Parking

Town Parking

The town of Plymouth utilizes meter parking. These meters can be paid for using the ParkMobile app. For more information about parking in town please visit the Plymouth Police Department website.

On-Campus Parking

Parking Permits

Students with a car can purchase a parking permit to park in specific lots across campus. These parking passes can be purchased online or in person at the Hartman Union Building Administrative Office. Parking Permits will go on sale before the fall semester. All vehicles parked on PSU property must have a valid parking permit. Vehicles parked on PSU property without a valid parking permit are subject to parking tickets and may be towed at the owner’s expense. A PSU parking permit authorizes vehicles to be parked in a certain parking lot.

Residential North | $300

Designated/signed lots north of High Street
Total Space Available: 513

Restricted | $150

Designated/signed lots at the Ice Arena
Total Space Available: 468

North Lot | $125

Lot #705 overflow dirt lot north of National Guard Armory
Total Space Available: 138

ALLWell North | $400

Parking garage in ALLWell North
Total Space Available: 50

Commuter | $200

Designated/signed lots on Main Campus
Total Space Available: 90

Restricted Commuter | $125

Designated/signed lots at Ice Arena
Total Space Available: 152

Families and Guests

During campus events, road signage will mark designated lots to park in. Visitors who are here for an Admissions event or tour should park in the Admissions designated lots. Parking information for the Silver Center for the Arts and the Museum of the White Mountains can be found on their respective websites.

University Parking Rules and Regulations

Before purchasing a parking permit, please read and understand all of the University Parking Rules and Regulations:

Guest Parking Permit Regulations

Visitors to PSU 

  • Most lots on campus are not available to visitors. Visitors must obtain a permit to park in visitor lots. 
  • A Guest/Visitor Temporary Parking Permit can be purchased for daily, weekend, or weekly use. 
  • Remember to print your Temporary Guest Permit after purchasing. 
  • Guest Permits must be displayed face up on your dash at ALL times. 
  • Guests are still subject to all other rules and regulations regarding parking on Campus, including snow plowing. 

Permits are Required 

  • All campus lots require a valid PSU parking permit year-round. A sign is posted at the entrance to each parking lot, which indicates the permit that is required to park there and the lot number. 
  • You can obtain a parking lot map at the UPD office or view it online

Loading and Unloading 

  • When dropping off/picking up people or items at buildings park in a regular spot, and put your flashers on. 
  • If you’re there too long, you may be ticketed. 
  • Please do NOT park in front of buildings without prior permission from University Police. These are fire lanes and you will be ticketed. 

Bollard Areas 

  • Throughout campus there are paths and roadways which are blocked by metal posts called bollards. Sometimes these are put down by Physical Plant or University Police for business purposes. 
  • Please do NOT drive into these areas without authorization from University Police. Doing so will subject you to fines. 

Winter Snow Plowing 

  • Parking lots MUST be vacated during scheduled times, regardless of existing weather and snow conditions, so that as many students as possible can find a place to park. 
  • Any vehicle remaining during scheduled lot maintenance will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense/risk. 

What If I Get a Parking Ticket? 

  • You have the right to appeal your ticket during the first 10 days after ticketing. 
  • Follow the instructions printed on your citation to submit your appeal online. You will receive an e-mailed response. 
  • All ticket appeals are reviewed by UPD’s Internal Appeals Committee. 
  • If your appeal is not accepted, you have 30 days from the date of ticketing to pay your fine. After 30 days, PSU begins a collections process and the fine doubles. 
Student Parking Permit Regulations

Permits are Required

  • All campus lots require a valid PSU parking permit year-round. A sign is posted at the entrance to each parking lot, which indicates the permit that is required to park there and the lot number. 
  • You can obtain a parking lot map at the UPD office or view it online

Loading and Unloading 

  • When dropping off/picking up people or items at buildings park in a regular spot, and put your flashers on. 
  • If you’re there too long, you may be ticketed. 
  • Please do NOT park in front of buildings without prior permission from University Police. These are fire lanes and you will be ticketed. 

Bollard Areas 

  • Throughout campus there are paths and roadways, which are blocked by metal posts called bollards. Sometimes these are put down by Physical Plant or University Police for business purposes. 
  • Please do NOT drive into these areas without authorization from University Police. Doing so will subject you to fines. 

