For current students and faculty/staff

Parking and Traffic Policy and Procedures

General Motor Vehicle Parking Provisions

All students, faculty, and staff may park their motor vehicles on campus free of charge. Parking on the NHTI campus is on a first come first serve basis. During peak usage, it may be necessary to park a distance from a classroom or office. NHTI is designed as a walking campus, and most walks are easily managed. Parking on campus is restricted for the following locations:

  • Visitor parking spaces
  • Handicapped parking areas
  • Dental patient parking area in front of Little Hall
  • Little Hall parking lot, open Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Grappone Hall rear parking lot, open Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Areas designated for special events (marked with caution tape or traffic cones)

Any unauthorized vehicle parked in the above listed areas is subject to being ticketed, towed, or booted at owner’s expense. All vehicles parked on campus, anytime, must have a current registration and inspection that is properly displayed. All vehicles parked on campus shall not present an environmental or safety hazard and will be in operable condition at all times. Failure to maintain a vehicle in an operable condition will result in the owner being notified in writing by Campus Safety that the vehicle must be brought to an operational condition within 7 days of notification. Failure to do so may result in removal of the vehicle from campus at the expense of the vehicle owner.

Parking Permits

Students, staff, and faculty are required to have a NHTI-issued parking permit displayed on the lower left corner of the vehicle’s rear window. Motorcycles must display a parking permit on the left front fork near their inspection sticker. Parking permits can be obtained through Campus Safety from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Parking permits may also be obtained by applying for a parking permit online.

Reserved Parking Locations

Signs indicating a parking space is reserved has no time constraints and is reserved 24/7/365. Parking in these areas without prior consent may result in ticketing, booting, or towing at the owner’s expense.

Visitor Parking

Guests visiting NHTI for tours, office visits, etc., may park in the visitor parking area outside Sweeney Hall without a valid permit. These spaces are intended for people who wish to gather further information to attend the college. Faculty or staff found parked in this location will be subject to ticketing, booting, or towing at the owner’s expense.

Reserved Visitor Parking Spaces

Reserved visitor parking spaces outside Little Hall are available through the President’s Office by permit only. A permit will be provided upon arrival for display in the vehicle for the duration of the visit. Failure to display the permit or parking illegally in a visitor space may result in ticketing, booting, or towing at the owner’s expense.

Overnight Parking

Overnight parking is allowed in D lot and along Fan Road only. Commuter students, faculty, and staff are responsible for advising Campus Safety if they are planning to leave their vehicle on campus overnight. Vehicle keys must be left with Campus Safety in case the vehicle needs to be moved because of an emergency and/or snow removal.

Handicapped Parking

Handicap parking is reserved for vehicles operated by handicapped persons. All vehicles parked in handicapped spots must display state-issued handicapped license plates, decals, or a temporary handicap tag issued by Health Services. Faculty and staff wishing to apply for a temporary parking permit must first complete the Request for Reasonable Accommodation Form with Human Resources. Notification will be sent to Health Services of the request. Health Services will per policy issue a temporary parking permit for a set period of time. Temporary handicap permits shall not be issued more than 3 times consecutively. If there is a need for a prolonged permit, the individual should seek to obtain a permanent placard through the state of N.H.

Temporary Handicapped Tags

In the event of a temporary medical condition (i.e., surgery, broken bone, etc.) a temporary handicap parking permit may be obtained through the director of Health Services. Documentation from the attending physician must be provided to the director of Health Services, who will then issue a temporary parking permit. Any vehicle illegally parked in a handicapped space will be issued a ticket and may be towed or booted at the owner’s expense.

Motorcycle Parking

There are two concrete pads reserved for motorcycle parking on campus: one in C Lot and one in A Lot. Motorcycle parking is enforced from April 1-Oct. 31 unless weather conditions dictate a need to expand this timeframe; this is done at the discretion of Campus Safety.

Parking Guidelines for Residence Halls

Residence hall students are allowed to have one vehicle parked on campus. Guests of residence hall students are allowed to park their vehicles overnight on campus in accordance to this parking policy. Students are allowed to park their vehicle for up to 15 minutes by a residence hall’s entrance for the purpose of loading and unloading. Any vehicle parked for more than 15 minutes is subject to being ticketed, towed, or booted at the owner’s expense.

Loading and unloading of vehicles at the residence halls is limited to:

  • Strout Hall: East and West end entrances
  • South Hall: Front and East end entrances
  • Langley Hall: All 4 entrances

All residents must remove their vehicle from campus when the residence halls are closed unless arrangements have been made with Campus Safety prior to the closure.

