Parking Services

Parking on the Murray State University campus is by permit only. Visitor permits are available at Public Safety.

Announcements

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Faculty and Staff

2016-2017 Vehicle Registration is now available through the myGate parking channel. 

Faculty/Staff Parking Permit charges will be as follows:

  • $100 for Faculty/Staff Blue permits 
  • $60 for Economy permits- parking will be available at the Stadium, Hamiliton Field, Hamilton North, Sorority Suites, and West Farm.  
  • Free for all employees who have worked at MSU for 20+ years
    All faculty and staff (full time or part-time, retired, volunteer) who operate a motor vehicle on the MSU campus must properly display a current parking permit. This includes all personnel that work or maintain an office on campus. Annual renewal of parking permit is required.   Vehicles must be registered within one day after being brought onto campus, excluding weekends and holidays. Registration and parking permits are valid for the fall, spring, and summer sessions. Information required to register vehicle is as follows:
  • NAME
  • MSU ID OR DRIVER'S LICENSE
  • LOCAL ADDRESS
  • VEHICLE YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, AND COLOR
  • LICENSE PLATE NUMBER
  • STATE AND COUNTY VEHICLE REGISTERED IN

Parking permits are assigned to the individual purchasing decal, not the vehicle in which it is displayed. Registration is enforced 24-hours daily.

Permits are to be used by the individual whose name is registered with the permit. Use of the permit by anyone else is considered false registration, AND IS SUBJECT TO A PARKING CITATION AND A $90 FINE.

 

Murray City Stickers

Murray City Stickers are required of all persons who reside within City limits including

  • MSU students living either on or off campus in the City of Murray
  • any resident or non-resident who work inside the city limits of Murray
  • or anyone who performs a business-related activity is required to purchase a city sticker for each vehicle owned or used in those pursuits.
  • Anyone employed as a Murray State employee, including student employee, is required to purchase a city sticker.
    Please contact Murray City Hall at (270) 762-0300 or via email at customerservice@murrayky.gov

Student

 2016-2017 Vehicle Registration is now available through the myGate parking channel. 

Student Parking Permit charges will be as follows:

  • $100 for Commuter, Regents/White, Upperclassmen in North Residential Complex, and College Courts permits
  • $60 for Economy permits (Freshman in North Residential Complex)- parking will be available at the Stadium, Hamiliton Field, Hamilton North, Sorority Suites, and West Farm.  

All students (full time or part-time, regional, web) who operate a motor vehicle on the MSU campus must properly display a current parking permit. Annual renewal of parking permit is required. Vehicles must be registered within one day after being brought onto campus, excluding weekends and holidays. Registration and parking permits are valid for the fall, spring, and summer sessions. Information required to register vehicle is as follows:

  • NAME
  • MSU ID OR DRIVER'S LICENSE
  • LOCAL ADDRESS
  • VEHICLE YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, AND COLOR
  • LICENSE PLATE NUMBER
  • STATE AND COUNTY VEHICLE REGISTERED IN

Parking permits are assigned to the individual purchasing decal, not the vehicle in which it is displayed. Registration is enforced 24-hours daily.

Permits are to be used by the individual whose name is registered with the permit. Use o the permit by anyone else is considered false registration, AND IS SUBJECT TO A PARKING CITATION AND A $90 FINE.

 

Murray City Stickers

Murray City Stickers are required of all persons who reside within City limits including

  • MSU students living either on or off campus in the City of Murray
  • any resident or non-resident who work inside the city limits of Murray
  • or anyone who performs a business-related activity is required to purchase a city sticker for each vehicle owned or used in those pursuits.
  • Anyone employed as a Murray State employee, including student employee, is required to purchase a city sticker.
    Please contact Murray City Hall at (270) 762-0300 or via email at customerservice@murrayky.gov

Non MSU Agencies

Parking Permit registration, Appealing Citations, and Paying Citations for Non-MSU Affiliates (Agencies housed on MSU Campus) is available through the Extended Web.

All Non-MSU agency employees (full time, part time, volunteer) who operate a motor vehicle on the MSU campus must properly display a current parking permit. Annual renewal of parking permit is required. Vehicles must be registered within on day after being brought onto campus, excluding weekends and holidays. Parking permits are valid for the Fall, Spring, and Summer sessions. 
Information required to register vehicle is as follows:

  • NAME
  • MSU ID OR DRIVER'S LICENSE
  • LOCAL ADDRESS
  • VEHICLE YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, AND COLOR
  • LICENSE PLATE NUMBER
  • STATE AND COUNTY VEHICLE REGISTERED IN

 

Visitors

Visitor and guest parking permits are free. Visitor parking permits can be requested www.murraystate.edu/visitorparking. If you have any questions please contact the Parking Office at (270) 809-4812 or via email at msu.publicsafety@murraystate.edu

In order not to receive parking citations, all visitors should have a visitor's permit to park on campus.  If the visitors are arriving before/after regular business office hours their permit will be left with Murray State Police Dispatch for their convienient pick-up. When picking up a visitor’s permit, a valid driver’s license must be presented. Only individuals requesting the permit will be allowed to pick the permit up. All departments requesting permits for visiting consultants, lecturers, etc must submit the required information on behalf of their request by completing the on-line application at www.murraystate.edu/visitorparking .

