Motor Vehicle Regulations

The following regulations have been set by Crown College Administration.  Campus Safety will oversee administration of the regulations and the appeals process will be handled by the Director of Operations and members of Student Development.  These regulations apply to the entire Crown community. 

Registration Procedures

Each motor vehicle operated by Student/Faculty/Staff must be registered with the Operations Office; office location Main N210, Office Extension 4132. Registration for students must be made within one week of the first day of classes in each semester. Vehicles parking in residence areas after September 9, 2011 will be subject to immobilization and/or impound at the owner's expense. This policy will be strictly enforced. To register a vehicle, please submit registration information online.

**Each student is allowed ONE vehicle on campus. Requests for exceptions may be submitted to the Campus Safety Office and will be processed by the main Operations Office.

If a vehicle is brought on campus during the school year, it must be registered within 3 working days after its initial arrival. The front and rear lots of the main building are open parking areas during business hours, but permits are required so that our Campus Safety staff are able to distinguish campus guest vehicles from student, faculty and staff vehicles. Parking in designated residence parking areas without a valid permit will result in the vehicle being towed to an off-campus location.

Each student, faculty, and staff member will receive their new vehicle permit in campus mail or student mailbox. Main Campus AGS students will receive mirror-hanging parking permits from the AGS office after processing by the Operations Office.  Reserved, transferable permits for outlet spaces and for undergraduates living in Faith Village must be purchased directly from the Operations Office as there are limited numbers.

Undergraduate Resident parking in Faith Village: Due to limited number of parking spaces available in Faith Village parking lots, undergraduate students living in Faith Village will be issued ONE transferable mirror hanging permit at no cost for each apartment. This permit is a transferable, mirror-hanging permit and can be shared among roommates.  A limited number of additional permits are available for purchase at a fee of $30. It is recommended that roommates wishing to have parking spaces directly outside of their residence share the expense for the single available space. Those who do not feel a need for reserved parking can park in the rear lot of the main building outside of the athletic center. Faith Village is a permit-required parking area; guest spaces are for campus guests and may not be used by residents.

Undergraduate students who wish to reserve a parking space for winter parking at an outdoor electrical outlet can purchase an additional transferable, mirror hanging permit at the Operations Office for $30.


Transferable Parking Permits

Transferable parking permits should be hung from rear view mirrors when a vehicle is in a reserved space.  Please remember to remove the mirror hanging permit before driving.

Guests

 

Any guest parking on campus should register at the Reception Desk or Facility Management Services (FMS) Office to receive a temporary parking pass and display the permit on the dashboard of the vehicle.

Visitor parking spaces will be available in Faith Village.  Visitors or their hosts will need to acquire and display a "Guest Parking" permit to use these spots.  Students visiting friends in Faith Village must display the guest permit on the dash of their vehicle in order to park as a guest in Faith Village.  The standard parking permit sticker does not grant access to guest spaces in Faith Village.

Parking

Only vehicles with the proper handicapped sticker issued by the state may park in the handicapped areas. Areas posted "No Parking" or with an indicated time limit are restricted as marked. No parking is allowed along any of the roadways unless approved by the Operations Office. Every member of the campus community is expected to read and observe all parking signage. The following parking areas are designated resident parking only and a permit is required:

Strohm Hall, Richardson Hall, Weldin Hall, Miller Hall, Hardwick Hall, Tewinkel Hall, and Faith Village. The rear parking lot will be utilized by Faith Village residents; students parking overnight in the rear lot will be required to display the required parking permit sticker. The first three rows of the rear lot are restricted to No Overnight Parking Midnight to 6 a.m. from November 1 to April 1. This allows for early morning snow removal during the snow season. Vehicles will be towed as needed to allow for snow removal.

Faculty/Staff and visitors may park in both the front and rear lot of the main building; the front lot is the preferred parking area for faculty and staff during business hours.

Parking Sticker Application

Parking Permit stickers should be affixed to the inside lower left windshield on the driver's side. In order for the sticker to adhere properly, the window should be clean from dirt and wax. Taped-on stickers are not acceptable.

