7.2 Capital University Law School Traffic And Parking Regulations

  • 7.2 Capital University Law School Traffic And Parking Regulations

    Students and employees are subject to all parking/vehicle regulations as stated in this parking regulations document (additional copies available in the Business Operations Office), official notifications posted on law school bulletin boards and/or notification from administrative offices sent via e-mail or placed in mailboxes.
  • 7.2.01 Vehicle Registration

    A. All student vehicles (including motorcycles) operating or parked on Law School property must be registered annually. Registration is normally on an academic year basis, with the registration year beginning the first day of the fall semester. Parking permit applications are submitted using a secured online application. All vehicle information must be provided on the application before a permit will be issued..

    B. Parking permits and fees provide authorization to park in designated areas as space is available, but do not guarantee a place to park. 

    C. Parking Permit hangtags are to be affixed to the REARVIEW MIRROR of the vehicle when parked on Law School property. Registration is not complete until the permit is properly placed on the vehicle.

    D. There is no fee for the parking permits issued in an academic year to a student or employee. Registration for additional vehicles should be for vehicle(s) owned by the student/employee requesting the permit or by a member of their family and is to be used at Capital University Law School only by the student/employee requesting the permit. Only one permit will be issued per individual, regardless of the number of vehicles, and must be transferred when changing vehicles.

    E. Temporary permits can be obtained on a daily or weekly basis by students or employees who need to park a car on Law School lots on a temporary basis (such as when a registered vehicle is temporarily inoperative). The temporary permit is to be displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle so that it is easily visible from outside the vehicle. Individuals must provide license plate and other pertinent information to Security or the Business Operations office to obtain a temporary permit. Students and employees parking an unregistered vehicle must advise Security immediately after parking the vehicle and should obtain and post a temporary pass within two hours. A student may phone or e-mail Security (236-6161) or Business Operations (236-6441) to request that a temporary pass be left at the security desk for the student. The student must show a Capital University Law School ID to receive the pass from Security.

    F. Handicapped Permits are not issued by Capital University. Individuals who wish to park in handicap spaces must display a state-issued permit.

    G. Information provided for vehicle registration is to be complete and accurate. If information given is not true or is misrepresented, all parking permits issued may be revoked and charges may be brought by the University (including honor code charges for students).

  • 7.2.02 Parking Areas

    A. Shuttle Service

    Shuttle Service is available to transport students to and from the Auxiliary Lots listed below. During Fall and Spring Semesters, the shuttle service will run continuously Monday – Friday from 8am – 4p (service is not available during the lunch hours as posted on the student bulletin board). Escort and/or shuttle service is available after 4pm upon request to the on-duty security officer(s). In the event that the van is unavailable, Capital University Law School reserves the right to temporarily discontinue shuttle service and will make every effort to notify students in advance. On-going shuttle service is not available during the summer.

    B. Student Parking Areas (applicable to law school students only)

    Lots owned by Capital University:

    Lot 1: Directly south of the Law School on Capital Street. Students may park in spaces that are not reserved.

    Lot 2: Adjacent to the Law School building at the southwest corner of Broad and Grant Streets. Limited spaces are available for students at the direction of the on-duty Security Officer.

    Lot 3: East of Grant between Oak Street and Capital Street - 24 hour parking. Students who live in housing adjacent to Lot 3 may request a separate permit for overnight parking.

    Auxiliary lots leased by Capital University:

    Lot 4: Available 24 hours a day. Located at the southwest corner of Capital and 9th Streets only in spaces marked 0 - 25.

    MP3: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Located North of Franklin Avenue east of Washington Avenue in the east side of the lot only. Vehicles must be parked head-in or will be subject to ticketing.

    MP5: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday  Located south of Oak Street, second parking lot east of Washington Street. Vehicles must be parked head-in or will be subject to ticketing

    MP7: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday At the southeast corner of S. Washington and Franklin Avenues. Park only in the section marked for Capital Law School students. Vehicles must be parked head-in or will be subject to ticketing.


    STRS: Evening and weekend use only.

    STRS permits a limited number of Capital University Law Students to park in their parking garage 5:00 p.m. to midnight, Monday through Thursday, and 5:00 p.m. Friday through 5:00 a.m. Monday. Parking in the STRS garage requires a card which may be obtained from the Capital University Law School Business Operations Office. A $20.00 deposit is required, which will be refunded upon the return of the card.

    C. Faculty/Staff Parking Areas (applicable to Capital University Bexley and Law School employees) are:

    Lot 1: Designated reserved spaces only. A limited number of spaces are available to Law School contract workers and to the Legal Clinic for use by staff attorneys.

    Lot 2: Adjacent to the Law School building at the southwest corner of Broad and Grant Streets. Limited spaces are available to students at the direction of the on-duty Security Officer.

    D. Handicapped Parking spaces are located in Lot 1 on Capital Street, directly south of the Law School. Vehicles must have a properly displayed state-issued handicapped parking permit

    E. Motorcycle and Bicycle Parking:

    Lot 1: Bicycles are to be parked in the designated bike racks.

    Lot 2: Bicycles and motorcycles may be parked in Lot 2 near the security shack at the direction of the security officer.

    Lot 3: Registered motorcycles may be parked in the parking spaces. Two motorcycles may use one parking space.

    As it not feasible to display a permit on motorcycles, Security will maintain a listing of currently registered motorcycles. As with other vehicles, these must be re-registered each year.
    Bicycles are not allowed in the Law School building.

    F. Visitors may park in predetermined spaces with a temporary permit obtained from Security or the Business Operations office. NOTE: Students are NOT to use visitor passes. A student vehicle with a visitor pass will not be considered a properly registered vehicle.

