General Regulations


Summary of Vehicle and Parking Regulations

Parking Services at the University of Delaware is designed to provide students, faculty, staff, and visitors with adequate, accessible, and well maintained parking facilities. The University of Delaware is not liable for damage or theft to any vehicle or personal property on campus.

Parking regulations help to ensure that there is an orderly system in place for all who use vehicles when coming to campus. The regulations also ensure that emergency vehicles and equipment have immediate access to all campus locations. Voluntary compliance is encouraged; however, individuals who disregard the University’s parking regulations will receive appropriate sanctions.

University parking regulations apply to the registrant of a permit and the operator of a vehicle on the University campus. The person to whom the permit or vehicle is registered is responsible for any parking violation(s) whether he or she is operating the vehicle or the vehicle is being used by another person.

Parking, for the purposes of these regulations, is defined as leaving a vehicle without a driver in attendance regardless of the time period involved. All vehicle and parking regulations are enforced 24 hours a day. The University reserves the right to change any campus motor vehicle/parking regulation.

The University reserves the right to limit space in campus parking lots as needed.   Permit holders will be directed to alternative parking areas. In non-emergency situations, the University will provide notice via electronic means.

Driver’s Responsibilities

Registration – Faculty, staff, students, and visitors must register with Parking Services when parking on University property, excluding hourly parking and metered spaces. Permits may have multiple vehicles registered to them, only one vehicle may utilize that permit at a time on campus. 
Finding Authorized Space – Registration of a vehicle in no way guarantees that a parking space convenient for the individual will be provided. The responsibility for finding a legal space rests with the motor vehicle operator. Lack of parking space, mechanical problems, inclement weather or other problems do not justify parking violations.
Permit Ownership – A parking permit signifies an individual has been granted the privilege of parking on University property. Ownership of the permit remains with the University of Delaware. Use of the parking permit is not transferable from the registered user.  Each registered user may have one active vehicle permit at a time unless otherwise authorized.
The individual to whom a permit is registered is responsible for notifying the Parking Services Office within five days of any change in status, i.e., a commuter student moving on campus, resignation of a staff member who is then admitted as a University student, etc. If the change affects the eligibility of an individual to secure a parking permit, the Parking Services Office will determine the required modification and fee (if any).
License Plate of the Vehicle – Vehicles must be parked on campus in such a way that the license plate is visible and faces the drive lane.
Permit Display –Most permits are virtual, using the license as the parking credential. Under special circumstances, parking passes/permits will be issued. These parking passes/permits must be displayed according to the parking regulations or special instructions provided by Parking Services. These passes/permits are not considered valid unless displayed correctly on the vehicle.
Lost/Stolen Permit – If your permit is lost or stolen, you must come in to Parking Services and file a lost/stolen report. A replacement permit will then be issued; there is a fee for replacement permits.
Permit Returns – Student withdrawing from UD or faculty and staff terminating employment should cancel or return their permits and consult with Parking Services to determine eligibility for refunds.
Refunds – Parking permit refunds are prorated based on the date of notification received by Parking Services. Calculations are based on the remaining value of the permit and are reduced by the cost of a day up to the cost of a month.

General Regulations

Campus Speed Limit- Unless otherwise posted, the campus-wide speed limit is 15 miles per hour.
Safety – All vehicles must be operated in a safe manner, and vehicle operators must obey all traffic control devices on campus. Vehicles parked against the flow of traffic may be cited for unsafe operation of a motor vehicle.
Pedestrians – Pedestrians will be given the right of way at all crosswalks.
Lot Restrictions- University parking lots are restricted, a permit is required at all times, and permitted vehicles are expected to follow the individual lot restrictions during the hours posted at the lot entrances.
Parking Spaces – Campus spaces are designated by white or yellow lines, and vehicles must be parked within the lines. Parking in driveways or access ways is prohibited. A driveway is defined as any area of roadway, including the area within a parking lot which is not specifically marked for parking, loading, or as a fire lane. An access way is any area, path or walkway which permits entry to or exit from a building.
Electric Vehicle Spaces – Electric vehicle parking spaces on campus require a UD parking permit or hourly payment for the lot the space is located in.   These spaces are limited to 4-hours and must be actively charging, or a parking ticket will be issued.  
Traffic Control – Any campus area that is closed by barricade or other traffic control device cannot be entered by any vehicle except as authorized by Parking Services or University Police.
Fire Lanes – All state laws governing movement, operation, and parking of vehicles shall apply on University property. Parking in fire lanes is a violation of a Newark ordinance as well as University regulations. Vehicles may be towed at the owner’s expense. A licensed driver must be with the vehicle at all times. Use of flashers does not constitute legal parking.
Overnight Parking – Overnight on-campus storage of automobiles, trucks, trailers or other vehicles is prohibited unless authorized by the Parking Services. Vehicles bearing a valid resident student or commuting student overnight permit are exempt from this prohibition.
Reserved Spaces – Unauthorized vehicles parked in reserved spaces will be cited and may be towed at the owner’s expense.
Disabled Vehicles – Parking Services or the University Police must be notified about all inoperable vehicles. The person operating the vehicle must remain with it until the officer arrives to determine if there is a hazard. Vehicles must be moved within 24 hours or will be towed at the operator’s expense.
Towing – The University reserves the right to immobilize (boot) or to remove and impound abandoned vehicles or vehicles in violation of University parking regulations.
Appeals – An appeal of parking violation penalties must be filed with the Parking Services Office within fifteen (15) calendar days of the issuance of the Notice of Violation.
Vehicle Maintenance – Maintenance to any vehicle in a campus parking lot is prohibited. This includes mechanical and cosmetic work. Maintenance would include but is not limited to car washing, waxing, oil changes, body or motor repairs.


