General Motor Vehicle Parking Provisions
All students, faculty and staff may park their motor vehicles on campus free of charge. Parking on the NHTI campus is on a first come first serve basis. During peak usage it may be necessary to park a distance from your classroom or office. NHTI is designed as a walking campus and most walks are easily managed.
Parking on campus is restricted for the following locations:
Designated Reserved Parking Areas
- Visitor Parking Spaces
- Handicapped Parking Areas
- Dental Patient Parking Area in front of Little Hall
- The Child and Family Development Center
- Little Hall parking lot Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 4:00pm
- Grappone Hall rear parking lot Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 4:00pm
- Areas designated for Special Events (Marked with caution tape or orange traffic cones)
Any unauthorized vehicle parked in the above listed areas are subject to being ticketed, towed or booted at owner's expense.
All vehicles parked on campus, anytime, must have a current registration and inspection that are properly displayed. All vehicles parked on campus shall not present an environmental or safety hazard and be in operable condition at all times. Failure to maintain a vehicle in an operable condition will result in the owner being notified in writing by the Campus Safety Department that vehicle must be brought to an operational condition within 7 days of notification. Failure to do so may result in removal of the vehicle from campus at the expense of the vehicle owner.
Students, staff and faculty are required to have a NHTI issued parking permit displayed on the lower left corner of the vehicle's rear window. Motorcycles must display a parking permit on the left front fork near their inspection sticker.
Parking permits can be obtained through the Campus Safety Department between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Parking permits may also be obtained by applying for a parking permit online.
Reserved Parking Locations
Signs indicating a parking space is reserved has no time constraints and is reserved 24/7/365. Parking in these areas without prior consent may result in ticketing, booting or towing at the owner’s expense.
Guests visiting NHTI for tours, office visits, etc. may park in the visitor parking area outside Sweeney Hall without a valid permit. These spaces are intended for those individuals who wish to gather further information or attend the college. Faculty or staff found parked in this location will be subject to ticketing, booting or towing at the owner’s expense.
Reserved Visitor Parking Spaces
Reserved visitor parking spaces outside Little Hall are available through the President’s office by permit only. A permit will be provided upon your arrival for you to display in your vehicle for the duration of your visit. Failure to display the permit or a vehicle illegally parked in a visitor space may result in ticketing, booting or towing at the owner’s expense.
Overnight parking is allowed in D lot and along Fan Road only.
Commuter students, faculty, and staff are responsible for advising Campus Safety if they are planning to leave their vehicle on campus overnight. Vehicle keys must be left with Campus Safety in case the vehicle needs to be moved due to an emergency and/or snow removal.
Handicap parking is reserved for vehicles operated by handicapped persons. All vehicles parked in handicapped spots must display State issued handicapped license plates, decals or a temporary handicap tag issued by Health Services.
Faculty and staff wishing to apply for a temporary parking permit must first complete the request for reasonable accommodation form with Human Resources. After completion of this form notification will be sent to Health Services of the request. Health Services will per policy issue a temporary parking permit for a set period of time. Temporary handicap permits shall not be issued more than (3) three times consecutively. If there is a need for a prolonged permit the individual should seek to obtain a permanent placard through the State of NH.
Temporary Handicapped Tags
In the event of a temporary medical condition (i.e. due to surgery, broken bone, etc.) a temporary handicap parking permit may be obtained through the Director of Health Services. Documentation from your physician must be provided to the Director of Health Services. The Director of Health Services will then issue a temporary parking permit.
Any vehicle illegally parked in a handicapped parking space will be issued a ticket and may be towed or booted at the owner’s expense.
There are two concrete pads reserved for motorcycle parking on campus, one in the “C” Lot and one in the “A” Lot. Motorcycle parking is enforced from April 1 through October 31 of the year unless weather conditions dictate a need to expand this timeframe, this shall be done at the discretion of the Campus Safety Department.
Parking Guidelines for Residence Halls
Resident hall students are allowed to have only one vehicle parked on campus. Guests of resident hall students are allowed to park their vehicles overnight on campus in accordance to this parking policy.
Students are allowed to park their vehicle for up to 15 minutes by the Residence Hall entrances for the purpose of loading and unloading only. Any vehicle parked for more than 15 minutes is subject to being ticketed, towed, or booted at owner's expense.
Loading and unloading of vehicles at the residence halls is limited to:
- Strout Hall - East and West end doors.
- South Hall - front and East end doors.
- North Hall - all four entry ways.
All residents must remove their vehicle from campus when the residence halls are closed unless arrangements have been made with the Campus Safety Department prior to the closure.
Resident hall students at the direction of the Campus Safety Department will move their vehicles to designated areas for the purposes of snow removal. Timely notifications will be posted at the entrances of Resident Halls and announcements will be made via intercom by the Campus Safety Department and Residence Life staff. Failure to move for snow removal will result in ticketing or towing at owner's expense.
Only appropriate staff are allowed to park their vehicles overnight at any residence hall. All other vehicles will be ticketed, towed, or booted at owner’s expense.
Driving on Campus Guidelines
New Hampshire State Laws for parking and the operation of a motor vehicle are applicable to NHTI’s campus. Below are additional guidelines specific to the campus.
There are three speed limit zones on campus:
- Speed limit on all campus roadways and parking lots is 5 miles per hour unless otherwise posted.
- Speed limit on Institute Drive - is 20 mph.
- Speed limit on College Dr & Fan Road - is 15 mph.
Turnarounds on College Drive and at the South end of Fan Road may be used only for reversing direction.
No motorized vehicles are permitted on the walkway to and in the pedestrian tunnel, connecting the Fan Road turnaround to Ft. Eddy Road.
Parking on roadways that block the flow of traffic is prohibited.
Avoidance of a traffic device (cones, speed plateaus, etc.) by driving off of roadways, through parking lots or moving a traffic device is prohibited.
Failure to comply with the directions of a Campus Safety Officer directing traffic is prohibited.
Pedestrians in cross walks have the right of way. Vehicles will yield to pedestrians at all times.
At the request of a Campus Safety Officer motor vehicle operators on campus must produce a current vehicle registration, driver’s license and, if applicable, current insurance card.
Failure to comply with this traffic and parking policy may result in, but is not limited to the following: ticket, towing, fines, loss of driving or parking privileges on campus, etc.
At no point should vehicles be parked along the roadways or on the grass to watch a sporting event. Those vehicle operators that do so will be asked to move their vehicle or will be subject to ticketing, booting or towing at the owner’s expense. It shall be the home team’s responsibility to advise all attendees of the event NHTI’s parking policy.
Discovery Center Parking Lot
The Christa MacAuliffe Discovery Center parking lot is reserved for patrons attending the Discovery Center only and is marked so accordingly. The parking lot is patrolled by Discovery Center personnel who ticket and tow illegally parked vehicles at the owner’s expense. NHTI has no role in the enforcement of this parking lot.
Contacting Campus Safety
Questions regarding this policy or reporting of parking/motor vehicle violations may be directed to the NHTI Campus Safety Department at the following:
Emergency Line: (603) 224-3287
Office: (603) 230-4042