The materials below consist of regulations of the State University of New York
Board of Trustees. However, it is not the Official Compilation of the Codes, Rules,
and Regulations of the State of New York. Readers are advised to refer to the Official
Compilation (8 NYCRR Part et seq) in case of questions.
STATE UNIVERSITY AT STONY BROOK
§ 584.1 Introduction.
(a) General. Pursuant to Education Law, section 360, State University of New York is authorized to regulate traffic and parking on all Stony Brook campuses. The State University of New York at Stony Brook University provides roads and parking lots to make university business easier to conduct. The university does not assume any liability for damage to or loss of private vehicles, their occupants or contents. Parking of vehicles on campus without campus registration, without permission from the university, or in violation of these regulations, is not allowed. Drivers who need vehicles on campus to conduct university-related business may obtain parking permits at the student accounts/parking services office. Temporary permits are governed by the regulations stated on the permits.
(1) Responsibility. The owner and/or operator of a private vehicle for use on campus
is responsible for its operation and for any fines or charges incurred. By registering
a vehicle for campus privileges, the registrant and/or owner agree to abide by all
traffic and parking regulations. The assignee of a State-owned vehicle is responsible
for its operation and any fines incurred during the period of assignment.
(2) Temporary instruction. Occasionally, special short-term conditions arise that may require suspending a portion of these regulations, or may require additional temporary regulations and/or instruction, including but not limited to commencement, sports events, conferences, concerts or emergency situations. The chief of police is authorized by the president of this university to take such temporary actions as circumstances dictate.
(i) Faculty, staff, students and authorized non-state employees may register a car
for campus use in accordance with the procedures outlined below.
(ii) An owner/operator may not register more than four vehicles for on campus use.
(b) Eligibility. An owner/operator with an unpaid fine or towing fee may not register a motor vehicle for on-campus parking until the indebtedness is satisfied.
(1) Resident students. Resident students, except freshmen and sophomores, may register
their motor vehicles for the residence lots. Since residential parking
is limited, eligibility does not guarantee that a permit will be issued. Permits are
made available in the following order: graduate students - professional school students
- seniors - juniors. Registration schedules will be announced by the student accounts/
parking services office. Issuance of a permit does not guarantee a parking space.
Each driver shall park in a legal space.
(2) Commuter students. Commuter students may register their motor vehicles for the commuter lots. All commuting students must park in one of the designated commuter lots. Campus bus service is available on frequent schedules.
(3) Faculty and staff. Faculty and staff may register their motor vehicles for the faculty/staff lots. Since faculty/staff parking is limited, eligibility does not guarantee a parking space. Registered faculty and staff members may park in any faculty/staff lot.
(4) Others. Visitors to the university may operate and park properly campus-registered motor vehicles on campus subject to these regulations. When a motor vehicle is on campus, it must be parked in areas designed for visitor use by the parking permit. Parking spaces on campus are severely limited. Visitors should park in the peripheral lots or parking garages, except as provided in sections 584.2(b)(1) and 584.3 of this Part. Changes, when required, will be announced by the office of the Senior Vice President for Administration.
(i) The term motor vehicle refers to any motor-driven vehicle, such as an automobile,
truck, motorcycle, motorbike, minibike, motor scooter or moped (cf. Vehicle and Traffic Law, article 1, section 125).
(ii) The term faculty-staff applies only to the following:
(a) employees on State payroll at the university; or
(b) employees on research foundation payroll at the university; or
(c) non-student employees of the related corporations/organizations listed in university Policy 101. (See http://ws.cc.stonybrook.edu/vpadmin/policy/policies.shtml?ID=101).
(iii) Eligibility must be validated by exhibiting the appropriate identification card which shall be confirmed by the university’s database.
(1) General. Five groups are involved in parking management: the committee on parking
policy (which makes policy recommendations to the Senior Vice President for Administration
for regulations of motor vehicles on the campus); the university police department
(which enforces these regulations); Department of Transportation and Parking Services
(DOPTS) (which operates the bus service, parking lots and garages); bursar/student
accounts/parking services (which issue parking permits, bill and collect fines and
accepts written appeals) and the traffic appeals board (which may provide judicial
relief from the consequences of enforcement actions).
(2) Committee on parking policy. The committee on parking policy ("CPP") develops and recommends policies for the management of the parking resources on the campus. The chair is named by the Senior Vice President for Administration.
(3) Traffic appeals board. The traffic appeals board ("TAB") is a quasi-judicial body. Members of the TAB are nominated by the vice-president for facilities and campus services and appointed by the president. TAB shall be composed of two members and a chair named by the Senior Vice President for Administration. Where requested, the TAB reviews decisions of the traffic appeals hearing officers and adjudicates other matters relating to parking as necessary. The decision of the TAB is final.
(4) University police department. The university police department shall enforce these regulations, the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, and such other laws and regulations as may apply. (Cf. section 355(2)(m) and section 360(4) of the Education Law). Parking service attendants may enforce all campus parking regulations. Individuals authorized by the chief of police may issue summonses to vehicles found parked in violation of these regulations.
(5) Department of transportation and parking operations. The department of transportation and parking operations is responsible for administration of parking garages and lots.
§ 584.2 Procedures.
(1) Who must register. All persons associated with the university who park
on university property must register their vehicles with the university. Registration
entitles registrants to park in designated parking lots if a space is available.
(2) When to register. Individuals must register their vehicles prior to any vehicle use on campus, after acquisition of a vehicle, on returning to campus or starting employment at the university, and must re-register when there is any change, such as moving in or out of a residence hall, change in employment status, etc.
(i) Faculty/staff. Incoming faculty or staff members should register their
vehicles on line or at the student accounts/parking services office. The times and
places of registration are announced by bursar/student accounts/parking services.
(ii) Students. All resident student permits are issued for a one year period. Commuter student permits may be issued for a multi-year period. All resident student vehicles must be registered annually. The times and places of registration for continuing students and initial registration for qualified students will be announced by the bursar/office of student accounts/parking services.
