Rules and Regulations
The Rules and Regulations pertaining to parking and traffic enforcement on the Stony
Brook University Campus can be found in
Part 584 of
SUNY's Policies & Procedures.
Use of parking permits acknowledges responsibility to operate a vehicle on campus
in accordance with Stony Brook University parking rules and regulations above. Following
- When parking on campus, display the permit by hanging it from the rear-view mirror
support, facing outwards.
- Permit may be transferred only to any vehicle being used by the original permit purchaser.
Your permit may not be transferred to anyone else.
- Report theft or loss of permits immediately to (631) 632-AUTO. There is a $10.00 replacement
- Permits may not be altered in any manner (other than the application of approved validation
- Ownership of permits with the University is not transferable.
- Resale or unauthorized use of permits is prohibited.
If you park on campus, your vehicle must be registered and display a valid parking
permit. You should not park on campus until you have a valid parking permit properly
displayed on your vehicle. Violators are obligated to pay all parking tickets incurred
and should not assume a favorable decision. The University only recognizes parking
permits issued by Parking Services or
official disabled parking permits. All other parking permits are invalid. For information on how to obtain a parking
permit, please visit the
Parking Permit Website.
Parking Lots and Garages
The University has three multi-tiered parking garages on campus to serve faculty,
staff, students and visitors. Two of these garages, the Hospital Garage and the Health
Sciences Center Garage, are located on East Campus. The third one, the Administration
Garage, is located on West Campus. For additional information on rates and contact
information please visit the
Parking Garage Website.
Parking is permitted in any unrestricted lot during evenings & weekends. Lots are
generally unrestricted and available for anyone to park from 4:00p to 7:00a, Monday
-Friday, and at all times Saturday & Sunday unless otherwise noted. Check for signs
at parking lot entrances for restrictions. Please note the following:
- Metered parking lots (orange color-coded) must be paid from 07:00AM to 07:00PM, Monday
through Friday but are free at all other times.
- Premium parking lots (brown color-coded) all require a Premium permit. These lots
include the following Brown Zones: Stadium Lot, Life Sciences 1 & 2, Simons Center
and Dental School.
- The Administration Garage is free on Saturday and Sunday.
- Overnight parking is prohibited in the Administration Building Garage, except in cases
where official duties require such absences. The individual must inform DOPTS prior
to the event.
Improperly stored or abandoned vehicles and attachments are subject to confiscation
and disposal in accordance with the provisions of New York State Law.
The following parking maps show the locations of all Stony Brook University parking facilities,
such as parking garages, permit parking lots and metered lots locations. It is color-coded
to show which permits apply to which lots.
STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY MAIN CAMPUS PARKING MAP
Special Event Parking
The Office of Transportation & Parking Operations coordinates parking needs for all
Stony Brook University special events. Regardless of the special event, the Office
of Transportation & Parking Operations will provide parking lot coordination assistance
as best as possible, as dependent on the event date, time and size.
Please contact the Office of Transportation & Parking Operations at (631) 632-6219 for
additional information on special event parking. The office requests that you have
all of the following information readily available:
- Contact Information
- Event Name
- Event Date
- Event Time
- Event Location (at SB)
- SB Department/Office and/or Affiliation
- Estimated Attendance
- Any Special Needs
The University Police enforces parking rules with the following in mind:
- Life safety infractions such as fire lanes, handicapped spaces, and maintaining access
- Protection of permit holder parking privileges must be provided
- To maintain order and equity, so that our campus is accessible
Parking tickets may be paid online through the
Stony Brook Parking System or in person at the Bursar's Office, 2nd floor Administration Building, on Monday,
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 08:30a to 04:00p and on Tuesday from 10:00a to
04:30p when classes are in session. You may also mail payments to the following address:
PO BOX 619
STONY BROOK NY 11790-0619
Checks should be made out to "Stony Brook University Acct. No. 900819." Please include
the ticket number(s) on the check.
Parking Ticket Appeals
Appeals must be submitted within 14 calendar days following the date of issuance.
Parking tickets can be appealed using the
Stony Brook Parking System, mailed to the address on the back of the citation envelope, or you may go to the
Bursar's Office (Administration Building 2nd floor lobby) to complete an appeal form.
Decisions are generally made within 2-4 weeks using the same method in which the appeal
was received. If you do not receive a response within 4 weeks, please contact us at
Traffic Appeals Board
You may appeal the Hearing Officer's decision to the Traffic Appeals Board (TAB).
Written appeals submitted for consideration by the TAB must be filed within 14 days
of the date on which the hearing officer rendered a decision. Appeals received after
this date will not be accepted (exceptions may be granted due to extenuating circumstances).
Call (631) 632-AUTO or email:
Traffic_Appeals_Board@stonybrook.edu to make an appointment to see the TAB. You may appear in person, submit additional
written material to support your appeal or rely on information already supplied. You
will be informed of the decision by mail unless instructed otherwise. All decisions
made by the Traffic Appeals Board are final.
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