIT PRICES FOR RESIDENT AND COMMUTER PASSES:

When ordering a permit, you will have two options, either a single semester permit or full year permit. 

A full year permit is good from September 1st, 2024 through August 31st 2025. Single semester permits are good for the semester that you purchase them for; the Fall Semester will be valid September 1st, 2024 through December 31st, 2024. The Spring Semester will be valid January 1st, 2025 through August 31st, 2025. 

  • Please note that the Spring semester permits will only be available for purchase towards the end of the Fall semester and cannot be ordered far in advance.

 Resident Permits will cost $200 for the Full Year or $100 for a Single Semester.

Commuter Permits will cost $100 for the Full Year or $50 for a Single Semester. 

Resident Student Permit Refund

 

July 4, 2024 - September 12, 2024

$200.00 Refund

September 13, 2024 - October 31, 2024

$175.00 Refund

November 1, 2024 - January 24, 2025

$120.00 Refund

January 25, 2025 – March 31, 2025

$75.00 Refund

April 1, 2025 - and after

No Refund

 

Commuter Student Permit Refund

 

July 4, 2024 - September 12, 2024

$100.00 Refund

September 13, 2024 - October 31, 2024

$75.00 Refund

November 1, 2024 - January 24, 2025

$50.00 Refund

January 25, 2025 – March 31, 2025

$25.00 Refund

April 1, 2025 - and after

No Refund


Please direct questions and concerns to parking [at] framingham.edu (parking[at]framingham[dot]edu) or call 508-626-4911.

Am I guaranteed a parking spot as a commuter student?

Answer:

  • There is sufficient parking provided to commuter students.

  • There are two commuter parking lots available on campus: Maple Road Lot and Salem End Parking Lot.

  • Students should plan on arriving at least a half hour to forty-five minutes prior to their class in order to find parking and give themselves enough time to get to class.

  • Please make yourself familiar with the location and procedure in order to utilize the Commuter Overflow Parking Area:

  • You may use either the Athletic Lots or The Bowditch Field Overflow Parking. The Bowditch Field Parking area provides an additional 125 parking spaces to commuter students when and if all other commuter lots are filled to capacity (usually only occurs within the first few weeks of each semester).

  • Bowditch Field is located on Walnut Street in Framingham, less than one-quarter mile from the FSU Union Avenue Resident Student Parking Lot.

  • If you utilize this area at Bowditch Field you must walk to the Union Avenue Parking Lot to catch the shuttle bus back to campus. DO NOT PARK IN THE UNION AVENUE PARKING LOT. YOUR VEHICLE WILL BE TICKETED AND/OR TOWED AT THE OWNER'S EXPENSE.

Where do I apply the parking hang-tag on my car?

  • On the driver's rear-view mirror as the permit is a hang-tag.

What if I applied for a permit but I have not gotten it in the mail yet?

  • When you order your permit online you are automatically emailed a 2 week pass you can print and put on your dashboard while you wait for your permit to arrive in the mail.

  • If you still do not have your hang-tag by the time your temporary pass expires bring your confirmation email, as well as your vehicle registration to University Police, located in the rear of the McCarthy Center. 

  • University Police will issue you a temporary parking pass for your dashboard if your printed pass has expired.

  • If you do not receive your permit in the mail within 4 weeks after ordering please fill out the Lost/Damaged Permit Replacement Form and order a new permit, as your permit may have been lost in the mail. 


What happens if I get a new car or my car is in the shop? What do I do about parking then?

  • If you have a new car you can transfer your hang-tag to the new vehicle, please update your vehicle information on your account at https://portal.permitsales.net/driverportal/framingham.

  • If your vehicle is going into the shop for repairs and you are going to be utilizing another vehicle for a short period of time, we still recommend putting the temporary vehicle's information on your account as mentioned above. If you forgot your hang-tag in your vehicle please go to University Police to obtain a temporary parking pass. 

  • You must have the registration information of the vehicle you will be utilizing while your car is being fixed in order to obtain a temporary pass.

What do I do if I need a new permit because I want to return my permit or Lost/damaged/obtained a new vehicle? 

Please go to University Police in order to fill out a form stating why you need a new permit or are returning your permit. After this paperwork is submitted you may go online and order a new permit; please be advised there is a $15 reorder fee for a new hang-tag. This fee can only be waived if you have a copy of a police report stating your vehicle was totaled. Once you have submitted your paperwork/ordered your new permit you can get a temporary parking pass for your vehicle for up to 2 weeks.

If you are unable to bring your permit to University Police in person then you may also go online and fill out the Lost/Damaged Permit Replacement Form found in the Parking Section of the University's Website. When filling out the Lost/Damaged Permit Replacement Form please explain what happened in the text field and select Yes if you will be going online to order a new permit, or No if you no longer need your permit. Your form will be processed and you will need to order a new permit online if reordering a permit. Please note that if you order a new permit replacement and your old hang-tag is found on another vehicle on campus you will be subject to the Parking Rules & Regulations and this may result in the loss of your parking rights. Please ensure that you are only ordering a new hang-tag if you truly have lost or damaged your current hang-tag. If you find your old hang-tag and have ordered a new hang-tag please return the hang-tag to University Police. 

Please note you will need to go online to https://portal.permitsales.net/driverportal/framingham to order a new permit. Submitting the Lost/Damaged Permit Form will not automatically order you a new one. 