(3) Permits. One permit will be issued by parking services when vehicles
are registered. The permit must be removed if association with the university is terminated
or the vehicle sold. Vehicles are considered registered only when the issued permit
is displayed as required. Any permit obtained through misrepresentation or in violation
of these motor vehicle regulations is void. A registered vehicle must be parked in
the designated lot on campus to which it is assigned. The permit must be displayed
in such manner to assure that pertinent data is visible, i.e. facing the front of
(4) Registration revocation. If a registrant is disciplined by revocation of central campus parking privileges or cancellation of campus registration, the revocation applies to any motor vehicle registered in the registrant's name for on-campus use. The revocation of a campus motor vehicle registration and a loss of parking privileges for the balance of the academic year may occur upon a finding that 5 or more campus parking violations have been incurred, irrespective of the payment of fines. See 584.4(b)(5)(ii) concerning TAB actions.
(5) Change of ownership. A campus parking permit is not transferable. A permit registrant may be held liable for any summonses issued involving that permit
(6) Lost/stolen permits. The permit registrant shall immediately report a lost/stolen permit to the parking services office. Recovered lost/stolen permits are null and void and should be destroyed. A replacement fee shall be assessed irrespective of the permit being reported “lost” or “stolen.”
(7) Alteration, misuse, or misrepresentation in use of any parking related permit, including handicap permit, is prohibited. Discovery of such violation may subject the individual to ticketing and other sanctions.
(1) Where to park.
(i) Campus parking zones are limited for use by motor vehicles assigned to these
areas during restricted hours. Each operator must use the assigned area when parking
on campus. The permit received when a motor vehicle is registered indicates the zone
available for parking. Each parking zone is identified by signs at the entrance. Parking
is not permitted in locations not explicitly identified for this purpose, such as
roads, parking lot aisles, walkways and grass areas. In paved lots, parking is permitted
only within spaces marked for parking by parallel lines on pavement.
(ii) Parking may be restricted, in designated areas of any parking lot, to limited categories of visitors or persons having business with the university and/or conditioned upon payment of a parking fee.
(iii) Parking is prohibited between the hours of 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. in the LIRR Commuter Lot parking lot.
(iv) Access to parking and enforcement of parking regulations in the Hilton Garden lots shall be in accordance with written agreement between the parties.
(2) Permitted hours.
(i) Any special regulations applicable to the summer and winter sessions will be
announced by the office of the Senior Vice President for Administration. Variations
in these regulations designed to meet unusual circumstances may be announced from
time to time by the DOPTS or university police department.
(ii) Parking in faculty/staff lots is restricted to holders of faculty/staff permits from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. After 4 p.m. and until 7 a.m. any registered car may be parked in these lots, except for faculty/staff lots which are designated as 24-hour restricted by signs posted at each lot. Resident parking lots are restricted to holders of resident permits from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, except for those resident lots designated as 24-hour restricted by posted sign. There are no restrictions on weekends until 7 a.m. on Mondays. Specially designated reserved spaces are restricted at all times: i.e., spaces for the disabled, service vehicles, State vehicles, police vehicles, etc.
(iii) Any special regulations applicable to the hours of operation of a parking lot are posted at the entrance(s) to that lot and may not necessarily conform to general campus practices.
(3) Improper parking.
(i) The assignment of a parking permit does not guarantee space in the designated
zone. The driver is responsible for finding an approved space for the vehicle. If
the owner/operator is unable to find a space in a parking lot, he or she may park
in a commuter lot (bus service is provided from these lots).
(ii) All drivers are cautioned that the university, having marked approved spaces, does not mark all areas where parking is prohibited. Each lot is marked by a sign at the entrance. Any area not so designated is not considered a legitimate parking area. An approved space is designated by parallel lines painted on the pavement. In certain unimproved, i.e., unpaved lots are not lined out for parking purposes, so that the definition of approved spaces does not apply.
Note: Certain unimproved lots are not lined out for parking purposes, so that the definition of approved spaces does not apply.
(1) The regulations as written specify who may park in particular parking areas.
(2) Motorists may request an exception from these regulations in particular cases. Requests from motorists must be presented to the Senior Vice President for Administration or designee. Documentation must be submitted that is sufficient to help the Senior Vice President for Administration or designee make a clear finding that the application of these regulations will create:
(i) a financial hardship due to inability to meet inflexible job schedules; or
(ii) a personal hardship related to health or safety, and that the hardship can be reasonably resolved only by an exception.
§ 584.3 Special regulations.
(a) Restricted areas.
(1) Loading zones--deliveries.
(i) Each academic building on campus and each dining hall is provided with a loading
zone adjacent to the building. Parking is not permitted in loading zones. Standing
for no more than 15 minutes is permitted in loading zones for deliveries or pickup
only. Vehicles used for pickup or delivery requiring more than 15 minutes must
be attended. An attended vehicle is defined as one with a qualified driver in attendance
who is able to move the vehicle on request.
(ii) The foregoing definition applies to all vehicles that use the loading zone for pickup or delivery purposes including private vehicles used on State service.
(iii) Special arrangements are made for vendors and outside servicing organizations. (See paragraph 584.3(b)(3) of this section).
(2) Fire zones and fire lanes. Fire zones are established by the director of
environmental health and safety or designee. Fire zones are areas, paved or
unpaved, that permit firefighting equipment to come close to a building and areas
around a fire hydrant or standpipe connection. Parking or standing vehicles are not
allowed in a fire zone at any time, and any vehicle so parked or standing is subject
to ticketing and towing. Vehicles may not be parked in any manner to block or
interfere with an exit of a building or to park adjacent to a building.