Residence hall students at the direction of Campus Safety will move their vehicles to designated areas for snow removal. Timely notifications will be posted at the entrances of the residence halls, and announcements will be made via electronic communication by Residence Life staff. Failure to move for snow removal will result in ticketing or towing at the owner’s expense.

Only appropriate staff are allowed to park their vehicles overnight at any residence hall. All other vehicles will be ticketed, towed, or booted at the owner’s expense.

Driving on Campus Guidelines

  • N.H. state laws for parking and the operation of a motor vehicle are applicable to NHTI’s campus. Below are additional guidelines specific to the campus.
  • There are 3 speed limit zones on campus:
    • Speed limit on all campus roadways and parking lots is 5 miles per hour unless otherwise posted.
    • Speed limit on Institute Drive is 20 mph.
    • Speed limit on College Drive and Fan Road is 15 mph.
  • Turnarounds on College Drive and at the South end of Fan Road may be used only for reversing direction.
  • No motorized vehicles are permitted on the walkway to and in the pedestrian tunnel, connecting the Fan Road turnaround to Ft. Eddy Road.
  • Parking on roadways that block the flow of traffic is prohibited.
  • Avoidance of a traffic device (cones, speed plateaus, etc.) by driving off of roadways, through parking lots, or moving a traffic device is prohibited.
  • Failure to comply with the directions of a Campus Safety officer directing traffic is prohibited.
  • Pedestrians in crosswalks have the right of way. Vehicles will yield to pedestrians at all times.
  • At the request of a Campus Safety officer, motor vehicle operators on campus must produce a current vehicle registration, driver’s license, and, if applicable, current insurance card.
  • Failure to comply with this traffic and parking policy may result in but is not limited to ticketing, towing, fines, and loss of driving or parking privileges on campus.

Athletic Fields

At no point should vehicles be parked along the roadways or on the grass to watch a sporting event. Those who do so will be asked to move their vehicle or will be subject to ticketing, booting, or towing at the owner’s expense. It shall be the home team’s responsibility to advise all attendees of the event NHTI’s parking policy.

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center Parking Lot

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center parking lot is reserved for patrons attending the Discovery Center only and is marked so accordingly. The parking lot is patrolled by Discovery Center personnel who ticket and tow illegally parked vehicles at the owner’s expense. NHTI has no role in the enforcement of this parking lot.

Tickets, Towing, and Fines

Campus Safety will patrol the campus to enforce NHTI policies and motor vehicle law, provide general aid and
assistance, and deter crime. Vehicles parked in violation of the parking and traffic policy may be ticketed, booted, or towed at the owner’s expense.

Parking Violations

Vehicle owner is responsible for any tow/storage fees incurred. All ticket fines are to be paid within 10 days of the date the ticket was issued. Payment is made at the Bursar’s Office. Failure to pay fines will result in the withholding of grades, transcripts, degrees, and/or certificates. Repeat violations are defined as 4 or more unpaid violations. Receipt of fourth ticket could result in a vehicle being towed. Should an individual wish to dispute a parking violation, they may contact the director of Campus Safety within 10 days of receipt of the ticket; any appeal
submitted after the allotted 10 days will not be heard.


Restrictions from driving and having a vehicle on campus will be imposed for the following reasons:

  • Driving at excessive speeds and/or in such a manner as to endanger lives and property
  • Failure to stop at stop signs
  • Driving on lawns, seeded areas, and walkways
  • Receiving 4 parking tickets in a semester
  • First offense: Restricted from having or operating a vehicle on campus for up to 30 days
  • Second offense: Restricted from having or operating a vehicle on campus for up to 1 semester
  • Third offense: Permanent restriction from having a vehicle on campus

Parking tickets may be issued for, but are not limited to, any of the following violations:Fines will be assessed as follows:
No parking permit$10
General Parking Violations: Taking two parking spaces, parking on the grass/sidewalk/access roads, parking where signs prohibit/restrict, parking on a hashed-out end cap/tow zone, parking in a reserved parking space, parking on roadway, parking and blocking a dumpster, reckless operation, failure to move for snow removal

First offense: $10

Second offense: $20

Third offense : $50

Each additional offense: $75

Public Safety Violation: Parking in a handicap space, parking in a fire lane, blocking an entrance/exit or roadway, having an unregistered and uninspected vehicle, violations of the N.H. State Motor
Vehicle Statutes

First offense: $20

Second offense: $50

Third offense: $100

Each additional offense: $100

Reckless Operation$100

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