Multiple violations with no attempt to obtain a visitor permit may result in visitor citations being sent for collection or vehicle being booted/towed at owner's expense.

The visitor zone is for persons not affiliated with the university. Students, faculty and staff are not visitors at any time and may not park in visitor zones (24 hour enforcement).

Accessible Parking

All requests for accessible parking will be processed through the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, & Access (IDEA formerly the Office of Equal Opportunity) or the Office of Student Disability Services (SDS). Applications for accessible parking permits are available in person, by phone, or by internet at the following sites:

  • Parking Office in the Public Safety Building 270-809-4812
  • Public Safety Web site - Application for Faculty and Staff  |  Application for Students
  • Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, & Access (IDEA formerly the Office of Equal Opportunity), 103 Wells Hall 270-809-3155 for Faculty/Staff.
  • Office of Student Disability Services (SDS), 423 Wells Hall 270-809-2018.

Spaces for individuals with disabilities are provided at various locations across campus. State issued Disability placards must be accompanied by a MSU issued disability permit or visitor permit. The disability permit is also valid in all color zones. It is a violation of Kentucky law to use or display a disability parking placard or license plate issued to someone else.  Violation of these laws may result in a citation to appear in Calloway County District Court and fines. Unauthorized vehicles may be ticketed and/or towed.

Temporary disability permits are available in the Public Safety Office by application through the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, & Access (IDEA formerly the Office of Equal Opportunity) or Office of Student Disability Services (SDS) and are valid in all color zones.  These temporary permits are not to be used in marked handicapped spaces unless specified by the IDEA Office for Faculty/Staff or the Student Services for Disability Office for Students.  Faculty, staff, or students with state disability permits must register their vehicles and purchase an MSU parking permit.

Bicycle Registration

 Bicycle Registration and Regulations

Bicycle Registration is FREE and strongly encouraged for all bicycles parked or operated on Murray State University Main Campus.  . The benefit to registering your bicycle is an increase in the likelihood of return if the bike is lost or stolen.

 Once you have registered your bicycle, it will remain registered to you and your bicycle permit will remain valid.  If you sell or trade your bicycle, please contact the Parking office via email at msu.parkingoffice@murraystate.edu or call us at (270) 809-4812, so we may expire your permit.

 To complete the registration process, you will need to know:

• Serial number – Usually located under bottom bracket of bike

• Frame size – See photo for measuring instructions

• Wheel size – Usually listed on the bike tire

• Sticker placement – The larger sticker is to be placed on the longest bar of the bike frame. See picture below for placement.

Bicycle Registration Form

 If you have any difficulty finding this information, please bring your bike to the  Murray State Police or Parking Services so our staff may assist you.  Once registered, you will be issued a bike permit sticker to be placed on the longest bar of the bike frame.

 

 Bicycle

Parking and Storage of Bicycles on Murray State Campus:

 Please secure your bicycle to a bike rack using a sturdy lock. Using one or two U-locks with a 6-foot chain (the thicker the better) will allow you to lock your bike to any bike rack and secure your wheels too. However, be aware that chains and cables may be cut so never entrust your bicycle to a thin cable or simple chain lock alone. Standard inverted U racks accommodate two bikes per loop. If a bike rack is full, please go to another rack.

When parking your bike, please do not obstruct walkways, railings, doorways or ramps intended for use by pedestrians or people with disabilities. And please never chain a bike to a stair rail, light post, sign post, or tree. Also, do not obstruct doorways, railings, walkways, or ramps intended for use by pedestrians or people with disabilities. Improperly parked bikes may be removed and impounded by Murray State Police.

Bike Parking Tips

  • Only park at designated bike racks on campus.
  • If a bike rack is full, please go to another rack.
  • A U-lock combined with a thick, heavy chain is recommended.
  • Please do not risk damage to your bike by securing it improperly.
  • Never leave accessories or loose items on your bike.
  • Never secure a bike to a light pole, sign post, railing, stairwell, bench, tree, or other undesignated area

Lost or Stolen Bikes

If your bike is lost or stolen, please contact Murray State Police to file a police report. You will be asked to provide your bicycle registration number, serial number, and a description of your bike (make, model, size, and color). If you witness a bike theft or other crime in progress, go to the nearest blue emergency phone to contact the police. If you are calling from a campus land line phone, the emergency phone number is 2222. If you are calling from a cell phone, call (270) 809-2222.