Fire zones and lanes are identified by yellow paint on pavement or curbs or by posted
(3) Walkways/Bike path. Any paved way on the campus that is not defined as a roadway is by definition a walkway/bike path. Driving is not permitted on walkways/bike path, except under emergency circumstances (cf. chapter 11, Uniform Vehicle Code, Vehicle and Traffic Law). Emergencies refer to the need to bring fire, rescue, ambulance or police vehicles close to a building in order to safeguard lives or property. Use of walkways/bike path by other vehicles is forbidden. Under exceptional circumstances, permission for driving on walkways/bike path shall be obtained in advance from the chief of police or designee, on a case-by-case basis. When permission is granted the vehicle shall not be driven over five miles per hour. Permission in one instance is not a precedent and does not carry over to similar future circumstances. University police personnel are authorized, under section 1602 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, to declare a walkway/bike path an emergency roadway.
(4) Reserved spaces. Reserved spaces that have official sanction are those established by Department of Transportation and Parking Services. This includes but is not limited to State vehicles, emergency vehicles, vehicles owned and operated by the disabled, or those established by recommendation of the CPP.
(5) East campus—medical center. All parking areas in east campus are governed by permit. Paid parking accommodations are available at the medical center lot. Chapin Apts. parking is limited to residents with Resident Zone 6 permits, which are to be displayed at all times. Campus parking regulations are enforced at the Long Island High Technology Incubator, the Long Island State Veterans’ Home lot, the Ambulatory Surgery Center, Cancer Center and Point of Woods.
(6) Dumpster areas. These areas are designated NO PARKING at all times.
(7) Legal parking areas. Zones designated for parking by these regulations are the only legal parking zones on campus. Parking in all other areas is illegal. Any illegally parked vehicle is subject to immobilizing, ticketing, towing, and/or impounding at the owner's expense.
(b) Special vehicles.
(1) State vehicles-cars and trucks. Reserved spaces for State vehicles may be provided at university buildings. State vehicles are required to park in these spaces. They may not use walkways/bike paths nor may they park in unauthorized areas unless they are on an emergency call and notification of such call has been acknowledged in the university police department. Operators of State vehicles are liable for tickets issued to vehicles and may be subject to disciplinary referral.
(2) State vehicles--buses.
(i) Driver operation. University buses are subject to all campus traffic regulations.
Buses parked at any building for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers for
field trips or excursions must not obstruct traffic in the roadway or interfere with
university operations. Bus drivers shall pick up passengers only at designated bus
(ii) Controls on other vehicles. Drivers operating cars, motorcycles, trucks or other vehicles may not pass a bus that is stopped for the pickup or discharge of passengers when four-way flashers are flashing. This does not apply to buses picking up and discharging passengers at the south campus bus terminal or the Stony Brook railroad bus shelter, both located within peripheral parking lots.
(3) Service vehicles (vendors--I). The university enters into service contracts. Vehicles belonging to service contractors are subject to all traffic and parking regulations. Contractors shall apply to the Senior Vice President for Administration or designee for the appropriate permit.
(i) Service contractor permits are not parking permits and are valid only for the period the contractor is on duty. Proof of on-call status will be required by officers charged with enforcing the traffic regulations.
(ii) Contractors shall complete and submit the appropriate application. In addition, permit requests shall be submitted in writing on the company letterhead, signed by a responsible officer of the contractor, describe the vehicle(s) and identify the driver(s).
(iii) Permit requests shall first be submitted for validation to the university
office responsible for monitoring the activity of the contractor. For instance, telephone
company requests should be validated by the office for institutional services; elevator
service requests should be validated by the department that is the direct beneficiary
of the service.
(iv) If there is any uncertainty about the beneficiary, the vice president for facilities and service or designee shall make a determination and request such validation from the appropriate unit.
(4) Service vehicles (vendors--II). Vendors regularly providing direct services to
the campus who use their own vehicles, must apply for special permits as set forth
above. Examples include vending machine contractors, laundry machine contractors and
food, florist and delivery services. If, in the performance of their services, these
contractors require access to a building through non-service areas, they shall obtain
approval from the chief of police and follow all special conditions indicated on the
(5) Sales people. Sales people coming to the campus on business may be given temporary parking permits valid only for the day of issuance. Sales people with special requirements must obtain special permission from the bursar/student accounts/parking services if they wish to park close to a building for a short period of time on a single occasion.
(6) Mobile vendors. Vending on the grounds or in any building of the university is restricted to individuals so authorized by the Senior Vice President for Administration, or designee. Applications for mobile vending permits are available at the parking services office and may be processed in that office Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Private vendors are not permitted to operate on campus roadways, in parking lots, on roadway aprons, or any other area not specified on the vendor permit issued by the bursar/student accounts/parking services office.
(7) Construction vehicles.
(i) Parking. Contractors constructing on campus shall observe all traffic regulations.
Such vehicles need not register with transportation and parking operations if they
are parked within contract limit lines, in an area physically separated from campus
(ii) Operations. Contractor vehicles may not park in roadways for loading or unloading or for operation of special equipment without prior written approval of the Senior Vice President for Administration. Written approval shall state the special conditions under which such vehicles may park or stand on roadways. The approval must be in the vehicles at all times, available for inspection by university police or parking enforcement attendants upon request. Failure to present this permit on demand shall subject the driver/operator to citation.
(8) Motorcycles. Operation and parking of motorcycles and mopeds are regulated the
same as other vehicles. Motorcycles and mopeds may not be driven on walkways nor parked
close to or inside buildings.
(9) Trailers. Trailer, mobile home and recreational vehicle (RV) parking is not permitted on campus except within contract limit lines. Trailers parked within contract limit lines that are used for residence purposes, must have prior approval of the chief of police or designee in writing. Camper vehicles are subject to the same regulations as other vehicles used for commuting and may not be used for residence purposes on campus.
(10) Reserved permits. Reserved permits may only be authorized by the Senior Vice President for Administration or designee. See 585.3(c)(4) Special Services Permit.
(c) Special operations.
(1) Disabled persons.
(i) Temporarily disabled campus members may apply for a special disability parking
permit at the Disability Support Services.
