How to Avoid Citations

It is not difficult to avoid parking citations. Read and follow these simple rules — they will save you money!

When Parking On Campus

  • Every vehicle parked on campus must have a valid permit displayed.
  • Be sure to properly display your permit. Instructions on how to display the permit are printed on the back. You will be issued a citation if the officer cannot read your permit number.
  • Carefully read the signage for the parking spot you are in. All spaces on campus require a permit. If there is no sign in front of a space, then refer to the sign at the entrance to the parking lot or along the street on which you are parking.
  • You are restricted to your assigned colored parking zone between 7am and 4:30 pm.
  • Other special restrictions include signage that may restrict parking beyond 4:30 pm.
  • Parking citations may be issued at any time either by our staff or LSUPD.
  • Do not park in spaces designated for persons with disabilities unless you have the proper permit. The university strongly supports the ADA and stiff fines are issued to cars parked illegally in these spaces.
    Note: In order to park in a handicapped designated space you must have a valid state-issued handicapped plate or placard. You must also display a valid LSU parking permit.
  • Do not park against the flow of traffic.
  • Permits are only valid in certain areas. Do not park in an area marked for another permit type.
  • Visitors should be encouraged to either utilize metered spaces on campus or to stop by the Visitor Center for alternative parking options.