Traffic Regulations

  • University regulations and the Motor Vehicle Code of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are enforced and in effect at all times on the Berks campus. 

  • All student vehicles must be registered online at parking registration. At the start of the semester Residential/Commuter Student parking permits will be available at the Berks parking permit website and register your vehicle within the next two weeks. Once you register your vehicle, you must print your registration form and bring a copy with you and hand it in before you are given your new permit. If you have a valid permit from another PSU campus, it is accepted at Berks Campus.
    Residential Students, may pick-up your permits at the Ivy House Residence Life Office desk, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday between 9:00am and 4:00pm.
    Commuter Students, may pick-up your permits, at the Peiffer Farmhouse (building #16 on the attached campus map), on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday between 9:00am and 6:00pm.
    You will need the following vehicle information to complete the registration for the first time.
    • License Plate
    • State
    • Make
    • Model
    • Color
    • Year
    Please remember that you will need your PSU Id, print your parking permit registration form and bring them with you when you pick-up your new permit and be sure you are on the Berks parking permit website.

  • Permits need to be obtained within the first 2 weeks of the start of a semester. Tickets will be issued after that time period for not being registered but that tickets will be issued for other parking violations such as parking in a handicapped spot. View more of the Parking Violation Penalties (PDF).

  • Student and staff parking permits can be accessed from the same site and any changes can be made there.  New employees will need to give their information to office staff to receive a parking permit.
  • Faculty/Staff permits may be obtained at the Bursars Office (Room 125, Franco Building) after a permit application has been completed. The application is available online.

  • Permits are transferable and can be used on any vehicle the student may be driving. Students may register more than one vehicle, however only one permit will be issued. Parking permits must be clearly and appropriately displayed at all times.

    Police Services must be notified within 24 hours of any change in status, i.e., resident to commuter, commuter to resident, vehicle change, etc. A new permit will be issued.
  • Campus speed limit is 15 mph.

  • All vehicle accidents on campus must be reported immediately to University Police at 610-396-6111, or 610-396-6911.  Police officers will respond and complete a police accident report if necessary.

  • Operating or parking vehicles on grass areas or walkways designed for pedestrian use is not permitted.

  • Unless specifically lined for parking, the area should be considered a "Fire Lane" or "No Parking Zone" (for example, along the side of any road, or driveway on campus).

  • The University reserves the right to tow any illegally parked vehicle at the owner's expense.

  • Registered students are never considered "visitors" and will be ticketed if parked in a designated "Visitors Parking" area.

  • Only vehicles bearing official handicapped or disabled veteran license plates, or a handicapped placard, may park in designated handicapped spaces. University medical permits are not authorization to use handicapped spaces.

  • University "Parking/Traffic Violation" fines are only payable at the Bursars Office in Room 125, Franco Building.

  • Failure to respond to a University "Parking/Traffic Violation" within ten (10) days could result in a state citation being filed with the District Magistrate.

  • All tickets issued from the Motor Vehicle Code of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will be filed with the local District Magistrate. Applicable state fines and cost will then apply.

Campus Parking Violation Appeals

All appeals must be received within 72 hours of the violation at the Bursars Office (Room 125, Franco Building). You may also access the Appeals Form.

Print a copy of the form and complete the information requested. Return it to the Bursars Office (Room 125, Franco Building), within 72 hours of the date of the violation. If the appeal is received after 72 hours it will not be accepted, and you will be responsible for the fine.

The ticket (or a copy) must be included with the appeal form. A fax is also acceptable at 610-396-6114. The person appealing the violation will be notified via email of the Appeals Committee's decision. All decisions by the Appeals Committee are final.