Driver Eligibility

Bodily injury and property damage liability insurance that meets or exceeds state requirements must be carried and in force by the student who owns or operates a motor vehicle on campus.  A driver must also possess a valid driver's license and vehicle registration.  Any student possessing a motor vehicle should not permit another student to operate their vehicle unless the guest driver is a licensed driver. All students are advised to check their insurance coverage before lending their automobile to others.

Driving on Grass Prohibited

Please respect your campus. Driving off roadways on grounds is strictly prohibited.  A vehicle that is seen driving on the grounds by our administration, Campus Safety, or Grounds and Maintenance team will be subject tp ticketing, towing or immobilization on campus.  Towing and storage fees to recover your vehicle will be a minimum of $125.  Please review the Campus Safety Fines for administrative fines associated with driving and safety violations.

Speed Limits

Due to high pedestrian traffic on campus, the speed limit is 15 m.p.h. on main roadways and 5 m.p.h. in residence areas. Always drive cautiously and slowly and be aware of pedestrian traffic. It is the driver's responsibility to know all Minnesota Motor Vehicle laws.  Other fines/tickets may also be served by the State of Minnesota. All Minnesota statutes that apply are enforceable.

Violations & Penalties

The person in whose name the vehicle is registered is responsible for all moving and non-moving violations incurred against that vehicle. For more information regarding fines and penalties see the Campus Safety fine page. All fines are to be paid at the Student Billing Office. Traffic fines are due within ten days following issuance of the citation. If the fine is not paid within ten days, it will be added to the student's account at the Finance Office with an additional $5 penalty fee. The violations and penalties as listed in the Campus Safety fine page are not exhaustive and other fines may be given based on the situation and severity of the offense.

Snow Removal Policy

Snow removal is an ongoing winter event. The season can stretch from October 15 to April 15. The "Snow Removal Policy" will be in effect for that time period.  Details of the policy will be posted in residence areas and sent through the mail prior to the Snow Removal Season. When requested, please move your vehicle in cooperation with the rules of the Snow Removal Policy. Vehicles that are not moved during a scheduled snow emergency will be towed so that snow removal can proceed on schedule. Please refer to the Parking section for overnight parking regulations that apply during the snow season.

 

 

Motorcycle Regulations

Parking Stickers can be obtained at the Operations Office and applied to the back of the motorcycle where readily visible.  All rules and regulations applying to automobiles apply to motorcycles unless otherwise specified. 

Requirements for Motorcycles

All motorcycles must be properly licensed and registered with the Operations Office.

  1. All motorcycles are to be insured and each operator must present proof of insurance (including passenger insurance if passengers are to be carried).
  2. In order to carry passengers, the cycle must be properly equipped for that purpose.
  3. It is mandatory that all motorcycles be equipped with unmodified baffled mufflers and not make excessive noise.

Operators of motorcycles are required to comply with the state law concerning motor vehicles.

  1. Headlight must be used at all times.
  2. Brakes are to be in working condition on both front and rear wheels.
  3. Footrests are to be provided for both rider and passenger.
  4. Proper lights and reflectors must be installed according to standards of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Parking

Areas posted "No Parking" or with an indicated time limit are restricted as marked.   No parking is allowed along any of the roadways unless approved by the Operations Office.   Every member of the campus community is expected to read and observe all parking signage.

The following parking areas are designated resident parking only and a permit is required:  Strohm Hall, Richardson Hall, Weldin Hall, Miller Hall, Hardwick Hall, Tewinkel Hall, and Faith Village.  The rear parking lot will be utilized by Faith Village residents; students parking overnight in the rear lot will be required to display the required parking permit sticker.

Faculty/Staff and visitors may park in both the front and rear lot of the main building; the front lot is the preferred parking area for faculty and staff.

Motorcycles and scooters should be parked in regular parking areas only and not on sidewalks.  No motorcycle or scooter shall be driven on sidewalks or parked on sidewalks.