American University Parking Policy
May 2009 (revised 2/2015)

After reading the information below, please sign the agreement at the bottom of this page.
  1. Scope

    American University has determined that it is in the best interest of the University community that rules and regulations be established to govern the driving and parking of motor vehicles by faculty, staff, students, visitors, and guests on University property. The purpose of this document is to stipulate the parking requirements, regulations, and enforcement measures applied to all members of the American University community.

  2. Policy Statement

    The following regulations have been developed to facilitate the safe and orderly flow of traffic, to permit access for emergency vehicles, and to promote pedestrian, cyclist, and vehicular safety. In accordance with the University's "Good Neighbor Policy" parking is restricted on the residential streets surrounding main campus, Tenley campus, East Campus, and AU's 4801 Massachusetts Avenue facility. All members of the University community - including students, faculty, staff, visitors and guests - are required to park on campus and obtain a parking permit, purchase hourly/daily parking using the Pay-As-You-Go machines, or to use public transportation. Compliance with the Good Neighbor Policy is a condition of enrollment and/or employment at American University.

    Parking regulations and services are located at http://www.american.edu/finance/publicsafety/parking/index.cfm.

  3. Policy

    All members of the University community - including students, faculty, staff, visitors and guests - are required to park on campus or to use public transportation. The Department of Public Safety reserves the right to modify parking rules or regulations as needed, to change the allocation of parking spaces when necessary, and to make exceptions if appropriate. The Department of Public Safety may, on occasion, need to close a parking area or roadway for a special event, safety reasons, or repair. The Deparatment of Public Safety also has the authority to ticket, immobilize, or tow, at the owner's expense, any vehicle that is in violation of the established rules and regulations. In addition, the Department of Public Safety may relocate a vehicle if necessary and there is no response to a request to move it.

  4. Effective Date

    Reviewed May, 2009; October, 2010; August, 2014

    Reviewed and Revised: February, 2015

Parking Policy Agreement