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Vehicle Registration is now Open!

Palm Beach Atlantic's Vehicle Registration is now open for the 2019-20 academic year

 

As vehicle registration is required for each new school year for those planning to park on-campus, complete the registration online here.

You will need to have information from your driver’s license, vehicle registration and insurance.

Welcome to PBA

The Department of Campus Safety and Security would like to welcome you to PBA. To assist you in finding parking on the campus, parking is available in clearly posted designated parking lots. It is your responsibility to be aware of the authorized parking in each lot. Please park in designated spaces; be aware of the designated parking areas and those spaces that are reserved. Failure to do so will result in citations being imposed. Campus Safety officers strictly enforce all parking rules and regulations on PBA owned property, and they have enforcement agreements with neighboring entities.

It is important that drivers are aware that all vehicles (including motorcycles, scooters, and bikes) must be registered and display a valid parking decal. Decals should be placed on the left (driver’s side) rear window or bumper to avoid a parking citations. Decals should be displayed as soon as possible to minimize risk of citation.

Parking decals are not transferable, so if you sell or bring a different vehicle to campus, you will need to change your parking registration to reflect the change. The individual who registered the vehicle is responsible for any violations committed by anyone operating the vehicle. There are various permits that can be issued. Please make certain that you are selecting the correct permit type for your vehicle. Visitor and temporary passes are available. 

Please note: PBA does not enforce parking regulations on any city roadways. City of West Palm Beach has jurisdiction of all street parking and frequents the campus for parking enforcement. Any questions or concerns to city parking citations should be directed to West Palm Beach City Hall.

If you have any parking related questions you can call (561) 803-2500 or email parking@pba.edu.

Parking Rules and Regulations

Information pulled from the Palm Beach Atlantic University Parking Policy, enacted June 2016.

 

§3.02 Parking permits, replacement permits, temporary permits, electronic remote gate openers remain the property of PBA and may not be given, sold, or traded to another person or placed on a vehicle other than the one the permit is registered to. 

 

§3.05 Proper Display of Permit:

     a. University parking permits must be affixed on the exterior lower corner of the driver’s side rear windshield.

          i. Convertibles or vehicles with no rear windshield shall display the permit to the left of or below the license plate.

          ii. Permits should not be affixed on the front windshield.

     b. Fern Street Theatre permits must be affixed next to the issued university parking permit.

     c. Athletics permits must be affixed to the rearview mirror hanging outward.

 

§4.01 Permit Requirement: Vehicles must be parked in marked spaces. Vehicles must properly display a current permit for the appropriate area in which the vehicle is parked. Operators must follow the directions given by an officer or agent of PBA or signage at each entrance to the parking lot.

 

§4.02 Reserved Parking Spaces: Certain parking spaces within parking lots are reserved for specific vehicles/persons. Those spaces are marked with white signage stating “Reserved”, “Reserved For”, “Visitor Parking”, “Service Vehicle Only”, “Contractor Parking” or a curb painted yellow and marked “Reserved” or a curb marked “Reserved.” Reserved spaces are only reserved Monday through Friday 6:00am to 5:00pm.

 

§4.03 Reserved Parking Lots: Certain parking lots on campus are reserved for specific vehicles or persons. Signage at the entrances to those lots identify that those lots are reserved for specific individuals. These spaces are reserved 24 hours, seven days a week, including breaks and holidays. Unauthorized vehicles parked in these lots will be cited. The following are the Reserved Parking Lots:

  • Sachs Hall Parking Lot
  • Rinker Parking Lot
  • Athletics Parking Lot
  • Admissions Parking Lot

 

§4.04 Lots/Areas Reserved for Events: All vehicles must be removed from lots/areas when designated as reserved for special events before the posted time. Vehicles in violation will be cited and could be towed at the owner’s expense.

 

§4.05 Encroachment: No vehicle shall be parked in a manner that causes it to occupy any portion of two or more parking spaces simultaneously.

