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PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

Faculty and Staff Parking

 

Fall 2014/ Spring 2015 Permit Sales

 

Purchasing A Parking Permit


Faculty/Staff parking permits go on sale starting Monday, July 14, 2014 at 9 a.m.

Regular Faculty/Staff who are currently enrolled in the Payroll Deduction Plan will automatically have their permits renewed; these individuals DO NOT have to re-enroll. All others must purchase their permit online.

Permits can be purchase online through your eParking account.. You will need your TU NetID and password to log into your eParking account.

Towson University employees not currently in the University's payroll system must bring their contract to the Auxiliary Services Business Office to verify their pay rate and be assigned the appropriate permit rate.

Partner company employees (housekeeping, dining services, hotel, etc.) and volunteers must complete a hard copy of the permit application, which is found at the Auxiliary Services Business Office (ASBO) on the first floor of the University Union or at the Parking & Transportation Services Office located on the ground level of the Union Garage. The permit application must be submitted to ASBO in order to obtain a parking permit.

NOTE:  Due to the implementation of Virtual Permit System, vehicle license plates will be used to link vehicles to permits.  Therefore, there will be no need for separate Motorcycle permits.

For more information about permit exchanges, permit refunds, or cancelling the Installment Payment or Payroll Deduction Plan, please click here.

For more information about permit rates, click here.

 

Payroll Deduction Plan*


Payroll Deduction is available to all regular, non-contingent employees who choose to enroll. The Payroll Deduction Plan is an option for eligible Faculty/Staff members to purchase their parking permit by having a set payroll deduction amount taken out of their bi-weekly pay, instead of purchasing the permit in full at the time of purchase.

Regular Faculty/Staff members who were not enrolled in Payroll Deduction for the 2013-2014 academic year but wish to enroll for the upcoming academic year may do so during the open enrollment time frame, which is July 14, 2014 – August 22, 2014. After August 22, 2014, Payroll Deduction will no longer be available as an option for purchasing a Fall 2014/ Spring 2015 parking permit. The cutoff date for new employees to sign up for Payroll Deduction is March 31, 2015. If you miss the deadline to sign up for Payroll Deduction,you will need to select another payment method.

To enroll and use Payroll Deduction as your payment method, permits should be purchased online through your eParking account. You will need your TU NetID and password to log into your eParking account. On the purchase page for your permit, select “Payroll Deduction” as the payment method. Next, you must complete and submit a Payroll Deduction card to the Auxiliary Services Business Office (ASBO) located on the 1st floor of the University Union. Payroll Deduction cards are only available in person at ASBO. Additionally, you must sign the completed Payroll Deduction card and return it to ASBO within 5 business days of your online permit purchase. Permits will be returned if the Payroll Deduction card is not completed within the 5 business days.

 

Installment Payment Plan*

The Installment Payment Plan is available to all Regular and Contingent employees who choose to enroll. The Installment Payment Plan is an option for eligible Faculty/Staff members to purchase their parking permit by making consecutive, equal payments within a specific timeframe, instead of purchasing the permit in full at the time of purchase.

Faculty/Staff members who wish to enroll in the Installment Payment Plan for the upcoming academic year may do so during the open enrollment timeframe, which is July 14, 2014 – December 12, 2014. If you were enrolled in the Installment Payment Plan for the Fall 2013/ Spring 2014 academic year, you will need to re-enroll in the Installment Payment Plan, as enrollment is not automatic.

To enroll and use the Installment Plan as your payment method, permits should be purchased online through your eParking account. You will need your TU NetID and password to log into your eParking account. On the purchase page for your permit, select “Installment Plan” as the payment method. Next, you must complete and submit an Installment Payment Plan card to the Auxiliary Services Business Office (ASBO) located on the 1st floor of the University Union. Installment Payment Plan cards are only available in person at ASBO. Individuals using the Installment Payment Plan must make their first installment payment at ASBO by the first day of Fall 2014 classes or within five business days of the permit purchase, whichever is later. Permits will be returned if the Installment Payment Plan card is not completed and/or if the first payment is not made within the allotted timeframe.

 

C.O.D. Payment


Individuals using C.O.D. must pay for the permit by the first day of Fall 2014 classes or within five business days of the permit purchase, whichever is later. Payments must be made in person at the Auxiliary Services Business Office (ASBO), which is located on the first floor of the University Union.


*Graduate Assistants eligible for a Faculty/Staff parking permit are not eligible for the Payroll Deduction or Installment Payment Plan options. Payment options available is C.O.D. or credit card.


Fall 2013/ Spring 2014 Permit Sales

Individuals wishing to purchase a permit with payment options such as C.O.D. or a credit card can purchase their permit online at https://auxt2ebizvm.towson.edu/t2/cmn/auth.aspx. Individuals using C.O.D. must pay for the permit by the first day of classes or within five business days of the permit purchase, whichever is later, at the Auxiliary Services Business Office located on the first floor of the University Union.

The Installment Payment Plan option for parking permits is no longer available for the remainder of the 2013-2014 academic year for new or current faculty/staff. Faculty/Staff will have to pay the prorated amount for their parking permits. Installment payment plan options for the 2014-2015 academic year will be announced in May or June.

Regular employees will still be able to enroll in the Payroll Deduction program until the end of March 2014.

Graduate Assistants eligble for a Faculty/Staff permit are not eligble for the payroll deduction or installment payment plan options. Payment options available is C.O.D. or credit card at time of purchase.

