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Parking on Campus


Unless otherwise noted, these regulations apply to the main Fontbonne campus in Clayton. Parking regulations pertaining to an off-site location will be disseminated by the site director.

The Fontbonne University parking areas are for use by students, faculty, staff, registered visitors and other individuals conducting business for or authorized by the University. Fontbonne University assumes no liability for loss or damage to any vehicle or its contents while parked or operated on University property. All parking regulations are strictly enforced 24 hours a day. It is assumed that individuals parking on campus are familiar with and agree to adhere to all parking regulations.

The Fontbonne University Public Safety Department has been charged with the duty of enforcing parking regulations. Parking citations will be issued for all observed violations. During peak periods, parking on campus is difficult.

If you choose to park off campus on Wydown Blvd. or other close locations, please observe the City of Clayton’s parking regulations. The police enforce these regulations rigorously. The campus speed limit is 15 m.p.h.

Parking Registration


All vehicles operated and parked on Fontbonne University property are required to be state licensed and in operating condition. They must be registered with Fontbonne and display either a current Fontbonne parking permit or a valid visitor’s pass. Visitors conducting business with Fontbonne University from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, are required to register in the Information Office, Room 111 in Ryan Hall.

After normal working hours, visitors should register in the Public Safety Building across from St. Joseph’s Hall. Visitors seeing students are required to register in the Public Safety Building. A parking “GUEST” pass will be issued to each visitor during the registration process. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that their visitors are properly registered and aware of our parking regulations. A guest may not use a student’s parking permit.


Students living in the residence halls are required to purchase a resident permit. This authorizes overnight parking. Residents may not have more than one registered vehicle on campus at any given time. Commuter students on campus after 12 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, or after 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday should register for the evening with Public Safety.

Parking Permits

Parking permits are required to be displayed on all vehicles operated and parked on campus by members of the Fontbonne community. This includes all faculty, staff and students working, attending class, or using the facilities on campus. Food service, bookstore and other contract employees assigned to the Fontbonne campus are also required to obtain a parking permit for their vehicle.

Students will receive information from the Business Office to their Fontbonne student email regarding the updated process to register your vehicle and purchase your tag. This email will also include the process for obtaining your tag after purchasing. Permits are sold for personal use. A permit may not be given away, resold or used by other people. Misused tags will be forfeited. Citations will also be issued for the misuse of tags and violators will lose their campus parking privileges for 12 months and may face criminal charges. Penalties apply to both the person purchasing the tag and the person using the tag.

Parking permits may be purchased by the school year or term:

2021/2022 School Year Annual Permit Cost Term Permit Cost
Full-time faculty and staff (30 hrs or more) $150 $100
Part-time faculty and staff (29 hours or less) $100 $85
Commuter students $150 $90
Resident students $180 $105
Summer permits   $40

Parking hang tags may not be returned for a refund and Fontbonne does not replace lost or stolen tags.

Short-term Parking

Short-term parking permits are available for purchase in the business office. A one-day permit is $5, a three-day permit is $10, a seven-day permit is $15 and a one-month permit is $40. The one- and three-day permits may also be purchased after-hours in the public safety office.

Faculty, staff, students and contract employees may not use “GUEST” or “VISITOR” permits. A $50 fine will be assessed for misuse of a “GUEST” hang tag.

The purpose of a parking permit is to identify vehicles that have been authorized to park on university property. The permit is used to help identify unauthorized parkers and does not guarantee the availability of a parking space.

Parking Areas

Parking lots on campus are open to all Fontbonne parkers unless restricted by signage. The parking of a vehicle is prohibited in any portion of a parking area that is outside of a “lined” parking space. Improperly parked vehicles are subject to ticketing, booting and towing.

The horseshoe is reserved for employee parking Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students may park in the Horseshoe after 5 p.m. Reserved spaces are marked by signs. The visitor spaces in the Horseshoe are reserved strictly for visitors from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday.

A reserved area for parking motorcycles and scooters has been provided on the south side of the Fine Arts Building. A connection for locking your motorcycle/scooter using your own cable and lock has been provided. Motorcycles and scooters parked on campus are restricted to this area during the fall and spring terms. Vehicles parked in this area are not required to display a Fontbonne parking permit. Motorcycles / scooters parked on campus overnight must be registered with Public Safety.

Parking Violations and Ticket Appeals

Fines will be assessed for violating provisions of these regulations as outlined below:

Violation Cost
Parking Without Authorized Permit: $50
Careless/Imprudent Operation: $50
Moving/Violating Traffic Cone: $50
Unauthorized Parking Area: $25
Improperly Displayed Tag: $25
Occupying 2 Spaces: $25
Handicapped Zone: $50
Wheel Locking Fee: $50
Fire Lane: $25
Permit Misuse: $50
Visitor’s Space: $25
No Parking Area: $25
15-Minute Zone: $50
Faculty/Staff Zone: $25
Unauthorized Overnight Parking: $25

Parking fines will be reduced by $10 if paid within 2 working days from the date of the ticket. The wheel lock fee may not be reduced. Tickets paid at the reduced rate may not be appealed.

If you are a student, all assessed fines will be applied to your account. No grades or transcripts will be issued until outstanding fines are paid. Registration for the next term cannot be completed until fines are paid.

Individuals not having a student account with Fontbonne must pay outstanding fines within 7 days from the date the ticket is issued. Individuals not paying assessed fines within this grace period will lose their privilege to park on campus. Vehicles owned or operated by these individuals will be placed on the wheel lock list. A charge of $50 plus the amount of the outstanding fines must be paid before a locked vehicle is released. Employees are encouraged to apply for payroll deduction in the Business Office to pay for outstanding parking fines before being placed on the wheel lock list.

An individual receiving 4 or more tickets in a 30-day period or 8 tickets within one academic term will be classified as a habitual violator. With each subsequent parking violation, vehicles owned or operated by habitual violators will be wheel locked until all assessed fines are paid.

All fines should be paid at the Business Office, Room 215 Ryan Hall, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you wish to pay by mail, please include your name, telephone number and the parking ticket number with your payment. Your payment should be mailed to Fontbonne University, Business Office, 6800 Wydown Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri, 63105-3098.

Ticket Appeals

Parking tickets may be appealed. Appeal forms are available from the Business Office, the Department of Public Safety or the Mailroom. Appeals must be received by the Public Safety Department within 7 working days from the date of the ticket you are appealing. Appeals not received within this time period will not be considered. If special circumstances exist where an appeal is considered after 7 days, a $5 service fee is charged to cover administrative costs. Fines will not be payroll deducted or applied to an account until the initial appeal process has been completed. Forgetting to hang your tag, not knowing the parking regulations, running late and the lack of a parking space are not considered acceptable reasons to appeal a parking ticket. If you wish, you may appeal your ticket online by using the online Parking Appeal Form.

Appeal Your Ticket

You may appeal your ticket and, if your first appeal is not granted, you may appeal a second time.

A second appeal may be made to the Parking Appeal Board if you feel your first appeal was not fairly considered. Appeals to the Board must be submitted in writing only on the Board appeal form. Second appeals must be received within 21 days from the date of the ticket that you are appealing. Forms for this appeal may be obtained from the Public Safety director’s office, Room 101 in Ryan Hall, or online below. 

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