General Regulations

All vehicles must be registered

All Champlain College students, faculty and staff must register their cars and park in their assigned zones. Failure to park in your assigned zone—including city streets outside the parking zone map-will result in fines and/or towing. Permits are issued by zone, and only those vehicles with a valid permit for a particular zone may park in that zone. For example, residential students with Zone 2 permits may not park in Zone 5 at any time. Zone 5 is reserved for residential Radiography students and students who work off campus until at least 11pm at least once per week. Download the full parking brochure.
campus parking map
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Permits must be properly displayed while in the College's assigned parking zones, including designated city streets. Vehicles not displaying the required permit will be cited for a fine and/or towed at the owner's expense.

One permit per person

No faculty, staff or student can receive more than one permit. Only one registered car may be parked in College zones or designated parking areas at any one time.

Parking space is not guaranteed

From time to time it is possible that no parking will be available in designated campus zones. In such cases, permit holders may park in the Gilbane lot and use the free shuttle.

Park between white lines

The only legal parking space in any College parking lot is between two white striped lines.

Prohibited Areas

Standard parking regulations apply to vehicles parked on campus. No vehicle may be parked in driveways, fire lanes, handicapped parking or reserved spaces (unless the operator has a permit for such spaces), non-designated parking spaces, on lawns or courtyards, or by blocking a legally-parked vehicle. Vehicles in violation will be towed at the owner's expense.

Residential students may have cars on campus and park in College-operated lots after 4pm M-F and on weekends. From 8am-4pm, M-F the Gilbane lot is the only location a residential student may park. Residential students who require a car for employment or medical reasons will be issued a permit for parking in the Main Street Suites lot only (Zone 5). In cases of medical need, proof may be required in the form of a doctor's documentation. In cases of employment need, a letter from the employer stating the hours of work, plus a pay stub confirming hours worked, may be required for approval. These exceptions will be reviewed on a semester basis or as individual circumstances change.

No parking 12:30 a.m. to 6 a.m.

Regardless of the permit held, no student, faculty or staff may park on adjacent city streets from 12:30 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Vehicles parked overnight in campus zones must be moved to their assigned zones by 8:00 a.m. Overnight parking is available in the Zone 2 (Gilbane) lot.

Car Alarms

Vehicles equipped with alarms that do not cease emitting intermittent or constant sound for a total of three minutes within any 15-minute period are strictly forbidden. Violators will be ticketed and towed.

Visitor Parking

Visitors to the Admissions Office are free to park in the Perry Hall parking lot and temporary visitor permits may be obtained from Admissions staff at that location.  Other campus visitors should obtain a visitor parking permit. See more information here.


Failure of a student or employee to register a motor vehicle and/or comply with College parking policies may result in fines, towing charges and loss of permission to park a vehicle in College zones, as well as the possible loss of other privileges, suspension or dismissal. Failure to pay parking fines in a timely manner will affect students' financial standing with the college resulting in a hold on grades, transcripts or the ability to register for classes.

Waiver of Liability

Champlain College assumes no responsibility for the care or protection of any vehicle or its contents at any time it is operated or parked in campus zones. Any damage or theft involving the vehicle (interior or exterior) is the owner's responsibility.