Parking Decal & Temporary Pass Basics

Liberty University Police Dept. (LUPD) will enforce traffic and parking regulations on the property of Liberty University, Thomas Road Baptist Church (TRBC), Liberty Christian Academy (LCA), the Early Learning Center (ELC), as well as any auxiliary locations owned by the university system.

ALL employees, students and visitors bringing a vehicle on campus must register their vehicle. Employees and students must complete vehicle registration on-line through the Liberty University Police Department website. This registration form sets forth certain RESPONSIBILITIES OF ALL EMPLOYEES AND STUDENTS concerning the operation of a motor vehicle on campus. Failure to receive/obtain/possess a copy of the regulations does not exempt a vehicle or persons from the penalties in these regulations.

For employees, a payroll deduction form is also included in the online registration process. Once completed the parking decal fee will be automatically deducted from the employees paycheck. Student fees will be assessed to the individuals student account.

During the open registration (usually in July and August) the decals are mailed to the individual once online registration is completed. Resident students will have the decals mailed to their LU Campus Mailbox, Commuter Students will have the decal mailed to their listed Local Address in ASIST, Employees will have their decals delivered through the interoffice mailing system.

After open registration decals must be obtained directly from LUPD, and will be subject to decal availability.

Any motor vehicle (including motorcycles, motorbikes and mopeds) or bicycle operated or parked on property owned or controlled by Liberty University must display a valid Liberty University parking decal or temporary parking pass. Failure to do so can result in towing, and/or other administrative actions. 

Liberty University parking decals and temporary passes are issued through Liberty University Police Department. Visitors may obtain a temporary pass at the Liberty University Police Department, Hancock Welcome Center or the Information Desk at the main entrance to Green Hall. “Authorization” from other departments to park on campus without a decal or temporary pass should be disregarded.

Any person that receives a parking decal or temporary pass will be responsible for all traffic/parking violations received by the vehicle bearing that decal or pass. VEHICLES THAT VIOLATE TRAFFIC REGULATIONS WHERE THE OFFICER IS UNABLE TO STOP THE VEHICLE AND IDENTIFY THE DRIVER WILL RECEIVE THEIR CITATIONS THROUGH THE MAIL. A REPORT WILL BE SENT TO THE LU STUDENT CONDUCT OFFICE, AND/OR THE LU HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE.  ALL APPROPRIATE FINES WILL BE ASSESSED AND CITATIONS ISSUED TO THE IDENTIFIED OWNER.

Unless otherwise noted, most parking decal restrictions are enforced Monday through Friday 4am - 4pm or in accordance to posted times displayed on entrance signs located at the entrances of each parking lot. This means that after 4pm, parking decal restrictions are lifted and a properly registered vehicle can park in any parking lot providing the vehicle is located in a legally marked parking space and that space does not have a sign noting different instructions (ie handicapped, reserved, RD, other individually signed spaces) Any space with a sign is reserved in some way and therefore not subject to open parking.

When operating a vehicle on university properties, it is important to check the posted parking lot signs to ensure that you are parking your vehicle in an area that is allowed by your parking decal or temporary pass.  Even in cases, where parking permit restrictions are not being enforced, students, employees and visitors are still required to park in a legal parking space.  The vehicle is required to be between two lines or space markers, and not in a parking space that is otherwise reserved or designated.  The fact that one motor vehicle is parked in such a manner that is in violation of traffic and parking regulations is not an acceptable excuse for another vehicle to do the same.  This includes all motorcycles and mopeds.  Violations will result in towing. Further, simply because you have parked illegally on a consistent basis without being towed is not an acceptable excuse for when your vehicle does finally get towed. 

Obtaining a parking permit does not guarantee a convenient parking space.  Lack of a convenient parking space is not a valid excuse for violation of any regulation. 

A parking decal is valid only for the vehicle to which it was issued. Any vehicle using a decal that was not issued specifically to that vehicle will be considered fraudulent use and is subject to towing, and/or other administrative actions.

A person may NOT register a vehicle owned or used by another student or employee. Falsification of the registration information may result in the vehicle being BANNED from campus.  Further disciplinary action for the parties involved in such deception may also be taken.

Anytime an unregistered vehicle is used temporarily on campus, a temporary pass for the vehicle must be obtained from LUPD.

There is no exception for vehicles parked on curbs, grass, sidewalks, roadways, crosswalks, fire lanes, etc. even if it is only for “a few minutes”.  Parking illegally will result in towing.

All parking regulations are in effect 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Parking rules and regulations are applicable year round, including periods when classes are not in session. All parking lots are subject to closure to all students and employees during special events. Notifications of these closures will be posted on the LU Official Announcements Splash Page. Department heads will also be notified via email. 

The University assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to private property.

Regulations are subject to change without notice.  In such cases, these changes will be posted on the Liberty University Police Department's website. Notifications of these changes will also be posted on the LU Official Announcements Splash Page and Department heads will be notified via email.

It is the responsibility of the individual student or employee to personally obtain a parking permit. The Chief or his authorized representative will grant variations from the regulations or any special considerations.  All requests must be in writing to LUPD; Student requests must be accompanied by a written justification from; a faculty member, staff member, medical professional, or other authority that is responsible for the student seeking a variance or special consideration. 

LUPD accepts no payments for any traffic fees or fines including vehicle registration. All traffic fees and fines are payable at the Student Accounts Office for students or Accounting for employees.

Parking decal classifications for on-campus residential students will be based on the place of their residence on campus and the student’s date of birth.  Using the “date of birth” standard allows the University to provide preferred parking to the most students without exceeding the availability on campus.  A parking decal guide complete with a list of decal classifications and fees can be found at this link:

In most cases, parking assignments for commuter students and employees will be based on a first come first serve bases for decals in specified zones.  There are a certain amount of decals reserved for each lot which is divided between students and employees.  This provides an equal opportunity for both students and employees to potentially register for a parking decal in these designated zones.

Any vehicle found on campus unregistered and owned or operated by a student or employee will be assessed the appropriate fees by the LUPD Record’s Office. This will include the following:

  • Vehicle Registration Fee, as if they had registered their vehicle voluntarily
  • Late Registration fee of $30.00
  • In cases where LUPD has to match records with the Department of Motor Vehicles or other outside agencies, another $30.00 fee will be assessed

If the registered owner has the license plates of their vehicle changed at any point during a semester (summer included), they must go to LUPD and update their license plate information immediately upon placing the new license plates on their vehicle.  Failure to do so can result in fines, towing, and/or other administrative action.