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Vehicle Regulations

Speed Limit Sign 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, any time a vehicle is in motion.
All other traffic and motor vehicle laws must be obeyed while operating on the Notre Dame College campus

Winter Driving Information

No Text/Drive Sign 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 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.

Please NOTE: Lot A and C are restricted parking: Monday – Sunday from 12-midnight to 6 a.m.  All violators will be ticketed and/or towed at their own expense.

We ask that resident students park only in the parking lots directly contiguous to the residence halls, if possible. Residential students should leave their vehicles parked in their respective Residence Hall lot and walk to their respective destination or class and not drive to and from buildings on campus.  This takes up valuable parking spots for commuting students and the commuting community at large.  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, and/or immobilized, or towed at your expense.

All towed and impounded vehicles can be recovered by contacting:

United Towing
3929 Superior Ave. E.
Cleveland, OH 44114

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.


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 – $250.00
Any other violation – $25.00

Any vehicle with three (3) or more unpaid citations will be immobilized or impounded at the owner and/or operator’s expense. Students, Staff or Faculty may also lose their priviledge to park on the Notre Dame College property for excessive traffic or parking violations, at the Chief of Police discretion.  Visitors may also be banned from the campus for serious or habitual violation(s) of traffic safety or parking regulations.  Vehicles that are immobilized by the Notre Dame College Police will be assessed a $50 fee.  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 at the Student Services Office, located on the 1st 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,
You can download it here: Citation Appeal Form
You can also fill out a citation appeal form below online.

Handicapped Parking

Any person parking in a handicapped parking spot illegally, or, using a handicapped placard that is not directly issued to you the driver while parking in the designated space, may be ticketed and/or towed.  Handicap parking is strictly enforced on the Notre Dame College campus.

Temporary Handicapped Parking

Campus police recognizes that you may become injured or otherwise handicapped. Accordingly, campus police may issue a Temporary Handicapped Parking Placard 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.

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 by clicking HERE.