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Visitors & Other Permits


Visitors

DESIGNATED VISITOR LOT PERMIT OPTION

Departments hosting visitors to campus may request designated/free visitor parking permits to provide to guests which are valid in Lots 41, 84, 93, 104, 109, 125, 127, 148, & 201. Permit requests should be submitted to parking@ohio.edu with a minimum of 48 business hours notice by a university employee. Departments/Organizations requesting over 5 free visitor permits must either pay for permits or request a lot or meter reservation.  Visitor permits are valid for one day only - requests for multiple visitor permits or permits valid for subsequent dates after the original request will be required to purchase parking for guests at the cost of $3 per additional permit per day for the free/designated visitor lots (regardless if permit is utilized by the same individual or not).

When submitting requests for free visitor parking permits, please be sure to indicate you are requesting the free permit.  Please provide full account numbers for billing purposes.

 

ONLINE PERMIT REQUEST SYSTEM

Departments may also request parking for their guests in advance.  Once the department submits a request, it is then approved by the Parking Office; and the department liasion is then emailed a link.  This link is valid for use, or permit "claims" up to the number of requested permits.  The guest of the department use this link to create an account with Parking Services and claim a permit.  They are issued a permit online immediately; and they must bring their printed permit with them on the day of their visit.  This process is entirely online. 

Departments may choose from permits valid within any dark green or purple lot or within Baker Garage using the online request system.  Dark green and purple lot permits are $3 per day/per permit.  Baker Garage permits are $15 per day. Permit fees will be billed to the University Account number provided by the hosting department who submitted the request.  If an account number is not entered when submitting the request, the guest will be responsible for payment upon checking out online. 

Departments may request a permit using the online permit system by going to:  https://ohiou.t2hosted.com/cmn/auth.aspx?usertype=staff  This site requires a departmental login ID and password.  If you have not yet obtained your departmental ID and password, please request it from Parking Services via e-mail at parking@ohio.edu.

PARENT OR GRANDPARENT VISITATION

Parking Services will issue temporary visitor permits to parents and grandparents. However, the parent or grandparent must be present to obtain the permit. Visitor permits should be obtained at the Visitor Parking Registration Center which is housed in the log cabin at the corner of Richland Avenue and South Shafer Street. Visitors will be able to register their cars and obtain a free parking permit at this location. These visitor permits are valid in lots 41, 84, 93, 104, 109, 125, 127, 148, & 201. All listed lots will also be serviced by the Campus Area Transit System. The Visitor Parking Registration Center is open Monday-Friday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM for permit issuance.

OTHER INFORMATION

Visitor permit requests submitted with less than 24 hours business notice are subject to the following processing fees (permits cannot be guaranteed with less than 24 hours notice).

0-5 Permits - $0

5-10 Permits - $3

11-20 Permits - $5

25-50 Permits - $10

50 + Permits - $15

Visitor permits are not for use by current students or faculty/staff members. Abuse of these permits will result in a $105 fine, vehicle immobilization, and a referral to University Judiciaries.

Additional visitor parking is also available via the Baker University Center pay to park garage and meters located on campus. All fees must be paid when parking at a meter on campus. Please refer to http://www.facilities.ohiou.edu/parking/bucg_timedparking.htm for further information regarding Baker Center Garage rates and hours of operation.

Individuals visiting campus during evening or weekend hours may opt to utilize one of the following parking options:

The purple lots on campus require a specific Ohio University parking permit Monday-Friday 7 AM - 5 PM. These lots are open parking areas at all other times, provided the lot is not being used for special event parking. Individuals must park within a regular non-metered, non-restricted space within the lot.

The dark green lots on campus require a specific Ohio University parking permit Monday-Friday 7 AM - 5 PM. These lots are open parking areas at all other times, provided the lot is not being used for special event parking. Individuals must park within a regular non-metered, non-restricted space within the lot.

Departmental guests needing overnight parking accommodations on campus Monday-Thursday will be required to purchase an overnight permit from the Parking Services Office. These permits are issued at a cost of $5 per permit per day and are valid in the free visitor permit lots only.

A map detailing lot colors and locations can be accessed at http://www.ohio.edu/athens/parking/.

Please contact Parking Services at 740-593-1917 for questions regarding visitor parking.

Space/Lot Reservations

Departments/Organizations wishing to purchase and guarantee parking for incoming visitors/events may choose to reserve specific spaces or entire lots to accommodate parking for guests. Requests should be submitted to parking@ohio.edu ATTN: Tia Hysell.  Please see space and lot reservation rates and request time frames below.

 

Fee Schedule:

A minimum of one week notice is required to reserve spaces and university lots. Please note that the time frame has been extended due to the extra resources required to secure the area for reserved parking capabilities and notify public of lot closure.

