Where to Park
Parking on the Pratt campus requires all members of the campus community to possess and display parking permits. Parking is on a first-come basis. Student parking is permitted in the Willoughby Hall (inside the parking arm), Stabile Hall, or Cannoneer Court lots only. Faculty and staff may park in these lots as well. Faculty may also park in the Main parking lot, located just inside the Main Entrance to the campus, on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no overnight parking in the Main parking lot. Several spaces in this lot are allocated for visitor parking. Visitor spaces are allocated and reserved and will be strictly enforced.
Pratt Institute Parking Rules, Regulations, and Enforcement
These rules and regulations have been established to govern the use of parking facilities at Pratt Institute (“Pratt”) and to ensure that such use is managed in a comprehensive and uniform manner.
- All vehicles parked on Pratt property must display a current valid parking permit with the permit number visible.
- All vehicles parked on Pratt property must have a current state registration. Any vehicle not possessing a valid state registration will be considered abandoned and subject to towing from Pratt property at the owner’s expense.
- Permits are never transferable or assignable.
- Faculty and staff residents having one or more vehicles must purchase a separate parking permit for each vehicle. A $10 fee will be charged for each additional permit. Only one vehicle may be parked in the Main parking lot. Additional vehicles must be parked in the Willoughby, Stabile, or Cannoneer parking lots.
- Overnight parking is never permitted in the Main lot.
- Student parking is permitted in the Willoughby, Stabile, or Cannoneer Court lots only.
- Permit holders are responsible for any and all violations issued to their permit.
- Lost or stolen permits require a $25.00 replacement fee.
- Permit recipients shall not:
- Park in yellow zone.
- Obstruct fire hydrants.
- Park in fire lanes.
- Obstruct gates and driveways.
- Park in handicap areas (unless care is tagged with appropriate state permits).
- Park in loading zones.
- Park on sidewalks.
- Park on lawns.
- Park in any unauthorized spaces.
- Fines and penalties for violations of the above rules will be as follows:
- First Violation: Written warning.
- Subsequent Violations:
- For obstructing fire hydrants, parking in fire lanes, parking in handicap areas without a valid state permit, or for obstructing gates and driveways, the fine is $50 for each violation.
- For parking in yellow zones, loading zones, on sidewalks, on lawns, or in unauthorized areas, the fine is $15 for each violation.
- Repeat offenders or those permit holders who fail to pay fines may lose parking privileges and their vehicles may be subject to towing from Pratt property after three citations have been issued. Owners of vehicles displaying forged or duplicated permits will lose parking privileges, have their vehicles towed from Pratt property, and be assessed a $200 fine.
- At the discretion of the Director of Public Safety or his designee, any vehicle obstructing campus operations or emergency access areas may be towed without notice to the owner and at the owner’s expense. Pratt is not liable for any damage that may result from towing.
- Any vehicle without a validly issued parking permit will be towed from Pratt property at the owner’s expense. Pratt is not liable for any damage that may result from towing.
- Vehicles left on campus over 30 days will be subject to towing from Pratt property at the owner’s expense. Pratt is not liable for any damage that may result from towing.
- The purchase of a parking permit does not carry with it any rights, nor does it guarantee a parking space. Pratt merely agrees to permit a person to park his/her vehicle on the campus, when and if proper space is available.
- Storing a vehicle on Pratt property for personal reasons is strictly prohibited. It is a violation of this policy for a permitted vehicle to remain on Pratt property while the permit holder is engaging in non-Pratt-related business. Anyone needing to leave their vehicle on Pratt property because of emergency or other circumstances must apply in writing to the Department of Public Safety.
- All permit holders are subject to state and local traffic and parking regulations while on Pratt property and are responsible for knowledge of these regulations. Any violation of a state or local traffic regulation may result in the loss of parking privileges.
- The permit holder assumes all responsibility for any damage and/or liabilities incurred to the vehicle while parked on Pratt property, including, but not limited to, theft, vandalism, damage to, or loss of, the vehicle or personal property contained in the vehicle. Pratt is not liable for personal injury, damage, theft, or loss of property arising from the exercise of parking privileges.
- Pratt community members park at their own risk.
- The Pratt campus speed limit is 5 MPH.
- You must live 1.5 miles away from the campus in order to be eligible for a parking permit.
- Parking Permits can be obtained at the Department of Public Safety office located in the Engineering Building, Room 105.