Parking Regulations

Parking Enforcement

The enforcement of these regulations is the responsibility of Bates College Security Officers. These officers may require identification of any person on campus. Refusal to comply may result in the issuance of a citation as well as the appropriate municipal police department being notified. Parking regulations are in effect 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and are constantly enforced. Vehicles that are not parked in designated spaces or their allotted group location (i.e. faculty/staff parking, student parking , etc.) may receive a parking ticket and/or be towed without warning or notice. In addition to this, parking is prohibited (whether it is posted or not) in driveways, walkways, building exits, fire lanes, on the grass or any place that would inhibit the access of emergency vehicles. In such cases, the vehicle will be towed and stored at the owner’s expense.

The fine for parking tickets range from $20.00 to $100.00, depending upon the violation.

Parking Signs

Parking signs have been kept to a minimum to preserve the beauty of the campus. Consequently, signs primarily will designate where you are allowed to park, rather than where you may not park. It is the responsibility of each student, faculty and staff member of Bates College who desires to park on campus to obtain a copy of these regulations and campus parking map. The map clearly designates where faculty, staff, students and visitors may park, and it will be each person’s responsibility to be familiar with the map and the locations on campus where parking is permitted. If you have questions please contact Security at 786-6254.

Revocation of Student Parking Privileges

Upon accrual of five or more parking tickets, parking privileges will be revoked for the remainder of the school year and the vehicle may no longer be parked on campus at any time. If the vehicle is found on campus after this time, it will be banned from campus and may be towed and stored at the owner’s expense. If a student has his/her parking privileges revoked, he/she cannot purchase an additional decal. Students should also understand that once privileges are revoked, all vehicles formerly registered will not be able to be used on campus by any motorist.

Should you have any questions, please contact Security at 786-6254 or e-mail

Revocation of Faculty/Staff Parking Privileges

Faculty/Staff members are expected to pay their tickets within 14 days. Outstanding fines that are 30 days overdue will result in the suspension of parking privileges and automatically place the vehicle(s) in jeopardy of being towed. Parking privileges will be reinstated upon payment of all outstanding fines.

Parking Appeals

If an individual wishes to appeal a parking enforcement action, he/she may do so by picking up an appeal form at the Security Office. This form must be submitted within seven calendar days of the enforcement action to the Parking Appeals Board at the Security Office. (Note: appeals that are received after seven calendar days will not be heard.) The individual is notified of the board’s decision, following the next meeting. The decision of the Parking Appeals Board is final. The fact that there was no sign indicating you could not park in a particular location is not a valid excuse and will not be accepted by the Parking Appeals Board.