2020-2021 Parking Permits are available online through CampusConnection, in the NDSCS Police office in the Hektner Student Center and in Room 183H at NDSCS-Fargo.
A current and valid NDSCS parking permit is required and must be appropriately displayed on all vehicles parked on the Wahpeton campus or at NDSCS-Fargo. Student permits must be renewed at the beginning of each school year.
The costs for parking permits are:
- Full-Time Student (12 or more credit hours): $69
A second permit may be purchased for half the price of the original permit.
- Part-Time Student (11 or less credit hours): $35
- Motorcycles/Scooters/Mopeds: $8
This permit allows these vehicles to park in the designated areas on campus.
- Trailers and Campers: Please register plate # with NDSCS Police.
Trailers are allowed to park in lots 9, 9B, 3 and 4.
- Temporary Permits: $1 per day
- Move to Different Residence Hall: Free
Students must obtain a new parking permit if moving from a residence hall to campus apartment buildings.
- Distance Education
Students will pay either the full-time student rate or the part-time student rate, depending on which category they fall into. If they are on campus for only a very limited time such as bookstore, etc., they will be assessed a fee of $1 per day for a temporary permit. The dates may be extended at the discretion of the NDSCS Police Department Supervisor.
Full-Time: For updated parking permit fees contact NDSCS Police Office at NDSCS in Wahpeton or Chelsie Bormann at NDSCS-Fargo.
Part-Time: Employees earning less than $5,000 are assessed a minimum fee of $35
Individual Employee Parking Space: $125 plus the cost of your permit
* Employee permits and employee parking privileges are not extended to student work study, resident assistants or student assistants.
Parking privileges may be extended to individuals by the NDSCS Police office under special circumstances. The user of such a parking permit is subject to the express limitations indicated on the permit. Special permits will be valid only during the times and in the areas designated in writing on the permit at the time of issuance. No unauthorized individuals or departments may grant special parking privileges. Under emergency conditions, the NDSCS Police Supervisor shall have authority to assign parking privileges as needed.
- Temporary Permits - If a vehicle is to be used on campus for two weeks or less, the operator must request a Temporary Permit from the NDSCS Police office. A charge of $1 per day will be assessed. The permit shall be signed, dated and placed on the rearview mirror. The number on the permit must be visible to Parking Enforcement officers. If the permit is not properly displayed a $20 fine will be assessed.
- Auto Body and Automotive Tech students and customers must make arrangements with these individual departments to park vehicles in their designated parking areas and must display the required special permits (customer hangtag permits). Students and staff can contact these departments at the following numbers:
- Auto Body 671-2427
- Auto Tech 671-2649
Permits Property of NDSCS
Parking permits are the property of NDSCS and may be invalidated, revoked, canceled or recalled. The use of a parking permit is limited to the person who purchases the permit. Permits are not transferable to other students except that they may be used for purposes of implementing ride-sharing programs.
An invalid permit may be one of several things: lost, stolen, canceled or expired permits, plates or placards. These permits may be confiscated or obliterated, by any reasonable method, by any member of the NDSCS Police Department. Any person who knowingly possess a lost, stolen, canceled or altered permit, plate or placard for the purpose of fraudulently obtaining parking privileges on the NDSCS campus may be subject to appropriate campus administrative action and/or to penalties set forth in the appropriate section of the North Dakota Century and Vehicle Codes. This may result in a fine in the amount of $150.
Overnight parking on 5th Street (during winter restrictions), Main Oval, East Oval and areas designated by signs is prohibited. Vehicles parked in yellow zones, reserved parking spaces and tow zones is prohibited. Vehicles in violation of this rule are subject to ticket and towing without prior notice. Tickets will be $20.
The City of Wahpeton has a Snow Removal Ordinance that takes effect when the first significant snow fall arrives. This is then unabated until the accumulation is insignificant. The ordinance states NO PARKING on any streets, avenues or city lots between the hours of 2-6 a.m. When the ordinance goes into effect, the city will broadcast this on TV and radio stations and alert local newspapers.
Visitors Parking Passes
A visitor permit is required for all vehicles parked on campus during the college business day. Permits must be properly displayed on the rearview mirror so that permit numbers and expiration dates are clearly visible to Parking Enforcement officers. Visitor permits are valid in all parking lots on campus and visitor parking areas designated by signs. To void a visitor parking citation, the citation along with the name of the visitor and the person forwarding the ticket must be forwarded to the NDSCS Police Department. Only the NDSCS Police Department has the authority to void parking tickets.
Parking Violations, Penalties and Miscellaneous Charges
Any violation of this code will result in a $20 fine for each violation, unless specified otherwise. Any violation of State Law or City ordinance will be per their individual schedule of fines.
A partial list of violations follows:
- Parking in area designated (No Parking midnight to 7 a.m.): $20
- Parking in handicap zone: $100
- Parking in visitor zone: $20
Students and employees are not allowed to park in visitor areas for any reason.