(ii) Disabled persons may apply for special parking permits distributed by New York State to the city, town or village of their residence. Reserved spaces are designated near buildings for disability parking. These spaces are identified by a disability parking sign posted at each space or signs bracketing a number of spaces with arrows or by painted blue lines and the international handicap symbol on the pavement. Parking is not permitted in spaces lined in blue paint adjacent to a designated space to allow entry/egress from a vehicle and at pavement cuts.
(iii) Any permit obtained or used through misrepresentation or in violation of these motor vehicle regulations is void.
(2) Visitors. Visitors paying a parking fee in university garages or at metered spaces
currently are not required to obtain a parking permit.
(3) Reciprocity--other SUNY staff. When displaying appropriate identification on the vehicle, staff members of other campuses of the State University are granted the same parking privileges extended to staff members of the university. Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) staff parking on campus must register their vehicles and shall be issued a permit on production of a valid BNL ID. University students associated with BNL shall register their vehicles with the university and may not use BNL permits to park in faculty-staff lots.
(4) Special services permits. Special services permits shall be authorized by the Senior Vice President for Administration or designee for campus parking by individuals whose duties require intermittent parking at various locations/buildings. Special service permit parking shall not exceed 20 minutes in any location. When not engaged in the duties for which the permit was issued, the individual must park the vehicle in a designated lot.
(5) Disabled vehicles. If a vehicle becomes disabled on campus and consequently is parked illegally, immediate notice must be given to the university police department. Notes left on windshields or inside vehicles are not sufficient. Vehicles without license plates, parked anywhere on campus, are subject to immediate ticketing and towing. Any student or staff member removing a license plate for any reason from a vehicle parked on campus must notify the university police department upon removal of the plate from the vehicle.
(a) A vehicle that is inoperable must be removed from campus as soon as practicable;
repairing/restoring such a vehicle on campus is not permitted, other than emergency
repairs to start the motor. Maintenance activities such as oil changes or anti-freeze
are prohibited. All costs associated with the removal or disposal of an abandoned/inoperable
vehicle are deemed to be at the owner’s expense and added to any total fines
and fees assessed.
(6) Pedestrians. Pedestrians have the right-of-way in all marked and striped pedestrian crossings. Drivers of any car, motorcycle, truck or other motorized vehicle shall stop and yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in any marked walkway or crossing. Speed shall be reduced when approaching marked pedestrian crossings. Cyclists at crosswalks or utilizing walkways must yield to pedestrians.
(7) Engine idling. Engine idling is prohibited in service areas that are totally or partially enclosed, such as the main library loading zone, physics loading zone, and the health sciences loading dock area. Violators will receive campus citations.
(8) Overnight or long-term parking of vehicles.
(i) 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.
(ii) Long-term parking is prohibited in all lots except Resident lots.
(iii) Parking is prohibited between the hours of 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. in the LIRR Commuter parking lot.
§ 584.4 Enforcement.
(a) General. Parking on the campus is controlled by these regulations and the applicable provisions of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law. Erroneous statements by university employees about the suitability of parking in a certain area shall not relieve the driver of responsibility for any violation. If extraordinary emergency circumstances arise, the driver must notify the chief of police immediately or designee, identify himself or herself and describe the vehicle and the location of the vehicle.
(1) All vehicles parked in restricted zones on campus must display the appropriate
campus permit. An individual may not park any vehicle on campus that is displaying
a false, altered or incorrect permit of any sort in disregard of campus regulations.
(2) Vehicles must be parked only in parking zones authorized for the vehicle. Vehicles may not be parked in any area not designated as a parking space. (SBU)
(3) Vehicles must be parked within the lines designating an authorized parking space when the zone is so marked. (SBU)
(4) Vehicles may not be parked in any space other than the one designated for parking. (SBU)
(5) Vehicles may only be operated on authorized roadways and in parking lots.
(6) Vehicles must be operated in a safe manner on campus at all times to avoid endangering or injuring pedestrians, property, other vehicles or other drivers. (UTT)
(7) Motorists must obey posted speed limits and signs regulating traffic and parking at all times. (UTT)
(8) Vehicles may not stand or be parked in any manner which obstructs fire hydrants, emergency vehicles or the carrying out of university business. Vehicles shall not park or stand in any manner which blocks any fire exit of any building or in any designated fire zone. (SBU)
(i) Vehicles, including motorcycles and mopeds, may not be parked in any paved
or unpaved area that is adjacent to any campus building.
(9) Parking is prohibited on campus roadways at all times, including access roads, service roads and parking lot aisles or entrances. Parking is prohibited on walkways, sidewalks, along any roadway and on any grassy or unpaved areas adjacent to such roadways. Parking is prohibited on parking lot islands and areas striped to separate roadways or spaces in any parking lot or structure. (SBU)
(10) When driving on campus, motorists shall obey all State and university regulations. This includes temporarily posted signs and the direction of university personnel responsible for traffic control. (UTT)
(11) Vehicles that are illegally parked, abandoned or stored on campus are subject to ticketing, immobilization, towing and storing at owner's expense. (SBU or UTT)
(12) Vehicles parked in disability spaces shall display a valid disability parking permit issued to the driver or the person being transported. Improperly used disability permits are subject to confiscation. A vehicle may not be parked so as to block any access ramp or in a marked space adjacent to a designated disability space. (SBU)
(13) Under no circumstances may vehicles be parked in a manner which obstructs access by dumpster waste removal vehicles. (SBU)
(14) Vehicles may not pass buses stopped on roadways that are displaying flashing 4-way signals. (UTT or SBU)
(15) Engine idling in loading zones or enclosed areas, such as the main library loading zone, physics loading zone and the health sciences loading dock area, is not permitted. (UTT)
(16) A vehicle may not be parked at a parking meter during official hours of operation unless the proper amount has been paid. (SBU)
(17) Parked vehicles may not obstruct posted locations such as bus stops, drop-off sites, patient pick-up, valet parking. (SBU)
(18) Speed limit in parking lots and structures: All vehicles in a parking area shall be driven with caution and due regard for both actual and potential pedestrian and other hazards. In no event shall any person drive a vehicle in any campus parking lot or structure in excess of 5 miles per hour. (UTT)
(19) Pedestrians have the right-of-way at all times. A vehicle may not be parked, stopped or standing in a manner that blocks a pedestrian walkway. (SBU)
(20) Overnight parking is prohibited in the Administration Garage. Improperly stored or abandoned vehicles and attachments are subject to confiscation and disposal in accordance with the provisions of New York State Law. (SBU or UTT)
(i) All costs related to the removal or disposal of an abandoned or stored
vehicle shall be at the owner’s expense.
