Parking Regulations

North Central University Parking Regulations:

General Information

  • Students with a motor vehicle at North Central University must have liability and property damage insurance.
  • North Central University assumes no responsibility for care of, damage to, and/or protection of any vehicle or its contents at any time while it is operated or parked on campus.
  • All permit holders are responsible for complying with all traffic and parking regulations.
  • Please refer to the parking regulations regarding Snow Emergency procedures.

Violations are as follows:

  • First Violation: WARNING:
    • Automatic Second Violation for parking in an assigned/reserved spot, handicap space or parked incorrectly during an NCU Snow Emergency.
  •  Second and Subsequent Violations: $25.00 each violation
  •  Sticker Issuing: Stickers are applied after violators have two unpaid violations.
  •  Towing: North Central University reserves the right to tow any vehicle for any violation without warning.
  •  Unpaid Violations: Persons with unpaid violations will not receive new permits until all outstanding fines are paid.
  •  Parking Violation Records: Security maintains a continual record of violations which will not be expunged from the database. Records are not erased from year to year.
  •  Visitor spaces are intended for visitors only. All visitors must register for Guest Parking by contacting the Security Office or applying in person to any College Receptionists in the College Life Center, Center for Youth and Leadership or Admissions Office.
  • Visitor parking is authorized via electronic registration or by an authorized Security Guest Permit. It is the responsibility of North Central University students to inform their visitors of these regulations.
  • Parking in non-parking spaces may result in immediate towing.
  • Students may not leave their vehicles parked on campus when leaving for school breaks without registering in the Security Office. Additional charges may apply for scheduled school breaks. When leaving a vehicle over break it is the responsibility of the owner to arrange for another individual to take responsibility of the vehicle. North Central University is not responsible for any vehicles left in another’s care during school breaks.
  • Parking permit fraud will result in automatic towing and loss of parking privileges.
  • Repair and service of motor vehicles is prohibited on our campus without the permission of the Director of Facilities Management.

Open Parking Hours:

Open parking hours are applicable for the following lots only:

  • Zimmerman lot
  • 15th & Chicago lot
  • Chicago Hall lot
  • Elliot Ave
  • Mensing East lot
  • Upper East Ramp (Marked Commuter Spaces Only)
  • Centennial 908 lot

Open parking is only allowed during the following times:

  • Monday – Friday 5:00pm-1:30am
  • Saturday and Sunday 6:00am – 1:30am
  • Open parking is allowed 6:00am-1:30am on Staff/Faculty holidays.
  • Overnight parking is not allowed without a guest permit.

Note: Staff/Faculty may register their cars for over-night for their assigned lot. However, this is only allowed if their car is registered with the NCU Security department.  

  • Unloading is permitted where loading/unloading signs are present for only 15 minutes. Flashers must be on during unloading.
  • Parking applications are awarded on first come, first served basis, according to submission time-stamp.
  • Students who have received parking in the Fall Semester are given precedence in the Spring Semester, as long as the application is received before the deadline. No preference is given from the Spring Semester to the Fall Semester. 

Handicapped Parking Information

  • On Campus Handicapped spaces require a valid North Central permit, as well as a Handicapped permit.
  • Overnight-Handicapped spaces are available to students who verify their current Handicap permit status and pay the regular On Campus parking fees for a North Central University permit.

Parking Grievance Form

A Parking Grievance form may be completed by anyone wishing to contest a parking fine or warning. Grievance forms may be obtained from the security office and must be submitted within 10 days following the date of the parking violation.

Snow Emergency Information

All users of North Central University campus lots are required to follow NCU Snow Emergency procedures.  NCU Snow Emergencies are conducted in two phases. Permit holders should make themselves familiar with the phases so as to know where to move their vehicle.

Phase I: Between 11:00pm and 7:00am the following lots will be plowed:

  • Zimmerman lot
  • 15th & Chicago lot
  • Chicago Hall lot
  • Elliot Ave
  • Mensing East lot
  • Centennial 908 lot
  • Mansion Lot

Phase II: Between 11:00pm and 7:00am the following lots will be plowed:

  •  Upper East Ramp
  •  Upper West Ramp
  •  Miller Hall lot
  •  Elliot East lot
  •  Chapel lot
  •  1500 Apartments lot