 

§4.06 No Parking Area and Improper Uses of Parking Spaces:

          a. No parking will be permitted on sidewalks, walkways, landscapes, and travel lanes or over pedestrian crosswalks.

          b. Blocking dumpsters and unauthorized parking at loading docks and service spaces is not permitted.

          c. Parking in a fire lane, fire access area, or obstructing fire and rescue access is not permitted.

          d. Parking spaces on campus may not be used to post the sale of a vehicle, wash vehicles, or store vehicles unless authorized by the Department of Campus Safety.

          e. Vehicles may only use one parking space at a time. No trailers may be attached to a vehicle while it is parked on campus.

          f. Storage units, trailers, campers, jet skis, or boats may not be placed in parking spaces without the prior consent of the Department of Campus Safety.

          g. No space may be blocked, reserved, or closed to access without the consent of the Department of Campus Safety.

          h. Access to the Dixie Parking Garage may be made only by the use of a swipe of the ID card activated for the individual with access. Any vehicle entering the Dixie Parking Garage by any other means is considered unauthorized, and may be cited, booted or towed.

 

§4.07 Prohibited Use of Parking Lot/Facility without Prior Authorization from Department of Campus Safety:

          a. Using campus parking facilities for any purpose other than for what they are intended, for mass distribution or posting of information in the form of flyers, or anything else put on vehicles parked on campus.

          b. Advertising any article, commodity, service or event.

           c. Selling or offering for sale any article, commodity, or service except by those persons, firms or corporations who are official selling agencies of the University.

           d. Overnight or extended parking of campers, vans, buses, ext., utilized as living and sleeping quarters within campus boundaries, is not permitted unless approved by the Department of Campus Safety and Security and Student Development.

 

§4.08 Abandoned Vehicles: Any vehicle that has been parked illegally for more than seven calendar days or which is legally parked but determined to be abandoned may be removed at the owner’s expense.

 

§4.09 Inoperable/disabled vehicles must be reported immediately to the Department of Campus Safety and Security and removed within 48 hours of the notification.

          a. Inoperable/disabled vehicles left standing in driveways, driving lanes, tow-lanes, blocking vehicles, or other no parking areas are subject to be towed and fined.

 

§4.12 Suspension of Parking Privileges:

          a. Individuals may have their parking privileges suspended for repeated acts of parking violations.

               i. Individuals may appeal this decision through the appeal process outlined in the Navigator.

Modes of Transportation/Vehicles

Motorcycles

§2.01 Motorcycles are required to display state license plates and must also display a parking permit to park on campus. PBA employees, students, vendors, contractors, or other entities with offices on the campus, or other leased or owned properties are eligible to request a parking permit.

 

Bicycle/Moped/Scooters

§2.02 Bicycles/Mopeds/Scooters are considered vehicles, and every rider of a bicycle/moped/scooter on the PBA campus will be subject to the provisions of this policy with the modifications issued in this section. All bicycles/mopeds/scooters that are operated, parked, or stored on the campus by an employee or student shall be registered and display a permit.

Bicycle: Bicycles must be secured using a U-bolt type lock, secured to the frame and to a bike rack, or designated areas. Bicycles secured to trees, shrubs, plants, signs, poles, fire hydrants, etc. are subject to having locks cut and bikes secured at the owner’s expense. Any bicycle may be impounded if such bicycle appears to have been abandoned or creates a safety hazard.

Mopeds and Scooters: should be secured in designated parking spaces across campus or in the Dixie Parking Garage. Mopeds or Scooters parked on sidewalks, walk paths, adjacent to buildings, inside of buildings other than the Dixie Parking Garage shall be booted at the owner’s expense. 

§2.03 Operators of motorcycles, bicycles, mopeds and scooters must adhere to traffic control devices and rules of the road applicable to bicycles and motor vehicles under Florida Statutes.

 

Skate/Longboards/Rollerblades

§2.04 Skateboarding or rollerblading is prohibited in all buildings on PBA property. Skateboarding or rollerblading is permitted solely for transportation purposes between buildings under the following conditions:

  1. Skaters must yield to all pedestrians and vehicles.
  2. Skaters may not damage any property.
  3. Skaters must travel at a safe speed, may not do any jumping, may not ride over, jump steps or curbs and must remain on smooth paved surfaces.

