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Motor Vehicle Parking and Traffic

Motor Vehicle Parking and Traffic

1. Motor Vehicle Parking and Traffic Regulations are designed to best utilize existing parking facilities and maintain an orderly flow of traffic on campus. 

2. The Oberlin College Office of Safety and Security is responsible for the administration of the regulations.

3. Oberlin College assumes no responsibility or liability for a motor vehicle or its contents while parked or operated on the property of the college.

4. Registration – All motor vehicles owned or operated on college property must be registered with the Office of Safety and Security. This includes vehicles owned or operated by students who live off campus but park on campus, even for a short period of time and vehicles owned or operated by students living in college village housing units.

a. Vehicles must be registered as soon as they are brought to campus. Annual registration will be valid until 72 hours after

Commencement day of each academic year.

b. First-year students are discouraged from having a motor vehicle at the college.

c. Registration fees are due at the time of registration of the vehicle.

5. General Information. Individuals may register only those vehicles for which they are the primary owner or operator. Persons must be prepared to show proof of ownership and proof of insurance at the time of registration.

The person to whom a vehicle is registered will be responsible for all citations issued thereto. If the vehicle does not display a valid permit, the ticket will be the responsibility of the owner.

Oberlin College reserves the right to revoke registration and campus parking privileges for the following reasons:

a. Repeated failure to abide by the regulations, as shown by four or more paid or unpaid violations of record within an academic year, not including those successfully appealed.

b. Falsification of information on registration forms.

c. Actions deemed hazardous to the community or property of Oberlin College.

d. Failure to register a vehicle in accordance with state laws. All vehicles registered and parked on college property must be properly licensed and inspected for operating conditions in accordance with the laws of the state of Ohio or the laws of the state in which the vehicle is duly licensed.

Anyone registering a vehicle and accepting the appropriate permit shall, therefore, be deemed to have acknowledged the parking regulations and shall be deemed responsible for compliance with the regulations.

A complete list of vehicle rules and regulations may be obtained from the Safety and Security Office.