Snow Emergency Notification

*It is the student’s responsibility to inquire about Snow Emergencies*

  • NCU permit holders may contact the NCU Snow Emergency phone line at 612.343.7882 for current information.
  • Snow Emergency Email, Voice Mail, and Text Message notifications are sent out through the Emergency Notification System. If you are currently registered for parking on the North Central campus and have not opted out of the Emergency Notification System, you are automatically enrolled in snow emergency notifications. To update you phone numbers or email address, please visit the following page: http://www.northcentral.edu/content/emergency-notification-system-ens
  • Notification will be posted on the door of the Security Office and the Student Life office. If in doubt, contact the NCU Snow Emergency line at 612.343.7882 or go online to www.northcentral.edu/security.
  • Security is not responsible if emails or other notifications are not received.
  • Commuter permit holders may not park in NCU campus lots during any phase of an NCU Snow Emergency. Off-campus parking arrangements must be  made.
  • Street permit holders are not permitted to park in NCU campus lots during a city of Minneapolis Snow Emergency. If you have Street Parking, you may call 348.SNOW for city information.

 

Parking Permit Information

On-Campus Residents

  • On-campus parking is by permit only.
  • Permits must be displayed on the lower passenger side with the text side facing front.
  • Permits become valid on the first day of classes for the current semester.
  • Permits expire on the day following the last day of finals for the current semester.
  • On Campus parking permits are valid for the following lots only:
    • Miller Hall Lot
    • Chapel Lot
    • Upper and Lower Ramps
    • 1500 Apartment Lot

Commuter Parking

  • Commuter parking is by permit only.
  • Permits must be displayed on the lower passenger side with the text side facing front.
  • Permits become valid on the first day of classes for the current semester.
  • Permits expire on the day following the last day of finals for the current semester.
  • Commuter parking permits are valid for the following lots only:
    •  Zimmerman lot
    •  15th & Chicago lot
    •  Marked spaces in the Upper East Ramp
    • Only commuter students may apply for a commuter parking permit.

*NOTE: the gravel lot between the bookstore and the 15th and Chicago Lot AND the extended area of 15th and Chicago Lot (the non-fenced area) are not available for commuter parking.*

Permit holders receive no guarantee of available space. The lots are on a first-come first-serve basis. The lots are over-sold. If no spaces are available, the Commuter must find parking off campus on his/her own. Check with the Security Office for non-NCU parking lot information.

North Central reserves the right to close the lots for any special function. For example: College Days, Pastor's Day, Community Outreach Day, Admissions Visit Days, Youth Center Events, etc. Commuters need to make alternate arrangements for these days. Commuter students will be made aware of these dates by email notifications sent to the email address provided in the parking application. Security cannot be held responsible if emails or other notifications are not received, or if the provided email address is incorrect.

Those creating their own parking spaces, or parking next to the Zimmerman House will receive a violation or possible tow. Please avoid parking in these areas.

Elliot East Resident Condominiums

  • Elliot East parking is by permit only.
  • Permits must be displayed on the lower passenger side with the text side facing front.
  • One parking space is provided with each Elliot East Condominium. Other residents eligible for On-Campus Parking or Street Parking.
  • RA’s in the Elliot Apartments received the designated parking space.
  • Elliot East Residents may not park in the first row along the white apartment buildings. All other spaces may be used.

On-Street Parking

  • Students residing in any on-campus residence may apply for a street parking permit.
  • Students may not obtain street parking along with another form of NCU parking.
  • Commuter students are not eligible for a street parking permit.
  • Street parking is awarded on a first come, first served basis and is restricted by the City of Minneapolis to a limited number of permits that NCU may award.
  • Street parking permits will be effective through the current school year, starting in September and ending in August.
  • In order to pick up a permit from the city,  students must have the following items:
    •  A valid driver’s license and one other form of identification -student ID.
    •  Residency Verification Slip - awarded through the Security Office
    •  Vehicle information: Make, Model, Year, and License Plate Number
    •  $25.00 cash or check payable to Minneapolis Controller/ Treasurer.

 To obtain information about city snow plowing, call 612-348-SNOW or go to http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/snow/.

1500 Apartment Lot

  • 1500 Apartment Lot now follows On-Campus parking regulations
  • On-campus parking is by permit only.
  • Permits must be displayed on the lower passenger side with the text side facing front.
  • Permits become valid on the first day of classes for the current semester.
  • On Campus parking permits are valid for the following lots only:
    •  Miller Hall Lot
    •  Chapel Lot
    •  Upper and Lower Ramps
    •  1500 Apartment Lot