Skate/longboard, scooters and rollerblades should be registered with Campus Safety. In the event that the item is turned in, Campus Safety can contact the registered owner.

 

Recreational & Other Types of Vehicles

§4.06(f) Storage units, trailers, campers, jet skis, ATV and of the type, or boats may not be placed in parking spaces without the prior consent of the Department of Campus Safety and Security.

Parking Violation Fines

Vehicles may be cited for failure to follow parking rules and regulations. Vehicles that do not have a valid PBA decal or any valid decal with three or more unpaid citations are subject to immobilization (booting), or towing when the vehicle may endanger life or property. Charges and fines are able to be paid online here. Failure to pay fines by the second outstanding balance notice will result in a security hold being placed on the individuals account. A security hold on the account will prevent the account holder from getting any transcripts, register for classes or clear for graduation.

 

Citations

To contest any violation, the individual will need to complete a citation appeal by going to go.pba.edu/appeal and complete the online form and provide an explanation. Appeals will need to be submitted within five (5) business days of issuance; appeals submitted after the five days will not be accepted. Appeals must also conform to the guidelines set forth by the Student Government Association. A resolution providing the guidelines is posted at go.pba.edu/appeal.

 

§4.10 Vehicle Immobilization

Any vehicle that does not have a valid PBA decal is subject to immobilization. Vehicles valid PBA decal that has three or more violations, or fines that have not been paid are also subject to immobilization. Vehicles that are parked in a no parking area, in the landscape or on a sidewalk are subject to immobilization. Immobilization devices must be removed by the Department of Campus Safety following the payment of the immobilization device removal fee, as well as all other outstanding fines and fees (citations, etc.). The removal of the immobilization device by anyone except Department of Campus Safety and Security personnel, regardless of damage to the device or vehicle, shall double the total charge of the boot and citation(s). The owner or custodian of a booted vehicle may petition the immobilization, however submitting an appeal is not a substitute for payment of the immobilization fee.

 

§4.11 Towing Enforcement

Any vehicle under the following circumstances is subject to towing at the registered owner or user’s expense:

  • Any vehicle parked in front of a fire hydrant is subject to towing, 
  • Vehicles parked in a manner that poses a life-safety risk,
  • Abandoned vehicles,
  • A vehicle that has an immobilization device placed on it and it remains unclaimed for 2 or more days.

 

§5.05 Fee Schedule

 

 

 

Release of Liability

Palm Beach Atlantic University and its officials are not responsible for theft or damage to vehicles. Vehicles may be immobilized or towed for violations of the parking regulations at the expense of the registered permit owner. Please be certain to lock your vehicle, and do not leave valuables where they can be seen.

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Permit registration for the 2019-2020 school year is now available..

Vehicle Registration

 

You must pay for your permit at the time of registration.  Please use the Payment Options link at the bottom right hand corner of the final page of the registration process.  THE PROCESS IS NOT COMPLETE AND YOUR VEHICLE IS NOT REGISTERED UNTIL YOU COMPLETE THE PAYMENT.  You will receive a receipt via an automated email following successful completion of the registration process.  Failure to pay  at the time of registration will cause a delay in the processing of  your permit.  

 

 

Please note, purchase of a decal does not guarantee you a parking space on campus. Please plan to arrive 15 to 30 minutes earlier than needed to find a parking space.

 

 

First Year Resident Permits (2019-20) are on sale as of July 1, 2019.

First Year Campus Resident students are authorized to park in resident parking lots as well as the Dixie Garage. All resident lots are overnight parking. Residents are responsible for adhering to the parking notices, regulations and relocating vehicles as directed.

First Year Resident Decal Fee: $250.00 annually.   

To register for a First Year Resident decal, CLICK HEREPlease have your driver’s license, vehicle registration, and insurance information available as it is necessary to apply for a parking decal.

Decal Pick-up: Decals will be placed in the resident’s campus mailbox. 