Abandoned and Improperly Parked Bicycle Abatement

A bicycle may be tagged as abandoned if found in the same location over an extended period of time (two weeks or more) with any combination of missing parts, cobweb covered, flat tire, and/or rusted chain. Improperly parked bikes chained to benches, light poles, sign posts, railings, stairwells, and other undesignated areas may be tagged as well. If a tagged bicycle is registered then an attempt will be made to contact the bike owner. If the bike is not registered and/or the bike owner does not take corrective action then Murray State Police may impound the bike. This abatement process is performed on an ongoing basis around campus. Please register your bike so you can be notified in case it is tagged.  

NOTE: The University is not responsible or liable in any way for lost, stolen, or damaged bicycles or bike accessories. The University is not responsible for the cost of locks, chains, other security devices, or any other item that may be damaged or destroyed as a result of impounding any bicycle. The University has no responsibility or liability to replace or make compensation for such items.

 

Appeals

Students, faculty and staff who desire to appeal a parking violation must do so by filing an appeal form online within five school days from the day the violation was issued.

  • Possession of a stolen or forged permit is a criminal offense and can not be resolved through the Appeal process.
  • Appeal link is available on your myGate parking channel. 

Appeals will not be accepted after the five-day period has lapsed. The right to appeal will be forfeited. The University Police Officers and Parking Enforcement Officers are not permitted or authorized to void parking citations. Each appealed violation shall be adjudicated by the appropriate judicial committee (disposition is final).
 Grounds for Appeals

Appeal when you have valid grounds. You should limit your appeals to those circumstances for which the parking citation was issued in error. For example, you did not commit a violation. Disability (unless a valid state issued disability placard is held) and Fire Lane violations may not be appealed. Please see parking regulations to determine if a parking citation is eligible for appeal.

Appeals and paying citations for non-MSU Affiliates

Parking Permit registration, Appealing Citations, and Paying Citations for Non-MSU Affiliates (Agencies housed on MSU Campus) is available through the Extended Web.

 

Parking Map

Campus Map
Blue Zone Map
Red Zone Map
Brown Zone Map
Yellow Zone Map
Green Zone Map
Purple Zone Map

Changes to parking zones may not be reflected immediately on maps. Always check the parking zone signs at the entrance of each lot for specific directions.

Parking Regulations

Parking Regulations

Murray State University’s parking regulations are intended to educate people about parking on the MSU campus. Parking Enforcement officers not only write tickets, they help people find their way around campus. Enforcement of regulations is to promote your safety. The temporary convenience of illegal parking is rarely worth the hassle and expense of a citation, boot, or towing. The Parking Office recommends that students, faculty, staff, and visitors observe these regulations as a courtesy to everyone. Please remember that parking regulations are in effect year around, including semester breaks. The enforcement regulations apply to all persons operating motor vehicles on Murray State University campus. It is your responsibility to read and fully understand these regulations. Not knowing the regulations is not considered a valid reason for appeal.

Murray State University reserves the right to change any parking regulation. Normally, changes in the regulations will be announced through proper university communications channels. Any questions regarding parking regulations should be addressed to the Parking Office on campus.

 

Parking will be allowed at Curris Center between the hours of 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM daily. All 1 hours spaces and visitor spaces may be utilized during the hours listed. A valid current MSU Parking permit with no time limit is REQUIRED. The Restricted spaces and Disability Spaces will remain as zoned and should not be parked in without MSU approved restricted permits or disability permits.

 

Registration is enforced 24-hours daily. 

***IF YOU FORGET YOUR PERMIT, YOU MAY OBTAIN A TEMPORARY PERMIT AT THE PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING***

Contacts

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Francie Ray
Parking Supervisor
Parking Services
 

Parking Office Phone #: 270-809-4812
Hours: Spring & Fall- 8:00 am- 4:00 pm         
                Summer- 7:30 am- 3:30 pm 
Email: msu.publicsafety@murraystate.edu
Address: 1511 Chestnut Street  Murray, KY 42071

Points of Contact for Public Safety and Emergency Management

  • Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management, Chief of Police & Director of Public Safety James C. Herring Jr.- 270-809-2222
  • Parking Services Office, Parking Supervisor Francie Ray- 270-809-4812
  • University Police- (Emergency on Campus) 911, (Non-Emergency) 270-809-2222