Jump Starts –Free jump start service is available by calling Parking Services on Zoom at 302 831 1184 during business hours or University Police at 831-2222 after 4:30PM. Give your lot number and car description; then lift your car’s hood for easy identification.

Lockout Service –Parking Services and University Police will provide assistance in cases of vehicle lockouts by opening the vehicle or facilitating contact with a locksmith if necessary.

Tire Inflation – Our staff will use a portable air compressor to inflate a low or flat tire for the purpose of moving the vehicle to a repair location.

Emergency Fuel Assistance – We will transport you to a local gas station and provide a container for fuel. Customers must purchase the fuel.

Summer/Winter Session Bicycle Storage – We will store your bicycle under cover from commencement to move-in if you are unable to take it with you for the summer or during the winter break (late December through early February). Please contact our office for the current pricing schedule.

Pay to Park

Departments and registered student organizations can purchase prepaid validation codes via journal voucher or by contacting Parking Services.

Up to 15 minutes – No Charge (Use 15-minute spaces)

Over 15 minutes- $0.75 per 15 minutes

Up to 1 hour $3.00
Up to 2 hours $5.00
Up to 2 1/2 hours $7.00
Up to 3 1/2 hours $9.00
Over 3 1/2 to 24 hours $12.00

Up to 48 hours $24.00
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday daily max. of $12.00
Failure to Pay Kiosk Citation = $37.00 per day

Roselle Center for the Arts Garage | Amstel Avenue | Open 24 hours/7 days a week

Self-service Pay-by-Plate kiosks are located on 1st floor elevator lobbies, next to the 1st floor exit lane onto Amstel Avenue, and on the 1st by the north-west stairwell by South Main Street. Payment must be paid upon arrival. Failure to pay the kiosk or passport app will result in a citation being issued.

Perkins Student Center Parking Garage | Academy Street | Open 24 hours/7 days a week

Self-service Pay-by-Plate kiosks are located in 1st floor elevator lobby and at the 1st and floor stairwells. Payment must be paid upon arrival. Failure to pay the kiosk or passport app will result in a citation being issued.

Trabant University Center Garage | Main Street | Open 24 hours/7 days a week

Self-service Pay-by-Plate kiosks are located on 1st floor elevator lobby, on 1st floor by all stairwells, and on the 1st floor by the double exit. Payment must be paid upon arrival. Failure to pay the kiosk or passport app will result in a citation being issued.

Visitor’s Center Lot | S. College Avenue | Open 24 hours/7 days a week

Self-service Pay-by-Plate kiosks are located by the campus map at the lot entrance and next to the Visitors Center at the south end of the lot. Payment must be paid upon arrival. Failure to pay the kiosk or passport app will result in a citation being issued.

Passport Individual Spaces

Individual Passport spaces are designed to provide convenient short-term parking.  Individuals with University registered vehicles must pay to park in these spaces.  Passport parking requires activation at all times.  Vehicles parked in Passport spaces can be cited for violations at two hour intervals once the time has expired. Vehicles that display an authorized Handicapped Permit (from the State of Delaware or other state), or bear a handicapped license plate are exempt from passport activation. The vehicle, however, must be registered for a valid University parking permit for the lot in which the passport space is located, a valid resident student permit, or a valid visitor pass.

Pay-by-Plate Kiosks

Pay-by-plate kiosk are located at Lot 2A, 501 South College Avenue. Current hourly and daily rates are posted on the kiosk screen.

Hourly Parking via PassPort App

Map of PassPort App Locations

The PassPort app can be used to park by the hour in the following lots:

Zone 755 = Lot 1 501 Ice Arena Lot
Zone 756 = Lot 2 Townsend Hall Lot
Zone 486 = Lot 2A 501 South College Avenue
Zone 659 = Lot 3 General Services Building, S. Chapel St.
Zone 487 = Lot 4C Perkins Garage, 401 Academy St
Zone 488 = Lot 6 Laird Resident Lot, Christiana Drive
Zone 489 = Lot 7 Clayton Hall Lot, Hollowell Drive
Zone 1663 = Lot 14C CFA Garage
Zone 754 = Lot 17C Trabant Garage 19 West Main St 

Zone 757 = Lot 34 Library 
Zone 1665 = Lot 41 Visitors Center Lot
Zone 1661 = Lot 44 Pencader/Clayton Loading Dock
Zone 978 = Lot 51 & Lot 51S E.L.C / I.E.C 

Zone 16670 = Lot 52 University Courtyard 
Zone 660 = Lot 54 192 South Chapel St
Zone 1662 = Lot 86 West Main Street Lot
Zone 979 = Lot 88 Field House/Stadium

Zone 16671 = STAR campus Street Parking