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Vehicle Registration

The parking permit system will be available to register/purchase permits for the Fall 2023 semester on August 1st and after.


All vehicle registration is handled by the University Police Office.


All questions regarding vehicle registration and parking should be directed to the University Police Office. To register more than 1 vehicle inquire at the University Police Department.

Register your vehicle online



  1. Registration is required of all students, faculty, and staff parking on university property. Fall and annual Registration begins in August and Spring registration begins January 1st.
  2. Issue of Decal. All decals are issued at the University Police Department from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday thru Friday.
  3. Display of Decal. The decal must be displayed on the side window behind the operator, in the upper left corner with the number facing out.
  4. Temporary Permits. All vehicles parked on campus MUST display some type of permit. If the vehicle does not have a permanent sticker affixed, a temporary permit must be obtained at the University Police Department from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  5. Decals and Permits are not transferable from one vehicle to another and must be affixed with their own adhesive. If you change vehicles during the time your permit is valid, a replacement is available at the University Police Department for a fee of $3.00.
  6. If you do not have a permanent vehicle registered to park on campus and wish to park a vehicle on campus a Temporary Parking Pass may be obtained at UPD and the cost is $2.00 per day.
  7. A Refund of the parking fee will be given upon request and proof of withdrawal from college during the first week of classes only.



  1. All Motorcycles must be registered and require a Campus Parking Decal to park on campus. In order to obtain a seasonal Motorcycle Decal you must already have a permanent vehicle registered. However, you may not have them both on campus at the same time.
  2. The cost of the motorcycle decal is $10.00 for the year and may be obtained at the University Police Department.
  3. Motorcycles are not permitted to park on sidewalks, they must be parked in your permanent vehicle assigned lot.
  4. If you do not have a permanent vehicle registered to park on campus and wish to park a motorcycle on campus a Temporary Parking Pass may be obtained at UPD and the cost is $2.00 per day.



Any veteran, as defined in section 360 of the New York State Education Law, in attendance as a student at SUNY Cobleskill shall be exempt from parking fees upon submission by the veteran of a written request for exemption together with written certification by the veteran that such veteran was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from such service. This policy shall cover both the parking and registration fees that are assessed on an annual basis and must be requested on an annual basis. The policy only allows veterans to receive the exemption and does not allow them to extend it to family members and this policy applies to students only.

*For purposes of this Policy, the term "veteran" shall mean a member of the armed forces of the United States who served in such armed forces in time of war and who was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from such service.


  1. Present the Veteran Written Request for Parking Fee Exemption Form to the University Police Department, Johnson Hall
  2. Present Required Supporting Documentation
    Adequate proof of honorable discharge from the service such as a copy of discharge or release papers OR the veteran's DD214 or current military ID are acceptable forms of proof.



Resident students must park only in areas which are assigned as follows:

Residents of Alumni Commons must park in the A Lot.

Residents of Wieting and Vroman Halls must park in the west side of W Lot - Commuter Lot.

Residents of Davis and Parsons Halls must park in P Lot.

Residents of Pearson, Dix, Ten Eyck, Draper and Fake Halls must park in the Student Side of F Lot.

If/when your assigned lot is full, you must park in the P Lot.

Commuter students must park in the C Lot - Commuter Lot. Between 5 pm to 3 am however, vehicles with a "C" permits may park in any visitor or faculty/staff parking area (except the area reserved for admissions visitors or spots reserved for anyone else).

Faculty and Staff may park in any parking space, except those specifically reserved.



Any requests for parking accommodations for a medical reason will need to go through the Campus AccessABILITY Office, which can be located in the Center for Academic Support and Excellence (CASE), Van Wagenen Library lower level. They can also be contacted at 518-255-5282 or dss@cobleskill.edu. Alternate parking accommodations will require documentation from a physician. Once the documentation is reviewed and approved, AccessABILITY will reach out to University Police regarding requirements. Once authorization is given, you will be provided with alternate parking (faculty/staff parking) for two weeks. If the medical condition or injury persists, you will need to seek different ways to obtain alternate parking via temporary (red) or permanent (blue) handicap placard from NYS DMV.

In accordance with State Law, disabled parking spaces are reserved for vehicles displaying either disabled license plates, or a New York State Department of Motor Vehicles approved hang tag issued by a municipality.



Laws in Effect. The Vehicle and Traffic Laws of the State of New York and the State University of New York traffic ordinances are in effect on University property.

Speed Limit. The speed limit on campus property is 20 mph, unless otherwise posted.

Accidents. Motor vehicle accidents on University property must be reported to  the SUNY Cobleskill University Police Department, phone number 5317.

There is no parking at any time on campus roadways.

Parking anywhere on the grass is prohibited.

Vehicles must park between painted lines.



The person in whose name a vehicle is registered with the University is responsible for all traffic violations and is liable for all fines or disciplinary actions.

Violations should be paid at the University Police Station within ten (10) business days of issuance or you can pay online at https://www.permitsales.net/SUNYcobleskill.  Violations remaining unpaid will result in a hold on your student account. Also failure to pay all violations may result in the revocation of your on campus parking privileges and referral to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for further action.

Vehicles parked in tow-away zones, disabled zones, or parked inappropriately as determined by the University Police, may be towed at the owner's expense.

Vehicles that have four or more unpaid violations at any time are subject to being towed.

Fines for Common Parking Citations

Citation Fine
Disabled Parking 50.99
1st Unregistered 15.99
2nd Unregistered 20.99
3rd Unregistered 25.99
1st Improper Parking 15.99
2nd Improper Parking 20.99
3rd Improper Parking 25.99
1st Improperly Displayed 15.99
2nd Improperly Displayed 20.99
3rd Improperly Displayed 25.99
1st Improper Lot 15.99
2nd Improper Lot 20.99
3rd Improper Lot 25.99
1st Not Parked Within Lines 15.99
2nd Not Parked Within Lines 20.99
3rd Not Parked Within Lines 25.99



Parking violation appeals may be made online within ten business days from the date of issuance. After the 10 day period, the right to appeal expires and all violation charges and/or expenses incurred become automatically due and payable. The website to submit an appeal is https://www.permitsales.net/SUNYcobleskill




Vehicle and Traffic Law Regulations are in effect at all times.

Buckle up - It's the law.

Stop D.W.I. - Friends don't let friends drive drunk.

Report all suspicious persons or vehicles seen around parking areas to University Police.

Keep your vehicle locked with the windows rolled up tight.

Always keep a spare set of keys inside your wallet or purse, not inside your vehicle where a thief can find them.

The college assumes no responsibility for the vehicles, its contents or for any situation resulting from bringing and operating the vehicle on campus. This includes any damage caused by towing a vehicle.