Department of Public Safety | Parking
All motorized vehicles must be registered when they are brought to campus. Owners will be issued a decal indicating the lot(s) in which they are authorized to park. An annual $50 registration fee will be assessed to the student's bill. Temporary decals may be purchased at the Department of Public Safety for $2 per week. For those students who do not live in Centre College residences, a commuter decal must be purchased for $10. Visitor permits are free of charge and may be obtained at the Public Safety Annex. Parking on the streets surrounding the campus does not exempt students or faculty/staff from registration and the acquisition of a decal.
On-line Vehicle Registration
Student, Faculty and Staff can now register their vehicles over the Internet. Click the Centre Net link below to begin the registration process. Login with your user name and password, click on the appropriate tab (ex: Student tab, Staff tab, or Faculty tab). Then click on Vehicle Registration link.
Designated Parking Areas
Students with a current decal are authorized to park in the following areas: the lot on Main St., west of Centre Shoppes; the lot at the corner of Grant and College streets; the lots surrounding the Hillside units; the lots adjacent to Acheson-Caldwell, Cheek-Evans, and Yerkes; the lot behind Bingham excluding the area designated for faculty/staff; the designated lots on Beatty Ave; the lot behind the Wellness Center; and the southern section of the lot to the south of LaMotte/Tyler. Students are allowed to park in Faculty/Staff lots after 5pm until 7am during the week and during the weekend until 7am on Monday morning.
Students who live in college residences on St. Mildred's Court (Rodes, Fox Hall, 122) are required to park in the lot behind 125 St. Mildred's Court.
Faculty/Staff with a current decal are authorized to park in the following areas: the lots behind the Horky House and the Alumni House; designated sections of the Bingham Lot; the lots behind and adjacent to the Breeze House; the northern section of the lot to the south of LaMotte/Tyler; the lot behind Young Hall; the lot beside Boles Natatorium; the lot behind the Norton Center/Grant Hall; and the area in the NE corner of Centre Shoppes lot.
No Decal Displayed $50
Fire Lane $50
Restricted Area $50
Yellow Zone $50
On the Grass $50
Handicapped Area $75
Parking Citation Appeals Procedures
In order to more consistently and efficiently address questions concerning parking citations, the Department of Public Safety has established a written appeals process. Appeals must be filed in writing within 7 working days from the date of issuance on the citation. Appeal forms are available at both Public Safety locations. Persons filing appeals will be notified by campus mail regarding the outcome.
If any member of the Centre community receives 3 parking tickets within the academic year, she/he will receive a notice stating that if she/he parks in an unauthorized area again, the vehicle will be immobilized with a portable boot device. Once a vehicle has been booted, the owner will be notified and they must contact Public Safety to have the boot removed. If the owner fails to have the boot removed within 24 hours, an additional fee of $25 per day will be assessed. If the vehicle is once again parked illegally, it will be ticketed and the owner's parking privileges will be rescinded for the remainder of the academic year