Parking Decals



All vehicles parked on Berea College Property are required to obtain and display a parking decal.  On this page, you can find all of the information for parking permits and how to purchase them.

Purchasing Decals

To purchase a decal, please visit this page and fill out information.  When it asks for your college ID, this is referring to your B# (with a capitalized B).  In order to pick up a decal, all requests will need to be made prior to coming to the office of Public Safety.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 859-985-3333.

Decal Costs



First Decal: $30
Additional: $15 each

Seabury Members

First Decal: $30
Additional: $15 each


Resident: $50
Town: $25
Additional: $15 each


All decals: $40

ALL previous citations must be paid before a new Decal may be purchased.

Visitor Passes

Guests of the college community may obtain visitor passes at the Public Safety Office (first floor Woods Penn). Visitor passes are issued at no charge directly to the operator of the vehicle. Vehicles parking on campus at any time without a properly displayed decal or pass are subject to citations.

Obtaining Decals

All Berea College Faculty and Staff members with blue decals 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), the Student Lot at Facilities Management, the Anna Smith Lot, the Eco Village and the Blue Ridge Lot. Blue decals are issued from the Public Safety Office.

Seabury Center members with purple decals are permitted to park only in the Seabury Main Lot (not on Campus Drive). Decals may be obtained at the Public Safety office for $25 with additional decals at $15 each. Decals are valid July 1 to June 30. Seabury members with handicapped status may use the designated spaces on Campus Drive.

The Boone Tavern parking lots are reserved for customers and guests only. Citations will be issued to students, business employees, college employees or other unauthorized parking. College Square area business owners, managers and employees with yellow decals are permitted to park in Jackson Street Lot A, including the adjacent street spaces behind the Welcome Center, and Jackson Street Lot B beyond Anna Smith Hall. Decals are $40 for the year and will be issued from the Public Safety Office, valid from July 1 to June 30.

Students residing on campus must display a green decal for their vehicle. Resident students first must be approved by Public Safety for use of vehicle on campus before they can purchase decals. Student status takes precedence over any other considerations concerning decal eligibility. If permission is granted, the following is needed to purchase a green decal:

  • Current Vehicle Registration and Insurance
  • Your current Driver’s License
  • Any other paperwork as required by the permission papers
  • $50 cash or check. No decals may be student charged.

Students approved to live off-campus can acquire their red decal by bringing the following to Public Safety:

  • Copy of Vehicle Registration and Insurance
  • A copy of your current Driver’s License
  • $25 cash or check. Decals may not be student charged.

Discounted Parking Tags, as well as parking spaces around campus are available for Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles. This discount is available to all Students, Faculty and Staff of Berea College.

In order for a vehicle to qualify, the vehicle must be recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to have achieved a minimum green score of 40 according to the annual vehicle-rating guide of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The list of qualifying vehicles is posted in the Public Safety Office on the first floor of the Woods-Penniman Building.

The cost for a Low-Emitting and Fuel Efficient Vehicle Parking Tag is 20% below the current cost of a Standard Parking Tag and will be issued at the time of purchase from Public Safety.

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.