- Parking in service vehicle zone: $20
- Time Zone Violation: $20
- Parking on grass: $20
- Parking in Wrong Area: $20
- No Permit Displayed: $20
- Expired Permit: $20
- No Parking Zone: $20
- Improper Parking: $20
- Staff/Employee Only: $20
- Parked in a Reserved Parking Area "Customized Training": $20
- Parked in a Personal/Reserved Space (subject to tow without prior notice): $20
- Impound Fee (assessed to all vehicles towed): $75
- Boot Removal Fee: $40
- Vehicle Unlock Fee: $10
Operator must sign a release of liability form prior to any attempt by NDSCS Police to unlock a vehicle.
Unpaid Fines and Ticket Accumulations
- Any person receiving an on-campus parking ticket must pay or appeal the ticket within 10 calendar days of the date of issue. Failure to pay or appeal the ticket within 10 calendar days of issue will be considered an admission of the violation. A hold will be placed on student accounts until fines are paid.
- Payment of the tickets issued by the NDSCS Police Department will be the responsibility of the registered owner of the permit or the registered owner of the vehicle.
- Any vehicle or combination of vehicles under the control of one customer, whether displaying or not displaying a valid permit and accumulates 3 or more unpaid parking tickets is subject to impound or immobilization until such time all fines are paid.
- If a vehicle is towed it will not be returned to the owner until all fines are paid in full including the tow and impound fee. A hold will also be placed on the student account until all fines are paid in full. No new permits will be sold to anyone until all unpaid fines are paid in full. For employee collections the President or appropriate Vice President will also be notified.
- Auto Boot/Immobilization: Auto booting is a means of controlling and decreasing the number of habitual parking violators on the NDSCS campus. The auto boot attaches to the front or rear tire preventing the moving of the vehicle until all parking fines are paid or parking disputes settled.
The auto boot will be applied to a vehicle after the receipt of the third unpaid parking violation. A brightly colored warning sticker will be applied to the driver side window, alerting the owner of the auto boot has been applied. If the owner has not contacted the NDSCS Police Department to have the boot removed within 3 business days, the vehicle will be towed. The owner will be responsible for paying the towing charge, impound fee and boot removal fee.
Tampering with, damaging or removing the parking boot is punishable criminally under North Dakota Century Code 12.1-21-05 (Criminal Mischief).
The auto boot will be removed providing the following conditions are met: All fees are paid in full (parking fees, ticket fees and auto boot removal fee of $40) or a satisfactory payment agreement is made with the NDSCS Police Department Supervisor and NDSCS Police Department personnel are provided with the receipt showing payment in full of both fines and the auto boot removal fee.
Appealing a Parking Ticket
All parking tickets must be appealed online within 10 calendar days or ticket issuance. Parking tickets may be appealed in person before the Appeals Board by appointment on Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m. at the Campus Police office in the Hektner Student Center, Room 154 or by using the online appeal form.
The appellant is informed of the hearing decision. All decisions are final and binding. If you choose to do nothing, you will receive an automatic conviction and possible denial of vehicle permit renewal.
A lost ticket, forgetfulness, parking (even momentarily) where prohibited, failure to display a permit, and/or not seeing a sign or "I didn't know" are all unacceptable grounds for an appeal. The appeal must be completed in an accurate, brief and specific manner.
Extensive Auto Repair Prohibited
- No motor vehicle shall be parked or left standing in any parking facility in order that extensive repairs may be undertaken on it, when such repairs cause the vehicle to remain in the parking lot in excess of 72 consecutive hours. Emergency repairs of short duration are accepted.
- In cases of hardship, a special permit may be obtained upon application to the NDSCS Police Department.
Time Zone Restrictions
Zones are located on the Main Oval, the southwest corner of Lot No. 1, on Eighth Avenue North south of Schulz Hall, and on Fifth Street west side unless marked otherwise. These areas are strictly enforced.
Safety Escort Services
The NDSCS Police will provide safety escort services on the Wahpeton campus to and/or from vehicles, residence halls or work-study positions on campus to a student's or employee's residence hall or vehicle, upon request. The NDSCS Police Department provides this free service to students and employees whenever they may need it.
Parking Assignments by Permit
- (S Permit) Student Permit Parking: Most lots with the exception of Lot 6, East Drive, Center Drive and West Drive
- (H Permit) NW/SE College Complex and College Townhome Resident Permit Parking: All lots with the exception of Lot 6
- Visitor Parking: Lots 9N, 9S, and designated areas on the North end of the Main Oval, on the South side of Mildred Johnson Library and on the south side of Allied Health.
Any additions or changes to the regulations during the academic year will be sent out through all-campus email to your NDSCS email account. An all-campus voice mail message may also be given and any other method deemed appropriate to reach the greatest amount of people. Questions should be directed to the NDSCS Police Department at 701-671-2233 or ext. 3-2233, 24 hours a day.