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.

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.- 270-809-4810
  • Parking Services Office, Parking Supervisor Francie Ray- 270-809-4812
  • University Police- (Emergency on Campus) 911, (Non-Emergency) 270-809-2222