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Frequently Asked Questions for Parking

Who needs a parking permit?

  • All Creighton affiliates, including faculty, staff, and students, who park a vehicle on property that is owned or leased by Creighton University at any time must display a current parking decal or temporary hangtag issued by Parking Services.

What about motorcycles?

  • Motorcycles parked near bicycle racks do not require a permit; however, motorcycles that take up a parking stall must display a current parking decal.

What if I forget to move my decal to the vehicle I drive that day?

  • You will need to either come to Parking Services to purchase a day pass for $5 or park on a public street.

What if I only come to campus in the evenings or on weekends?

  • Evening-only permits are available for no cost through JPark; these permits allow faculty, staff, and students to park in faculty/staff and student parking areas from 4 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Friday, and any time on weekends. The evening-only permit also may be used in patient parking areas during the hours listed below. The evening-only permit may not be used to park in visitor parking areas.

What about patient parking?

  • Faculty, staff, and students with Creighton permits may park in OT/PT patient parking under the BIC (Lot 87) from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Friday, and any time on weekends.
  • Faculty, staff, and students may park in Dental Patient Parking (Lots 38A, 28, and 8A) from 5 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Friday, and any time on weekends.

    How do I appeal a citation?

    • Citations may only be appealed online; no in-person appeals will be accepted. Appeals must be received within 7 days of the date the citation was issued. The appeal must present substantial evidence that the parking violation was not committed, or the occurrence was due to circumstances beyond the appellant?s control. The appeal process is not a venue for general criticisms, complaints or policy debates. The following reasons for appeal will not be considered:
      • Frivolous or abusive appeals, including the use of profanity
      • Late to class or appointment
      • Inability to pay the amount of the fine
      • Lack of available parking
      • Other vehicles were parked improperly or illegally
      • The vehicle was only parked illegally for a short period of time
      • Public Safety did not previously ticket for similar offenses
      • Appellant purchased a parking permit, but did not display it in the vehicle
      • Appellant did not purchase a parking permit.

    Faculty/Staff Parking

    Can I return my decal for a refund?

    • You can return your decal and not have future payroll deductions, but there will not be a refund of past deductions.

    Student Parking

    Can I return my decal for a refund?

    • Yes; if you return your decal, you will be refunded based on the date of the return. After January 20, no refunds will be made for returned decals.

    Return Dates

    Permit Refund

    Before 9/15/21

    $400

    9/16/21-10/9/21

    $300

    10/11/21-1/20/22

    $200

    1/21/22-8/31/22

    $0

    What if I am studying abroad for the spring semester?

    • Purchase a student parking permit for the fall semester, then return the decal before you leave at Christmas Break to receive a refund of $200.

    Can I park in other parking lots at night or on weekends?

    • Students with valid permits may park in faculty/staff lots from 4 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Friday, and any time on weekends. However, students can never park in visitor parking by the Harper Center or the Lied Education Center for the Arts (Lot 5 and Lot 35). Also, unauthorized parking in handicapped stalls, fire lanes, and specifically-designated stalls (e.g., VP/Dean, Facilities Vehicles, etc.) is enforced at all times, year-round.

    Questions?

    • If you have questions about campus parking, advice from other University offices may not be current or accurate, so please call Parking Services at 402.280.5225. We are located in Harper 1090 and conduct parking transactions from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. We will be happy to assist you.