Permits and Regulations

Yale’s parking system is designed to protect the parking privileges of its permit holders during normal working hours, while making the parking lots generally available to members of the New Haven community and visitors at other times.

Yale permit holders may park in their assigned lots after business hours. Overnight parking may be allowed. Permit holders must contact the parking office for prior approval and stay may not exceed three (3) days.

Yale does allow public parking in designated lots after business hours, weekends, and holidays. A list of these locations can be found on the Parking Locations page. Parkers using these lots for this purpose must vacate the lot by 3:00 a.m. or be subjected to enforcement.

While the parking privilege for permit holders can normally be protected, it cannot be guaranteed. The University reserves the right to suspend parking privileges at any time, and special situations may involve temporary re-assignment. Individuals who apply for parking permits acknowledge the authority of Yale Parking to regulate parking at the University and by signing the application, affirm that they will act in compliance with the published rules and regulations.

Each person who parks in a University parking lot agrees that neither Yale University nor any of its officers or employees is responsible for injury to persons, nor for theft of, nor damage to vehicles or their contents while on University property.

During snow emergency conditions, the University may move all vehicles in the lots. Personnel who are performing essential operations and/or on-campus residents who must park overnight should park in perimeter spaces.

Yale personnel with out-of-state license plates but residing in Connecticut are reminded of their obligation to register their vehicles in Connecticut.

Application for Permit

Application forms are available at the Yale Parking office and on the Parking Forms page. Yale employees will pay for parking through payroll deduction on a pre-tax basis. Permits may be issued to an individual for a maximum of three vehicles in the permit holder’s family on the condition that only one of the vehicles will be parked on campus in any Yale lot or garage at any one time during work hours. Abuse of this regulation can result in revocation of the parking privilege. A permit is valid during working hours only for the specific lot, vehicle and period of time for which it is issued. Permits are not transferable from one vehicle to another. Permit holders who give or sell their permits to other personnel may be subject to revocation of any permits listed under their names and loss of the parking privilege for one calendar year. The regular parking year runs from September 1 to August 31.

Annual parking permits are renewed automatically. If you’d like to cancel, use the form provided on the Parking Forms page or at the Yale parking office.

Persons with disabilities who require proximate parking may obtain a medical waiver form at the Yale parking office or on the Parking Forms page. The completed forms are reviewed by the Resource Office on Disabilities. If approved, the Parking Service Office will make every effort to assign parking as close as possible to the applicant’s place of employment as circumstances allow. Door to door van service is available from parking lots to buildings.

Termination/Cancelation of Permits

The University reserves the right to suspend or cancel parking privileges at any time. Parking fees will continue unless cancelled in writing. To cancel a payroll deduction, the permit holder must fill out a parking cancelation form and forward it via email, fax or in person to the Yale parking office. All permit(s) and card keys (if applicable) must be returned to the parking office, upon cancelation.

Penalties and Parking Infractions

Parking Enforcement

Vehicles parked in unauthorized locations are subject to booting/towing. Warnings will be issued prior to booting/towing. Vehicles that are blocking traffic movement, emergency service vehicles, fire lanes, delivery areas, trash/recycling collection zones, driveways or walkways on University property are subject to tow prior to warnings being issued. Vehicles that are illegally parked within 10-feet of a fire hydrant, in a handicap space or have been illegally parked for more than 48 hours are also subject to tow prior to warnings being issued. Agents designated by Yale Parking Services are authorized to remove from Yale property or immobilize, at the owner’s expense, any vehicle parked in violation of stated regulations.

Towed vehicles may be located by contacting the Yale Parking Office, weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. After 4:00 p.m. and on weekends, the Yale Police Department - (203) 432-4400 and Catapano Towing - (203) 624-4119 may be contacted. Vehicles are reclaimed by paying the tow charge and storage charges, if incurred, directly to the towing agent. If your vehicle has been booted, please follow the directions on the ticket left on the vehicle. If an owner feels that his or her vehicle has been unjustly towed/booted, he or she may later resort to the appeal procedure.

Catapano Towing
Phone: (203) 624-4119
267 Kimberly Avenue, New Haven, CT 06519

Denial or Revocation

Grounds for denial or revocation of a permit include: Falsifying permit application; making one’s permit available to another; parking of more than one vehicle under a single permit on University property simultaneously.

Note: Complaints about improperly parked vehicles should be reported to Yale parking office at 203-432-9790. The Yale parking staff will respond weekdays between 8:00 a.m and 4:00 p.m. Campus Police will respond at all other times, for blocking situations only.

Appeal Procedure

A vehicle owner who feels that any of the parking regulations have been applied to him or her in an improper manner may appeal to the Yale Parking Office. An appeal form can be found under the Parking Forms page.