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Vehicle Regulations

The campus speed limit is 15 miles per hour.
All road signs are legal and must be obeyed at all times.
Seatbelts are required by law at any time a vehicle is in motion.
All other traffic and motor vehicle laws must be obeyed at all times.
Winter Information

For those of you that do not live in the Cleveland Area, the winters here can be very brutal. In recent years, Cleveland has been subject to large amount of snow and ice accumulation. Vehicles parked on campus before and during a winter snow may be required to be moved for plowing. You will be contacted by campus police, maintenance, or residence life at any time to move your vehicle. We also recommend you keep a snow brush, at least one bottle of windshield washer fluid, and a small shovel in your vehicle during the winter months.

Parking

Parking at Notre Dame College is provided to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors free of charge. All persons may park in any legal spot on campus, provided it is not designated as Handicapped, Admissions, or otherwise reserved with the appropriate signage or painted markings.

We ask that resident students park only in the parking lots directly contiguous to the residence halls, if possible. This will ensure commuter students, faculty, staff, and visitors can park reasonably close to the Administration Building. If you are going to park a vehicle on campus for an extended period of time, please ensure to periodically check the tire pressure and battery level. A vehicle that is not used for an extended period of time, especially during the winter months, will lose tire pressure and battery voltage. Remember, campus police does have tools to assist you should your tires go flat or battery die.

If your vehicle is not parked properly, it may be ticketed, immobilized, or towed at your expense.

All towed and impounded vehicles can be recovered by contacting:

Knight’s Towing
16100 South Waterloo Road
Cleveland, OH 44110
216.291.1664

Visitors

All visitors must register with the campus police department or Office of Residence Life. Visitor registration forms must be filled out completely and carried with the visitor at all times while on campus. The registration form includes:

Visitor’s Name
Name of the student visiting
Legal address
Valid primary contact telephone number
Driver’s license state and number
Vehicle make, model, color, and year
License plate state and number
Visitors to students may only park in the lots contiguous to the residence halls.

Admissions Office Guests

Guests of the Admissions Office or any other office on campus may only park in the main parking lot, directly contiguous to the Administration Building. Admissions guests have four (4) reserved parking spots located in the main parking lot of the Administration Building. Guests of the Admissions Office may park there at any time.

Citation

Citations Any person receiving a parking citation must remit payment within 72 hours of the date and time of the citation, or the fine will be increased. All fines are as follows:

Handicapped Parking - $75.00
Any other violation - $20.00
All $20.00 fines will increase to $30.00 after 72 hours.
Any vehicle with three (3) or more unpaid citations will be immobilized or impounded at the owner and/or operator’s expense. There will be an additional $20.00 fine to remove the immobilizer. All citations and the immobilizer fine must be paid in full in order to have the immobilizer removed. Citations may be paid by cash or check in the police station, located on the ground floor of the Administration Building, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. If paying by check, please bring valid state-issued identification. Citations may be paid by credit or debit card by visiting the CASHNet Online Payment system.

In order to pay online, you will need the citation number and fine amount which can be located on the citation. If you do not know your citation number or fine amount, you may come to the police station to ascertain that information anytime between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. If paying online, you must print and present a copy of the receipt to the police department. Failure to provide proof of payment will result in the citation being unpaid.

Failure to remit payment on any fine may result in the loss of parking privileges or a hold being issued for grades, class registration, transcripts, or graduation.

Citations may be appealed within 72 hours of the date and time of the citation. All appeals must be submitted in writing to the police department.

Citation appeals may be done in one of three ways:

You may come to the police station, located on the ground floor of the Administration Building, to request an appeal form,
or
You can download it here: Citation Appeal Form (PDF File, 46 KB)
or
You can also fill out a citation appeal form below online.

Handicapped Parking

Any person parking in a handicapped parking spot illegally may also be ticketed and/or towed by the South Euclid Police Department. Should you receive a parking citation from the City of South Euclid, please contact:

South Euclid Police Department
1349 South Green Road
South Euclid, OH 44121
216.381.1234

Temporary Handicapped Parking

Campus police recognizes that you may become injured or otherwise handicapped. Accordingly, campus police issues Temporary Handicapped Parking Placards to any member of the College Community with an injury or other medical condition, free of charge. In order to apply for a Temporary Handicapped Parking Placard, please contact the campus police department with documentation of your injury or medical condition and expected date of recovery.

After reviewing your request, campus police may issue you a Temporary Handicapped Parking Placard. These placards must be displayed in the front windshield of the vehicle at all times when parking in a handicapped parking space on campus.

*Note*
These are only valid in Notre Dame College parking lots. If you require handicapped parking at other locations not affiliated with Notre Dame College, you must obtain a Handicapped Parking Placard from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.