(21) Motorcycles and mopeds are subject to the same restrictions as all other motorized vehicles. They may not be driven on walkways nor parked close to buildings or proximity to any building entrance or exit. Cyclists shall yield the right of way to pedestrians at crosswalks and walkways. (SBU or UTT)
(22) All drivers of vehicles on campus shall obey the traffic commands of officers of the university police department. (SBU or UTT)
(23) Any other violation of these regulations or applicable law not otherwise set forth herein, as specified on the following summons:
(i) Uniform traffic ticket (Suffolk County or UTT)
(ii) Stony Brook (SUNY) ticket (SBU)
Parking Grade I violations - $150 fine are life safety infractions – parking in a fire zone; parking within fifteen feet of a hydrant, stand-pipe or fire exit; failure to display a valid permit when parking in a designated disability space; blocking a disability-adjacent space or ramp, pedestrian walkway /crosswalk or fire exit; displaying an altered or expired permit.
Parking Grade II violations - $50 fine are accessibility infractions – blocking dumpster or blocking campus operations; parking on traffic island or within a painted grid; parked in a designated no parking or loading zone; parking on the roadway; on the sidewalk, walkways/bike paths; parking not in a parking space.
Parking Grade III violations - $30 fine are administrative infractions – unauthorized parking, including failure to display proper permit; being parked or standing in two contiguous or adjacent spaces; overnight parking in restricted lot; not parked between lines, parked on grass or unpaved area, standing engine idling in enclosed area, abandoned vehicle, expired meter, other violation specified on summons.
Parking Grade IV violations - $100 fine are fraud/misuse fines, other misconduct related to parking; and other appropriate actions including replacement costs where applicable.
(a) Alteration, tampering or misuse of permit
(b) Displaying stolen permit
(c) Tampering, damaging, or destruction of signage of equipment
(24) Parking warning tickets may be issued and shall be recorded as part of the individual’s parking history.
(25) If the SBU parking ticket is not paid or appealed within 14 days, a late fee of $10 shall be imposed.
(b) Enforcement activities.
(1) Ticketing. Officers are empowered to issue summonses (tickets) to vehicles found in violation of all traffic and parking regulations. Summonses are issued in accordance with subsection (a) of this section. Officers are empowered to issue adjudication summonses when appropriate due to the seriousness of the situation. Note: Other personnel, when designated and authorized by the chief of police, may issue Stony Brook SBU summonses to vehicles found parked in violation of these regulations.
(2) Cited violators.
(i) Each issued summons must be answered by paying the fine or by filing an appropriate
appeal online or at the bursar/student account/parking service office. Fines may be
paid at the university bursar's office, or by mail in the form of personal check,
postal money order, bank money order or credit card or on-line. Cash will be accepted
at the bursar's office but should not be sent through the mails.
(ii) Failure to pay a summons when due may result in the imposition of a late payment fee. Failure to pay a summons within 30 days of issuance may result in the imposition of additional late payment fees, each consecutive thirty day period.
(i) A plea of innocent to a summons, a claim of extenuating circumstances, or a request
for personal hearing, shall be made at the traffic appeals hearing office. Appeals
may be submitted on-line. Submitted appeals may be left at the bursar/student account/parking
services office to be forwarded to the hearing office.
(ii) Appeals must be submitted within 14 calendar days following the date of issuance, or within three class or working days, if holidays or school vacations intervene during the academic year.
(iii) Unfavorable appeal decisions rendered by traffic appeals hearing officers may be taken to the 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.
(iv) Whenever an appeal is denied by the hearing officer or the TAB on appeal, the appellant must pay the fine. Failure of a student to pay a fine may result in the withholding of transcripts and imposition of other university sanctions until the fine is paid. Failure of a university employee to pay a fine may result in appropriate deduction from salary or wages due until the fine is paid. Failure of visitors to pay fines may result in legal proceedings.
(4) Hearing officers.
(i) The campus president shall designate a hearing officer(s) or board not to exceed
three persons to receive and examine appeals submitted by individuals cited for violation
of traffic and parking regulations enforced on campus. The hearing officers or board
shall not be bound by the rules of evidence, but may hear or receive any testimony
or evidence directly relevant to the issues involved.
(ii) The hearing officer(s) will give a decision on the submitted appeal at the time the appeal is received, unless further investigation is required. A written decision will be rendered on a written appeal.
(5) Traffic appeals boards.
(i) A further appeal of a hearing officer's decision may be made to the TAB,
in writing, within 14 days of the decision rendered by the hearing officer. The TAB
will consider submitted appeals at its scheduled meetings. Decisions of the TAB will
be mailed to the appellant within 14 days of the board's decision. Decisions of
the TAB are final.
(ii) Repeat violators, persons charged with unusually serious offenses and persons who fail to respond to an issued summons, may be immediately referred to the TAB. The board may assign appropriate penalties and may refer an offender to the appropriate university officials for disciplinary action.
(iii) On request, the TAB may also consider parking permit determinations, including special service permit applications.
(iv) The TAB may enter a default plea of guilty for violators whose prior infractions are subject to collections or wage deduction proceedings or New York State Scofflaw procedure through the Department of Motor Vehicles upon application of Parking Services.
