Department of Public Safety

690 South Church Street
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19383


Hours of Enforcement:

Parking permit requirements are enforced during the following hours:

Student parking areas - Between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday–Friday all parking regulations apply. Between the hours of 4:00 pm and 1:00 am, student lots are not enforced for permits, but all other violations of these regulations are enforced. Parking is not permitted in commuter lots between the hours of 1:00 am and 7:00 am Monday-Friday.

Employee parking areas - 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Reserved spaces - 24 hours a day, seven days a week

All other parking and traffic regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the year.

Types of Enforcement:

The Department of Public Safety Parking Services, and Police Divisions are responsible for the enforcement of parking regulations on campus. These officers routinely patrol the parking lots to provide assistance to motorists as well as to enforce parking rules and regulations. In enforcing these regulations, the officers may—without prior warning—ticket and tow vehicles that are found to be in violation of any of the parking regulations.


Tickets are issued to all vehicles found to be in violation of parking regulations. The fines for violations are $20, except violations in accessible spaces, which are $40.


Vehicles may be towed from University parking lots or property for any parking violation, accumulation of unpaid parking tickets, or failure to move during snow emergencies or other events as directed. The towing fee set by contract is for the initial tow. Additional storage fees may be incurred on a per-day basis for each day that the vehicle remains at the towing company’s facility.

The University is not required to notify the vehicle owner
prior to towing a vehicle.