 

Total Spaces Reserved:

Fee Per Reserved Space:

1-50

$5

51-99

$4

100 +

$3

250 +

$2

500 + or Remote Parking Options

$1

 

Please note that barricades/traffic cones are used to reserve spaces in lots. The costs for barricade/traffic cone usage, placement, and pick-up are as follows.

* Please note that billable hours are determined based on the number of barricades/traffic cones required and associated staffing resources. Total fees assessed will be determined by Parking Services and included in final quote provided to customer for services rendered. *

 

Barricade Usage Fee:

$3 Per Unit

Billable Hours

$51 Per Hour

*Billable hours are calculated separately for barricade placement and pickup. Total hours required will be determined by Parking Services.

 

Departments/Organizations hosting large scale events may opt to close an entire or portion of a lot to utilize for event parking. The fees associated with entire and partial lot closures are indicated below:

 

Total Spaces Reserved:

Fee Per Reserved Space:

1-50

$5

51-99

$4

100 +

$3

500 +

$1

Remote Parking Options

$1

 

Barricade Usage Fee:

$3 Per Unit

Lot Closure Fee:

$75 Flat Rate

Administrate Fee:

$51 Per Hour

Staffing Fee:

$51 Per Hour

*Please note that billable hours for barricade placement/pickup are not assessed for lot closures as this expense is covered in the lot closure flat rate fee. Lot closure fees assessed per lot closed. In addition administrative expenses will only be assessed for lots needing to be cleared between 12 AM – 6 AM. Total administrative fees will be determined by Parking Services. TRANSPORTATION COSTS CAN BE ADDED INTO QUOTE FOR INCLUSION WITH REMOTE PARKING OPTION. – ALL LOT CLOSURE/SPACE RESERVATION FEES WILL BE DETERMINED BY PARKING SERVICES & A ITEMIZED QUOTE WILL BE PROVIDED TO REQUESTOR PRIOR TO EVENT.

 

Space/Lot Reservation fees may be paid via check, cash, or an internal billing authorization. University account numbers should be provided if opting for internal billing authorization as method of payment.

*Parking Services does not reimburse any lot or space reservation fees. Cancellations are subject to full reservation price.

 

Please note that lot and space closures are subject to approval by Parking Services, certain areas may not be available on requested dates due to other events occurring on campus impacting parking.

 

 

Meter Reservations

Departments wishing to purchase guaranteed parking for visitors within close proximity to university buildings may opt to utilize the meter reservation option to secure parking for incoming guests.

 All meter reservation request should be submitted to parking@ohio.edu within 72 business hours of scheduled visit. (Please note increased time is necessary to account for staffing resources).

 Meters are available for use from 12:01 AM until 11:59 PM on the date of reservation. Meter reservation fees are noted below:

 

Reservation Fee Per Day Includes Laminated Sign If Requested

$15 Per Space/Per Day

 

Administrative Fee

*Applied to meter requests submitted without 24 hours advanced notice.

$3 Per Metered Space

 

Meter reservation fees may be paid via credit card, check, cash, or an internal billing authorization. University account numbers should be provided if opting for internal billing authorization as method of payment.

*Meter reservations booked then cancelled are eligible for cancellation charges.

For questions regarding space, lot, and meter reservations please contact the Parking Services Office at 740-593-1917 or via e-mail at parking@ohio.edu.

 

 

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Vendors

What is a vendor?  Any individual, company, or  corporation that provides a product or service to the University.  This includes sales representatives, consultants, recruiters, contracted companies conducting business with Ohio University, etc. 

Ohio University has hundreds of vendors who park on campus at any given time.  Parking Services recognizes the important role each vendor plays and wishes to accommodate parking needs to the best of their ability.  However, with limited parking on the campus of Ohio University, it is essential the university have clear and concise policies and procedures to accommodate the vendors who have business on campus.

Parking Services will issue all vendor permits.  Vendors must obtain their permit in person at the Parking Services office located at 100 Factory Street on West Green.  A business card and photo ID is required to obtain a vendor permit.  All outstanding parking violations must be paid prior to issuance of a permit. 

Types of vendors that conduct business on the Ohio University campus include:

A.  Vendors who perform services to university facilities in easily recognizable "branded/logo" vehicles. 

B.  Vendors who have service contracts with the University and conduct their business in unmarked vehicles. 

C.  Vendors who drive box trucks, semi's, and other large delivery vehicles clearly marked with a company logo.

  1. There are designated service and loading docks situated at each building on campus.  Delivery vehicles may park on these services/loading docks without a permit for a maximum of 30 minutes for delivery purposes.  Vehicles exceeding 30 minutes may receive a fine.  Personal vehicles may not park in a service and/or loading dock. 
  2. Vendors driving semi's and other large delivery type vehicles may not park in ANY area on campus that is not designated as a parking area without prior permission from Parking Services and the appropriate permit has been purchased for this area.  Vendors needing access to areas not designated as typical parking areas will be issued at the discretion of parking services, and the fee structure will follow the "restricted accesst" permit fee. 