 

Main Campus Resident

Main Campus Resident students are authorized to park in resident parking lots as well as the Dixie Garage. All resident lots are overnight parking. Residents are responsible for adhering to the parking notices, regulations and relocating vehicles as directed.

Decal Fee: $150.00 annually and are on sale starting July 1, 2019.   

To register for the Main Campus Resident decal, CLICK HEREPlease have your driver’s license, vehicle registration, and insurance information available as it is necessary to apply for a parking decal.

Decal Pick-up: Decals will be placed in the resident’s campus mailbox. 

 

Coastal Towers Resident (must be approved by Residence Life)

Residents of Coastal Towers have first priority on reserved parking at the Coastal Towers lot.  To determine if you are eligible for parking, contact the Residence Life Coordinator at (561) 803-2556. Any Coastal Towers permit purchased without prior approval, will be denied.

Decal Fee:

     Covered Parking $400.00 annually. 

     Uncovered Parking $300.00 annually. 

To register for the Coastal Towers decal, CLICK HERE.  Please have your driver’s license, vehicle registration, and insurance information available as it is necessary to apply for a parking decal.

 Decal Pick-up: Decals will be placed in the resident’s campus mailbox.

 

Commuter 

Commuter students are authorized to park in the commuter lots and the Dixie Garage. There is no overnight commuter parking on main campus. Due to parking agreements with neighboring churches some lots will be closed during the week. Commuters are responsible for adhering to the parking notices, regulations and relocating vehicles as directed.

Decal Fee: $150.00 annually and will go on sale starting July 1, 2019. 

To register for the Commuter decal, CLICK HEREPlease have your driver’s license, vehicle registration, and insurance information available as it is necessary to apply for a parking decal.

Decal Pick-up: Students will need to pick-up the decal from the Welcome Center in the Lassiter Student Center at the start of school. 

 

Alumni

PBA alumni (non-registered students) are eligible to receive a special decal. For more information on the alumni decal, please contact the Alumni Office at (561) 803-2016. Please have your driver’s license, vehicle registration, and insurance information available as it is necessary to apply for a parking decal.      

Decal Pick-up: Decals will be available for pick-up in the campus safety office.

 

Bicycle, Motorcycle, Scooter, Skate/Longboard Decal

Bicycles: Please provide the color, make, model and serial number for your bicycle.  All bicycles manufactured after 1968 have been issued a serial number that can be found underneath the bike pedal mount. Typically you will need to flip the bike over to see this identification number. Please provide this number in both the license plate section and VIN section of the registration page.  Please take a picture of your bike from the front and side and keep these photos as favorites on your phone.  Bicycles must be secured using a U-Bolt Bike lock and secured to a bike rack or balcony of the dorm room. Bicycles not secured using a U-Bolt or not securing it to a bike rack may be cited or confiscated.  

Motorcycles: Please provide the color, make, model and VIN for your motorcycle.  Motorcycles are given a small decal that should be affixed near the license plate.  Please take a picture of your motorcycle from the front and side and keep these photos as favorites on your phone.  Motorcycle parking is found in the Dixie Parking Garage, first floor; alongside Wallingford Place (outside the Greene Complex). Parking alongside of a building is prohibited and any violator will be cited.

Motorized Scooter: Please provide the color, make, model, license plate or any other identifying number.  Scooters are given a small decal that should be affixed near the license plate, or on the rear fender. Scooter parking is found in the Dixie Parking Garage, first floor; alongside Wallingford Place (outside the Greene Complex).  Please take a picture of your motorized scooter from the front and side and keep these photos as favorites on your phone.  Parking alongside of a building is prohibited and any violator will be cited. For scooters that do not have any license plate issued, please use PBA ID as your license plate. Scooters do have a VIN and that identification will need to be provided.

