Park Butler

Parking Regulations

Policy

Vehicle registration and parking restrictions are designed to identify vehicle ownership and to provide for orderly placement of vehicles. Butler University (herein referred to as "University") reserves the right to restrict where vehicles park.

Procedure

Parking regulations are enforced 24 hours a day unless otherwise noted. All persons parking their vehicle on University-controlled property and surrounding streets are required to adhere to all regulations.

  1. Signage - Parking areas are identified by signs and stall markers.
  2. Parking Hours - All areas are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week, unless otherwise noted on the posted sign for the designated area.
  3. Special Events - Parking restrictions are lifted during special events at Clowes Memorial Hall, the Schrott Center for the Arts, and Hinkle Fieldhouse that are open to the general public. The University reserves the right to restrict parking during other special events. Yellow curbs, ADA parking, reserved areas, and designated tow-away zones are enforced during special events. 

Designated Areas

Parking areas on campus have been designated in the following categories, and vehicles shall park in the designated lot(s) corresponding with the issued permit:

  • Permit A: Faculty, Staff, Emeritus, and Affiliate Parking
  • Permit B: Student Resident Parking
  • Permit I: Student, Long-Term Parking
  • Permit UT: University Terrace Parking
  • Permit CTS: Christian Theological Seminary Parking
  • Permit C: Student Commuter Parking (non-resident)
  • Permit G: Greek Resident Parking
  • Permit HV: Housing Village Parking
  • Permit FIR: Faculty-in-Residence Parking
  • Permit M: Motorcycle or Scooter Parking
  • Permit R: Butler Tarkington Resident
  • Permit U:University-owned or -affiliated vehicles only

Neighborhood Parking

Butler University, in agreement with the Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood Association (BTNA), has placed restrictions for parking on neighborhood streets. Student, faculty, staff, and affiliate vehicles are required to park on University-controlled property as a result of a legal commitment. The only exceptions are designated city-controlled streets with signs that read "Butler University permitted parking, by permit only," and the east side of Sunset Avenue from Hampton Drive to 49th Street; the south side of 49th Street from Sunset Avenue to Boulevard Place; and the east side of Boulevard Place from 52nd Street to 49th Street. Vehicles parking on these streets are required to be registered with the Department of Public Safety Office of Parking Services.

Neighborhood Parking Permit

Any faculty, staff, or student residing in the Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood is permitted to be issued a Butler University BTNA permit, identifying them as a resident of the neighborhood. The permit can be obtained at the Department of Public Safety Office of Parking Services during business hours. In order to obtain a permit, the resident must show a copy of their lease or a current utility bill statement. This permit does not allow you to park on University or University-controlled property. You will be subject to a citation. There is no cost for the decal.

Faculty-in-Residence

Faculty-in-Residence-designated spaces are reserved for specific faculty who reside in the residence halls. These are designated tow-away zones. This restriction is enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A violation of this policy could result in a ticket being issued as well.

Facilities Management

Facilities Management-designated spaces are reserved for facilities-controlled vehicles and designated contractors; these are designated tow away zones. This restriction is enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Accessible Parking

ADA-designated spaces are reserved for persons with vehicles displaying the correct authorization to park there; these are designated tow-away zones. This restriction is enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A violation of this policy could result in a ticket being issued as well.

Hinkle Fieldhouse

The parking area of Hinkle Fieldhouse, except where otherwise designated, is a visitor, commuter, and overflow parking area. Registration requirements are enforced in this area.

Parking Meters

Metered parking areas are designated open parking and are designated tow-away zones. This restriction is enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The University vehicle registration requirement is enforced in these spaces.

Assigned Parking Locations

There are a small number of spaces reserved for a specific user. These areas are designated by specific signs and are enforced 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday through Friday, unless otherwise noted on the sign. These spaces are designated tow-away zones for vehicles found in violation.