The Harding University Parking Office was established in 2005. The purpose of this office was to effectively manage the University’s parking resources in a way that benefits the entire campus community. The Parking Office also strives to balance the parking demands of faculty, staff, commuter students, residence students and visitors in fair and equitable manner. Unlike many universities, Harding has more available parking spaces on campus than registered vehicles. All questions regarding parking issues or citations should be directed to the Manager of Parking and Transportation Services.
In the fall of 2008, the Parking Services Office also assumed responsibility for the University’s fleet vehicles. “Transportation” was added to the official title, and the office is now known as the Parking and Transportation Office. Any campus department or organization wishing to utilize university transportation may make reservations through the Parking and Transportation Office.
Harding University permits all students to have and drive automobiles on campus and in the community under certain conditions and exceptions as cited below.
Vehicle Registration Website: harding.thepermitstore.com
All students enrolled at Harding University (full- or part-time; professional, graduate or undergraduate; living on- or off-campus) and their spouses must register their vehicles.
To contest a parking citation, an appeal must be submitted within 10 days of the citation issue date to the Traffic Appeals Committee at harding.thepermitstore.com. The Appeals Committee is composed of Harding University faculty and staff members. Committee members review each appeal and make their decision based on the information contained in the appeal as well as information from the citation itself. When there is a question about an appeal, members of the committee may consult with the Manager of Parking Services to find a resolution. The decision of the Traffic Appeals Committee is final.
While any citation may be appealed, certain types of appeals are less likely to be successful, such as:
The University reserves the right to remove by impounding any vehicle parked in such a way as to constitute a serious hazard or any vehicle that impedes vehicular or pedestrian traffic movement, the operation of emergency equipment, the making of essential repairs and services, or for other cogent reasons, such as failure to properly register the vehicle, excessive parking violations or abandoned vehicles. Owners of such vehicles will be required to pay all costs involved in removing, impounding or storing such vehicles.
Pay Citations either online or at the Business Office.
Fines will be turned over to the Business Office after 10 days with a $5 late fee and forfeit of appeal.
Fleet Vehicle Usage Requirements
Procedure for Fleet Vehicle Use
Vehicle Usage Fees
Transportation Request Form (Word)
Vehicle Travel Report (Word)
Driver Training (online)
Driver Questionnaire (PDF)
Driver Release Form (PDF)
Trip Calculator (Excel)
Bus Load Plans (PDF)
Van Load Plan (PDF)