- REMINDER FROM WITTENBERG POLICE DIVISION
- VISITOR INFORMATION
- MOTOR VEHICLE REGULATIONS
- TOWING/BOOTING INFORMATION
- PARKING VIOLATIONS AND FINES
- PURCHASE A PARKING SPACE
All students, faculty and staff are required to register their vehicles on campus. New students need to register their vehicles as soon as the vehicle arrives on campus and returning students need to re-register their vehicles at the beginning of each academic year. You can register your vehicle at the Police Division located on the first floor in the Recitation Annex (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or log on to My Witt and click on personal information.
There is no fee for vehicle registration. Registrants will be required to provide their license plate number and a description of their vehicle. If you have any questions regarding the vehicle registration procedure, please call Wittenberg Police at (937) 327-7307, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can reserve your own personal parking space in the card access lot located west of Firestine Hall for $125 per semester.
If you are interested in purchasing a parking space you may do so online or by visiting the Police Division in the Recitation Annex. If you have any questions regarding the reserved lot, please contact the Wittenberg Police Division at (937) 327-7307.
ACCESS TO THIS LOT IS GIVEN ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS!
To preserve green space and maintain the special sense of community that a walking campus offers, parking is limited. During the past few years, we've increased the number of parking lots and spaces. Still, there simply are not enough spaces for the number of vehicles that come to campus.
The allocation and designation of campus parking has been carefully considered to best meet the diverse needs of the Wittenberg community and its visitors.
Thus, all traffic and parking regulations will be aggressively enforced 24 hours a day by our officers.
STOP and carefully read the Motor Vehicle Regulation letter you received when you registered your vehicle.
Take note of all traffic control signs, and marked streets or curbs, to avoid having your vehicle ticketed or towed.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Visitor parking is available on city streets and in designated visitor parking spaces located along the street in front of Recitation Hall and in the lot next to the Student Center. Visitors are expected to obey parking regulations just as are other members of the university community. Because Wittenberg is a walking campus, visitors can easily walk from one side of campus to the other in 10 minutes.
Parking on campus is monitored by campus police, and although the parking policy is very relaxed during the summer months, the regulations are enforced during the academic year. Visitors are encouraged to drop by the Campus Police office or the Admission office in Recitation Hall, in order to receive a free "Visitor" parking permit.
Students are reminded that all motor vehicles must be registered with the University at the beginning of each academic year. There is no charge for registering your vehicle. Each year it is the operator's responsibility to affix the registered vehicle's validation tag to the rearview mirror in a visible manner. Vehicle registration should be completed in advance by filling out the registration form and returning it to the university. Registration can also be accomplished online by logging on to My Witt and clicking on "Personal Information" and then "Biographical Update". All parking tags and regulations will be distributed to students who have registered their vehicles during the second week of Fall Semester via student mailboxes. Parking tags for Faculty and Staff who do not complete the registration in person will be sent through campus mail to the appropriate department. You can register your vehicle at the Police Division located on the first floor in the Recitation Annex (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.)
All students are expected to familiarize themselves with the University motor vehicle regulations received at registration and found herein and operate their vehicles with caution and good judgment. Validation tags are valid only for areas designated as student parking. Faculty, staff, and visitor areas are not for student parking. It should be noted that such things as careless operation, driving at an excessive speed, driving while under the influence of alcohol, or driving on any campus grounds other than campus roads are among the more serious abuses of the motor vehicle code and are not tolerated. The maximum speed limit on campus roadways is 15 mph Parking in any university cross-walk is prohibited.
Wittenberg is a pedestrian campus with limited parking space. Therefore, parking on campus is a privilege closely regulated by the university. Traffic and parking violations are cause for university disciplinary action. Regulations are enforced by Wittenberg police officers.
Legal parking areas for students are the New Hall lot, Ferncliff Hall Lot, the lower end of Ward Street, the Student Center lot overnight in designated areas only), the new Krieg lot, and the Tower and Firestine Halls lot. Students may also park in any legal spot on city streets. Students who have paid for access to the reserved lot near Firestine Hall may park there. There are no other legal parking places on campus, either signed or unsigned.
Parking regulations are enforced in the following manner: vehicles parked illegally will receive citations; vehicles receiving more than one citation for the academic year may be towed or booted with an immobilization device. The fee associated with recovering towed vehicles is separate and unrelated to university fees. Fines assessed by the university are charged to the bill of the offender. Extended non-payment or unidentified vehicles are still subject to the total fine when identified. These fines are placed on the student bill and, if not paid, can delay graduation or prevent class registration. It is the responsibility of students who operate and own vehicles to ensure that their vehicles are parked legally on campus. Loaned vehicles are the financial responsibility of the owners and no difference in enforcement will be shown to multiple offenders who claim that their cars were not within their control.
Visitors are required to follow the same regulations as their relatives or sponsors. They are expected to obey parking regulations just as are other members of the university community. Visitors must obtain a visitor's parking pass from the Police Division.
Persons with a permanent disability may receive a special parking permit by applying directly to the Chief of Police. Persons with a temporary handicap may receive a special parking permit covering the period of their disability by applying directly to the Chief of Police.
Traffic and parking violations are dealt with in a progressive manner. Sanctions include, but are not limited to, citations, towing, immobilization, and/or loss of parking and operating privileges on campus.
Only citations issued in error, issued to the wrong party, or a verifiable emergency will be considered for review by the Chief of Police. Financial hardship is not a cause for review. This review must occur within five working days of the violation. Citations will NOT be reviewed outside the five-day time frame. Violations not subject to the appeal process include unsafe operation of a motor vehicle, parking in fire lanes and handicap spaces.
FINES ARE PAID AT THE STUDENT ACCOUNTS OFFICE, 308 RECITATION HALL.
Wittenberg Police Officers may have a vehicle towed or immobilized using a device called a "boot". In most cases, Wittenberg will only do this to vehicles that are in serious violation of the regulations or are repeat offenders. To get the boot released or to find out if your car has been towed, please contact the Police Division at 327-6231.
- If your vehicle has been booted, officers will release the boot for a $75 fine.
- If your vehicle has been towed: You will need to contact Maine's Towing & Recovery Service (see information below). The current charge for a tow from Maine's is $150.00 plus any storage fees ($25/day outside and $30/day inside) and a 15% fuel surcharge. In addition, you will be responsible for any fine(s) Wittenberg Police will charge you from the citation for the violation(s) that caused your car to be towed.
MAINE'S TOWING & RECOVERY SERVICE
1717 EAST PLEASANT ST.
SPRINGFIELD, OH 45505
|Immobilization Device||$ 75|
|Unauthorized Area||$ 50|
|Impeding Traffic||$ 50|
|Over Time Limit||$ 25|
|Failure to Display Permit||$ 25|
*These rates are not meant to be all-inclusive, and are subject to change. If you are checking to see the amount you owe for a parking violation, please contact Student Accounts for an up to date summary of your charges.