Effective January 1, 2009, vendor permits must be purchased.  A limit of one permit will be issued per person.  Please see the Vendor Permit Fee Schedule.

All Vendor Parking permits and access shall be as follows:

  1. Permits will allow access to the following lots: 41, 51, 52, 104, 127, 128, 147, 148, 149, 201 & 210 (unless otherwise noted due to a special parking arrangement)
  2. Permits will be valid with an expiration date clearly noted.  It is the Vendor's responsibility to ensure a permit is renewed prior to the expiration date.  Expiration dates are determined by the vendor when purchased for up to a one-year period from the purchase date. 
  3. Permits are not valid within metered spaces.  All fees must be paid at a meter.
  4. Permits are not valid within the Baker University Center Garage.  All posted fees must be paid within the garage.
  5. Vehicles displaying a vendor permit must be parked within a valid, legal space.  Please ensure a white line is clearly marked on each side of the vehicle when parking.  Parking at the end of a row, along curbs, in posted restricted spaces, or in areas not designated as a parking area is prohibited.
  6. Vendor Permits are valid for use by the company in which they were issued to only.  At no time may a vendor permit be transferred to another individual or used within a vehicle not designated at the time of purchase.  Permits found in use by another other than a vendor will be confiscated.  Vendor permits are for employees working for Ohio University as a representative of another company, and are not for use by students, student employees, faculty/staff, or other community members. 

Departments may opt to purchase vendor permits ahead of time via an e-mailed request to parking@ohio.edu. Vendor permit requests should be submitted with the following information: Company Name, Company Address, Name of Individual Utilizing Permit, Requesting Department, & University Account Number for billing purposes. No refunds are issued for vendor permits - this includes failure to pick up a permit, therefore departments should use caution when requesting permits to ensure only those permits truly needed are being requested.

Questions regarding a Vendor permit may be addressed by calling Parking Services at 740-593-1917 or via e-mail at parking@ohio.edu

Lost or Stolen Permits - Replacement permits for lost or stolen permits are replaced at full price depending on the amount the permit is selling for at that time. Only a total of one replacement permit will be issued per year per customer.

Vending Companies - Lost or stolen permits must be purchased at full replacement value. If a company or individual is found using a permit reported as lost or stolen on campus - parking privileges will be revoked for the associated company/individual and no further permits will be issued.

 

 

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Contractors

What is a contractor?  Any individual, company, or corporation that has been hired by the University to perform construction, equipment maintenance and/or renovation or building repair, both externally and internally of Ohio University structures and infrastructures. 

Ohio University has hundreds of contractors who park on campus at any given time.  Parking Services recognizes the important role each contractor plays and wishes to accommodate parking needs to the best of their ability.  However, with limited parking on the campus of Ohio University, it is essential the university have clear and concise policies and procedures to accommodate the contractors who have business on campus.

Parking Services will issue all contractor permits as needed. Contractor permits should be requested at the Parking Services Office by a representative of the contracting company or the designated Project Manager. All permits must be paid in advance prior to issuance.  Parking Services accepts cash, check, credit card, or money order as form of payment for contractor permits. A photo ID and license plate information is required to obtain a permit. All outstanding parking violations must be paid prior to issuance of a permit -- NO EXCEPTIONS. Permits can be purchased/obtained Monday-Friday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

 

Effective January 1, 2009, contractor permits must be purchased.  Please see the Contractor Permit Fee Schedule for rates .  

All Contractor Parking permits and access shall be as follows:

