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For Visitors

All visitors should come to the Public Safety Office in the Woods-Penniman building to obtain a Visitor’s Parking Pass. The Woods-Penniman building is located at 232 Scaffold Cane Road, between the Alumni Building and the President’s House.  The Public Safety Office is located on the first floor and is open 24/7.  Visitor’s Parking Passes are free and available for up to three days at a time.  Visitors should bring their license plate information, and know the vehicle’s make, model, and color when they come to obtain the parking pass.

For Students

The updated policy for possession of motor vehicles in the Berea Area by Residential Students can be found here.

Parking for Green Residential Student Decals

All students with green residential student decals must park in the following lots between the hours of 7a.m. and 7p.m.:

  • Student Lot behind Facilities Management
  • Blue Ridge Lot
  • Anna Smith Lot off Jackson Street
  • James Lot
  • Deep Green Lot off Prospect Street
  • Estill Street Lot
  • Gravel Lot at Lower Kettering

Students with green residential student decals may park in any Berea College lot between the hours of 7p.m. and 7a.m., Monday through Friday. Students may park in any Berea College lot over the weekend, from Friday afternoon at 7pm through Sunday night at Midnight.   Outside of these time frames, all residential student vehicles must be parked in the lots listed above.  Both Boone Tavern parking lots are off-limits for student parking at ANY time.

Resident students parking on city streets, other lots, and drives in Berea between 7AM and 7PM are subject to citations by Public Safety.  Two hour parking areas and street parking outside of the above listed evening and weekend times are subject to citation for unauthorized area, regardless of the amount of time parked in these spaces.

All other parking regulations will be in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week and citations will be issued for violations. Vehicles parking in unauthorized areas for less than 20 minutes for the sole purpose of loading/unloading belongings must have emergency flashers activated or they are subject to citations. If flashers are inoperable, you must notify Public Safety Office prior to loading/unloading.

For Faculty & Staff

All Berea College Faculty and Staff members with blue hang tags are permitted to park at any time in any available non-restricted campus parking space except the Boone Tavern Lots (unless there as a customer), and lots designated for residential student parking (Green Decal Lots). Blue hang tags are issued from the Public Safety Office and are typically mailed to the staff/faculty member’s CPO after the request is submitted. Hang tags are $30.00 and will be charged to your staff account at time of issuance. A second hang tag may be requested for a household for $15.00.  Permits run from August 1st to July 31st of each year. Hang tags MAY be moved from one vehicle to another within the same household. Faculty and Staff vehicles without a hang tag are subject to valid citation, even if a hang tag has been purchased for another vehicle in the household.

Parking Citations

Fines and fees are payable at the Public Safety Office. Unpaid fines (student or staff) will be processed through Accounting with late fees added. If you believe the citation was incorrectly issued, it may be appealed at Public Safety within five business days. Appeals will be considered when a copy of the citation is attached to a written explanation of circumstances and mailed to the Citation Appeals Board at CPO 2184. The Citation Appeals Board is made up of faculty and/or staff members that are not part of Public Safety.  The decision of the Citation Appeals Board is final and cannot be appealed.  The name and mailing address of the person making the appeal must be included for processing. Appeals can also be made through email (send to along with your name, mailing address, ticket number, vehicle license number and your appeal statement.

Citation OffenseCharge
No current decal$15 (2nd or more - $25)
Unauthorized area$25
Over time limit$20
Improper parking$20
On sidewalk$20
Blocking fire lane$75
Parking on grass$50
Blocking road$50
Handicapped parking$75
Restricted space$25
Remove parking boot$50

Towing and Vehicle Immobilization

Vehicles which accumulate more than three citations (paid or unpaid) are subject to towing or immobilization. Prior notification to the owner is not required. Payments of citations and fines must be made to Public Safety before the vehicle will be released by the towing agency. Towing and storage fees are the responsibility of the vehicle owner.

Need More Help?

Any questions concerning parking policies should be directed to the Office of Public Safety. Parking information given by friends or staff from other departments is sometimes incorrect and may cost you money. Please take a few minutes to become familiar with the regulations. Accepting a decal from Berea College authorizes us to deduct any unpaid permit fees, parking citations and related fines from the owner/operator’s student account or employee paycheck.