More information about 2013-14 permit sales can be found here.

 

Use of Virtual Permits at Towson University

The vast majority of those on campus receive a Virtual Parking Permit.  Additional information about the Virtual Permit System can be found by clicking on the link.

Individuals are not permitted to register another student, faculty, or staff member's vehicle on their accounts. Permits may not be shared; each person must have his or her own permit.

For more information about the Carpool Program, click here.

If there are extenuating circumstances regarding your vehicle, please contact the office directly.

 

Employee Classifications

 

Regular Employees (Towson University)

Regular employees are eligible to purchase a permit through *Payroll Deduction, *Installment Payment Plan, or by making full payment at the time of purchase. Upon termination of employment, individuals utilizing Payroll Deduction or Installment Payments will be responsible for any remaining balance, unless the permit is cancelled through Auxiliary Services business office before refund cutoff dates.

NOTES: Faculty/Staff permits are NOT valid in the General Services (10 & 10a) or Public Safety (10b) lots. General Services and Public Safety permits are valid in Faculty/Staff parking areas.

There are yearly deadlines for Payroll Deduction and Installment Payment Plans.

Contingent and Contract Employees (Towson University)

Contingent employees are NOT eligible for Payroll Deduction.  Towson University contingent/contract employees, including adjunct professors, are eligible to purchase a permit by Installment Payment Plan or by making full payment at the time of purchase.

Emeritus Faculty (Towson University)

Faculty who have retired from the university and have no other current affiliation (i.e. working or taking classes) are eligible to purchase a Faculty/Staff permit at the lowest rate.

Individuals wishing to purchase a permit must complete an application in person at the Parking & Transportation Services Office. They will be asked to provide an ID showing their emeritus status. Upon verification, permits may be purchased through the Auxiliary Service Business Office. Individuals who do not wish to purchase a permit may park in the designated visitor areas and pay the prevailing rates at the yellow pay stations. 

Retired Staff (Towson University)

Staff who have retired from the university and have no other current affiliation (i.e. working or taking classes) are eligible to purchase an "Overflow" permit for parking in Overflow areas (except for lot 21a) during peak periods and in core campus lots outside of restricted hours. This permit may be purchased for half the cost of a Commuter permit.

Individuals wishing to purchase a permit must complete an application in person at Parking & Transportation Services. They will be asked to provide an ID showing their retired staff status. Upon verification, permits may be purchased through the Auxiliary Service Business Office. Individuals who do not wish to purchase a permit may park in the designated visitor areas and pay the prevailing rates at the yellow pay stations. 

Partner Company Employees (Food Services, Cleaning, Hotel, etc.)

Individuals working for partner companies that have long-term service contracts with the university (including  custodial companies, food vendors, hotel management, and companies completing long- term construction projects) are eligible to purchase faculty/staff parking permits. Permit rates are based on the employee's compensation from the previous year, or for new employees, anticipated compensation for the coming year.  Partner employees may purchase permits by making full payment at the time of purchase. Partner Company employees must submit a Faculty/Staff Parking Permit application to the Auxiliary Service Business Office.

Temporary Employees

Temporary employees are required to purchase a permit or park their vehicle in a designated visitor area and pay the prevailing rate at a yellow pay station.  Department funds may not be used to purchase permits for temporary state employees. Departments utilizing an employee from a staffing agency may use department funds to purchase a permit for that individual if he or she is temporarily assigned to the campus and is receiving pay from an employment agency.  Department funds cannot be used to pay for the parking of employees who are paid by the state. 

Volunteers

Volunteers providing services to the university and not receiving any type of compensation (including pay or class credits) are required to purchase a permit or park at a designated visitor area and pay the prevailing rate at a yellow pay station.  Volunteers can obtain faculty/staff permits at the lowest rate.  Department funds may be used to purchase their permits.  Volunteers must provide a letter from the department verifying their volunteer status.  If a department wishes to pay for a volunteer's parking, a letter signed by an individual with budget authority as well as the budget code must be submitted with the Faculty/Staff Parking Permit application.

Vendors/Contractors/Service Providers

All vehicles, other than permanently marked delivery vehicles, parked on campus must have a valid permit or be parked at a paid meter/visitor space during designated hours.  This includes, but is not limited to, service companies such as Xerox and sales representatives. Please contact the Auxiliary Services Business Office for additional information regarding the rates and appropriate permit.

Construction Workers

Construction workers who are not able to park their vehicles inside the fenced area of their designated construction site are eligible to purchase a Lot 14 "Overflow" permit (near the SECU Arena) at the lowest Faculty/Staff rate.  Please visit the Auxiliary Services Business Office located on the first floor of the University Union to buy a permit.  Please consult with your project manager for more information, as some project sites have their own internal construction worker parking areas.  Large groups should coordinate directly with Parking & Transportation Services.  Parking is also available in nearby county garages or on Charles Street.  For more information about parking in a county garage, contact the Baltimore County Revenue Authority at 410-887-3127.

Delivery Vehicles

Officially marked delivery vehicles (examples: Pepsi, AJ's, UPS, Fed Ex, etc.) are not required to have a permit and may park in loading docks or a legal space for the purpose of making deliveries.  Delivery vehicles may not park in fire lanes, on sidewalks, or in handicapped spaces.  Vehicles parked in these areas may be cited and/or towed.

Companies providing services or those remaining on campus after a delivery for set ups, etc., must purchase a permit at a yellow pay station on campus and park in a designated visitor area/space.



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