Winter Lot Maintenance 

  • Parking lots MUST be vacated during scheduled lot maintenance times, regardless of existing weather and snow conditions. 
  • Any vehicle remaining during scheduled lot maintenance will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense/risk. 
  • Be sure to review, and print, a copy of the lot maintenance schedule, which can be found online here

Guests/Visitors on Campus 

  • Most lots on campus are not available to visitors. Visitors must obtain a permit to park in visitor lots. A Guest/Visitor Temporary Parking Permit can be purchased for daily, weekend, or weekly use. 
  • If you’re buying a permit for your friend, please be sure to put in their information. When you put in your information, you are taking responsibility for any violations they may receive while on campus. 
  • Guest/Visitors are still subject to lot maintenance scheduling. 

What If I Get a Parking Ticket? 

  • You have the right to appeal your ticket during the first 10 days after ticketing. 
  • Follow the instructions printed on your citation to submit your appeal online. You will receive an e-mailed response. 
  • All ticket appeals are reviewed by UPD’s internal appeals committee. 
  • If your appeal is not accepted, you have 30 days from the date of ticketing to pay your fine. After 30 days, PSU begins a collections process and the fine doubles.
Faculty/Staff Permit Regulations

Faculty/Staff at PSU 

  • Faculty and staff permit holders have a number of lots to choose from campus-wide, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • You can obtain a parking lot map at the UPD office or view it online. 

Permits are Required 

  • All campus lots require a valid PSU parking permit year-round. A sign is posted at the entrance to each parking lot, which indicates the permit that is required to park there and the lot number. 

What Do I Need to Know? 

If you have a rental vehicle or need to use a different vehicle you still must have a permit. Please either: 

  • Remove your stickered permit from your primary vehicle, place it on the vehicle coming to campus, log onto psu.thepermitstore.com and update the vehicle info to match. Then change the permit back to your primary vehicle after and again update the information online. 
  • OR 
  • You may purchase a hanging placard from UPD for $25 that is specific to you, not the vehicle it is on. There is no need to log in and make any changes. 
  • Please note: If you purchase a new vehicle please follow the same steps to change your permit over. 

How Do I Log Onto My psu.thepermitstore.com Account? 

  • If you have not already set up an account go to the website and do so using your plymouth.edu e-mail address. If you do not have or don’t remember your password you can have a new one sent to you via the “forgot password” option. 

Bollard Areas 

  • Throughout campus there are paths and roadways, which are blocked by metal posts called bollards. Sometimes these are put down by Physical Plant or University Police for business purposes. 
  • Please do NOT drive into these areas without authorization from University Police. Doing so will subject you to being fined. 

What If I Get a Parking Ticket? 

  • You have the right to appeal your ticket during the first 10 days after ticketing. 
  • Follow the instructions printed on your citation to submit your appeal online. You will receive an e-mailed response. 
  • All ticket appeals are reviewed by UPD’s internal appeals committee. 
  • If your appeal is not accepted, you have 30 days from the date of ticketing to pay your fine. After 30 days, PSU begins a collections process and the fine doubles. 
Food Service Permit Regulations

Permits are Required 

  • All campus lots require a valid PSU parking permit year-round. A sign is posted at the entrance to each parking lot, which indicates the permit that is required to park there and the lot number. 
  • You can obtain a parking lot map at the UPD office or view it online. 

How Do I Get a Parking Permit? 

  • Stop in at UPD during regular office hours (Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) for a food service permit. 
  • You must bring your vehicle registration and a valid driver’s license with you. 

Where Can I Park? 

  • Lot 602 is the parking area. It is located at the Ice Arena. 
  • If you cannot find parking, please contact UPD at (603) 535-2330 to find out where to park. 

What Do I Need to Know? 

If you have a rental vehicle or need to use a different vehicle you still must have a permit. Please either: 

  • Remove your stickered permit from your primary vehicle, place it on the vehicle coming to campus, log onto psu.thepermitstore.com and update the vehicle info to match. Then change the permit back to your primary vehicle after and again update the information online. 
  • OR 
  • You may purchase a second parking permit from our office for $10 that is specific to you, not the vehicle it is on.  There is no need to log in and make any changes. 
  • Please note: If you purchase a new vehicle please follow the same steps to change your permit over. 

What If I Get a Parking Ticket? 

  • You have the right to appeal your ticket during the first 10 days after ticketing. 
  • Follow the instructions printed on your citation to submit your appeal online. You will receive an e-mailed response. 
  • All ticket appeals are reviewed by UPD’s Internal Appeals Committee. 
  • If your appeal is not accepted, you have 30 days from the date of ticketing to pay your fine. After 30 days, PSU begins a collections process. 
Residential Students

In order for you to purchase a parking placard you must already have a housing assignment. For housing information, please visit the Office of Residential Life.

Commuter Students

Commuter students must demonstrate they live more than one mile from campus in order to qualify for a commuter permit.

