Parking & Registration

Obtaining & Displaying Your Parking Permit

Obtaining Your Permit

All motor vehicles operated on campus must be registered with Transportation Services. To obtain a parking permit please follow the procedures below;

  1. Log in to the Samford portal.
  2. Select the Banner tab.
  3. From the main menu in Banner, select the Transportation menu.

Displaying Your Permit

The appropriate vehicle registration permit must be affixed to the inside lower left corner of the front windshield, on the driver’s side. Permits will be affixed by the adhesive on the permit and may not be affixed with tape or any other temporary means. No more than one permit shall be affixed to any vehicle. The method of affixing permits on motorcycles will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Providing false information concerning the registration of a vehicle will subject the violator to disciplinary action.

Disability & Limited Mobility Parking

Handicap accessible parking spaces are available throughout campus and are mandated by the City of Homewood and the State of Alabama.

For instances where mobility issues are present, students should call the Public Safety office at (205) 726-2020 for a transport on campus. For instances where a long-term mobility issue exist, students should contact the Department of Transportation Services for a temporary parking permit, before parking in an unauthorized area.

Parking Zones & Enforcement

Parking is enforced Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Jan Term and Summer Term parking is enforced in all faculty/staff lots for employee permits. Commuter and residence hall lots are open parking for any permit type during Jan Term and summer term. During these terms, students may park in any student lot, but are not allowed to park in faculty/staff lots.

Reserved, fire lane, and handicap parking are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Vehicles must be parked in a legal valid space between white lines. Parking on grass, cross-hatched areas, islands or any other un-marked area is prohibited.

Zone Colors

Parking permits and zones are designated by color:

  • Gray: Full-time and part-time employees who are not students
  • Orange: Contract employees
  • Blue: Commuter
  • Purple: Central Campus
  • Green: Beeson Woods
  • Yellow: West Campus and West Village

Employee FAQs

Employees should be sure your office location is correct in banner because the decal will be mailed or possibly delivered to your office, building coordinator and/or administrative assistant. Human Resources can make any updates you need.

  • Employee permits are valid for one year. Permits expire on August 31st each year.
  • You must immediately update vehicle information if any changes are made to the license plate or vehicle by emailing parking@samford.edu or calling (205) 726-4146.
  • Registered vehicles must have current automobile insurance policy coverage.
  • All lots are restricted to their primary designation Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Employees are not allowed to park in residential zones Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.
  • Handicap parking is only allowable with a valid state handicap placard.
  • Handicap and fire zone citations cannot be appealed.
  • Citations must be appealed in Banner within 10 days of posting to your Banner account. Use the “Appeal a Traffic Citation” link on the Banner Transportation Services menu.

Student FAQs

Students are required to park in the lot designated by the parking permit issued. Parking for students is permitted only in the specific permit color zone issued by student’s housing assignment. If a student’s housing assignment changes, the student is required to complete the registration process again in Banner for their new permit assignment.

Extended Parking

Samford University provides vehicle parking for students attending the university. In recognition that some students, due to the distance from their homes, may have to leave their vehicles on campus during holiday and summer breaks. For that reason, Samford University allows students to leave vehicles on campus for extended period of time with the proper authorization. Please contact Transportation Services for information regarding vehicles being left on campus for an extended period of time. Recreational vehicles are not allowed to park on campus at any time. Vehicles left on campus without proper authorization, may be subject to towing at the owner’s expense.

Non-Drivers

All students are required to register their driving status in Banner, regardless of their possession or operation of a vehicle on campus. If a student is a non-driver, he or she is required to submit their status as a non-driver in the Transportation Services menu in self-service Banner in the Samford portal. A non-driver is identified as a current student, enrolled in classes, who is not in possession of a vehicle on campus, and does not drive a vehicle on campus. This includes borrowing, and sharing of vehicles. If a student is borrowing or sharing a vehicle with another person, he or she is not considered a non-driver.

Permit Cost

Student permits annual cost is $60 for “All Year” permits. “Fall Only” permits are $30. Replacement permits cost $10 each. Permits are not pro-rated, and are not refundable once they have been issued to the student. Charges will be placed on the student’s account immediately upon registration in the student’s self-service Banner account. All vehicle registration permits expire yearly on Aug. 31.

Visitors & Temporary Parking

Temporary parking permits, for periods of less than seven days and visitor parking permits are available at Transportation Services in the University Center. Recreational vehicles are not allowed to park on campus at any time.