Parking Information

Student Vehicle Registration: For this academic year there will not be a fee to register your vehicle. All new students and students with new vehicles for the current academic year must register their vehicle using the form on MySVU. The registration form can be found under the students tab after login. If you registered your vehicle during the previous academic year and were issued a parking tag, you will not need to obtain a new one.

Faculty and Staff Vehicle Registration: For this academic year there will not be a fee to register your vehicle. All faculty and staff must register their vehicle using the form on MySVU. The registration form can be found under the faculty tab after login. If you registered your vehicle during the previous academic year and were issued a parking pass, you will not need to obtain a new one.

All questions/concerns related to parking should be directed to Campus Security. Please contact the office at: 540-261-4911 or parking@svu.edu.

Parking Violation Fine Details

You must pay your fine within 10 business days to the student financial services located in 215 Main Hall. Payments will be accepted during regular business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). You may also write a check and mail it with a copy of the citation to the following address:

Student Financial Services
Southern Virginia University
One University Hill Drive
Buena Vista, VA 24416

Violation Fees

No current parking permit displayed $25.00
Parking in reserved parking spaces / areas $35.00
Parking in loading or fire lanes $35.00
Parking in handicap parking without state permit $50.00
Other traffic or parking violation $25.00

Fee Payments

  1. Students: If fees are not paid within the designated time frame, a penalty fee of $25 will be assessed and a “hold” will be placed on your grades and student account until full payment is made.
  2. Faculty and Staff: If fees are not paid within the designated time frame, a penalty fee of $25 will be assessed and you, your supervisor and the appropriate VP will be informed in writing. The document will also become part of your personnel file. This notice will serve as a written reprimand until all fees are paid in full.
  3. Those who are not students or faculty and staff: Warning issued first. Upon second offense, the vehicle will be subject to towing at the owners expense.

Appeals Process

An appeals panel will be appointed consisting of a representative from the dean of student’s office, physical facilities, faculty and the Student Government Association.

Those who wish to appear before the panel shall notify in writing the Office of Public Safety and Security via e-mail at parking@svu.edu. Such notification should include the specific reasons for the appeal, providing the panel with as much information as possible to then render a decision. The individual will be notified of the date and time the appeal will be heard. The individual must appear before the panel. The panel will consider a decision, which shall be final and binding. The panel will have three options:

  1. Enforce the violation and accompanying fee
  2. Decrease the fee or
  3. Dismiss the violation