    Law School faculty, departments and student organizations expecting visitors should notify Security of the estimated time of arrival and the number of vehicles expected. Visitors should be directed to Lot 2, where the on-duty security officer will inform them of available spaces. The Law School does not guarantee available parking for visitors but will make every effort to accommodate requests that are submitted in advance. If no parking is available, visitors will be directed to paid parking options.

  • 7.2.03 Parking Regulations

    All persons parking on Law School property are expected to follow the regulations listed below. Failure to follow regulations may result in fines, towing, or revocation of parking privileges.

    A. Parking permits are non-transferable. The hang tag must be (properly) affixed only to the vehicles for which they are registered. Only students may use student permits. Students may not allow permits to be used by any other person.

    B. Regardless of how many vehicles are registered in any one name, only one at a time is allowed to park in Law School lots.

    C. Students are allowed to park in law school lots only when involved in law school activities. Parking in a CULS parking lot and walking to employment outside CULS is a violation of the parking policy and will be strictly enforced.

    D. Students may not park in parking lots and spaces restricted to faculty/staff.

    E. Hangtags must be removed from the vehicle upon change of vehicle ownership, termination of association with the Law School, revocation of parking privileges, or receipt of a hangtag which supersedes a prior hangtag.

    F. Motor vehicles may not be driven or parked on sidewalks or grassed areas.

    G. Parked vehicles must be located entirely within the boundaries of the parking space.

    H. Vehicles (including bicycles) may not be stored on Capital University Law School parking lots. Any vehicle remaining stationary for more than two (2) days will be considered a stored vehicle and will be subject to towing at the owner’s expense. Students who live in housing adjacent to Lot 3 may request a separate permit for overnight parking.

    I. Removal of or tampering with any Law School parking or traffic signs will result in the issuance of a fine and other appropriate penalties.

    J. Operators of vehicles emitting excessive noise or being operated in a reckless manner are subject to fine.

    K. University Bexley Campus Parking: Law students wishing to park on main campus during the week (8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.) will require a $1.00 temporary parking pass good in any student S lot. Law School (L) permits will be honored in the student S lots on weeknights from 4:30 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. and weekends and holidays from 4:30 p.m. Fridays until 8:00 a.m. the next university business day, but if staying overnight must be mindful of the No Parking 2 a.m. – 6 a.m. zones. Employees with a parking permit appropriately affixed to the vehicle may park in FS lots. Employees and students are NOT to park in visitor spaces. Refer to Capital University Parking Regulations.

    L. The person in whose name the vehicle is registered shall be responsible for all violations, except when the vehicle is being driven by another whose identity can be determined.


  • 7.2.04 Enforcement

    A. Citations for violations of regulations, signs, and markings may be issued at the scene of the violation or by mail. Fines are as follows.

    1. Unregistered vehicle - $25 and/or Tow

    2. Parking Permit not displayed or not properly displayed - $10

    3. Unauthorized use, reproduction, altering or tampering with permits - $15

    4. Removal of or tampering with University parking or traffic signs - $100

    5. Reckless vehicle operation (including driving outside permitted areas); excessive noise - $20

    6. Parking other than in designated parking space (including parking outside lines) - $10

    7. Parking in an area that blocks other vehicle(s) or entrance/exit - $20

    8. Failure to obey posted signs or markings - $20

    9. Stored vehicles (including bicycles) - $10/day and/or tow

    B. Capital University Law School reserves the right to have towed and impounded any vehicle which is not authorized to park on Law School property, is parked illegally, constitutes a hazard, blocks loading zones, or impedes vehicular or pedestrian traffic. The costs of towing and impoundment will be the responsibility of the owner of the vehicle. The Law School disclaims any responsibility for damage or losses, which may result from towing or impoundment.

    C. Payment of fees should be made in the Business Operations office within seven (7) days of the date the ticket was issued.

    For Students: A late fee of $10.00 and the unpaid ticket fee will be charged to the students account after 7 days. All unpaid ticket fees and late payment fees will be included with future university billings to the student. Graduating students must pay all outstanding fees prior to receiving a diploma or official transcripts.
    For Employees: After 7 days a late fee of $10.00 is added and the total unpaid fee will be deducted from the employee’s pay check as indicated on the parking permit request form.

    D. Citations may be appealed by filing a written appeal within 7 days from the date the citation was issued. Written appeals from students and employees are to be submitted to the Assistant Dean of Administration and Finance.

    E. The parking privileges of any motor vehicle registrant who receives five (5) or more valid citations or who has three (3) or more unpaid valid citations during the academic year will be revoked for the remainder of that academic year, and the vehicle will be placed on tow away notice. Parking privileges may be reinstated when a person with 3 unpaid tickets pays for all unpaid tickets (provided the person does not already have a total of five tickets). Unlike other citations, this tow away notice is final and non-appealable.



  • 7.2.05 General Guidelines

    A. A parking permit does not guarantee a place to park. It only gives the right to park in Law School parking lots in designated areas as space is available.

    B. The Law School assumes no responsibility for vehicles or their contents while on School property.

    C. In case of unavoidable circumstances, which might result in a citation (such as illegal parking due to a flat tire or engine trouble), Security should be notified immediately.

    D. Persons involved in a motor vehicle accident or persons whose vehicle has been vandalized on School property should contact Security. Security will contact the Columbus Police Department to report the incident.

    E. Capital University Law School reserves the right to modify these policies when appropriate and to make temporary changes to faculty, staff and student parking areas when necessitated by law school events. In such instances, every effort will be made to provide advance notice of any changes.