(i) Vehicles liable to towing/immobilization. Vehicles on campus parked illegally
or which constitute a safety hazard, interfere with university operations or are not
removed upon notice, are subject to being towed or immobilized. Vehicles owned/operated
by individuals with outstanding fines in excess of $200.00 are subject to immediate
towing/immobilization. All vehicles shall be towed/ immobilized at the owner's
expense. The owner shall also be liable for any penalties assessed for the violation
for which the vehicle was towed/immobilized.
(a) Any vehicle towed/immobilized with outstanding fines/fees in excess of $200.00 may not be released until the outstanding amount has been paid in full.
(ii) Claiming towed vehicles.
(a) Towing/immobilization charges must be paid at the bursar's office. The
payment receipt from the bursar's office shall be presented to the student accounts/parking
services office to obtain release of the vehicle. Note: If a vehicle is claimed after
normal university business hours, on weekends or holidays, the university police department
will accept the towing charges directly and issue an appropriate receipt. The vehicle
will then be released by the university police department. The police department is
open 24 hours each day, seven days a week.
(b) Vehicles towed for violation of campus parking regulations shall be placed in the campus impound area. If the vehicle is not claimed by the owner within 24 hours (excluding weekends and holidays), a letter shall be sent by registered mail to the owner of record.
(c) This letter shall state that if the vehicle is not claimed within 10 calendar days of receipt of the letter, the vehicle will be determined abandoned and disposed of according to law; that the university is not responsible for vehicles left unclaimed after the 10 calendar day period has expired and that all accrued towing, storage and related fees or charges shall be paid prior to redemption.
(d) A storage fee of $10 per day shall be assessed beginning the first day that the claiming period begins. On payment of any fines, fees and charges owed the university, the owner/operator shall be furnished a written receipt. The release of an impounded vehicle shall be conditioned upon payment of past due charges. The 10-day claiming period may be extended by the chief of police or designee for sufficient cause, provided that the storage fee shall continue to accrue during any such extension.
(e) An unclaimed vehicle may be deemed to be abandoned if not claimed within the required period and disposed of in accordance with the §1224(c) 6 and any proceeds from such disposal shall remain with the university.
(7) Additional sanctions - students. If a student fails to pay a parking fine, the university shall withhold his/her grades, transcript and deny enrollment. Note: The university shall withhold or deny grade reports, certificates, diplomas and requests for transcripts from any student of the university who, prior to the end of classes in any semester, has failed to pay such fines assessed against him/her. This sanction shall continue until the fines are paid. Further, no person shall be allowed to enroll for classes until all fines, fees and other charges have been paid. Students with unpaid fines at the time of a required vehicle registration may not register for on campus parking privileges until the fines are paid. Students may also be referred to the Office of University Community Standards.
(8) Additional sanctions - employees. The university may deduct unpaid fines from the wages of university officers and employees and university affiliate officers and employees. Repeat offenders may be referred to labor relations.
(9) The university may initiate collection proceedings to recover unpaid fines.
(10) Abandoned vehicles. All provisions of New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law on abandoned vehicles shall apply on each university campus. Abandoned vehicles shall be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of New York State law.
§ 584.5 Traffic control.
(a) Speed control.
(1) The maximum speed at which any vehicle may proceed on any roadway on university
grounds in the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, is established at 30 MPH, except
for John S. Toll Drive between Campus Drive and Circle Road, all portions of Roosevelt
Drive, Lake Drive, and Kelly Drive, and the Research and Development Park. The
maximum speed at which any vehicle may proceed on John S. Toll Drive between Campus
Drive and Circle Road, and all portions of Roosevelt Drive, Lake Drive, and
Kelly Drive is established at 15 MPH. The maximum speed limit at which any vehicle
may proceed on any roadway at the Research and Development Park is established at
25 MPH. Vehicles may not park on either side of any roadway on university grounds
in the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County.
(2) The maximum speed limit at which any vehicle may proceed on any roadway on university grounds in the Town of Southampton, Suffolk County, is established at 15 MPH.
(b) Intersectional control - stop intersections. The following intersections on university grounds in the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, are designated as "Stop" intersections:
(1) The intersection of South Drive with the following roads and parking lot access roads:
(i) All exits of South P Lot - Entrance from the south, except opposite the entrance to Stony Brook Child Care Center and
(ii) Access Road to the Dental School - Entrance from the north.
(iii) Exit from Dental School on South Drive
(2) The intersection of Marburger Drive with South Campus Road.
(3) The intersection of Circle Road with the following roads and parking lot access roads:
(i) All exits from Roth Quad parking lot - Entrance from the north.
(ii) Lake Drive- Entrance from the north.
(iii) Life Sciences Parking Lot.
(iv) Life Sciences Service Road - Entrance from the east.
(v) All exits from Social and Behavioral Science Building - Entrance from the west.
(vi) All exits from Humanities Building - Entrance from the west.
(vii) All exits from Hilton Garden Inn Parking Lot – Entrance from the East
(4) The intersection of John S. Toll Drive with the following roads and access roads:
(i) Circle Road (southbound).
(ii) Crosswalk at Staller service area.
(iii) Exit from Student Union (Stadium Road)
(iv) Crosswalk Student Union to Library
(v) Exit from Grad Chem Lot.
(vi) Crosswalk from Physics Lawn to the Indoor Sports Complex (ISC).
(vii) All exits from Math Tower lot - Entrance from the east.
(viii) Cogen Service Road - Entrance from the west.
(ix) Lots serving Earth, Space, Science lot (ESS) and Old H lot
(x) Campus Drive serving the Student Activity Center - Entrance from the north.
(5) The intersection of Circle road with the following roads and access roads:
(i) Tabler Drive - Entrance from the west.
(ii) Engineering Drive -- Entrance from the east.
(iii) All exits from Roosevelt Drive (Roosevelt Quad) - Entrance from the west.
(iv) Campus Drive serving Student Activities Center - Entrance from the East and West Drive, entrance from the west.
(v) Exit from Kelly paved lot - Entrance from the west.
(vi) West Campus Service Road (to Service Complex) - Entrance from the east.
