Vehicle Registration and Parking | Springfield College

Vehicle Registration and Parking

Rules and Regulations for On-campus Parking

Student/Faculty Lot Allocation by Permit Decal

East Lot Decal
Lots: 7, 15, 18

West Lot Decal
Lots: 5, 6, 9

Commuter Decal
Lots: 2, 5, 9, 15

Faculty/Staff Decal
Lots: 2A, 4, 5, 9, 10, 12, 19

IMPORTANT: Lot 2A, and 4 are a 24/7 reserved lot only used for Faculty/Staff and approved guests/visitors.


Lot 20: Brennan Center
A Resident, Commuter, or Faculty Permit Decal is required

Parking spaces at Springfield College are limited. Therefore, parking regulations must be monitored and enforced by the Springfield College Department of Public Safety.

Employees of Springfield College who are found giving Faculty/Staff Parking Permits out to students will be referred to Human Resources.

Visitor Lots

Lot 1: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. is visitor parking for Admissions and the Stitzer Welcome Center located inside Judd Gymnasia.

Lots 4, 10: Limited amount of visitor space for vendors and visitors of college faculty, etc.

View Map of Campus Parking Lots

Permit Placement

  • The Decal shall be placed on the inside of the driver’s side rear window.
  •  For two-door vehicles, the Decal must be placed either on the lower part of the driver’s side window or the furthest window to the back of the vehicle. 

Vehicle Registration

  • All Students, Faculty, and Staff of Springfield College who park on the college-owned property are required to have a Permit Decal.
  • Before registering your vehicle, the rules and regulations MUST be read to understand what Springfield College expects in terms of parking.
  • The Link to register your vehicle is at the bottom of the page.
  • All vehicles with out-of-state license plates are required to obtain a secondary non-resident permit.
  • Out of state students must complete four copies of the Registry of Motor Vehicle Form. (Link located below)

Cost of Permit Decal

Faculty/Staff (1st vehicle): No ChargeFaculty/Staff (2nd vehicle): No Charge
Resident Students: $150.00Community Directors: No Charge
Commuters Students: $150.00 

If a new Decal is needed, that individual has to notify Public Safety via email or the Dispatch Center at (413) 748-3516.

Replacement Decals

  • If the car was totaled, the student needs to bring in proof for the inactive vehicle.
  • If the Decal is lost or misplaced a replacement cost will be $50.00.

Special Parking Privileges

  • Any student with a disability or medical condition seeking to receive a parking permit as accommodation for that condition must be approved through the Office of Non-Discrimination Initiatives. Students can initiate the request for accommodation by completing this form. Appropriate documentation from a medical provider may be required in order to approve the request. Questions about this process may be directed to

First-Year Students

  • First-year students have limited parking spaces ONLY available for students who have medical reasons, prior and ongoing employment. The Chief of Police or their designee may approve any other situation deemed reasonable. 
  • Proper documentation will be required, as well as a request for verification throughout the school year. Proper documentation entails a professional letter from your employer and paystubs when requested.
  • Failure to report any changes in their employment will result in the immediate revocation of your permit and parking privileges on campus until the following school year. 
  • Excessive fines will result in the immediate revocation of your parking privileges here on the campus of Springfield College. 

Please be advised that the submission of any letters or required documents does not guarantee that you will be granted permission to have a vehicle on campus. 

Student Guest Passes

  • Each resident student will be allowed 14 guest vehicle passes per semester.
  • One pass will be distributed per guest vehicle.
  • Passes are free of charge and MUST be obtained at Public Safety.

Staff Visitor Passes

  • Passes are for vendors, contractors, and lecturers.
  • Passes may be obtained by requesting a parking pass through the PrideNet portal. 
  • Passes must be properly displayed on the dashboards of vehicles while on campus.
  • Passes are free of charge.

Alumni/Retirees Parking Passes

  • During business hours Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., alumni and retirees will be directed to the Alumni House for confirmation to receive the parking pass.

Loading and Unloading Vehicles

  • Individuals should call the Springfield College Department of Public Safety at (413) 748-3516 to request permission to park closer to their residence hall for 15 minutes.
  • Failure to call will result in a ticket. 
  • The individual should park in a parking spot. Parking illegally with flashers on will result in a citation.

