Public Safety

Vehicle Rules and Regulations


Phone: 516-299-2214
For Emergency: 516-299-2222

Campus Speed Limit

The maximum speed permitted on the Campus is 25 miles per hour.



All persons who use the LIU Post parking areas must recognize the problems involved in the control and supervision of these areas. The rules and regulations listed below have been designed to provide the maximum benefit for all concerned. Everyone driving on campus is expected to comply with these regulations and is reminded that the use of these parking areas is a privilege and not a right. The following regulations are in effect at all times.

Summons Operation

The summons operation of the Department of Public Safety is computerized. All summonses issued to vehicles without valid LIU Post parking permits will be checked through the Department of Motor Vehicles. Failure to either pay the fine or make an appointment with the Student Court within ten (10) business days of the date the ticket is issued may result in a $10.00 surcharge. Grades will not be entered into official records and future registration, transcripts and diplomas will be held until the fines are paid in full.

Parking Areas

A legal parking space consists of two parallel yellow lines.

Special Parking Privileges

Certain parking areas, due to size limitations, are specifically reserved for faculty, staff, visitors, and handicapped individuals. Each of these areas is clearly posted.

If any handicapped individual is entitled to barrier-free access as specified in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, he or she must display a valid New York State, County or Town Handicapped Permit in order to park in designated Handicapped Parking Zones. In addition, such vehicles require a Student or Staff/Faculty campus parking permit which is obtained at the Public Safety Dispatcher Desk as indicated below.

Students with medically verifiable disabilities, the nature of which do not qualify for handicapped parking privileges, may apply for a Special Parking permit at the LIU Post Infirmary. This temporary pass is valid in Staff/Faculty parking areas only, and NOT in Handicapped Zones.

Prohibited Parking

In order to prevent potentially hazardous situations, parking is never permitted on roadways and walkways, in fire lanes, loading zones, bus stops, access roads and lanes within parking lots, etc. (whether or not there are posted signs and/or other designated markings).

Summer Parking

Currently enrolled students that live out of the country and/or state are permitted to leave their vehicles in the parking lot of Facilities/Public Safety for the summer months. The vehicle has to comply with New York State registration and inspection laws or meet the NY State reciprocity laws, and must continue to do so while the vehicle remains on campus. The vehicle must be insured and mechanically in good condition. To register a vehicle for storage, please come to the Public Safety office and complete a vehicle registration form.

Registration of Vehicles and Parking Permits

All motor vehicles and motorcycles that are owned and/or operated by members of the LIU Post Campus community are required to be registered with the Department of Public Safety. There is no charge for this service. All motor vehicles without a properly affixed parking permit will be summonsed.

Parking permits will be affixed to the left (driver's) side of the front and rear bumpers. Vehicle registration makes it possible for Public Safety to contact you in case of an emergency.


Vehicles parked or operating in violation of any of the following regulations will be subject to summonsing and/or towing. Violators are responsible for all associated fees.

  • No parking permit/improperly affixed
  • Parked in a reserved area or space
  • Parked outside of lines
  • Disregarding a stop sign
  • Disregarding a traffic control device
  • Excessive speed
  • Obstructing traffic
  • Parked in front of a closed gate or barricade
  • Driving or parked on grass or dirt areas
  • Parked in a tow away area
  • Roadways
  • Walkways
  • Loading zone
  • Bus stop
  • Blocking other vehicles
  • Access roads, driveways and lanes within parking lots
  • Parked in fire lane
  • Parked within 15' of a fire hydrant
  • Parked in a handicapped area
Payment of Fines and Filing of Appeals

Fines must be paid in person at the Bursar's Office or by mail. An appeal can be filed at the Office of Student Activities within ten (10) days of the date of the summons. The procedure for payment of fines is indicated on the reverse side of the traffic summons.

Non-Payment of Fines

Failure to pay fine(s) will be cause for withholding grades, diploma, transcript, permission to re-register and may be grounds for further administrative action. The procedure for non- LIU Post Members are as follows, failure to pay may also result in further monetary penalties being assessed against your summons account; as well as not permitting you and your vehicle on the grounds of LIU Post Campus of Long Island University.

Forms and Documents Visitor Parking

All visitors to the campus must report to the Department of Public Safety Office to obtain a visitor's parking pass or obtain a Department of Public Safety approved parking pass from the campus agency sponsoring an event.

Breakdown Procedure

You must notify the Department of Public Safety if you leave your car in a restricted area. You must also display a note on your windshield explaining your trouble. You may be required to verify that repairs were necessary by submitting a bill, etc.

Vehicle regulations apply to motorcycles as well as all other motor vehicles.

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