(vii) Gym Road - Entrance from the east.
(viii) All exits from Long Island Railroad (LIRR) Commuter Lots - Entrances from the west.
(ix) John S. Toll Drive - Entrance from west.
(x) All exits from North P lot - Entrance from the west.
(xi) At North Entrance Drive, north and south lanes.
(xii) Environmental Conservation Service Road - Entrance from the south.
(xiii) Stadium Road - Entrance from the west.
(xiv) All exits from H Quad lot - Entrance from the west.
(xv) All exits from Mendelsohn lot - Entrance from the west.
(xvi) All exits from Overflow lot - Entrance from the east.
(xvii) Shirley Kenny Drive-Entrance and exit from east.
(xviii) Administration Circle- Entrance and exit from west.
(xix) Hilton Garden Inn – Entrance and exit from west.
(xx) SBS service road- Entrance from west.
(xxi) CMM loading dock- Entrance from west.
(xxii) Nicolls Road underpass- Entrance for east.
(xxiii) Life Science parking lot- Entrance from west.
(xxiv) Lake Drive- Entrance from north.
(xxv) Rotary by pass road- Entrance from north.
(xxvi) Marburger Drive- Entrance from north.
(xxvii) Rotary by pass road- Entrance from east.
(6) Campus Drive - Exit from ESS/Old H Lot.
(7) The intersection of Stadium Road with the following roads and access roads:
(i) All exits from Langmuir parking lot - Entrance from the west.
(ii) All exits from the Stadium parking lot - Entrance from the west.
(8) The intersection of Gym Road with the following roads and access roads:
(i) All exits from Service Complex - Entrance from the west and south.
(ii) All exits from the ISC parking lot - Entrance from east.
(iii) All exits from Gym Road Faculty/Staff and Commuter Parking Lots
(9) The intersection of Roosevelt Drive with the following parking lot access roads:
(i) All exits from Roosevelt Quad parking lots - Entrance from the north and
(ii) All exits from West Drive.
(10) The intersection of Kelly Drive with the following roads:
(i) West Drive,
(ii) Schomburg Apartment Parking Lot access road,
(11) The intersection of Tabler Drive with all exits from Tabler parking lots - Entrances from the east and west.
(12) The intersection of Lake Drive with all exits from Roth Quad parking lots - Entrance from the west.
(13) The intersection of Engineering Drive with the following parking lot access roads:
(i) All exits from Roth Quad parking lots - Entrance from the east.
(ii) All exits from Heavy Engineering lots.
(iv) Exit from SAC Metered Lot
(v) Exit from Student Activities Center access road - Entrance from the east
(14) The intersection of south campus service road for South Campus buildings with entrance way.
(15) The intersection of Health Sciences Drive with the following roads and access roads:
(i) Chapin Apts. Service Road - Entrance from the east.
(ii) Power Plant Service Road - Entrance from the west.
(iii) Parking Garage Service Road - Entrance from the west.
(16) The intersection of the Health Sciences Service Road with the following roads and pedestrian walkways:
(i) Level 2 Open Lot Entrance/Exit - Entrance from the south.
(ii) Pedestrian Crosswalk – Entrance from east and west.
(iii) Intersection with Circle Road
(iv) At entrance/exit from University Medical Center loading area.
(v) At entrance/exit from HSC parking structure.
(17) The intersection of the Main Entrance to University Medical Center with all exits from parking lots and hospital service roads - Entrance from the west.
(18) The intersection of Chapin Apts. Service Road with the following roads:
(i) The south leg of Chapin Apts. Service Road - Entrance from the south.
(ii) Health Sciences Drive.
(19) Intersection of Life Sciences 2 – Staff Premium Brown Zone lot -
entrance from the east.
(20) The intersection of Patriots Road with the following roads and parking lots:
(i) Front entrance road.
(ii) Long Island State Veterans Home north side parking lot.
(iii) Long Island State Veterans Home/East Pavilion east side parking lot.
(21) The intersection of the Long Island State Veterans Home front entrance road and the following parking lots:
(i) Long Island State Veterans Home north side parking lot
(ii)Long Island State Veterans Home west side parking lot
(c) Intersectional control - yield intersections.
The following intersections on university grounds in the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, are designated as "Yield" intersections:
(1) The channelized lane from westbound Circle Road entering the Roundabout - Entrance from the east.
(2) The channelized lane from eastbound Circle Road entering the Roundabout - Entrance from the west.
(3) The channelized lane from northbound Marburger Drive entering the Roundabout - Entrance from the south.
(4) The channelized right turn lane from northbound Nicolls Road to eastbound Health Sciences Drive - at South Entrance, from the south.
(5) The channelized right turn lane from northbound Nicolls Road to eastbound - at Health Science Drive across from Main Entrance, from the south.
(6) The right turn lanes at North Entrance, Main Entrance and South Entrance to southbound Nicolls Road, from the west.
(7) The right turn lanes at Main Entrance and South Entrance to northbound Nicolls Road, from the east.
(d) One-way roads.
The following roads on university grounds in the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, are designated for one-way traffic:
(1) Administration Circle for traffic proceeding in a counterclockwise direction only; roadway at Shirley Kenny Drive and Circle Road in a counter-clockwise direction only for entrance and exit from parking garage. All traffic exiting garage must turn right.
(2) Kelly Drive from Circle Road to West Dive for traffic proceeding in a counterclockwise direction only.
(3) Roosevelt Drive to West Drive from Circle Road in a clockwise direction only.
(4) Chapin Apts. access road for traffic in a clockwise direction only.
(5) Roundabout at intersection of Marburger Drive and Circle Road in a counter-clockwise direction only.
(e) Turn prohibitions. The turning of vehicles at intersections or other designated locations on university grounds in the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, is prohibited as follows:
(1) Left turn by traffic on Circle Road from the south at its intersection with the east-bound exit from the parking garage (Administration Circle).
(2) Right Turn on red is not permitted at intersection of South Drive and Marburger Drive, from the east.