Non-motorized Scooter, skateboard or longboard: These items are a “hot item” on property and are regularly turned into Campus Safety and Security when they are left behind. Help us help you in recovering your item by registering it and placing a decal on the underside or handlebar. Where the registration asks for the VIN and license plate, please provide your PBA ID#. Please take a picture of the front and back of your skateboard or longboard and keep these photos as favorites on your phone.  These items are utilized as a transport only, not for conducting any tricks or aggressive maneuvers in a highly populated pedestrian area. Campus Safety and Security reserves the right to confiscate any transport item deemed necessary to be a danger to the general public when misused.  

To register for the bike, motorcycle, scooter, skateboard/longboard decals CLICK HERE.

Decal Pick-up: Decals will be placed in the resident’s campus mailbox. Commuters will need to pick-up the decal from the Welcome Center in the Lassiter Student Center at the start of school.

 

Faculty, Staff, National, Follett, and Aramark Employees

There are four different types of employee decals (Employee-PBAU, Employee-National, Employee-Follett, and Employee-Aramark). Please indicate the appropriate type. PBA Faculty and Staff should select Employee-PBAU permit. Faculty and Staff are permitted to park in the Employee Parking Lots and Dixie Parking Garage, also to include Family Church main parking lot (Lot M). Aramark, Follett, and National Employees are only permitted to park in the Dixie Parking Garage. Employees must display a parking decal to park on campus, and must follow all parking rules and regulations. 

Decal Fee: $0.00

To register for the decal CLICK HEREPlease have your driver’s license, vehicle registration, and insurance information available as it is necessary to apply for a parking decal.

Decal Pick-up: PBA, Aramark, Follett and National employees will have their permits inter-office'd. 

 

  

Cancer-Related Fatigue Participant

Members of the CRF program are permitted to park on campus with their valid hang-tag.  Hang-tags must be properly displayed (on the rear view mirror facing outward) at all times while on PBA property. There will be designated parking in the Greene Complex parking lot marked as "CRF PROGRAM". 

To register for the CRF hang-tag, please contact Dr. Stephen Sylvester.

Decal Pick-up: Hang-tag will be issued by Dr. Stephen Sylvester. Please allow up to 72-hours to complete the decal issuance process. 

 

Greene Complex Member

Friends of the Greene Complex” are permitted to park on campus with their valid hang-tag. Hang-tags are issued by Campus Recreation and are valid for as long as the membership term dictates.  Registration for the hang-tag is in the Greene Complex Membership application packet and must be completely filled out and turned into Campus Recreation. Campus Recreation will review the application and issue out the hang-tag. Hang-tags must be properly displayed (on the rear view mirror facing outward) at all times while on PBA property. Greene Complex Members are permitted to park in visitor and commuter lots only.

Decal Pick-up: Hang-tag will be issued by Campus Recreation Staff.

 

 Preparatory Program Decal

Preparatory Program participants are permitted to park on campus with a valid hang-tag. Hang-tags are issued for the year.  Hang-tags must be properly displayed (on the rearview mirror facing outward) at all times while on PBA property. Participants are permitted to park in visitor and commuter lots only.

To register for the Preparatory Program decal, CLICK HERE. Please have your driver’s license, vehicle registration, and insurance information available as it is necessary to apply for a parking decal.

Decal Pick-up: Hang-tags will be available for pickup in the Vera Lea Rinker Building.

 

Dash Pass (Temporary) Parking Pass

Dash passes are available for visitor and guest parking on campus for a short period of time.

Please have your driver’s license, vehicle registration, and insurance information available as it is necessary to apply for a parking pass. Click here to register your vehicle.

Decal Pick-up: Dash-passes will need to be picked up at the Campus Safety and Security Office (174 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

Theatre Decal

Employees and students who have classes or business out at the Fern Street Theatre (500 Fern Street, WPB, FL 33401) will be required to get another decal specific for Fern Street Theatre. Vehicles parked at Fern Street Theatre without the authorized permit are considered unauthorized and will receive a parking citation. These permits are issued by the director of the Fern Street Theatre, and can be contacted (561) 803-2487. In order to obtain a theatre decal, the driver will need to have a valid PBA permit displayed on the vehicle.

Decal Pick-up: Decals can be picked up from the director or coordinator at Fern Street Theatre. 

To make payment for a parking citation, click here