Once you make your parking permit purchase electronically,  only the transaction will take place. You will have a receipt. You will receive your hanging parking  placard with other check-in items when you arrive.

If you are a commuter student you can pick up your hanging placard the first week of school in the fall.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question that wasn’t answered before please contact University Police at psu-parking@mail.plymouth.edu.

How long is my parking permit good for?

All Residential and Commuter Permits are valid from the beginning of the school year (or purchase date) until May 31 of that school year.

Graduate Permits vary depending on the term:

  • Spring – All permits expire June 30
  • Summer – All permits expire August 31
  • Fall – All permits expire November 28
  • Winter – All permits expire February 28 (29)

Guest Permits vary depending on length of stay:

  • Daily – All permits valid until 8 a.m. the following morning.
  • Weekend – All permits valid from 6 p.m. on Friday until 6 a.m. Monday morning.
  • Weekly – All permits valid eight (8) days from the start date until 8 a.m.
Can I get a refund?

If you purchase an early parking permit and your circumstances change over the summer, you may get a full refund for your parking permit.

What happens if I lose my receipt for my parking permit purchase over the summer?

Your parking permit transaction will be in our Iparq system and your placard will still be waiting for you when you check it in the fall.

How many parking spaces are available for students at PSU?

The University has approximately 1,448 parking spaces for students to park while attending PSU. For this reason, it is important to make your decision to bring a vehicle to school early and be certain you purchase a parking permit as soon as possible.

Where should I put my parking permit?

Parking permits should be placed on either the driver’s side, inside lower left corner of your windshield OR the driver’s side, passenger door small window portion that does not roll down. For heavily tinted vehicles permits should be placed in the windshield location.

If you have a paper temporary or guest permit, it should be placed face first up and visible on the dashboard of your vehicle at all times. Permits placed upside down, on the floor of your vehicle, or otherwise obscured are not acceptable visibility. It is your responsibility to ensure they’re properly displayed as you leave your vehicle.

All motorcycle permits should be placed in a highly visible area.

I’m a new student and the website doesn’t show that I’m authorized to purchase a parking permit. What should I do?

Sometimes, new or mid-year transfer students are not yet uploaded into the pre-approved parking list.

If you find yourself in this situation, please call UPD at (603) 535-2330 ext.2, Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Be sure to have your PSU ID with you when you call to verify your eligibility.

I qualify for a permit, but it’s not the right one. What should I do?

If you’ve logged on to purchase your Parking Permit but do not see the permit you were advised to purchase, please contact UPD at (603) 535-2330 ext.2, Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

What if I ordered the wrong permit?

If you ordered the wrong permit, please call UPD at (603) 535-2330 ext.2, Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

I’m moving to a different dorm. Do I need to change my parking permit?

If you have a Restricted Permit you don’t need to make any changes to your permit.

If you have a Residential North or South Permit, please call UPD at (603) 535-2330 ext.2, Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., as you may not need to make any changes. If you do find that you need to make changes, please bring your current permit to UPD and exchange it.

During this time, please park your vehicle in UPD’s driveway to avoid parking without a valid permit on campus.

I’m bringing a different vehicle to campus. What should I do?

There are two options from which you may choose:

Remove your permit from your vehicle, place it on the vehicle you intend to bring to campus, go online and log in. Once you’ve logged in, choose the “Account” tab, then update your vehicle information under “Manage Vehicles.” Then go to the “View Permits” tab, choose the blue edit crayon for the correct permit number, and select the correct vehicle from the drop down menu. The permit barcode must match the vehicle it is on. The permit should be placed in the same location requirements.

OR

Go online to purchase a temporary Guest Permit. These are available for daily, weekend, or weekly increments. Permits must be displayed face up on the dashboard at all times. Each Guest Permit states the authorized lot numbers in which you may park. Please note: Guest permits do not allow parking in residential North or South lots.

What is “activating” my permit?

Once you receive your stickered permit, you’ll need to log in to your account to activate it. When you activate your permit, it becomes valid.

Failure to activate your permit may result in a ticket.

Having troubles activating? Call UPD at (603) 535-2330 ext.2, Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m..

If I’m changing my student status, may I sell my permit?

Selling your permit is strictly prohibited! Any unauthorized person(s) who sells or purchases a campus parking permit is subject to fines, administrative discipline, and revocation of all parking rights on campus.

Instead, please bring your permit and ID to University Police and our staff will issue you a prorated refund for your permit minus a $10 administrative fee.

Please note: You must bring your ID with you. The refund is issued onto the credit card used at the time of purchase or by check mailed to the address used for the purchase. There is an administrative fee for this refund process.