(f) Fire zones, fire lanes: university grounds, Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County.
(1) Kelly Drive from Circle Road to Roosevelt Drive for traffic proceeding in a counterclockwise direction only.
(2) Main Entrance of University Medical Center.
(3) Emergency Room Entrance of University Medical Center.
(4) South portion of Stadium Road
(5) Administration Circle, inner curb.
(6) Chemistry Building roadway.
(7) Humanities Building roadway and Administration Building Loading Zone.
(8) Life Sciences Building Loading Zone and roadway.
(9) Chapin Apartment Roadway.
(10) West Drive from Roosevelt Drive to Circle Road
(11) Student Union West Loading Zone
(12) Roth Dining Hall Loading Zone
(13) Rear of Student Activities Center, next to Psychology A and B
(14) Sections of M and H Quad parking lot, south of Benedict College
(g) Traffic control signals on university grounds, Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County.
(1) South Drive and entrance to Child Care Center.
(2) Marburger Drive and South Drive.
(3) Health Sciences Drive and the intersection of Edmund D. Pellegrino Road/Patriots Road.
(4) Health Sciences Drive and the intersection of the Main Entrance to the University Medical Center.
(5) Health Sciences Drive and Health Sciences Service Road.
(6) Flashing cautionary device immediately north of the roundabout at Marburger Drive and Circle Road.
(7) Main Campus Entrance at intersection of Circle Road and Shirley Kenny
Drive (east bound) and intersection of Circle Road and Shirley Kenny Drive (west bound).
Entrance to and exit from Administration Circle.
(8) Radar measuring speed limit signs located northbound on South Drive (just north of South P Lot), northbound on Circle Road (by Kelly Quad) and southbound on Circle Road (next to North P Lot).
(h) Miscellaneous signs and restrictions: university grounds, Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County.
(1) Administration Circle: Limited time standing (five minutes) to pick up or drop off passengers.
(2) Stadium Lot: Limited access, designated spaces at entrance to stadium.
(3) Pedestrian Crosswalks – all vehicles must stop when a pedestrian is in a crosswalk.
(4) The following crosswalks are designated with Stop signs:
(i) Circle Road at Administration Overflow parking lot
(ii) John S. Toll Drive at Student Union
(iii) John S. Toll Drive at Rear of Wang Center
(iv) John S. Toll Drive at Chemistry Building
(v) John S. Toll Drive at Indoor Athletic Complex
(vi) Stadium Road at Circle Road
(vii) Stadium Road at John S. Toll Drive
(viii) Campus Drive at John S. Toll Drive
(ix) John S. Toll Drive at Circle Road
(x) Circle Road at Roosevelt Drive
(xi) Circle Road at Campus Drive
(xii) Circle Road at Life Sciences
(xiii) Circle Road at Engineering Drive
(xiv) Circle Road at Tabler Drive
(xv) Circle Road at Gym Road (2)
(xvi) Circle Road at Long Island Railroad parking lot
(xvii) Circle Road at softball fields (near North P Lot)
(xviii) Engineering Drive at Heavy Engineering Building
(xix) Health Science Service Road, near Hospital Loading Zone
(xx) Exit from Roth Dining Hall Loading Zone
(xxi) Chapin Apartments Service Road
(xxii) Exit from South Campus at Marburger Drive
(xxiii) Dental School Entrance
(xxiv) Exit Chemistry Metered Lot and John S. Toll Drive
(xxv) Exit Math/Physics Parking Lot and John S. Toll Drive
(xxvi) Exit Computer Science Parking Lot and Campus Drive
(xxvii) Exit H Lot and John S. Toll Drive
(xxviii) Cancer Center Road and Pellegrino Drive
(xxix) Lake Drive Crosswalk Between Roth Quad and Life Sciences
(i) Research and Development Park
(1) Intersectional control - stop intersections. The following intersections on university grounds in the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, are designated as "Stop" intersections:
(i) Exiting on Development Drive and Innovation Road.
(ii) Exiting on Development Drive and Stony Brook Road.
(iii) Exiting/southbound (2) on Innovation Road and Development Drive.
(iv) Northbound on Innovation Road and Development Drive.
(v) Exiting Greenhouse Access Road and Development Drive.
(2) One-way road: the east section of Development Drive by the guard booth.
(3) Service vehicle use only: south end of development drive, adjacent to Building 17.
(j) Southampton Campus
(1) Speed control. The maximum speed limit at which any vehicle may proceed on any roadway on university grounds in the Town of Southampton, Suffolk County, is established at 15 MPH.
(2) Intersectional control - stop signs. The following intersections on university grounds in the Town of Southampton, Suffolk County, are designated as "Stop" intersections:
(i) Peconic Hill Road and the following roads and parking lot access roads:
(a) Parking lot A
(b) Pratt Center Service Road.
(c) Post road.
(d) Montauk Circle.
(e) Parking lot E
(f) Abney Peak parking lot
(g) Federal Circle.
(ii) Post Road and the following roads and parking lot access roads:
(a) Parking lot F
(b) Parking lot G
(c) North Road
(iii) Federal Circle with the following roads and parking lot access roads:
(a) Peconic Hill Road
(b) Baja Road
(c) adjoining parking lots
(d) West Gate Entrance Road
(e) Pratt Center Service Road
(iv) Phillips Gate Entrance Road and parking lot B
(v) North Road with the following roads and parking lot access:
(a) Parking on North Road
(b) Post Road
(vi) Baja Road with Federal Circle
(c) One-way roads. The following roads on university grounds in the Town of Southampton, Suffolk County, are designated for one-way traffic:
(i) Federal Circle, for traffic proceeding in a counter clockwise direction only.
(ii) Pratt Center Service Road, for traffic proceeding in an east direction only.
(d) Turn prohibition. Vehicles may not turn left at the intersection of Peconic Hill Road and Pratt Center Service Road.
(e) Traffic restriction. Service vehicles are not permitted on the eastern half on the Pratt Center Service Road.