  1. Permits will allow access to the following lots 41, 51, 52, 104, 127, 128, 147, 148, 149, 201 & 210 (unless otherwise noted due to a special parking arrangement).
  2. Permits will be valid with an expiration date clearly noted.  It is the Contractor's responsibility to ensure a permit is renewed prior to the expiration date.  Expiration dates are determined by the contractor when purchased for up to a one-year period from the purchase date. 
  3. Permits are not valid within metered spaces.  All fees must be paid at a meter.
  4. Permits are not valid within the Baker University Center Garage.  All posted fees must be paid within the garage.
  5. Vehicles displaying a contractor permit must be parked within a valid, legal space.  Please ensure a white line is clearly marked on each side of the vehicle when parking.  Parking at the end of a row, along curbs, posted restricted spaces, or in areas not designated as a parking area is prohibited, unless specifically noted otherwise on a restricted access permit. 
  6. Contractors working on construction projects with designated parking zones such as fenced in lay down areas, work areas, or any area that is not clearly marked as a parking lot will be required to obtain a permit for parking within those specific areas on campus.
  7. The permit access provision should be addressed in all future agreements and/or contracts by university supervising departments, purchasing, or the contracting agency.
  8. The cost of a contractor permit will be clearly outlined to the contractor during contract negotiations to ensure provisions may be made to cover permit costs prior to agreement. Parking Services must be informed of any contractual commitment concerning parking or access. Parking within dark green and purple lots falls under the dark green and purple pricing structure, parking within any other area on campus falls under the restricted access pricing structure. Permits must clearly state the designated areas needed.
  9. Contractor Permits are valid for use by the contracting company in which they were issued to only.  At no time may a contractor permit be transferred to another individual or used within a vehicle not designated at the time of purchase.  Permits found in use by another other than a contractor will be confiscated.  Contractor permits are for employees working on job sites, and are not for use by students, student employees, faculty/staff, or other community members. 

Departments may opt to purchase contractor permits ahead of time via an e-mailed request to parking@ohio.edu. Contractor permit requests should be submitted with the following information: Company Name, Company Address, Name of Individual Utilizing Permit, Requesting Department, & University Account Number for billing purposes. No refunds are issued for contractor permits - this includes failure to pick up a permit, therefore departments should use caution when requesting permits to ensure only those permits truly needed are being requested.

Lost or Stolen Permits - Replacement permits for lost or stolen permits are replaced at full price depending on the amount the permit is selling for at that time. Only a total of one replacement permit will be issued per year per customer.

 

Contracting Companies - Lost or stolen permits must be purchased at full replacement value. If a company or individual is found using a permit reported as lost or stolen on campus - parking privileges will be revoked for the associated company/individual and no further permits will be issued.

Space Reservation Fees:

Projects which require the utilization of spaces on campus (storage of materials, lay down areas) or require spaces to be taken offline for a specific period of time to complete a project will be required to pay a daily reservation fee for spaces used.  In addition to these space reservation fees, contractors will also be required to obtain a contractor permit if their intent is to park within spaces that are taken off line.

Projects which require the storage of trailers, dumpsters, or storage units on campus (in parking spaces or grass areas) will be required to pay a utilization fee for spaces/areas taken offline. This does not include the storage of trailers, units, or dumpsters within fenced construction zones as designated by Ohio University Design & Construction - unless fenced in area consists of parking spaces. Any vehicles parked within designated construction areas regardless of fenced in area will be required to obtain a permit to park within the area.

See reservation fees below:

 

Space Reservation Fee:          $5/Day – First 7 Days of Project       $1/Day – Each Day Following Initial 7 Day Period

** Prices are per space

 

Meter Reservation Fee:          $15/Day

** Prices are per space

 

Barricade/Traffic Cone Fees:  $3/Unit – One Time Fee                                 Placement/Pick-Up Fee: $48 Per Every 15 Barricades Requested

** Barricades/Traffic Cones are required for all space reservations. The total number of units required will be determined by Parking Services prior to reservation.

 

 

Reservation Information:

All space/meter reservations should be coordinated in advance of project and cannot be completed day of event. Parking Services requires a minimum of 7 business day’s notice prior to space reservations. Meter reservations require a minimum notice of 48 business hours in advance. Contractors interested in utilizing these reservation options should contact Parking Services via e-mail at parking@ohio.edu. Full payment must be received prior to reservation (payment methods accepted: university accounts, cash, check, money orders, Visa, Master Card, & American Express).

 

Questions regarding a Contractor permit may be addressed by calling Parking Services at 740-593-1917 or via e-mail at parking@ohio.edu

 

Road Closures & Traffic Management Procedures

Ohio University Road Closure & Traffic Management Form

A Traffic Control Plan (TPC) must be submitted to Transportation & Parking Services (TPS) at a minimum of 72 business hours before any road closure or traffic interruptions are to occur on Ohio University's Athens campus. Emergency situations as declared by Facilities Management or Ohio University Police will be exempt from this requirement. Reference Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) section 6C-1 on Traffic Control Plans.

A Request For Temporary Street Closure will accompany the TPC. Any impact on pedestrian traffic needs to also be stated. The company initiating the request will have the University project manager (PM) assigned to the project sign off and the PM will bring or email the request to TPS. The request should be submitted to parking@ohio.edu, Director of TPS and Assistant Director of TPS. Teh PM will then be responsible for communicating the details of the closure to TPS. TPS will notify the PM of the request status and will be the centralized area for all other university communications and coordination with other university departments.

 

 

 

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Tel: 740.593.1917
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