Parking Regulations and Fines

Parking and operating a motor vehicle on the St. John Fisher University campus is a privilege. All vehicles on the Fisher campus must be registered with the Office of Safety and Security and display a valid parking permit or pass on the vehicle.

Fisher will not be responsible for the loss of, damage to, or theft of any vehicle on SJF property.

Parking Regulations Overview

St. John Fisher University is authorized to regulate and enforce parking of faculty, staff, students, and visitors to the University.

Registered vehicles are not guaranteed a space based on limited available parking. Parking is on a "first-come, first-served" basis. It is the responsibility of all community members and visitors to park in lined spaces in the appropriately designated lots as indicated on the Parking Map [pdf].

The University reserves the right to place a wheel lock and/or tow, at the owner’s expense, any vehicle found in violation of traffic regulations. The University will not be responsible for the loss of, damage to, or theft of any vehicle on University property.

The University reserves the right to confiscate the keys of any person who, in the judgment of the Office Safety and Security, is unable to safely operate his/her vehicle.

In addition, please review the University's Tailgating Policy from the Student Code of Conduct (excerpted below).

Tailgating Policy

Tailgating is not generally permitted on the St. John Fisher University campus and may only be authorized by campus safety.

Authorized Exceptions:

  • Tailgating is allowed during our Fisher Homecoming Weekend signature-sporting event.
  • Fisher booster club operated gatherings.
  • Fisher sponsored tailgating events.

During any authorized tailgating event, the following rules apply:

  • Alcohol is prohibited at all athletic venues, parking lots and the tailgate area.
  • Setting up for tailgating may not take away spaces otherwise used for parking. Therefore there will be no tents or tables allowed unless specifically authorized.
  • No open fires or Charcoal grills are permitted. Gas grills with propane tanks that do not exceed 20 pounds are permitted.
  • Pets are not permitted.
  • No amplified music is permitted. Please be respectful of others around you.
  • All tailgaters are responsible for proper disposal of their trash and other debris.
  • Tailgating may begin no earlier than 90 minutes prior to the start of competition. Tailgating must cease once the competition has begun. Tailgating is not permitted during half time or after the game.
  • Violations of our tailgating policies may result in removal from the complex.

Parking and Traffic Fines

Vehicles found in violation of parking and traffic regulations may be ticketed, have a wheel lock placed, or be towed. Vehicle registrants are responsible for all fines and fees associated with policy enforcement.

Traffic fines will be assessed as follows per ticket:

  • Moving violations and/or speeding - $50
  • Parking in a fire lane - $50
  • Unauthorized handicap accessible parking - $50
  • All other parking violations - $25

Please note: There is a $25 wheel lock removal fee, in the event a wheel lock is affixed to a persistent violator.  

Traffic fines must be paid promptly. If a date is not specified, fines must be paid no later than the time of registration for the next semester. All financial obligations to the University must be satisfied prior to, or at the time of, registration for the next semester. Fines may be paid by mail, at Student Accounts, or the Office of Safety and Security. A hold will be placed on the accounts of students with outstanding unpaid fines.

Citations must be paid within 14 days of issuance, or a hold will be placed on your account.

Any citations received for parking in reserved ADA/Handicap parking spaces or designated fire lanes are enforced pursuant to Town of Pittsford code, and are unable to be waived. 

Parking and Traffic Violation Appeals

The University reserves the right to enforce parking regulations and traffic violations in the Student Code of Conduct. However, if a person feels they have been issued a ticket in error or there are extenuating circumstances, the appeals process is as follows:

  • Complete a Parking Ticket Appeals Request form stating the reasons and relevant information and submit it to the Office of Safety and Security.
  • The director of safety and security or his designee will review the form to determine if an error has been made or whether extenuating circumstances exist to grant the appeal. Such factors as previous history of violations or repeated violations will be taken into account.
  • The person making the appeal will be notified of the decision made in writing.
  • The director of safety and security will make the final decision in the appeal process.

Payment of Fines

Fines can be paid in person at the Safety and Security office with debit cards, credit cards, or Cardinal Cash. Citations may also be paid online using the following link:

Pay Citations Online