All student, faculty, and staff vehicles parked on the grounds of St. Mary’s College must display a campus-issued parking decal or permit and all visitors must display a parking permit. Vehicles parked on campus must follow all State and College parking regulations. All vehicles in violation of College parking regulations will be issued a citation and/or towed at the owner’s expense.
Some Violations include but are not Limited to:
- Display of lost, stolen, expired, or fraudulent St. Mary’s College of Maryland Parking Decal or Permit
- No St. Mary’s College Decal or Permit
- Parking in an unauthorized lot
- Parking in a designated handicap area, or blocking handicap access
- Parking or blocking a fire lane (as designated by Maryland State Law)
- Parking of a vehicle that restricts access to a loading dock, dumpster or bus access lane
- Stopping, standing or parking that restricts traffic flow, or creates a traffic hazard
- Parking in a building air intake area
- Parking on designated emergency snow routes
- Failure to immediately move a vehicle upon notification from the Department of Public Safety
No Parking or Standing:
- Route 584 (along Kent Hall)
- Front of Schaefer Hall
- Montgomery Hall
- College Drive
- Rt. 5 from North Field to Mattapany Road
- Dorm Circle
- Calvert Circle
An accumulation of four (4) or more parking citations (paid or unpaid) will result in the vehicle being Immobilized or towed. Each vehicle to be immobilized or towed will be issued a citation and immobilized or towed at the owner’s expense. The vehicle owner/operator is responsible for the immobilization fee and the fee must be paid at the college Business Office before the immobilization device can be removed. The vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any towing fees once the towing vehicle has left the business and/or has arrived at the site, unless another agreement is reached between the tow service provider and the vehicle owner/operator.
An abandoned vehicle, as described below, may be issued a citation and/or towed.
A vehicle that is parked on St. Mary’s College Campus property, Historic St. Mary’s City Commission Property, Trinity Episcopal Church Property or St. Mary’s City Post Office Property for forty eight hours or more and does not display a valid state motor vehicle registration plate or St. Mary’s College of Maryland parking permit and without notification and approval from the Department of Public Safety.
Students may appeal parking citations through their SMCM Portal account. Appeals must be submitted within two (2) weeks from the date the citation posts to the student account. Appeals will be granted or denied with two (2) weeks of submission.
Staff, faculty and visitors may appeal citations to the Director of Public Safety. Appeals must be submitted within ten (10) calendar days from the date of the citation. Appeals may be submitted via email, phone or in person.
Note: St. Mary’s College of Maryland and the Department of Public Safety will not be held Responsible for Damage Resulting from Towing or Immobilization of Vehicles or Items of Personal Property of Value Left within the Unattended Motor Vehicle Parked on Campus.