Are students allowed to park on upper campus late at night? 

Answer:

  • Students are allowed to park their cars in their assigned lot only.

  • Commuter and Resident students cannot be parked on upper campus at any time.

  • Vehicles parked anywhere other than the lot they are assigned to be parked in, will be ticketed and/or towed at the owner's expense.

Are students allowed to park on upper campus on the weekends or during Holidays?

Answer:

  • In addition to their normal parking areas students can also park in Salem End Parking Lot ONLY from Friday Evening at 3:00pm until Sunday night at 11:00pm with any resident/commuter parking hang-tag. Students may always park in their designated lots unless otherwise notified by the University. Vehicles must be moved back to their designated parking lots after 11:00pm on Sunday.

  • Students are never allowed to park in faculty/staff parking lots. These lots include but are not limited to: Normal Hill, A-Zone, O'Connor Hall, Bement, the Welcome Center Lot, Adams Lot, and Linsley Lot.

  • Vehicles parked in violation of this policy, will be ticketed and/or towed at the owner's expense.

Faculty/Staff, Contractors, Part Time Faculty/Staff- Where to order a permit

Can Faculty/Staff, Contractors, Part Time Faculty/Staff have more than one permit?

  • Employees of the University may have more than one permit. 

Can Contractors, Part Time Faculty/Staff park on upper campus?

  • Starting at 4:30pm on weekdays Contractors, Part Time Faculty/Staff may park on the upper campus. The lots usable after 4:30pm include Normal Hill, Adams Road Lot, Linsley Lot, Bement Lot, and O'Connor Rear Lot. 

  • Prior to 4:30pm Contractors must park in Athletic Lot 1, 2 or 3.

  • Prior to 4:30pm Part Time Faculty/Staff must park in Salem End Lot or Athletic Lot 1 & 2.

CITATION PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS

PAY ONLINE HERE

PAY BY MAIL: **DO NOT MAIL CASH**

Payment must be made by Check or Money Order. Write your Ticket number and Plate number on the front of your Check or Money Order to ensure proper credit.

Pay and Mail to:

Framingham State University

Processing Center 

PO Box 2085

Tarrytown NY 10591-9085

PAY IN PERSON: At the office of the Parking Clerk, located across from Pierce Hall mailroom, Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm. No cash/Only Certified Check or Money Order, made payable to Framingham State University. Important: If ticket has been reported to the RMV, payment must be made in full before the Registry release forms are available through the Parking Clerks Office. 

**Note - these fields are mandatory, if you do not know what value to put in these fields please contact the Parking Clerk's Office (508-626-4526 or parkingclerk [at] framingham.edu (parkingclerk[at]framingham[dot]edu)) for instructions before continuing.  

How Much are your Citations?

Citation Amounts effective July 31, 2023 are:

Fire Lane Violation: $100

Handicap Violation: $150

Restricted/Prohibited Area: $40

Snow Removal/Snow Ban: $50

15 Minute Space Violation: $35

Obstructing Walkway/Access Ramp: $75

Any citation type not listed will start at $40 and can increase from there. Fines are subject to change.

What happens if I do not pay my parking tickets?

Answer:

The state and town tickets issued by our police department are both very real. Failure to pay ticket fees will result in accrual of late fees on the original amount owed, as well as the ticket(s) being turned over to the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

The registry will not allow a person to renew their license or vehicle registration once this occurs.

Appeal Instructions

All appeals must be submitted in writing on the required form or online within 21 days of the ticket's issue date Submit your reason for appeal along with supporting documentation. All decisions of the Hearing Officer are final.

Appeal Online: https://fsu.rmcpay.com/

Appeal In Person: Complete the required form available in the Parking Clerks Office or Campus Police Office.

Appeal by Mail: Mail your appeal form along with supporting documentation to:

Framingham State University

Processing Center

PO Box 2085

Tarrytown, NY 10591-9085

**Note - these fields are mandatory, if you do not know what value to put in these fields please contact the Parking Clerks Office (508-626-4526 or parkingclerk [at] framingham.edu (parkingclerk[at]framingham[dot]edu)) for instructions before continuing. 

How can I obtain medical parking?

Answer:

  • Written proof from a physician showing the need for special medical parking must be provided to the FSU Health Services Department.

  • Health Services will decide whether or not your situation fits the appropriate criteria for medical parking.

  • Medical parking does not allow you to park in handicapped parking spaces.

  • Medical parking is located in Maple Commuter Lot, where the shuttle bus picks up and drops off.

When is the University Police Department open for business?

Answer:

  • We are a fully operational police department that is here to protect and serve you 24 hours a day/seven days a week/all year.

  • PLEASE REMEMBER TO REPORT ALL SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY TO THE UNIVERSITY POLICE IMMEDIATELY at 508-626-4911 or ext. 4911 from an on-campus phone.

Contact Information

Framingham State University ID Office
McCarthy Center (Access off Church Street)
100 State Street
P.O. Box 9101
Framingham, MA 01701-9101

Phone: 508-626-4944
Fax: 508-626-4899
TTY: 508-626-4008

Contact Information

Framingham State University ID Office
McCarthy Center (Access off Church Street)
100 State Street
P.O. Box 9101
Framingham, MA 01701-9101

Phone: 508-626-4911
Fax: 508-626-4899
TTY: 508-626-4008

Email: FSUpolice [at] framingham.edu (FSUpolice[at]framingham[dot]edu)