No Parking Areas

  • Front of Abbey-Appleton Hall
  • Power House Road
  • Front of Alumni Hall
  • Loading Zone

These areas above are emergency vehicle lanes only; parking in them will result in a citation and the vehicle will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Placing a Vehicle Immobilizer on Motor Vehicle

  • Vehicles may be immobilized for a number of reasons, including, but not limited to, the accumulation of three (3) or more parking tickets and/or failure to adhere to parking regulations.
  • All fines MUST be paid before the immobilizer is removed.
  • Tampering or removing a boot will result in an additional fine of $100, disciplinary action, and/or the revocation of parking privileges.
  • If you are found responsible for any damages to an immobilization device, you will be responsible for the repair/replacement value of $750. 
  • After three immobilizations there will be immediate revocation of parking privileges and towing of the vehicle.

Ticket Fees

No valid permit or temp pass$40
Improper display of parking permit or temp pass$20
Parked in incorrect lot$40
Boot fee$60
Parking in a reserved lot$75
Altering a temporary parking pass$75
Not parking within lines$40
Parking in a fire lane$75
Parked in a loading zone$75
Parked on any access road$75
Parked on sidewalk or grass$75
Parked in crosswalk$75
Parked in a no parking area$75
Blocking flow of traffic$75
Failure to move during snow removal$75
Parked in a handicap spot$200
Towing a vehicle during show removal$200


Ticket Appeals

  • Information on how to file an appeal can be found on the reverse side of the issued citation.
  • Appeals must be submitted within seven (7) days of the date that the ticket was issued.
  • Appeals are granted to individuals with valid permits ONLY
  • Appeal hearings will be conducted on Monday and Wednesday between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
  • Failure to appear at your hearing or not notifying the parking administrator 24 hours before your appeal time that you will not be present will result in your citation being upheld.

Grounds for Appeal

  • There needs to be substantial evidence that you did not commit that violation
  • When applying for a parking permit, each permit holder must sign off on the rules and regulations. So, the lack of knowledge is not an excuse
  • The parking committee will decide if the appeal is accepted or declined within 24 hours after the appeal hearing

Snow Removal

  • Vehicles that are not moved as instructed during snow removal will be cited $50 with an additional tow fee of $125.00. Any citation issued for failure to remove your vehicle will not be eligible for appeal. 
  • Students are notified in advance of snow removal dates and times via postings in residence halls, Springfield College email, social media, and posted signs.
  • It is the responsibility of the individual to find out when the removal will occur.

Jump Boxes

  • Jump boxes are available at the Springfield College Department of Public Safety.
  • You will be required to leave your Springfield College ID when borrowing a box.
  • Upon returning the box, your ID will be returned to you.

Lock Outs

  • If a person has locked their keys in a vehicle, a dispatcher will assist them with contacting AAA or towing service.

Liability Wavier

  • Under no circumstances will Springfield College, its agents, and/or employees be responsible for any loss or damage to any motor vehicle (including any contents therein) parked on Springfield College premises, for any reason, including, and not limited to, theft, vandalism, negligence, or otherwise. 
  • Any motor vehicle parked, operated, or driven on campus shall be done so solely at the risk of the owner and the operator. Springfield College shall not be liable for any loss and/or damage to any such motor vehicle, the operator, other occupant thereof, or any person unless such damage has resulted from the gross negligence of an employee or agent of the college acting in the course and within the scope of his/her employment.

Massachusetts Department of Transportation Student Warning

In accordance with Chapter 90 Section, 3 of the Massachusetts General Laws; All non-resident students enrolled at a private or public college in the Commonwealth must file four copies of the Registry of Motor Vehicles non-resident student driver statement. This applies to students commuting from out-of-state to a school in Massachusetts and students temporarily residing in Massachusetts, whether living on campus or not. This completed form must be filed with the Springfield College Police Department. Failure to file such statement is punishable by a fine not to exceed $200.

Register Your Vehicle Starting AUGUST 1, 2024 (Link to come)

Additional Form for Out-of-State Cars